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

December 18, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city’s far South Side. Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were pursuing a person heading toward the train tracks when they were hit Monday evening as the commuter train passed through the area, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Police said the officers were chasing the suspect on foot. The train that struck the officers was operated by a commuter rail line that links northern Indiana and Chicago. SENT: 425 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated on merits.


_ HIT-AND-RUN FATALITY-CHARGES: A northwestern Indiana man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a suburban Chicago woman.

_ POLICE DOG ATTACK-SETTLEMENT: A northwestern Indiana city has agreed to pay $10,000 to the owners of a dog killed by a police dog that escaped from its handler.



INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indiana Pacers chase an eighth straight win when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. The Cavaliers have won only seven games since LeBron James left town and comes to Indy with back-to-back losses and a 2-11 road record. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ Binghamton plays Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion. By John Fineran. Game starts at 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merits.


_ BKC--IUPUI-PURDUE FORT WAYNE: IUPUI plays Purdue Fort Wayne at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

_ BKC--EVANSVILLE-MURRAY STATE: Evansville plays Murray State at CFSB Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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