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 David Runk is on the desk. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



INDIANAPOLIS — Most U.S. and Canadian fraternities have one year to ban vodka, tequila and other hard alcohol under a rule adopted during the recent annual meeting of their trade association, the group announced Tuesday. In "a near-unanimous vote", the 66 international and national men's fraternities of the North-American Interfraternity Conference adopted the rule prohibiting hard alcohol with more than 15 percent alcohol by volume from fraternity chapters and events unless served by licensed third-party vendors, the Indiana-based group said. The member fraternities have until Sept. 1, 2019, to implement the rule across their more than 6,100 chapters on 800 campuses. SENT: 300 words. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.


— CHILD SHOT: Police say a 2-year-old girl has been critically wounded in a shooting in northwestern Indiana. The Gary Police Department says it received a call Tuesday evening about the shooting and officers found that the girl had a single gunshot wound to the head.

— SIKH TEMPLE-BRAWL: Charges have filed against another 27 people suspected of being involved in the April 15 brawl at a suburban Indianapolis Sikh Temple.

— UNITED WAY-FUNDING CHANGES: United Way of Central Indiana has some social service agencies worried with its plan to refocus its funding on a comprehensive attack on poverty. The United Way chapter currently evaluates its partner agencies annually and gives each a score that determines how much funding they'll get.



CINCINNATI — The Bengals unveil their reconfigured offense in their opener at Indianapolis on Sunday, with Andy Dalton getting to show all the new features. Cincinnati finished last in the league in offense last season. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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