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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

November 19, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



INDIANAPOLIS — Top Indiana lawmakers are set to talk about what they expect will be the big issue during the upcoming legislative session. Republican and Democratic legislative leaders are scheduled to speak Monday during an annual legislative preview discussion sponsored Monday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The top duty of lawmakers during their session that starts in early January is drafting a new two-year state budget to fund school districts, universities and state agencies. A push also is being made for legislators to approve a hate crimes law. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits from noon event.


— POLICE SHOOTING-INDIANAPOLIS: Police say officers shot and killed a man who fired at them from his Indianapolis home. Police say officers responded to the home early Monday on the city’s south side after dispatch got an incomplete 911 call. Cook says the man began firing at officers from the porch or inside the home as they arrived.

— INDIANA-CIGARETTE TAX: coalition of health and business groups is renewing its push for Indiana lawmakers to increase the state’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack.

— INDIANA CRASH: A man is facing charges after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle in central Indiana, killing two young people and injuring three others.

— KURT VONNEGUT-SCRAPBOOK: Not many scrapbooks have estimated values in the six figures. One that does contains World War II-era letters and other keepsakes about the events that inspired the best-known novel of Indianapolis-born author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. — “Slaughterhouse-Five.”



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers hope to have All-Star Victor Oladipo back for Monday night’s game against Utah after he missed most of Saturday’s win over Atlanta. Oladipo was a game-time decision Saturday with a sore right knee, but left in the first quarter after falling into a broadcast cameraman and fans sitting courtside. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET


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