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

December 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

UNIVERSITY POLICE-LAWSUITS

IOWA CITY _ Three former high-ranking managers on the University of Iowa campus police force are alleging in lawsuits that their jobs were targeted for elimination because of their age while younger employees received more favorable treatment. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 3:30 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

PIONEER CEMETERIES _ Commissions that oversee some of Iowa’s oldest pioneer cemeteries are struggling to accommodate requests for new burials. SENT: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

BURLINGTON SLAYING _ A judge has granted a trial delay for an Illinois resident accused of killing a man in southeast Iowa last year.

DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE-MOM _ Authorities say a man stole nearly $37,000 from his mother while they lived in a smelly Dubuque residence filled with trash.

LIVESTOCK NEGLECT _ Authorities say a south-central Iowa man was charged with livestock neglect after failing to euthanize a cow whose partially delivered calf was frozen.

SPORTS:

BKC--BIG 12 PREVIEW

LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Kansas State was supposed to have the best chance of ending Kansas’ run of consecutive Big 12 titles. Then, the Wildcats lost preseason player of the year Dean Wade to an injury. Can they still give the Jayhawks a run? Or can someone else step up? By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BKC--BIG TEN PREVIEW

The Big Ten’s expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind. By Noah Trister. SENT: 870 words, photos.

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