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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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NY event honors of man forced into slavery in 1841

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- The life of a free-born black man who was abducted in New York and spent 12 years in slavery down South is being celebrated in the upstate community he called home.

The 15th annual Solomon Northup Day celebration is being held Saturday afternoon on the campus of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Organizers say more than 40 of Northup's descendants are expected to attend.
 
Northup was an accomplished fiddler in Saratoga in the early 1840s when he was lured into slavery by men offering him a job. He was taken to Louisiana, where he spent the next 12 years as a plantation slave. After he won his freedom, he wrote a book on his experiences, titled "12 Years A Slave."

A movie with the same title is scheduled for release in October.

AP-WF-07-20-13 0705GMT
 
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