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

December 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


MASSAGE THERAPY-DES MOINES _ Des Moines message therapy businesses will need to obtain a license or close under a new city ordinance designed to fight prostitution and human trafficking. UPCOMING: 275 words.


TEACHER ARRESTED-ALCOHOL _ Authorities have arrested a teacher suspected of being drunk at her school in Dubuque.

INSURANCE FRAUD _ A March trial has been scheduled for Mason City woman accused of filing false health insurance claims for her family.

STRUGGLING SCHOOLS-IOWA _ State education officials say more than 340 Iowa schools have been identified as struggling.



AMES _ Iowa State coach Matt Campbell discusses his extension _ and perhaps the best recruiting class in school history. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 8 p.m.


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