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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TEACHERS UNION-LAWSUIT

INDIANAPOLIS — Secretary of State Connie Lawson is set to announce this morning how the money from a legal settlement with Indiana’s largest teachers union will be distributed. The Indiana State Teachers Association and National Education Association agreed in August to pay $14 million to school districts which had enrolled in the union’s now-defunct health insurance plan. By Tom LoBianco. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 400 words. News conference at 11 a.m.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES

INDIANAPOLIS — Supporters of ending Indiana’s longtime ban on Sunday retail alcohol sales are hoping a change in the Legislature has improved their chances. That change is the appointment of Republican Rep. Tom Dermody of LaPorte as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee after the resignation of the previous chairman who refused to bring a bill ending the ban up for a vote. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

DUGGER-SCHOOL CLOSING

FARMERSBURG — A small town in southwestern Indiana will see both its high school and elementary school shut down. The Northeast Sullivan School Board voted 3-2 to close the 172-student Union Junior-Senior High School in the town of Dugger. The district will also close Dugger Elementary. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos requested.

IN BRIEF: JEFFERSONVILLE MARINA, TURKEY PROCESSOR EXPANSION, INDIANA SKIING, MISSING MAN-DEATH, INDIANA FOG, VOTING CENTERS

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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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