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

December 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES — The city of Des Moines confirmed Wednesday it agreed to pay $800,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by a northeast Iowa man against two police officers and the city. By David Pitt. SENT: 500 words.



ST. LOUIS — After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday authorizing the 285-foot-long riverboat immortalized in poems and songs to cruise again along the Mississippi and several other rivers. By Jim Salter. SENT: 330 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa interest.


IMMIGRATION SCAM-MARRIAGE _ A Waterloo brother and sister have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to arrange a sham marriage so he wouldn’t have to leave the United States.

RIVER PLUNGE _ A Cedar Rapids woman who drove her car with her two children inside into the Cedar River on a chilly March evening has been given probation.

PRINCIPAL SUSPENDED-SCHOOL BULLYING _ Concerns about student-to-student bullying have led the Ames school district to suspend its middle school principal.

SHOOTING-RAILROAD OFFICER _ State investigators say an altercation preceded a railroad officer’s shooting of a man in northern Iowa’s Mason City.



IOWA CITY _ No. 16 Iowa hosts Iowa State in a major early test for each team. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan linebacker Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Freshman receiver Rondale Moore of Purdue was voted newcomer of the year, and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald was named coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to the Big Ten championship game for the first time. By Eric Olson. SENT: 1,120 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.


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