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

January 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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



ELDRIDGE, Iowa _ A gun-making group moving to eastern Iowa is bringing with it a $25 million contract to make rifles for a European nation’s military. Lewis Machine & Tool is relocating from Milan, Illinois, to its new and much larger plant in Eldridge, Iowa, where it will supply the Estonian Defence Forces with 16,000 rifles, according to the Quad-City Times . SENT: 350 words



DES MOINES _ Maria Valdovinos was 21 years old when she went to work in a Mobile, Alabama, group home for people with severe intellectual disabilities. Valdovinos was newly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University and felt wholly unprepared to deal with the men in her care. By Daniel P. Finney, The Des Moines Register. SENT IN ADVANCE: 970 words.


DAVENPORT _ Looking at the photo, one can hardly believe it’s real. An abandoned farmhouse rises from the middle of a rutted expanse of land in which absolutely nothing is growing. Titled “Abandoned Farm, Tractored Out,” the photo of a Texas farm in 1938 is one of hundreds taken by Dorthea Lange. This photo is one of 63 works acquired by Figge Art Museum in 2018 as the Davenport cultural institution continues to build its collection in key and affordable areas. By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 730 words.


_ IOWA FIREFIGHTER DIES _ One firefighter died and another was critically hurt while fighting a fire at a grain storage facility in eastern Iowa.



IOWA CITY, Iowa _ Nebraska plays Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words

BKC--T25-Top 25 Rewind

Iowa State bided its time early in the season while waiting for injured players to get healthy. Now that they are, the Cyclones showed just how good they can be by beating No. 5 Kansas. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.


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