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

May 16, 2019 GMT

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage is shaping up today. 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.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




CINCINNATI _ An Indiana mayor is concerned about his community being identified with a Ku Klux Klan group planning a rally in Ohio this month. The Honorable Sacred Knights plan to rally in Dayton, Ohio, May 25. The group lists a P.O. box in Madison, Indiana, on its Facebook page. Madison Mayor Damon Welch said Wednesday officials there think there are only three or four group members in that area and the city doesn’t support their views. The group said in email it doesn’t expect the city “to approve of us.” By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 540 words, photos,


_ IVANKA TRUMP-INDIANA: Business software company Salesforce says it aims to provide skills training to 500,000 people as part of a Trump administration push to boost career opportunities among Americans. Photos.

_ CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT-INDIANA: Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Southern Indiana land-based casino that’s currently under construction is being rebranded as Caesars Southern Indiana.

_ VONNEGUT MUSEUM: The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis has reached its goal of raising $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home.

_ POLICE PURSUIT-CRASH: Authorities say a young man has died after crashing into a tree during a high-speed police chase in central Indiana.

_ PARK DEATH-INDIANA: Authorities say a man has died after jumping off a cliff at a former quarry at a northern Indiana park and into water below.

_ LAKE MONROE-LOGGING: The Indiana Court of Appeals has declined to rehear a couple’s lawsuit seeking to stop a neighbor’s logging of his private property along Lake Monroe.

_ INDIANA LIVING LEGENDS: Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Holocaust survivor Eva Kor of Terre Haute head the Indiana Historical Society’s 2019 class of Living Legends.




INDIANAPOLIS _ Felix Rosenqvist has returned to practice for the Indianapolis 500 in a backup car prepared overnight by his Chip Ganassi Racing team. Rosenqvist crashed his main car Wednesday but his team quickly decided to move to its backup and it had the Swedish rookie ready to get back in the seat when practice began Thursday. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 200 words, photos. Will be updated.




INDIANAPOLIS _ Last year, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves pleaded with Roger Penske for one more chance to win a record-tying fourth 500. Turns out, he should get at least two more starts on his favorite racetrack. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS _ Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag as honorary starters for this year’s Indianapolis 500. The two are co-starting in the movie “Ford v Ferrari” — which profiles the corporate battles waged by American car designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles. They teamed up to use a Ford car against Enzo Ferrari’s dominant team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. The movie is scheduled for a Nov. 15 release. By Michael Marot. SENT: 130 words, photo.


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