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

January 9, 2019

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

All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-ALCOHOL MAKERS

PERU, Ind. _ Breweries, wineries and distilleries in Indiana and Michigan are experiencing delays because some permits are not being issued due to the partial federal government shutdown. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issues permits that allow businesses to open, craft a new beer or wine, or create labeling for a product. That agency is currently closed. SENT: 340 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

TYLER TRENT-PURDUE-FUNERAL

INDIANAPOLIS _ Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people on Tuesday attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent. SENT: 200 words, photos. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.

IN BRIEF:

_ SHOOTING RULES-COUNTY: Officials in a county in northwestern Indiana are widening a ban on the discharge of firearms in parts of the county despite protests from gun owners.

_ TRUCK STRIKES HOUSE-GIRL DIES: Eastern Indiana police say an 11-year-old girl died over the weekend when the pickup truck she was riding in struck a house.

_ 2017 SLAYING ARREST: Authorities say suspect in the New Year’s Eve 2017 shooting death of a woman in Texas has been captured in northwestern Indiana.

_ BICENTENNIAL TREE FELLED: Evansville officials say a tree-cutting crew mistakenly felled an oak tree planted for the nation’s bicentennial.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-DEFENSE

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indianapolis Colts defense started this season by giving up 180 points in their first six games. They’re facing Kansas City on Saturday because they’ve given up only 72 over the last six _ and will need another good game to advance to the AFC championship game. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

FBN--COLTS-STARTING FAST

INDIANAPOLIS _ Andrew Luck has done some of his most memorable work rallying the Indianapolis Colts. He’d rather spend the time protecting leads. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 740 words, photos.

BKN--PACERS-CELTICS

BOSTON _ The Indiana Pacers visit the Boston Celtics. By Doug Alden. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 7 p.m. tipoff.

BKW--T25-LOUISVILLE-NOTRE DAME PREVIEW

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ No. 2 Louisville can take a big step toward its first-ever top ranking if it beats No. 1 and defending champion Notre Dame on the road Thursday. While the Irish are used to 1-2 matchups, the Cardinals will be in new territory and need to overcome their struggle in marquee games. By Sports Writer Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING. 550 words, photos.

Also:

_ BKC--BUTLER-SETON HALL. UPCOMING: 1250 words, more on merits. Developing from 8:30 p.m. tipoff.

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