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

May 17, 2019 GMT

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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APPLETON, Wis. _ Investigators were expected to release additional information Friday on a shootout that began when police and firefighters responded to a supposed medical emergency involving a man on a bus. The man and a firefighter were killed. SENT: 130 words. Developing.



MADISON, Wis. _ After two decades of planning, the vision for a new $120 million, 100,000-square-foot Wisconsin Historical Society museum Downtown is taking shape, fueled by an unprecedented outreach effort to communities across the state, American Indian tribes and generations of Wisconsinites. The Historical Society has one of the nation’s largest collections of North American historical assets and operates 12 museums and sites. But its flagship museum has been housed in the 42,000-square-foot former Wolff Kubly hardware store building since 1984. The museum, which draws 77,000 visitors annually, including 23,000 school children, is woefully inadequate. By Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1779 words, photos.


DURAND, Wis. _ In 2015, Ron Berger opened a window into the early history of Durand when he cut a hole in the wall separating the family business from the property next door to accommodate an expansion. Berger unearthed a 9-foot-high by 55-foot-long, multi-sheet, full-color paper lithograph circus poster advertising the Great Anglo-American Circus and Menagerie performing in Durand on Aug. 17, 1885. By Eric Lindquist, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1599 words, photos.


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MILWAUKEE _ In the back of the classroom on the second floor of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, a “Native American Nations Map” poster hangs on the wall. Brian Frejo, cultural coordinator at the health center, passes out Post-it notes to the dozen students sitting in a circle. He tells them to write the names of their tribe or tribes and then gives them a simple task. By Bridget Fogarty of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 560 words.





MILWAUKEE _ Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks look to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals Friday night, when they play host to the Toronto Raptors. Game begins 8:30 p.m. EDT. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him. Lowry, one of the best in basketball at taking a charge, absorbed the punishment and drew a foul against the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo. These days, not everybody is willing to do what Lowry does in the fast-paced, open-floor NBA game. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


ATLANTA _ Max Fried will look for his sixth win when the Atlanta Braves face Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night in the opening game of a weekend series. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m.


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