AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN
Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or firstname.lastname@example.org. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. All times ET.
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EVANSVILLE — A federal judge in Evansville is set to hear arguments Friday in Planned Parenthood’s bid to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state. Planned Parenthood is seeking a preliminary injunction that would block two provisions of the law that’s set to take effect July 1. SENTS: 130 words. Developing on merits from morning court hearing that the AP is monitoring.
ATF AGENT SHOT
GARY — An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was shot several times and critically wounded during an undercover operation in Indiana in which a suspect was killed, authorities said Thursday. The agent was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being “shot multiple times,” Brendan Iber, assistant special agent in charge of ATF’s Chicago division, told reporters outside the hospital. SENT: 350 words. Will be updated on merits.
AROUND THE STATE:
EXCHANGE-NEVER ALONE MOVEMENT
CEDAR LAKE — What started with a pot of chili for a dozen homeless people on Lower Wacker Drive has mushroomed into an effort to feed more than 300, thanks to the generosity of a 10-year-old boy and his family. He can relate to their plight. Joseph Antoniazzi and his mother, Bridget Gallegos, were recently homeless themselves until a friend took them in. Grateful for that act of kindness, Joseph believed God put it in his heart to help the homeless. So one cold Sunday in November, Joseph enlisted the help of his brother, Vincent Kampstra, and Kampstra’s girlfriend, Tara Schieben. They made a pot of chili in the kitchen of their Cedar Lake home and headed to Chicago. By Rob Earnshaw. The Times. SENT: 450 words, photos requested.
— POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING: Police say a man has been shot and wounded after leading police on a chase in suburban Indianapolis and pointing a rifle at officers. The chase started after police in Lawrence responded to reports of a shooting late Thursday at an apartment complex.
— INDIANA-DRY CONDITIONS: Weeks of scant rainfall and hot weather have left nearly one-fifth Indiana in the midst of drought conditions. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor shows that about 17 percent of Indiana is now ranked as abnormally dry, which is the lowest drought condition gauged by the monitor.
— POND DEATH: Authorities say a 69-year-old man who went to feed fish at a pond in western Indiana was found unresponsive in the water and died.
— FATAL CRASH ARREST: Illinois State Police have arrested an Indiana man in connection with a crash that left a 3-year-old child dead. Authorities say the Zionsville man was driving in the Chicago suburbs March 23 when he failed to stop for a car stalled in Interstate 90 traffic.
— INDIANA YOUNG DEMOCRATS: The Indiana Young Democrats is bidding to host the party’s national convention of young activists next year.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Kanaan knows he wasn’t very popular among his fellow IndyCar drivers at the end of last year’s race at Texas. He was blamed and penalized for a big wreck on the reconfigured track. And he was the runner-up after only nine of 22 cars were still running at the end. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos.
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