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

May 3, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. _ Two scooter companies are threatening to leave Bloomington if the city council bans scooters from parking on sidewalks and requires scooter-share companies to pay for on-street parking corrals. UPCOMING: 250 words.


_ PENCE-BLACK CHURCHES: Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Louisiana to show his support for members of three black churches burned by an arsonist. SENT: 130 words, photos. Moving in national news queues. Will be updated after Pence appearance.



ST. LOUIS _ The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since the historic 1993 flood _ and topped it in at least one place _ as the bulging Big Muddy threatened levees and forced a Missouri town’s residents to head for higher ground. Elsewhere, in northern Indiana, authorities said a 2-year-old boy died Thursday when his mother drove past a “high water” sign in Wabash County and into a flooded road. By Jim Salter. SENT: 510 words, photos. Moved late Thursday and available for use.


_ INDIANA FLOODING-DROWNING: Indiana State Police say a 2-year-old was killed when his mother drove into flood waters that had completely covered the roadway. SENT: 140 words.


_ RENOVATION PROJECT-SETTLEMENT: First Farmers Bank & Trust has agreed to pay $300,000 to a northeastern Indiana city following a failed renovation project involving municipal bonds.

_ 1988 SLAYING: An autopsy has determined that a man who died in jail in March after pleading guilty to murder in the 1988 beating death of a pregnant Indiana woman died of cancer.

_ CLARKSVILLE SHOOTING: A prosecutor has decided that the fatal shooting of a southern Indiana man by a police officer after the man refused to drop a gun was justified.

_ DOUBLE SLAYING-INDIANA: Jurors have deadlocked on whether to recommend a sentence of life in prison for a 24-year-old man convicted in the 2017 slayings of two people in southwest Indiana.

_ OFFICER STRUCK-CHASE: A northeastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for seriously injuring a police officer while fleeing authorities.


_ NCAA-SPORTS WAGERING: The NCAA has rescinded its policy prohibiting championship events from being held in states that have legalized sports gambling. SENT: 125 words.

_ FBN--COLTS-FREENEY: Former Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor later this year. SENT: 140 words. Moved Thursday night and available for use.


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