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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

December 5, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

STEEL PLANT MOVE

GARY, Ind. — An Illinois steel company has finalized plans to move its operations to northwestern Indiana. The office of Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that Alliance Steel plans to invest $19.7 million in Gary, about 25 miles from its plant in Bedford Park, Illinois. The company plans to begin renovations in Gary in early 2019 and could be operational there by January 2020. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— OFFICER KILLED-1980: A judge has denied a request for a new trial for an alleged getaway driver convicted in the 1980 shooting death of an off-duty northwestern Indiana police officer.

— ANIMAL ADOPTION: An Indiana animal shelter is cutting the cost of adoption to try to find homes for hundreds of dogs and cats during the holidays. Muncie Animal Care and Services is calling it the “Twelve Strays of Christmas” adoption event Saturday.

— DEPUTY SHOT-INDIANAPOLIS: Prosecutors have charged two teens in the shooting of an off-duty Marion County sheriff’s deputy during an attempted robbery at an Indianapolis restaurant where he was working as a security guard.

— LAKE ERIE-WATER QUALITY: Indiana is getting more than $400,000 to boost efforts to improve water quality in Lake Erie’s western basin. The State Department of Agriculture will use the funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for workshops for farmers, expanding soil and manure testing and other efforts.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE: Michigan regulators have issued a permit that allows more anchor supports to bolster twin oil pipelines in the Great Lakes at the Straits of Mackinac.

— DIVING COACH-SEX ABUSE: A former Ohio State diving club coach plans to plead not guilty when he’s arraigned on charges related to allegations that he had sex with a diver when she was a teenager.

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