AP-WI–Wisconsin News Digest 6 pm, WI

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. Jeff Baenen is on the desk, to be followed by Gretchen Ehlke at 6 a.m.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-SCOTT WALKER-BUCKS ARENA-FACT CHECK

When Milwaukee’s newest sports arena opened last month, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promised that state taxpayers would earn a rich return on their investment in the $524 million Fiserv Forum, where NBA games will be played. Walker championed the deal to help the Milwaukee Bucks owners build a new arena in 2015, when some criticized him for committing $203 million for the arena while trimming other parts of the state budget. The rest of the sports complex was paid for with private funds. By Amanda Seitz. SENT: 750 words.

KIMBERLY-CLARK-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker wants the Legislature to return this month to consider a $100 million tax incentive bill to keep a Kimberly-Clark plant open in the Fox Valley. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 510 words.

With:

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-WISCONSIN, ELECTION 2018-DEBATES, ELECTION 2018-ATTORNEY GENERAL-WISCONSIN

AROUND THE STATE:

FOXCONN-WISCONSIN

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Foxconn Technology Group will manage their new research partnership largely behind closed doors. SENT: 500 words.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-NONDISCLOSURE

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has asked everyone who works at the state Department of Justice to sign a nondisclosure agreement covering their time in office and even after they have left. SENT: 410 words.

IN BRIEF:

WISCONSIN-FLOODING AID, TWO DEAD-MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN PRISON INVESTIGATION, HARBOR DROWNING-KENOSHA

SPORTS:

BUCKS-STERLING BROWN-ARREST

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 380 words, photos.

VIKINGS-YOUNG DBs

EAGAN, Minn. — Mike Hughes was forced into a heavy role in his NFL debut by injuries in Minnesota’s secondary, and this week the rookie has been preparing to face Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. There’s no easing in for this first-round draft pick. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 750 words, photos.

WISCONSIN-THE OTHER TAYLOR

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin receiver A.J. Taylor has the athleticism and smarts to dominate a secondary. The junior is pretty good at catching balls with two hands, too. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Ohio State averaged 650 yards and 64.5 points against two overmatched opponents. This week Dwayne Haskins and the Buckeyes will be going against a traditionally tough defense in TCU in a game that could have playoff implications. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

BIG TEN-WORTH THE RISK?

The last two Big Ten champions didn’t make college football’s playoff, in part because of early losses against tough nonconference foes. This year, Michigan State and Michigan have already dropped games, reducing their margins for error and raising again the question of whether playing tough teams out of conference is worth the risk. By Noah Trister. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

O’DELL-OBIT, BUCKS ARENA DECONSTRUCTION, VIKINGS-PACKERS CAPSULE, BYU-WISCONSIN PREVIEW CAPSULE

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