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AP-IN--Indiana News Digest 2 pm, IN

August 12, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 2 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A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration may be increasing project costs for government agencies and homebuilders in Indiana. Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski told The Journal & Courier that local developers believe their construction costs have risen by 10 to 15 percent because of the tariffs. Federal officials aim to have a 25-percent tariff on imported steel and a 10-percent tariff on imported aluminum reduce the United States’ trade deficits and improve the country’s manufacturing industry. The Trump administration also imposed a 20-percent tariff on Canadian lumber. But some government agencies and homebuilders in Indiana say that’s unintentionally driving up costs. SENT: 290 words.



WEST LAFAYETTE — Shelby Gruss’ one-woman basketball workout is a flurry of perpetual motion. Zipping left to right, in and out without the assistance of a rebounder, Gruss scores layup after layup. She’s trying to keep her heart rate around 110, mixing cardio with her shooting routine. Gruss squeezes these workouts at Purdue’s France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center in between her work pursuing a Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics. Gruss has been paralyzed from the waist down since suffering a spinal cord injury as a Fort Wayne high school senior in 2010. She was captain of Team USA’s women’s wheelchair basketball team this month in the Dutch Battle in Amsterdam. By Nathan Baird. Journal & Courier. SENT: 2,000 words, photos requested.


WILKINSON — Simmons Cemetery is tranquil, peaceful. The out-of-the-way patch of ground outside of Wilkinson is littered with headstones and monuments dating back to the early 1800s. It receives few living visitors on most days. But one guest arrived this month on a mission: that of preserving the heritage and legacy of Hancock County’s generations past. Even working each day in a literal field of lifelessness, Ken Strozier said he believes places like Simmons are some of the most dynamic spots on earth. Strozier was contacted by the Simmons Cemetery Association to renovate the area by marking and mapping out the locations of unmarked graves scattered across the grounds. Evan Myers. (Greenfield) Daily Reporter. SENT: 1,300 words, photos requested.


NATIONAL GUARD-DEMOLITIONS: Indiana National Guard crews are back in Gary helping to demolish abandoned buildings around the city.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY-INTERNATIONAL CENTER: Indiana University officials expect construction will start next spring on a new international center for the Bloomington campus.


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