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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 6 pm, IA

January 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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DES MOINES — Iowa lawmakers returned Monday to the state Capitol for a new legislative session that’s expected to be dominated by a GOP-led effort to cut taxes despite a constrained budget and growing pressure for legislators to address ongoing problems with Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program. By Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 650 words, photos.

With:

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AROUND THE STATE:

DISABLED SKIIERS — Skiers with prosthetic limbs and braces took to the slopes in eastern Iowa this weekend for an annual adaptive skiing event. SENT: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

SIOUX CITY RECYCLER-LAWSUIT — The Iowa attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against a former Sioux City council member alleging the improper storage and disposal of millions of pounds of electronics and hazardous waste.

SUNFLOWER MEETING — The commodity group that represents sunflower farmers around the country is holding its annual research forum this week in North Dakota.

UNEMPLOYMENT SCHEME — A California man from Russia charged with using stolen identification from Russian immigrants to file fraudulent unemployment claims in Iowa and two other states has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE-PLEA — A teenager will be sentenced later after his plea in the shooting death of a man in Des Moines last February.

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE-SENTENCING — A 32-year-old man has been imprisoned for being drunk when his pickup truck rammed into a semitrailer on Interstate 80 in Polk County, killing his passenger.

SEX ABUSE-KINDERGARTEN CLASS — Jury selection began Monday for the trial of a Marion kindergarten teacher accused of not reporting that a 15-year-old classroom volunteer sexually abused her students.

MILLION-DOLLAR WINNER — A man in central Iowa has claimed his $1 million prize in the Powerball lottery game.

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