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

October 8, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s three U.S. Senate candidates will face off in the first debate of the general election campaign. Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton will take the stage Monday night at the Purdue University Northwest campus for the statewide televised debate. The race is one of the most closely watched in the U.S. and could determine which party controls the Senate next year. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 90 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from hour-long debate scheduled to begin 7 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

INDIANA FOREST-LOGGING

WABASH, Ind. — Opposition is being raised to plans for logging in the Salamonie River State Forest in northern Indiana. The Journal Gazette reports the state Division of Forestry announced a plan four years ago to log selected trees on about 120 acres in Huntington and Wabash counties. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

SAUDI-WHO IS KHASHOGGI?

BEIRUT — Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country’s consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider. A close aide to the kingdom’s former spy chief, he had been a leading voice in the country’s prominent dailies, including the main English newspapers. Now the 59-year-old journalist and contributor to The Washington Post is feared dead, and Turkish authorities believe he was slain inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, something Saudi officials vehemently deny. The U.S.-educated Khashoggi was no stranger to controversy. A graduate of Indiana State University, Khashoggi began his career in the 1980s, covering the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the decade-long war that followed for the English-language daily Saudi Gazette. By Sarah El Deeb. SENT: 830 words, photos. Moving in international news queues.

IN BRIEF:

— INMATE DIES-MARION COUNTY: Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who was found unresponsive in his Marion County Jail cell.

— INDIANA-BRIBERY CHARGES: A federal judge has push backed the trial of an northwestern Indiana mayor facing bribery charges of accepting money in exchange for towing contracts. The trial for Republican Portage Mayor James Snyder had been scheduled to begin Tuesday.

— ROSE-HULMAN FUNDRAISING: The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has kicked off a $250 million fundraising campaign to help bolster the western Indiana school’s undergraduate science, engineering and math education programs.

— AIRMAIL MUSEUM-FORT WAYNE: Congress has endorsed designating Fort Wayne’s Smith Field as the site of a planned National Airmail Museum. The U.S. Senate voted last week in favor of a Federal Aviation Administration bill that included the airmail museum.

— SOLAR FARM-TIPTON SCHOOLS: central Indiana school superintendent says his district’s newly installed solar farm should save it more than $2 million over 20 years. The Tipton Community School Corp.’s nearly 2,000 solar panels went online last month.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-CLEANING UP

INDIANAPOLIS — Turnovers, penalties and dropped passes have seriously hurt the Indianapolis Colts early this season. Now it’s time to start cleaning up the miscues. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBC--INDIANA-DEFENSE

The Indiana Hoosiers gave up more big plays against No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday. That’s not coach Tom Allen’s script. And he expects to see corrections this weekend against Iowa. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

FBC--PURDUE-LOOKING BETTER

Purdue has gotten its season back on track with back-to-back wins. This week, the Boilermakers will try to win a third straight when they face Illinois. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

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