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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

December 28, 2018

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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



DES MOINES _ In 2008, Barack Obama won the hearts of Iowa Democrats. Today, his supporters are looking more pragmatically for someone who can simply seize the presidency from Donald Trump in 2020. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 775 words, photos.

NORTHWEST IOWA WATER _ Work will begin next year to connect northwest Iowa communities to a regional water system that can help keep water rates and accessibility stable. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


911 OUTAGE _ Clinton County officials are reporting a 911 outage affecting cellphone callers.

COLD CASE-ARREST _ The attorney for a man charged in the 1979 slaying of an Iowa high school student says his client will plead not guilty.



SAN ANTONIO _ Iowa State could put an exclamation point on one of the program’s best seasons in decades with a win over Washington State in the Alamo Bowl. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.


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