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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

September 11, 2018

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 ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims’ relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at the anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center, while Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will head to the two other places where hijacked planes crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, in the deadliest terror attack on American soil. Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from first event at 8:40 a.m. ET

— With SEPT 11-INDIANA: Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing flags at state facilities across Indiana to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Patriot Day. SENT: 110 words.


— PARTIAL BUILDING COLLAPSE: Authorities say a firefighter was injured while rescuing a worker from a building that partially collapsed in Indianapolis. The fire department says that the two-story building collapsed Monday evening while two workers were preparing it for renovation.

— INTERSTATE 65 CLOSURES: Periodic 20-minute closures of northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana are scheduled to occur early Wednesday, weather permitting.



PORTLAND, Ore. — Sam Schmidt was left a quadriplegic from an Indy car racing accident and the team he later created has suffered a series of tragedies and setbacks. Now current driver Robert Wickens is hospitalized with a spinal cord injury and Schmidt can be a major ally in Wickens’ recovery. Wickens was injured last month in a crash in Pennsylvania while driving one of Schmidt’s cars. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 900 words, photos.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A year ago, Vanderbilt’s undefeated start ended in a rout at the hands of eventual national champion Alabama. Now the Commodores are off to a 2-0 start and preparing for a trip to No. 8 Notre Dame, and coach Derek Mason is eager to prove how much they’ve learned. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 525 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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