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

November 10, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Tom Davies is on the desk. 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:

PROPHETSTOWN PARK-POWER LINES

BATTLE GROUND — Lafayette-area officials are urging a state agency to find an alternative to plans for running power lines through a replica of a nearly century-old working farm. West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said he recently met with Gov. Eric Holcomb to echo pleas from the Farm at Prophetstown, the nonprofit replica farm at Prophetstown State Park, the Journal & Courier reported. The state Department of Natural Resources is considering where to place Duke Energy utility lines that need to be moved as part of the development of a lake near the state park’s entrance in Battle Ground. SENT: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-FALLEN TROOPER HONOR

PERU — Trooper Robert Lather II was killed on July 6, 1982, when his cruiser was struck by a car that he and a Howard County deputy were trying to stop on U.S. 31 in Miami County. Now, 36 years later, Lather’s sacrifice has been permanently honored along that stretch of road where he died. Signage was revealed recently dedicating a mile on U.S. 31 as the Trooper Robert Lather Memorial Mile. The stretch of road runs from mile markers 174 and 175 in Miami County, which is near Grissom Air Reserve Base. By Carson Gerber. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 800 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-CHURCH BOWLING ALLEY

FORT WAYNE — Rich Sarrazin is responsible for one of the best-kept secrets in Fort Wayne. It’s nothing illegal or involving some kind of political scandal. But if you are looking for a good time in the city, he’s the one to call. Sarrazin is in charge of the Northside Recreation Center, a six-lane bowling alley in the basement of the Most Precious Blood Church and School on Barthold Street. The 76-year-old has been involved with the center for 47 years, becoming its manager in the 1970s. By Terri Richardson. The Journal Gazette. SENT: 700 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— WABASH COLLEGE-DONATION: A retired attorney and his wife living in northern California have given a $40 million donation to Indiana’s Wabash College. The private, all-men’s school in Crawfordsville says the donation from Paul Woolls and Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls is the largest in its 186-year history.

— INDIANA GUARD UNIT RETURNS: About 200 members of an Indiana National Guard unit are returning from a 10-month deployment to the Middle East.

— STATE PARKS-VETERANS DAY: Military veterans and active-duty service members can enter Indiana’s parks free of charge Sunday as the state honors them on Veterans Day.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-FLORIDA STATE-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind.— With Ian Book nursing an injury, senior Brandon Wimbush is expected to be the starting quarterback when the Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 3 CFP) face the Florida State Seminoles (4-5) on Saturday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7:30 p.m. ET

FBC--PURDUE-MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS — Purdue plays Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in a Big Ten West Division game, with the Boilermakers aiming to take advantage of a reeling Gophers defense to secure bowl eligibility. By Brian Hall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 3:30 p.m. ET.

FBC--MARYLAND-INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Maryland and Indiana put their bowl hopes on the line Saturday in Bloomington. The Terrapins can become bowl eligible with a win. Indiana needs two wins over its final three games. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game started at noon ET.

BKC--T25-BALL ST-PURDUE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The No.24 Purdue Boilermakers try to stay perfect Saturday when they host Ball State. The Cardinals return most key players from last season’s team that won at Notre Dame. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m. ET.

BKC--EVANSVILLE-XAVIER

CINCINNATI — Xavier plays its second game of the season against Evansville. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 4 p.m. ET

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