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

January 18, 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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

TWITTER BLOCKING LAWSUIT

MADISON, Wis. _ A federal judge says top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature violated the First Amendment when they blocked a liberal advocacy group from seeing their Twitter feeds. One Wisconsin Now filed a lawsuit in 2017 alleging Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, state Rep. John Nygren and then-Rep. Jesse Kremer had blocked the group, prevented it from commenting on their tweets. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-FLOOD ZONE LIBRARIES

ROCK SPRINGS, Wis. _ The book by Madison children’s author Kevin Henkes was apropos. Snow still clung to the trees here and plows in the village were cleaning up from a New Year’s Eve storm and a light dusting two days later, while some sidewalks still waited to be shoveled. “Winter is Here,” illustrated by Laura Dronzek, chronicles the changes that occur when the snow flies and the landscape is altered with a blanket of snow, icicles and frozen ponds. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1510 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-CROCHET PRODIGY

LA CROSSE, Wis. _ When the UPS man came knocking with a dolly piled high with packages, Jennifer Larson immediately knew they were for her youngest son. And that the boxes would be filled not with toys, or clothes, but yarn. Skein after skein of yarn. It’s not uncommon for 11-year-old Jonah to arrive home from school to balls of yarn and encouraging notes from around the world, sent by the thousands from fans who follow the young crochet prodigy on social media and drape their couches with his one-of-a-kind blankets. By Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1069 words, photo.

EXTRA

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POLICE-HOMELESS

MILWAUKEE _ On a grey cloudy morning in Milwaukee, a bright pink Barbie tent stuck out among the sea of tents below the north end of the 6th Street Bridge. It was a newer addition to the tent encampment on North 6th and West Clybourn streets that has been occupied by a group of Milwaukee’s homeless. By Carly Wolf of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 1,040 words.

IN BRIEF:

REST STOP SHOOTING, FATAL FIRE-MILWAUKEE, WINTER WEATHER, PIER PERMIT, PATROL SUPERINTENDENT, LAKE-ICE DEATH, CLERGY-SEX ABUSE-GREEN BAY

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