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

January 13, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. Ed White is on the desk. 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.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

INDIANAPOLIS-PARK AMPHITHEATER

INDIANAPOLIS _ A limestone monument to an Indianapolis mayor will be restored and become the centerpiece of an amphitheater that could bring new life to a city park. A $9.2 million Lilly Endowment grant will help pay for the restoration of the Thomas Taggart Memorial at Riverside Park, The Indianapolis Business Journal reported. SENT: 270 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

EXCHANGE-PARENTS-TRACKING SCHOOL BUSES

INDIANAPOLIS _ The launch of Synovia Solutions’ new app in 2015 was a bit like running a bus route on the first day of school. There was a lot of uncertainty about the course it would travel, and no one would have been surprised if things started out rolling slowly or the ride had been a bit bumpy. But it was a quick acceleration to wide acceptance for Indianapolis-based Synovia’s Here Comes the Bus, an app designed to notify parents and students where their bus is at all times and send alarms to their cellphones or tablets when the bus is close to their home or arriving at school. By Anthony Schoettle. Indianapolis Business Journal. SENT: 1,450 words.

EXCHANGE-LOVE OF DOLPHINS

LOGANSPORT, Ind. _ Alexis Miller was born near the ocean but grew up 1,000 miles inland in Logansport. And while bottlenose dolphins don’t swim through the Eel or Wabash rivers, it didn’t stop her from achieving her dream of working with the nautical neighbors of her birthplace. Miller was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. She went on to recall visiting Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida and SeaWorld Orlando “and being totally mesmerized by the dolphins and their trainers.” By Mitchell Kirk. Pharos-Tribune. SENT: 700 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ WINTER WEATHER-INDIANA: The National Weather Service has lifted a winter storm warning in central Indiana after more than 7 inches of weekend snow.

_ FRANCE PARK-EXPANSION: A northern Indiana county’s sprawling park near the Wabash River is set to grow by 104 acres.

_ SCHOOL BUSES-CAMERAS: An Indiana school district is buying new cameras to try to help police catch drivers who fail to stop for buses.

_ MOBILE CLASS-ARCHITECTURE: An architecture class at the University of Michigan is putting students on the road to explore buildings around the state and Indiana.

SPORTS:

COLTS-WRAPUP

INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indianapolis Colts kept promising Andrew Luck would be better than ever. He was. Frank Reich said he did his best work in backup duty. He still does. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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