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

October 2, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and his running mate, Mandela Barnes, livestreamed their 45-minute drive between Appleton and Green Bay on Tuesday as part of a campaign gimmick to mock Republican Gov. Scott Walker for taking the state airplane for the same trip last month. With Evers behind the wheel and Barnes in the passenger seat, they jokingly referred to the event broadcast on their campaign’s Facebook page as the “Tony and Mandela Show.” By Scott Bauer. SENT: 550 words. AP Photos planned.

KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Legislature plans to return the week after the November election for a lame duck session to vote on a $100 million tax incentive bill that would keep paper products maker Kimberly-Clark from shuttering a plant that employs about 500 people. The company wanted the Legislature to pass the proposal by the end of September, but said Tuesday it will wait until after lawmakers meet before deciding what to do about the Fox Crossing plant. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 610 words.

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KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

DOG LICK AMPUTATION

MILWAUKEE —A Wisconsin man who lost part of his forearms and legs after contracting a rare blood infection from dog saliva is being praised by his doctor for his determination to walk again with prosthetics. And the man, Greg Manteufel, says the experience hasn’t changed how he feels about dogs. By Ivan Moreno. UPCOMING: 400 words from 11 a.m. news conference. AP Photos.

FAST FOOD WORKERS-PROTEST

DETROIT — Several people were injured before dawn Tuesday when a pickup truck collided with a group of protesters calling for higher pay and the right to form unions in Michigan, in what police said appeared to be an accident. The protests are part of an effort to elect pro-union candidates in the November general election. Walkouts are planned in Milwaukee on Wednesday and Chicago on Thursday. By Corey Williams. SENT: 425 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

YOUTH PRISON INVESTIGATION, WASTING DISEASE, STUDENT TESTING-WISCONSIN, BABY DEATH, DEPUTY-CHILD ASSAULT CHARGES

SPORTS:

POST SEASON-A to Z

Before things get wild, the MLB postseason A to Z. Developing.

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BREWERS-FANS

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