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

May 2, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



INDIANAPOLIS _ Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh is continuing treatments nearly a year after being diagnosed with the same type of malignant brain tumor that killed Sen. John McCain. Bayh sat between her husband, former Gov. Evan Bayh, and their twin sons during Wednesday’s Indiana Statehouse memorial service for his father, former Sen. Birch Bayh. By Tom Davies. SENT: 400 words, photos.


_ FIRE-BLACK CHURCHES-MIKE PENCE: Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit with community and faith leaders near Opelousas, Louisiana, where three black churches were destroyed by an arsonist. SENT: 130 words. Moving in national news queues.



_ PATOKA RESERVOIR-WATER LEVEL: Southern Indiana officials are closely monitoring Patoka Lake after recent heavy rains filled the sprawling lake to near capacity.

_ DOUBLE SLAYING-INDIANA: A 24-year-old man has been convicted of murder and robbery in the 2017 slayings of two people in southwest Indiana.

_ BOYFRIEND’S DEATH-CHARGES: A northwestern Indiana woman accused of driving over her boyfriend twice with a car has been charged in his killing.

_ HUMAN REMAINS-POND: Authorities say they’ve confirmed that a human foot found in April in a pond in northwestern Indiana was that of a missing Indianapolis-area woman.

_ GARY-BEACHSIDE DEVELOPMENT: Gary city officials are hoping to attract a developer to turn a plot of land along Lake Michigan into a lakefront destination.

_ RECYCLING GRANTS: Public and private businesses, local governments and nonprofits in Indiana are eligible to submit proposals for recycling grants ranging from $1,000 up to $250,000.



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ Megan Furtney and Erica Shepherd atone for a semifinal loss a year ago by winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday at Timuquana Country Club. Furtney and Shepherd, high school seniors who plan to play for Duke next year, cruised to a 2-and-1 victory. Furtney is from South Elgin, Illinois, and Shepherd from Greenwood, Indiana. SENT: 290 words. Moved late Wednesday and available for use.


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