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

November 8, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

AROUND THE STATE:

WIND TURBINE RULING — Developers are taking down three northeast Iowa wind turbine towers under court orders. SENT: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

FLAGS LOWERED — The governors of Iowa and Nebraska have ordered flags lowered to half-staff at state buildings to honor the victims of the nightclub massacre in Thousand Oaks, California.

WORK RELEASE ESCAPE-DAVENPORT — The Iowa Corrections Department says a work release inmate has been listed as escaped.

EASTERN IOWA FIRE — Authorities say two people were injured by fire at a home in the eastern Iowa community of Bettendorf.

INMATE ESCAPE — A man who attacked a sheriff’s deputy during an escape in eastern Nebraska and was later found in Iowa has been given up to 113 years in prison.

COUNTY ATTORNEY CHARGED — A southern Iowa county attorney accused of being drunk in a courtroom has lost her bid for another term in office.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN-SURPRISES

CHICAGO — Northwestern can clinch the Big Ten West championship and its first appearance in the conference title game simply by winning two of its final three games. The Wildcats would also secure a spot Saturday with a victory at Iowa plus losses by Wisconsin at Penn State and Purdue at Minnesota. It’s quite a position for a team that wasn’t widely considered a favorite to win its division, though Northwestern is hardly the only surprise in the Big Ten. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Ohio State visits Michigan State needing a win to stay on track for a Big Ten East showdown with Michigan in two weeks. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG 12-FINAL STRETCH

No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia could be on the way to meeting on consecutive weekends. That could determine the league’s playoff fate. But Texas and Iowa State could also get in the Big 12 title game. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

BKC--UMKC-IOWA

IOWA CITY — Iowa opens its season when it hosts UMKC. Game starts at 7 p.m.

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