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

May 17, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 8:30 a.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. David Runk is on the desk, followed by Ken Kusmer. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



JACKSON, Miss. — When the call went out for a doctor on board, the U.S. surgeon general says he gladly stepped in to help with a medical emergency on a commercial flight. Dr. Jerome Adams, an anesthesiologist and former Indiana state health commissioner, said he assisted someone on a Delta Air Lines jet as he prepared to fly Wednesday to Jackson, Mississippi. A person lost consciousness when the plane was on the ground in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Adams and two nurses responded. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 200 words, photo. Moving in national services.



LINCOLN CITY — A wooden desk believed to have been made by Thomas Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s father, has a new home at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Lincoln City, thanks to a Jasper family. The desk had been in his father, John Fierst’s side of the family for several generations, according to Tom Fierst of Jasper. Through a lot of research over the years, the family compiled the history behind the historic piece of furniture. By Olivia Ingle. The (Jasper) Herald. SENT: 650 words, photo requested.


— ABORTIONS-INDIANA: A federal judge has set a June hearing on Planned Parenthood’s bid to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state.

— OFFICER-TRAFFIC CRASH-GARY: A former northwest Indiana sheriff’s officer who authorities say struck a man with his squad car while intoxicated at the 2016 Gary Air Show is suing over his dismissal. Ex-Lake County Lt. Guy Mikulich is seeking at least $75,000 and argues his termination from the department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

— SNAKES-FUNGAL DISEASE: State wildlife officials say a fungal disease that’s lethal to some snake species has been found in snakes in three Indiana counties.



INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar practice continues Thursday ahead of this weekend’s qualifying days for the May 27 Indianapolis 500. Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart during Wednesday’s practice session. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. Developing.


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