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

December 4, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

INDIANA LEGISLATURE-TOLL ROAD

INDIANAPOLIS — Lawmakers in both parties are voicing concern over Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s unilateral move to spend $1 billion in proceeds from a renegotiated toll road lease as he sees fit, a move he made without legislative oversight. By Brian Slodysko. UPCOMING: 350 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

OFFICER’S ATTACK-SETTLEMENT

CROWN POINT, Ind. — A man who alleged that a northwest Indiana police officer attacked him during a traffic stop because he was having an affair with the officer’s wife has reached a settlement with the city. Gary city officials recently agreed to pay Shawn Wade of Gary $47,500 to settle his federal lawsuit. Wade filed a complaint in April that alleged that officer Gerald Richardson violated his rights and used excessive force during the August 2016 traffic stop. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MEDTRONIC ROYALTIES-JURY AWARD: A northern Indiana jury has awarded a doctor $112 million in his dispute with medical device maker Medtronic over devices he invented and sold to the company. A Marshall County jury found in favor of Dr. Rick C. Sasso, president of Carmel, Indiana-based Indiana Spine Group.

— CHURCH-DEMOLITION: Opponents are urging an Indiana city to stop a Roman Catholic church from demolishing a 19th century house to make way for a new rectory.

— AUTOMOTIVE SHOP DEATH: An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a northwest Indiana mechanic in the 2014 killing and dismemberment of a business associate.

— INDIANAPOLIS POLICE-MENTAL HEALTH: Indianapolis police are testing a new screening tool that’s intended to divert people suffering from mental illness to treatment and care, rather than sending them to jail.

— MISSING MAN-BODY: A northeastern Indiana man missing for more than a month has been found dead. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department says a police dog team helped find the body of George Boller on Sunday on his rural property located east of Interstate 69.

— INDIANAPOLIS-NEW YEAR’S EVE: An outdoor New Year’s Eve event in Indianapolis that attracted 40,000 people just a few years ago has been scratched.

SPORTS:

BKN--BULLS-PACERS

INDIANAPOLIS — The Chicago Bulls visit the Indiana Pacers for their first game since firing coach Fred Hoiberg on Monday and promoted associate head coach Jim Boylen. The Pacers are playing their first home game since going 2-2 on a western road trip. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET

BKC--INDIANA-PENN STATE

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State hosts Indiana on Tuesday night, the lone regular-season meeting between the teams. The Hoosiers are coming off a 68-66 win over Northwestern on Saturday. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m. ET

BKC--NOTRE DAME-OKLAHOMA

NEW YORK — Notre Dame (6-1) leaves home for the first time all season when the Irish face Oklahoma (6-1) on Tuesday at New York’s Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic. Notre Dame has never played the Sooners. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m. ET

Also:

— CAR--INDYCAR-ALONSO-CHEVROLET: Fernando Alonso will be powered by Chevrolet for his second attempt to win the Indianapolis 500. SENT: 150 words.

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