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

August 11, 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. Tom Davies is on the desk. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LONG BEACH — An Indiana man alleges a homeowner along Lake Michigan tried to remove people from the beach despite an Indiana Supreme Court ruling allowing lakeshore access. The Indiana Supreme Court in February ruled that the state owns the shoreline and holds it in trust for all residents. The ruling set the ordinary high water mark as the boundary between the state-owned land and the interests of private property owners. SENT: 350 words.



INDIANAPOLIS — The off-road accessory was shipped in a box emblazoned with the logo of an auto parts brand owned by Mike Braun, a multimillionaire businessman who often rails against foreign outsourcing in his bid to become Indiana’s next senator. The words “Made in China” were stamped across the packaging. Braun frequently criticizes his opponent, vulnerable red-state Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business his brother runs that operates a factory in Mexico. However, the Republican nominee’s own parts brand, Promaxx Automotive, sells products that were similarly manufactured abroad, according to a review by The Associated Press. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 900 words, photos. Moved Friday and available for use.



BLOOMINGTON — Charlotte Zietlow continues to bring people together over food with the dedication of her cookbook collection to the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Bloomington. Zietlow, a longtime community leader, donated 500 cookbooks to the Joan Olcott Library this past spring. For about three months, Carol Parkinson, librarian at Ivy Tech, along with four students in the library technical assistance program, worked on cleaning, inventorying, tagging and getting the books ready to be placed in the stacks. By Carol Kugler. The Herald-Times. SENT: 450 words, photos requested.


MUNCIE — As the Muncie Central high school athletic teams began preparations for the upcoming season, they were greeted by a familiar opponent. Not the Tigers from Yorktown, or the Eagles from Delta. No, this is a foe that has caused headaches for Bearcat coaches and players for years and years: The geese from Canada. Due to the abundant droppings from the geese, the Central athletic staff has had to work extra to make sure the athletes have suitable practice conditions. By Ryan O’Gara. The Star Press. SENT: 900 words, photos requested.


— BMV OVERCHARGES: Indiana drivers who were overcharged by the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles could soon find it easier to claim the last $3.3 million of a much larger class-action settlement. A bureaucratic snafu had prevented people from receiving their payments from the state attorney general’s unclaimed property division.

— NUCLEAR RODS SHIPMENT: The owner of a northern Illinois nuclear plant wants to ship about 45 pounds of highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods through Michigan on their way to a Canadian testing facility. Excelon Generation says the rods will be packed inside a 24-ton shipping cask for shipment from the LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station near Marseilles, Illinois, to Port Huron, Michigan.



WESTFIELD — After the Indianapolis Colts lost their top two running backs to injuries in Thursday night’s preseason opener, all eyes will be on the two healthy rookies — Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. Both have been impressive and with only four other backs on the roster, both are likely to get significant action in next Monday’s game against Baltimore. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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