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

November 11, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Corey Williams is on the desk. 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. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LONGTIME CONTAMINATION-INDIANA

FRANKLIN, Ind. — New test results confirm that groundwater and sewer vapors in an Indianapolis suburb have cancer-causing chemicals at levels that exceed the Indiana environmental agency’s safe limits. The Indianapolis Star reports that environmental firm EnviroForensics found high levels of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene in Franklin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says TCE and PCE are found in household items, such as cleaning solutions, but can be harmful in high concentrations. SENT: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

SCRAPPED BRIDGE-CHARGE

HAMMOND, Indiana — A federal judge has denied a northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer’s request to dismiss charges for allegedly demolishing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal for $18,000. Kenneth Morrison’s attorney argued in court documents that the grand jury didn’t get an accurate picture of whether the city of Hammond or the railroad company owned the Monon Bridge. U.S. District Judge Philip Simon wrote in his order Thursday that prosecutors only have to prove that Morrison didn’t own the scrap metal and had no claim to it. Morrison, of Whiting, operates T&K Metals. He pleaded not guilty last year to the interstate transportation of stolen property. SENT: 130 words.

EXCHANGE-TODDLER AMPUTATIONS

INDIANAPOLIS — Like most toddlers, Jeremiah Cox has a lot of learning to do. He doesn’t know how to read. He’s not potty-trained. He can’t ride a bike yet, and he he’s still learning how to put words together into sentences. But Jeremiah, who turned 2 in July, has many other skills to master after he lost all four limbs last month to a swift bacterial infection that turned into life-threatening sepsis. Just one month ago, Jeremiah was sick, very sick. So sick, in fact, that doctors feared he would not live. By Shari Rudavsky. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 1,300 words, photos requested.

EXCHANGE-VETERANS CLOSET

TERRE HAUTE — There is a need, a great need one local veteran’s organization says, to help properly clothe and care for Vigo County’s homeless population. But more than form a committee that meets monthly to talk about the problem ad nauseam without offering a tangible solution, Mike Egy and the members of Loyal Veterans Battalion have decided to do something about the issue. Their solution? The Loyal Veterans Battalion Clothing Closet. By Alex Modesitt. Tribune-Star. SENT: 550 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— ROOFLESS CHURCH-UPGRADE: A more than 160-year-old northern Indiana church has gotten a face-lift four years after a windstorm tore off its roof, leaving it in danger of demolition.

— POLICE CAR-BICYCLIST’S INJURIES: A woman’s lawsuit seeking damages for injuries she suffered when a police vehicle struck her during a bike ride will head to trial now that Indiana’s high court has declined to hear the case.

SPORTS:

FBN--JAGUARS-COLTS

INDIANAPOLIS — The Jaguars visit Indianapolis to take on the Colts. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 1 p.m.

BKN--PACERS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON — James Harden and the Houston Rockets return home from a season-long five-game road trip to host the Indiana Pacers. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

BKC--PURDUE FORT WAYNE-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rebuilding Ohio State hosts Purdue Fort Wayne at the home opener in Columbus. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m. EST.

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