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Snow and Gusty Wind Today - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

A Nor'easter  is expected to impact the region today, but the impact around the Capital Region looks to be on the lighter side, as the storm takes a more Easterly track. Snowfall of varying intensity is expected through this afternoon and evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 15-20 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions at times through late tonight. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 2-6" are expected, with higher amounts across western New England.


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Channel 6 News - Search Results

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Medical marijuna supporters demand vote

ALBANY - Outside the Senate chamber and outside the governor's office, demonstrators chanted Wednesday, calling for a vote on Senate bill 4406D, a measure that would allow for the smoking of marijuana, in private, by people of age who suffer from certain illnesses.

Supporters include parents who brought their children to the capital to make their point, children whose seizures, they say, could cause their death. The use of marijuana, according to the parents, not only eases the seizures but also returns the children to a better quality of life.

During a new conference where he hailed agreement on a bill to curb heroin use, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wants to avoid "a public safety debacle", where passage of a law designed to help thousands of New Yorkers ends up opening a gate to the illicit use of pot.

For those gathered in the halls outside Cuomo's offices, legal medicinal marijuana cannot come soon enough. The governor told reporters he and legislative leaders are still working on reaching an agreement. He had no definite answer when asked whether they were going to reach one.

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