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

January 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GRAVEL ROAD HAZARD _ An eastern Iowa county has stopped using slag as the gravel on its roads, at least temporarily, because a state toxicologist reported that the steel manufacturing byproduct could be harmful, especially to children. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

IOWA CONDITION OF THE JUDICIARY _ The head of the Iowa court system says technology and the need to ensure justice for everyone demands increased spending.

TRUMP-STEVE KING _ The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as “abhorrent.” SENT: 120 words.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY-SENTENCING _ Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

DAVENPORT HOMICIDE _ A jury has convicted a man for the shooting death of another Davenport man outside a bar.

MEGA MILLIONS WINNER _ Iowa Lottery officials say someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a central Iowa convenience store won a $1 million prize.

HOUSE FIRE-MAN INJURED _ Authorities say a man pulled unconscious from his burning home in northeast Iowa has died.

TWO KILLED-COLLISION _ A 37-year-old driver has been charged in the crash deaths of two people on Interstate 80 in Des Moines.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-IOWA-PENN STATE

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. _ Iowa plays Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--T25-IOWA ST-TEXAS TECH

LUBBOCK, Texas _ No. 8 Texas Tech, whose only loss is to No. 1 Duke, goes for a 4-0 start in the Big 12 against Iowa State. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--INDIANA STATE-NORTHERN IOWA _ Indiana State plays Northern Iowa at McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.

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