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Widespread Frost Possible Tonight

Between midnight tonight through 8AM Saturday morning, temperatures will be dropping as low as the upper 20s in the Adirondacks, Western Catskills and colder areas in Vermont. Low temperatures elsewhere likely ranging from the low to upper 30s. Delicate plants could be damaged by the freezing temperatures.

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August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
Making headlines on this day in 1970, a practice that's pretty rare now that was common back in the 70's: hitchhiking!

Exit 24 on the thruway was a popular spot.

Our cameras caught up with one young man who was trying to get a ride to New York City.

State police said hitchhiking was against the law, but there wasn't the manpower, judges or jails to handle the problem.August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems


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