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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

November 27, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORY:

POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED

ELKHART — A northern Indiana police chief has been suspended 30 days without pay after revelations that two of his officers received only reprimands for repeatedly punching a handcuffed man and that nearly all of his supervisors have been disciplined at some point in their careers. Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese confirmed on Tuesday the suspension of Police Chief Ed Windbigler began Nov. 14. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

MELANIA TRUMP

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence visit the Red Cross to help assemble comfort kits for troops. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES-BREAKUP

NEW YORK — United Technologies is breaking itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. The company’s announcement Monday was the latest by a sprawling industrial conglomerate deciding it will be more efficient and focused as smaller, separate entities. The company got embroiled in politics in 2016 when then-presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized plans to close a Carrier plant in Indianapolis and shift production to Mexico. SENT: 310 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— FORT WAYNE SHOOTINGS: Prosecutors say it was a drug-related armed robbery that left three men dead and two others wounded on Thanksgiving Day at northeastern Indiana home.

— DEPAUW PRESIDENT-NO CONFIDENCE: Faculty members at western Indiana’s DePauw University have approved a resolution of no confidence in the school’s president over finances and his response to racist messages found last spring.

— CHILD DEATH-INDIANA: A man charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old western Indiana boy with cerebral palsy has reached a plea agreement in the case. AP Photo.

— INDIANAPOLIS POND-RESCUE: Authorities say a passer-by rescued a 4-year-old boy from a retention pond in Indianapolis after his family’s SUV apparently slid from an icy bridge into the frigid water. AP Photos.

— SEARCH AND RESCUE DEPLOYMENT: The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says a search-and-rescue dog team has been deployed to California to help in efforts to find missing and unaccounted victims of California wildfires.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-INJURIES

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts’ playoff hopes have taken a significant hit with the season-ending loss of Jack Doyle. And they still don’t know whether center Ryan Kelly will return from a knee injury for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKN--PACERS-SUNS

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns, back from a 1-3 road trip, face the Indiana Pacers, coming off a blowout victory over the Jazz in Utah. By Sports Writer Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 9 p.m.

BKC--T25-INDIANA-DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. — No. 3 Duke looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season when the Blue Devils host Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Hoosiers (5-1) are seeking their first road win this season. By Sports Writer Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 9:30 p.m.

BKC--ILLINOIS-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame (5-1) plays the final of seven straight home games to start the season when Illinois visits Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Illinois (2-4) snapped a four-game skid with a win Sunday over Mississippi Valley State. By Anthony Anderson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m.

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

Michigan has been solid in its follow-up to last year’s trip to the national title game. The Wolverines face two big tests this week against No. 11 North Carolina and No. 19 Purdue. By Sports Writer John Marshall. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BKO--WORLD CUP-US-ZELLER

Tyler Zeller spent the last few weeks waiting for a team to call. His country came through. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 590 words, photo.

Also:

— BKC--TIFFIN-BALL STATE: Tiffin plays Ball State at John E. Worthen Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.

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