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

December 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SCHOOL BUS-DRIVER SHORTAGE

LINCOLN, Neb. _ School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 730 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

STOLEN VEHICLE-CRASH _ Des Moines police say a man driving a stolen car has died after crashing on the city’s southside.

DUBUQUE SCHOOL-APARTMENTS _ A developer wants to convert a fire-damaged former school in Dubuque into apartments.

INMATE DIES _ An Iowa inmate convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2010 has died in an apparent suicide.

GROUND TURKEY RECALL _ A Minnesota-based poultry producer is recalling more than 164,000 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with salmonella.

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