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

September 24, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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DES MOINES — Cory Booker is not being subtle. With the Iowa caucuses still well over a year away, the New Jersey senator is working overtime to make an impression in Iowa and in other states crucial to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 775 words, photo.


STINKY PLANT-SMELLY TOWN — Residents of a northwest Iowa town say they’re being overwhelmed by the stench from a nearby rendering plant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRIAL — A man is scheduled to start trial again Monday, a week after a mistrial was declared at his first trial on charges of murder and other crimes.

IOWA FLOODING — Cedar Rapids officials will be considering additional flood protection measures as the Cedar River rises.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — A woman has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the slaying of a Des Moines man.



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