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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

March 21, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

FUNERAL HOME-MISUSED FUNDS

CROWN POINT, Ind. _ A former treasurer of a defunct northwestern Indiana funeral home who allegedly misused funds set aside for customers’ funerals has been placed on probation for a year and ordered to pay more than $15,000 in restitution. SENT: 150 words.

IN BRIEF:

—MISSING BABY: Indiana authorities say a statewide Silver Alert that was issued following the disappearance of an 8-month-old baby has been canceled since it no longer was generating many tips.

—RFK SPEECH-LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A recording of a speech Robert F. Kennedy delivered in Indianapolis following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination is being inducted into the National Recording Registry.

—SMOKE ALARM GIVEAWAY: The state of Indiana has announced a free smoke alarm program with a goal of installing 10,000 of the lifesaving devices in homes within two years.

SPORTS:

BKC--OLD DOMINION-PURDUE

HARTFORD, Conn. _ No. 3 seed Purdue, which was upset in its opening game of the Big Ten Tournament, faces No. 14 seed Old Dominion in the South Regional on Thursday. By Ralph Russo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9:50 p.m. ET.

BKC--NCAA-TIPPING OFF

Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from last year, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks as things get going with a full slate of games. Also in action is perennial power Kansas, along with Ja Morant and Murray State. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 980 words, photos.

BKC--NCAA-SOUTH REGION PREVIEW

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ After a year of answering questions about being the victim of the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history, Virginia finally gets a chance to show it can handle its business against Gardner-Webb on Friday. By Jeffrey Collins. UPCOMING: 700 words.

BKN--PACERS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ After rejoining the Golden State Warriors, Andrew Bogut makes his Oracle Arena season debut when the two-time defending champions return home to host the Pacers on Thursday. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. ET.

CAR--INDYCAR CLASS

Ever since the first piles of dirt and rock were moved to pave a new Formula One track deep in the heart of Texas, the owners of the Circuit of the Americas eyed a future with IndyCar. They finally have one. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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