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

December 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MASSAGE THERAPY-DES MOINES _ Des Moines massage therapy businesses will need to obtain a license or close under a new city ordinance designed to fight prostitution and human trafficking. SENT: 240 words.

CENSUS-NEBRASKA-IOWA

OMAHA _ Newly released U.S. Census estimates show slow, steady growth in Nebraska and Iowa. UPCOMING: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

INFANT DEATH-INVESTIGATION _ A judge has ordered a new trial for a woman found guilty more than four years ago of killing her daughter in south-central Iowa’s Mahaska County.

TEACHER ARRESTED-ALCOHOL _ Authorities have arrested a teacher suspected of being drunk at her school in Dubuque.

INSURANCE FRAUD _ A March trial has been scheduled for Mason City woman accused of filing false health insurance claims for her family.

STRUGGLING SCHOOLS-IOWA _ State education officials say more than 340 Iowa schools have been identified as struggling.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-SIGNING DAY-IOWA ST

AMES _ Iowa State coach Matt Campbell discusses his extension _ and perhaps the best recruiting class in school history. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 8 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--GRAND CANYON-NORTHERN IOWA _ Grand Canyon plays Northern Iowa at McLeod Center.

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