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

September 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — The parents and widow of a Marine veteran who died at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center appear in a pair of television ads that debuted Thursday praising Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and calling attacks against her “shameful.” The spots are an attempt by Baldwin to counter one of the main criticisms of her lodged by Republican opponent Leah Vukmir and conservative groups. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 640 words, photos.

HOSPITAL-INFANT INJURIES-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — A former nurse accused of injuring several newborns at a Wisconsin hospital has been charged with child abuse. A criminal complaint filed in Dane County charges 43-year-old Christopher Kaphaem with 19 felonies, but doesn’t give insight on a possible motive. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Developing. Photos pursued.

AROUND THE STATE:

ISLE ROYALE WOLVES

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Officials have relocated two gray wolves from the mainland to Isle Royale National Park, kicking off a multi-year effort to restore the predator species on the Lake Superior island chain. The National Park Service says a 4-year-old female and a 5-year-old male were flown to the park Wednesday from the Grand Portage Indian Reservation in Minnesota. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

SCALDING DEATH-TODDLER, SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-SCHIMEL, KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN, MINING-MILWAUKEE, ROBBERY-CHASE-SHOOTING, WISCONSIN-SHOOTING

SPORTS:

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

The highest-scoring teams in the nation meet when No. 4 Ohio State visits No. 9 Penn State. The winner will gain the inside track in the Big Ten East race and put a big check mark on its College Football Playoff resume. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-PASSING GAME

The Big Ten has been home to some of the nation’s most accurate passes so far in 2018 — a small group that’s been full of surprises. Four of the 18 quarterbacks nationally who’ve completed at least 70 percent of their throws reside in the league, by far the best ratio in the county.

Also:

BILLS-PACKERS CAPSULE

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