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

August 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota judge is refusing to reopen a lawsuit that state regulators filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm hired by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. But North Dakota’s Private Investigative and Security Board says it isn’t done trying to fine TigerSwan for allegedly breaking state law. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words. Eds: Note Iowa interest.


NURSING HOME CITED — The federal government has fined a Buffalo Center nursing home $77,462 over deficiencies in care for residents, including a woman who died there in February. UPCOMING: 275 words.

EMERGENCY BILLING — A plan for Waterloo Fire Rescue to bill insurance companies for its emergency response costs has gone up in flames. UPCOMING: 250 words.


BUS CRASH SETTLEMENT — The city council has approved a $7.5 million settlement connected to a November 2016 crash involving a Sioux City municipal bus.

TWO KILLED-IOWA CRASH — A Cedar Rapids woman has been charged with vehicular homicide for the crash deaths of two people in Linn County.



AMES — Football junkies and defensive coordinators know all about Cyclones running back David Montgomery. He’s determined to show the rest of the country how special he is with the ball in his hands — and with an experienced line in front of him, Montgomery just might do so in 2018. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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