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

August 20, 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. Jeff Baenen 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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:

GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — A liberal advocacy group says Republican Gov. Scott Walker used the state airplane to make 869 flights since he dropped out of the presidential race in September 2015, including 11 trips of less than 64 miles. One Wisconsin Now compiled public records on flight data to release the findings Monday. The flights cost taxpayers about $818,000. SENT: By Scott Bauer. 130 words. Developing.

GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN-AD

MADISON, Wis. — A second former official in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has come out against him and is supporting Democrat Tony Evers. Former Financial Institutions Secretary Peter Bildsten appears in a new digital ad for Evers released Monday. In it, Bildsten says Walker’s team discouraged him from creating documents that would have to be released under the state’s public records law. Bildsten also says he was required to meet with those who had donated heavily to Walker’s campaigns. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 520 words, photo.

UW BUDGET

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System was expected to release its 2019-21 budget proposal on Monday. By Todd Richmond. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

3M-WAUSAU POLLUTION

WAUSAU, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is investigating air pollution at a 3M Corp. factory in Wausau. Records show a pollution control device at the plant didn’t operate for several hours on April 13, and that the Minnesota-based company didn’t properly report some emissions in 2016 and 2017. Company and state officials say the incidents have been addressed. 3M also faced scrutiny at its Wausau sites two years ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

SENATE-WISCONSIN, MISSING BOATERS-CRASH, LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH WARNINGS, TAX FRAUD PLEA, LAKE DEATH, PIZZA DRIVER PUNCHED, MICHIGAN PIPELINE-HEARING

SPORTS:

WISCONSIN-CEPHUS

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus says he’s taking a leave of absence from the team because he believes prosecutors intend to file criminal charges against him for an incident in April. Cehus said he’s “innocent of any allegations associated with this consensual relationship.” SENT: 340 words, photo.

WISCONSIN-RECEIVERS

MADISON, Wis. — A.J. Taylor, Kendric Pryor and Danny Davis know what it takes to play without Quintez Cephus, who has taken a leave of absence. But Wisconsin’s talented receiving corps could get a fresh burst of speed in freshman Aron Cruikshank. By Genaro C. Arrmas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m. CT.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason college football poll for the third straight season, a feat done only one other time previously. Clemson is No. 2 behind the defending national champions, followed by Georgia and Wisconsin. The Badgers received one first-place vote. Ohio State is fifth. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 815 words.

PACKERS-CAMP

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Reinforced with two top draft picks and veteran Tramon Williams, the Green Bay Packers’ once-maligned cornerback position hopes to build on its big-play night against the Steelers with two weeks left in the preseason. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

REDS-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers, who are fighting to hold on to an NL wild-card spot, return to Miller Park to open a six-game homestand. The Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game set with Homer Bailey (1-10) facing Milwaukee’s Chase Anderson (7-7). UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. CT

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