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

July 30, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



GOSHEN, Ind. — When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, a county that backed Donald Trump for president seemed like a natural fit. But in a community where immigrants play important roles, a proposal to build a 1,200-bed facility put families, businesses and decision-makers on a tightrope. More than 7,000 packed an Elkhart County school gym in May to cheer Trump, and many support his hard-line approach to immigration. But the county seat of Goshen — dotted with multilingual yard signs proclaiming “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” — is home to a large Latino population, and many immigrants help fill out the workforce of a booming recreational vehicle industry. The proposal for a detention center would jab at those complexities. “It didn’t go as planned,” one local politician said. “Maybe that was because I was naive.” By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 2,760 words, with an abridged version of 930 words. AP Photos.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages has been filed against the owners and operators a duck boat that sank last week on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The federal lawsuit was filed Sunday on behalf of two members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when the boat sank July 19 on Table Rock Lake in Branson. The lawsuit accuses Ride the Ducks of Branson owner Ripley Entertainment and others of ignoring bad weather warnings that day and of knowing that design flaws made the boats susceptible to sinking. SENT: 670 words, photos.


— MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-LAWSUIT-THE LATEST: The Latest on a $100 million lawsuit filed over sinking of tourist boat in Branson.


LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Twenty years after someone used a stolen pickup truck loaded with drums of diesel fuel and gasoline in an attempt to bomb a northwestern Indiana courthouse, authorities have yet to name a suspect or make an arrest in the failed attack. No one was injured in the Aug. 2, 1998, attempted bombing, but the Tippecanoe County Courthouse suffered about $200,000 in damage when the truck rammed through the glass doors of the building’s entrance and caught fire. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— CHILD DEATH: Authorities say the death of a 23-month-old girl who was taken to a hospital with severe physical injuries is being investigated as a homicide.

— 1988 CHILD SLAYING: Dozens of people joined the mother of an 8-year-old girl slain in 1988 at a vigil for the girl outside the elementary school she attended 30 years ago.

— POLICE-LIVE TELEVISION: A police department in southern Indiana has stopped participating in A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD” after a year

— DONATED LOCOMOTIVE: A 71-year-old railroad locomotive has been donated to the Wabash Valley Railroad Museum in western Indiana.

— INDIANA-WINE TRAIL: Indiana has a new wine trail for wine lovers interested in exploring some of the state’s numerous wineries.


— FBC--MISSOURI VALLEY-POLL: Defending national champion North Dakota State has been unanimously picked to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title. SENT: 90 words.


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