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AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

February 6, 2018

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — Attorneys for Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz and his neighbors say they’ve settled a dispute over a private road. Trial had been scheduled to start Tuesday in the dispute that pitted Iowa’s highest-paid public employee and his wife against the three other families who live on Saddle Club Road outside Iowa City. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words.


BIKER NIGHTS-SIOUX CITY — Some downtown Sioux City business owners asked city officials to deny requests to hold Awesome Biker Nights events on their street, saying the charity event drove away other customers and led to big losses. UPCOMING: 275 words.


CLINTON-BOIL ORDER — A water main break has led officials to issue a boil water notice for the nearly 27,000 residents of the eastern Iowa city of Clinton.

WORKER TIPS-ATTORNEYS GENERAL — Attorneys general in over a dozen states oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees.

MADISON COUNTY BRIDGE-FIRE — A second person has pleaded guilty for a fire that destroyed a Madison County historic covered bridge featured on the cover of the novel “The Bridges of Madison County.”

WINTRY WEATHER-DEADLY CRASHES — Authorities say seven people have been killed — including two teenage sisters — on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday, leading to dozens of crashes and a 50- to 70-car pileup near Ames.



IOWA CITY — Fourth-ranked Michigan State travels to face struggling Iowa. The Spartans have won six games in a row. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


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