AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN
Sep. 04, 2018
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to make an announcement on Tuesday about his "Next Level Agenda." By Brian Slodysko. UPCOMING: 300 words. Developing from 2:30 p.m. news conference in Martinsville.
AROUND THE STATE:
USA GYMNASTICS-PERRY QUITS
Kerry Perry resigned under pressure as USA Gymnastics president Tuesday, the move coming days after the U.S. Olympic Committee questioned her ability to lead a path forward for an organization rocked by scandal. Perry spent nine months on the job and repeatedly came under scrutiny by athletes who felt she was mishandling the fallout from the tumult surrounding disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar. By Sports Writer Will Graves. SENT: 730 words, photos.
— DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-FALLOUT: USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry is the latest person to resign in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Perry late last year replaced Steve Penn, who also had resigned after the Nassar case broke. SENT: 970 words.
PUBLIC SAFETY MONUMENT
PLAINFIELD, Ind. — Inmates at an Indiana state prison have donated $3,300 to a monument honoring public safety officers. The monument has been proposed for Friendship Gardens Park in the western Indianapolis suburb of Plainfield, southwest of Indianapolis. Chad Platt, the prison's recreation coordinator, said inmates contributed money during a fundraiser in which they were allowed to buy Pizza Hut pizzas and Arby's sandwiches. He says they might have been motivated by the food. SENT: 210 words.
— MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-LAWSUIT: An Indiana woman whose husband and three children drowned when a duck boat sank in a Missouri lake during a July storm is asking in a federal lawsuit that the owners of the amphibious vehicles stop manufacturing or operating them in the U.S. and other countries until they are redesigned to be safe.
— RAVINE-DEADLY CRASH: A central Indiana coroner has released the names of three adults who died over the weekend when a car plunged into a steep ravine.
— BOY SAVES BROTHER: An 8-year-old Indiana boy who saved his 2-year-old brother from a dog attack has been awarded an honorary black belt.
— COURTS-TEXTING DEFENDANTS: A new service that allows Indiana trial courts to text defendants about upcoming court hearings has generated more than 135,000 texts in the first few months.
— IU SOUTHEAST-SEXUAL VIOLENCE GRANT: Indiana University Southeast has won a $300,000 federal grant to help combat sexual violence on the New Albany campus.
INDIANAPOLIS — Quenton Nelson heard all the adjectives before this spring's NFL draft. The "experts" called him nasty, a generational guard, the best player available and even suggested he could change the long-term image of all future interior offensive line prospects. Nelson didn't pay much attention to what was being said then or now. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound rookie remains focused on the only thing he believes matters — keeping Andrew Luck upright and healthy. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-DEFENSIVE LINE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame junior Khalid Kareem found himself lost in the defensive line shuffle for most of his first two seasons with the Irish. Always buried on the depth chart, the Detroit native just wanted a chance to prove that he could become a regular contributor, and perhaps even a starter. A late-season surge in 2017 followed by a stellar showing in spring ball earned Kareem his chance at both. And at least through one win last Saturday over Michigan, he's making good on his opportunity. By Todd Burlage UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar will make its debut at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas and return to Laguna Seca, California, as part of its 2019 schedule. The 17-race schedule released Tuesday drops the oval track in Phoenix and the road course in Sonoma, California. Both COTA and Laguna Seca are road courses. SENT: 350 words, photo.
BROWNSVILLE — J.R. Todd successfully defended his Funny Car title at the Chevrolet Performance Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway on Monday. Todd, the top qualifier for the event, drove his Toyota Camry to a 4.062-second pass at 311.70 mph. He became the first Funny Car driver to win back-to-back at Indianapolis since Mike Neff in 2011-12. SENT: 250 words. MOVED late Monday and available for use.
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