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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:05 pm, IA

August 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



NEOLA, Iowa — Two organizations in the western Iowa community of Neola are trying to improve the lives of the city’s older residents so they’ll remain in town. SENT: 280 words.



DUBUQUE, Iowa — After her husband’s death, Cynthia Nelms-Byrne realized she had lost something. By Anthony Frenzel, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 675 words, photos.


OELWEIN, Iowa — None of the three dogs playing in the cool, shaded grass at Washington Park would otherwise be around to do so on a recent Monday if not for the efforts of Shelly Gebert. By Amie Steffen, The Courier. SENT: 570 words, photo.


— INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT-DEATH — A workplace safety agency has cited transportation hub Big Soo Terminal in northwestern Iowa for a March incident that killed an employee.

— IOWA TURKEY SURVEY — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is again calling on volunteers to participate in the state’s annual wild turkey survey.



IOWA CITY, Iowa — After largely avoiding the junior college and graduate transfer markets under coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa found success a year ago with one-and-done running back James Butler. By Sports Writer Luke Meredith. SENT: 500 words.

AP Photos IACN129, IACN117, IACN118.


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