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Friday, December 26, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 43.0° F  Mostly Cloudy
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Gas prices up, Sheryl Albers down

UP: Gas prices. After weeks of decline - at some Madison stations to less than $3 a gallon - the cost of gas skyrockets in a single day, to as much as $3.49. Some attribute the sudden jump to an international report warning of a global energy crisis; others cite a fire at a large Midwest refinery.

DOWN: Sheryl Albers. The Republican state rep from Reedsburg introduces a bill to prevent judges from ordering joint custody of pets during a divorce if neither party wants the animal. Instead, the animal could be sent to a shelter. Albers purportedly got stuck caring for a dog she didn't want when she married a man who was ordered to share custody of the animal after his divorce. The dog, 16-year-old Sammi, died in February.

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