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

September 6, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — A 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate and a teacher at their suburban Indianapolis school will admit to carrying out the attack during a November hearing, the teen’s attorney said Thursday. After the boy makes his admission at a Nov. 5 juvenile court hearing in Noblesville, the judge will hold a disposition hearing, which is similar to a sentencing hearing but focuses on rehabilitation instead of punishment, attorney Chris Eskew said. SENT: 250 words, photo.



INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education is planning to seek damages against a testing vendor for scoring issues and a delay in results for the state’s primary standardized test. The Journal Gazette reports that results for the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus, or ISTEP+, were supposed to be publicly released Wednesday. But vendor Pearson notified the department last week about two scoring issues, one affecting 10th grade and one affecting all grades. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.



DALEVILLE, Ind. — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive inside a vehicle parked outside his family’s apartment amid hot weather in central Indiana. Jaxon Stults was pronounced dead while being taken by ambulance from the scene Wednesday evening in Daleville. His mother is being held on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 250 words.


— BAER-DEATH PENALTY: Indiana’s attorney general’s office wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a man’s death sentence in the 2004 slayings of a woman and her 4-year-old daughter.

— INDIANAPOLIS PRIEST-SUSPENSION: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis has suspended a priest after a report of sexual misconduct dating back several decades.

— SCHOOL BUS CRASH: A semi-truck driver from Indianapolis has pleaded not guilty to felony charges for crashing into a Wisconsin school bus filled with students on a field trip last May.

— SEPT 11-GROUND ZERO EXHIBIT: A traveling exhibit that recreates the sights and sounds of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in New York City is coming to Indianapolis.

— BROWN COUNTY LEAF CAM: Brown County officials say their seasonal “leaf cam” is up and running to document the changing colors of fall foliage.



The Big Ten’s game of the week pits Colorado against Nebraska. The teams battled each other as Big 12 rivals until 2010. It’s also the one-week-late debut of Nebraska coach Scott Frost. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


— FBC--T25-BALL STATE-NOTRE DAME PREVIEW CAPSULE: Notre Dame faces Ball St in 1st meeting of Indiana schools. SENT: 380 words.


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