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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

March 29, 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

2011 DISAPPEARANCE-SON CHARGED

CROWN POINT, Ind. _ A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder eight years after the disappearance of his 70-year-old mother in northwestern Indiana. The Post-Tribune reports Paul Monet Fontaine was booked at the Lake County Jail this week. He was earlier described by police as a “person of interest” in the 2011 disappearance of Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul of Munster. SENT: 150 words.

IN BRIEF:

—VIETNAM WAR VETERANS CEREMONY: An Indianapolis suburb will celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Day with a free public ceremony.

—SPECIAL OLYMPICS-INDIANA: Indiana’s schools chief panned a proposal to eliminate federal funding for the Special Olympics before President Donald Trump reversed the plan.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA-PURDUE-VIRGINIA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The South Regional will match Purdue and Carsen Edward’s high-shooting ways against top-seeded Virginia and the Cavaliers’ very stingy defense with a first trip ever to the Final Four for the winning coach. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

BKC--NCAA-PURDUE-EDWARDS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Purdue guard Carsen Edwards has shot his way into territory with Steph Curry _ at least when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. Edwards has matched Curry with four straight games of 25 points in the tournament and will have a chance to match another Curry mark Saturday in the South Regional final against Virginia if he keeps knocking down 3s. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKW--NCAA-CHICAGO PREVIEW

CHICAGO _ Defending champion Notre Dame comes into the Chicago Region semifinals with the No. 1 seed, 11 straight wins and a tough road ahead. The Irish face fourth-seeded Texas A&M in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year on Saturday, while second-seeded Stanford goes against 11th-seeded Missouri State. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

BKN--PACERS-CELTICS

BOSTON _ The Indiana Pacers visit the Boston Celtics on Friday. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET.

BKL--WNBA MOCK DRAFT

NEW YORK _ The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the three rounds this spring. Panelists were limited to college seniors and eligible foreign players, and they could not offer a pick for their own team. While last season there was a clear-cut No. 1 in A’ja Wilson, there is no consensus top pick this year. The top three picks remained the same from the first two mock drafts with Teaira McCowan, Asia Durr and Kalani Brown going 1-2-3. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.

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