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

December 3, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Rick Callahan is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BEIRUT — The U.S.-led coalition has targeted a senior member of the Islamic State group involved in the 2014 killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig, a military spokesman said Monday. Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS, told The Associated Press that coalition forces conducted precision strikes Sunday against Abu al-Umarayn and several other IS members in a desert area in southeastern Syria. Kassig, who was from Indiana, was captured Oct. 1, 2013, while delivering aid in Syria through a relief organization he founded. By Bassem Mroue. SENT: 380 words. With AP Photo.

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is dropping a proposal to have the Mackinac Bridge Authority oversee the construction and operation of a tunnel to house a replacement oil pipeline in the Great Lakes. The authority’s sole responsibility has been to maintain the vehicular bridge that crosses the Straits of Mackinac and links Michigan’s two peninsulas. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


— BAER-DEATH PENALTY: The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Indiana’s attorney general’s office to reinstate the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a central Indiana woman and her 4-year-old daughter.

— TEEN STRUCK-INDIANAPOLIS: Authorities say a teenage boy has been struck by a vehicle and critically injured while heading to school in Indianapolis.

— SULLIVAN COUNTY SLAYING: Investigators again are seeking the public’s help in solving the 2012 killing of a retired farmer found slain in his western Indiana home.

— PET PIGS-INDIANA: A judge has ruled that a woman can’t keep her three miniature pigs within the city limits of her central Indiana community.

— LEGAL HELP: A new website is available to provide legal resources to Indiana residents of limited financial means and help them with civil matters including family, housing, employment, and educational services.



INDIANAPOLIS — One day after Andrew Luck was shut out for the first time in his pro career, the Indianapolis Colts were putting the pieces back together. And trying to make a quick rebound to keep their playoff hopes alive after Sunday’s 6-0 loss to Jacksonville. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos by 7 p.m. ET.


NEW YORK — UConn is back in a familiar place — No. 1 in the women’s basketball poll. The Huskies moved up one place to the top spot after beating former No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday by 18 points. UConn was the unanimous choice from the 31-member national media panel Monday. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 470 words.



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