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

October 3, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A police dog attack that severely wounded a pregnant Indianapolis woman didn’t violate her constitutional rights because she wasn’t the dog’s intended target, a federal judge has ruled. While Mara Mancini suffered “horrendous injuries” in the July 2015 attack, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled Sept. 28 that Mancini was an “unintended bystander” and no force was intentionally directed at her. The dog was pursuing a male suspect when it attacked Mancini, who was seven months pregnant, on her front porch, leaving her with severe wounds to her arm and leg. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.



TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed, officials told The Associated Press. The plan calls for drilling an opening for the new pipeline through bedrock at depths that could exceed 100 feet (30 meters) beneath the Straits of Mackinac, a more than 4-mile-wide (6.4-kilometer) waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan converge, officials told the AP prior to an announcement scheduled for Wednesday. The massive engineering project is expected to take seven to 10 years to complete, at a cost of $350 million to $500 million — all of which the company would pay. By Environmental Writer John Flesher. SENT: 760 words, photos.


— MICHIGAN PIPELINE-THE LATEST: The Latest on an agreement to replace oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel.


— MAN KILLED-FARMING ACCIDENT: Authorities say a central Indiana man died in a farming accident when he was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer driven by his nephew.

— WHITE LODGING-MERRILLVILLE: A company that owns or operates dozens of hotels around the country is planning a $356 million mixed-use development along one of northwestern Indiana’s busiest highway interchanges.

— PARKING LOT SHOOTING: A suspect is being sought in a shooting that wounded a man and his 9-year-old son outside a northwestern Indiana store that authorities say stemmed from an ongoing dispute between two gang factions.

— DEADLY CRASH-CHARGES: A northeastern Indiana man charged in a fiery June car crash that killed his girlfriend has pleaded guilty in the case.

— HIGHWAY JUNKYARD-REDEVELOPMENT: An auto junkyard that’s well known to travelers along Interstate 65 has been purchased by a suburban Indianapolis town for a planned $150 million redevelopment project.

— HOT FLASHES-ART EXHIBIT: An Indiana University researcher has created an art exhibit intended to demystify the hot flashes that menopausal women experience.



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The matchups between Peyton Manning’s Colts and Tom Brady’s Patriots were must-watch affairs for a decade. Manning’s departure from Indianapolis in 2012 ushered in a new era when the Colts drafted Andrew Luck. But Luck hasn’t fared nearly as well as his predecessor, going 0-5 in his matchups with Brady. He’ll try again when Indianapolis (1-3) travels to New England (2-2) on Thursday night. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Vinatieri has fond memories of New England. He won three Super Bowl rings and earned a reputation as the league’s best clutch kicker there. And he could be making his final trip to Foxborouogh on Thursday night. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


Pardon us, but there’s no deflating the focus whenever Andrew Luck and the Colts head to Gillette Stadium. Like everyone else, Pro Picks would be leaving its readers flat if it didn’t mention the saga of footballs without enough air that penetrated the 2014 AFC championship game when New England hosted Indianapolis. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 600 words, graphic.


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