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

August 10, 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. Steve Karnowski 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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WISCONSIN-WALKER-PRISONS CHIEF

MADISON, Wis. — A former Wisconsin prisons director accuses Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel of driving him to the edge of suicide in a new book released Friday, extending a long-running feud between him, Walker’s office and the state Department of Justice. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 735 words, photos.

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CORRECTIONS SECRETARY-THE LATEST

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THREE LAKES SCHOOLS-POLITICS

THREE LAKES, Wis. — A small school district in northern Wisconsin has a new policy about political activity after some staff members unknowingly showed up in a campaign ad for Gov. Scott Walker. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250-300 words.

EXCHANGE-COMIC BOOK COLLECTOR

KENOSHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin man has more than 200,000 comics in his collection. Steven Kahn owns Inner Child Comics and Collectibles. What began as a passion for collecting soap when he was five years old has turned into a passion for comic books. But Kahn is more than just a collector who buys and sells comics, toys and other paraphernalia in his shop. He is a lover of the art, the craftsmanship and the joy that the comics and other items bring. By David Walter, Kenosha News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 956 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-BIKE RIDES FOR DISABLED

JANESVILLE, Wis. —A new Wisconsin program is offering bike rides to the elderly or disabled. Michelle Bachaus of the Wisconsin Bike Fed has been traveling the state and teaching communities about trishaws and how they can bring the joys of bicycle riding to those who cannot pedal anymore. Six members of the Janesville Velo Club recently learned how to pilot a trishaw, a cycling device that gives the elderly and disabled a chance to see the sights and feel the breeze of a bike ride again. By Jonah Beleckis, The Janesville Gazette. SENT IN ADVANCE: 585 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

TRIPLE SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE, DEERFIELD TORNADO, MISSING WOMAN-HOMICIDE, COCAINE CONSPIRACY RING

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INN-MILWAUKEE POLICE RESPONSE TIME

MILWAUKEE — Response times for violent crimes including armed robbery and reckless use of a weapon average from 26 to 74 minutes, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service analysis of more than 1 million Milwaukee Police Department dispatch records from 2013-17. The response time for reckless use of a weapon averaged 74 minutes in 2017 while response to calls for domestic violence averaged 30 minutes. By Edgar Mendez of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 1,750 words, photos. HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. CDT.

SPORTS:

BREWERS-BRAVES

ATLANTA — Freddy Peralta pitches for the Brewers and Kevin Gausman makes his SunTrust Park debut as a Brave as NL contenders Milwaukee and Atlanta begin a three-game series. The Brewers are two games back in the Central Division. The Braves trail by one game in the East. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 700 words with photos. Game begins at 7:35 p.m.

WISCONSIN-DEFENSE

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s typically rugged defense is getting a makeover on the edges this year, with new starters at cornerback, outside linebacker and defensive end. Linebackers T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly help form an experienced core inside. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 600 words by 4 p.m. CT.

PACKERS-RECEIVERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Packers’ young receivers had a mostly encouraging preseason debut two days after quarterback Aaron Rodgers voiced frustration with effort during a portion of practice. The early standout is rookie fifth-round pick Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Davante Adams, meanwhile, looks like he’s already ready for the regular season. Upcoming: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m. CT.

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