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

August 8, 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.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



MUNCIE, Ind. — More than 500 people have emailed Ball State University about its decision to support Papa John’s founder John Schnatter amid controversy over his use of a racial slur. The Star Press reports that trustees decided Friday to support the pizza-chain founder, who graduated from the university in 1983. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— WEST NILE-INDIANA: Health officials are urging residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites after Indiana’s first human case of West Nile virus in 2018 was detected. SENT: 130 words.

— STATE AGENCY MEDICAL OFFICERS: Indiana’s health and social services agencies have named two doctors to be their new chief medical officers. SENT: 130 words.


— INDIANA FIRE: A woman jailed on neglect charges after her two young children died in a March apartment building fire in northwestern Indiana is seeking additional mental health treatment.

— APARTMENT DEATHS: Authorities say the deaths of a man and woman at a central Indiana apartment complex are being investigated as a possible homicide and suicide.

— FATAL CAR-HOUSE CRASH: The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled a central Indiana woman will stand trial as an adult for charges stemming from a crash when she was 17 that killed two sisters in their home.

— HIGH SCHOOL SOLAR FARM: Work is nearing completion of a 4,500-panel solar farm that will supply electricity for a central Indiana high school.



INDIANAPOLIS — College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Council adopted a “series of significant policy and legislative changes, setting in motion actions to change the structure of the NCAA fundamentally.” SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


INDIANAPOLIS — A pair of Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers put up an astonishing stat line Tuesday night. Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings completed cycles three batters apart for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in a 12-5 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. SENT: 175 words.


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