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

October 1, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Indiana’s schools chief says she will not seek another term as the head of the state’s Department of Education. Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said Monday that she has ruled out another run in 2020. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Indiana agricultural officials are predicting grain storage problems amid forecasts of higher-than-average yields and lingering tariffs from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China. Jordan Seger is the deputy director of the State Department of Agriculture. He tells The Journal Gazette that some grain from last year remains unsold and is occupying storage space because of low prices and the Trump administration’s trade tariffs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.



NEW YORK — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon’s 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday. The Verizon service will start in parts of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 870 words, photo.


— PURDUE NORTHWEST-DIPLOMA CHANGE: Some Purdue University Northwest students are angry that the school’s diplomas are being changed to specify that they graduated from a Purdue satellite campus.

— COPPER THEFTS: Authorities say they’ve arrested two men in connection with a rash of copper wire thefts in northwestern Indiana and neighboring communities in Illinois.

— WINE SALES: Wine retailers outside Michigan are popping a cork over a major court ruling.

— MISSOURI LAKE DROWNING — Authorities say a 97-year-old Indiana man has died after he was found floating in a lake near the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson.

— PARKING LOT SHOOTING: Authorities say a person fired shots in a northwestern Indiana store parking lot, injuring two people.

— SCHOOL NURSE-THEFT: A former middle school nurse has been sentenced to probation for stealing students’ medication at the northern Indiana school.

— DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS-ART: A northern Indiana city is kicking off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a free exhibition of art focused on empowerment.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts don’t have a lot of time to fret over Sunday’s overtime loss to Houston. Heck, they may not even bother watching the film this week — because they have to get ready to visit old nemesis New England on Thursday night. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Drew Brees smiles widely and his eyes wander back to a time when he was a kid out of Purdue seeking his place in pro football. He was marveling at the statistics posted by the likes of Dan Marino, Joe Montana and John Elway, Hall of Famers all. And he wondered “How long do you have to play in the league to have a chance at that?” By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


Two weeks ago, Indiana blew a chance to make a statement against ranked Michigan State. After rebounding at Rutgers, coach Tom Allen is hoping the Hoosiers can deliver a rare victory at No. 3 Ohio State. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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