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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 6pm, IN

July 11, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 6 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. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

INDIANA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

INDIANAPOLIS — The State Board of Education approved policy guidance Wednesday that Indiana’s high schools will use to make sure graduating seniors are ready to enter the workforce, pursue higher education or enlist in the military.  The Graduation Pathways policy guidance, approved on a 10-0 vote, will be used by the Indiana Department of Education and schools across the state. It includes information on how to complete Indiana’s new diploma requirements and how to make the most of internships and other experiential learning. SENT: 315 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

KIDNEY DONOR-BIBLE SCHOOL

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. — An eastern Indiana woman has made a life-saving kidney donation to a 9-year-old after the two met at Vacation Bible School just months earlier. Kari Woods was volunteering at the religious education youth program last summer when the Connersville woman learned Abby Steinard was suffering from kidney failure and struggling to find a donor. SENT: 280 words.

IN BRIEF:

— HOUSING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT-INDIANPOLIS: An Indianapolis landlord has been ordered to pay $220,000 in damages for violating federal housing law after an ill and bed-ridden tenant was told to move from an apartment in a building she owns.

— GIRL DIES-POND: An autopsy has determined that a 3-year-old girl who was found unresponsive in a northwestern Indiana pond drowned.

— GUTHRIE PRIZE-MELLENCAMP: Indiana rocker John Mellencamp has been chosen to receive the Woody Guthrie Prize.

— PURDUE FUNDRAISING: Purdue University says its recently ended fiscal year was its biggest ever for fundraising and sponsored research funding.

— TREE FALLS-TWO KILLED: Two people died when high winds toppled a large tree onto a pickup truck in northeastern Indiana.

— ANIMALS REMOVED: More than 80 animals, including nearly 30 pot-bellied pigs, have been removed from a suspected animal hoarding scene in western Indiana. SENT: 130 words. May be updated.

— DEADLY CRASH-CHARGES: A northeastern Indiana man has been charged in a fiery June car crash that killed a passenger.

— POLICE-MURDER-SUICIDE: A federal appeals court says Indianapolis doesn’t have to pay the legal fees of a police officer who successfully defended a lawsuit accusing him of negligence.

— HEALTH CARE-KICKBACKS: A fifth person who played a role in a $19 million kickback scheme involving Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to probation.

SPORTS:

BKL--LYNX-FEVER

INDIANAPOLIS — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Maya Moore added 19 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 87-65 on Wednesday. Danielle Robinson made her first 3-pointer to end a 0-for-39 drought in her seven-year WNBA career. She finished with 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting, including 2 of 2 from behind the arc. SENT: 175 words, photos.

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