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AP-WI--Wisconsin News Digest, WI

October 6, 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. Dave Kolpack 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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AROUND THE STATE:

UNPAID MEDICAL BILLS

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin Hospital Association report shows that the state’s hospitals have seen an increase in unpaid medical bills that’s topped a billion dollars. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 150 Wisconsin hospitals had a total of $1.1 billion in uncompensated health care services in 2017, up 14 percent from 2016. The figure includes charity care and bad debt. SENT: 380 words.

EXCHANGE-BOYFRIEND’S HEROIN DEATH

WHITEWATER, Wis. —A Wisconsin woman is struggling to move forward a year after her boyfriend died of a heroin overdose. One year after Josh Syck was found in a portable toilet in the fetal position dead from a heroin overdose, Jessica Gault’s apartment still is filled with reminders of her boyfriend — drawings, photographs, hats from sports teams and superheroes he loved. By Jonah Beleckis, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2906 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-FLOODING-VILLAGE’S FUTURE

GAYS MILLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin village is questioning the future of low-lying areas after flooding. The record rains hit particularly hard north of Gays Mills, swelled the Kickapoo River and caused two dams to fail near Cashton and Westby. The water moved downstream flooding La Farge, Viola, Readstown, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills and Stueben. Damage is estimated in the millions of dollars and includes agricultural losses like crops, barns, machinery, fences and livestock. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1255 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

FOXCONN HIRING FAIRS

SPORTS:

NLDS-ROCKIES=GONZALEZ

MILWAUKEE — The thin mountain air in Denver might do wonders for the slumping Colorado Rockies. They’re going home again, down 2-0 in the NL Division Series to the Milwaukee Brewers. Game 3 is Sunday at Coors Field. If they don’t start hitting, it could be veteran Carlos Gonzalez’s last game with Colorado. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NLDS-BREWERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Everything is going the Milwaukee Brewers way. Christian Yelich is showing why he’s a leading NL MVP candidate and the bullpen is shutting down a high-powered Colorado offense. The Brewers lead 2-0 as the NL Division Series shifts to Coors Field, where the Rockies are hoping some familiar surroundings can jump-start their cool bats. If not, the Brewers have a chance to sweep the series Sunday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING 650 words, photos by 7:30 p.m. ET.

T25-NEBRASKA-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — No. 16 Wisconsin returns from a bye week to host winless Nebraska. The Badgers look to stay on track as the Big Ten West favorite. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:30 p.m. CT.

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