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

November 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

BUILDING EVACUATION-CARBON MONOXIDE

JOHNSTON — Dozens of students were sent to hospitals Thursday after a building with high levels of carbon monoxide was evacuated at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in suburban Des Moines, officials said. SENT: 310 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

OVERPAID SOLDIERS — Hundreds of Iowa National Guard soldiers have been told they were overpaid after a year-long deployment to the Middle East and that they must make plans to repay the money. SENT: 310 words.

IN BRIEF:

BANKERS SURVEY — For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking.

ANTI-RACISM RALLY-UNIVERSITY — Thousands of students, staffers and others have rallied in protest of racist notes and robocalls at Drake University in Des Moines.

NEW AIRPORT-SIOUX COUNTY — Residents and officials have gathered to celebrate the opening of a new airport in northwest Iowa that’s expected to fuel area business and development.

STALKING CHARGE-696 TEXTS — A Minnesota woman who authorities say sent 696 text messages to a northern Iowa man in April has taken a plea deal.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN-TOP FRESHMEN

Nebraska’s Adrian Martinez and Purdue’s Rondale Moore lead the list of the conference’s top rookies. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they’re still in line to play for the Big Ten championship if they take care of business at Maryland and win “The Game” against Michigan for the seventh straight year. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 560 words, photos.

FBC--T25-BIG 12-FINAL FOUR QBs

The four teams fighting for two spots in the Big 12 championship game are led by quarterbacks who’ve proven they can take over a game. By John Raby. SENT: 775 words, photos.

FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

In week 12 of the Big 12, No. 18 Iowa State is at No. 13 Texas. The winner will still be in contention for a spot in the Big 12 title game. The loser could be eliminated. SENT. 525 words, photos.

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