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

December 14, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

DOUBLE MURDER-LIFE SENTENCES

ALBION, Ind. — A man who told investigators he fatally shot two people in northern Indiana while trying to retrieve a Prada purse worth nearly $10,000 has been convicted of murder. A jury on Thursday found 36-year-old Michael Johnson of Fort Wayne guilty of charges including two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ MAJOR DEMOTED-LETTER: A high-ranking Indianapolis police officer is being stripped of his rank for writing a letter defending a man convicted of rape. Michael Jefferson had been a major who served in the command staffs of current police Chief Bryan Roach and his predecessor.

_ SCRAPPED BRIDGE-CHARGE: A federal jury has convicted a northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer of interstate transportation of stolen goods for allegedly demolishing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal.

SPORTS:

BKN--PACERS-76ERS

PHILADELPHIA _ The Indiana Pacers visit the Philadelphia 76ers. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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