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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BORDER MAIL-MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS — A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Iowa and Arkansas borders to have mailing addresses in their neighboring states has been fixed. By Jim Salter. SENT: 325 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

IOWA TRAIN DERAILMENT — Cleanup efforts are underway after a bridge collapse in northwest Iowa caused a train to derail into the flooded Floyd River. SENT: 235 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

CORNFIELD BODY — A trial has been rescheduled for a rural Burlington man who deputies found in a harvested cornfield, not far from body of his wife and their burning vehicle.

PLANT CLOSING — Officials say about 70 workers will lose their jobs when a medical supply company closes its eastern Iowa plant.

INJURED GIRL’S DEATH — A trial has been delayed for two people charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl in Waterloo.

AMMONIA FERTILIZER-LEAK — Residents have returned to their homes following the release of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in their northwest Iowa town.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Authorities say a man died in Polk County Jail while awaiting trial on a murder charge.

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