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

December 22, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Jeff Karoub is on the desk. 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.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s private attorney said he doesn’t plan to take any public funds to defend Hill against any discrimination or civil claims eventually filed by a lawmaker and three legislative staffers who say Hill drunkenly groped them at a party in March. SENT: 400 words.



GARY, Ind. _ It’s a long, long, long, long way from Gary, Indiana, to the far side of the moon. More than 238,000 miles, in fact. But 50 years ago Friday, Frank Borman, an astronaut born in the Steel City, was launched with two others in a small capsule atop the first crewed Saturn V rocket. On Christmas Eve 1968 they became the first human beings to orbit another heavenly body. Apollo 8 was America’s initial manned mission to the moon. It would be followed, most notably, by the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, and five more successful landings until Chicago native Eugene Cernan left the last boot-prints on the moon Dec. 14, 1972. By Dan Carden. The Times. SENT: 1,200 words, photos requested.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ On Thanksgiving night in 2016, South Bend Fire Department Capt. Tony Marvel fell through some stairs to the basement while fighting a house fire in the 300 block of North Studebaker Street on the city’s near northwest side. He badly injured his ankle and knew he would need help, and quickly, to escape. But Marvel didn’t panic. He called for help and his fellow firefighters found him and carried him out. Afterward, Marvel said he realized that training he had received at the department’s Luther J. Taylor Sr. Fire Training Center had helped him. “It was obviously a very stressful situation but I was very calm and composed and I acted on my instinct and training,” Marvel said. By Jeff Parrott. South Bend Tribune. SENT: 700 words, photos requested.


_ MAN DROWNS: A northwest Indiana man was killed after a large wave swept him and a friend into Lake Michigan.

_ FATAL CRASH: One person was killed and another seriously injured after they were ejected from a car during a crash in central Indiana.

_ GOVERNOR’S FELLOWSHIP: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says his office is accepting applications through March 31 for the 2019-2020 Governor’s Fellowship.

_ 24-HOUR LIBRARY: A new library in northern Indiana that resembles a cross between an ATM and a vending machine has become the state’s first 24-hour library.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ The Notre Dame defense knows it will have its hands full in the Dec. 29 playoff game against Clemson. The Tigers average 530 yards and 45 points per game, both fifth-best in the country. Defensive coordinator Clark Lea says his players are excited for the challenge. By John Fineran. SENT: 775 words, photos.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. _ The Indiana Hoosiers put a five-game winning streak on the line Saturday when they host Jacksonville. The Hoosiers have climbed to No. 22 in the poll and are coming off their most lopsided win in a month. The Dolphins were blown out at Notre Dame earlier this week. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 6 p.m.


MILWAUKEE _ No. 19 Marquette gets an opportunity to make a statement when second-ranked Notre Dame pays a visit. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:30 p.m.


_ BKC--GREEN BAY-EVANSVILLE: Green Bay plays Evansville at Ford Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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