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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

January 31, 2019

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



CHICAGO _ The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures could still tumble to record lows in some places before the region begins to thaw out. Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, too, including power outages and canceled flights and trains. Crews in Detroit will need days to repair water mains that burst Wednesday, and other pipes can still burst in persistent subzero temperatures. By Michael Tarm And Corey Williams. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

With: BC-US--Winter Weather-The Latest.


WASHINGTON _ The clearest path for Democrats to return to the White House runs straight through the upper Midwest, fueling debate over who is best positioned to recapture the region’s working-class voters who broke for President Donald Trump in 2016. Though the first prominent Democrats to announce their 2020 candidacies hail from the coasts, several Midwestern natives _ including Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota _ are offering themselves as potential contenders uniquely attuned to the region’s priorities. By Elana Schor And Sara Burnett. SENT: 1,000 words, AP Photo. Note material on South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


_ LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: Federal regulators are expanding the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of the site of a former housing complex in northwestern Indiana. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had cancelled a Jan. 10 hearing on the cleanup of the West Calumet Housing Complex site due to the federal government shutdown.



The Indiana Pacers visit the Orlando Magic. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


CLEMSON, S.C. _ No. 5 Notre Dame looks to bounce back from its last-game loss that dropped the defending national champs from No. 1 at Clemson on Thursday night. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, from 7 p.m. start.


Purdue plays Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.


The game of the week in the Big Ten pits No. 21 Maryland against No. 24 Wisconsin. The Terrapins won the first meeting two weeks ago. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Jeff Gordon was an outsider when he arrived in NASCAR but became one of the most important drivers in sport history. He headlines Friday night’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 800 words. By 2 pm.


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