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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

January 25, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE

MINNEAPOLIS _ An arctic wave has wrapped the Upper Midwest in numbing cold. But the worst may be yet to come. The deep freeze caused organizers of the Winter Carnival in Minnesota to cancel several events, including Thursday night’s parade through downtown St. Paul. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has closed its six outdoor skating rinks because of the cold weather. Forecasters say the frigid weather is expected to linger into next week, with even colder temperatures midweek. SENT: 280 words, photo.

With: WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

—VETERAN-BOMB-SNIFFING DOG: A northern Indiana veteran is counting the days until he’s reunited with the bomb-sniffing dog he served with years ago in Afghanistan.

—RIVER SEARCH: Authorities say a man was reportedly swept downriver from a dam in central Indiana.

SPORTS:

BKC--MICHIGAN-INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. _ No. 5 Michigan takes on Indiana in a Thursday evening road game. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.

CAR--ZANARDI CRASH-MEMORIES

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ There are four drivers racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend who also competed against Alex Zanardi in the 2001 race in which his legs were severed in a crash. Helio Castroneves remembers the gory crash scene, while Christian Fittipaldi says he was left wondering if the dangers of racing are worth it. Zanardi is back in the U.S. for his first North American race since that fateful day. It has spurred many memories. By Jenna Fryer. SENT: 1,650 words, photos.

BKC--BUTLER-CREIGHTON

OMAHA, Neb. _ The Butler Bulldogs are in Nebraska on Friday to take on the Creighton Bluejays. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.

BKC--ACC THIS WEEK

Syracuse’s visit to No. 10 Virginia tech headlines the coming weekend in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange already have one victory on a top-10 team’s court after upsetting Duke last week while the Hokies can’t afford another loss after they were blown out by North Carolina. Also around the league, John Mooney has emerged as a bright spot during Notre Dame’s rough year and the women’s hoops standings are notable for having so many teams at both extremes. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 440 words, photos.

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