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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 2:30 pm, IA

February 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-NONDIGITAL NEWS

LE MARS, Iowa _ It’s a common sight in most every public setting anymore. Look around and you’ll see people with their heads bent over their smartphones, fingers swiping at the screens and thumbs punching out messages. By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 640 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-HONORING CLASSMATE

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa _ In between classes at Miller Middle School on a recent Monday, students stopped by locker 147, the one that used to be Corey Brown’s. By Adam Sodders, Times Republican. SENT: 315 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

_ COLD CASE-ARREST _ A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing an Iowa high school student almost 40 years ago.

_ STUDENT KILLED-IOWA _ A new trial date has been set for a former farmhand charged with first-degree murder in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa.

_ WINTER WEATHER-IOWA STUDENT’S DEATH _ Funeral arrangements have been set for a University of Iowa student who died this week in sub-zero temperatures that swept the Midwest.

SPORTS:

BKC--TEXAS-IOWA STATE

Texas plays Iowa State at James H. Hilton Coliseum. UPCOMING: 600 words, more on merit.

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