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

February 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WINTER WEATHER

CHICAGO — The bitter cold that gripped the Midwest forced commuters to bundle up like polar explorers. By early next week, many of those same people might get by with a light jacket. By Tammy Webber and Jeff Karoub. SENT: 950 words, photos, video. Will be updated.

With:

_ WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — A January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite a slight decline in business confidence, according a report issued Friday. SENT: 310 words.

With:

_ MIDWEST ECONOMY-GLANCE

IN BRIEF:

SQUIRREL-ELECTRICAL DAMAGE LAWSUIT _ The Iowa Supreme Court says an insurance company doesn’t have to pay for damages after a squirrel climbed onto an electrical transformer and triggered a high-voltage spark that damaged a city’s power substation.

DRUG DEATHS-PLEA _ A Dubuque woman tied to two drug overdose deaths has been imprisoned.

MOTHER KILLED-CHARGES _ A March trial has been scheduled for a south-central Iowa man accused of killing his mother.

SPORTS:

BKC--MICHIGAN-IOWA

IOWA CITY _ No. 5 Michigan travels to Iowa in search of its fourth straight win. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

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