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 firstname.lastname@example.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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change.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.
Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
MADISON, Wis. — A legislative committee is set to hold a public hearing Thursday on a Republican bill that calls for reimbursing student loans for out-of-staters who move to a rural Wisconsin county. By Todd Richmond. UPCOMING: 350-400 words. Developing from 10 a.m. hearing.
MADISON, Wis. — Divisions between Wisconsin Republicans running for the U.S. Senate flared Wednesday just hours after they signed a unity pledge put forward by GOP Sen. Ron Johnson and the state party. By Scott Bauer. SENT: 750 words, photos.
WISCONSIN SENATE-THE LATEST, WISCONSIN SENATE-NICHOLSON, WISCONSIN SENATE-BANNON
AROUND THE STATE:
RED CROSS-FIRE VISITS
MILWAUKEE — The American Red Cross of Wisconsin said Wednesday it was reversing a new policy in Milwaukee that would have forced predominantly black and Latino residents from low-income areas to travel to receive the organization's volunteer assistance after a house fire. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 630 words, photos.
RED CROSS-FIRE VISITS-THE LATEST
GIRLS STABBING PLOT-MOVIE
MADISON, Wis. — Sony Pictures plans to release a movie in May featuring Slender Man, the online horror character that inspired two Wisconsin pre-teens to nearly kill their classmate in 2014. The studio released a trailer Wednesday that depicts a girl stabbing herself with a scalpel and showering her classmates with blood. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 510 words.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain from normally balmy Florida up the Southeast seaboard Wednesday, delivering a white coating that some cities hadn't seen in decades. Cars spun out of control on icy overpasses from Texas to Georgia. The water park at Disney World and other Florida theme parks closed because of the unusually cold temperatures, adding to the misery of a dayslong bitter cold snap across the country. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 825 words, photos, video.
DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Buoyed by a string of electoral victories during President Donald Trump's first year in office, Democrats will be waging a renewed battle to wrest control of Congress from Republicans this year. Yet the contests with the greatest long-term consequences for Congress could be elsewhere on the ballot —for governors and state legislators who will shape the boundaries of congressional districts for the decade to come. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.
WAUSAU, Wis. — The law enforcement community in Marathon County is raising money to send local officers to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington when the name of a local officer, Jason Weiland, killed in 2017, will be added to the monument in May. SENT: 250 words.
TRAVEL-EVENTS AND OPENINGS
For travelers, the new year opens up a whole new world of places to go and things to do. Here are a few notable openings and events scheduled for 2018 around the U.S. Motorcycle fans will want to be in Milwaukee for Harley-Davidson's 115th anniversary hometown bash Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, including a parade. Also, the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, opens in June. It's an agricultural center that shows visitors where food comes from, how it's produced and who's producing it, including a birthing barn for calves. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 815 words, photos.
MILWAUKEE JAIL-INMATE MONITOR, WISCONSIN-CONGRESSMAN-SURGERY, PAUL RYAN-POCAN, GOVERNOR'S RACE-POCAN, FOXCONN PLANT, TAX LAWSUIT, ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, SHIPPING SEASON, INFANT DEATHS, DOUBLE FATAL, SPECTRUM SALE
MILWAUKEE — The Bucks return home to face the Indiana Pacers, who are trying to snap a four-game losing streak. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.
US LONG TRACK TRIALS
MILWAUKEE — Shani Davis, a two-time Olympic champion, tries to earn a spot on the U.S. speedskating team in the 1,000 meters. Longtime rivals Brittany Bowe and Heather Bergsma lead the field for the women's 1,000 at the trials. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts 4:45 p.m. CT.
If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to email@example.com. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP in New York via FTP or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to call to follow up on emailed photos: (877) 273-686. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at email@example.com or 877-836-9477.