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

November 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEDICAL MARIJUANA-IOWA — The products that will be available to certified patients Saturday when medical marijuana dispensaries open for the first time in Iowa will shake up traditional ideas about the herb and how it is consumed, a state health official said. SENT: 300 words.


IOWA PRISON-OSHA — Iowa’s workplace safety agency has reduced a fine by nearly 90 percent for violations at Iowa’s maximum-security prison that put staff at risk during emergencies.

IOWA HOMICIDE-SUSPECT — A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a man accused of fatally attacking a woman in her Cedar Rapids garage and setting it on fire.

PRISON PORN-IOWA LAWSUIT — Nearly 60 Iowa inmates who want their porn back are suing the state of Iowa.

STABBING DEATH-CEDAR RAPIDS — A man accused of fatally stabbing a Cedar Rapids resident during a drug robbery has been imprisoned.

DRUG MONEY-SENTENCING — A California woman who pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge has been sentenced in Iowa to three years in a federal prison.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No. 1 Notre Dame hosts No. 14 Iowa in the ACC/Big Ten challenge, with the Fighting Irish trying to avoid looking ahead to a showdown with UConn this weekend. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos; 6 p.m. tipoff.


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