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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

May 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



ST. LOUIS _ The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since the historic 1993 flood _ and topped it in at least one place _ as the bulging Big Muddy threatened levees and forced a Missouri town’s residents to head for higher ground. Elsewhere, in northern Indiana, authorities said a 2-year-old boy died Thursday when his mother drove past a “high water” sign in Wabash County and into a flooded road. By Jim Salter. SENT: 510 words, photos. Moved late yesterday and available for use.


—INDIANA FLOODING-DROWNING: Indiana State Police say a 2-year-old was killed when his mother drove into flood waters that had completely covered the roadway. SENT: 140 words.


—DOUBLE SLAYING-INDIANA: Jurors have deadlocked on whether to recommend a sentence of life in prison for a 24-year-old man convicted in the 2017 slayings of two people in southwest Indiana.

—OFFICER STRUCK-CHASE: A northeastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for seriously injuring a police officer while fleeing authorities.

—INDIANA TRAIL GRANTS: Part of a nearly $1.3 million state grant will go toward converting an old railroad bridge into pedestrian use along a northern Indiana city’s recreational trail where two teenage girls were hiking when they were killed two years ago.



INDIANAPOLIS _ Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor later this year. A date for the ceremony has not yet been chosen. Team owner Jim Irsay made the announcement during a town hall with Colts fans. Freeney finished his career in Indy with a franchise-record 107½ sacks, a Super Bowl ring and was a three-time first-team All-Pro. Former teammate Robert Mathis went on to surpass Freeney’s franchise mark. SENT: 140 words.


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