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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 4 pm, IA

November 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-DOG MASKS

LE MARS, Iowa — To say Brooklyn Bockelmann loves dogs might be an understatement. By Nick Hytrek, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 765 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-DUBUQUE SKATE PARK

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Community organizers and city staffers look excitedly at the other side of winter when the skate park at Dubuque’s Flora Park is set to be completed, 13 years after the idea was conceived. By Benjamin Fisher, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 540 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL PLANE CRASH-IOWA — Preliminary autopsy results show four people who died in a small plane crash in central Iowa earlier this month were suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

— FATAL CRASH-OSCEOLA — The Iowa State Patrol says a pregnant woman and her 2-year-old stepson have died in a crash in south-central Iowa.

— PUBLIC INTOXICATION-TEACHER — A former northeastern Iowa high school teacher arrested in April for being drunk at work has had his teaching license suspended.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-IOWA ST-TEXAS

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 18 Iowa State and freshman quarterback Brock Purdy face No. 13 Texas in a key Big 12 game for both teams if they hope to get into the conference championship game. UPCOMING: 700 words, more on merits.

FBC--ILLINOIS-IOWA

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Iowa tries to snap a three-game losing streak and salvage something from its season when it visits struggling Illinois. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET.

FBC--T25-AP Top 25 Takeaways

The Big 12 has the most exciting conference race left in major college football. It is in the spotlight with No. 7 West Virginia going to Oklahoma State and No. 18 Iowa State at No. 13 Texas. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 900 words, with photos, by 10 p.m.

BKC--PARADISE JAM

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Paradise Jam holds its consolation rounds Saturday. Old Dominion faces Kennesaw State and Northern Iowa faces Eastern Kentucky in the day’s two-game schedule. Eds: 600 words. Developing from two games that begin at 3 p.m. eastern. With BKC--T25-Paradise Jam-The Latest.

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