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

November 8, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A U.S. attorney is announcing on Thursday a development in the federal criminal investigation into the tourist boat sinking in southwest Missouri last year that killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indianapolis family. The U.S. Coast Guard announced in August that it found probable cause that the sinking “resulted from the misconduct, negligence, or inattention to the duties” by the captain of the boat. By Margaret Stafford. Developing from noon ET news conference.


TOKYO — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other top officials during his visit on Monday and Tuesday. SENT: 200 words, photos. Moving in national services.


— CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED: Authorities say a worker has died after a semi-truck failed to merge in a construction zone in central Indiana and struck a construction vehicle. The crash happened Wednesday along U.S. highway 31 in Hamilton County, about 30 miles north of Indianapolis.

— ROSE-HULMAN-PRESIDENT RESIGNS: The president of western Indiana’s Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is stepping down after more than five years.

— HOUSE FIRE-RESCUE: Authorities say two southern Indiana sheriff’s deputies crawled through heavy smoke to rescue a man from his burning home.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — From a skinny high school recruit who didn’t even play football until the eighth grade in North Carolina to one of the most disruptive pass rushers in the country, Notre Dame junior Julian Okwara has come a long way in a short period of time. He looks to follow in his older brother Romeo’s footsteps and parlay his career at Notre Dame into a place in the next year or two on an NFL roster. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame plays its second consecutive Chicago school to open the season, this time Chicago State. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time 7 p.m. ET


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, who has missed six of the last seven games because of a hamstring injury, talks about his expected return against the Colts. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey will always have Columbus, Ohio. The senior guards and off-campus roommates for No. 1 Notre Dame will always have Brooklyn, too. The friendship between Ogunbowale, the Milwaukee scoring machine, and Mabrey, the street-wise Jersey shore kid, was cemented at the Barclays Center on April 17, 2015 in the Jordan Brand Classic. SENT: 800 words, photos.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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