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

August 23, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FERTILITY DOCTOR-CHARGES

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Medical Licensing Board holds a hearing Thursday on a retired doctor who has admitted using his own sperm to impregnate as many as dozens of women in the 1970s and 1980s after telling them the donors were anonymous. Dr. Donald Cline was given a one-year suspended sentence in December after pleading guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 9:30 a.m. board meeting.

IN BRIEF:

— BRIDGE REPAIRS-HIDDEN NOTE: Construction workers repairing a central Indiana bridge discovered a note apparently left behind by the crew who built it 80 years ago. Albany Town Marshal Shannon Henry says workers were using a jackhammer to break up concrete on Bridge 701 last week when a glass jar fell out.

— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-LAWSUIT: Two advocacy groups say the U.S. Coast Guard doesn’t have an adequate strategy for dealing with oil spills in the channel linking Lakes Huron and Michigan. The Coast Guard approved a plan last year for responding to spills in northern Michigan, including the Straits of Mackinac.

SPORTS:

FBC--MICHIGAN-COUNTING ON PATTERSON

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh was hailed as the savior when he came back to Michigan to turn around college football’s winningest program. Harbaugh hasn’t been able to do it yet in part because quarterback wasn’t a position of strength in his first three years. It is now. Mississippi transfer Shea Patterson is expected to start when the Wolverines open the season in a highly anticipated matchup under the lights at Notre Dame. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video.

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