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

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

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. Story on merits developing from 1:30 p.m. Indiana Finance Authority meeting.

ELECTION 2018-TRADE-TARIFFS

SPANGLE, Wash. — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he’s no fan of President Donald Trump’s trade policy. “We get him elected into office and he pulls us out of trade agreements,” Dube said last week as local farmers gathered to hear Democratic House candidate Lisa Brown. The battle for the Senate could also be affected by the tariff issue, particularly in North Dakota, Indiana and Missouri, where Republicans hope to knock off three Democratic incumbents. By Kevin Freking and Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— 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 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.

With:

— 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.

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