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

September 21, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. is set for sentencing in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. Manuel Orrego-Savala will be sentenced Friday, two months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death. SENT: 125 words, photos. Will be updated from hearing scheduled for 1 p.m.



INDIANAPOLIS — An appeals court’s scathing rebuke of Indiana’s embattled child-welfare agency has prompted the department’s top official to concede that its legal work has “fallen short.” WTHR-TV reports that the Indiana Court of Appeals’ rebuke in July cited a “disturbing trend” involving 10 cases the Department of Child Services handled between September 2017 and March 2018. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— INDIANA UNEMPLOYMENT: Indiana’s unemployment rate edged higher in August from July.

— GREENE COUNTY DEATHS: Authorities say they’ve determined that a 71-year-old man shot and killed his wife of 52 years and a caregiver before fatally shooting himself at a southwestern Indiana home.

— MUNCIE-SUSPICIOUS DEVICES: A central Indiana man accused of planting an explosive device in an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend has been convicted of attempted murder.

— OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASH: Authorities say a young man has died and a 17-year-old boy was injured in an off-road vehicle crash in northeastern Indiana.

— INDIANAPOLIS SHOOTING: Police say a woman is hospitalized after she was shot by a stray bullet while jogging in Indianapolis.

— LANDFILL SCHEME: A 46-year-old Indiana man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste.

— STATE TROOPER FIRED: An Indiana State trooper has been fired for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl.

— GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of “green infrastructure.”

— HARVEST SEASON-TRAFFIC: The Indiana Department of Agriculture says motorists need to take extra care with harvest season under way and slow-moving farm equipment using rural roads.



No. 8 Notre Dame is looking for more big plays out of its offense. Wake Forest can’t seem to stop giving them up. The 3-0 Irish play their first road game of the season Saturday against Wake Forest. By Sports Writer Joedy McCreary. SENT: 730 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND — After No. 8 Notre Dame went indoors to dodge raindrops for its final preparations for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest, coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback. In his final meeting with the media before the game, Kelly would not say that junior Ian Book would start against the Demon Deacons or even if he had drawn even with senior Brandon Wimbush, last year’s primary starter and No. 1 through Notre Dame’s 3-0 start at home. SENT: 580 words, photos. Moved late Thursday and available for use.


Michigan State looks exactly the same to Indiana coach Tom Allen. The offense is big, strong and fast. The defense is tough and stout. And yes, the 24th-ranked Spartans again appear to be a legitimate Big Ten contender. To Allen, that makes Saturday’s Big Ten opener a perfect test as the Hoosiers try to show they are back on track. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 775 words, photos.


Boston College coach Steve Addazio sees a lot of his own program in Purdue. From the close calls to the young lineups and the intricate passing game to the rebuilding process, Addazio has seen it all before. Just last September, his team was the one stumbling along, searching for answers as it attempted to dig out of an early-season hole. Now the 23rd-ranked Eagles hit the road with a perfect record, their first ranking in a decade and a challenging test against the hungry Boilermakers. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 780 words, photos.


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