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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

December 24, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. 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. Rick Callahan is on the desk. All times are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL-GROPING ALLEGATIONS

INDIANAPOLIS _ Records show that an investigation into allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis drunkenly groped four women at a party last March cost Indiana taxpayers at least $26,300. The Indianapolis Star obtained documents through public records requests that include expenditures tallied by special prosecutor Daniel Sigler, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the office of Indiana Inspector General Lori Torres. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ORV PROPERTY UPGRADES: Indiana’s first state property for off-road vehicles is closing for several months for upgrades that will include new trails, a major trail repair and reroutes.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-PLAYOFF PICTURE

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indianapolis Colts started the Frank Reich era losing five of six. Now, after winning eight of nine, they are on the cusp of history. The Colts are one win away from becoming the third team in to make the postseason after starting 1-5. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

FBN--TITANS-WIN AND IN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A four-game winning streak and losses by a handful of other teams has given the Tennessee Titans a chance to beat Indianapolis and clinch a second straight playoff berth in a game moved to prime time as the final game of the NFL regular season. Before the Titans try to beat Andrew Luck for the first time, the health of Marcus Mariota and four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey are big concerns. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos.

With:

_ FBN--WEEK 17-FLEX: The NFL has moved next week’s Titans-Colts game into prime time on NBC. Both AFC South teams are 9-6 and the winner of the regular-season finale will reach the playoffs. SENT: 120 words.

FBC--CFP-CLEMSON-THE DABO WAY

CLEMSON, S.C. _ At Clemson, how much fun you have in success is just as important as winning. Call it the Dabo Way. Tigers’ 10th-year coach Dabo Swinney is a stickler for hard work _ and for celebrating success whether its locker room dance parties or a trip to the amusement park amid preparations for its latest playoff run. Clemson faces Notre Dame on Saturday in a playoff semifinal in Arlington, Texas. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 900 words, photos.

Also:

_ BKN--PACERS-OLADIPO: Victor Oladipo got an early jump on the giving season. The Indiana Pacers star has gifted the Kia car he won as the 2017-18 NBA Most Improved Player to a domestic violence survivor who works with the Julian Center, an Indianapolis organization supporting domestic violence survivors. SENT: 150 words, photo.

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