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

August 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT

LANSING, Mich. — A judge who sentenced disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison for molesting girls will hold a hearing on a request that she disqualify herself from his appeal of the sentence. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will hear arguments in her Lansing, Michigan, courtroom on Friday. Nassar’s lawyers want a new judge to resentence the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor. Aquilina sentenced Nassar to 40- to 175-year sentence in state prison for sexual assaults to be served after his 60-year federal term for child porn possession ends. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated on merits from scheduled 10 a.m. hearing.

INDIANA STATE FAIR

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair is set to begin with its annual extravaganza of food, farm animals, amusement rides and entertainers. Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to take part in Friday morning’s opening ceremony at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis to start the fair’s 17-day run through Aug. 19. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated on merits. AP Photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— CHILD DEATH: A central Indiana man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 23-month-old daughter, who had severe injuries when taken to a hospital. Ryan Ramirez of Chesterfield pleaded not guilty Thursday in the death of Paisley Hudson.

— US STEEL-CHEMICAL SPILL: Two environmental groups say U.S. Steel’s revised wastewater plan for its northwestern Indiana plant could fall short of preventing another chemical spill there.

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