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

August 9, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA-WAR REMAINS

WASHINGTON — The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel, an Army medic from Indiana who was killed in the opening months of the Korean War. The Army on Wednesday handed McDaniel’s slightly corroded dog tag to his sons, Charles Jr. and Larry, who were so young when their father perished that they have little memory of him. Charles, 71, told reporters he was moved to tears when he got the phone call at home in Indianapolis last week informing him that his father’s dog tag had been returned. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 800 words, photos. First moved Wednesday and available for use.

MASTODON REASSEMBLY

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A pair of mastodon skeletons, including the cast of one found near Fort Wayne, Indiana, are being reassembled and erected at the University of Michigan’s new Biological Sciences Building. The other skeleton is of an 11,000-year-old female Owosso mastodon was taken apart in April after standing inside the university’s Museum of Natural History for seven decades. Both skeletons will be positioned inside the five-story atrium of the Biological Sciences Building. By Mike Householder. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— INDIANA SCHOOL-KNIVES: Police say a teenager who was wandering a central Indiana high school with 10 knives strapped to his body has been arrested. Thomas Lon Owens III was apprehended at Central High School in Muncie Wednesday, shortly after students were dismissed for the day.

— EARLY VOTING-ATTORNEY GENERAL: Indiana’s top election official blasted Attorney General Curtis Hill for trying to stop plans to add more early voting sites in Marion County. Secretary of State Connie Lawson said Wednesday that “reckless action” by her fellow Republican disrupted months of bipartisan planning.

— MURDER CHARGE-JUVENILE: A teenager has been convicted of murder in the November 2016 fatal shooting of a woman in northern Indiana. An Elkhart County jury on Wednesday night convicted 16-year-old D’Angelo Honorable of Elkhart as an adult in the shooting that led to the death of 34-year-old Teketa Hixson.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to see game action for the first time since the final week of the 2016 season when Indianapolis faces the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Kickoff at 10 p.m. ET.

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