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

August 7, 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 ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



NEW CASTLE — Authorities say a wrong-way driver from Ohio caused a crash on an interstate in eastern Indiana that left the driver of another vehicle dead. The crash happened late Monday along Interstate 70 near New Castle. Indiana State Police say the Henry County sheriff’s office was responding to a report of a wrong-way driver in the roadway’s eastbound lanes when deputies came upon the crash. SENT: 130 words.


— FRIEND SHOT: Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after being shot in the face by a friend who was playing with a gun in western Indiana. Police arrested 20-year-old Dylan Morgan of Terre Haute on charges of reckless homicide, altering the scene of a death and obstruction of justice.

— BLOOMINGTON-TRAPPED IN CAR: Bloomington Police say a woman was trapped in her wrecked car for nearly two days before rescuers reached her. Sixty-nine-year-old Evelyn Thrasher was stuck when her car veered off a road Friday afternoon, went down an embankment and became wedged between two trees.

— BACK TO SCHOOL-IMMUNIZATIONS: The Indiana State Department of Health is reminding parents that making sure immunizations are up to date is an essential part of getting ready to go back to school.

— NEVADA EXECUTION: Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate’s execution. Republican attorneys general from 15 states, including Indiana, filed documents Monday with the Nevada Supreme Court arguing that drug company Alvogen’s claims are a part of a “guerrilla war against the death penalty.”



WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck is nervous. He hasn’t played in a game or taken a hit in more than 19 months. On Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts expect one of those streaks to end when they visit Seattle in their preseason opener. Luck is expected to start and see some action, though the Colts are hoping they can keep him out of harm’s way against the Seahawks usually strong defense. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The question of how far Notre Dame can go this season starts up front. The offensive line lost two stars to the NFL with Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey both gone in the first nine picks of the draft. The punishing ground game of the Fighting Irish will depend on a rebuilt line being led by a new coach, too. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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