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

December 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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IOWA CITY _ Before they arrested a farmhand in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, investigators scrutinized four other potential suspects during their five-week search. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 930 words, photos.



IOWA CITY _ The board created to enforce Iowa’s open-meetings law violated the law itself by twice refusing to explain its actions in a high-profile case, government investigators concluded in a report Thursday. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 650 words.


DES MOINES _ Sen. Nate Boulton, who quit the Democratic race for Iowa governor over allegations of sexual misconduct, survived an ethics complaint Thursday that alleged he inappropriately touched a woman at a bar a year before he was elected. By David Pitt. SENT: 450 words.


INSURANCE FRAUD CHARGES _ A suburban Des Moines man convicted of fleecing clients in Iowa and Texas has been imprisoned and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $935,000.

IOWA ATTORNEY-FRAUD PLEA _ A Coralville attorney has been given 38 months in prison for filing false tax returns and stealing money from clients.

BANK ROBBERY-MOVILLE _ A man accused of robbing a northwest Iowa bank has pleaded guilty.

DES MOINES SLAYING _ Police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a Des Moines man.

CHILD ABUSE-SENTENCINGS _ The Iowa Appeals Court has ordered a resentencing for a man imprisoned for beating an 11-year-old boy.

BANK FRAUD-IOWA _ An Iowa woman has been given seven years in prison for stealing more than $192,000 from her now-dead fiance and his elderly mother.


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