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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

March 13, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. 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. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. All times are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



NEW ORLEANS _ A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children. A federal judge in Texas last year struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act, a victory for opponents who say it is racially motivated and unconstitutionally discriminatory. Backers of the law say that if the decision is upheld, many Native American children will be lost to their families and tribes. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 450 words. Will be updated. Developing from 12 p.m. ET hearing.


—MD LOGISTICS-EXPANSION: A logistics business is opening its fourth warehouse in a central Indiana community.

—JAIL-VIDEO VISITATION: The Allen County Jail in Fort Wayne no longer will have face-to-face visits with inmates and instead is offering video chats.

—INDIANA JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: Late columnist Matthew Tully of The Indianapolis Star heads a class of five inductees this year onto the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Seventh-seeded Louisville meets No. 15 seed Notre Dame in Wednesday’s second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


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