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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 4 pm, IA

November 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

MIDWEST SNOWSTORM

CHICAGO — A winter storm blanketed much of the central Midwest with snow on Sunday at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, bringing blizzard-like conditions that grounded hundreds of flights and forced the closure of major highways on one of the busiest travel days of the year. “It’s going to be messy,” said Todd Kluber, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service who is based in suburban Chicago.

AP Photos KSOW106, KSOW102, ILNH102, KSOW102, KSOW104, ILNH101, GFX8277. SENT: 400 words

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EXCHANGE-SCHOOL DOG

FORT DODGE, Iowa — A therapy dog has begun work at an Iowa middle school. Mellie, an 8-year-old golden Lab therapy dog has started her first year at the Fort Dodge Middle School. Her human, eighth-grade social studies teacher Glenda Paulson, said that Mellie can help students who are anxious. By Hans Madsen, The Messenger. SENT IN ADVANCE: 537 words.

EXCHANGE-BREWING ART

CALMAR, Iowa — An Iowa brewery and art studio is celebrating one year in business. PIVO Brewery and Blepta Studios in Calmar is celebrating its first year in business this month — one that saw Craig Neuzil’s beer distributed in 24 counties, Sara Neuzil’s artwork flying off the shelves and the rural Spillville natives reconnecting with their childhood roots. By Tim Jamison, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 743 words.

IN BRIEF:

— IOWA BOY’S PREP POLL ADVISORY — Iowa Boy’s Prep Basketball Poll Advisory.

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