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

July 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

ALTERNATIVE INSURANCE

DES MOINES — Josh Crist made the two-hour drive to the Iowa Capitol in April to celebrate Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds’ signing of a new health care option designed to lower costs by skirting requirements of the Affordable Care Act. But nearly four months later, Crist is still waiting to see the fine print on what exactly would be covered under the Farm Bureau plans, and he’s no longer sure he’ll sign up. By Barbara Rodriguez and David Pitt. SENT: 1,025 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

CONSTRUCTION ERROR-INTERSTATE RAMP — A construction error is delaying completion of a new exit ramp for northbound Interstate 35 motorists at Ames. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

CRANE ACCIDENT — Authorities say a northeast Iowa man died when a crane boom fell on him.

NURSING HOME ARRESTS — An Iowa prosecutor has dropped charges for now against two nurses accused of abusing a resident at a northeastern Iowa nursing home.

TRADE SECRETS-THEFT — An Iowa man has admitted stealing trade secrets and transferring some to his new employer.

DEATH INVESTIGATION-IOWA — A man’s roommate has been accused of stabbing him to death in southeast Iowa.

SPORTS:

GLF--JOHN DEERE CLASSIC

SILVIS, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau looks to defend his title as the John Deere Classic gets underway in the Quad Cities. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7 p.m.

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