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Bitter Cold and Wind to Bring Dangerous Below Zero Wind Chills Tonight

Low pressure will rapidly intensify in the Guld of Maine tonight causing the wind to increase from the west-northwest in gusts from 35-40 mph driving a bitterly cold air mass into the region.  Temperatures will plunge to near or below zero with wind chills later tonight through Saturday morning dropping to a range of -15 to -25 at times.  Dress appropriately for the cold wearing layers, a hat and gloves and covering exposed skin surfaces to reduce the chance for frost bite which can set develop in as little at 15-20 minutes on exposed skin surfaces. Pets should be brought in - if you're cold they are too.

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You Paid For It: Prison Renovations

Updated: Tuesday, May 13 2014, 01:02 AM EDT
When we told you earlier this year about $2.79 million of rehab work being done at the Mount McGregor Correctional Facility, even though the State is about to shut it down, it turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. It turns out the same thing has happened at other state prisons in the recent past. Case in point, Oneida Correctional Facility, a victim of budget cuts a few years back..

Oneida Correctional was closed in 2011, and just like Mount McGregor, it underwent a pricey rehab before the shutdown. Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney represents part of Central New York, and says a private company would never do business that way.
In checking OGS records, we found $7.7 million in renovation work done before the closure. State officials did not want to comment for our story.You Paid For It: Prison Renovations


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