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

May 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



DAVENPORT FLOODING _ As the Mississippi River rises again, crews in Davenport are rebuilding a temporary flood barrier to protect the city’s downtown and explaining why such a barrier failed earlier in the month. UPCOMING: 275 words.


WEED-EATING GOATS _ Dozens of goats are gobbling up weeds near a waterway in Dubuque as part of an effort to reduce the use of chemicals.

SIOUX CITY FATAL ASSAULT _ Police have arrested a man in Mexico on charges related to the July 2018 death of a man in Sioux City.



OMAHA, Neb. _ Inclement weather requires the Big Ten Tournament to play three games and complete another on Friday. 150 words on each game.

BBC--Big Ten-Ohio St-Maryland. Game resumes 11 a.m. EDT.

BBC--Big Ten-Iowa-Nebraska. Game starts one hour after completion of Ohio State-Maryland.

BBC--Big Ten-Ohio St/Maryland-Michigan. 4:30 p.m.

BBC--Big Ten-Iowa/Nebraska-Minnesota. 8:30 p.m.


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