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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Milwaukee boy injured in car accident

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MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police say an eight-year-old boy was struck by a car yesterday afternoon.

Police say the incident happened near the intersection of 35th and North Avenue, just northeast of Washington Park. According to reports, the boy ran in front of the car, but police are still treating it as an accident, saying the driver is cooperating. The boy was hospitalized and in expected to recover.

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A southeastern Wisconsin town and a pipeline company has reached an agreement on the cost to investigate the town’s well. Illinois-based West Shore Pipe Line Company will reimburse the Village of Jackson over $21,000 to investigate the benzene contaminated well in 2013, just ten months after a pipeline ruptured and spilled over 54,000 gallons of gasoline in Washington County. The well was out of commission until water samples gave the all clear in December of last year. The pipeline company insists the short-term contamination was not linked to the spill.

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Over 2,600 cheese and butter entries will churn for the top prize of “World Champion”. Madison is the host city for this year’s World Championship Cheese Contest, beginning this Tuesday. Organizers say the two-day event is held once every two years, with cheese from the Netherlands and Switzerland taking the top prize the past five events. According to a study, cheddar and mozzarella are two of the most popular cheeses in the U.S.

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