AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Rick Callahan is on the desk. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
FORT WAYNE — A state-supported college campus in Fort Wayne has a new identity and with it more enrollment. Purdue University Fort Wayne welcomed students to campus on Monday. The Fort Wayne school was formerly part of Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne. Chancellor Ronald Elsenbaumer announced during a convocation that a new compensation merit program for eligible faculty and staff that was made possible by enrollment that exceeded projections. SENT: 130 words.
— EXPLOSIVES PLEA-INDIANA: An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to distributing information about explosives in connection with terrorist groups was sentenced to 15 years in prison. After his prison term, 31-year-old Marlonn Hicks of Crown Point will serve three years of supervised release.
— COLUMBUS-OPEN RECORDS: A southern Indiana city has disbanded three of its redevelopment commission’s subcommittees amid ongoing questions about whether they were covered by the state’s open records law.
— INDIANA ELECTION INTEGRITY: Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is launching a campaign to boost confidence in the integrity of elections. Lawson’s office says they are well aware of voter anxiety, much of which stems from what U.S. intelligence officials have identified as a Russian attempt to meddle with the 2016 election.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis homecoming. They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck’s hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point conversion run. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens will have surgery for a spinal injury suffered in a crash at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar said in a statement the 29-year-old Canadian was scheduled for surgery Monday night in an Allentown hospital. The series was not expected to issue another immediate update on his condition. SENT: 250 words, photos.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — With only 15 career catches, one start and 232 receiving yards, Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin was a relatively untapped commodity heading into the final game of his junior season last Jan. 1 against LSU in the Citrus Bowl. Any anonymity was lifted that New Year’s Day when Boykin enjoyed his coming-out party with three catches and 103 yards, including a one-handed, 55-yard circus catch for a game-winning touchdown that secured him bowl MVP honors and a place in Notre Dame lore. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
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