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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HEALTH OVERHAUL-INDIANA

INDIANAPOLIS — The federal government says nearly 3,500 Indiana residents chose a health insurance plan through the federally run online exchange during its first two months of operation. The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show about five times the number of Indiana residents have chosen a plan than during the federal exchange’s glitch-plagued first month of operation. By Rick Callahan. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

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POLICE SHOOTING-GUN LAWSUIT

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis police officer’s lawsuit against the original seller of the handgun later used to wound him might have to overcome a state law that gives gun sellers significant immunity. The lawsuit filed in a Marion County court claims KS&E Sports of Indianapolis negligently sold the handgun used to shoot Officer Dwayne Runnels in 2011. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

FORT WAYNE-BETTING PARLOR

FORT WAYNE — The Hoosier Park horse track is looking to pull in more gamblers to its Fort Wayne off-track betting parlor with a $2 million project moving it to a new location. The betting parlor will move from its site since 1996 on the city’s north side to a New Haven shopping center near a supermarket and a state license branch office. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF: OWEN COUNTY-FIRE DEATH, FIRE CHIEF-RACIAL POSTS, NEW HAVEN-GOLF CARTS, GRAND CANYON-CHILD ABUSE, SPEEDWAY FUNDING, CONTINENTAL STEEL-SALE, ILLIANA EXPRESSWAY, LUMBER SALES

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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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