Lost Pet? There Are Ways You Can Help

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When a pet goes missing, one of the first things to do is contact the Newtown Animal Control Center to notify an officer and give a description of the pet. Newtown’s Animal Control Officers, including newest member Emily Whittaker, who is pictured holding smiling dog JoJo outside the shelter on July 17, are experienced in rescuing animals safely. JoJo is a 13-year-old male Pomeranian mix who is currently up for adoption. —Bee Photo, Silber

Heat Kills: Save The Lives Of Pets Left In Hot Cars

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Newtown Animal Control Officer Carolee Mason holds a “Heat Kills” sign outside the animal shelter in August 2016 to spread awareness about the deadly effects of leaving pets unattended in hot vehicles in the summer. The sign also reads “If you love ‘em, don’t leave em’ in parked vehicles.” Signs are available at the Newtown Animal Control Center, 3 Old Farm Road. —Bee file photo

Truck Fire Closes I-84 East

A truck fire on I-84 East just prior to Exit 10 closed the interstate around 7:45 am Thursday, July 18. No injuries were reported.  —Bee Photo, Hicks

Officials Urge Caution Ahead Of Impending Heat Wave

The first heat wave of the year is going to bring temperatures well into the 90s across Connecticut. Regions to the west will be dealing with even higher temperatures today, and that's just the start of the uncomfortable weather expected to remain over the area until the weekend. —National Weather Service graphic

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