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

July 28, 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORIES:

MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-FUNERAL

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana family that lost nine relatives when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake said goodbye to the last five of those loved ones. Saturday’s services at Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis honored 70-year-old Horace Coleman; his 69-year-old wife, Belinda Coleman; 76-year-old Ervin Coleman; 45-year-old Angela Coleman; and her 2-year-old son, Maxwell Coleman. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words. Developing from service that began at noon.

With:

— MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-FUNERAL-THE LATEST: The Latest on the funeral for five of the nine members of an Indianapolis family killed when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake.

AROUND THE STATE:

OHIO RIVER-POLLUTION

EVANSVILLE — An interstate commission that monitors the Ohio River’s health is considering eliminating its pollution control standards, raising concerns among representatives from states including Indiana. A majority of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission voted last month to advance the idea of dropping its pollution standards, opening the proposal to public comments, the Courier & Press reported. SENT: 325 words.

EXCHANGE-FARM ANIMAL REFUGE

FREEDOM, Ind. — Michelle and Mark Pruitt want visitors to Uplands PEAK to come away understanding that the animals people eat are not so different from the pets they keep. Animals like Erica. She’s a Gloucestershire Old Spot sow, and one of the sanctuary’s nine full-grown pigs. Her favorite thing is belly rubs. Before Erica became a full-time resident at the sanctuary for farm animals, she had been bred for slaughter and kept in a concrete paddock. Then she was rescued by an animal rights group, which sent Erica and two other pigs to Uplands PEAK to live out their days being cared for in peace. By Brittani Howell. The (Bloomington) Herald-Times. SENT: 900 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-AUTO MUSEUM DIRECTOR

AUBURN, Ind. — An Indiana native with a passion for history and automobiles is taking the wheel of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Brandon Anderson began his duties recently as the fifth executive director in the museum’s 44-year history. Anderson is coming from The History Museum in his native South Bend, where he has served as deputy executive director for the past 5 1/2 years. By Dave Kurtz. The (Auburn) Star. SENT: 500 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— BILLBOARD DISPUTE: A southern Indiana town and other defendants in a lawsuit that challenged plans for billboards near a new Ohio River bridge are seeking more than $200,000 in court fees from the plaintiffs.

— 1988 CHILD SLAYING: A flowering pink magnolia tree and a bench are being installed as a memorial at the school that 8-year-old April Tinsley was attending when she was abducted and killed in 1988.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-DEFENSIVE SWITCHES

WESTFIELD, Ind. — Jabaal Sheard, Tarrell Basham and John Simon were all linebackers last season. This year, all three are playing defensive end. The move coincides with the Colts move back to a 4-3 defense with the hope that they the three new ends can put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

CAR--INDYCAR-MID-OHIO

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Will Power had never won the Indy 500 until May. He’s using that as inspiration at the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday at Mid-Ohio, where he’s been close but never won. By Craig Merz. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

CAR--INDYCAR-MID-OHIO-QUALIFYING

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Pole winner and other highlights of qualifying for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. By Craig Merz. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Qualifying starts at 1:35 p.m.

BKL--WNBA ALL-STAR GAME

MINNEAPOLIS — Team Candace Parker takes on Team Elena Della Donne in the WNBA All-Star Game in Minnesota, the first time the Lynx have hosted the showcase event and the first time the league’s best players have been divided by captain picks rather than conference. By Patrick Donnelly. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m.

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