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

January 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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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.



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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