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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 6 pm, IN

November 16, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 6 p.m. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore has resigned, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move Friday came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body for the sport amid concerns about its leadership and the way it handled complaints against Nassar. The former team doctor is now serving decades in prison for sexual assault and possession of child pornography. SENT: 145 words. Will be updated.



VINALHAVEN, Maine — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, has auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home. Christie’s sold the two works for a combined $5 million on Friday in New York. Critics, including Princeton art professor emeritus John Wilmerding, are especially disappointed because of the sale of the 1957 painting “Orange Peel,” a gift from close friend Ellsworth Kelly. The two forged a relationship in New York, and critics believe the painting should be shown in New Castle, Indiana, native’s Maine home once it’s transformed into a museum. SENT: 125 words. Will be updated.


NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot inside his classroom by a 13-year-old student says he wishes Indiana law had allowed the boy to be charged as an adult. Science teacher Jason Seaman was hailed as a hero for tackling the boy inside Noblesville West Middle School during the May 25 shooting that also wounded 13-year-old Ella Whistler. SENT: 130 words, photo.


— WOMAN SLAIN-BODY MUTILATED: An Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been found competent to stand trial. AP Photo.

— INTERSTATE RAMP-SHOOTING: Authorities say two teenagers driving separate cars were shot and wounded on an interstate ramp in Indianapolis.

— INDIANA UNEMPLOYMENT: Indiana’s unemployment remained steady in October from September.

— OPIOIDS LAWSUIT-INDIANA: The state of Indiana is suing the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, alleging that its actions played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic.

— ROSE-HULMAN-PRESIDENT: The trustees of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology have voted unanimously to name Robert Coons as the Terre Haute school’s 16th president, effective immediately.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers play a rematch Friday night against the Miami Heat, a week the Pacers closed on a 16-2 run for a comeback win in Miami. The Pacers are playing the first of three home games in four days. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.


NEW YORK — Pinstripe uniforms. The Empire State Building shining blue and gold. The marching band performing at Bryant Park and the drummer’s circle at Rockefeller Center. When Notre Dame plays in New York City it comes with fanfare and pageantry. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 760 words, photos.


The biggest game in college football this week takes place at a baseball stadium as No. 3 Notre Dame faces No. 12 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium. By Sports Writer Steve Megargee. UPCOMING 800 words, photos.


Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough’s resilience. Now with Blough’s final game at Ross-Ade Stadium nearing, the Boilermakers need Blough to deliver a fitting finale to his comeback career Saturday against Wisconsin. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 4 Michigan has one last chance to fine tune its team against a lesser opponent before playing championship-caliber teams. The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) are favored to beat Indiana (5-5, 2-5) by more than four touchdowns in their final home game of the season. Then, things get kicked up a big notch. Michigan closes the regular season at No. 8 Ohio State, desperately hoping to beat its rival on the road for the first time since 2000. By Sports Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 650 words, photos.


CHARLESTON, S.C. — No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Purdue both go for spots in the Charleston Classic finals on Friday. The Hokies and Boilermakers each had handy opening round wins and seek to advance in the semifinals. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from four games starting at 11 a.m. Purdue game scheduled for 6:30 p.m.


— BKC--Charleston Classic-The Latest


— BKC--OLE MISS-BUTLER: Ole Miss plays Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

— BKC--PURDUE FORT WAYNE-DAYTON: Purdue Fort Wayne plays Dayton at UD Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

— BKC--IUPUI-RICHMOND: IUPUI plays Richmond at Robins Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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