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

September 26, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 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. 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.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



GRIFFITH, Ind. — Voters in a northwestern Indiana town have overwhelmingly approved a referendum calling for the community to secede from a Lake County township in an effort to lower their local tax rate, town officials said. About 97 percent of about 3,300 residents who cast ballots Tuesday voted for the town to secede from Calumet Township. Griffith Town Council President Rick Ryfa said the town of 16,000 residents has been paying more than $2.1 million annual in taxes to the township, which includes the impoverished city of Gary, but gets little in return. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



CHICAGO — Uber has agreed to pay $148 million and take steps to tighten data security, after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced the settlement Wednesday between Uber Technologies Inc. and all 50 states and the District of Columbia. SENT: 230 words, photo. Will be updated. Moving in national news queues.


— UBER-DATA BREACH-SETTLEMENT-INDIANA: Indiana will receive nearly $1.5 million of the $148 million Uber has agreed to pay after the ride-hailing company failed for a year to notify drivers that hackers had stolen their personal information. Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that $752,400 of Indiana’s share will be distributed to drivers affected by the breach.



MARION, Ind. — A northeastern Indiana woman has admitted charges that she allowed her boyfriend to molest her daughter, leaving the child pregnant at age 10. The 33-year-old woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of neglect, aiding child molesting and assisting a criminal. She agreed to accept a sentence of 20 years in prison and five years of probation.


PENDLETON, Ind. — A fire at central Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility has been extinguished after heavily damaging one of the prison complex’s buildings. Indiana Department of Correction spokeswoman Ike Randolph says no inmates or staff were injured in Wednesday’s fire at the men’s prison about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. SENT: 130 words. Pursuing photo.


— GREAT LAKES-ECONOMY: A newly released analysis says a federal Great Lakes cleanup program is good for the region’s economy.

— OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE-INDIANAPOLIS: An Indiana University-led partnership is bringing training sessions to Indianapolis this week on how to administer a medication that can reverse potentially fatal overdoses from opioid painkillers and heroin.

— RILEY HOSPITAL-FUNDRAISING: High school and college students from across Indiana who have held dance marathons have helped Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis reach a $50 million fundraising milestone.



INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck came out of Sunday’s game so Jacoby Brissett could make a last-second heave. Now there are questions about whether Luck’s arm strength is back to 100 percent more than 21 months after having surgery on his right shoulder. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The long-awaited arrival of star freshman Romeo Langford finally takes place when the reigning Mr. Basketball Award winner makes his first comments since arriving on campus when the Hoosiers hold their annual media day on Wednesday. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


STANFORD, Calif. — Bryce Love has yet to match last year’s record-setting season and Stanford football coach David Shaw said lack of consistent play by the offensive line has been a major contributor. Hit by injuries, the offensive line has yet to start the same five guys in back-to-back games, and Shaw thinks that’s just part of it. Love will play a critical role, one way or the other, when No. 7 Stanford plays at No. 8 Notre Dame on Saturday. By Rick Eymer. SENT: 550 words, photos.


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