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

November 15, 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 are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



ROCHESTER — A northern Indiana woman charged in a school bus stop crash that killed three children is due in court for her first hearing in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester was scheduled to appear Thursday before a Fulton County judge. She’s charged with three counts of reckless homicide resulting in death. Authorities say Shepherd was driving a pickup truck near Rochester, about 100 miles north of Indianapolis, on Oct. 30 when she struck four children crossing a highway to board a school bus. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.


— WINTRY WEATHER-INDIANA: An ice storm hitting parts of Indiana has shut down schools and left hazardous conditions on roadways. The National Weather Service says an ice storm warning was issued for a large portion of the state, including central, southeast and southwest Indiana, with snow forecast Thursday in other places.



CHARLESTON, S.C. — No. 23 Purdue begins play at the Charleston Classic against Appalachian State on Thursday night. Game time 5 p.m.


CHARLESTON, S.C. — No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Purdue will get their strongest tests of the early season when they play in the Charleston Classic this weekend. The eight-team field features five teams that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The Hokies (1-0) of the Atlantic Coast Conference open play Thursday against Ball State (1-1). The Boilermakers (2-0) of the Big Ten Conference begin action later in the day against Appalachian State (1-1). SENT: 130 words.


No. 12 Syracuse takes on third-ranked Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium in the biggest game in the Atlantic Coast Conference this week. SENT: 425 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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