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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

March 7, 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, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

INTERSTATE CRASH-INDIANA

PORTAGE, Ind. _ Police have released the name of a man who died after the SUV he was driving crashed into the back of a semi-truck trailer along an interstate in northwestern Indiana and burst into flames. Police say 30-year-old Augustin J. Carreon of Porter, Indiana, died in the Tuesday evening crash. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

—GREAT LAKES-FUNDING: Advocacy groups are lobbying Congress to pump more money into programs to protect Great Lakes water quality.

—NOTRE DAME-RESIDENCE HALL: A Notre Dame University graduate and his wife have donated $20 million to the school for a men’s residence hall.

—ONE-BUCK CONVICTION: Conservation officers say a southwestern Indiana man illegally killed a deer most hunters “would consider a buck of a lifetime,” but hoped he might skirt a quota by freezing it for later.

SPORTS:

BKN--PACERS-BUCKS

MILWAUKEE _ The Indiana Pacers, hoping to hold onto the No. 3 playoff seed in the East, play the first of tough back-to-back road games. They likely will be without the injured Domantas Sabonis when they visit NBA-leading Milwaukee on Thursday. Then it’s on to Philadelphia. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m. ET.

BKC--INDIANA-ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ After back-to-back victories over ranked teams, Indiana looks to avoid a letdown against Illinois on Thursday. The Hoosiers are coming off wins over No. 19 Wisconsin and No. 6 Michigan State. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m. ET.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

No. 7 Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State meet in East Lansing on Saturday with the winner earning at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. Defending champion Michigan State handed the Wolverines their only home loss of the season with a 77-70 win on Feb. 24. Both teams could be without key players because of injuries. Back-to-back home wins over ranked opponents put Indiana on the NCAA Tournament bubble. By Eric Olson. SENT: 660 words, photos.

CAR--INDYCAR-ST. PETE-BOURDAIS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sebastien Bourdais will race Sunday for a third-consecutive victory on the streets of St. Petersburg, the city he considers home. By Jenna Fryer. Upcoming. 600 words.

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