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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

May 1, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ A bipartisan group of Indiana leaders will be honoring former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh during a public memorial service at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Bayh died in March at the age of 91. The service is set to start at noon Wednesday. Evan Bayh, the late senator’s son who served as Indiana governor and senator, will be a speaker, along with current Gov. Eric Holcomb and former Gov. Mitch Daniels. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated. Developing from 12 p.m. ET service.


INDIANAPOLIS _ A new lawsuit seeks to protect potentially thousands of abused gymnasts who might not have known about a deadline for filing claims against USA Gymnastics in the embattled group’s ongoing bankruptcy. The suit filed Monday in Indianapolis alleges USA Gymnastics knows or should know the identities of many abuse survivors who had not filed claims by Monday’s bankruptcy claims deadline. It alleges those survivors include dozens of people identified in secret files the Indianapolis-based group kept. SENT: 670 words. Moved late yesterday and available for use.

With: GYM--USA GYMNASTICS-NYMAN: USA Gymnastics is looking for a new full-time director of sports medicine after removing Edward Nyman because of what it called a conflict of interest. By Will Graves. SENT: 630 words.


—SLAIN TEEN: A Kentucky soldier has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an Indiana teenager.

—MISSING TEENS-INDIANA: The sister of one of two Indiana teenagers slain in 2017 has taken to social media to share a new sketch of the suspected killer.

—MEASLES VACCINE-ADULTS: Indiana Health Commissioner Kris Box has issued a statewide standing order that adults don’t need to see a health care provider for a prescription for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and can obtain it from any pharmacy that carries it.


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