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BC-IN--Indiana News Digest, IN

May 20, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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. Rick Callahan is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

CAR--UNSER JR-DRUNKEN DRIVING

AVON, Ind. _ Retired two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested in central Indiana and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The Indianapolis Star reports from police records that the 57-year-old Unser was stopped early Monday in Avon, just west of Indianapolis. He was jailed about 3:20 a.m. in Hendricks County. SENT: 170 words, photo. Will be updated.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-PETE BUTTIGIEG

CLAREMONT, N.H. _ Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has jabbed at President Donald Trump, saying he understands why people are mesmerized by the president’s tweets because “it is the nature of grotesque things that you can’t look away.” Buttigieg spoke Sunday during a Fox News town hall. Asked about how he responds to Trump’s tweets and name-calling, Buttigieg said, “I don’t care.” He says Democrats need to talk more about what they’ll do for Americans than about Trump. SENT: 390 words, photos. Moved late Sunday and available for use.

IN BRIEF:

_ OLD WARSHIP-INDIANA: A restored World War II naval vessel will move to a more prominent location along the Ohio River in Evansville in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

_ WORKER DEATH-SIGN: Authorities say a contract worker from Illinois has died while working on an electronic sign at a restaurant in northwestern Indiana.

_ EPISCOPAL BISAHOP-VERMONT: Vermont’s Episcopal church has for the first time chosen an African-American woman as its bishop. The Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown currently serves as the interim rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, of Franklin, Indiana.

_ LHP ENGINEERING-EXPANSION: A company that provides global engineering and technology integration services is planning an expansion at its headquarters in southern Indiana.

_ TERRE HAUTE-CONVENTION CENTER: Construction is expected to start this summer on a new downtown Terre Haute convention center.

SPORTS:

CAR-INDY 500

INDIANAPOLIS _ All 33 cars that made the Indianapolis 500 starting field were back on the track for Monday’s practice. Teams changed strategies as they prepare for Sunday’s race. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

CAR--INDY 500-MCLAREN’S MISS

INDIANAPOLIS _ McLaren’s disastrous return to the Indianapolis 500 was doomed months before Fernando Alonso failed to qualify for the race. The team admitted Monday it was woefully unprepared and a series of errors _ some downright comical _ derailed its effort. The head of the operation was fired hours after Alonso missed the race. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. 800 words, photos.

CAR--INDY 500-ALONSO OUT

INDIANAPOLIS _ McLaren offered to buy Fernando Alonso a seat in the Indianapolis 500, but the Formula One champion told the team he was uncomfortable replacing a driver who had earned a spot in the race. Alonso, with McLaren, failed to qualify for next Sunday’s race , a humiliation for the proud racing team. Alonso is trying to win motorsports’ version of the Triple Crown and Indy is his last remaining goal. McLaren was back at the 500 for the first time since it dominated in the 1970s. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 375 words, photos.

CAR--INDY 500-NBC

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing has long been synonymous with the Wide World of Sports. But for the first time in the iconic history of the Indianapolis 500, fans will have to flip from ABC to NBC to catch the Memorial Day weekend tradition. The network acquired the rights to the race and the rest of the IndyCar Series. It is ushering in a new era for the race. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

BBC--ACC TOURNAMENT

DURHAM, N.C. _ For everything Louisville’s baseball program has done in its short time in the Atlantic Coast Conference, there’s one achievement that has eluded the Cardinals _ winning the league tournament. Louisville (43-13) holds the No. 1 seed for the third time in five years at the tournament that starts Tuesday at the Triple-A Durham Bulls’ ballpark. But the Cardinals have yet to turn that regular-season success into a tournament title. They reached their first championship game a year ago, losing to Florida State. SENT: 510 words.

Also:

_ FBN--COLTS-KELLY: The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent quarterback Chad Kelly after bringing him in for a tryout earlier this month. SENT: 220 words.

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