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

January 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

IOWA PROSECUTOR-LAWSUIT

IOWA CITY _An eastern Iowa county agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit against its top prosecutor last month, days before he applied for a seat on the Iowa Supreme Court. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 750 words, photo.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

JONI ERNST-DIVORCE _ Sen. Joni Ernst says in an interview that she was raped by a boyfriend while she was a student at Iowa State University but didn’t report the assault. SENT: 330 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

IOWA CITY BENCHES-HOMELESS _ Officials in eastern Iowa have decided to spend more than $10,000 on new public benches that don’t have center armrests to allow homeless people to lie down across them. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

REMAINS FOUND-INVESTIGATION _ Police in western Iowa are investigating after a body was found inside a shuttered business.

COUNTY ATTORNEY ARRESTED _ A former southern Iowa county attorney accused of driving while intoxicated is scheduled to begin trial April 8.

COUNSELOR CHARGED _ A Bettendorf counselor has pleaded guilty again to kissing and touching a client against the woman’s wishes.

TRAIN FATALITY-OTTUMWA _ Police say a train struck and killed a pedestrian in Ottumwa.

SNOW DAY LESSONS _ Children are still doing schoolwork during snow days at a district based in the northern Iowa community of Estherville.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-MICHIGAN ST-IOWA

IOWA CITY _ No. 6 Michigan State puts its perfect Big Ten record on the line at Iowa. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes have won five straight after a 0-3 start in the league. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 500 words.

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