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

March 22, 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. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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MADISON, Wis. _ Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately halt a judge’s order that blocked GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess issued an injunction Thursday blocking the laws, which were quickly approved in December before Evers replaced Republican Gov. Scott Walker. On Friday, an attorney for the Republican lawmakers asked for an immediate emergency stay to block Niess’ order. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 520 words, photos.



MARINETTE, Wis. _ Criminal charges have been filed in northeastern Wisconsin in a 1976 double slaying and sexual assault after a genealogist used DNA to narrow the list of possible suspects.

Eighty-two-year-old Raymand Vannieuwenhoven is charged in Marinette County with first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old David Schuldes and 24-year-old Ellen Matheys at a park in Silver Cliff. Prosecutors have also charged Vannieuwenhoven with sexually assaulting Matheys. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300-350. AP Photos planned.


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. _ Kitchen staff arrive at the former Fall Creek Valley Care Center at 4:30 to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday to make nutritious meals for close to 400 seniors in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. Meals might include potatoes peeled by hand, homemade bread and desserts made from scratch. Staff and volunteers recently scooped baked apples, broccoli and cornbread with pulled pork onto individual plates, which were then sealed before being placed in containers to keep them warm. By Christena T. O’brien, Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 719 words, photos.


PLAIN, Wis. _ Honey Creek Market isn’t your typical grocery co-op. While others like Madison-based Willy Street Co-op, Yahara River Grocery Co-op in Stoughton and Viroqua Food Co-op in Vernon County are known for their organic produce, vegan options and bulk grains, the inventory at Honey Creek is more in line with that of a Pick’n Save or Woodman’s Market, although on a much smaller scale. The co-op, with just more than 100 members, offers mainstream and brand-name products along with a small mix of locally produced foods. By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 959 words, photos.


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MILWAUKEE _ On summer days growing up on Milwaukee’s North Side in the mid-2000′s, Brandon Culpepper would ride his bike out of his neighborhood and through downtown to the lakefront.

He said he would do so to remove himself from any negative influences in his daily environment. He still bikes that route a couple of times every summer, only now, the ride is 52 miles with an entourage of nearly 50 central city students and police officers alongside him. By Bridget Fogarty of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 605 words.





The Miami Heat visit the Milwaukee Bucks.


SAN JOSE, Calif. _ No. 12 seed Oregon rides the momentum from a Pac-12 tournament title into a first-round matchup against fifth-seeded Wisconsin in the South Region. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:30 p.m. PDT


COLLEGE STATION, Texas _No. 12 seed Rice looks to extend its winning streak to 22 games when the Owls meet four-seed Marquette in the first round of the NCAA tournament. By Kristie Rieken. 700 words. Photos.


The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke. Along with the other 31 teams playing in first-round games Friday. But let’s be real: After the way the projected top overall pick in the NBA draft played during the ACC Tournament, and the rest of the season for that matter, is there anybody that warrants more attention on college basketball’s biggest stage than the Blue Devils’ freshman phenom? SENT: 955 words, photos. By Dave Skretta.


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