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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

INDIANA TOLL HIKE

INDIANAPOLIS — A state committee is expected to vote Thursday on allowing 35 percent fee increases for large trucks using the Indiana Toll Road as part of Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s plan to pump an additional $1 billion into infrastructure projects around the state. UPCOMING: 300 words. Developing from 1:30 p.m. Indiana Finance Authority meeting.

AROUND THE STATE:

PATROL CAR-FATAL CRASH

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — South Bend’s police chief says an officer involved in a fatal car crash while on duty violated five department policies. The South Bend Tribune reports that Chief Scott Ruszkowski sent a letter to the city’s Board of Public Safety requesting officer Justin Gorny’s termination. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— PRISON COUNSELOR ATTACKED-SENTENCE: An inmate at a central Indiana prison has been sentenced to 35 additional years behind bars for an attack that seriously injured a prison counselor.

— INDIANA-BRIBERY CHARGES: A federal judge sternly lectured a former Lake County Sheriff’s Department official for dishonesty before sentencing him to two years of probation for lying to the FBI.

— CAR FIRE-BODIES: A man has been convicted of two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of two northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were discovered in a burning car in Indianapolis.

— OFFICER WOUNDED: Authorities say a police officer was shot in the leg when his gun inadvertently discharged while he was putting it back in a holster during an arrest in northern Indiana.

— FILTER MAKER-INDIANA: An Italy-based maker of filters for agriculture, heavy machinery, forestry and industrial businesses plans to open a facility in central Indiana that will serve as its North American headquarters.

— INDIANA WIND FARM: A British-based energy company has pulled the plug on a northern Indiana wind farm that would have generated 600 megawatts of electricity.

— FLORENCE-INDIANA GUARD: The Indiana Army National Guard has sent two helicopters and 14 pilots and crewmembers to North Carolina to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. By Sports Writer Tom Canavan. SENT: 710 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Wisconsin star Jonathan Taylor faces a big challenge when he goes against an Iowa defense that has allowed a combined 25 yards rushing in its last two games. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBC--ACC THIS WEEK

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 4: No. 23 Boston College at Purdue. The Eagles (3-0) have climbed into the national rankings for the first time in a decade behind league preseason player of the year AJ Dillon and a passing game that accounted for five long touchdown passes in a victory at Wake Forest. SENT: 400 words, photos.

With:

— FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-WAKE FOREST PREVIEW CAPSULE: No. 8 Irish look to keep rolling when they visit Wake Forest. SENT: 310 words.

— FBC--T25-BOSTON COLLEGE-PURDUE: No. 23 Boston College tries to stay unbeaten at Purdue. SENT: 340 words.

— FBC--T25-MICHIGAN ST-INDIANA PREVIEW CAPSULE: No. 24 Michigan State’s start hasn’t gone quite as well as expected. SENT: 360 words.

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