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

June 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

IOWA CONSERVATION MISSPENDING

IOWA CITY — Authorities have launched a second investigation into the suspected misuse of public money by an employee at an Iowa soil and water conservation district, The Associated Press has learned. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 600 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

APARTMENTS FOR HOMELESS — A Des Moines homeless shelter is planning to use repurposed shipping containers to construct permanent apartments for chronically homeless people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

DRUNKEN DRIVING-FIREFIGHTER — Authorities have accused a volunteer firefighter of being drunk while driving a fire vehicle in northern Iowa.

IOWA GI’s REMAINS IDENTIFIED — The remains of a World War II soldier have been identified and are being sent home to Iowa for burial.

LAKE RESCUE — Authorities say a Nebraska man is expected to recover from his near drowning on a western Iowa lake.

JEALOUS PURSUER — A Nebraska woman is accused of ramming her ex-boyfriend’s car on Interstate 80 in western Iowa.

STABBING-SIOUX CITY — A trial has been rescheduled for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — The National Weather Service has confirmed that five tornadoes touched down in eastern Nebraska and one in western Iowa but caused little damage.

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