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

December 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-STEYER-BLOOMBERG

DES MOINES — Two deep-pocketed Democrats are set to travel to early presidential primary states, stoking further speculation about whether they will soon launch bids for the White House. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor, is set to visit three towns in Iowa on Tuesday, while billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer will host a town hall in Charleston, South Carolina. By Juana Summers and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 740 words, photos. Eds: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

BABY DIES-PARENTS CHARGED — A judge has sentenced an Iowa man to life in prison for the death of his infant son who was found in a maggot-infested baby swing last year.

STOLEN VEHICLE-CRASH — Des Moines authorities say two people were injured when the stolen car they were in crashed into a delivery van.

PAY RAISE-BETTENDORF MAYOR — The mayor of an eastern Iowa city would get a $10,000 raise under a proposal being discussed by the city council.

PEARL HARBOR VICTIM-REMAINS IDENTIFIED — The remains of a northern Iowa sailor killed at Pearl Harbor have been identified.

SCHOOL DROP-OFF SCARE — Authorities say a woman suspected of driving drunk narrowly missed students getting off a bus as she pulled into a Des Moines school drop-off spot.

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