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Major snowstorm heads east; winter storm warnings to start Tuesday night

Region could see around a foot of snow from latest storm to hit the eastern U.S.

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Fire damages Lansing home

Fire was first reported around 3 p.m.; six different departments responded to fire

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Congressional reps, candidates talk jobs, education following State of the Union

Reactions varied Tuesday on President Obama’s remarks on issues such as jobs, education, tax loopholes

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Study: Psychiatrists refusing to accept private insurance

More and more of America’s psychiatrists are refusing private insurance from patients, instead preferring cash.

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I-90 in Rochester closed in both directions

A more than 130-mile stretch of the Thruway in western New York has been closed in both directions because of blizzard conditions across the region.

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Astorino still considering NY gubernatorial run

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino says he has yet to decide whether to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo, even as he criticized the governor’s performance.

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Heavy snow, strong winds lead to blizzard conditions across New York

3 to 4 feet of snow could fall on parts of western, northern New York

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UPDATE: Crews back at work trying to break up ice jam

Some Ithaca streets still closed; city asking residents to avoid parking and driving in areas of Fall Creek

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Cuomo: Scandals in Albany could hurt Legislature

New York’s new legislative session will kick off under a lingering cloud of scandals involving lawmakers, prompting concern from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that people will lose faith in the state Legislature.

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Cuomo likes executive action on marijuana

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s comfortable with his plan to allow a limited number of hospitals to dispense marijuana for certain ailments, even as other states loosen marijuana laws more dramatically.

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State assembly candidates debate in Ithaca

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Herb Masser, a Republican, is looking to unseat Ithaca assemblywoman Barbara Lifton.

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NFL: Legal process will play role in punishments

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Punishment for players implicated in domestic violence will not be imposed upon arrest but at some point "farther down the process."

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Ebola czar starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive

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The Obama administration is ramping up its response to the potential spread of the virus.

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Canadian parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot

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A gunman shot a soldier and then entered the country's parliament buildings, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

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Oklahoma senator releases report on waste in government, cites Ithaca SWAT team funding

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Tom Coburn's report questions need for SWAT funding for Ithaca, citing crime rates in town