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

May 2, 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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CEDAR RAPIDS _ An elite youth Iowa basketball coach who secretly took and collected nude photos and videos of his players for years is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on sexual exploitation and pornography charges. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.



ST. LOUIS _ The fast-rising Mississippi River on Thursday neared levels unseen since a historic 1993 flood, threatening levees and forcing people living near the bulging Big Muddy to move to higher ground. By Jim Salter. SENT: 400 words, photos. Will be updated.


OMAHA, Neb. _ The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has secured another legal win to keep its new casino in western Iowa open, despite the best efforts of the states of Iowa and Nebraska. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.


INMATE DIES-MURDER CASE _ A woman imprisoned for killing her former husband has died at the Iowa women’s prison in Mitchellville.

OUTDOORS LICENSE APP _ A new state system lets people use an app to buy and access Iowa hunting and fishing licenses.

CHILD SEX ASSAULT _ An Omaha man has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who’d run away from her Iowa home.

SLOT MACHINE PUNCHED _ A man who punched a casino slot machine in Sioux City has been told to pay a $625 fine and to cover the damage he caused.


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