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

January 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN

DES MOINES _Sen. Elizabeth Warren will make her first visit to Iowa this weekend as a likely presidential candidate, testing how her brand of fiery liberalism plays in the nation’s premier caucus state. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 330 words, photos. Will be updated after events in Council Bluffs.

AROUND THE STATE:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-AGRICULTURE

DES MOINES _ The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. By Scott McFetridge. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3:30 p.m.

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ An American Indian activist named in a federal racketeering lawsuit filed by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline against opponents denies fostering any illegal activity through an allegedly militant protest faction. Krystal Two Bulls also denies evading service of the lawsuit _ a tactic Energy Transfer Partners says is preventing it from serving three other people it added as defendants five months ago. That move came after a federal judge criticized the $1 billion suit against environmental group Greenpeace and others as being vague and threatened to throw it out. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.

DUBUQUE BUILDING RENOVATION _ A Dubuque financial cooperative is finalizing plans to spend about $37 million to redevelop an iconic building in the city’s historic Millwork District. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

BRASS STOLEN _ A southeast Nebraska man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of brass from his employer.

DAVENPORT HOMICIDE _ Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of a Davenport slaying.

SEX ABUSE-RECORDINGS _ An eastern Iowa man has been accused of sexually abusing a woman and children and using his cellphone to record the acts.

APARTMENT FIRE _ Authorities say six people were treated for injuries after a fire at their apartment building in Fort Dodge.

SPORTS:

BKC--IOWA ST-PROHM

AMES _ Iowa State can make an early statement in the Big 12 with a win over No. 5 Kansas on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--DRAKE-NORTON _ Drake senior guard Nick Norton will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury.

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