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Moderate to Heavy Snow @ Times to Continue Through the Evening

Narrow bands of moderate to heavy snow continue to evolve across the region in response to the storm developing to our south.  Expect periods of 1" to occasionally 2" per hour snowfall rates through 8-10pm with snowfall becoming lighter and more intermittent through the pre-dawn hours on Thursday. Poor to difficult travel conditions in low visibility and snow packed roads will persist well into the night.  Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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Schumer: Cops need money for bulletproof vests

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Sen. Charles Schumer wants Congress to help local police departments purchase bulletproof vests.

The New York Democrat tells reporters Wednesday that he's supporting a bill that would increase funding for a federal grant program that reimburses local departments for the cost of the vests, which can cost as much as $850 each.

Funding for the program has dropped even as demand for vests rises. The number of vests purchased under the program has dropped from more than 11,000 in 2010 to less than 3,000 last year.

The legislation would increase annual funding for vests by about $8 million, to $30 million.

Schumer says the Senate may vote on the bill next week.
 
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