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

November 30, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES — Democrats beginning to think about the type of person they’d like to see take on President Donald Trump face an early conundrum: whether a pragmatist has a better chance to take the White House than someone with a more inspirational personal story. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 840 words.


COLLEGE WORKERS-UNION — Students at a private liberal arts college in central Iowa have voted overwhelmingly to expand a union for dining employees to include other student workers, but the college is asking a federal board to overturn the move. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

ILLINOIS OUT-OF-STATE ABORTIONS — A report from the Illinois Department of Public Health says more women have been crossing state lines to get abortions in Illinois. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


TEACHER CHARGED-SEX ABUSE — A former Sioux Center teacher has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with at least six young boys.

ANTI-RACISM RALLY-UNIVERSITY — Authorities say charges are pending against a student who reported that a racist note was shoved under her dormitory room door at Drake University in Des Moines.

ELECTION 2020-SOUTH BEND MAYOR — An Indiana mayor who has been selected to speak at an Iowa political event alongside potential 2020 presidential candidates says he won’t reveal his political plans until the end of the year.

SHOOTING-RAILROAD OFFICER — Authorities say a Union Pacific Railroad officer was involved in a shooting near a railroad crossing in northern Iowa’s Mason City.

WINTRY WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Meteorologists say heavy snowfall atop icy roadways and blowing snow could make travel exceptionally hazardous over the weekend in northern Nebraska and much of northern Iowa.

IOWA CONSERVATION-MISSPENDING — An investigation has found that a former secretary at an Iowa soil and water conservation district embezzled roughly $20,000 by writing unauthorized checks to herself.

BABY DIES-PARENTS CHARGED — A January trial has been scheduled for the mother of a baby whose lifeless body was found in an infant swing in northeast Iowa.

STRANDED BY MUD — A Canadian woman was found by snowmobilers after she spent three days stuck with her car on a muddy rural road in southeastern Iowa.



AMES — Iowa State’s strange season began with an opener that lasted less than five minutes. The Cyclones will end it with a surprising revival of a rivalry that stretches back 120 years. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 570 words, photos.


AMES — No. 22 Wisconsin plays No. 14 Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. By Luke Meredith. Game starts at 7 p.m.


FBC--IOWA-FANT — Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant says he’s leaving school early to enter the NFL draft.


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