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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

February 27, 2019

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, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

XGR--INDIANA LEGISLATURE-HOLCOMB

INDIANAPOLIS _ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb holds a Statehouse news conference on Wednesday, his first since the state Senate stripped down a hate crimes bill last week that he had supported. Holcomb, civil rights and business groups have pushed for a bill that would end Indiana’s status as one of just five states without laws specifically targeting crimes fueled by biases regarding race, religion and sexual orientation. By Tom Davies. UPCOMING: 600 words. Developing from 11 a.m. ET news conference.

IN BRIEF:

—ACTIVECAMPAIGN EXPANSION-INDIANA: A Chicago-based company that offers marketing and sales automation for businesses says it plans to expand its Indiana workforce.

—FREEZING KITTEN-ALLEGATIONS: A national cat welfare group is suing a southern Indiana animal shelter, seeking to prevent its reopening following allegations it was freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia.

SPORTS:

FBN--NFL COMBINE

INDIANAPOLIS _ Fans and foes of the New England Patriots get a respite from the headline-dominating champions this week as the annual NFL scouting combine gives everyone a taste of the talent that awaits in 2019. This year’s class features a deep group of defensive linemen. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 700 words. Sidebars as warranted.

BKN--PACERS-MAVERICKS

DALLAS _ Luka Doncic, the only teenager in NBA history with multiple triple-doubles, faces Indiana on Wednesday in his final game before turning 20. The rookie sensation for the Mavericks is coming off his fourth triple-double, but three have been in losses for a team sliding out of playoff contention. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.

BKW--T25-POTENTIAL PLAYER OF YEAR CANDIDATES

NEW YORK _ With a few weeks left in the regular season, the college women’s basketball player of the year race is wide open. Take your pick. There’s a little bit of something for everyone with talented post players, guards and wings. Usually at this point in the season there’s a clear-cut choice for player of the year. Sometimes it seems as if the top player in the country is almost a forgone conclusion _ even before the season starts. That definitely isn’t the case this season. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

BKC--ILLINOIS-PURDUE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Illinois travels to Purdue to take on the Boilermakers on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merits. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.

OTHER COLLEGE BASKETBALL COVERAGE:

—BKC--VALPARAISO-BRADLEY

—BKC--SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-EVANSVILLE

—BKC--INDIANA STATE-DRAKE

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