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

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WISCONSIN

MILWAUKEE — A Republican Gulf War veteran who blew the whistle on the prescription drug crisis at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center said he thinks it would be “immoral” to vote for Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Ryan Honl made the comment in a statement provided to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a story published Thursday. Honl is a longtime critic of Baldwin and briefly considered running as a Republican against Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, of La Crosse. SENT: 515 words.

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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WISCONSIN-THE LATEST

ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul is laying out his position on some hot-button legal issues facing the state Justice Department. SENT: 375 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

SEALED RECORDS

MADISON, Wis. — A Racine County judge is holding a Racine alderwoman in contempt of court for violating a secrecy order and speaking to media outlets about his decision to seal her open records lawsuit. Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders said in a Thursday email to media outlets and other contacts across Wisconsin that Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz found Sandy Weidner in contempt on Wednesday for speaking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Associated Press. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

2018 ELECTION-DISABLED

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Wisconsin advocates for the disabled say transportation and health care costs are top concerns as the November general election approaches. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that 64-year-old John Nousaine had his leg amputated after a construction accident about 40 years ago. He works for North Country Independent Living in Superior, which seeks to empower people with disabilities. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AP POLL-TEENS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. — Teens and young adults say cyberbullying is a serious problem for people their age, but most don’t think they’ll be the ones targeted for digital abuse. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, which also finds that about half of both young people and their parents view social media as having a mostly negative effect on the younger generation. By Matt O’Brien and Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

INFANT KILLED-FATHER CONVICTED, SAND MINE SPILL, TITLETOWN DISTRICT

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The NL-best Milwaukee Brewers play their first postseason game in seven years when they open their Division Series matchup against the Colorado Rockies. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos. Game starts 4:07 p.m. CT.

BREWERS-EVEN-KEELED YELICH

MILWAUKEE — Brewers All-Star outfielder Christian Yelich has impressed teammates and foes alike for his even-keeled demeanor as much as production on the field. By Genaro C. Armas. Sent: 580 words, photos.

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NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS MATCHUP CAPSULE

PACKERS-LIONS

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions desperately need a win against the Green Bay Packers to avoid going into their bye with a 1-4 record. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

PACKERS-RECEIVERS

MILWAUKEE — The Green Bay Packers may have to rely a lot more on their three drafted rookie receivers with starters Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison all nursing injuries. Upcoming: 500 words by 5 p.m. CT.

BIG TEN-THIS WEEK

Iowa goes into the Floyd of Rosedale game against Minnesota looking to get back on the winning track. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-RUN DEFENSE

INDIANAPOLIS — in an age of pass-happy, high-scoring offenses, some of the Big Ten’s best teams cling to an old-school philosophy: Stopping the run first. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos by 6 p.m. ET.

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