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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

December 20, 2018

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



IOWA CITY _ Before they arrested a farmhand in the death of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, investigators scrutinized four other potential suspects during their five-week search. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 930 words, photos.


IOWA CITY _ Government investigators say the board created to enforce Iowa’s open meetings law violated its requirements last year by twice refusing to explain its votes in a high-profile case. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words.


DES MOINES _ The Iowa Senate ethics committee will meet Thursday to consider a complaint filed against Sen. Nate Boulton, a Democrat accused of in appropriate touching of a woman at a bar a year before he became a state lawmaker. Story on merits.


DES MOINES SLAYING _ Police are investigating a man’s death in Des Moines as a homicide.

CHILD ABUSE-SENTENCINGS _ The Iowa Appeals Court has ordered a resentencing for a man imprisoned for beating an 11-year-old boy.

BANK FRAUD-IOWA _ An Iowa woman has been given seven years in prison for stealing more than $192,000 from her now-dead fiance and his elderly mother.


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