AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN
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SOUTH BEND-ABORTION CLINIC
INDIANAPOLIS — A state Health Department appeals board is expected to decide Wednesday whether a proposed abortion clinic be allowed to open in South Bend. The health department previously had concluded that Texas-based Whole Woman’s Health Alliance failed to meet requirements of having “reputable and responsible character” and that it didn’t disclose necessary information on its application. The proposed clinic would offer medication-induced abortions to women who are up to 10 weeks pregnant. Developing on merits from scheduled 2 p.m. meeting.
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LOGANSPORT, Ind. — One body has been found inside the burned-out remains of a rural northern Indiana home where fire officials believe four children and two adults died in a fire early Wednesday. The house was largely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 2 a.m., preventing any rescue attempts, New Waverly Fire Department Lt. Steve Crispen said. SENT: 340 words, photos, video. Developing.
— INDIANA FIRE-THE LATEST: The Latest on a deadly house fire in rural northern Indiana.
SUPREME COURT-EXCESSIVE FINES
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin. A decision in favor of 37-year-old Tyson Timbs, of Marion, Indiana, also could buttress efforts to limit the confiscation by local law enforcement of property belonging to someone suspected of a crime. Police and prosecutors often keep the proceeds. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 780 words, photo.
BEIJING — A Chinese court has reduced the prison sentence for former college football player and American citizen Wendell Brown from four years to three for his involvement in a bar fight, a rights monitoring group said Wednesday. Brown, a native of Detroit who played for Ball State University in Indiana, had been teaching English and American football in southwest China when he was arrested in September 2016 and charged with intentional assault. He denied hitting a man at a bar and said he was defending himself after being attacked. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 450 words.
ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a final $778 million plan to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses at a lock-and-dam complex in Illinois. The price tag is much higher than the estimated cost of a tentative version of the strategy released in 2017. UPCOMING: 450 words.
— POST OFFICE-EXPLOSION-INDIANA: Federal prosecutors say a man charged in a pipe bomb explosion at a northwestern Indiana post office has agreed to plead guilty and serve a 29-year sentence.
— HIT AND RUN-CASS COUNTY: Police investigators are seeking information from the public after two pedestrians were killed in a hit-and-run crash in rural northern Indiana.
— WHITE RIVER PARK AMPHITHEATER: Plans are being pushed back a year for construction of a permanent stage at the White River State Park amphitheater in downtown Indianapolis.
— MICHIGAN PIPELINE — Legislation moving in Michigan’s Senate would authorize the Mackinac Bridge Authority to help implement a deal to replace twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel. AP Photo.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 15 Florida State and No. 19 Purdue face off Wednesday night in what could be an intriguing ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. The Boilermakers feature guard Carsen Edwards, who averages 25 points per game, while Terance Mann leads the Seminoles in points (12 per game) and rebounds (7 per game). UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 9:15 p.m.
— BKC--BRADLEY-IUPUI: Bradley plays IUPUI at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 7 p.m. tipoff.
— BKC--WYOMING-EVANSVILLE: Wyoming plays Evansville at Ford Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 7 p.m. tipoff.
— BKC--PURDUE FORT WAYNE-EASTERN ILLINOIS: Purdue Fort Wayne plays Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 8 p.m. tipoff.
— BKC--INDIANA STATE-SAN JOSE STATE: Indiana State plays San Jose State at Event Center Arena. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 10 p.m. tipoff.
— BKC--VALPARAISO-UNLV: Valparaiso plays UNLV at Thomas & Mack Center. UPCOMING: 150 words, more on merits. 10:30 p.m. tipoff.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette’s appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, meaning he will sit out Sunday’s game against Indianapolis. Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and punching Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson. Fournette appealed, but retired NFL receiver James Thrash affirmed the one-game punishment that will cost Fournette close to $100,000. SENT: 175 words, photo.
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