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Keep cats & dogs indoors, if possible
10:03 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Pets at risk in cold temperatures

Credit (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

The Connecticut Humane Society is warning pet owners to keep dogs and cats indoors in these frigid temperatures.

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Home heating = less natural gas for electricity
9:47 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Cold snap leads to spike in natural gas prices and increased fossil fuels for electricity

Frigid cold temperatures this week  means a lot of folks are cranking  up the thermostats in their homes. And it turns out one result of that has been a spike in the cost of natural gas, and an increase in the amount of oil and oil used for electricity generation. Jan Ellen Spiegel of the Connecticut Mirror explained what’s happening to WSHU’s Mark Herz.

Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror here.

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Cuomo set to deliver state of the state
6:23 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to deliver State of State: few surprises expected

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his annual State of the State speech on Wednesday. The governor has already introduced some of his key agenda items, but there are still some surprises left.     

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Jobs
4:04 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Conn., NY continue to lag behind nation in job growth

Connecticut and New York will lag behind western states in job growth in 2014. That’s according to a report by the Pew Center for Charitable Trusts published today. Connecticut does fare the best overall of the New England states, however.

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Malloy appoints Schriro
9:41 am
Tue January 7, 2014

NYC's top prison official named Conn. public safety commissioner

This photo released by the Connecticut governor's office shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, after introducing Dora Schriro as the new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut Office of Governor

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Monday that Dora Schriro will take over for Reuben Bradford, who's retiring effective February 1st after three years as the state's public safety commissioner.

Schriro has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction since September of 2009, and previously served as a special adviser to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on immigration and customs enforcement.

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