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. David Runk 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A 13-year-old boy who opened fire inside his Indiana middle school, wounding a classmate and a teacher before being tackled by the teacher, was expected to learn his punishment on Wednesday. The boy apologized during a hearing last week for shooting seventh-grade science teacher Jason Seaman and 13-year-old Ella Whistler during the May 25 attack at Noblesville West Middle School in suburban Indianapolis. The boy’s admission to the crime in juvenile court is similar to a guilty plea in adult court. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 400 words. Will be updated from morning court hearing.
JONESTOWN 40 YEARS LATER
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jonestown was the highlight of Mike Touchette’s life — for a time. The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his blade carving roads and sites for wooden buildings with metal roofs. More than 900 people lived in the agricultural mission, with its dining pavilion, tidy cottages, school, medical facilities and rows of crops. By Tim Reiterman. SENT: 1,900 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,000 words has also been sent.
SINGAPORE — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious to hear about progress in resolving the crisis, which stems from a violent military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. By Bernat Armangue. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. Moving in national services.
— INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL-GROPING ALLEGATIONS: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been named vice chairman of the national Republican Attorneys General Association even as he resists calls from the state’s GOP governor and legislative leaders to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.
— MISSING BALLET DANCER: Authorities are looking for a dancer for the St. Louis Ballet after her car was found at a northeast Missouri lake. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the missing woman is 23-year-old Raffaella Maria Stroik, who joined the ballet last year. Her profile on the ballet’s website says she is from South Bend, Indiana.
— FATAL SHOOTING: Indianapolis police say two people have died and three others are injured following a shooting on the city’s west side.
— TRACTOR ACCIDENT: Authorities say a 65-year-old man has died following a tractor accident in southwestern Indiana.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — After starting 2-0 for the 10th time in 11 seasons, the young Indiana Hoosiers have had four days to prepare for their first serious test against No. 24 Marquette, a team Indiana coach Archie Miller called one of the best offensive teams in the country. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 8:30 p.m. ET
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame continues its non-conference slate with a home game against Radford. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m. ET
FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-WORKHORSE WILLIAMS
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Senior Dexter Williams has been through countless ups and downs during his four years at Notre Dame. Injury, suspension, an arrest, the emotions of helping his ailing mother — all of it has weighed down Williams at times. He has emerged just the same as the workhorse running back for the third-ranked Fighting Irish, and a key reason Notre Dame has legitimate hopes of making the playoff. SENT: 600 words, photos.
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