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

November 26, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

MIDWEST SNOWSTORM

CHICAGO — A wintry storm brought blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest early Monday, grounding hundreds of flights and causing slick roads for commuters as they returned to work after the Thanksgiving weekend. The Chicago area was slammed with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of wet snow, and whiteout conditions stalled commuter traffic on the roads. The National Weather Service said 7.5 inches (19 centimeters) of snow fell at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and 4.9 inches (12.5 centimeters) fell at Midway International Airport. By Noreen Nasir. SENT: 525 words, photos, video.

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— MIDWEST SNOWSTORM-INDIANA: A wintry Midwest storm is shutting down schools in parts of northern Indiana amid wet snow and strong winds. SENT: 125 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — The former president of Michigan State University on Monday made her first court appearance since being charged with lying to investigators about what she knew during the investigation into sexual assault allegations against disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Lou Anna Simon, 71, is accused of lying during an interview in May as investigators tried to figure how Nassar got away with his crimes for so long. She is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors. By David Eggert. SENT: 310 words, photos.

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— DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-THE LATEST — The Latest on a court appearance by Michigan State University’s former president, who is charged with lying in the Larry Nassar investigation. AP Photos.

— DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-FALLOUT: Michigan State University’s former president was due to be arraigned Monday on charges alleging that she lied to police during the investigation into longtime MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar, who received lengthy prison terms for sexually abusing gymnasts and possessing child pornography. He’s a look at some of the individuals and organizations that have been affected. SENT: 1,150 words, photo.

BREAKING AWAY-QUARRY

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — An Indiana limestone quarry featured in the 1979 movie “Breaking Away” has been filled in. The Herald-Times reports that Sanders Quarry south of Bloomington was recently filled in. Law enforcement officials say the iconic spot has seen issues with people trespassing in order to imitate scenes from the movie. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING

DETROIT — General Motors is closing a Canadian plant at the cost of about 2,500 jobs, but that is apparently just a piece of a much broader, company-wide restructuring that will be announced as early as Monday. A person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that the plant being shuttered in Canada is just the beginning as GM prepares for the next economic downturn, shifting trade agreements under the Trump administration, and potential tariffs on imported automobiles. By Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies. SENT: 600 words, photo. Moving in business services.

IN BRIEF:

— NOTRE DAME-FOOD INSPECTIONS: The University of Notre Dame has opted not to sign an agreement that would have allowed it to do its own food safety inspections.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA-COLTS: A teenage girl who was shot seven times at a central Indiana middle school has performed with Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders. Ella Whistler danced with the cheer squad at Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. With AP Photo.

SPORTS:

BKN--PACERS-JAZZ

The Indiana Pacers, who’ve been without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo for three straight games with a sore right knee, visit the Utah Jazz on Monday for the first of four consecutive road games. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 9 p.m. ET.

BKW--T25-WOMEN’S BKB POLL

NEW YORK — Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday. Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9 Oregon State in the Vancouver Showcase championship game to stay No. 1. The Huskies trailed St. John’s early in the fourth quarter at the Paradise Jam before winning by 10. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 480 words, photos.

— BKH--IND HS GIRLS POLL: Indiana High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Teams. SENT.

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