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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

November 30, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CALF STOLEN

BUNKER HILL, Ind. — Authorities say a man stole a 1,095-pound calf from an educational program that he volunteered with in northern Indiana and sold it to pay a bill. Todd Burns checked on cattle on weekends for the Maconaquah School Corp.’s Maconaquah Cattle Co. program in Miami County. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

— GARY CASINOS: Some former Indiana casino executives are behind a new company buying the two Gary casinos with aims of moving them off the Lake Michigan shore. The new entity Spectacle Entertainment has announced it is buying the Majestic Star Casino boats in Gary for an undisclosed price.

— INDIANAPOLIS CRASH-CHARGES: A man has been convicted of criminal recklessness and other charges in a 2017 highway rollover crash that killed two Indianapolis teenagers.

— MURDER FOR HIRE-VIRGINIA: An Indiana Army veteran has testified in court that he was hired by a Florida man to kill the man’s wife and her 7-year-old son in Virginia.

— GREAT LAKES-INVASIVE MUSSELS: A coalition of agencies and groups in the Great Lakes region has released a plan for developing solutions to problems caused by invasive mussels. The mussels arrived in the lakes in the 1980s and have spread across much of the nation.

SPORTS:

FBN--COLTS-JAGUARS PREVIEW

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — This season’s first AFC South rematch looks like a mismatch. The surging Indianapolis Colts have averaged a little more than 33 points over their last eight games while the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars have topped 21 points once in the last two months. The Colts (6-5) have won five straight since a less-than-ideal start. The Jaguars (3-8) have dropped seven in a row since thumping the New York Jets to end the season’s opening quarter. By Mark Long. SENT: 750 words, photos. Moved late Thursday and available for use. With preview capsule.

BKN--PACERS-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James’ team was in danger of blowing a close game Thursday night until he seized control and carried his teammates to victory. The Los Angeles Lakers are still getting used to this enormous advantage, and they love it. The Indiana Pacers? They’ve seen this plenty of times over the years, and they’re still not crazy about it. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 800 words, photos. Moved early Friday and available for use.

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