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

December 7, 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 are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TODDLER DEATH

ALBION, Ind. _ A 42-year-old northeastern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to murder in the battering death of a 2½-year-old girl he was babysitting. Trevor Wert of Albion entered the plea this week in Noble Superior Court. As part of a plea agreement, a child molesting charge is being dropped and prosecutors won’t pursue the death penalty or a no-parole sentence.

IN BRIEF:

_ ABORTION RESTRICTIONS-INDIANA: The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand two decisions that stopped portions of an Indiana abortion law. The law was signed when Vice President Mike Pence was governor.

_ DOCUMENTS FOUND-YARD: Authorities are working to determine how employer wage reports involving Indiana workers ended up in the backyard of an Indianapolis home.

_ COLD CASE-WOMAN: Authorities in Illinois are appealing to people in northwestern Indiana to help them solve a 42-year-old cold case.

SPORTS:

BKN--PACERS-MAGIC

ORLANDO, Fla. _ The Orlando Magic try to rebound from a loss that dropped them one game under .500 when they continue a homestand against the Indiana Pacers, who are one of only two Eastern Conference teams with a winning road record. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET.

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