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

August 22, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



EVANSVILLE — A man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the fatal beating of his sister’s boyfriend during an argument at a southwestern Indiana motel has been sentenced to prison. Steven Bailey was originally charged with murder in the August 2017 death of 53-year-old Paul Phillips. Bailey says he hopes Phillips’ family and his own family can forgive him. SENT: 130 words.


— MANURE SPILL-FISH KILL: Officials are investigating a northwestern Indiana manure spill that’s believed to have killed thousands of fish. Environmental inspectors suspect that the July fish kill occurred after a mixture of manure and sugar water that’s a common fertilizer was incorrectly applied to a Newton County field and spilled into nearby waterways.

— PRIEST ATTACKED-HATE CRIME: Police in northwest Indiana say an attack on a Catholic priest has been forwarded to the FBI as a possible hate crime because the assailant referred to reports of clergy sex abuse involving children.

— GARY-PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING: The Gary City Council has voted to explore the option of selling and leasing back its public safety building in an effort to raise funds to balance the city’s budget.

— CATHOLIC SCHOOL-COUNSELOR: The Indianapolis archbishop has addressed the controversy over a Catholic high school guidance counselor suspended after her same-sex marriage became known, saying she’s a minister of the church called to share in its mission.


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