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

August 29, 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.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

SENATE-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Two groups that are part of the network run by conservative Kansas billionaire Charles Koch unleashed $1.6 million in new ads attacking Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday, raising spending in a race that’s already one of the most expensive in the country. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 575 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST STORMS

MILWAUKEE — An 11-year-old boy nearly drowned in a waterlogged Wisconsin drainage ditch before an eagle-eyed firefighter pulled him to safety after another round of storms pounded the southern half of the state. The Calumet County Sheriff’s Office said the boy was playing with friends in a flooded drainage ditch after the rains passed around 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Village of Harrison. He disappeared under the water and didn’t surface. SENT: 540 words, photos. Developing.

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MIDWEST STORMS-THE LATEST

TARIFFS-WISCONSIN GINSENG

WAUSAU, Wis. — Wisconsin ginseng growers are seeking new customers as tariffs in an escalating trade war with China will raise the price by 15 percent for Chinese consumers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

FERRY LANDING-LAKE DEATH

SPORTS:

BREWERS-REDS

CINCINNATI — The Milwaukee Brewers try to stop their August fade — 11 losses in the last 19 games — when they face the Cincinnati Reds. Freddy Peralta (6-4) goes against Matt Harvey (6-7). By Joe Kay. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

PACKERS-SEAHAWKS TRADE

MILWAUKEE — The Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2018 season with new backup quarterbacks. The Seahawks have acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Packers, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hasn’t been announced by the teams. ESPN.com first reported the deal. By Tim Booth and Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 500 words, photos.

PACKERS-PREVIEW

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have a new threat in the red zone.

Six-foot-7 tight end Jimmy Graham sure does provide an intriguing target for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Rodgers-to Graham combo could go a long way in helping the Packers return to the playoffs. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. CT.

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