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

August 19, 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. Jeff Karoub 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

SOUTH BEND-ABORTION CLINIC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A federal judge will hold a two-day hearing this week on a Texas-based group’s appeal of Indiana officials’ rejection of its application to open an abortion clinic in South Bend. Indianapolis judge Clare Deitchman will determine Wednesday and Thursday whether to grant Whole Woman’s Health Alliance’s appeal after the state Department of Health denied the group’s application for an abortion clinic license in January. SENT: 260 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-LAUNDRY VOUCHERS

MUNCIE — It started as an observation from Ashley Hunter when she worked downtown at Open Door Health Services. She saw a population arriving to the clinic in unwashed clothing. Hunter, now a hospitalist at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, brought her concern to the IU Health BMH Foundation, which funded a voucher system for food at local farmers’ markets. Hunter thought, what if something like this could be established, but for laundry services? By Audrey J. Kirby. The Star Press. SENT: 700 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-RUSTED OUT RESTORATION

COLUMBUS — Time-traveling cars are not limited to the “Back to The Future” movies. After slipping into the driver’s seat of a fully restored, burgundy 1970 Pontiac GTO during a recent car show, Dave Apple’s mind shifted into reverse to a time nearly 50 years earlier when these models were new and the 73-year-old was a young man. That day at The Suds drive-in restaurant in Greenwood, where the car show was being held, the Columbus man was reminded of the burgundy-colored muscle car he had purchased for $3,800 just days after his late 1969 military discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he said. But Apple’s GTO had deteriorated into little more than a pile of junk after sitting inside an outbuilding on his rural property for nearly a quarter century. By Mark Webber. The Republic. SENT: 1,100 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— LAKE DROWNINGS-INDIANA DUNES: Authorities say two Chicago boys died after they were pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park in separate incidents.

— STATE POLICE PROJECTS: Officials are moving ahead with plans to build two new Indiana State Police facilities in the northern part of the state.

— ANGEL MOUNDS-HISTORIC MARKER: A new state marker in southwestern Indiana honors an archaeologist who championed efforts to preserve a series of ancient Native American earthen mounds.

SPORTS:

GLF--LPGA TOUR

INDIANAPOLIS — Lizette Salas has a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. The 29-year-old American has won only one career title, in 2014 at the Kingsmill Championship. And five of the next six closest contenders are ranked in the world’s top 30. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.

CAR-INDYCAR-POCONO

LONG POND, Pa. -- Will Power starts from the pole and tries to win at Pocono Raceway for the third straight time in Sunday’s IndyCar race. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Race starts at 2 p.m.

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