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More security planned for 2014 Wisconsin State Fair

WEST ALLIS, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin State Fair opens Thursday -- and folks will see a lot more security in and around the West Allis complex.

Fair Police Chief James Bruno said about 100 support staffers have received extra training to patrol the grounds, secure buildings, and control traffic. That's in addition to 100 full-fledged police officers at State Fair Park.

Bruno also says about 40 security cameras have been added, bringing the total to 185 locations where people will be monitored.

West Allis and Milwaukee Police also plan to have portable cameras patrolling streets and neighborhoods outside the grounds. Bags will again be checked, and teens without adults will not be admitted after 5 p.m.

That last policy came 3 years ago, after groups of teens terrorized fair-goers and had fights on the midway during the fair's opening night.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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