Here's a look at AP's Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



MUNCIE, Ind. — Two Indiana lawmakers are proposing legislation that would create an early-warning system to identify financially troubled school districts and help them avoid budgetary distress that might require a state takeover. Republican Rep. Tim Brown said his legislation includes a provision to create a financial-condition indicator dashboard summarizing data on each school district, including the cash balances in the district's main funds over several years. UPCOMING: 300 words.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Stephen Quillin's parents lied to him. OK, not lied — misled. Quillin thought his parents were taking him to a Purdue University basketball game Wednesday night. And while they did eventually get to the game, Quillin got one thing he was not expecting — acceptance to Purdue. As a surprise, Purdue and Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana partnered to surprise Quillin as the first person to be accepted into Purdue for the class of 2022. By Shannon Hall. (Lafayette) Journal and Courier. SENT: 500 words, photos pursuing.


—XGR--INDIANA ALCOHOL LAWS: The chairman of an Indiana Senate committee that handles alcohol matters has scheduled a hearing for a bill to allow retail Sunday booze sales.

—INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT-INDIANA: Authorities say a worker has died in an accident at an industrial facility in northeastern Indiana.

—INDIANA-BRIBERY CHARGES: The public corruption trial of a northwestern Indiana mayor who faces tax evasion and bribery charges has been moved to June.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Pacers host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


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