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

December 21, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SCHERERVILLE _ A northwestern Indiana man says he smashed the window of a car to stop shoplifters outside a busy store. Eric Cordell says he needed six stitches for his injuries, but he was able to recover a bag of coats stolen from a TJ Maxx in Schererville on Dec. 4. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words, photo.



SOUTH BEND _ A member of the Mishawaka Common Council has been selected to replace a South Bend lawmaker who resigned from the Indiana House to take a job with a labor union. WSBT-TV reports Ross Deal was selected by local Democratic Party officials after Democratic Rep. Joe Taylor announced this month he was leaving to take a position with the United Auto Workers International Union. SENT: 130 words.


_ POLITICAL SIGNS STOLEN: A judge approves a deal to allow a town manager to avoid a criminal conviction in the theft of 40 political yard signs the day before an election in 2015.

_ INDIANA UNEMPLOYMENT: Indiana’s unemployment rate edged higher in November to 3.6 percent.

_ 1988 CHILD SLAYING: An Indiana man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl.

_ WHITE RHINO-ZOO: A zoo in South Bend is expected to get a white rhino. The South Bend Tribune reports that an exhibit for the male rhino will also be developed with help from a $50,000 grant from the St. Joseph County Council.

_ SOUTH BEND-HIT-AND-RUN: A man blamed for a hit-and-run crash that killed three people in South Bend now faces a new charge after the death of a toddler.

_ NEIGHBOR KILLED: An Evansville man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for the death of a neighbor who was killed when a bullet traveled through an apartment wall.



Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch to put Boston in command of the AL Championship Series. LeBron James victimizing Jimmy Butler to win a game for Cleveland. Tua Tagovailoa’s perfect spiral in overtime to give Alabama the national championship. Arike Ogunbowale coming up big in the Final Four _ twice! _ to lead Notre Dame to the NCAA women’s basketball title. All those spectacular moments, and many more, are candidates for the AP’s plays of the year 2018. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos on Dec. 21.


BROOKLYN, N.Y. _ The Indiana Pacers visit the Brooklyn Nets.


INDIANAPOLIS _ UC Irvine plays Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

BKC--IUPUI-Morehead State

MOORHEAD, Minn. _ IUPUI plays Morehead State at Ellis T. Johnson Arena.


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