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

December 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

DES MOINES THEATER _ Des Moines’ last single-screen movie theater, which fans said was known for playing movies “that make you think,” has closed after 80 years. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

CLINTON BLAZE _ Authorities say one person was hospitalized after a fire in the basement of home in the eastern Iowa city of Clinton.

FIRE TRAINING BUUILDING _ Davenport is considering selling a city-owned fire department building for $200,000 less than it cost to build six years ago.

STOLEN WIRE TRACKED _ A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper wire in western Iowa that was soon tracked to his Nebraska home.

MANUFACTURING JOBS _ Gov. Matt Bevin says more manufacturing jobs are coming to Kentucky.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-OUTBACK BOWL

TAMPA, Fla. _ Nearing the end of his 20th season as coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kirk Ferentz has played as many games in Tampa as in Ann Arbor, Michigan, or Columbus, Ohio. And he’s back for another one. The Hawkeyes make their sixth Outback Bowl appearance Tuesday when they face No. 18 Mississippi State. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m.

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