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a.MKE: Parking regs, Thornton leaves, American closes and Asteroid passes 2.18.14

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The City of Milwaukee put its 4-inch rule into effect just after 8pm last night, leaving many residents scrambling for parking. You may get ticketed or even towed if you are parked in a restricted zone. To find parking regulations for a specific street, click here.

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton is leaving his position. Thornton held the job since 2010, and is expected to become the chief executive officer of Baltimore City Public Schools. It is unclear whether or not he will leave immediately or at the end of the current school year.

After 30 years of business, Madison-based American TV & Appliance will be calling it quits. The company's president cited the economy as the main culprit. They will start a closing sale on February 20th.

An asteroid with an estimated diameter of three football fields zoomed by Earth late last night, traveling 27,000 miles per hour. Although the asteroid was 2 million miles away, it was considered a close call by some. Around this time last year, a small asteroid plunged into the Earth's atmosphere and exploded over Russia, injuring 1,500 people.