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

January 7, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR

MADISON, Wis. _ Democrat Tony Evers is set to take the oath of office and replace Gov. Scott Walker during a noon ceremony Monday at the state Capitol, ending eight years of Republican dominance in Wisconsin. While Republicans will maintain control of the Legislature, having Evers in place will give Democrats the power to block GOP bills and force either compromise or gridlock. It marks the first time since 2006, when Democrat Jim Doyle was governor, that the entire Legislature is controlled by the governor’s opposition. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 450 words, photos. Developing.

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WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-THE LATEST

WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-WALKER

MADISON, Wis. _ Scott Walker didn’t want to go out like this. The once-rising Republican star who made his name kneecapping public sector unions as governor of Wisconsin left office in defeat Monday. He was narrowly beaten by Democrat Tony Evers, the state education superintendent who marched with teachers in protest of Walker’s policies. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-QUOTES, WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-TIMELINE

AROUND THE STATE:

GIRLS STABBING PLOT

WAUKESHA, Wis. _ One of two Wisconsin girls who pleaded guilty to stabbing a classmate 19 times and leaving her for dead to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man is appealing her case. The Journal Sentinel reports that an attorney for Morgan Geyser recently filed a court brief arguing that Geyser shouldn’t have been prosecuted as an adult because the girl believed Slender Man would kill her family if she didn’t stab her sixth-grade classmate. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 315 words.

IN BRIEF:

WIFE KILLED

SPORTS:

JAZZ-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Milwaukee Bucks close a six-game home stand against the Utah Jazz. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

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