AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA
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 email@example.com. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
DES MOINES — Depending on their party, Iowa voters on Tuesday will see either a packed or sparse primary election ballot. By David Pitt. SENT: 740 words. Will be updated.
— IOWA PRIMARY-THE LATEST
DES MOINES — Iowa Democrats will have plenty of options in Tuesday’s primary election as they choose an opponent to Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds, but it’s unclear whether the top vote-getter will actually be on the November ballot. By Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated.
LOS ANGELES — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 930 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.
— PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW
STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:
FINANCE DIRECTOR FIRED-IOWA
IOWA CITY — A lawyer for former Iowa Finance Authority director Dave Jamison blasted Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday for publicly firing and labeling him a sexual harasser without investigating the allegations against him. During an unemployment appeal hearing Tuesday, Jamison attorney Bruce Stoltze Jr. attacked Reynolds and other state officials for refusing to share the allegations with Jamison or give him the chance to rebut them before and after his March 24 termination. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 600 words, photos.
AROUND THE STATE:
VIOLENCE REDUCTION OFFICER — Waterloo’s police chief wants to hire a violence reduction officer to focus on stemming gun violence. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.
GAS LINE RUPTURES-FEES — The City Council has approved the Sioux City fire department plan to charge companies for firefighters’ responses to ruptures of natural gas lines.
CHILD SPANKED-MAN CHARGED — Authorities say they’ve charged a Mason City man who used a belt to spank a 4-year-old child.
SIOUX COUNTY FIRE — A 20-year-old northwest Iowa man has been given 75 years in prison for killing his grandfather and burning his home.
BABY INJURED-FATHER ARRESTED — A Mason City man has been given 10 years in prison for injuring his infant daughter.
2 BODIES FOUND — Authorities have found the bodies of two people inside a home in an Ankeny mobile home community.
UNTIMELY DEATH — Police have identified the body found in the waters off Connecticut’s coast Wednesday. Eds: Note Iowa mention.
If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at email@example.com or 877-836-9477.