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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



OMAHA, Neb. — A former doctor found guilty of what prosecutors described as the revenge killing of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school where he once worked is facing life in prison or the death penalty. Anthony Garcia, of Terre Haute, Indiana, was convicted of fatally stabbing 11-year-old Thomas Hunter, son of Creighton University School of Medicine faculty member William Hunter, and the family's housekeeper, 57-year-old Shirlee Sherman, in 2008. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from 2:30 p.m. ET court hearing.


— COLD CASE SLAYING-CONFESSION: A prison inmate who confessed in 2017 to a slaying years earlier in eastern Indiana has been sentenced to 63 years in prison.

— SCHOOLS-MENTAL HEALTH: State educations officials say a $9 million federal grant will boost efforts to help Indiana students struggling with mental health issues.

— MOTEL MANAGER SHOT: A southwestern Indiana jury has acquitted of murder a 21-year-old man whose attorney argued self-defense in the shooting death of a motel co-manager.



Tom Allen watched Indiana's offense shine in the season opener. He saw the Hoosiers' defense deliver late last week. Now the second-year coach hopes his team can put both together Saturday against Ball State, which played No. 8 Notre Dame tough last week. By Michael Marot. SENT: 600 words, photos.


Purdue coach Jeff Brohm spent this week making corrections and rebuilding his team's confidence. He's about to find out if it solves the Boilermakers ills. They are suddenly trying to get their season and hopes back on track following two straight losses. And now they'll face SEC power Missouri on Saturday. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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