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

May 16, 2018

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 indy@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

INDIANA JAIL-CONTRACT

CROWN POINT — A county in northwestern Indiana has ratified a jail contract that seeks to curb turnover and overtime among corrections officers. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the labor contract between Lake County government and the union for corrections officers boosts the jail staff’s pay by nearly 7 percent per corrections officer. That’s coupled with a 3 percent raise jailers received in recent months. SENT: 130 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-CHURCH DEED

RICHMOND — Work continues to determine the future of the former Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church building, but the discovery of a reversionary clause in the original deed is complicating things a bit. The 111-year-old church officially closed in November when its congregation was dissolved after membership fell into the 30s. Since then, Whitewater Valley Presbytery has been bearing the expenses of insurance, utilities and security for the historic site while an administrative commission of five people works to determine what’s to come for the building as well as the church office next door along North A Street. By Jason Truitt. Palladium-Item. SENT: 500 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— SPENCER SUPERFUND SITE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a groundwater chemical plume that’s threatening a central Indiana city’s water supply to its highest priority cleanup list for hazardous waste sites. The EPA says that adding the city of Spencer’s Franklin Street Groundwater Contamination site to the federal agency’s priority list signals its commitment to cleaning up that contamination.

— ADDICTION RESOURCES: An anti-addiction group says confidential help is now available by phone or online to help Indiana residents struggling with substance use disorder and their loved ones.

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