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

August 28, 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.

All times ET.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A former Butler University athlete is accusing the school and a campus fraternity of failing to protect her from a male student-athlete with a history of sexual assault who she alleges raped her. The woman filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging the former football player raped her in the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity house in December 2016 when she was an 18-year-old lacrosse player. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— POLICE OFFICER KILLED-INDIANA: Two police officers won’t face criminal charges for firing on a man who authorities say shot and killed a western Indiana police officer during an exchange of gunfire.

— SCRAPPED BRIDGE-CHARGE: A northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer accused of demolishing a historic bridge and selling the metal is seeking to have the federal charge he faces dismissed.

— ATV-POND DEATH: Conservation officers say a 60-year-old southern Indiana man died when an all-terrain vehicle he was riding rolled into a pond, trapping him underwater beneath the machine.

— POPE CAR-INDIANA AUCTION: A 1976 Ford Escort GL once owned by St. Pope John Paul II is hitting the auction block in Indiana for the second time.

— LIBRARY-NO LATE FINES: The library system in Indiana’s third-largest city is becoming the latest in the state to drop fines for overdue items to encourage more people to visit its branches.



INDIANAPOLIS — Jacoby Brissett views Thursday night’s preseason finale differently than most people. This seemingly meaningless game is his golden ticket. He’ll make his first and possibly final start of the season at Cincinnati. And if everything goes well for the Indianapolis Colts, it could be the last time he throws a pass in 2018. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No. 12 Notre Dame has a clear starting quarterback in Brandon Wimbush heading into its high-profile opener against No. 14 Michigan. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly has suggested that there could be an opportunity for backup Ian Book to play, too. The Irish are also looking for a top tailback to emerge. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 500 words.


SOUTH BEND — Blake Bars walks every day to law school past the house that Rockne built, where on Saturday night his former team, No. 14 Michigan, will visit No. 12 Notre Dame to kick off their seasons. At night, he heads to his off-campus apartment where his roommate is younger brother, Alex — the starting left guard for the Fighting Irish. Oh, brother. By John Fineran. SENT: 625 words, photo.

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— FBH--INDIANA HS FOOTBALL POLL: AP Indiana High School Football Top 10 Teams. SENT.


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