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

March 19, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

BEMBENEK PARDON

MADISON, Wis. _ The family of Laurie “Bambi” Bembenek, Wisconsin’s most famous runaway fugitive who insisted until her death in 2010 that she was innocent despite a murder conviction, hopes Gov. Tony Evers will finally clear her name with a pardon she unsuccessfully sought for decades. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 485 words, photos.

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer are defending their past actions that have become fodder for criticism during the campaign. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

AROUND THE STATE:

WISCONSIN WELLNESS

MADISON, Wis. _ An annual report that looks at more than 30 factors that influence wellness shows smoking continues to decline in Wisconsin while obesity goes up, and more than a quarter of residents admit to drinking excessively. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.

IN BRIEF:

IGNITION INTERLOCKS, MILWAUKEE ARCHDIOCESE-BUILDINGS RENAMED, KOHLER GOLF, TYLER PERRY-SLAYING SURVIVORS, SHOTS FIRED-CAMPUS, CHURCH DESTROYED, HOMICIDE TESTIMONY

SPORTS:

LAKERS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Los Angeles Lakers, losers in eight of nine in March, visit the Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is coming off a career-high 52-point game in a loss to the 76ers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. CT.

NCAA-NOTRE DAME-OGUNBOWALE

Milwaukee native Arike Ogunbowale would prefer to not have to win another national title in the closing seconds. “Hopefully this year, if we get to that position, we’re up by enough and not trying to win on a buzzer-beater,” Ogunbowale quipped. The heroine of Notre Dame’s national championship run last year _ who won both Final Four and title games with dramatic, last-second shots _ is ready for her last ride through the bracket, starting Saturday when the Fighting Irish hosts 16th-seeded Bethune-Cookman in the first round. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 565 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BUCKS MOVES

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