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

December 6, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ed White is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

INDIANA LEGISLATURE-HOLCOMB

INDIANAPOLIS _ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to outline his agenda for the 2019 legislative session with a Thursday afternoon speech. The General Assembly’s session starts in early January, during which lawmakers will be debating the new two-year state budget. Developing on merits from 3 p.m. event.

AROUND THE STATE:

FOR-PROFIT COLLEGE CLOSURES

JACKSON, Miss. _ One of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains announced Wednesday that it was abruptly closing in dozens of locations nationwide, after its accrediting agency suspended approval. Birmingham, Alabama-based Education Corp. of America said it was closing schools operating as Virginia College, Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute and Golf Academy of America in more than 70 locations in 21 states, including Indiana. By Jeff Amy and Collin Binkley. SENT: 800 words. Moved late Wednesday and available for use.

IN BRIEF:

_ BODY FOUND-HOSPITAL: A coroner says a body found in northwestern Indiana is that of a 42-year-old woman who had left a nearby hospital months earlier against medical advice.

_ INDIANA-FATAL SCHOOL BUS CRASH: A 13-year-old boy who was killed when a flatbed truck collided with a Indiana school bus on a field trip has been identified as Owen Abbott.

_ SHERIFF-ARMORED VEHICLE: A sheriff in northwestern Indiana wants to buy a $360,000 armored vehicle. Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. says the Bearcat would protect people during mass shootings, terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

_ BAR EXAM: The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered a state commission to study the state’s exam for lawyers to determine if it needs any changes.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-MARYLAND-PURDUE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ After losing two straight on the road, Purdue tries to get its season back on track Thursday when it hosts No. 23 Maryland. The Boilermakers have won four straight in the series, but the Terrapins have won seven of their first eight including their Big Ten opener. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.

FBC--T25-KELLY-CFP COACHES

ATLANTA _ Brian Kelly and Notre Dame are newcomers to the College Football Playoff while Alabama is making its fifth straight appearance, Clemson is in for the fourth straight year and Oklahoma has made three of four. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Developing from 5:30 p.m. news conference.

ALSO MOVING:

_ COLTS-TEXANS PREVIEW CAPSULE

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