Friday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 --- 7:10 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Health officials in Milwaukee have issued an alert after a taxi driver was diagnosed with rubella, which is also called German measles. They want to get in touch with anyone who took a taxi with American United between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. from April 13th to 21st. They're most concerned about pregnant women because the illness could threaten an unborn child.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- If the weather permits, planes will resume spraying for gypsy moths next week across five counties in southern Wisconsin. Planes will spray insecticide in Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette and Vernon counties.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin officials are again warning people not to dump their used computers and televisions in roadside ditches and farm fields. DNR officials say they're seeing more electronic waste being dumped in the wild. The state has more than 400 collection sites through its E-Cycle program.

MONROE, Wis. (AP) -- People will be able to sample dozens of the world's top cheeses tonight at a charity event in Monroe. Many of the cheeses available for sampling were entered in this year's World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison. Proceeds from tonight's event will fund religious, educational and nonprofit groups in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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