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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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New York lawmakers target heroin resurgence

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State Senate Democrats have released a report on the rise of heroin and opioid use in New York, resulting in the introduction of new legislation.

Lawmakers on Tuesday were joined by family members who've lost loved ones to heroin in advocating for tougher penalties and increased insurance coverage.

The six bills would allow prosecutors to charge dealers with manslaughter if the opioids -- a class of drugs including heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone -- result in death; equip first responders with an overdose-reversal drug; require health insurance providers to cover rehab for 60 days and cover anti-addiction medication; create a public service announcement targeted at teenagers; and create a community rehabilitation program.

Republicans and five breakaway Democrats who control the Senate have also held hearings statewide on the issue.
   AP-WF-04-29-14 1904GMT
 
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