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

December 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


AWASH IN MILK _ Food pantries in eastern Iowa are awash in milk thanks to a federal effort to buy and distribute roughly $50 million in dairy products to help farmers hurt by low prices. UPCOMING: 275 words.


LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE-HARASSMENT _ A judge has dismissed a harassment charge filed against a former Libertarian candidate for an Iowa House seat.

WATER TOWER LIGHTS _ A Des Moines suburb is renting out the light color display on the city water tower.

FATAL CRASH-DEER STRUCK _ Authorities say a woman died when a deer crashed through a vehicle windshield in eastern Iowa.


If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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