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

September 21, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

WISCONSIN-SHOOTING

MIDDLETON, Wis. — The suspect in a Wisconsin workplace shooting that wounded four people had his concealed-carry permit revoked and was unable to legally purchase a firearm, police said Friday. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said the gunman, 43-year-old Anthony Tong, had no criminal history but did have “contact” with police in South Dakota in 2004 that involved a mental health issue. Foulke didn’t give details of the South Dakota incident. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 450 words, photos.

WISCONSIN-SHOOTING-THE LATEST

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-NAZIS

MADISON, Wis. — The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Wisconsin is suggesting that President Donald Trump’s administration wants to create a “superior race,” a comment that’s drawing the ire of Republicans. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-CONGREGATION REBUILDS

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Two years earlier, David Huber stood watching Plymouth United Church of Christ, where he loved to lead worship services, burn to the ground after a lightning strike sparked a fire there. During the initial months after the fire, Huber did his best to get Plymouth’s members through the loss of their church. Last month work on the new church was complete and the congregation returned to a new space at their old home. By Julian Emerson, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 883 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. — The wind speaks when it blows across the ridge through clusters of wind chimes inscribed with 1,244 names of those from Wisconsin who died or are missing in action in the Vietnam War. The Highground Veterans Memorial Park dedicated in 1988 is meant not to celebrate war but honor those who served and pay tribute to the men and women lost in battles ranging from World War I through Afghanistan. On Saturday, between 3,000 and 5,000 people are expected to mark the park’s 30th anniversary. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1606 words, photos.

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DISAPPEARING FARMLAND

Driving along Route 47 in Kane County, Illinois, corn and soybean fields are dotted with signs advertising the amenities of burgeoning communities. The billboards boast quality schools, tennis courts and swimming pools. Juvenile trees offer little shade on winding lanes and cul-de-sacs. In these new developments, streets end abruptly into soybeans and fire hydrants sit conspicuously close to shin-high corn. By Christopher Walljasper of Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. SENT: 1,300 words.

IN BRIEF:

OWI-TWICE ARRESTED, PRIEST-SEXUAL ABUSE, POLICE SHOOTING-MANITOWOC

SPORTS:

BREWERS-PIRATES

PITTSBURGH — Milwaukee plays Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

PACKERS-HITTING THE QB

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A roughing-the-passer penalty on linebacker Clay Matthews against the Minnesota Vikings might have raised new questions with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers talked about this week ahead of their game Sunday against the Washington Redskins. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words, photo by 5 p.m. CT.

WISCONSIN-IOWA

The first Big Ten game for both No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season.

BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 725 words, photos.

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