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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 4:40 pm, IA

November 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

FATAL PLANE CRASH-IOWA

GUTHRIE CENTER, Iowa — A small plane crashed in central Iowa, killing all four people on board, after the pilot apparently had a heart attack and a student pilot was going to attempt an emergency landing, authorities said Saturday. SENT: 255 words, photos.

WITH:

— FATAL PLANE CRASH-IOWA-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

DAIRY FARM STRUGGLES

DES MOINES, Iowa — High production costs and falling commodity prices over the past four years are forcing more and more dairy farmers out of business in Iowa and other dairy states, according to agribusiness experts and farm groups. SENT: 345 words.

EXCHANGES:

IA--EXCHANGE-HULA HOOP TREE

AMBER, Iowa — No one can be sure of how the first hula hoop came to be perched around a branch of the large, dead oak tree in the tiny town of Amber, Iowa. By Amanda Hancock. SENT: 1,035 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-SHEEP HERD

DANVILLE, Iowa — Sheep are more than a business for the owners of Prairie Farms Woolery. They’re also pets. By Michaele Niehaus, The Hawk Eye. SENT: 915 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MARIJUANA SEIZED — Sheriff’s deputies in the southwestern corner of Iowa have seized about 300 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop along Interstate 29.

— TOYS FOR TOTS — The city of Omaha and its fire and police departments are teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to help make the holiday season memorable for less-fortunate children.

SPORTS:

FBC--NORTHWESTERN-IOWA

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Northwestern looks to put a stranglehold on the Big Ten West at Iowa. Game starts at 2:30 p.m. CT.

FBC--T25-BAYLOR-IOWA ST

AMES, Iowa — No. 23 Iowa State searches for its fifth straight win when Baylor travels to Ames. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 2;30 p.m.

FBC-N IOWA-YOUNGSTOWN ST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Tevin McCaster rushed for three touchdowns and Youngstown State defeated Northern Iowa 31-10 on Saturday. SENT: 210 words.

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