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

November 24, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Rick Callahan 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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TOP STORY:

DO NOT CALL LIST-INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are looking for new ways to address illegal and unwanted telephone calls as telemarketers are using advances in technology to skirt the state’s telemarketing law. There are 2.1 million phone numbers on Indiana’s “Do Not Call” list, which is stricter than the federal list. The state saw immediate results when the law went into effect in 2002, but advances in technology are allowing telemarketers to find loopholes. Some telemarketers now use “spoof” numbers to make it appear as if a call is coming from a local area. SENT: 410 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

TERRE HAUTE — A fatal accident in northern Indiana that claimed the lives of three children attempting to board a school bus has been a wake-up call to Hoosier school districts, including those in rural areas, which are doubling up on safety awareness. “This was right here at our back door ... among Indiana people and in areas where you wouldn’t think it would happen,” said David Henry, South Vermillion School Corp. transportation director. “That did not happen in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne or Evansville. It happened in a smaller, rural area.” Stop arm violations “are a huge concern for us,” said Henry. His office has on file 15 written reports of stop arm violations over a nine-week period so far this year. By Sue Loughlin. Tribune-Star. SENT: 1,800 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-BUZZ OFF BULLIES

HAMMOND — When Hammond fifth-grader Sean Greenleaf saw his friend getting bullied because of his haircut, he couldn’t just stand by and watch. Instead, the 11-year-old student took action into his own hands, switching around a hairy situation with a pair of clippers. Yolanda Bracey, principal at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hammond, said Greenleaf witnessed another fifth-grader being bullied at recess because of his new buzz cut. By Anna Ortiz. The (Northwest Indiana) Times. SENT: 400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WOMAN SLAIN-SON CHARGED: A suburban Indianapolis man has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling his 70-year-old mother to death. UPCOMNG: 130 words.

— PORTER RESTORATION COURT: A northwestern Indiana county is preparing to become just the fourth in the state to operate a court specifically designed to treat the needs of nonviolent mentally ill offenders.

— VINCENNES MILITARY MUSEUM: A military museum in southwestern Indiana has started building 10 interactive war exhibits but still needs another funding boost.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25--NOTRE DAME-USC

LOS ANGELES — The third-ranked Fighting Irish (11-0, No. 3 CFP) likely can claim a spot in the College Football Playoff with a victory in this famed intersectional rivalry. The Trojans (5-6) are playing for bowl eligibility and perhaps coach Clay Helton’s job. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 5 p.m. PST.

FBC--PURDUE-INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana Hoosiers and Purdue Boilermakers put their postseason hopes on the line Saturday in the annual Old Oaken Bucket game. Both teams need a win to become bowl-eligible, with the loser heading home for the offseason. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is noon ET.

BKC--DEPAUL-NOTRE DAME

DePaul plays Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion. By Anthony Anderson.

BKC--VALPARAISO-WEST VIRGINIA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia (2-2) plays the first of three straight games at home by hosting Valparaiso (3-2) on Saturday. By John Lowe. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

BKW--T25-PURDUE-CONNECTICUT

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Second-ranked Connecticut looks to stay unbeaten when it faces Purdue on Saturday to wrap up its stay at the Paradise Jam. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. eastern.

BKC--WESTERN KENTUCKY-INDIANA STATE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Western Kentucky plays Indiana State at Hulman Center.

BKC--EVANSVILLE-BALL STATE

MUNCIE, Ind. — Evansville plays Ball State at John E. Worthen Arena.

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