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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, Jan. 17

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    • Two storms are set to move through the tri-state late this week into the weekend, both bringing a chance for snow, rain or a combination

    • Enes Kanter is speaking out against the president in his native Turkey, despite prosecutors' attempts to seek an arrest warrant against him

    • Subway riders are getting an ear blast from the past — NYC Transit is reinstalling the emergency exit door sirens in select stations

    Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 

    Happy Thursday! Today will be mainly dry, but a brief snow shower will push in overnight. Highs will be in the 30s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. 2 Winter Storms Coming to Tri-State Ahead of Arctic Blast

    Two storms are set to move through the tri-state late this week into the weekend, both bringing a chance for snow, rain or a combination, though the latest models indicate the latter system will bring less of the white stuff, Storm Team 4 says.

    The first storm moves in Thursday night into Friday morning.

    The current forecast calls for light snow for most of the tri-state overnight, with around an inch possible in and around the city and 3 inches of north and west of the city.

    Read more here.

    2. Knicks Player Doubles Down: Erdogan 'Very Bad Guy'

    New York Knicks player Enes Kanter is defiantly speaking out against the president in his native Turkey, despite Turkish prosecutors' attempts to seek an international arrest warrant against him.

    "Leave the innocent people alone," he said in a message to the Turkish government during an interview with News 4 New York. "It doesn't matter what you do, I will continue to talk about this. This is way bigger than everything. This is way bigger than me."

    Turkish prosecutors are accusing Kanter of membership in a terror organization.

    Read more here.

    3. Emergency Exit Door Alarms Returning to Some Subway Stations

    Subway riders are getting an ear blast from the past — NYC Transit is reinstalling the emergency exit door sirens in select stations.

    The alarm sound is one New Yorkers haven't heard for years since the alarms went silent to make life underground quieter, but they are now back as a deterrent.

    The MTA says the NYPD made the request after a spike in farebeating — a problem the MTA says cost the cash-strapped agency a lot of money.

    Read more here.

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