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

October 12, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin attorney general candidates Brad Schimel and Josh Kaul were set to debate in Madison on Friday. By Todd Richmond. UPCOMING: 500 words.

NLCS-YELICH-SERBIAN SUPPORT

MILWAUKEE — When Brewers slugger Christian Yelich takes the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he’ll have one group of Milwaukee fans rooting especially loud for his success: Serbian-Americans. The 26-year-old MVP candidate’s banner year has earned him plenty of new fans, including Serbians who are just now becoming aware of his heritage. Yelich’s paternal grandfather was Serbian. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 620 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-FAMILY ORCHARD

CHIPPEWAY FALLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin orchard is celebrating its 160th anniversary. This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Connell Family Orchard in Chippewa Falls. The orchard offers 30 varieties of apples and apple flavored treats such as pies, cookies, dumplings, turnovers, doughnuts and more. Connell’s also offers wagon rides and Halloween themed attractions. By Parker Reed, Chippewa Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 626 words. Photos requested.

EXCHANGE-KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman has received a kidney from a man she met in a coffee shop 17 years ago. When Nicole Braatz met Paul Osterholm in 2001, she had no idea that more than 15 years later, he would be saving her life through a kidney donation. Not wanting to wait years for a deceased donor, the Braatz family took to social media to get the word out, writing a letter about her story and posting it on Facebook. One of those who saw the post was Osterholm’s wife who went to school with Braatz’ sisters. By Sarah Razner, Fond du Lac Reporter. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1755 words, photos.

EXTRA:

Additional stories from members of Institute for Nonprofit News are distributed by AP. For on-air requests, email amplify@inn.org.

FIRST STAGE ALUM

MILWAUKEE — Growing up in Milwaukee with modest means, actor Jeremy Tardy said sometimes his family was so broke they could not pay the electricity bill. Because of this, First Stage, the second-largest theater company in Milwaukee, became a place of solace for Tardy, now 27, during his teen years. He called First Stage a safe haven, where he could often escape from reality. By Sarah Lipo of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 625 words.

IN BRIEF:

BREWERS-FREE BEER, ATV FATALITY, FATAL FIRE-TODDLER

SPORTS:

NLCS

MILWAUKEE — Ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the opener of the NLCS as the Los Angeles Dodgers try to end the Brewers’ 11-game winning streak. Lefty Gio Gonzalez goes for Milwaukee. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT

NLCA-ROSTERS

MILWAUKEE — Reliever Xavier Cedeno is joining the Milwaukee Brewers’ 25-man roster for the NL Championship Series, giving the strong bullpen another left-handed arm against the Dodgers’ power-packed lineup. The Brewers made room for Cedeno by dropping slick-fielding outfielder Keon Broxton off the NLCS roster that was set before Game 1. SENT: 260 words.

PACKERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Mason Crosby is determined to rebound against the 49ers after veteran kicker’s terrible game last week, when he missed four field-goal attempts. Upcoming: 500 words by 6 p.m. CT.

TIMBERWOLVES-BUTLER

MILWAUKEE — No Jimmy Butler in Milwaukee at Timberwolves shootaround. The rest of the team was trying to focus on their next preseason game, not the disgruntled star. Upcoming: 400 words.

PRESEASON RDP

The NBA preseason continues Friday night with 11 games, including: — Spurs-Magic, 7 p.m.; Guangzhou Long-Lions-Wizards, 7 p.m.; Hornets-Mavericks, 7 p.m.; Nets-Knicks, 7:30 p.m.; Hawks-Heat, 8 p.m.; Nuggets-Bulls, 8 p.m.; Pistons-Cavaliers, 8 p.m. — East Lansing, Mich; Rockets-Grizzlies, 8 p.m.; Timberwolves-Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m.; Kings-Trail Blazers, 10 p.m.; Lakers-Golden-Warriors, 10:30 p.m. — San Jose, Calif. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games start at 7 p.m.

WISCONSIN-MICHIGAN PREVIEW

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 12 Michigan hosts No. 15 Wisconsin, seeking its first win over a ranked team in two years and to end the Badgers’ 17-game Big Ten winning streak. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 a.m. ET.

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