AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jeff Baenen is on the desk.
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DOCKLESS SCOOTER SCUFFLE
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee is suing a company whose business model of renting motorized scooters has ruffled public officials in two dozen American cities, who argue the scooters are unsafe and a nuisance because they’re left on sidewalks after riders are done with them. Milwaukee will ask a judge Friday to order California-based Bird Rides Inc. to stop operating in the city and pay $200 in fines for every scooter they rented since arriving in the city on June 27. By Ivan Moreno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
GOVERNOR WISCONSIN DEBATE
MILWAUKEE — Democratic candidates for governor are scheduled to debate Thursday, the highest profile gathering of the candidates to date and just a month before the primary. By Scott Bauer. Developing from 6 p.m. debate.
MADISON, Wis. — A communications company says a subcontractor was working “on site” before an explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter this week, but it wasn’t immediately clear if the subcontractor was responsible for breaking a gas main ahead of the blast. UPCOMING: 200-300 words by 3:30 p.m.
WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT
MADISON, Wis. — Lisa Neubauer, the chief judge on the state appeals court, announced Thursday she is running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a bid to replace retiring liberal Justice Shirley Abrahamson next year. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 490 words, photos.
MADISON, Wis. — High water levels on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan in recent years have been spelling trouble for some shoreline communities. The increase in lake levels has caused beaches to erode and threatened roads and properties near lakefronts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
LAWMAKER’S DAUGHTER-ARREST, WISCONSIN EXPLOSION-WATT, WISCONSIN-EXPLOSION-FIREFIGHTER, MICHIGAN PIPELINE-HEARING
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers begin a rare five-game series on Thursday. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
SUMMER LEAGUE RDP
LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The eight games Thursday include: Heat-Pelicans, Knicks-Celtics, Grizzlies-Thunder, 76ers-Suns, Spurs-Bucks, Clippers-Lakers, Jazz-Magic, Hawks-Trail Blazers. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. Games start at 4 EST.
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