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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

September 24, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans go to News Editor Doug Glass at 612-332-2727 or dglass@ap.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir came out strongly in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, accusing Democrats of “last-minute character assassination.” By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

PARALYSIS TREATMENT

WASHINGTON — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday. But during one physical therapy session at the Mayo Clinic, 29-year-old Jered Chinnock, of Tomah, Wisconsin, moved back and forth enough to cover about the length of a football field. By Lauran Neergaard. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

AROUND THE STATE:

WISCONSIN SHOOTING

MADISON, Wis. — A former co-worker says a gunman who opened fire at a Wisconsin software company was quiet and never smiled. SENT: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

WISCONSIN ELECTION SECURITY, SEALED RECORDS, TWO KILLED-BARRON COUNTY, ICE ARRESTS, WEST ALLIS HOMICIDE, CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE

SPORTS:

BREWERS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS — Milwaukee plays St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

PACKERS-DEFENSE

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The good news for the Packers’ defense so far is that they’ve had three halves of solid football. Green Bay is still looking for its first complete game. Upcoming: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

MEDIA DAY-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE — The Bucks open a new arena this year amid stepped-up expectations, with the Eastern Conference race wide open following the departure of LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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