BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRANT
DES MOINES _ New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be starting from scratch in early-voting Iowa when she makes her first visit as a 2020 Democratic presidential prospect. Gillibrand plans a variety of appearances across the state from Friday through Sunday. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 600 words, photo. Story and photo will be updated following campaign events.
AROUND THE STATE:
CHICAGO _ A strong winter storm system is forecast to sweep across the Midwest into New England, bringing double-digit snow accumulations and high winds. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated.
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: 245 words.
SHARE OMAHA _ A new website is hoping to make it easier to get involved with hundreds of nonprofits in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area by creating a place where residents can easily see what organizations need. SENT: 250 words.
WINTER WEATHER-IOWA _ The Iowa Department of Transportation says road conditions are deteriorating in northern Iowa as a winter storm sweeps the Midwest for a second straight weekend.
IOWA GOVERNOR-INAUGURATION _ Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has taken the oath of office as the state’s 43rd governor and the first woman to be elected to the job. With AP Photos.
SISTER SLAIN _ A judge has found a northwest Iowa man guilty of second-degree murder for killing his sister more than 2½ years ago.
IOWA UNEMPLOYMENT _ Iowa’s unemployment rate remained at a national low of 2.4 percent in December.
AMES _ Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy, fresh off a memorable freshman season, speaks with reporters for the first time. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.
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