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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

January 23, 2019

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 are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg says he’s taking steps toward running for president. In a video and email announcement obtained by The Associated Press, the 37-year-old Democrat says he’s launching an exploratory committee for a 2020 bid. Buttigieg has touted his work to revitalize South Bend as he’s prepared for an improbable jump from local politics to a presidential campaign. He says in the video: “Our country needs a fresh start.” By Sara Burnett. SENT: 540 words, photo, audio.


INDIANAPOLIS _ Men and women whose mothers were unknowingly impregnated by their fertility doctor’s own sperm are calling for an Indiana law specifically against such actions. A state Senate committee is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday on a bill creating a felony charge of fertility fraud for doctors using their own sperm or eggs without the patient’s consent. By Tom Davies. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. UPCOMING: 130 words, more on merits. Developing from 9 a.m. ET testimony.


—PLANE SLIDES-INDIANA: Officials say passengers had to get off a plane at Fort Wayne International Airport in northeastern Indiana after it slid on ice while taxiing for departure and stopped in a snowbank.



INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indiana Pacers will try to avoid a season sweep when they host Toronto on Wednesday night. The Eastern Conference-leading Raptors have won each of the first two games this season and three straight overall. Indiana has won two straight and is 17-6 at home this season. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


COLUMBUS _ Purdue plays Ohio State at Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ Valparaiso travel to Terre Haute on Wednesday to take on the Valparaiso Crusaders. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


DES MOINES, Iowa _ The Drake Bulldogs host the Evansville Purple Aces on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.


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