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

August 17, 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



GARY, Ind. — U.S. Steel plans to spend at least $750 million to upgrade a century-old steel mill along northwestern Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. Company and government officials said Thursday the project will help preserve Gary Works’ nearly 3,900 steelworker jobs, and could help ensure the 112-year-old mill lasts another century. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from Fort Wayne who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified and will be buried Tuesday n the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, officials have announced. Navy Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Arthur Glenn, 43, was assigned to the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft and sustained multiple torpedo hits, causing it to quickly capsize, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— IU-DORMITORIES FILLED: More than 100 Indiana University students are living in residence hall lounges after the Bloomington campus experienced a record-setting beginner class.

— FATAL ROAD RAGE BEATING: Authorities say a man suspected of beating a 60-year-old man who subsequently died of a heart attack during an apparent road rage attack in northeastern Indiana has been arrested in Florida.

— CHICAGO POLICE SHOOTING-DROPPED CHARGES: Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against the brother of a man fatally shot by Chicago police during a confrontation with an off-duty firefighter. Michael Beal, of Indianapolis, had faced felony charges, including aggravated battery of a police officer.

— INDIANA UNEMPLOYMENT: Indiana’s unemployment rate edged higher in July from June.

— SHUTTERED MILITARY DEPOT-AUCTION: The federal government is selling a former military depot in northeastern Indiana that once stored hazardous chemicals and heavy metals.

— FORT WAYNE-NOISE ORDINANCE: Indiana’s second-largest city has settled a federal lawsuit that challenged a portion of its ordinance regulating amplified noises.

— TERRE HAUTE AIR SHOW: Organizers of this weekend’s Terre Haute Air Show are predicting it will draw 60,000 to 70,000 people.

— GREAT LAKES-RUNOFF: The Great Lakes Commission says it will divide nearly $900,000 among seven local organizations to help cut runoff of sediment, nutrients and other water pollutants.



WESTFIELD, Ind. — Andrew Luck has already reclaimed the Indianapolis Colts starting job. Robert Griffin III is still trying to win a roster spot with the Baltimore Ravens. Just six years after the great draft debate about which quarterback should go No. 1, the two quarterbacks find themselves in very different roles as the Ravens and Colts hold the first of two joint practices Friday. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


Jim Harbaugh has struggled to win the biggest games in his three years at Michigan, so this season’s opener at Notre Dame takes on added significance. Other games to watch this upcoming season include Chip Kelly’s return to Oregon as the coach of UCLA, and another clash between Auburn and Georgia. By Noah Trister. SENT: 580 words, photos.


DETROIT — Frank Solich has accomplished a lot as Ohio’s coach, but one triumph that has eluded him is a Mid-American Conference title. The Bobcats are among the favorites this year. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS — Lizette Salas took advantage of the soft conditions by shooting a course record-tying 10-under 62 in the first round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. After more rain Thursday night, the scores could go even lower. Salas begins the day with a two-shot lead over Angel Yin and Nasa Hataoka. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


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