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

October 12, 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. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-VEEPS VISIT

INDIANAPOLIS — When Hillary Clinton belted back whiskey in a northwest Indiana bar, it was celebrated as a sign of authenticity that helped her win a bitter primary in the rust belt state. A decade later and Sen. Joe Donnelly is hoping another Democrat with presidential ambitions and blue-collar appeal — former Vice President Joe Biden — can amplify voter enthusiasm during a Friday rally in the same heavily industrial region. At the same time Vice President Mike Pence will be in the state boosting GOP businessman Mike Braun, Donnelly’s rival. By Brian Slodysko and Sara Burnett. SENT: 750 words, photos. Will be updated from Friday evening events in Hammond and Indianapolis.

Also:

— ELECTION 2018-ILLINOIS-CONGRESS-PENCE: Vice President Mike Pence is campaigning with Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, one of four Illinois congressman whose seats Democrats are targeting as they try to regain control of the House.

AROUND THE STATE:

DOG’S DEATH-LAPORTE

LAPORTE, Ind. — A northern Indiana couple who say a neighbor intentionally ran over their 20-year-old black Labrador are seeking criminal charges. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW FEDERAL JUDGE: An Indianapolis attorney is set to become the newest judge for a federal court district that’s been in a judicial emergency for years.

— MOLESTATION CONVICTIONS OVERTURNED: The Indiana Supreme Court has reinstated a man’s child molestation convictions months after they were overturned by a state appeals court.

— TOWN MARSHAL-ARRESTED: A judge has placed a former Indiana town marshal on house arrest ahead of his trial on charges that he allegedly took medication from a home while in uniform.

— SAFE DRIVING-HIGHWAY PATROL: State police in Indiana and 2 more states are collaborating this weekend along Interstate 70 to look for drivers who are speeding or operating a car while impaired.

SPORTS:

FBC--IOWA-INDIANA

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t need to spend a lot of time prepping for Saturday’s game. Last week the Hawkeyes faced a potent offense and an improved defense, a team led by a second-year coach who expects to climb the Big Ten ladder. Ferentz’s Hawkeyes face virtually the same scenario this weekend at Indiana. By Michael Marot. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FBC--PURDUE-ILLINOIS PREVIEW

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Purdue visits Illinois on homecoming Saturday in a Big Ten matchup that may have bowl implications for both teams. After cruising past Rutgers, Illinois could find itself only two wins away from securing a bowl game if the Illini can use its aggressive ground game to beat Purdue, which must win to have any bowl hopes. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC--T25-PITT-NOTRE DAME PREVIEW

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — About the only people Notre Dame’s 6-foot junior quarterback Ian Book can look in the eye in the huddle these days are 5-11 running back Dexter Williams and 5-10 slot receiver Chris Finke. Besides the behemoths guarding him, Book has some very tall targets to catch his passes -- six wide receivers or tight ends are 6-foot-4 or taller. The group will match up with Pitt this weekend as the fifth-ranked Irish try to remain unbeaten. By John Fineran. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

Also:

— BKC--PURDUE-PAINTER: Purdue and men’s basketball coach Matt Painter have agreed on a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season.

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