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

December 16, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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MADISON, Wis. _ As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepares to leave the stage, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is ready and willing to take over as the state’s most powerful Republican. Vos has long been a key partner with Walker in nearly a decade of GOP dominance, and it’s a natural transition for a man who was a key driver in this month’s lame-duck legislation that sparked Democratic outrage. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 1,050 words, photo.



JANESVILLE, Wis. _ A Wisconsin composer’s music is getting national attention. Matthew Hollingsworth is a Janesville-based composer who creates music for both television and film and who often works under tight and highly competitive deadlines. Because of nondisclosure agreements, Hollingsworth said he cannot say what major brands are involved. But he is working on ads for the Golden Globes next month and the Super Bowl in February. By Anna Marie Lux, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1026 words, photos.


LA CROSSE, Wis. _ A Wisconsin event hopes to build positive relationships through outdoor activities, faith and mentorship. The nonprofit Kicking Bear Foundation holds more than a hundred events annually nationwide and hosted the Kicking Bear Adventure Day recently at La Crosse Archery. About 600 people attended the event, with 30 volunteers and mentors teaching kids basic archery and hunting skills through 3D archery, crossbow shooting, tomahawk throwing, a TechnoHunt and target practice. By Emily Pyrek, La Crosse Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 586 words, photos.


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MADISON, Wis. _ Three University of Wisconsin football players have quit the game since 2016 after sustaining brain injuries. In all, University of Wisconsin-Madison athletes suffered at least 137 concussions since 2014, records obtained by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism show. SENT: 1,725 words. By Emily Hamer of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.





CHICAGO _ The Chicago Bears try to clinch their first NFC North championship since 2010 when they host Aaron Rodgers and the rival Green Bay Packers. The Bears have won six of seven after beating the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams last week, while the Packers are coming off a win over Atlanta in their first game under interim coach Joe Philbin. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET.


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