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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

May 24, 2019

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 are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

CAR--INDY 500

INDIANAPOLIS - There was a time when “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” was considered one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It’s impossible to maintain that magnitude for 103 years and the Indianapolis 500 has dipped in popularity. But IndyCar is starting a renaissance of sorts, with interest slowly returning each year. The hype is back at the speedway this year, and the field Sunday is the tightest in race history. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 800 words.

—See SPORTS below for more AP Indy 500 coverage.

IN BRIEF:

—BOY SWEPT AWAY-INDIANA: A recovery effort is underway for a 4-year-old who was swept away in a western Indiana creek.

—ANIMALS SEIZED-FIGHTING: Officials say more than 550 birds and 10 dogs allegedly being kept for use in animal fighting have been rescued from properties in two Indiana counties.

—ALLEN COUNTY-GRAVEL ROADS: Officials are planning to upgrade 27 miles of rural gravel roads near Fort Wayne to hard surfaces this year.

—EX-GARY SUPERINTENDENT CHARGED: The former superintendent of Gary schools is seeking a jury trial on charges that she double-billed the cash-strapped district for expenses at a conference in California.

SPORTS:

CAR--INDYCAR-COCKPIT PROTECTION

INDIANAPOLIS _ IndyCar will introduce new cockpit protection for use in 2020 designed to protect the driver from debris or other objects striking them. Justin Wilson was killed in 2015 when he was stuck by a piece of debris. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 700 words. Developing from 10 a.m. ET news conference.

CAR--INDY 500-STEINBRENNER

INDIANAPOLIS _ George Steinbrenner IV grew up walking through Yankee Stadium. His grandfather was the longtime owner of baseball’s most prestigious team. Now he is walking through Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old is part owner of Harding Steinbrenner Racing team. Their driver, Colton Herta, will start fifth in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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