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

December 3, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — An economist says a monthly survey suggests the economy continued to expand in nine Midwest and Plains states last month but was hampered by shortages of skilled workers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

RECYCLING GETS TRASHED — Tons of paper dutifully sorted by Des Moines residents and placed in curbside recycling bins was dumped into a landfill because of plunging prices for the material. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

LIVING IN SQUALOR — An eastern Iowa woman accused letting seven children live surrounded by garbage, rotten food and feces has been given probation.

SAUNDERS COUNTY FATALITY — A pickup truck passenger has been fatally injured in a collision with a semitrailer in eastern Nebraska’s Saunders County.

SEX ASSAULT CHARGES — A January sentencing is scheduled for a registered sex offender in Iowa who prosecutors say has sexually abused more children.

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