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BC-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

October 6, 2018

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 indy@ap.org. Tom Davies is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

INDIANA OVERCROWDED JAILS

INDIANAPOLIS — Taxpayers in dozens of Indiana counties will be paying for new jail beds years after sweeping state criminal code changes began sending more low-level offenders into local jails instead of state prisons. At least 40 jails in Indiana are over capacity. A recent state survey found that almost half of all jail inmates are Level 6 felons, the lowest-level felons. The state pays jails $35 daily for each of those inmates to cover food and staffing, but the money doesn’t pay for additional jail space. Dozens of Indiana’s 92 counties are studying, actively pursuing or developing expansion plans or are in the midst of building new facilities. SENT: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-PURSUIT OF JUSTICE

BLOOMINGTON — Eight years ago, the body of Crystal Grubb was discovered by a farmer harvesting corn in northern Monroe County on the first day of October. The 29-year-old mother of two had been strangled to death. After all these years, the case has yet to be solved. And after all these years, the tradition of a walk every Oct. 1 to remember Crystal and her unsolved murder continues. Friends and family members stood in Peoples Park with Janice Grubb, the slain woman’s mother, as the walk for justice set off. By Abby Tonsing. The Herald-Times. SENT: 500 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-TRUCK STOP-ARTIST STUDIO

PERKINSVILLE — It’s Friday night, just after a high school football game and Neal, along with a few buddies, headed over to the Wheelers truck stop — their weekly ritual. The truck stop was a hangout for local kids looking for a cheap burger and soda, sandwiched between two cornfields at the intersection of Indiana 37 and East 256th Street in Hamilton County. The two families are working toward writing the building’s next chapter with a complete remodel of the old Wheelers Restaurant — part high-quality cafe and part custom artists studio and antique furniture maker selling wares from 25 artists. By Christopher Stephens. The Herald Bulletin. SENT: 600 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— INDIANA UNIVERSITY-NAME REMOVAL: Indiana University is removing the name of a former university trustee who opposed racial integration from a Bloomington campus building. The decision by the IU Board of Trustees came about 10 years after the push began to rename the Wildermuth Intramural Center.

— FORT WAYNE-PARENTAL LEAVE: Indiana’s second-largest city is moving closer to granting up to three weeks of paid parental leave to its municipal employees.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-VIRGINIA TECH

BLACKSBURG, Va. — No. 6 Notre Dame makes its first visit to Lane Stadium for a meeting with No. 24 Virginia Tech. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 8 p.m. ET.

FBC--T25-INDIANA-OHIO STATE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Indiana visits Columbus as a three-touchdown underdog to surging No. 3 Ohio State. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 4 p.m. ET.

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