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

September 21, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



MUNCIE — A central Indiana man accused of planting an explosive device in an attempt to kill his ex-girlfriend has been convicted of attempted murder. Jurors on Thursday returned the verdict in the case of 40-year-old Lionel Ray Mackey Jr. of Muncie. The charge is punishable by up to 40 years in prison. SENT: 130 words.


— HARVEST SEASON-TRAFFIC: The Indiana Department of Agriculture says motorists need to take extra care with harvest season under way and slow-moving farm equipment using rural roads.

— GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of “green infrastructure.”

— OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASH: Authorities say a young man has died and a 17-year-old boy was injured in an off-road vehicle crash in northeastern Indiana.

— INDIANAPOLIS SHOOTING: Police say a woman is hospitalized after she was shot by a stray bullet while jogging in Indianapolis.

— LANDFILL SCHEME: A 46-year-old Indiana man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to an alleged scheme that involved his recycling firms reselling hazardous electronic waste.

— STATE TROOPER FIRED: An Indiana State trooper has been fired for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl. Sgt. Matthew Simmons was fired Sept. 4 for unbecoming conduct and for conveying false information to a supervisor.



Boston College coach Steve Addazio sees a lot of his own program in Purdue. From the close calls to the young lineups and the intricate passing game to the rebuilding process, Addazio has seen it all before. Just last September, his team was the one stumbling along, searching for answers as it attempted to dig out of an early-season hole. Now the 23rd-ranked Eagles hit the road with a perfect record, their first ranking in a decade and a challenging test against the hungry Boilermakers. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.


Michigan State looks exactly the same to Indiana coach Tom Allen. The offense is big, strong and fast. The defense is tough and stout. And yes, the 24th-ranked Spartans again appear to be a legitimate Big Ten contender. To Allen, that makes Saturday’s Big Ten opener a perfect test as the Hoosiers try to show they are back on track. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.


No. 8 Notre Dame is looking for more big plays out of its offense. Wake Forest can’t seem to stop giving them up. The 3-0 Irish play their first road game of the season Saturday against Wake Forest. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND — After No. 8 Notre Dame went indoors to dodge raindrops for its final preparations for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest, coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback. In his final meeting with the media before the game, Kelly would not say that junior Ian Book would start against the Demon Deacons or even if he had drawn even with senior Brandon Wimbush, last year’s primary starter and No. 1 through Notre Dame’s 3-0 start at home. SENT: 550 words, photos.


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