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

November 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

AMTRAK RIDERSHIP-IOWA — A variety of factors may be behind a 4 percent drop in Amtrak ridership in Iowa, but some passenger rail advocates remain hopeful service will one day increase in the state. SENT: 380 words.

MEMBER EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE--DUBUQUE BREWING

DUBUQUE — Local beer drinkers will have plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. Dimensional Brewing Co. planned to open its doors in downtown Dubuque on Wednesday, Nov. 21, adding another attraction to the city’s Lower Main district and further strengthening a growing local brewing scene. By Jeff Montgomery. SENT: 720 words, photos.

EXCHANGE--KID COOKBOOK

FORT MADISON — Cooking long has been a staple of Elliott Test Kitchen, where students can go after school for a good meal and academic support. So when the time came to organize a fundraiser for its operations, a cookbook was a natural choice. The “Elliott Test Kitchen Young Chefs” cookbook, launched this month, features 31 recipes cooked by 34 fourth- through sixth-graders at the kitchen in Fort Madison, and proceeds from the cookbook sales go back into supporting the nonprofit. By Michaele Niehaus, The Hawk Eye. SENT: 880 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

COLORADO FATAL CRASH — Officials in north-central Colorado have released the names of two people who were killed when their vehicle was struck by a stolen vehicle in Fort Collins.

MUSCATINE SHOOTING — Police say three people were injured when someone fired shots into a Muscatine home.

DES MOINES THEATER — One of the last one-screen movie theaters in the Des Moines area will soon close.

SPORTS:

FBC--KANSAS ST-IOWA ST

AMES — Kansas State plays Iowa State at Jack Trice Stadium.

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