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

January 8, 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.

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FORT DODGE DAMS _ Work is expected to begin next month to remove two dams spanning the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge now that officials have approved contracts worth more than $1.4 million after resolving permitting issues. SENT: 250 words.


REYNOLDS CABINET APPOINTMENTS _ Gov. Kim Reynolds has asked the head of the Iowa Economic Development Authority to also take on top administrative duties of the troubled Iowa Finance Authority as she appoints new cabinet members.

PRINCIPAL SUSPENDED-SCHOOL BULLYING _ A central Iowa school principal suspended after concerns were raised about student-to-student bullying has resigned.

WEDDING RING TURNS UP _ An eastern Iowa man’s wedding ring missing since 1974 has been returned after turning up in an old car engine.

FATAL COLLISION _ Police say a head-on collision in northeast Lincoln killed an Iowa man and injured two Nebraska residents.

FATHER STABBED _ A man accused of stabbing his 70-year-old father in central Iowa is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

TEEN SEX TRAFFICKING _ A Nebraska man suspected of intending to make a prostitute out of a 15-year-old Iowa runaway has taken a plea deal.

SEWER PLANT DISCHARGES _ A court document says a former supervisor intends to plead guilty to federal charges that he conspired with others to manipulate water sample test results at the Sioux City wastewater treatment plant.



WACO, Texas _ No. 20 Iowa State, ranked for the first time since the end of the 2016-17 season after beating perennial Big 12 champ Kansas, plays at Baylor. The Cyclones have won five in a row. By AP Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.


BKC--NORTHERN IOWA-ILLINOIS STATE _ Northern Iowa plays Illinois State at Redbird Arena.


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