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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



INDIANAPOLIS — In the high-stakes battle for a pivotal Indiana Senate seat, Democrat Joe Donnelly has repeatedly attacked his opponent, multimillionaire auto-parts magnate Mike Braun, for importing the products he sells from China. It’s a potent issue for the incumbent senator in a manufacturing powerhouse state where “made in America” is an identity — not just a slogan — and railing against foreign outsourcing helped President Donald Trump rack up a win by 19 percentage points. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 860 words. With AP Photo.


— POLICE SHOOTING-MOTEL: Authorities say a woman who allegedly made threatening statements at a motel in western Indiana was fatally shot after pointing a gun at officers.

— ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE-MARIAN: A northern Indiana college that suspended operations last year is collaborating with an Indianapolis university on a two-year college.

— ANGEL MOUNDS-FEDERAL GRANT: Indiana University researchers have landed a $300,000 federal grant to preserve a treasure trove of artifacts excavated from ancient Native American earthen mounds in southwestern Indiana.



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Joe Namath will be in the building Sunday, and so will the rest of the only Super Bowl-winning Jets team. It’s the 50-year anniversary of that squad, and rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will take on the Indianapolis Colts — the same franchise that was stunned by New York in that historic game — looking for the first winning streak of his young NFL career. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — — Irish quarterback Ian Book has gone from lightly recruited to the orchestrator of a high-powered offense for the nation’s No. 5-ranked team. Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh on Saturday. By Anthony Anderson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


UNDATED — Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 550 words.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Going into last season’s NCAA Tournament, Muffet McGraw’s team was hurting, the roster thinned by four players out with ACL injuries. The Irish somehow got through the regional and then, thanks to Arike Ogunbowale’s buzzer-beating heroics, gave McGraw her second national title. Ogunbowale and three other starters are back, two of the four injured players return and the incoming freshmen are hoping to give her a repeat. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten coaches and players along with commissioner Jim Delany gather for the conference’s annual media day. Michigan reached the NCAA championship game last season, losing to Villanova 79-62. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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