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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

January 30, 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. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BISMARCK, N.D. _ A deadly arctic deep freeze has enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures. Numerous schools and businesses were closed Wednesday because of the cold, and the U.S. Postal Service took the rare step of suspending mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. Some buses were turned into mobile warming shelters to help the homeless in Chicago, where the temperature plunged to minus 19 degrees early Wednesday, breaking a record for the day set in 1966. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 840 words, photos, videos.


—WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST: The Latest on a major snowstorm and frigid weather in the Midwest. Will be updated as developments occur.


INDIANAPOLIS _ Anthem Inc. (ANTM) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $424 million. The Indianapolis-based company said it had profit of $1.61 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.44 per share. SENT: 160 words.


—XGR--PROPERTY TAX AMNESTY: Indiana legislators are considering creating an amnesty period for homeowners and businesses to pay overdue property taxes without the penalty fees and interest.

—URBAN PARK-OHIO RIVER: A group that’s spearheading a planned 400-acre park along southern Indiana’s Ohio River shoreline hopes to unveil preliminary designs for the project this fall.



WASHINGTON _ The Indiana Pacers, losers of two straight since top scorer Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending injury, visit a Washington Wizards team Wednesday that’s coming off yet another disappointing road trip. By Ben Nuckols. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS _ No. 10 Marquette tries to extend its winning streak to eight straight when it visits Butler on Wednesday. The Bulldogs have lost two straight. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.


PISCATAWAY, N.J. _ Indiana will try to snap a six-game losing streak when it comes to the Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on Rutgers, which has won two in a row. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


CARBONDALE, Ill. _ The Southern Illinois Salukis host the Indiana State Sycamores on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ South Dakota takes on Purdue-Fort Wayne on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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