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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

December 27, 2018

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

_ SOUTH BEND-SKATE PARK: A skate park in South Bend will keep its doors open after a recent crowdfunding campaign raised $17,000. The Kitchen Skate Park was struggling to stay afloat.

_ BOILER EXPLOSION-INDIANA SCHOOL: An explosion during maintenance on a heater at a suburban Indianapolis high school has injured a school employee and a contractor.

SPORTS:

FBC--CFP-COTTON BOWL-QB SWITCHES

Clemson and Notre Dame weren’t even a month into this season when both made unexpected quarterback switches. The Tigers and Fighting Irish were undefeated with senior quarterbacks who had won a lot of games. Even though neither was injured, their coaches decided to make a change. Now they are going head-to-head in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl _ true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the third-ranked Tigers against Ian Book and the third-ranked Fighting Irish. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 800 words, photos.

FBN--COLTS-TITANS PREVIEW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Titans hope to have quarterback Marcus Mariota when they try to beat Andrew Luck for the first time with the Indianapolis Colts with an AFC wild-card berth _ at worst _ on the line for the winner of the NFL’s final game of the regular season. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Moving in advance for weekend use.

FBN--NFL THIS WEEK

In a wild and crazy season, the biggest remaining tumult is in the AFC South. Houston leads and takes the division title by beating struggling Jacksonville. A Texans loss, however, gives the winner of the prime-time game between the Colts and Titans in Nashville the crown, dropping Houston into a wild card. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 1,700 words, photos. Moving in advance for weekend use.

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