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

January 18, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

TOP STORIES:

2020 ELECTION-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

SIOUX CITY _ Unlike some potential rivals, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be starting from scratch in early-voting Iowa when she makes her first visit here as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect. Gillibrand plans a variety of appearances across the state from Friday through Sunday. By Thomas Beaumont. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

IOWA GOVERNOR-INAUGURATION _ Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is taking the oath of office as the state’s 43rd governor and the first woman to be elected to the job. UPCOMING: 130 words, photos.

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WATERLOO HOMICIDE-JURORS _ Attorneys are seeking a new trial for a teenager convicted of murder after a juror reported other members of the jury made racially charged comments before his conviction. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

SHARE OMAHA _ Matching generosity to need has become easier in the greater Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area with the advent of an online clearinghouse for nonprofits. SENT¨130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

FORMER JAILER CHARGED _ A former jailer accused of assaulting a Polk County Jail inmate has pleaded not guilty.

DUBUQUE BEATING _ A man accused of punching a woman, hitting her with a baseball bat and burning her has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

OVERDUE MEDAL _ A 93-year-old World War II veteran has finally been given a medal he won at the 1944 Drake Relays track meet.

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