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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 2:40 pm, IA

December 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2020-JOE BIDEN

UNDATED _ As he considers running for president, Joe Biden is talking with friends and longtime supporters about whether, at 76, he’s too old to seek the White House, according to several sources who have spoken with the former Democratic vice president. By Thomas Beaumont, Meg Kinnard And Bill Barrow. SENT: 790 words, photo.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-HEALING HORSES

ST. CHARLES, Iowa _ Cody Miller often forgot to breathe. A hundred firefights in Afghanistan will do that. By Mike Kilen, Des Moines Register. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-COAT RACK

CLINTON, Iowa _ Jay Sanders wasn’t too worried on a recent late morning, when only four coats hung on the coat rack just outside his coffee shop in Clinton, Iowa. By Amanda Hancock, Quad-City Times. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ COUNTY ATTORNEY ARRESTED _ The Clarke County prosecutor has again been arrested.

_ WAUKEE DISTRICT AUDIT-ARREST _ The chief operating officer for Waukee Community School District in central Iowa has turned himself in on charges related to improper spending at the district.

_ IOWA INMATE DIES _ An Iowa inmate has died in custody of unknown causes.

SPORTS:

BKC--NORTHERN IOWA-IOWA

DES MOINES _ Northern Iowa faces No. 22 Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena in the final edition of the Big Four Classic. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m. CT.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ BOB--WORLD CUP _ American Elana Meyers Taylor won a bronze medal in one race, then celebrated finishing last in a race against men. AP Photos.

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