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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

August 31, 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. Tom Davies is on the desk. All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



EVANSVILLE — A volunteer member of the advance team for President Donald Trump blocked a photojournalist’s camera as he tried to take a photo of a protester during a campaign rally in Indiana. A photo taken by Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci on Thursday in Evansville shows the volunteer stretching out his hand over the lens of a news photographer’s camera after a protester disrupted Trump’s campaign event. SENT: 130 words. With AP Photo.


EVANSVILLE — Casting the midterms as a referendum on his agenda, President Donald Trump urged Indiana voters to unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, saying the vulnerable Democrat is “not going to vote for us on anything.” Trump, who is kicking up his campaign travel as the midterm elections near, appeared in Evansville on Thursday to boost support for wealthy Republican businessman Mike Braun, who is facing off against Donnelly in what is viewed as one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races. By Catherine Lucey And Jill Colvin. SENT: 870 words. With AP Photos.


— STALLED SUV DEATHS: Dozens of students held a vigil for two classmates who remain hospitalized following a collision between a vehicle and a stalled SUV that killed four southern Indiana teenagers last weekend.

— MURDER CHARGE-JUVENILE: A northern Indiana teenager has been sentenced to 64 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman following an argument with her daughter.

— GREENCASTLE SCHOOL-MOLD: A western Indiana school is being closed for at least several more days after tests found high levels of mold in at least three classrooms.

— DRUG TREATMENT-PREGNANT WOMEN: A nonprofit group is moving ahead with a drug treatment residential center for pregnant women in southern Indiana.



PORTLAND, Ore. — Santino Ferruci left Connecticut intent on becoming the next American driver in Formula One. One too many missteps has essentially torpedoed his career in Europe, and he’s now looking to rebuild his reputation with a two-race stint in IndyCar. The 20-year-old will race Sunday at Portland International Raceway. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 700 words. By 4 p.m.

— FBC--UNITED AIRLINES-COLLEGE FOOTBALL: United Airlines says it’s adding more flights and using bigger planes this fall to carry passengers to college football games across the South and elsewhere in the U.S. The Chicago-based airline says in a statement that the added seats will bring passengers to “top college football markets.” SENT: 130 words.


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