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

October 8, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s three U.S. Senate candidates will face off in the first debate of the general election campaign. Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton will take the stage Monday night at the Purdue University Northwest campus for the statewide televised debate. The race is one of the most closely watched in the U.S. and could determine which party controls the Senate next year. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from hour-long debate scheduled to begin 7 p.m. ET.


— ROSE-HULMAN FUNDRAISING: The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has kicked off a $250 million fundraising campaign to help bolster the western Indiana school’s undergraduate science, engineering and math education programs.

— AIRMAIL MUSEUM-FORT WAYNE: Congress has endorsed designating Fort Wayne’s Smith Field as the site of a planned National Airmail Museum. The U.S. Senate voted last week in favor of a Federal Aviation Administration bill that included the airmail museum.

— SOLAR FARM-TIPTON SCHOOLS: central Indiana school superintendent says his district’s newly installed solar farm should save it more than $2 million over 20 years. The Tipton Community School Corp.’s nearly 2,000 solar panels went online last month.

— INDIANA-BRIBERY CHARGES: A federal judge has push backed the trial of an northwestern Indiana mayor facing bribery charges of accepting money in exchange for towing contracts. The trial for Republican Portage Mayor James Snyder had been scheduled to begin Tuesday.


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