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

November 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ELEPHANT TRANQUILIZERS-SENTENCES — Two Iowa men who unwittingly sold elephant tranquilizers that looked like prescription painkillers have been sentenced to prison. SENT: 240 words.

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL RELATIONSHIPS

GEORGE, Iowa — A small school district in northwest Iowa is championing a low-cost approach to stemming student violence, bullying and disconnection — through relationships. By MacKenzie Ryan of The Des Moines Register. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

WINTER WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Forecasters say holiday travelers returning home should beware: A winter storm front is menacing most of Nebraska and southern Iowa.

WATERLOO HOUSE FIRE — Authorities say one person was injured trying to extinguish a house fire in Waterloo.

TRAFFIC STOP SHOOTING — The Scott County attorney says a deputy sheriff was justified in using deadly force while struggling with a man after a traffic stop.

ROADSIDE DELIVERY — Authorities say a woman headed to a Des Moines hospital had to stop Thanksgiving Day so her baby could be delivered.

SPORTS:

FBC--NEBRASKA-IOWA

IOWA CITY — Nebraska plays Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. By Luke Meredith. Eds: Game starts at 11 a.m.

FBC--T25-KANSAS ST-IOWA ST

AMES — Iowa State knocked itself out of the Big 12 title game chase with a dispiriting loss last week at Texas. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 610 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NORTHERN IOWA-OLD DOMINION — Northern Iowa plays Old Dominion at Ted Constant Convocation Center.

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