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

March 6, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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. Jeff Karoub is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

INDIANA-SCHOOL BUS CRASH

AURORA, Ind. — A school bus collided with a garbage truck in Indiana early Wednesday, seriously injuring one student and leaving 20 other people hurt, authorities said. SENT: 320 words, photo, video.

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_ INDIANA-SCHOOL BUS CRASH-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

SHERIFF’S OFFICE-INVESTIGATION

ELKHART, Ind. — A former sheriff’s captain in northern Indiana has been charged with lying during an investigation into alleged wage theft by employees he supervised, just days after he resigned from the department. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BABY DEATH-INDIANAPOLIS: Indianapolis police say a 36-year-old woman faces preliminary neglect charges after her 2-month-old daughter died.

_ VONNEGUT MUSEUM: The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis is seeking to raise $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home.

_ INTERSTATE CRASH-INDIANA: Police say a driver died after a vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-truck trailer along an interstate in northwestern Indiana and burst into flames. Indiana State Police say the vehicle was westbound Tuesday night along Interstate 80/94 near Portage when it struck the flatbed trailer loaded with steel.

—ACCIDENTAL POLICE SHOOTING: Fort Wayne police say two of its officers have suffered non-life-threatening injuries in an accidental shooting during a training exercise.

—PURDUE-ANNIVERSARY ICE CREAM: A new ice cream flavor concocted by a group of Purdue University students is helping the school mark its 150th anniversary.

SPORTS:

CAR--INDYCAR-PREVIEW

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. _ It’s time to go racing again in IndyCar, the little series that finally seems to be on an upward track. IndyCar this year has a new title sponsor, one steady television partner and an expanding lineup that features new talent. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 700 words.

BKC--CLEMSON-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ The Clemson Tigers play Notre Dame in a late-season ACC game Wednesday. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 9 p.m.

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