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

January 25, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE

BISMARCK, N.D. _ An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the worst may be yet to come. Cold weather advisories were in effect from North Dakota to Ohio, with dangerously cold wind chills that could dip to as low as 45 below zero in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota and to 35 below in parts of northern Illinois and Iowa. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

With:

WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST, WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-WISCONSIN

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-POLITICAL KIDS

APPLETON, Wis. _ Karen Park still remembers her parents’ political influence growing up. The daughter of two civil rights and peace activists who lived in Washington D.C. in the 1960s, Park was exposed to social movements and the political process early in life. It impacted her so much that she’s passed the same tradition down to her four children — two college students, one in middle school and one in high school. By Mica Soellner, Post-Crescent Media. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1185 words.

EXCHANGE-LEARNING TO READ

JANESVILLE, Wis. _ The moment children open their eyes, they begin learning what they’ll need for the third-grade reading test. Before their vision is completely focused, before they can grasp a rattle, and before they can sleep through the night, they are putting down the foundation crucial to their success as 8-year-old third-graders. And those third-grade reading scores mean everything, school officials say, because after third grade, students are not learning to read — they are reading to learn. By Catherine W. Idzerda, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2167 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PARKING RAMP DEATH, JANESVILLE HOMICIDE

SPORTS:

HORNETS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Charlotte Hornets, who have won four of five to take over first place in the Southeast Division, wrap up a three-game road trip against the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m. EST.

MARQUETTE-XAVIER

No. 10 Marquette (16-3, 7-0 Big East) puts its seven-game winning streak and its highest ranking in school history on the line when it plays at Xavier (10-8, 1-6). Tip-off 7 p.m.

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