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

December 21, 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 are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

SHOPLIFTER-HERO

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.

NEW LAWMAKER-INDIANA

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.

IN BRIEF:

_ 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 toddler has become the third person to die from a weekend hit-and-run crash in South Bend. Authorities say 17-month-old Isabelle Jasper died Thursday.

_ 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.

SPORTS:

YE--PLAYS OF THE YEAR

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.

BKN--PACERS-NETS

The Indiana Pacers visit the Brooklyn Nets.

BKC--UC IRVINE-BUTLER

UC Irvine plays Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

BKC--IUPUI-Morehead State

IUPUI plays Morehead State at Ellis T. Johnson Arena.

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