Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is asking college students to turn up the pressure on Congress to make college more affordable. 

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds and scattered late day snow showers today.  Highs in the lower 20's.

Cloudy with scattered snow showers tonight. Lows 0 to 10 above.  Below zero in the Adirondacks and Green Mountains.

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and bitter cold tomorrow.  Early highs 0 to 10, then temperatures fall to zero or lower by late afternoon.  Wind chill values as low as -40.


Today marks the start of the NBA’s All-Star weekend. On Sunday at 8 p.m. the West sees the East in Toronto.

In the NBA, Oklahoma City beat New Orleans 121-95 and Milwaukee topped Washington 99-92.

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A report issued by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli shows sales-tax collections for 2015 dropped in 30 of New York’s 57 counties outside New York City. While two Hudson Valley counties fit this profile, one bucked the trend well beyond its neighbors.

Ulster County had the third highest increase in sales-tax collections outside New York City last year. Brian Butry is a spokesman for the state comptroller.

Vermont emergency officials are warning people to be prepared for what's expected to be the coldest weather of the season so far.

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In anticipation of the possible legalization of marijuana, Vermont police dogs are no longer trained to recognize the drug's smell.

There was a murder-suicide Thursday in Rockland County. Police say a husband shot his wife and then himself. Ramapo police say they received a 9-1-1 call shortly after 7 Thursday morning from a man who said he just shot his wife. Police arrived at the Village of Wesley Hills residence, where the couple lived alone, and heard two gunshots. They say 65-year-old John Lord was on the rear deck and had shot himself. They found his 63-year-old wife Irene dead in the bedroom. Police say both had gunshot wounds to the head. Police say the .38 caliber revolver used was registered to Irene Lord.

  Cheap gas prices are making consumers happy at the pump, but not everyone is benefiting from the lower prices. New York’s counties, who impose a sales tax on gasoline, have lost over $200 million dollars in revenues.

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It’s as far north as you can get in New York, and it will soon be under new leadership.

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Additional testing has turned up higher levels of radioactive tritium in groundwater than what was reported last week at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Plant officials say this is to be expected and stress there is no risk to public health and safety.