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

July 15, 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. Corey Williams is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



LAS VEGAS — The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana man and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd, including his dad. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 740 words, photos.



KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — A historic gym in eastern Indiana that was featured in the 1986 basketball film “Hoosiers” needs a new roof, brick repairs and new windows. Gym officials might pursue a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. SENT: 210 words.


WYATT, Ind. — Larry Enders estimates that he’s already lost about $23,000 on the value of last year’s harvest since the tariff battle between the United States and several of its trading partners got underway several months ago. And Enders operates a relatively modest 700-acre farm just south of Wyatt in southeastern St. Joseph County.“There’s no way to make it back up,” said the 74-year-old farmer. “You just have to wait until next year.” Despite the possible loss on the crops, Enders says he and many of his friends in the area are more fortunate than others because they’re not carrying any debt. By Ed Semmler. South Bend Tribune. SENT: 930 words, photos pursuing.


INDIANAPOLIS — The first time Tim Elliott saw Winx, the pit bull was whimpering in the corner of a north-side post office, shot in the face. Now, several months — and surgeries — later, the dog has been officially adopted by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer and his wife. Elliott was flagged down on May 9, where he encountered Winx bleeding from a gunshot wound and doused in what he later discovered to be bleach. “When I actually came in there, he wagged his tail, got up and came to me, and then just kind of collapsed by my legs,” he said. Indianapolis Animal Care and Control retrieved him, but Elliott didn’t stop thinking about the dog. By Holly V. Hays. The Indianapolis Star. SENT: 580 words, photos pursuing.


— BANKS-VA PANEL: Indiana congressman Jim Banks will lead a new group that will act as a watchdog over the nearly $16 billion upgrade of medical records at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

— TRUMP-JUDGE: President Donald Trump has nominated an attorney at a prominent Indiana law firm to become a federal judge.

— PURDUE-NO ROOM: Hundreds of students at Purdue University won’t be sleeping in regular dorm rooms. There’s no room— again.



TORONTO — IndyCar holds its annual road race in Toronto. Josef Newgarden won last year’s race ahead of Alexander Rossi and Canadian James Hinchcliffe. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Race scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.


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