Morning Newswatch

The SNAP challenge
The SNAP challenge

President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier Natasha Thompson is on day 2 of trying to eat on $4.50 a day.

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AMBER alert issued for 5-year-old abducted in Albany County

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Two suspects wearing all black and ski masks forced entry into a home and abducted the child.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

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In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Police: Dryden man threatened woman with knife, gun

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State police have charged David E. Cornell, 41, with menacing.

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Wineries “ecstatic” over casino announcement in Finger Lakes

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Executive Director of Cayuga Lake Wine Trail says partnership between new casino, wine trail is "just like a marriage"

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New York AG wants big stores to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns

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Eric Schneiderman has written to K-Mart, Sears, Amazon, Walmart