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

November 7, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2018-INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS — On a night Democrats nationwide rode a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump to pick up governorships and flip dozens of House seats, their momentum stalled in the red state of Indiana. Instead, Republican Mike Braun’s victory against Indiana’s lone remaining Democrat elected statewide helped turn it an even darker shade of crimson. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 750 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-VOTECAST-INDIANA

CHICAGO — President Trump figured large in Indiana’s midterm election, as voters gave the president another ally in Congress by electing political upstart and multimillionaire businessman Republican Mike Braun to the Senate. Even so, voters were divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. AP VoteCast found that Indiana voters were split on whether the country is on the right track, with just about half saying the country is on the right track, with just under half saying it’s headed in the wrong direction. By Tammy Webber. SENT: 1,075 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ARCELORMITTAL BLAST-WORKER INJURED — A steel company is blaming a fire at a northwestern Indiana mill on slag being dumped onto an area containing water.

— CHURCH ABUSE-INDIANA: The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has added another former priest to its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abusing children. The diocese says Gerald Funcheon was a member of the Crosier Congregation religious order and was included on the Crosier Fathers’ list of credibly accused clergy.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING-INDIANA-SECURITY: Voters have agreed to fund improved security at a suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot in May.

— INDIANAPOLIS SCHOOLS: Voters in Indianapolis have supported two new tax increases to boost Indiana’s largest school district.

SPORTS:

BKN--76ERS-PACERS

NDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers try to keep the upper hand when the Philadelphia 76ers come to town Wednesday. Indiana won two of the three meetings last season. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time is 8 p.m.

FBN--JAGUARS-MUST WIN

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The slumping Jacksonville Jaguars view Sunday’s game at Indianapolis as a must-win situation, mostly because they’ve lost four straight and are 0-2 in the AFC South. By Sports Writer Mark Long. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

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