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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

January 5, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Iowa. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Des Moines Bureau at 515-243-3281 or apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Central.

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPDATES BRIEFS AND STORY LENGTHS.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-IOWA

SIOUX CITY _ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is introducing herself to influential Iowa Democrats by telling her personal story of economic opportunity, trying to lay claim in the emerging 2020 presidential field as a champion for a middle class she says is withering under President Donald Trump. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 650 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

DUBUQUE COUNTY PARK

DUBUQUE _ A panel has named a new 137-acre park near Dubuque ahead of work to add a mountain bike trail system and disc golf course. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

CAB DRIVER SLAYING _ An eastern Iowa man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of an Iowa City cab driver.

SHAM MARRIAGE _ An eastern Iowa man has been turned over to immigration authorities and his sister sentenced to probation after they set up a sham marriage to keep the man in the United States.

NATURE CENTER UPGRADES _ A northern Iowa nature center is getting $386,000 in renovations this year.

SPORTS:

BKC--KANSAS-IOWA STATE

AMES, Iowa _ No. 5 Kansas opens Big 12 road play at Iowa State in an key league game for each program’s title hopes. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 4 p.m. CT.

BKC--SOUTHERN ILLINOIS-NORTHERN IOWA

CEDAR FALLS _ Southern Illinois plays Northern Iowa at McLeod Center.

BKC--LOYOLA (IL)-DRAKE

DES MOINES _ Loyola (IL) plays Drake at Knapp Center.

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