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

May 1, 2019

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ Many Indiana political leaders are among the hundreds of mourners gathered at a memorial service honoring former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh at the Indiana Statehouse. Evan Bayh, the late senator’s son who served as Indiana governor and senator, will be among the speakers at Wednesday’s service. Others include current Gov. Eric Holcomb, former Gov. Mitch Daniels and U.S. District Court Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson. By Tom Davies. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos. Service began at noon.



INDIANAPOLIS _ Two southern Indiana judges attending a judicial conference in Indiana’s capital were shot and wounded in downtown Indianapolis early Wednesday following an argument in a restaurant ’s parking lot, police said. The two men were among five people shot and wounded in three separate shootings in Indianapolis during a three-hour span Wednesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 340 words.




Edward Nyman’s appointment as the first full-time director of sports medicine and science at USA Gymnastics lasted just one day. The embattled organization announced it had removed Nyman on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after naming him to the position. USA Gymnastics cited an unspecified conflict of interest as its reason for re-opening the job. By Will Graves. SENT: 630 words. Moved late Tuesday and available for use.


_ HOOSIER STATE-AMTRAK: Amtrak will pull the plug at the end of June on its Hoosier State passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago with the loss of funding in Indiana’s new state budget.

_ TREE STRIKES HOMES: Southern Indiana authorities say residents inside two homes were lucky they escaped injury when a towering oak tree toppled onto both homes.

_ MISSING TEENS-INDIANA: The sister of one of two Indiana teenagers slain in 2017 has taken to social media to share a new sketch of the suspected killer.

_ MEASLES VACCINE-ADULTS: Indiana Health Commissioner Kris Box has issued a statewide standing order that adults don’t need to see a health care provider for a prescription for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and can obtain it from any pharmacy that carries it.

_ SLAIN TEEN: A Kentucky soldier has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an Indiana teenager.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Dale Earnhardt Jr. will work his first Kentucky Derby on Saturday as part of his expanding role with NBC Sports. The retired NASCAR superstar is also slated to cover his first Indianapolis 500 later this month. Earnhardt will work alongside reporter Rutledge Wood at Churchill Downs as the duo roams the infield, Millionaires Row and interacts with fans in attendance. NASCAR’s 15-time most popular driver retired after the 2017 season and made his debut as an NBC Sports analyst last season. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 450 words, photos.


ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” will return to a two-man booth when it kicks off its 50th season later this year. The network announced Wednesday that Joe Tessitore will be back doing play-by-play while Booger McFarland moves up to the booth after being a field-level analyst. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 470 words, photo.


_ BKN--PACERS-OLADIPO: Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard says Victor Oladipo continues progressing from a right knee injury but remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will practice. Sent: 140 words, photo.


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