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

January 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

IOWA HOUSE-BLOGGER DENIED

IOWA CITY — The Republican-controlled Iowa House is denying press credentials to an influential liberal blogger who has covered the Legislature for years. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 510 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE

BISMARCK, N.D. — An arctic wave has wrapped parts of the Midwest in numbing cold, sending temperatures plunging and prompting officials to close schools in several states on Friday, but forecasters say the worst may be yet to come. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 690 words, photos.

With:

_ WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST

_ WINTER WEATHER-DEEP FREEZE-IOWA-THE LATEST

OIL PIPELINE-PROTESTER INJURY

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Law enforcement officials in North Dakota say they aren’t to blame for a severe arm injury a New York City woman suffered while protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline and that public statements they made blaming her weren’t aimed at damaging her character. They’re asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that Sophia Wilansky filed seeking millions of dollars in damages for alleged excessive force, assault, negligence, emotional distress and defamation. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BELLEVUE SHOOTING _ A woman suspected in the fatal shooting of a man in an Omaha suburb has been arrested just across the Missouri River in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

HOTEL FIRE-DEAD WOMAN _ An autopsy has been ordered on the body of a woman found inside a fire-damaged hotel room in Sioux City.

BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY GIFT _ Briar Cliff University in Sioux City has announced a $2 million gift from the Sisters of St. Francis.

BOONE COUNTY FIRE _ Authorities say firefighters discovered the body of a man inside the charred remains of a Boone County house.

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