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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

May 28, 2019

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 are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

SEVERE WEATHER

BROOKVILLE, Ohio _ A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another. The storms strew debris so thick that at one point, highway crews had to use snowplows to clear an interstate. At least half a dozen communities from eastern Indiana through central Ohio suffered damage, according to the National Weather Service. No fatalities were reported as of early Tuesday. By Angie Wang, John Minchillo and Kantele Franko. SENT: 520 words, photos, videos.

With:

—SEVERE WEATHER-THE LATEST: The Latest on damaging storms across the central United States. Will be updated as developments occur. Photos.

VACCINE EXEMPTIONS-SCHOOLS

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ States are debating whether to make it more difficult for students to avoid vaccinations for religious or philosophical reasons amid the worst measles outbreak in decades, but children using such waivers are outnumbered in many states by those who give no excuse for lacking shots. Data reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a majority of unvaccinated or undervaccinated kindergartners in 10 of 27 states reporting were allowed to enroll in school without any exemption. By Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

—GRISSOM AIR MUSEUM: The aircraft museum at Indiana’s Grissom Air Reserve Base is working to raise $300,000 toward a building to display one of the few surviving Cold War-era B-58 Hustler bombers.

—SCHOOL BUS SAFETY: Indiana State Police are imploring drivers to stop disregarding school buses that have stopped to pick up or drop off students.

—STRAITS OF MACKINAC-WORKSHOP: The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for volunteers to help assess environmental and navigation hazards in the Straits of Mackinac, the channel that links lakes Huron and Michigan.

SPORTS:

CAR--INDIANAPOLIS 500-RATINGS

NBC’s first-ever broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 showed an 11% increase over last season according to NBC, Nielsen and Abode Analytics. Sunday’s race averaged a combined 5.446 million viewers watching on NBC and online via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. The audience peaked at 6.7 million for the final 15 minutes when Simon Pagenaud used a late pass to defeat Alexander Rossi. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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