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

February 1, 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. Amy Forliti 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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CHICAGO _ As the polar vortex retreated, it left behind a human toll: At least 18 deaths in eight states and a spike in cold-weather injuries and related problems. Emergency rooms reported a spike in cases of frostbite, hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart problems. By Tammy Webber. UPCOMING: 750 words with photos by 5 p.m., photos, video.




MADISON, Wis. _ Foxconn Technology Group says that after its chairman spoke with President Donald Trump the Taiwanese company plans to proceed with plans to construct a plant in Wisconsin that will make screens that can be used for small electronic devices. The news Friday comes after a week of confusion about Foxconn’s plans in Wisconsin. The company had said last year that it was planning to build such a facility in Wisconsin, but comments by a Foxconn official this week that it was not building a factory in the state cast the future of the project in doubt. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 650 words.





KENOSHA, Wis. _ Ten days before the music died, rock ‘n’ roll was alive and well in Kenosha. Teen heartthrob Buddy Holly joined rising stars Dion and the Belmonts, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson for the second stop of the infamous Winter Dance Party tour on Jan. 24, 1959, at the Eagles Ballroom. More than 1,500 screaming teenagers squeezed into a packed ballroom to witness a performance that would soon become _ certainly far sooner than anyone envisioned _ a significant piece of music history. Just one month past her 13th birthday, Kenosha resident Pat Keating arrived hours early to assure a front-row spot at the stage. By Jeffrey Zampanti, Kenosha News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 762 words, photo.


WASHBURN, Wis. _ Hannah Stonehouse Hudson is sitting on a stool, hunched over a hole in the ice on Lake Superior near Washburn, Wisconsin. The ice here, about a half mile from shore, is 9 inches thick, a cool greenish color, and every so often, it shifts and moves, making wild noises. But it took her a while to get to this point _ to the point where she’s comfortable ice fishing here on the lake. By Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1014 words.


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MILWAUKEE _ While strolling through the rolling vistas that wind throughout Washington Park, one might encounter people kayaking on the lagoon, attending a nature class or viewing the abundant wildlife such as warblers nesting in tree groves during an early morning bird walk. A lesser-known aspect of the park is that it was designed in the late 1890s by renowned American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose parks have historic designations in cities around the nation, including Milwaukee’s Lake Park on Lake Michigan. By Analise Pruni of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 1,465 words.



ATLANTA _ Sam Shields is one of just four Los Angeles Rams who has played in the Super Bowl before. He finds the privilege much sweeter the second time around. In the big game against Pittsburgh eight years ago, Shields won a ring as an undrafted rookie defensive back making plays for Green Bay. He eventually became a Pro Bowl cornerback for the Packers before a fairly innocuous tackle in the 2016 season opener derailed his life. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 840 words, photos.


Maryland plays Wisconsin at Kohl Center.


Milwaukee plays Green Bay at Resch Center.


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