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

January 1, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. Rick Callahan 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CRAWFORDSVILLE _ State Police say there’s no body or dash camera video of a state trooper’s fatal shooting of a man along a western Indiana highway. Police spokesman Sgt. Kim Riley said the cruiser driven by the trooper who shot 56-year-old Glenn A. Rightsell didn’t have a dash camera, and Indiana’s state troopers aren’t equipped with body cameras. Rightsell’s family and friends continue to demand answers in last week’s killing of the Linden man, who owned a masonry and tuckpointing business. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.



NORTON SHORES, Mich. _An organ donor from western Michigan is one of 43 from across the country featured on a Rose Parade float in Pasadena, California. Six of 21-year-old Shayna Sturtevant’s organs were donated, saving three lives, after she died in 2016 when an ear infection abscessed to her brain. Her mother says her daughter’s hands were also donated to a woman who lost her hands and feet to infection following a 2008 tornado in Indiana. SENT: 132 words.


_ SCRAPPED BRIDGE-CHARGE: A northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer convicted of demolishing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal is seeking a new trial.

_ LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: EAST CHICAGO _ The federal government shutdown has forced the cancellation of a public hearing on a cleanup proposal for the site of a former housing complex in northwestern Indiana. The Environmental Protection Agency says the Jan. 10 hearing on the West Calumet Housing Complex site won’t be held.

_ GAS LINE EXPLOSION-SCHOOL: Classes at an Indiana school are expected to resume next week following an explosion during winter break in a mechanical room that left two workers hurt.



INDIANAPOLIS _ The Indianapolis Colts are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2014. But the roster has undergone a major overhaul. Only four active players are still around from that season, meaning these Colts are about to get a crash course in playoff football. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos by 6:30 p.m. ET.


BLACKSBURG, Va. _ No. 10 Virginia Tech opens At;antic Coast Conference play with a New Year’s Day matinee against Notre Dame at Cassell Coliseum. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. _ Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks face David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium in the 11th edition of the NHL’s Winter Classic. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m. ET


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