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

September 5, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. 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. Ken Kusmer 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.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



INDIANAPOLIS — An Amish couple with 13 children is suing the federal government, accusing officials of violating their constitutional rights by insisting that the Indiana couple provide photographs of themselves before the Canadian wife’s request to become a permanent U.S. resident can be approved. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis says the couple will not allow themselves to be photographed, in keeping with their Old Order Amish beliefs that photos of people are “graven images” prohibited by the Second Commandment. By Rick Callahan. UPCOMING: 400 words.



INDIANAPOLIS — A ban intending to clamp down on hard liquor at frat house parties following pledge deaths last year has been ordered for most fraternities in the United States and Canada, unless the drinks are served by someone with a liquor license. All international and national fraternities of the North-American Interfraternity Conference have a year to prohibit drinks with an alcohol content of 15 percent or more from fraternity chapters and events, unless it is served by licensed third-party vendors, the group said Tuesday. SENT: 320 words. May be updated. A version also moved late Tuesday.


GARY, Ind. — Police say a 2-year-old girl has died after a shooting in northwestern Indiana. The Gary Police Department says it received a call Tuesday evening about the shooting and officers found that the girl had a single gunshot wound to the head. Police say she was taken to a hospital in Gary before being stabilized and transferred by air to a hospital in Chicago. SENT: 125 words. Developing.


— ISLAMIC STATE-AMERICAN WOMAN: A federal judge has set a January 2020 trial for an Indiana woman accused of providing material support to the Islamic State group.

— BROKEN ELEVATOR-COURTHOUSE: A broken elevator at a courthouse in northern Indiana has caused problems for months for people who can’t make it up three flights of stairs to pay taxes or get to court hearings.

— SIKH TEMPLE-BRAWL: Charges have filed against another 27 people suspected of being involved in the April 15 brawl at a suburban Indianapolis Sikh Temple.

— UNITED WAY-FUNDING CHANGES: United Way of Central Indiana has some social service agencies worried with its plan to refocus its funding on a comprehensive attack on poverty.



INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck bounds across the locker room, smiling from ear to ear. He’s happy he’s here, back in the locker room, suited up, surrounded by friends, getting ready for another game. Sure, there were times he wasn’t sure he’d make it back. But now, Luck is about to start his first regular-season game in 20 months — and he can’t wait. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.


CINCINNATI — The Bengals unveil their reconfigured offense in their opener at Indianapolis on Sunday, with Andy Dalton getting to show all the new features. Cincinnati finished last in the league in offense last season. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


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