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

April 4, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN LAME-DUCK LAWSUIT

MADISON, Wis. _ Two University of Wisconsin System regents whom Democratic Gov. Tony Evers fired last month following a court ruling returned to work Thursday, openly defying the governor and brushing aside arguments that he had legally stripped them of their jobs. Regents Scott Beightol and Torrey Tiedeman were among 82 of former Gov. Scott Walker’s appointees that Republican state senators confirmed during a contentious December lame-duck session before Evers took office. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 390 words.

With:

WISCONSIN LAME-DUCK LAWSUIT, UW PRESIDENT-SALARY

WISCONSIN BUDGET

MADISON, Wis. _ Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposals for the state prison system, natural resources and workforce development were to be dissected by Republican lawmakers who control the Legislature’s budget committee. The agencies were on tap Thursday for the second of two days of agency briefings. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 595 words. Developing.

WISCONSIN BUDGET-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

MISSING CHILD-INVESTIGATION

SHARONVILLE, Ohio _ Authorities are trying to confirm a teen’s story that he is an Illinois boy missing since 2011. The 14-year-old boy who said he escaped from two kidnappers in Ohio and fled across a bridge to Kentucky told authorities he is an Illinois boy who went missing nearly eight years ago. Police in suburban Cincinnati’s Sharonville wrote in a short incident report that the teen said Wednesday morning that he had “just escaped from two kidnappers” he described as white men with bodybuilder-type physiques. They were in Ford SUV with Wisconsin license plates and had been staying at a Red Roof Inn. Developing.

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SEPT 11 MEMORIAL REMOVED

SPORTS:

BUCKS-76ERS

The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Philadelphia 76ers. By Aaron Bracy.

NBA PLAYOFF PICTURE

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Milwaukee is on the verge of clinching the NBA’s best record, which would lock the Bucks into the No. 1 spot. Toronto would then be No. 2 in the East, and Philadelphia has the edge over Boston and Indiana for the No. 3 seed. The Celtics and Pacers play on Friday, with the winner of that game taking a huge step toward the No. 4 seed and home-court in the first round. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 780 words, photos.

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PACKERS-NELSON

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