AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN
Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or firstname.lastname@example.org. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. All times ET.
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EAST LANSING, Mich. — William Strampel, a former Michigan State University medical dean who is accused of sexual misconduct, will appear in court Tuesday for a preliminary exam. Strampel is charged with failing to properly supervise former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who sexually assaulted women and girls while working at Michigan State. Nassar also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics. Developing from 9 a.m. ET court hearing.
AROUND THE STATE:
EXCHANGE-LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE
FORT WAYNE — From where Josh Gentry sits in his home office, he can’t see the wall featuring photographs of him with his wife and friends. Reminders of his two young children surround him — photographs and handwritten cards to his left, and a T-shirt with their names and birthdates to his right. In the middle, a poster with the words “daddy’s juggernauts” hangs amid others that say “Josh’s juggernauts.” Talking to him, it’s easy to get distracted by the decorations, but Gentry’s gaze remains trained at a computer screen in the dark room. His voice taken by Lou Gehrig’s disease, the 34-year-old can only speak in a synthesized voice, his words crafted with flicks of his eyes over a virtual keyboard, the movements captured by eye-tracking technology. By Ashley Sloboda. The Journal Gazette. SENT: 1,300 words, photos requested.
— ROCKWELL AUTOMATION-INDIANA: A company that specializes in industrial automation and information plans to establish operations in central Indiana to consolidate the work of existing distribution centers in Illinois and Tennessee.
— TREE BRANCH-DEATH: Authorities say a woman has died after apparently being struck by a falling tree branch while jogging at a park in Indianapolis. Kathryne McCammon was found dead Thursday of multiple blunt force trauma in Eagle Creek Park.
— BALL STATE-MUSICALS CLASS: Ball State University is teaming up with Turner Classic Movies to offer a free online class on the history of Hollywood musicals. The class Mad About Musicals runs through the month of June and will be taught by Professor Vanessa Ament.
— MEALS PROGRAM-HIV PATIENTS: State health officials and a Meals on Wheels program are launching a new benefit for people living with HIV in Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health says more than 2,500 needy people who are HIV positive will be served.
— FEDERAL PROSECUTORS-INDIANA: The U.S. Justice Department is adding four more federal prosecutors in northern Indiana. U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced Monday he will receive four new assistant U.S. attorneys, three to fight violent crime and one for civil enforcement.
— SCHOOL BUS CRASH: A district attorney says she expects to file felony charges soon against the driver of a semi that struck a school bus and injured at least 20 people, including five critically. DA Jane Kohlwey says the 42-year-old driver from Indianapolis had opioids and a tranquilizer in his system when he was arrested following the crash.
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