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

January 11, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

OIL PIPELINE-SETTLEMENT

BISMARCK, N.D. _ The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has planted tens of thousands of trees and taken other steps to settle allegations that it violated North Dakota rules during construction, state regulators have concluded. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 350 words. Eds: Note Iowa interest.

AROUND THE STATE:

DES MOINES FLOODING-BUYOUTS _ The city has spent about $10.5 million to buy 78 homes damaged by June’s flash flooding in Des Moines. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

WRONG-WAY DRIVER-COLLISION _ Authorities say a man has been charged with homicide for driving drunk into oncoming traffic on Interstate 80 in Des Moines and colliding with another vehicle.

HOMELESS SHELTER SLAYING _ Another of the four people charged in the slaying of a man at a Council Bluffs homeless shelter has been imprisoned.

DUBUQUE COUNTY BLAZE _ Firefighters have found the body of a woman inside the charred remains of a Dubuque County home.

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