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

November 23, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Corey Williams is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The company that owns the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, in July, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident. The three adult daughters of 65-year-old William Bright and his 63-year-old wife, Janice Bright, of Higginsville, Missouri, filed suit soon after the accident on July 19. Adam Graves, an attorney for the family, told the Kansas City Star that the settlement with Ripley Entertainment was finalized Thursday. Terms were not disclosed. A Ripley spokeswoman declined immediate comment. Three others named in the suit will remain defendants. They are Ride the Ducks International LLC; the captain of the duck boat, Kenneth Scott McKee; and the driver on land, Robert Williams, who died when the boat sank. SENT: 370 words.



FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Police have arrested a man in connection with a Thanksgiving shooting in northeastern Indiana that killed three people and left two others critically wounded. Fort Wayne police say 22-year-old Kameron J. Joyner was arrested early Friday during a local traffic stop. He’s being held at the Allen County Jail on five preliminary counts of aggravated battery. Officer Michael Joyner is a spokesman for Fort Wayne police. He says detectives believe the Thursday night shootings resulted from a home invasion. Joyner says police are also seeking another 22-year-old man as a person of interest in the shootings who is believed to armed and dangerous. Two males and a female were pronounced dead at the home on Fort Wayne’s south side. Two males who were also shot remained in critical condition Friday. The victims’ names and ages haven’t been released. SENT: 130 words.


FORT WAYNE SHOOTINGS-THE LATEST: The Latest on a shooting that killed three people in northeast Indiana.


ST. LOUIS — Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace: the federally protected black vultures, which swoop down and peck newborn calves and other small animals to death. Some cattle producers have lost multiple calves to vulture attacks that have become increasingly common over the past decade or so. Lambs, goats, foals and other animals also have been victimized. Missouri has long been home to turkey vultures, a large but relatively harmless bird that feeds off the carcasses of dead animals. The black vulture does, too, but it also attacks live animals. The black vulture, more common in South America, gradually made its way north, first into the southeastern U.S. In recent years, the range has extended into the southern parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. By Jim Salter. SENT: 460 words, photos.


LONG BEACH, Ind. — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide until next year whether to consider arguments from residents of Chief Justice John Roberts’ Indiana hometown over ownership of the Lake Michigan community’s shoreline. The court is giving the Indiana attorney general’s office an extra two months for a response to the request from Don and Bobbie Gunderson of Long Beach, Indiana, for the Supreme Court review. That response is now due Jan. 11, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported. The Gundersons want to appeal a February decision by the Indiana Supreme Court that set the ordinary high water mark as the boundary between state-owned land under Lake Michigan and private property. They contend their lakefront property extends to the water’s edge and that landowners have the right to limit who uses the beaches abutting their properties. SENT: 415 words.


— ADOLESCENT RESEARCH-LAWSUIT: An Indianapolis girl’s family is suing Purdue University, contending she suffered “substantial emotional trauma” during federally-funded research that was halted last year.

— LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will install monitoring wells at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site in East Chicago to look at contaminated groundwater.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana Hoosiers try to keep their home record perfect when UC-Davis visit Assembly Hall on Friday. The Hoosiers will be short-handed though it’s unclear how many, if any, of the seven players who couldn’t finish Tuesday’s game will play Friday. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos.


UNDATED — Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm understand the short-term stakes of Saturday’s Old Oaken Bucket game. But the Indiana and Purdue coaches also have long-term aspirations for where this rivalry can go and it begins with the notion that future games will be for more than just a bowl bid. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos by 4 p.m.


INDIANAPOLIS — When Ryan Tannehill looks across the field Sunday he’ll an encouraging sign in Andrew Luck’s comeback. Both dealt with injuries and now Tannehill, like Luck will try to make a late-season playoff run. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos.




INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers will try to rebound from Wednesday night’s loss when they host the San Antonio Spurs. The Pacers have won three in a row at home. The Spurs have lost three straight in the series and will try to avoid a second straight sweep in the series. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time is 8 p.m.


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