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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. Snow will become steadier from SE to NW this morning, with snowfall of varying intensity 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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Death penalty proposal due on marathon suspect

BOSTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have refused to say whether they've recommended the death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) as a deadline approaches for them to send their proposal to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Prosecutors from the office of Massachusetts' U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz have said in court they planned to send their recommendation to Holder by Oct. 31.

They would not reveal their recommendation as the Thursday deadline approached. A spokeswoman for Ortiz says the Department of Justice's death penalty process is strictly confidential.

Prosecutors have said they expect Holder -- who has the ultimate say -- to make his decision by the end of January.

The 20-year-old Tsarnaev is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the April 15 bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260.
 
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