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

January 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

AROUND THE STATE:

FORT DODGE DAMS _ Work is expected to begin next month to remove two dams spanning the Des Moines River in Fort Dodge after officials approved contracts worth more than $1.4 million. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATHER STABBED _ A man accused of stabbing his 70-year-old father in central Iowa is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

TEEN SEX TRAFFICKING _ A Nebraska man suspected of intending to make a prostitute out of a 15-year-old Iowa runaway has taken a plea deal.

SEWER PLANT DISCHARGES _ A court document says a former supervisor intends to plead guilty to federal charges that he conspired with others to manipulate water sample test results at the Sioux City wastewater treatment plant.

SPORTS:

BKC--T25-IOWA ST-BAYLOR

WACO, Texas _ No. 20 Iowa State, ranked for the first time since the end of the 2016-17 season after beating perennial Big 12 champ Kansas, plays at Baylor. The Cyclones have won five in a row. By AP Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--NORTHERN IOWA-ILLINOIS STATE _ Northern Iowa plays Illinois State at Redbird Arena.

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