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

August 21, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

WISCONSIN FLOODING

MADISON, Wis. — Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from would-be rescuers during flash flooding that forced evacuations around Wisconsin’s capital city and cut power to many homes. More than 11 inches of rain fell overnight in places in or around Madison, according to the National Weather Service. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 440 words, photos.

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WISCONSIN FLOODING-THE LATEST

GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — More than $7 million in advertising has flooded into the Wisconsin governor’s race in the week since Democrats chose their candidate to try to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November. The spending shows the race is living up to expectations that it will be one of the most expensive and hardest fought in the country, as Democrats try to knock off one of their top targets in an Upper Midwest state that was integral to President Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 650 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

EARNS-KOHL’S

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl’s breezed past profit and revenue expectations for the second quarter and raised its outlook for the year, only to be punished by investors before the opening bell Tuesday. SENT: 440 words, photos.

ONLINE DATE STRANGLED

KENOSHA, Wis. — A Kenosha man has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for killing a 17-year-old he met online. Kenosha News reports that 20-year-old Daniel Tate was sentenced Monday in the July 2017 strangling death of Olivia Mackay. Court testimony alleged that Tate arranged to meet Mackay for a date on July 23, 2017. But prosecutors argued that Tate arranged the meeting to steal her car. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING SWIMMER

SPORTS:

REDS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — Junior Guerra (6-8) takes the mound when the Milwaukee Brewers host Sal Romano (7-10) and the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of a three-game series. Upcoming: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT.

PACKERS CAMP

GREEN BAY, Wis. — With preseason winding down, time is running out for the players competing to back up Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Brett Hundley and DeShone Kizer hope to make statements in this week’s game at Oakland. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

WISCONSIN RECEIVERS

MADISON, Wis. — The suspension of Quintez Cephus, who was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, leaves Wisconsin without one of its top receivers for the foreseeable future. By Genaro C. Armas. 600 words, photos.

AP PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Heisman Trophy runner-up Bryce Love of Stanford and Outland Trophy winner Ed Oliver of Houston highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team. Chosen by AP poll voters, the team announced Tuesday also features West Virginia quarterback Will Grier and his teammate, receiver David Sills V. Clemson and Wisconsin led the way with three players on the first team. Alabama and Wisconsin each had a total of five players on the first and second teams combined. By Ralph Russo. SENT: 575 words, photos.

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