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

November 20, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Corey Williams 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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CHICAGO — A man who repeatedly shot his ex-fiancee outside a Chicago hospital before killing two people inside the building was the subject of a protection order request filed four years ago by another woman, yet he had legally purchased several guns in recent years, police said Tuesday. The gunman, Juan Lopez, who also died following the shooting Monday at Mercy Hospital, had been engaged to Dr. Tamara O’Neal before he shot the emergency room doctor near a hospital parking lot, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Investigators said he continued shooting O’Neil after she fell to the ground and, after running into the hospital, killed a police officer and a pharmacy worker. Guglielmi said another woman complained in 2014 that Lopez was incessantly texting her and refused to stop. He said the woman called police and sought an order of protection from a judge, but it’s unclear whether she was granted such an order. Lopez was not criminally charged. By Amanda Seitz and Don Babwin. SENT: 800 words; photos and video.

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CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED-THE LATEST: The Latest on the fatal shootings at a Chicago hospital. SENT: 570 words, photos.



INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the ceremonial start to the new legislative session. The Indiana House and Senate both have their annual organization day meetings set for Tuesday. The 2019 legislative session is set to begin in early January and end by late April. The Republican-dominated Legislature must draft a two-year budget to fund school districts, universities and state agencies such as the troubled Department of Child Services. That agency has struggled with a big increase in child welfare cases and high turnover among overworked case workers. By Tom Davies. SENT: 130 words. WILL BE UPDATED.


DETROIT — A judge has ordered a Michigan man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government. Steve Gronow was supposed to turn them over last summer. U.S. Coast Guard officials and a lens expert recently went to his mansion in Howell, 50 miles northwest of Detroit, but weren’t allowed through a gate. The government sued Gronow, saying he had no right to lenses from the Spring Point Ledge lighthouse in Maine and the Belle Isle lighthouse in Detroit. The Maine lighthouse was automated around 1960, and the Detroit lighthouse was replaced in 1930. Gronow bought one lens from a seller on eBay and the other from the Henry County Historical Society in Indiana. The government apparently had lent it to the Indiana group in 1946. SENT: 260 words.


— POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED: State Police have declined to investigate Elkhart’s police department following reporting which revealed that two police officers allegedly beat a handcuffed man.

— SPARTANNASH-MARTIN’S: A Michigan company is acquiring Martin’s Super Markets, an Indiana-based chain.

— MAN SLAIN-SENTENCE: A teenager charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of a man has been sentenced to 48 years in prison.



INDIANAPOLIS — For years, the Indianapolis Colts defense was considered their weakness. Now, it’s becoming a strength. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos by 6 p.m. ET.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana Hoosiers try to rebound from their first loss of the season Tuesday when Texas-Arlington visits Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers have already won three home games this season. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m. ET.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Elijah Burns, one of Notre Dame’s three team captains, is leaving the men’s basketball program. Coach Mike Brey said Monday that Burns, a 6-9 senior forward and largely a backup, will leave school following his graduation in December. He said the Irish will support Burns, who is from Troy, New York, “as he takes the next step in his academic and playing careers.” The announcement came hours before a Tuesday night game against Duquesne. After missing his freshman season recovering from March 2015 ankle surgery, Burns has a year of eligibility remaining and could have 1½ seasons if he finds a school that can give him immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer. By John Fineran. SENT: 230 words, photos.


Duquesne plays Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion.


South Carolina State plays Purdue Fort Wayne at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.


Ball State plays Miami (OH) at Fred C. Yager Stadium.


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