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a.MKE: Pools, floods, demolition and actors 9.18.13

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Four swimming pools in Milwaukee County parks may be targeted for closure as part of County Executive Chris Abele's 2014 budget. The proposed plan would include reinvestment of savings for other amenities at those parks. The pools at Noyes and Pulaski parks need a combined $4.2 million in repairs.

As Colorado copes with the aftermath of deadly floods, the high waters rolled toward Nebraska early Wednesday, where anxious residents prepared for potential overflows. The runoff is rushing down the South Platte River, which runs south of Denver into Nebraska.

Gov Scott Walker announced yesterday a $2 million program to help Milwaukee eliminate blighted properties. Mayor Tom Barrett hopes to demolish at least 300 abandoned, unlivable properties next year with the help from this new program funded and operated by the state Department of Financial Institutions.

Actor R.J. Mittee, who plays Walter White, Jr on "Breaking Bad" will address students and members of the public on Thursday at 7p.m in Marquette University's Varsity Theater. Mitte's suffers from cerebral palsy and will address the role his disease has played in his life and career.