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

June 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



IOWA CITY — The son and boss of an Iowa grandmother charged in a 1992 homicide say they’re stunned by her arrest and confident that she’s not the killer. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 500 words.


WASHINGTON — A survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV finds that parents and their kids agree about a lot of things when it comes to politics. By Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson. SENT: 925 words.


MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY — Some neighbors are speaking out against plans to build a 100-bed psychiatric hospital in a Des Moines suburb. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

STORMY RIDE — A northern Iowa man was driving through a storm when his truck was lifted in the air and carried into a farm field. SENT: 260 words, photo.


FLOOD WARNINGS-IOWA — Heavy rain has washed over much of Story and eastern Boone County, prompting flash flood warnings.

DOMAIN NAME-THEFT ATTEMPT — A Cedar Rapids man has been imprisoned for forcibly trying to steal an internet domain name from another man.

CONGRESS-NAZI RETWEET — Steve King is a Republican congressman from Iowa who’s a hard-liner on immigration with a penchant for making racially charged comments. Now he’s facing heat for sharing a Twitter post by a Nazi sympathizer from Britain.

NEGLIGENCE AWARD-MILLIONS — A jury has awarded $29.5 million to the family of a northwest Iowa woman who died after she had an allergic reaction to a dye she was given for a medical scan.

IOWA CONGRESSMAN-COMMUNICATIONS — An Iowa congressman facing a tough re-election campaign says he’s proud he’s spent more than any other representative communicating with his constituents.

SHELTER SUED-BEDBUGS — A Des Moines homeless shelter has settled a class action lawsuit filed for several dozen people over bedbugs that had infested the facility.

POOL RESCUE — Authorities say a 5-year-old boy was rescued from a community swimming pool in eastern Iowa.


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