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

April 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


BURLINGTON BRIDGE _ Years after Burlington officials closed a deteriorating bridge to vehicle traffic, the span now is off-limits to bicyclists and pedestrians, leaving some residents frustrated little has been done to repair or replace the 123-year-old span. UPCOMING: 250 words.


TRAIN-SUV CRASH _ Authorities have released the names of two people who were killed when a train struck their sport utility vehicle in Cedar Rapids.

IOWA OFFICER CHARGED _ Charges against a former police officer accused of attacking her girlfriend in southern Iowa have been dismissed.

COLLEGE PLAYER-FATAL STABBING _ A jury has convicted an Oskaloosa man of stabbing to death a college basketball player.

EMBEZZLEMENT-UNION OFFICIAL _ A Des Moines union official has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and embezzlement from his union.



IOWA CITY _ Despite losing star tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant, Iowa’s passing game could very well be an asset in 2019. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


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