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

December 17, 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. David Runk 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

OFFICER DIES-CHASE

SCOTTSBURG _ A southern Indiana man is due in court for allegedly starting a police pursuit that led to an officer’s car crash death. Thirty-five-year-old Benjamin James Eads of Freedom is scheduled for a Monday afternoon initial hearing. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from hearing scheduled for 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ SOUTH BEND-HIT-AND-RUN: Police are searching for two men believed involved in a hit-and-run crash in South Bend that killed two people and seriously injured an infant.

_ TREASURER’S OFFICE INVESTIGATION: State police are investigating an allegation that clerks in the treasurer’s office of a central Indiana county accepted past-due property payments from family members and county workers without charging late fees. SENT: 130 words.

_ TREE DEATH: Authorities say a 50-year-old man has died after a tree fell on him while he was working in his yard in northwestern Indiana.

_ SMOKE DETECTORS-GRANT: Indiana has received more than a half-million dollars in federal funding to kick off a campaign to install 10,000 smoke detectors in homes around the state.

SPORTS:

BKC--BALL STATE-VALPARAISO

Ball State plays Valparaiso at Athletics-Recreation Center, developing from 8 p.m. tipoff.

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to indy@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.