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

October 7, 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. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL-STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis high school that opened last year is attracting students with autism by taking a different approach to teaching. Purdue Polytechnic High School offers flexible schedules, project-based learning and a curriculum focused on science, technology, education and mathematics, The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reported .

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-TUSKEGEE AIRMEN MEMORIAL

SEYMOUR, Ind. — Creating the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Plaza as his Eagle Scout project three years ago, Tim Molinari wanted to ensure there was a record of what happened at Freeman Army Airfield in Seymour. The airmen’s actions in April 1945 changed the course of the nation’s history and led to the desegregation of the military. Molinari also wanted Freeman Army Airfield to be a historical focal point and place for inspiration that inspires future generations. On a recent Saturday, he had a chance to truly understand the impact of the Tuskegee Airmen when he interacted with 21 members of the Indianapolis and Chicago chapters of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. By Zach Spicer. The (Seymour) Tribune. SENT: 1,200 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-VINTAGE HIGH FIDELITY

BROWNSBURG, Ind. — The vast majority of people today get their music digitally, listening through earbuds, headphones or small Bluetooth speakers. But there is a small — yet growing — group of music lovers for whom listening to on-demand streams and digital downloads through a cellphone just doesn’t make the grade. To them, there’s still only one way to enjoy recorded music: Vinyl records spinning on turntables sending signals to amplifiers driving speaker cabinets capable of rattling teeth while doubling as furniture. Some of those manufactures have gone out of business. But you can still find the vintage stereo gear from the 1950s through the 1970s at Getchell Amplifiers in Brownsburg. By Tim Evans. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 800 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF:

— SOUTH BEND SHOOTING: Authorities say a northern Indiana man suspected of fatally shooting a woman shot at a police officer before escaping.

— SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION: Indiana is getting $1 million from the federal government to help prevent school violence.

— TOTEM POLE-RENOVATION: A totem pole that’s overlooked a western Indiana museum’s entryway for decades is getting a long overdue face-lift.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-JUICEMAN

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Dexter Williams’ first rushing attempt of the season went for 45 yards and a touchdown, and the Notre Dame senior who teammates call “Juiceman” has hardly stopped running since returning from a four-game absence to start tje season. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

BKC--COLLEGE CORRUPTION

A federal trial alleging dirty money in college basketball has pulled back the curtain on the sport’s worst-kept secret further. More revelations are surely to come, along with potential changes to the way college hoops operate. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.

BKN--HEAT-RILEY HUNTER

MIAMI — For Ruth Riley Hunter, a new beginning comes in an old spot. Riley Hunter’s WNBA career started in Miami, and so will her NBA career. She debuts as a radio and television analyst for the Miami Heat on Monday, when the team begins the home portion of its preseason schedule against Orlando. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 300 words, photos.

Also:

— INDIANA HS HOW THEY FARED: AP Indiana High School Football How They Fared. SENT.

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