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

May 8, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Swedish manufacturer Saab says it will open an Indiana manufacturing site as part of its production of a new Air Force training jet. Company officials announced Wednesday plans to spend $37 million on the facility at Purdue University’s Discovery Park District Aerospace in West Lafayette. The move comes after Saab and Boeing won a $9.2 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force last year to build at least 351 T-X training jets. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



INDIANAPOLIS _ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb faces a Wednesday night deadline to act on a wide-ranging gambling bill approved by legislators that legalizes sports betting in the state and allows new casinos in Terre Haute and Gary. Developing on merits from governor’s action. Timing uncertain.

_ ELECTION 2020-BUTTIGIEG SUCCESSOR: A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the party’s primary to take his place as mayor of his Indiana hometown. SENT: 140 words, photo.

_ INDIANA MAYORAL PRIMARIES: A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the party’s primary to take his place as mayor of Indiana’s fourth-largest city. SENT: 140 words.


_ POLICE SHOOTING-INDIANA: Authorities say an Ohio man who died in a police-involved shooting in eastern Indiana died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.

_ DIVE COACH-CHARGES: A former assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces four years in prison after reaching a plea agreement in a sexual misconduct case involving two female students.

_ LAKE MONROE-LOGGING: Some property owners along southern Indiana’s Lake Monroe are making a new attempt to stop a neighbor from logging his land.

_ GREAT LAKES-DISASTER MAPS: Members of Congress want to modernize computer maps that assess which natural resources and infrastructure in the Great Lakes region are most vulnerable to disasters.

_ MEASLES-HOSPITAL RESTRICTIONS: An Indiana hospital group is imposing temporary visitor restrictions because of the measles outbreak.



INDIANAPOLIS _ The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show this year’s overall four-year score matched last year’s record high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball also matched last year’s marks. Baseball improved by one point to 976 while single-year scores at historically black schools declined slightly. By Michael Marot. SENT: 550 words.


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