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Bitter Cold and Wind to Bring Dangerous Below Zero Wind Chills Through This Morning

Strong low pressure in the Gulf of Maine through today will continue to cause wind gusts locally from 30-35 mph through this afternoon.  The wind in combination with the bitterly cold air in place will drop wind chills to -15 to -25 degrees at times through this morning easing slightly to between -5 and -15 this afternoon as temperatures climb from morning lows near zero into the low to mid teens. Dress appropriately for the cold wearing layers, a hat and mittens and covering exposed skin surfaces to reduce the chance for frost bite which can develop in as little at 15-20 minutes on exposed skin surfaces.

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RAW VIDEO: Army Captain assaulted at WalMart

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

ALBANY - Albany police arrested a 47 year old Schenectady resident for assaulting a member of the U.S. Armed Forces while inside of a local department store on Thursday.
 
Police officers responded to Wal-Mart, located at 141 Washington Avenue Extension, for a report of fight. Upon arrival, the victim, a 43 year old United States Army Captain, stated he was assaulted by another man near the stores register after he began to yell derogatory statements towards him about the United States of America and his service to the country.

The suspect then struck the Army Captain several times in the face causing bruising to his face and a laceration over his eye. He was treated at the scene by Albany Fire Department personnel.
 
The suspect, Yiqiang Wu, 47, of Schenectady, was arrested at the scene and charged with assault as a hate crime
 
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court.

RAW VIDEO: Army Captain assaulted at WalMart


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