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

October 10, 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.

All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

OBIT-BETTY GRISSOM

Betty Lavonne Grissom, the widow of astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom who successfully sued a NASA contractor after his death in the 1967 Apollo launch pad fire, has died at her home in Houston. She was 91. Mark Grissom said Wednesday that his mother had been in good health before her unexpected death Sunday. He said funeral services were pending, but that his mother will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, where his father is interred. By Rick Callahan. UPCOMING: 300 words.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

— STATE SENATE SEAT: A county councilman in northeastern Indiana has been selected to fill the seat of the outgoing Republican leader of the Indiana Senate. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TAUNTING FUGITIVE-ARREST: A fugitive from Minnesota who taunted authorities on social media by vowing she’d “never be caught” has been arrested in northern Indiana. AP Photo.

— JAIL LAWSUIT: Officials in western Indiana are adding more jobs at a county jail as part of an effort to improve conditions at the facility following legal pressure to make changes.

— AMAZON-PACKAGING CENTER: Online retail giant Amazon is planning a packaging center in suburban Indianapolis that’s expected to bring about 1,250 jobs to the area in the coming years.

— TOWN MARSHAL ARRESTED: Prosecutors are asking a judge to lock up a former Indiana town marshal until his trial on charges that he allegedly took medication from a home while in uniform.

— TIMBER REVENUES: Fifteen Indiana counties are getting a share of more than $210,000 raised through timber sales at state forests. The Indiana Department of Natural resources says the counties will use about $63,000 of that revenue to give a boost to 116 rural and volunteer fire departments, particularly to improve their wildland firefighting capabilities.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-LUCK’S LOAD

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck has thrown a league-high 245 passes in five games and 121 passes in the last two weeks. That’s not by design. And the Colts would like to lessen the load on his surgically-repaired arm. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKN--PACERS PREVIEW

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers spent the entire offseason trying to upgrade. The real challenge will be trying to rediscover the chemistry that served them so well last season. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

With:

— BKN--EASTERN CONFERENCE PREVIEW CAPSULES: A capsule look at each team in the Eastern Conference. UPCOMING.

Also:

— BKW--VANDERBILT-DEMOSS: Vanderbilt has added Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Mickie DeMoss to its staff as director of offensive analytics. SENT: 115 words.

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