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

May 21, 2019

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.

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IOWA CITY _ Chris Soules, the Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor,” is expected to be sentenced on Tuesday for leaving the scene of a 2017 rear-end crash that killed a farmer and that derailed Soules’ celebrity image. Soules faces up to 2 years in prison but his attorneys are asking for probation. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 400 words.



DES MOINES _ A southwest Iowa man has filed a free speech lawsuit against a sheriff’s deputy, his supervisor and the county after he was arrested for writing a social media post that profanely criticized the deputy. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


IOWA CITY _ The University of Iowa has agreed to pay an outside lawyer $280 per hour for help investigating serious NCAA violations uncovered in its women’s volleyball program, according to a letter released Tuesday. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 400 words.

SPRING FLOODING-DAVENPORT _ Officials in Davenport say the city’s public works department has spent more than $1 million on flood-fighting efforts and that figure will surely increase as more costs are added and further flooding is possible. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


HUMAN RESOURCES-IOWA _ Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Paul Trombino to temporarily lead Iowa’s human resources agency after its previous director failed to win Senate confirmation.

WATERLOO MARINA _ Waterloo officials are moving ahead with plans for a downtown marina along the Cedar River.

CEDAR RAPIDS GUN VIOLENCE _ Hundreds of students walked out of their Cedar Rapids high school to call for actions to address gun violence following the recent killings of two teenagers.

FEDERAL COURTHOUSE-IOWA _ Community leaders in Des Moines are continuing to oppose plans for a $137 million federal courthouse on the city’s riverfront.



DES MOINES, Iowa _ After winning a NASCAR Truck series title in 2018, Brett Moffitt is still searching for his first win this season. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m. CT.


OMAHA, Neb. _ Indiana is the top seed for the Big Ten Tournament, which returns to TD Ameritrade Park for the second straight year. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 4 p.m.


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