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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

October 4, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. 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. David Runk is on the desk. All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is accusing China of trying to undermine President Donald Trump as the administration deploys tough new rhetoric over Chinese trade, economic and foreign policies. In prepared remarks for an appearance Thursday at the Hudson Institute, Pence says China is using its power in “more proactive and coercive ways to interfere in the domestic policies and politics of the United States.” By Zeke Miller. SENT: 600 words, photos. Pence to speak at 11 a.m. EDT. Moving in national services.


— PURDUE-BIG AGRICULTURE CLASS: Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is filled with its largest undergraduate class in nearly 40 years. College officials say they welcomed 2,803 undergraduate agricultural students this fall for the largest undergrad enrollment since 1980.

— INDIANAPOLIS TRAIL-CABLE: Officials say a metal cable found strung about neck-height across a trail in Indianapolis may have been put there as a booby trap.

— INDIANAPOLIS EXPLOSION: Police say an explosion in the median of a roadway shook an Indianapolis neighborhood. No one was injured in Wednesday night’s explosion in the Irvington neighborhood.

— BMV-COLUMBUS DAY: The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says all of its license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots simply don’t lose to the Indianapolis Colts, particularly at home. The Patriots have won the last seven meetings and haven’t fallen to Indy at Gillette Stadium since 2006. By Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8:20 p.m.


No. 24 Virginia Tech’s home game against sixth-ranked Notre Dame shapes up as the marquee matchup of the sixth week of the Atlantic Coast Conference season. SENT: 500 words, photos.


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