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

May 24, 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. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORY:

WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING

BARRON, Wis. _ The Wisconsin man who admitted kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents faces life in prison when he is sentenced Friday. Jake Patterson held Jayme for nearly three months before she escaped. SENT: 555 words. By Amy Forliti. Developing from 1:30 p.m. hearing. AP Photos. AP Video.

NATIONAL GUARD INVESTIGATION

MADISON, Wis. _ A Wisconsin Air National Guard sergeant whose complaints about sexual assault within his unit sparked two federal investigations believes his commanders are now trying to force him out of the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation. Master Sgt. Jay Ellis filed a complaint Monday with the Wisconsin National Guard inspector general’s office alleging that Guard officials have transferred him out of his unit and launched an in-depth review of his medical history in preparation for trying to force a medical discharge. Such a move would deny Ellis full-time retirement benefits. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 605 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to a $778 million plan to strengthen defenses against invasive Asian carp at a lock-and-dam complex in Illinois, leaving it to Congress to provide funding. By John Flesher. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

EXCHANGE-MUSTANGS SCULPTURE-MAKEOVER

IRVING, Texas _ Just look at the photos on Google or Instagram: The most recognized landmark in Irving is the Towers at Williams Square. The Dallas Morning News reports that’s the Las Colinas high-rise complex with the sculpture of wild mustangs out front. Any time of the day or night, you can find visitors taking Facebook photos or selfies on the stone plaza that surrounds the horses. Soon they’ll be romping through a park, not a field of granite, at the site about 10 miles northwest of downtown Dallas. By Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 850 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news, business & sports lines.

EXCHANGE-HISTORIC BAR

LA CROSSE, Wis. _ In a city with never-ending bar options, Del’s Bar in La Crosse sticks out. It’s been open since 1933 in a historic brick building downtown. Step inside on any given day and you’ll find regulars who have been coming in for 40 years, college students and tourists chatting with each other around the oval shaped bar. By Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio. SENT IN ADVANCE: 901 words.

EXCHANGE-UW HEALTH-LOCAL FOOD

MADISON, Wis. _ For the past four years, UW Health has touted its wide-ranging commitment to local farms and sustainable sourcing. UW’s goal to source 20% to 30% of its meat, cheese and produce in an “environmentally, economically and socially responsible” way was rare enough to merit stories with headlines like “Wisconsin hospitals want more local food for patients’ plates.” Yet this past winter, many of the small scale, local producers praised by UW Health in recent years received letters of termination. By Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2177 words.

EXTRA:

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NEULIFE

MILWAUKEE _ When JaQuawn Seals was 16 years old, his life was following a trajectory that would probably have resulted in jail time or his death. As a gang member, Seals wasn’t making good decisions, but he eventually made a choice that changed everything. Through Employ Milwaukee, Seals learned about Neu-Life, an organization that aims to “empower.” By Ana Martinez-Ortiz of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. SENT: 595 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL ARGUMENT

SPORTS:

PHILLIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE _ The NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies open a weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m.

BUCKS-RAPTORS PREVIEW

TORONTO _ The Bucks and Raptors are heading into Saturday’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals with a sense of urgency. Its the biggest game for Milwaukee in 45 years and the biggest ever for Toronto. The Raptors are trying to punch their ticket to the NBA Finals and the Bucks are trying to stave off elimination. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. ET

BUCKS-FACING ELIMINATION

MILWAUKEE _ Mired in their worst skid of the season at the worst possible time, the Milwaukee Bucks need an answer in the Eastern Conference finals. A lineup change didn’t provide one in Game 5, so the Bucks have to come up with something else for Saturday’s Game 6 in Toronto. By Keith Jenkins. Sent: 625 words, photos.

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