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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TOP STORIES:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

BROOKLYN, Iowa — For years, the young man from Mexico presented himself as a legal U.S. resident and reliable worker at a family dairy farm in small town Iowa, his employer said. But this week, the image of Cristhian Bahena Rivera transformed in a matter of hours. Now he's a man accused of illegally living and working in the U.S. on fraudulent documents, of being a predator who kidnapped and killed a beloved young woman, and to some, the monstrous face of a lax immigration system. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,125 words. With AP photos and video.

AROUND THE STATE:

AUDIT-CITY CLERK CHARGED

KIMBALLTON — The former clerk of a tiny western Iowa city has been criminally charged after a state audit that found nearly $90,000 in undeposited collections and improper disbursements. SENT: 170 words.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DROPS

DUBUQUE — Work on Mississippi River locks has caused a sudden drop in river levels in Iowa, surprising marinas and leaving some boats high and dry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL CRASH-NORTHERN IOWA — A northern Iowa woman has died from injuries she suffered in a crash with a semitrailer.

WIND POWER REPORT — The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the continued construction of wind-power generating stations is bringing down both the cost of building the installations and the price for wind-generated electricity.

HOG CONFINEMENT — A northern Iowa county has approved a construction permit for a new proposed hog confinement operation.

BOY SLAIN-IOWA — An eastern Iowa woman wanted in connection with the death of her 5-year-old son has been arrested while her boyfriend remains at large.

INMATE DIES — An eastern Iowa work-release inmate has died at a state work-release center.

SPORTS:

BKC--IOWA St-LARD

ANKENY — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said Thursday that Cam Lard, who enrolled at a wellness center in early June instead of joining his teammates for summer workouts, rejoined the Cyclones earlier this month. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

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