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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 2 pm, IN

September 2, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 2 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. Corey Williams 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



KOKOMO, Ind. — A new report on hunger says nearly a fifth of Indiana households with children struggle to find enough money to feed their loved ones. The Food Research and Action Center’s report found that Indiana has a nearly 19-percent “food hardship” rate for households with children. The August report defines food hardship as an economic or social condition where people have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. The nonprofit lists Indiana as having the 20th worst overall rate of food hardship in the country, at 15.8 percent. The national overall food hardship rate was 15.4 percent, with a rate of 17.9 percent for households with children, the group said. SENT: 320 words.



INDIANAPOLIS — People who have grown up and raised families south of Lucas Oil Stadium have one day per year when they feel like part of a neighborhood: the first Saturday in August. The annual picnic day at Babe Denny Park is when the residents who cling to the sparse houses south of McCarty Street reunite with the folks who have given up and moved to neighborhoods that, unlike Babe Denny, have not been sacrificed for the sake of progress. This year, though, the picnic fell on the same weekend as Gen Con, the massive convention for gamers, many of them in search of parking. The coincidental timing made it difficult for some people to attend the picnic and served as a reminder that whatever the future holds for Babe Denny, it does not include the people who have called it home. By James Briggs. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 2,300 words.


NEW ALBANY — David Ruckman and Pat Kelley’s first project together was building a friendship. The two grew up side-by-side in the New Albany Housing Authority, their large families constantly swapping favors with one another. Ruckman’s mom cooked food for everyone. Kelley’s dad built the Ruckmans’ kitchen table. Over the years, the two have continued to partner together on various enterprises. One of their most recent ventures is Summit Springs, a commercial development overlooking State Street. Kelley owned the land, and he wanted Ruckman to survey the project. That led to their next, (truly) most recent collaboration: The Buffalo Art Park. By Danielle Grady. News and Tribune. SENT: 1,000 words.


— COLUMBUS MALL-SPORTS TOURISM: A southern Indiana city plans to spend about $6 million to purchase a nearly three-decade-old mall for a proposed sports tourism project.

— NICKEL PLATE TRAIL: Officials are taking steps toward expanding the planned conversion of an old railroad line into a recreational trail so that it could create a 50-mile loop in Indianapolis and its northern suburbs.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No. 14 Michigan looked a lot like the team that went 8-5 last season, struggling to make plays on offense while the defense tries to keep the Wolverines in the game. In the end, against a rival, they came up short. It all seemed so familiar. Defensive end Chase Winovich insists Saturday night’s loss to No. 12 Notre Dame did not feel the same to him — and this season won’t be the same for Michigan. Michigan’s defense did make key mistakes that aided Notre Dame’s offense, but the other side of the ball remains the biggest concern after a 24-17 loss that included one offensive touchdown for the Wolverines. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 740 words, photos.


How The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school football teams fared. SENT: 600 words.


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