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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind, USS George Washington, MPD Merit Awards, Coke expands plant and Water Utility scam 11.14.13

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The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington arrived in the Philippines Thursday morning, bringing much needed aid. The Navy plans on using their 21 helicopters to carry supplies to hard-to-reach areas destroyed by the typhoon.

The Milwaukee Police Department held their annual Merit Awards yesterday. Dozens of officers were honored during the ceremony Wednesday night, including two who delivered a baby in the back of a car in June.

The Coca-Cola Co is investing $30 million into its bottling and distribution facility on the northwest side of Milwaukee. Building a new bottling line for its Smartwater will create in 16 new full-time jobs. Construction should be finished by April 2014.

The City of Milwaukee has issued a warning to let the public know about a new Utility scam. People claiming to work for the water utility company are going door-to-door offering to replace meters for $50.  The city reminds you to never let people into your house you don't know and that legitimate water utility employees always carry around proper identification. 

THREE OF A KIND - LOUISVILLE, KY

1. Founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, it is named after King Louis XVI of France.

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2. The Icehawks, The Riverfrogs, The Colonels, The Cardinals

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3. The First Kentucky Derby was held in this city on May 17, 1875.

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