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

January 3, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

IOWA HEMP _ Iowa legislators must create rules to regulate hemp production in the state now that Congress has legalized the crop, though advocates are concerned that slow action or rigid restrictions will hurt producers’ abilities to cash in on the crop. SENT: 330 words.

IN BRIEF:

FOR PROFIT COLLEGE SETTLEMENT _ An Illinois-based for-profit college has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forego collecting about $493 million in student debt owed by 179,529 students nationwide.

MAYOR HARASSMENT-PLEA _ A Council Bluffs man accused of threatening the city’s mayor and other city employees has pleaded guilty again and been sentenced to jail.

BANK HEIST-LE MARS _ A Sioux City woman accused of helping a man rob a bank in Le Mars has pleaded not guilty.

SISTER SLAIN _ A judge has scheduled a hearing later this month to announce his verdict in the trial of a man accused of killing his sister in northwest Iowa.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-IOWA-PURDUE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. _ Surging Purdue resumes conference play Thursday when it hosts No. 25 Iowa. The Hawkeyes have won five straight but their only two losses this season came against Big Ten foes. The Boilermakers appear to have found their shooting touch over the last three games, winning the two most recent. UPCOMING: 700 words, with photos. Game time is 6 p.m.

BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. SENT: 570 words, photos.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

No. 8 Michigan State rides a seven-game win streak into its game at No. 14 Ohio State, the highlight of the weekend schedule in the Big Ten. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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