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

May 13, 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. Corey Williams is on the desk, followed by Herbert McCann. 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

INDIANA SCHOOL SAFETY

INDIANAPOLIS _ Indiana’s state schools superintendent says she doesn’t think a $5 million a year increase in available school safety grants will go far enough. Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said Monday the $19 million annual funding included in the new state budget will help school districts, but emphasized that “safety is not inexpensive.” By Tom Davies. UPCOMING: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

PEDIATRICIAN-SEXUAL ABUSE

LEBANON, Ind. _ The family of a 12-year-old boy who alleges he was sexually abused by a central Indiana pediatrician has filed a civil lawsuit. The Indianapolis Star reports the child’s parents, identified in court records as Jane Doe and John Doe, are seeking damages from 41-year-old Dr. Jonathon Cavins of Jamestown. Cavins’ attorney in the civil case isn’t commenting on the lawsuit, due to pending litigation. Cavins is awaiting trial and now faces accusations from five accusers. Cavins is charged with child molestation involving a 12-year-old boy and sexual misconduct with a minor involving two other teenage boys. The 12-year-old came forward in February, accusing Cavins of fondling him. In April, a judge approved a motion from prosecutors to add two additional counts of child seduction. SENT: 130 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ GIRL SHOT: Police say a 40-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl in March. UPCOMING.

_ DEPAUW PRESIDENT: The president of DePauw University in western Indiana says he plans to step down at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

_ FRANKLIN COLLEGE-SCIENCE CENTER: Franklin College says it’s exceeded its $10 million fundraising goal to support construction and renovation of a new science facility on its suburban Indianapolis campus.

_ MEDICAL DEBT ERASED: A church in southwestern Indiana is helping to pay off $1.5 million in medical debt for families in its community.

_ JAIL DEATH-INDIANA: Authorities say a 51-year-old man who was under medical care at a northern Indiana jail has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

_ PATOKA LAKE NATURE CENTER: The state Department of Natural Resources says the newly renovated Patoka Lake Nature Center in southern Indiana has reopened with several new features for families to learn about area wildlife.

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