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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

January 24, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SEBRING, Fla. _ A former prison guard trainee accused of fatally shooting five people inside a Florida bank branch has long been fascinated with the idea of killing, but people who could have done something about it didn’t take his threats seriously, a woman who identified herself as his former girlfriend told a television station. Zephen Xaver, 21, “for some reason always hated people and wanted everybody to die,” Alex Gerlach told WSBT-TV in Indiana, shortly after Wednesday’s massacre in Sebring. By Terry Spencer. SENT: 740 words, photos, videos.



WASHINGTON _ A full year before the first round of presidential primary voting finds diversity already a hallmark of the field of possible Democratic contenders. Four of those who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy are women, and one of them is African-American. Another White House hopeful is Latino, and one is gay. The diversity is likely to expand in the coming weeks as other Democrats enter the race. By Juana Summers and Elana Schor. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


—OFFICER SHOOTING-INDIANA: Authorities say a sheriff’s officer fatally shot a person who allegedly attacked a family member and officers at a northwestern Indiana home.

—DUNES LAKESHORE-VACATION HOMES: The National Park Service is joining two partners to renovate five historic beach homes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and rent them as vacation properties.



Purdue has won four straight, and next up is a showdown with No. 6 Michigan State. The Boilermakers lost by 18 at Michigan State earlier this season, but they get the Spartans at home this weekend. The winning streak for Purdue includes double-digit victories over Indiana and Ohio State. By Noah Trister. SENT: 490 words, photos.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - No. 1 Notre Dame seeks its 12th consecutive victory on Thursday when it visits Tennessee, which has lost five straight for its longest skid since 1970. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ Nebraska-Omaha takes on Purdue-Fort Wayne on Thursday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS _ Oakland plays IUPUI on Thursday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 11 a.m. ET.


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