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

January 9, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.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. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

XGR--STATE OF THE STATE-INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to deliver his second state of the state speech. The Republican will address a joint audience of the Indiana House and Senate on Tuesday evening. The speech offers a high-profile opportunity to outline a vision for the coming year. Holcomb has made improving Indiana’s workforce a major theme. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words. Developing from 7 p.m. ET speech. AP photos planned.

EXCHANGE-GREENHOUSE PROMOTION

KOKOMO, Ind. — Normally during the winter months, business owner Greg Rush spends his downtime with family and friends, baking pies and prepping his greenhouse for spring. This winter, Rush had a different idea. On Christmas Day, he thought to build an ice sculpture in his front yard to attract more attention to his business, which is located on the far north end of town. Since making the icy creation on Dec. 26, in 10 degree weather, Rush said that about a dozen passersby have stopped and inquired about the piece and taken photos in front of it. By Cara Ball. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 400 words, photos pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

—GIRL DIES-BB GUN: Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has died after a younger child accidentally her shot in the eye with a BB gun in northeastern Indiana.

—BLOOMINGTON-DEER CULL: Officials in Bloomington say sharpshooters killed 62 deer during a hunt to reduce the herd size at a city nature preserve.

—LILY ENDOWMENT-GRANTS: Ten central Indiana agencies that help vulnerable children and disabled people are sharing in $80 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment.

SPORTS:

BKC--RESILIENT NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame has won five in a row and six of seven heading into Wednesday night’s game against Georgia Tech. With Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell sidelined by injuries, T.J. Gibbs and Rex Pflueger have stepped up for the 13-3 Fighting Irish. By John Fineran. SENT: 430 words, photo.

BKC--T25-PURDUE-MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Wolverines put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they host No. 5 Purdue. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

BKC--T25-BUTLER-CREIGHTON

OMAHA, Neb. — No. 25 Creighton goes for its ninth win in 10 games against a Butler team that is playing its third straight road game and fourth in a row against a ranked opponent. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.

BKC--PENN ST-INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana Hoosiers hope to build off the momentum of Saturday’s victory when they host Penn State on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions are just 3-19 at Assembly Hall but the last four games of this series have all been decided in the final seconds. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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