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

September 7, 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. Ivan Moreno 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-STOP HEROIN

KENOSHA, Wis. — Jimpat Schweinsberg formed an online group called Stop Heroin in Kenosha, and began reaching out to others in recovery, trying to build a network of people who could both bolster each other and offer help to addicts looking to stop taking heroin, and to addicts’ families looking for support. Five years later, the Stop Heroin in Kenosha group has about 2,000 members. The group recently held its third annual Stop Heroin picnic in Kenosha, offering free lunch, friendship and a chance to exchange stories. By Deneen Smith, Kenosha News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 443 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-COME AS YOU ARE CHURCH

MELLEN, Wis. — It started around 2010 with a small prayer group gathering once a week at the Legion Memorial Library in Mellen to pray for the community. Over time the group grew larger and began meeting for a weekly Sunday-night Bible study and meal together, at local parks over the summer months and inside of the Mountain Funeral Home in Mellen during the winter. Now, after many years of prayer and planning, The Rock Church in Mellen has its own home, its own pastor and a growing congregation of about 30 to 40 adults and children in a town of approximately 750 people. By Sara Chase, The Ashland Daily Press. SENT IN ADVANCE: 882 words, photo

EXTRA:

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BIKING THE SUN

MADISON, Wis. — On Jim Tinjum’s #bikethewind tour last year, he often saw the installations he visited for miles in advance — turbines towering gracefully in the distance. On his recent #bikethesun tour, covering about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) of the Upper Midwest, he often had to pedal around in search of his solar destinations. By Kari Lydersen of Energy News Network. SENT: 1,055 words.

BAYER-LAWSUITS

It’s been nearly three weeks since the merger between Bayer AG and Monsanto officially began its integration, about two months since the deal closed and nearly two years since the planned deal was announced. Despite that, newly appointed Bayer officials are vague on how they plan to handle the mountain of lawsuits inherited from Monsanto over pesticides such as glyphosate and dicamba. By Christopher Walljasper of Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 830 words.

IN BRIEF:

SENATE-WISCONSIN, REFINERY EXPLOSION-WISCONSIN, ANIMAL FIGHTING SEIZURE, KENOSHA HARBOR DROWNING

SPORTS:

GIANTS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The playoff-hopeful Brewers face a left-hander for the fourth straight game when Derek Holland (7-8) starts for the San Francisco Giants. Chase Anderson (9-7) goes for Milwaukee. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT.

QB RANKINGS

DENVER — Although Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles kept him from adding to his fistful of Super Bowl rings last winter, Tom Brady remains the best quarterback in the NFL, even at age 41. In the first of the weekly Associated Press position rankings for this season, Brady edged out Aaron Rodgers. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton.

NEW MEXICO-WISCONSIN

MILWAUKEE — New Mexico coach Bob Davie has been around college football long enough to understand the challenge that lies ahead for the Lobos. They beat FCS school Incarnate Word at home by 32 points last week in the season opener. They travel to No. 5 Wisconsin this week. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 775 words.

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