a friend of mine recently got a dui, when she googled her name a local news company made a report about her. is this legal? she called the campany and they had it removed, but i would still like to know if it is legal to do.

Yes. Police reports and arrest records are a matter of public information. The Police department has a legal obligation to make this information public, and once its a matter of public record, anybody can re-print it.