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BC-IN--Indiana News Digest, IN

August 18, 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. Rick Callahan 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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INDIANAPOLIS — The private company running most of Indiana’s lottery operations generated a record profit this past year, but still fell short of its original contract’s goal. Hoosier Lottery officials say the lottery transferred $306 million into state coffers during the recently ended fiscal year. That’s about $6 million more than the minimum IGT Indiana must meet to avoid paying shortfall penalties. SENT: 300 words.



RUSSIAVILLE — Leo Massey likes to work. A lot. That’s unusual, and a little strange, considering he’s only 4 years old. But his mom, Meg, says it’s true. In fact, she’s never seen a kid with Leo’s kind of work ethic. But now, Leo isn’t just pretending to work. He really is, almost every day, as West Middleton’s youngest farmer. His business is called Leo’s Organic Produce Stand, and all the money he makes there is going straight to a fund to pay for his future college education. By Carson Gerber. Kokomo Tribune. SENT: 950 words, photos requested.


LINDEN — It was the early days of the railroad, and there were cleaner ways to travel than by train. With no covering above their heads, ash and cinders rained down on passengers from a 12-foot smoke stack perched on the locomotive. “They’d get on there with their dresses, their fancy clothes and their top hats,” said Gary Vierk, president of the Linden Depot Museum. “By time they got where they were going, I tell you, they were pretty well burned up.” Vierk is building a replica of an 1837 steam engine that dominated the tracks in the mid-19th century, as the speed of train cars overtook leisurely trips by horse-and-buggy. By Nick Hedrick. Journal Review. SENT: 400 words, photos requested.


— SCHOOL SAFETY-REFERENDUMS: A state lawmaker wants to allow Indiana schools to seek referendums that would boost their funding for school safety initiatives.

— INDIANAPOLIS-SCHOOL BRAWL: Indianapolis public school officials are reviewing their communication policy after parents complained of not getting information about a brawl last week at Arsenal Technical High School.

— BIG TURKEY-LITTLE BOY: A southern Indiana boy who shot a 26-pound wild turkey during a spring hunting trip ended up bagging the largest bird taken during the state’s 2018 turkey hunting season.



WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens got exactly what they wanted out of their joint practices — more evaluation time. Two days of workouts gave coaches a better look at the players, outside the mundane intrasquad workouts, before heading into Monday night’s second preseason game. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 550 words, with photos by 6:30 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS — Sung Hyun Park and Lizette Salas head into the third round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship tied for the lead at 13 under. Nearly half of the 143-woman field must complete the second round after a rain delay of nearly four hours suspended play because of darkness. Danielle Kang and Nasa Hataoka begin the day two shots behind the co-leaders By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos by 7:30 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever face the Chicago Sky at home on Saturday. Developing from 4 p.m. tipoff.


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