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Tuesday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Tuesday, February 9, 2010 --- 3:20 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Southeast and east-central Wisconsin are under a winter storm warning through tonight. The slow-moving storm is expected to dump up to 11 inches of snow along Lake Michigan by tomorrow. The forecast calls for about 5 to 8 inches farther inland.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Governor Jim Doyle says he's disappointed federal officials won't close Chicago-area locks and gates to stop Asian carp from spreading into the Great Lakes and potentially threatening the fishing industry. He and other governors met yesterday to discuss concerns with federal environmental officials.

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) -- Police in Kenosha County say no one was injured when about two dozen Union Pacific freight cars derailed. It happened yesterday in Pleasant Prairie. A Union Pacific spokesman says most of the cars were empty. Two had wheat, one had plywood and one had potting soil.

Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt wants his city to have the old wooden roller coaster Elvis Presley loved to ride. The Zippin Pippin is being dismantled in Tennessee, and Schmitt says he'll recommend the city try to acquire it for Beach Bay Amusement Park.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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