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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WICHITA, Kan. _ The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back their loans after years of low crop prices, with nearly one out of five loans in a government farm program now delinquent for the worst January default rate in at least nine years. The bulk of the nation’s agricultural loans typically come due around Jan. 1 for seasonal and tax planning purposes. By Roxana Hegeman. SENT: 1,010 words, photo.


—PRISON SLAYING: An Indianapolis man serving a 60-year sentence for murder has been charged with killing a fellow inmate at a central Indiana prison.

—INDIANA GOVERNOR-TRADE MISSION: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will lead a trade mission to France, Belgium and Germany beginning next week.

—POLICE CHIEF CHARGED: Indiana State Police say a central Indiana police chief has been charged with theft and official misconduct.

—CHINESE ARTIFACTS RETURN: The FBI is returning more than 300 cultural artifacts to China years after they were part of a vast collection discovered at a central Indiana farm.



INDIANAPOLIS _ The Minnesota Timberwolves visit the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.


INDIANAPOLIS _ Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers endured perhaps the most challenging year of his career _ a season marked by a knee injury, inconsistent play and the firing of coach Mike McCarthy. Enter new coach Matt LaFleur, who would rather look ahead to building a relationship with Rodgers than look back to find out what went wrong. SENT: 670 words, photos.


FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ Purdue-Fort Wayne hosts North Dakota on Thursday. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET.


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