BC-IN–Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Indiana News Editor Jeni O’Malley at 317-639-5501 or 800-382-1582 or jomalley@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

INFANT MORTALITY-SUMMIT

INDIANAPOLIS — Public health experts and community leaders are gathering today for Indiana’s first statewide summit focused on the state’s high infant mortality rate. Indiana had an infant mortality rate in 2011 of 7.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. That was the sixth highest such rate in the nation. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

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SAME-SEX CUSTODY DISPUTE

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Court of Appeals wants the Legislature to update state laws to address custody issues regarding children of same-sex and other non-traditional families. The judges said that state law provides no guidance in situations where an intended parent lacks a genetic connection to the child. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

MUNCIE HIGH SCHOOLS

MUNCIE — A majority of Muncie’s school board members say they believe the district has no choice but to consolidate its two high schools into one. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF: CLINTON-APARTMENTS DAMAGED, SOUTH BEND-BOY SHOT, RICHMOND-VA CLINIC, MISSING INDIANA STUDENT, HALLOWEEN HIT-AND-RUN, STORMY HALLOWEEN, PURDUE PEACE PROJECT, GREENWAY GRANT, SENATE-SCHNITZELBANK

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Indiana and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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