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

November 26, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CHICAGO — A wintry storm is battering much of the Midwest early Monday, bringing blizzard-like conditions that have grounded hundreds of flights and closed major highways at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. The Chicago Department of Aviation reported early Monday that average departure delays at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are 77 minutes, and the flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that more than 350 flights headed to or from the U.S. were canceled. SENT: 250 words, photos. Will be updated with developments.


CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who was charged last week with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday. She’s the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal. Developing from court hearing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET.


DETROIT — General Motors is closing a Canadian plant at the cost of about 2,500 jobs, but that is apparently just a piece of a much broader, company-wide restructuring that will be announced as early as Monday. A person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that the plant being shuttered in Canada is just the beginning as GM prepares for the next economic downturn, shifting trade agreements under the Trump administration, and potential tariffs on imported automobiles. By Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies. SENT: 600 words, photo. Moving in business services.


— NOTRE DAME-FOOD INSPECTIONS: The University of Notre Dame has opted not to sign an agreement that would have allowed it to do its own food safety inspections. The St. Joseph County Health Department had signed off on an agreement with Notre Dame in August that would have allowed for the university’s inspection reports to be confidential.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA-COLTS: A teenage girl who was shot seven times at a central Indiana middle school has performed with Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders. Ella Whistler danced with the cheer squad at Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. With AP Photo.



The Indiana Pacers, who’ve been without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo for three straight games with a sore right knee, visit the Utah Jazz on Monday for the first of four consecutive road games. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 9 p.m. ET.


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