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

November 25, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Jeff Karoub 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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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO — A fast-moving winter storm was expected to blanket much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, grounding hundreds of flights and forcing the closure of part of a major highway on one of the busiest travel days of the year. SENT: 320 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, photos pursuing.





BRAZIL, Ind. — The father of a teenage girl who was fatally shot in a 1988 double-homicide in Indiana said he decided to give his first interviews about the killing in the hopes the three-decade-old case will finally be solved. SENT: 250 words.


KOKOMO — Kokomo resident John N. Underwood was among the troops served under Civil War Gen. Thomas J. Harrison’s command in the 39th Indiana Infantry, 8th Indiana Cavalry. Underwood — who later became the treasurer of Howard County before his untimely death — detailed his war experience in his original 90-page diary. The 18-month account was miraculously found on Ebay by Randy Smith, assistant curator at the Howard County Historical Society. The pocket-sized book is much too frail to be handled by all of the history buffs in Howard County, but now, for the first time, residents will have access to these rare letters and other Civil War documents online, thanks to an $11,000 grant to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. By Haley Cawthon. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 750 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS — When it was decommissioned in 2015, the near northwest side wasn’t sure what would become of the Heslar Naval Armory. The large white building perched on the edge of the White River at 30th Street could have become a blight on the area — another abandoned building. Instead, a high school is breathing new life into the building and restoring it to the building’s original purpose: education. Not only is Riverside restoring the building to its original purpose, it’s also preserving many of the building’s unique touches - from the compass inlaid on the floor to the submarine training room. By Arika Herron. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 550 words, photos requested.


— CIRCUS BARN DEMOLITION: A historic northern Indiana barn that once housed circus elephants is being razed to make way for limited-access freeway along U.S. 31.

— MALL CONVERSION: A southern Indiana city council is spending more than $4 million for a shopping mall that it plans to convert into a community recreational and sports tourism complex.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts chase their fifth consecutive win Sunday when the MIami Dolphins come to town. It’s the most recent meeting between 2012 first-round draft picks Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill as both try to complete comebacks from injury by helping their teams make a late-season playoff run. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 4:25 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Two years ago, Brian Kelly left the LA Memorial Coliseum on the hot seat after a loss to USC completed a 4-8 season. On Saturday night, the Fighting Irish completed an unbeaten regular season and a likely spot in the College Football Playoff with a win over the Trojans. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos.


— BKC--PURDUE FORT WAYNE-CLEVELAND STATE: Purdue Fort Wayne plays Cleveland State at Wolstein Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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