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

June 12, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

TRANSGENDER STUDENTS-TEACHER

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — A central Indiana school district has officially accepted the resignation of a teacher who disagreed with a policy compelling teachers to address transgender students by their preferred name rather than their birth name. The Brownsburg Community School Corporation accepted John Kluge’s resignation at a school board meeting Monday. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

SOUTHERN BAPTISTS

DALLAS — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grapples with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. In a late addition to the program, the SBC announced that Vice President Mike Pence would address the meeting Wednesday. In Tuesday’s opening session, a delegate from Virginia, Garrett Kell, introduced a motion to cancel Pence’s address and replace it with a time of prayer, but the motion was defeated. By David Crary And Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 700 words in national news queues, photos.

— UNDISTRIBUTED TAX REVENUE: Many county and city governments around Indiana will receive a share of about $21.6 million in local income tax money that the state has collected but never distributed. SENT: 130 words.

— INDIANA WORKFORCE CABINET: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s newly revamped workforce training cabinet has received the green light from U.S. Department of Labor. SENT: 120 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHARITABLE GIVING

NEW YORK — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans’ giving patterns. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday and researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated $410 billion in 2017 — more than the gross domestic product of countries such as Israel and Ireland. The total was up 5.2 percent in current dollars (3 percent adjusted for inflation) from the estimate of $389.64 billion for 2016. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 510 words in national news queues, photos.

EXCHANGE-WAR OF 1812-RE-ENACTORS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — For Ruth Swearingen and her husband, Gerret, re-enacting battles and life in the military isn’t just about American history. It’s also about their personal history. Ruth, 34, and Gerret, 36, of Ossian, met at a Mississinewa re-enactment in Marion. He later proposed at a War of 1812 re-enactment in Canada. They were together Sunday for the Siege of Fort Wayne, the annual re-enactment of the fall 1812 battle in which U.S. forces held the local garrison from attacking American Indians. By Matthew Leblanc. The Journal Gazette. SENT: 450 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— MAGISTRATE RESIGNS: A southwestern Indiana magistrate has resigned after being investigated for alleged misconduct involving inappropriate relationships with court employees and attorneys during work hours and on court property.

— HOBART-TWO BODIES FOUND: An accomplice in the 2015 kidnapping and slayings of two teenage brothers in northwestern Indiana has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

— BALL STATE-CENTENNIAL PARTY: Ball State University is celebrating its 100th birthday. The school will shut down at 2 p.m. Friday to hold a centennial party on the Quad for faculty, staff and students.

SPORTS:

BKL--ACES-FEVER

INDIANAPOLIS — The 0-8 Indiana Fever try for their first win of the WNBA season as they face the 1-7 Las Vegas Aces. UPCOMING: 200 words. Game time 7 p.m.

BKL--AROUND THE WNBA

NEW YORK — Connecticut’s balanced attack on offense this season is causing problems for opponents and the Sun have rolled to the best record in the league. On a given night, any of coach Curt Miller’s players can lead the team on offense. The coach says the team doesn’t have an alpha dog, but the “pack” philosophy as Miller calls is working. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 700 words, photo.

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