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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


GRANDMOTHER’S SLAYING _ A February trial has been scheduled for a 19-year-old Muscatine man accused of stabbing to death his grandmother.

BOY LOCKED IN BASEMENT _ A southeast Iowa couple convicted of locking their adopted 7-year-old son in their basement at night have filed appeals.

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.



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. SENT: 720 words, photos.




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