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

May 14, 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. All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 lawmakers are set to take action Monday on a handful of bills that died in March during a chaotic close to this year’s regular legislative session. A contentious schools takeover bill and four other measures backed by the Legislature’s Republican majority are up for consideration in what is expected to be a one-day session. Democrats argue that provisions thrown into some of the bills on the last night of the regular session have not been properly vetted. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. AP Photos planned.


— INDIANA SPECIAL SESSION-THE LATEST: The Latest on the Indiana Legislature’s special session. AP Photo.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Figures show more than 50 reports alleging sexual misconduct by Indiana University employees across all campuses were filed from July 2016 to June 2017. The Bloomington Herald-Times received the data from the university through a public records request. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — A utilities director in northwest Indiana says lagging participation in a lead water service line replacement project could affect the area’s ability to justify future projects. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the East Chicago Water Board approved a $3.1 million plan last year to replace lead and galvanized steel water services lines in nearly 400 homes at the Superfund site. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Amy Higgins can’t plan the day of her death. But she’s not leaving any other details up to chance. Her breast cancer diagnosis has left the 47-year-old Evansville woman unsure of how much time she has left. One thing she’s certain about, though, is she wants to make things as easy as possible for her husband Jeff and twin daughters Abby and Grace. Ensuring everything is in place She has spent time ensuring every facet of her celebration of life is in place — 250 booklets will be given out to visitors on the day of her celebration filled with the story of her two-year cancer journey: the diagnosis, the relapse and the balance of quality vs. quantity of life. By Sarah Loesch. Evansville Courier & Press. SENT: 1,400 words, photos requested.


— MOTORCYCLIST CHASE-SHOOTING: Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in northwestern Indiana fired multiple times at a motorcyclist who fled an attempted traffic stop, crashed and pointed a gun at the deputy.

— EVANSVILLE-POLICE GUNFIRE: A coroner’s office says a gunman who police say was wounded after he fired about a dozen shots at officers in southwestern Indiana and fatally shot a man during the attack has died.

— VALPARAISO-FACTORY REDEVELOPMENT: A developer plans to build apartments and townhouses with convenient commuter bus service to Chicago at the site of a former windshield wiper factory in northern Indiana.



INDIANAPOLIS — At age 23, Zach Veach looks like the perfect fit for IndyCar’s latest youth movement. He has a solid resume, a full-time ride with one of the top teams, stable sponsorship and what appears to be a bright future. He understands that to stick around, he must master the crucial art of building business relationships. And he possesses a veteran’s voice. Veach is just one of more than a half dozen drivers under 25 with aspirations of becoming the foundation of a new generation of open-wheel stars. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


— CAR--INDYCAR-INDY 500-STARTER: Actor Chris Hemsworth will wave the green flag to start this year’s Indianapolis 500. SENT: 100 words.


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