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

August 10, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

INDIANA SENATE-CHINESE OUTSOURCING

INDIANAPOLIS — The off-road accessory was shipped in a box emblazoned with the logo of an auto parts brand owned by Mike Braun, a multimillionaire businessman who often rails against foreign outsourcing in his bid to become Indiana’s next senator. The words “Made in China” were stamped across the packaging. Braun frequently criticizes his opponent, vulnerable red-state Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business his brother runs that operates a factory in Mexico. However, the Republican nominee’s own parts brand, Promaxx Automotive, sells products that were similarly manufactured abroad, according to a review by The Associated Press. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILD KILLED-CRASH: Authorities say a young man has been arrested after a 10-year-old girl was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in central Indiana. Police say the girl was walking Thursday afternoon in Kokomo when she was struck by a car. The driver fled the scene and the girl died at a hospital.

— WOMAN SLAIN-BODY MUTILATED: A psychiatrist says an Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body is mentally competent for trial, but his attorneys want to talk to him first. A psychiatrist at Logansport State Hospital said Joseph Oberhansley’s competency has been restored since he was committed there last October.

— FRIEND SHOT: A murder charge has been filed after authorities say an 18-year-old man died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in western Indiana.

SPORTS:

COLTS-SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE — Andrew Luck could feel the pressure building as he prepared for his first game action with Indianapolis since the final week of the 2016 season. When he let go of trying to contain his excitement, the pressure was released. “I really enjoyed it. I didn’t quite know I’d have this much fun getting practice again. I didn’t know I’d have this much fun even playing football,” Luck said. “It’s a preseason game, I’m not going to blow anything out of proportion, but it’s still a game, a chance to go up against another color jersey. It was a fun step along the way.” By Tim Booth. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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