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. Jim Nord is on the desk.
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AROUND THE STATE:
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes — a plan his successor opposes but may be powerless to stop. The two-term Republican and his team are working on several fronts to seal an agreement with Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge for replacing the underwater segment of its Line 5, which carries about 23 million gallons (87 million liters) of oil and natural gas liquids daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario, traversing large sections of northern Michigan. By John Flesher and David Eggert. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.
MADISION, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s marching band director is reaching the end of his 50-year career. Michael Leckrone directed his last home football game this month. There will be hockey games and basketball games and concert requests around the state. And in the spring, he will direct his final concert. By Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2196 words, photos.
STURGEON BAY, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman who fell 34 feet from a building is sharing her story nine years later. Nine years ago, Kayla Wilke of Sturgeon Bay was comatose in a hospital and her parents were struggling to understand that their vibrant, athletic daughter likely would never talk or walk. Wilke, now 29 years old, fell 34 feet from the roof of a Stevens Point building early in the morning Nov. 13, 2009. By Liz Welter, Door County Advocate. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1022 words, photos.
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CHRONIC WASTING’S SPREAD
MADISON, Wis. — Rapidly growing numbers of cases of chronic wasting disease are appearing on deer and elk farms and hunting ranches in Wisconsin at the same time the state has pulled back on rules and procedures designed to limit the spread of the fatal brain disease among its captive and wild deer. By Rich Kremer of Wisconsin Public Radio. SENT: 1,690 words.
ARENA CRASH, MILWAUKEE SHOOTING
Minnesota plays Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium.
The San Antonio Spurs visit the Milwaukee Bucks.
UW-Parkside plays Illinois-Chicago at UIC Pavilion.
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