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

December 28, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOUSE FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED

TELL CITY, Ind. _ Three young siblings were killed and their mother was hospitalized following an overnight house fire in a small southern Indiana city, authorities said. Tell City Fire Chief Greg Linne says flames were “shooting from almost every window” in the two-story home’s ground floor when fire crews arrived early Friday. The flames prevented police and fire crews from entering the home. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words. With AP photo.

AROUND THE STATE:

LATE ADOPTION

INDIANAPOLIS _ A 24-year-old woman who spent her childhood in nearly a dozen foster homes has been adopted by the former central Indiana school resource officer she met as a sixth-grader. Shay Roberson-Wing told The Indianapolis Star that she cried when Ginnie and Matt Wing officially adopted her in April. Roberson-Wing was 11 years old in 2005 when she entered the child welfare system because her mother was struggling with drug addiction. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ NICKEL PLATE CORRIDOR: Federal regulators have ruled in favor of a plan to convert central Indiana’s Nickel Plate Railroad corridor into a recreational trail. The Federal Surface Transportation Board issued three interim trail use notices last week for segments of the railway in Noblesville, Fishers and Indianapolis.

_ SHOWBOAT FOR SALE: CINCINNATI _ The city of Cincinnati is looking to sell the Showboat Majestic, a 95-year-old riverboat that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. Cincinnati paid $5,000 for the boat back in 1967, obtaining it from Indiana University. With Photo.

_ MEDICAL HELICOPTER SERVICE: Indiana University Health is relocating its medical helicopter to a new home base in the coming months.

SPORTS:

FBC--MUSIC CITY BOWL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Purdue and Auburn meet for the first time Friday in the Music City Bowl with Jarrett Stidham playing his last game for the Tigers before leaving for the NFL draft. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:30 p.m. ET.

FBC--CFP-COTTON BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE

UNDATED _ Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas: No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) vs. No. 2 Clemson (13-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. EST (ESPN) Line: Clemson by 12½. SENT: 400 words.

FBC--CFP-RECRUITING NATIONALLY

No. 3 Notre Dame has players who were signed to scholarships out of high school by the Irish from 24 states, plus Washington D.C. and Canada, the most far-flung roster of College Football Playoff semifinalists. These days, though, Notre Dame’s approach is not uncommon _ especially among the top programs. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. MOVED: 900 words, with photos, at 3 a.m.

BKN--PISTONS-PACERS

The Detroit Pistons visit the Indiana Pacers.

BKC--PURDUE FORT WAYNE-NORTH DAKOTA

Purdue Fort Wayne plays North Dakota at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

BKC--IUPUI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY

IUPUI plays Northern Kentucky at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky.

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