Here's a look at AP's Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

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GARY, Ind. — The emergency manager who oversees the financially struggling Gary school district says only one of 33 shuttered schools has received an offer after being put up for sale. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the city of Gary bid $100,000 for the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School property. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.



RENSSELAER, Ind. — A private northwestern Indiana college that closed last year is being sued by a food service company which alleges that administrators concealed the school's dire financial situation. The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports that Sodexo's federal lawsuit accuses St. Joseph's College and its leaders of constructive fraud, fraudulent concealment and breach of contract. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-INDIANAPOLIS: A Confederate monument remains in place at an Indianapolis park a year after some city officials called for its removal.

— NURSING HOME CITED: A central Indiana nursing home and rehabilitation facility has been cited by the state after a resident suffered apparent heat exhaustion in May.

— HELICOPTER CRASH-INVESTIGATION: A preliminary report on a mid-July helicopter crash near a small airport in central Indiana says the copter landed, fueled up and took off again before going down.

— SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM: Twelve digital billboards from South Bend to Mooresville are sending a message of support to a suburban Indianapolis synagogue that was the target of anti-Semitic graffiti.

— GIRL'S FUNERAL-DONATIONS: A central Indiana couple whose 5-year-old daughter died suddenly in July say they're overwhelmed that local residents' generosity helped pay for her funeral, burial and gravestone.

— NORTHEAST INDIANA BRANDING SURVEY: A regional development group wants to develop a brand, logo and tagline for an 11-county region in northeast Indiana anchored around Fort Wayne.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Sophomore quarterback Peyton Ramsey knows Indiana's offense. Graduate transfer Brandon Dawkins has the most experience. And freshman Michael Penix Jr. could be the Hoosiers' next big star. But when practice opens Friday, all three will be chasing the same goal — winning the starting job. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

— BKL--WINGS-FEVER: The Indiana Fever faces the Dallas Wings at home on Thursday night. UPCOMING: 130 words. Developing from 7 p.m. tipoff.


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