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

October 5, 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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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana regulators are investigating an Indianapolis chapter of the Knights of Columbus for undisclosed problems and possible license violations tied to its bingo and poker games. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Northside Knights of Columbus chapter’s games grossed nearly $4.4 million in 2017, making it the second biggest charity game in the state. An Indiana Gaming Commission report says most of the money is returned to players as prizes and jackpots. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— 1988 CHILD SLAYING: An Indiana man charged in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl wants his trial moved to another county.

— OLD LANDFILL-STATE INSPECTION: State officials plan to inspect a long-shuttered landfill in southwestern Indiana to determine if it’s affecting the region’s groundwater. The Edwards Landfill was closed 20 years ago after state regulators found pollutants seeping into the groundwater near the town of Bruceville.

— FREEZING KITTENS ALLEGATIONS: A southern Indiana animal shelter that was the focus of allegations it was freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia is being shut down.

— SOUTH BEND SHOOTING: Increased security measures are planned following a shooting outside a bar in northern Indiana that left six people wounded.

— OHIO RIVER-WATER STANDARDS: A commission that watches over the Ohio River’s health has put off a vote on whether to move away from its role of setting pollution standards for the river. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission decided against holding a vote Thursday on a change that would leave the responsibility of setting water quality standards up to the six individual states along the river.

— GARY POLICE-FILMING ARREST: Gary police are conducting an internal investigation after a video posted online shows officers arresting a man for filming them along a street.

— ELDERLY LION DIES: A 22-year-old African lion named Mufasa has died after spending the last seven years at a northeastern Indiana sanctuary.

— ROSE-HULMAN GROUNDBREAKING: The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is breaking ground on a $29 million academic building that will include collaborative workspaces and design studios.



Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is already tired of “Enter Sandman,” the Metallica song that plays such a major role in the way No. 24 Virginia Tech stirs up its fans for the start of football games at Lane Stadium. The sixth-ranked Fighting Irish will get to experience the atmosphere firsthand on Saturday night. By Hank Kurz Jr. SENT: 750 words, photos.


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State staff and players are still baffled by the stunning loss at Iowa last season. Rolling along after a pressure-cooker win over Penn State the week before, the No. 3 Buckeyes became mistake-prone and were outplayed by the unranked Hawkeyes, who were three-touchdown underdogs. That debacle ended up keeping Ohio State out of the College Football Playoff. Ohio State is trying to avoid a similar letdown as it prepares to host Indiana on Saturday. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 600 words, photos.


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