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

November 15, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR

MADISON, Wis. — Republican legislative leaders looking to limit power of incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers meet privately with Gov. Scott Walker to discuss their ideas, emerge hopeful. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

ABUSIVE MOM-KILLING

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Defense attorneys for a Wisconsin man on trial in the 2015 death of his online girlfriend’s mother don’t deny that he killed the Missouri woman. Instead, they have argued at his trial this week in southwest Missouri that Nicholas Godejohn was manipulated to commit the crime by Clauddine “Dee Dee” Blanchard’s daughter, Gypsy Blanchard, who they say was trying to get away from a mother who forced her for years to undergo unnecessary medical tests and to use a wheelchair even though she could walk. SENT: 470 words.

DEER HUNT-CONSERVATION FUNDING

MADISON, Wis. — A new report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum says the number of deer hunting licenses sold in Wisconsin has dropped, raising concerns about funding for the state’s conservation efforts. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources show that the state sold about 824,500 deer licenses in 2017, about 50,400 fewer than 1999. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

With:

DEER HUNT

IN BRIEF:

TWO DEAD-CHILD MISSING, NEGLECTED HORSES

SPORTS:

PACKERS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks look to avoid their first three-game losing streak since 2011 facing Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night in a matchup with playoff implications. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game at 8:20 p.m. EST.

BUCKS-BIG SHOT BROOKS

MILWAUKEE — Talk about being the center of attention: Milwaukee Bucks big man Brook Lopez is making opponents think twice about how to guard the 7-footer. In just three years, Lopez has gone from being a novice at the arc to shooting 40 percent and draining a career-best eight 3s against Denver. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 650 words, photos.

MVPs

NEW YORK — Boston’s Mookie Betts is the leading contender for the AL Most Valuable Player Award and Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich is the favorite for the NL honor. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos from announcements at 6:18 p.m. (NL) and 6:48 p.m. (AL).

BIG TEN-TOP FRESHMEN

MINNEAPOLIS — Freshmen make up over half of Minnesota’s roster, a teenage wave that has predictably ebbed more than it’s flowed this season. But the Gophers have clearly found some first-year standouts, and they’re sure not the only team in the Big Ten to do so. Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez and Purdue’s Rondale Moore lead the list of the conference’s top rookies. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 6 p.m. EST.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they’re still in line to play for the Big Ten championship if they take care of business at Maryland and win “The Game” against Michigan for the seventh straight year. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 525 words, photos.

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