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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

September 24, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Indiana residents are full of pride ahead of the commissioning for the first Navy vessel to bear the state’s name since the end of World War II. The South Bend Tribune reports that the commissioning ceremony for the USS Indiana will be held Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The nearly 380-foot-long (116-meter-long) sub can reach speeds of more than 25 knots. SENT: 270 words.



INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Administration say Indiana schools have another chance to order state-funded handheld metal detectors. Schools that have not ordered the devices can contact info@k12indiana.com. Ordering instructions will be provided. The deadline to order is 5 p.m. ET on Oct. 5. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits.


— PURDUE GIFT: Purdue University is getting a $30 million donation to help fund the renovation of its Union Club Hotel .

— BUS STOP-CRASH: Authorities say a young child and a woman were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a bus stop in Indianapolis.

— INDIANA-BRIBERY CHARGES: An indicted northwestern Indiana mayor is maintaining that prosecutors used a confidential informant to improperly know they had more time to investigate the case.

— BANK ROBBERIES-CONVICTION: An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a man who was found guilty of robbing the same central Indiana bank twice about 15 months apart.

— POLICE CHASE-CRASH: An appeals court has upheld a 15-year prison term for a northwest Indiana man who led police on a pursuit that ended with a collision that killed a 13-year-old girl.

— CLIMATE ADAPTATION CONFERENCE: A conference at the University of Michigan is bringing together experts to share ideas on dealing with a warming climate in the Great Lakes region.



INDIANAPOLIS — A year ago, the Indiana Pacers were one of the NBA’s biggest surprises. This year, everybody expects to be a contender. The team holds its media day event Monday as training camp is beginning. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


LINCOLN, Neb. — First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better. Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan’s 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are now. A loss at home to Purdue this Saturday would give Nebraska an eight-game losing streak and seven-game home losing streak, both unprecedented in the program’s 129 seasons. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 815 words, photos.


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