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

August 8, 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 ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



GARY — A woman jailed on neglect charges after her two young children died in a March apartment building fire in northwestern Indiana is seeking additional mental health treatment. Thirty-three-year-old Kristen Gober of Gary sent a letter expressing a desire to participate in the Lake County Mental Health Court. She’s charged with two counts of child neglect causing death. She says she’s already taking four medications for mental health issues. SENT: 130 words.


— APARTMENT DEATHS: Authorities say the deaths of a man and woman at a central Indiana apartment complex are being investigated as a possible homicide and suicide.

— STATE AGENCY MEDICAL OFFICERS: Indiana’s health and social services agencies have named two doctors to be their new chief medical officers. Daniel Rusyniak will be the chief doctor of the Family and Social Services Administration, while Melissa Collier will hold a similar post at the State Department of Health.

— FATAL CAR-HOUSE CRASH: The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled a central Indiana woman will stand trial as an adult for charges stemming from a crash when she was 17 that killed two sisters in their home. The ruling means Alia Sierra, now 18, will be tried on charges including reckless homicide.

— HIGH SCHOOL SOLAR FARM: Work is nearing completion of a 4,500-panel solar farm that will supply electricity for a central Indiana high school.



INDIANAPOLIS — A pair of Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers put up an astonishing stat line Tuesday night. Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings completed cycles three batters apart for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians in a 12-5 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. SENT: 175 words.


INDIANAPOLIS — Natasha Howard had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Sue Bird became the WNBA leader in minutes played and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 94-79 on Tuesday night. SENT: 150 words.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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