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

August 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

IOWA CITY — The mother of a missing Iowa college student is pleading for a potential kidnapper to release her and more money is being offered as a reward for information in the case. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo by 3 p.m.

With:

— VIGIL FOR THE MISSING

— MISSING STUDENT-IOWA-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is battling the possible dismissal of a second defendant in its federal racketeering lawsuit against three environmental groups. Attorneys for Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners argue in court documents filed Wednesday that Earth First should be held responsible for “eco-terrorist activities.” By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m. Eds: Note Iowa interest.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD EXPLOITATION-PORNOGRAPHY — A Cedar Rapids man has been accused of producing child pornography and threatening to distribute the depictions.

WINNEBAGO LAYOFFS — A Winnebago Industries spokesman has confirmed cutbacks at the company’s northern Iowa plant in Forest City.

CHEF ACCUSED-THEFT — A man has pleaded not guilty to making unauthorized purchases of meat and cheese while working as the head chef for a Sioux City bar and grill.

POLICE CUSTODY DEATH — State investigators are investigating the death of a man in the custody of Grinnell police.

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