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Local News Briefs Wednesday 10-15-14


Johnson on Ebola


(WRN) Senator Ron Johnson says more needs to be done to prevent spread of the Ebola Virus. The Wisconsin Republican believes stopping flights from West Africa would not completely prevent someone from bringing in Ebola into the U-S.  Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. Screenings began at New York's Kennedy International Airport Saturday. 


Book Fair Today


A book fair at the Fond du Lac City-County Government Center today will benefit the Fond du Lac Area United Way. Books will be 30 to 70 percent off during the Books Are Fun Book & Gift Fair. United Way Executive Director Tina Potter says reading and learning are important especially for young children. Hour for the book fair are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held in the first floor lobby.

Deer vs. Car


(WRN) The time of year when car-deer crashes spike.Dave Pabst heads the Bureau of Traffic Safety for the state DOT. Last year, there were more than 18-thousand car-deer crashes in Wisconsin. Waukesha County had the most, followed by Dane and Shawano Counties. And they can be deadly...there were eight fatalities from collisions with deer last year, six involving motorcycles.


Rustic Roads


(WRN) This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Rustic Roads program which recognizes Wisconsin's scenic state and county roads. Scenic Byways and Rustic Roads Coordinator Jane Carrola says Wisconsin's Rustic Roads program captures some of the best scenery nature has to offer. DOT officials are asking for your best photos from the rustic roads to commemorate the anniversary. The contest runs through the end of the year, and you can get more info on how to enter online.   Click here for more info

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