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

November 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-IOWA-KING

DES MOINES — Iowa congressman Steve King tells the AP he’s been the victim of a conspiracy aimed at smearing his reputation, but hours after his narrow election to a ninth term, the Republican vows to continuing taking his confrontational approach on issues such as immigration and abortion rights. By David Pitt. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo.

SECURITY LICENSES-IOWA

IOWA CITY — An Iowa employee responsible for issuing private security guard licenses was fired Tuesday for ethical violations amid a criminal investigation into whether his agency has been improperly granting the credentials, The Associated Press has learned. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 540 words.

IN BRIEF:

ESTATE THEFT-DAUGHTER — Authorities say a Dubuque woman stole more than $35,000 from the estate account of her late father.

OIL PIPELINE-SHERIFF — The county sheriff who led the law enforcement response to large-scale Dakota Access oil pipeline protests in North Dakota has been re-elected to another four-year term by a wide margin. Eds: Note Iowa interest.

FIREFIGHTER INJURED-CRASH — Authorities say a firefighter was injured in northern Iowa when the firetruck he was driving rolled.

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