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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

January 22, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



IOWA CITY _ Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa says she turned down Donald Trump’s overtures to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding in October. The filing was unsealed earlier this month after Ernst and her former husband of 25 years, Gail Ernst, settled their previously contentious divorce. Will be updated.


TRAIL BRIDGE _ A Black Hawk County official says enough money has been secured to fix a long-closed bridge on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail in La Porte City.

WINTER STORM-NEBRASKA-IOWA _ A winter storm dropping freezing rain and snow is tracking east across Nebraska into Iowa, prompting schools and businesses to remain closed for the day.

IOWA FIREFIGHTER DIES _ Officials say an eastern Iowa firefighter injured in a fiery explosion that killed a colleague is making strides in his recovery.

CHURCH THEFT _ A 23-year-old woman has been accused of stealing from an Iowa City church.



The last time Tennessee reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 it lost to Vanderbilt the next day. Back at No. 1 for the first time in 11 years, the Vols face a similar situation. SENT: 750 words, photo.


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