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

September 27, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



INDIANAPOLIS — A judge has ordered Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office to turn over emails between then-Gov. Mike Pence, President-elect Donald Trump and Carrier Corp. about Trump’s negotiations to prevent Carrier from moving most of its operations from Indianapolis to Mexico. Monday’s Marion County court order gives Holcomb’s office 30 days to disclose any communications sent from Nov. 14-29, 2016, about meetings between Pence, Trump and Carrier. The Citizens Action Coalition sought the documents after Trump and Pence struck a deal with Carrier to keep its Indianapolis plant open for 10 years and employ 1,100 workers there. UPCOMNG: 450 words.



CHICAGO — A jury has awarded $18.5 million to the family of a northwestern Indiana boy who a lawsuit claims was born with disabilities after doctors at a Chicago hospital prescribed inappropriate medication to his mother. The Cook County court lawsuit says Charles Muhammad of Merrillville was born in 2006 with a buildup of fluid in the brain, spina bifida and other permanent impairments. The Chicago Tribune reports the lawsuit blames doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for prescribing the drug Depakote to his mother before and during her pregnancy to treat mental illness. SENT: 130 words.


— POT SEIZED-HAMILTON COUNTY: An Indiana man accused of hauling marijuana through Nebraska has been fined $9,000.

— DOGS KILLED-MAN ARRESTED: A southwestern Indiana man faces animal cruelty and other charges for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend’s two dogs and setting them on fire.

— POLICE SHOOTING-INDIANA: Authorities say a police officer shot and wounded a 31-year-old man during a struggle along a street in northern Indiana.

— CEMETERY VANDALISM: Authorities say more than 40 headstones have been vandalized at a northern Indiana cemetery.

— RICHMOND STABBING: A re-trial is planned after a jury couldn’t reach a verdict in the trial of a man charged in the death of a man found stabbed on a sidewalk in eastern Indiana.

— TREATMENT PLANT BODY: Police say the body of a man had been found in an oxidation ditch at a southern Indiana wastewater treatment plant.



The Big Ten has been home to some of the nation’s most accurate passes so far in 2018 — a small group that’s been full of surprises. Four of the 18 quarterbacks nationally who’ve completed at least 70 percent of their throw reside in the league, by far the best ratio in the county. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 575 words, photos.


— FBN--TEXANS-COLTS (Capsule). SENT: 460 words.

— FBC--T25-STANFORD-NOTRE DAME PREVIEW CAPSULE: No. 8 Notre Dame hosts No. 7 Stanford with playoff stakes. SENT: 370 words.

— FBC--NORTHERN IOWA-INDIANA STATE: Northern Iowa plays Indiana State at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits.


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