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

January 15, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Gov. Eric Holcomb is expected to talk about the need for a state hate crimes law and prospects of boosting teacher pay during his State of the State speech. The Republican governor will be giving the address Tuesday evening before a joint session of the Indiana House and Senate. By Tom Davies. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated. Developing from 7 p.m. speech. Photos planned.



INDIANAPOLIS _ An Indiana lawmaker has filed legislation that would tighten up management of a state grant program intended for struggling veterans following revelations that a state agency awarded some of the grants to its own employees. The Indianapolis Star reports that Rep. Randy Frye’s bill includes a provision that would make Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs employees ineligible for grants from the Military Family Relief Fund. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


_ INFANT-ATTEMPTED POISONING: An Indiana man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for plotting with his girlfriend to try to poison her infant niece by adding crushed painkillers to a bottle of breast milk. AP Photos.

_ DOUBLE SLAYING-SENTENCE: An Indianapolis man who was apprehended in Texas after fleeing charges in a double-killing has been sentenced to 110 years in prison.

_ FIRE-BOIL ORDER: Residents of a northeastern Indiana town are being told to boil their water for a few days after a large weekend fire sent water pressure plunging.

_ 2003 KILLING: Police say they’ve closed the investigation into a 2003 killing after determining that a man who died of a drug overdose in 2017 is believed to be the killer.

_ TERRE HAUTE-ARMORED VEHICLE: A western Indiana pastor says the city of Terre Haute’s plans to acquire an armored vehicle will stoke fear and anxiety among the public.



INDIANAPOLIS _ After completing a five-game, 10-day road trip, the Indiana Pacers finally return home Tuesday to take on struggling Phoenix. Indiana has won eight of 10 to remain in the third in the East. The Suns have the worst record in the West and are just 4-16 on the road this season. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m.


IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan. The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series. NTT Data, a subsidiary of parent company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp., already sponsors a car for Chip Ganassi Racing and received enough exposure from that deal to warrant a larger piece of the open-wheel racing series. The season’s first race is March 10 in St. Petersburg, Florida. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 670 words.


INDIANAPOLIS _ A person with knowledge of the situation says the Indianapolis Colts have fired offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 120 words. Will be updated.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ After splitting two Big Ten road games last week, the Purdue Boilermakers return home to play Rutgers on Tuesday. The Boilermakers have won four of five and seem to be hitting their stride. The Scarlet Knights have lost two of three and six of nine. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 7 p.m.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ No. 13 North Carolina looks to move on from its most lopsided home loss under Roy Williams when the Tar Heels play host to Notre Dame on Tuesday. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m.


_ BKC--BALL STATE-BOWLING GREEN. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 7 p.m. tipoff.

_ BKC--VALPARAISO-LOYOLA-CHICAGO. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 8 p.m. tipoff.

_ FBC--UCF-WIMBUSH: Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush says he is transferring to Central Florida, where he will be eligible to play next season as a graduate transfer. SENT: 140 words.


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