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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

January 3, 2019

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

IOWA HEMP _ Some Iowa farmers are eager to start planting hemp now that Congress has legalized the cousin to marijuana, but state officials also need to take action and delays could hurt the ability of local growers to cash in on the new crop. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

BANK HEIST-LE MARS _ A Sioux City woman accused of helping a man rob a bank in Le Mars has pleaded not guilty.

SISTER SLAIN _ A judge has scheduled a hearing later this month to announce his verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing his sister in northwest Iowa.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. SENT: 570 words, photos.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

No. 8 Michigan State rides a seven-game win streak into its game at No. 14 Ohio State, the highlight of the weekend schedule in the Big Ten. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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