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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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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

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A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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Former NYC Councilman convicted of bribery

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The U.S. attorney's office says former New York City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery charges.

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NY commits $27M to grow wood heat industry

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Governor Cuomo has launched a $27 million initiative to build the market for high-efficiency wood heating systems in New York.

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IFD equipped with anti-overdose drug

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As New York State continues to battle the problem of heroin and opioid abuse, local emergency responders have a tool to combat the issue.

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DEC warns of toxic giant hogweed

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If you come across a plant that's as tall as a house and topped with umbrella-shaped white flower clusters, don't touch it. It might be giant hogweed, which can cause blistering and blindness.