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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



HARRISBURG, Pa. — A former Pennsylvania Roman Catholic bishop who now serves in Indiana has denied an allegation of misconduct. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend told in a statement Thursday that former Harrisburg bishop Kevin Rhoades "adamantly denies" the accusation and that he "did nothing wrong." Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo, who received the report last month, said the alleged male victim was around 18-years-old when the incident happened. Chardo says the individual died in 1996. SENT: 270 words. With AP Photo.


— MISSING STATUE'S RETURN: A statue of a 19th century Indiana businessman that vanished when a building was razed in the 1960s is returning home years after its rediscovery.

— INDIANA UNIVERSITY-GIFT: The Media School at Indiana University plans to launch an independent investigative journalism center in 2019 after getting a $6 million gift.

— FREE STATE PARK ADMISSION: Admission to most Indiana's State Parks and State Forest recreation areas where entrance fees otherwise are charged will be free on Sept. 22 in recognition of National Public Lands Day.



UNDATED — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall sees the growth all over Indiana's football program. He detects a more defined identity. He senses more confidence, and he can tell there's more continuity on the Hoosiers' offense and defense this season. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 730 words.


UNDATED — Purdue coach Jeff Brohm thought his defense looked every bit as bad on tape as it did in person last week. It gave up 31 points, more than 400 total yards, forced no turnovers and struggled to get off the field. When the Boilermakers did get a crucial third-down stop with 2:31 to go, Lorenzo Neal was called for a personal foul and Northwestern ran out the clock to seal its win. By Sports Writer Michael Marot. SENT: 600 words.


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