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

December 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


PIONEER CEMETERIES _ Commissions that oversee some of Iowa’s oldest pioneer cemeteries are struggling to accommodate requests for new burials. UPCOMING: 250 words.


DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE-MOM _ Authorities say a man stole nearly $37,000 from his mother while they lived in a smelly Dubuque residence filled with trash.

LIVESTOCK NEGLECT _ Authorities say a south-central Iowa man was charged with livestock neglect after failing to euthanize a cow whose partially delivered calf was frozen.



LAWRENCE, Kan. _ Kansas State was supposed to have the best chance of ending Kansas’ run of consecutive Big 12 titles. Then, the Wildcats lost preseason player of the year Dean Wade to an injury. Can they still give the Jayhawks a run? Or can someone else step up? By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.


The Big Ten’s expanded schedule is shaping up to be quite a grind now that the league has six teams in the Top 25. Big Ten men’s basketball teams are playing 20 conference games each this season. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m.


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