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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

May 15, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. 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. David Runk is on the desk. All times are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

RICHARD LUGAR-FUNERAL

INDIANAPOLIS _ Hundreds of mourners are expected at the funeral for Richard Lugar, the longtime U.S. senator for Indiana known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle thousands of nuclear weapons. Vice President Mike Pence says he’ll give a eulogy during Wednesday’s funeral for “an American statesman whose contributions to our nation are countless.” Lugar left the Senate in 2013 and died April 28 at age 87. By Tom Davies. SENT: 140 words, photo. Will be updated. Developing from 1 p.m. ET funeral.

IN BRIEF:

—ABORTION CLINICS-THREATS: A northwestern Indiana man who pleaded guilty to charges alleging he sent threatening messages to two Chicago-area abortion clinics has been sentenced to 1½ years in prison.

—OPIOID ABUSE-INDIANA: A federal agency has awarded Indiana $1.2 million to further the state’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in rural areas.

—HIGH WATER-SHOREBIRDS: High water in the Great Lakes may spell trouble for the piping plover, an endangered bird that builds its nests on shorelines.

—BALTIMORE ZOO-NEW CHIMP: A chimpanzee named Alex is the latest new attraction at Baltimore’s zoo. He came from a much smaller troop at Indiana’s Potawatomi Zoo.

SPORTS:

CAR--INDY 500-DEBRIS DEFLECTOR

INDIANAPOLIS _ IndyCar drivers raced with the new debris deflector last weekend. On Monday, they got their first test at full speed on the superspeedway oval _ and they’re getting acclimated to the new sight lines. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

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