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

March 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



OMAHA, Neb. — A late-winter storm system continued its trek across the Midwest, expecting to send rain and snow into Minnesota and Illinois on Friday after leaving devastating flooding in parts of eastern Nebraska and Iowa. By Josh Funk and Blake Nicholson. SENT: 930 words, photos.




MOTHER KILLED-CHARGES _ An Iowa father has told a jury about the day his life changed forever: the day his wife was slain at their farm home, the day, police say, the man’s son became a killer. UPCOMING: 325 words.


MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER _ Marshalltown has begun a fundraising campaign to help renovate a 90-year-old community center damaged by a tornado last summer.

BOYS SCHOOL-MENTAL HEALTH _ A lawsuit targeting Iowa’s use of seclusion and restraints at a state home for male juvenile offenders has been granted class-action status.



CHICAGO _ Iowa takes on No. 10 Michigan in the third round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes held the Wolverines to 32 percent shooting in a 74-59 win on Feb. 1 in their only meeting of the season. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts approximately 8:30 p.m.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ No. 15 Kansas State tries to advance to the Big 12 Tournament title game for the third time when the regular-season champions and No. 1 seed face fifth-seeded Iowa State. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.


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