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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

November 19, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

INDIANA LEGISLATURE

INDIANAPOLIS — Top Republican legislative leaders say they don’t expect lawmakers will take any action toward removing state Attorney General Curtis Hill from office even though the governor and others have called on him to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women during a party. GOP House Speaker Brian Bosma told reporters Monday that an attempt to force Hill out of office could end up dominating the legislative session that starts in January. By Tom Davies. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

GOVENMENT AND POLITICS:

— INDIANA-CIGARETTE TAX: coalition of health and business groups is renewing its push for Indiana lawmakers to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack. SENT:130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BEAR SEARCH-INDIANA: Authorities are investigating whether a motorist in southern Indiana crashed into a black bear.

— POLICE SHOOTING-INDIANAPOLIS: Police say officers shot and killed a man who fired at them from his Indianapolis home.

— INDIANA-CIGARETTE TAX: coalition of health and business groups is renewing its push for Indiana lawmakers to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack.

— INDIANA CRASH: A man is facing charges after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle in central Indiana, killing two young people and injuring three others.

— KURT VONNEGUT-SCRAPBOOK: Not many scrapbooks have estimated values in the six figures. One that does contains World War II-era letters and other keepsakes about the events that inspired the best-known novel of Indianapolis-born author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. — “Slaughterhouse-Five.”

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-LUCK CHANGE

INDIANAPOLIS — A lot has changed for Andrew Luck in the past year. Twelve months ago, he was on injured reserve and rehabbing in Europe. Now he’s one of the hottest players in the NFL. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN--INJURED DOLPHINS

DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has made progress in his rehabilitation from a throwing shoulder injury, but the timing of his return remains uncertain. Coach Adam Gase said Monday he didn’t know whether Tannehill will participate fully in practice this week. Gase hasn’t ruled out Tannehill returning Sunday at Indianapolis, but that appears to be a long shot. By Sports Writer Steven Wine. SENT: 515 words, photos.

BKN--JAZZ-PACERS

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers hope to have All-Star Victor Oladipo back for Monday night’s game against Utah after he missed most of Saturday’s win over Atlanta. Oladipo was a game-time decision Saturday with a sore right knee, but left in the first quarter after falling into a broadcast cameraman and fans sitting courtside. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.

FBC--INDIANA-CLOSE CALLS

The Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers had opportunities to become bowl-eligible last weekend. Both failed. Now, one of them will show what they’ve learned and keep playing while the other heads home. By Sports Writer MIchael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKW--T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK — South Carolina’s run in the top 10 is over. The Gamecocks fell out of the first 10 teams in the AP women’s basketball poll on Monday after being ranked that high for the past 89 consecutive weeks dating back to Jan. 6, 2014. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn and Notre Dame. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words, photos.

Also

— BKH--IND HS GIRLS POLL: Indiana High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Teams. SENT.

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