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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

April 11, 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. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

XGR--INDIANA LEGISLATURE-STATE BUDGET

INDIANAPOLIS _ Indiana Senate Republicans are set to advance a state budget plan that will show whether they’ve found more money to boost school funding. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on sending its version of a proposed budget to the Republican-dominated Senate. School funding would increase by just over 2% each of the next two years under a proposal approved in February by the Indiana House. By Tom Davies. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated. Developing from morning committee meeting.

IN BRIEF:

—PLASTIC PARTS MAKER-EXPANSION: A manufacturer of custom injection-molded plastic parts and components is expanding its operations in southern Indiana.

—CLEAN ENERGY JOBS: A new survey says Indiana and Minnesota had the Midwest’s biggest growth in clean energy jobs last year.

—MURDER CONVICTION-INDIANAPOLIS: A 37-year-old Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 63 years in prison for slaying of a woman who was stabbed more than 30 times and shot in her home.

SPORTS:

BKN--PLAYOFFS SET

MIAMI _ The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff matchups not being clinched until the final night was in the books _ the last three of them, out West, going down to literally the final moments. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 860 words, photos.

BKL--WNBA DRAFT

NEW YORK _ Jackie Young said it was a dream come true to be taken first in the WNBA draft. The Notre Dame guard, who decided to enter the draft early and skip her senior season, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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