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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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IOWA PUBLIC COLLEGES-ENROLLMENT — Enrollment is down at Iowa’s three public universities, but officials at two of the schools say the decline is intentional. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


EMBEZZLEMENT-FOREST CITY — A woman has been accused of stealing more than $51,000 from her employer in northern Iowa.

IOWA FLOODING — Officials say heavy rainfall has overwhelmed Waterloo’s sewer system, letting untreated sewage reach rivers and streams.

OTTUMWA SHOOTING DEATH — An 18-year-old man already facing a murder charge has been accused of another shooting.

BUS CRASH SETTLEMENT-LAWSUIT — A law firm has sued two clients for more than $2.5 million the firm says it’s owed from the more than $7.6 million the clients have recovered from Sioux City for a 2016 collision with a city bus.

KAYAK OVERTURNS — Officials say a body found in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream may be that of a missing kayaker.



IOWA CITY — For much of its history, the Iowa-Iowa State series was more about bragging rights than postseason possibilities. The 42nd consecutive matchup in this rivalry, to be held Saturday in Iowa City, could have huge implications for two teams dreaming of big things in 2018. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 680 words, photos.


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