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

November 16, 2018

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 indy@ap.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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



VINALHAVEN, Maine — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, is auctioning off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home. Critics, including Princeton art professor emeritus John Wilmerding, are especially disappointed because of the sale of the 1957 painting “Orange Peel,” a gift from close friend Ellsworth Kelly. The two forged a relationship in New York, and critics believe the painting should be shown in Indiana’s Maine home once it’s transformed into a museum. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Moving in national services.


— INTERSTATE RAMP-SHOOTING: Authorities say two teenagers driving separate cars were shot and wounded on an interstate ramp in Indianapolis. State police say the shooting happened early Friday at the exit ramp from southbound I-65 to Southport Road.

— OPIOIDS LAWSUIT-INDIANA: The state of Indiana is suing the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, alleging that its actions played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic.

— ROSE-HULMAN-PRESIDENT: The trustees of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology have voted unanimously to name Robert Coons as the Terre Haute school’s 16th president, effective immediately. Coons has been serving as acting president since the resignation of Jim Conwell on Nov. 7.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers play a rematch Friday night against the Miami Heat, a week the Pacers closed on a 16-2 run for a comeback win in Miami. The Pacers are playing the first of three home games in four days. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET


The biggest game in college football this week takes place at a baseball stadium as No. 3 Notre Dame faces No. 12 Syracuse at Yankee Stadium. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING 800 words, photos.


Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has marveled at David Blough’s resilience. Now with Blough’s final game at Ross-Ade Stadium nearing, the Boilermakers need Blough to deliver a fitting finale to his comeback career Saturday against Wisconsin. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 4 Michigan has one last chance to fine tune its team against a lesser opponent before playing championship-caliber teams. The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) are favored to beat Indiana (5-5, 2-5) by more than four touchdowns in their final home game of the season. Then, things get kicked up a big notch. Michigan closes the regular season at No. 8 Ohio State, desperately hoping to beat its rival on the road for the first time since 2000. By Larry Lage. SENT: 650 words, photos.


CHARLESTON, S.C. — No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Purdue both go for spots in the Charleston Classic finals on Friday. The Hokies and Boilermakers each had handy opening round wins and seek to advance in the semifinals. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from four games starting at 11 a.m. Purdue game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. With BKC--Charleston Classic-The Latest


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