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

January 7, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



INDIANAPOLIS _ Republican legislators want to push Indiana schools districts toward spending a higher percentage of state funding they receive on teachers and other classroom costs. House Republican leaders announced Monday they will advance a proposal setting a target of districts spending at least 85 percent of state money on such expenses. By Tom Davies. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.



Eli Lilly is spending about $8 billion in cash to buy Loxo Oncology, as the drugmaker bulks up on cancer treatments that target certain gene abnormalities. SENT: 175 words, photo. May be updated.


_ PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING-INDIANA: A company is moving forward on a $100 million expansion of its pharmaceutical manufacturing operations in southern Indiana.

_ LONGTIME CONTAMINATION-INDIANA: Two groups are seeking a federal investigation about why toxic contamination persisted in an Indianapolis suburb decades after it was first discovered.

_ RURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Indiana is trying to attract more mental health care providers to 11 rural eastern counties by helping them pay off their professional loans.

_ 1981 KILLING-SULLIVAN COUNTY: Police are seeking the public’s help as they look for a break in a western Indiana woman’s unsolved 1981 killing.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t draft Patrick Mahomes merely to make the postseason. Trent Green, Alex Smith and others did that. No, the Chiefs traded up to draft Mahomes to win in the postseason. And he gets his first chance Saturday against Indianapolis. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame are back where they started the season: at No. 1. The Fighting Irish returned to the top spot in in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday, barely edging second-ranked Louisville, after former No. 1 UConn lost to then-No. 8 Baylor last week. The new Nos. 1-2 meet this week in South Bend, Indiana. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 430 words, photo.


Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches. Young was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship with a memorable performance in the Rose Bowl against Southern California. Ismail, better known as Rocket, was an electric receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish and the Heisman runner-up in 1990. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 330 words, photos.


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