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BC-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

May 22, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



ALEXANDRIA, Va. _ John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh’s release, slated for Thursday, make clear that authorities remain concerned about the threat he could pose once free. Lindh was housed in Terre Haute, Indiana, with other Muslim inmates convicted on terror-related charges. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 980 words, photos.



NEW YORK _ Adam Driver was home alone doing the dishes when his agent called with the news that he’d just received a Tony Award nomination. But since his wife was out of town, there was no one to share the news. So he just finished the dishes. Driver got the nod for his work in a new revival of Lanford Wilson’s play “Burn This.” It’s Driver’s first Tony nod and his third show on Broadway. While his roles are diverse, the foundation for Driver’s success centers on his military service. Born in San Diego but raised in the small town of Mishawaka, Indiana, Driver joined the Marines shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks and credits his time in the service for providing him the courage he needed to become an actor. By John Carucci, SENT: 600 words, photos, video.



A half-price version of Eli Lilly’s popular Humalog insulin is now available. The company promised in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin prices. Lilly, one of the three top insulin makers, said it’s begun selling its own generic version of Humalog under the chemical name insulin lispro, for $137 per vial or $265 for five KwikPens. By Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 300 words, photo.


_ INDIANA HOUSE EXPLOSION: Fire investigators have determined the explosion of a southern Indiana house over the weekend that left one dead was caused by natural gas.

_ HIGHWAY SINKHOLE-LANES CLOSED: State transportation officials say a sinkhole that opened up overnight on a southern Indiana highway has forced the closure of a portion of that freeway.

_ POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING: Authorities say a 26-year-old man has died after being shot following a police chase and crash in northeastern Indiana.

_ 2001 SLAYING-APPEAL: A federal judge has agreed with an Indiana woman who argued that she had ineffective legal counsel at her murder trial for the 2001 slaying of her boyfriend.

_ MISSING KAYAKER: Authorities are searching northern Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline for a man who vanished during a kayaking trip last weekend.

_ POLICE SHOOTING-INDIANA: Authorities say a police officer in western Indiana shot and wounded a person who reportedly pointed a handgun at officers who were responding to a domestic situation.

_ SCRAPPED BRIDGE-CHARGE: A northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer convicted of razing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal contends he didn’t receive a fair trial.



INDIANAPOLIS _ Sage Karam spent a whole year preparing for the Indianapolis 500. So when he failed to make the field Saturday, the 24-year-old feared all that work might go for naught. It’s the pressure a one-off driver faces in the IndyCar Series. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ NASCAR will select its class for the 2020 Hall of Fame. Tony Stewart is among those who have been nominated. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Selection show begins at 5 p.m.


NEW YORK _ The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season’s WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It’s the first time in the four-year history of the poll that Washington is No. 1. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ Changes to college basketball that would give players more freedom to pursue their professional ambitions will be discussed at a meeting of a nonprofit that seeks to reform college sports. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and NBA executives are scheduled to participate in panel discussions hosted by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Wednesday. Among the topics: the possibility of the NBA lowering its age limit to 18 and allowing college athletes to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness. By Ben Nuckols. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


OMAHA, Neb. _ Iowa meets Indiana as the Big Ten Tournament opens at TD Ameritrade Park. 150 words. 6 p.m. start.


DURHAM, N.C. _ Second-seeded Georgia Tech opens Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament play with a matchup with 11th-seeded Notre Dame. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 3 p.m.


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