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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

February 20, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

HAZARDOUS MINES

RIMINI, Mont. _ Public records show that more than 50 million gallons of contaminated wastewater flows daily from mining sites in the U.S. The Associated Press has found that the water, loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals, is flowing into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, poisoning aquatic life and tainting drinking water in nine states, including California, Montana and Oklahoma. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

FORT WAYNE DEATHS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ A northeastern Indiana judge has rejected efforts by a man awaiting trial in four slayings to avoid a possible death penalty in the case. The Allen County judge ruled Monday against 23-year-old Marcus Dansby in both his bid to have the death penalty thrown out as an option and to have Indiana’s capital punishment statute declared unconstitutional. UPCOMING: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

—MARIJUANA GROW ROOM SLAYING: A man who authorities say fatally shot his wife inside a marijuana grow room in their southwestern Michigan home has been convicted of murder.

—MISSING ASHES-LAWSUIT: The survivors of a man who last year died of pancreatic cancer have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago contending a shipping company lost some the man’s cremated remains.

SPORTS:

BKC--BUTLER-MARQUETTE

MILWAUKEE _ No. 11 Marquette, a half-game behind first-place Villanova in the Big East, hosts Butler. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 9 p.m. ET.

BKC--ILLINOIS STATE-INDIANA STATE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ Indiana State hosts Illinois State on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

BKC--EVANSVILLE-LOYOLA-CHICAGO

CHICAGO _ Loyola-Chicago hosts Evansville on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

BKC--SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-VALPARAISO

VALPARAISO, Ind. _ The Valparaiso Crusaders host the Southern Illinois Salukis on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

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