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

December 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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.

AROUND THE STATE:

IOWA CRAFT BEERS

DUBUQUE _ Iowa-made craft beers are continuing to surge in popularity even as general beer sales decline, according to a new report from state alcohol regulators. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

ESCAPED INMATE-CAPTURED _ A central Iowa inmate who walked away from his job outside of the prison has been captured.

KNOXVILLE STABBING DEATH _ Authorities have identified a central Iowa man who died from an apparent stabbing.

CITY EMPLOYEES-INVESTIGATED _ A western Iowa town has hired a Des Moines law firm for an investigation related to three top city employees who were put on administrative leave.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-SAVANNAH ST-IOWA

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ No. 23 Iowa hosts Savannah State in search of its 10th win. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 12 p.m. CT.

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