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

July 31, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



INDIANAPOLIS — Members of an Indiana family that lost nine relatives when a tourist boat sank in Missouri, killing 17 people, planned to speak about the tragedy during a Tuesday news conference. Members of the Coleman family filed a federal lawsuit Sunday in Kansas City that seeks $100 million in damages on behalf of two of the nine relatives who died when the tourist boat sank July 19 at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. UPCOMING: Developing on merits from 1:30 p.m. news conference. AP Photos planned.


— FARM DEATH: Authorities say a child has died following an accident at a farm in northeastern Indiana. The Noble County sheriff’s office says crews responded Monday and found that the child had been struck by a farm implement in a field near Rome City.

— FOOD BANKS-FUNDING: Eleven Indiana food banks are sharing in $300,000 in state funding that will help them keep their shelves stocked with food.

— POLICE SHOOTING-FORT WAYNE: Fort Wayne police say a man shot and critically wounded by an off-duty officer had started to remove an “authentic-looking pellet-style handgun” tucked in his waistband when the shooting occurred.

— INDIANA TROOPER SHOT: A judge will allow a southern Indiana man to use an insanity defense when he goes on trial for shooting a state trooper in the head during a traffic stop.

— DOGS REMOVED: Authorities say dozens of dogs have been removed from a home in northern Indiana where a woman was found amid unsanitary conditions.


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