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

February 26, 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. Ken Kusmer is on the desk. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Purdue University is moving to block Netflix and other popular streaming services in classrooms in an attempt to focus on academics while reducing the university’s broadband usage. The Journal & Courier reports that Purdue students returning from spring break on March 18 will no longer have access to bandwidth-consuming sites like Netflix, Steam and Pandora. Social media sites won’t be blocked. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


_ CHURCH BUS CRASH: Authorities say an 82-year-old church bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after five people were injured when a bus returning from a Chicago Bulls game went off the road in northwestern Indiana. AP Photos.

_ KLAN GROUP-RALLY: Civil rights activists are making plans to counter a May 25 rally in Ohio by a Ku Klux Klan-affiliated group from Indiana.

_ INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT-PASSENGER TRAFFIC: Indianapolis International Airport says a record of more than 9.4 million passengers flew out of the airport during 2018, more than 620,000 more than in 2017.

_ GUNSHOTS-OFFICERS NOT CHARGED: A northern Indiana police officer has resigned after an internal review found that he fired a gun while riding in a truck with two other intoxicated off-duty officers.

_ ANIMAL SHELTER REOPENS: A southern Indiana animal shelter has reopened weeks after it was shuttered due to a staffing shortage that came amid a misconduct investigation.



DENVER _ More than 330 of college football’s best players are gathering in Indianapolis for the NFL’s annual combine, where they’ll be poked and prodded, timed and tested, quizzed and questioned. But not all of the players who will get drafted in April are on the invitation list this week. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 650 words.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. _ The reeling Indiana Hoosiers try to stop their slide when they host No. 19 Wisconsin on Tuesday. The Hoosiers have lost 13 of 14. The Badgers have won their last two. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 9 p.m.


_ BKC--PROVIDENCE-BUTLER. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 7 p.m. tipoff.

_ BKC--TOLEDO-BALL ST. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 7 p.m. tipoff.


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