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.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

IOWA CITY —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: 1,000 words, photos. Will be updated based on developments.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER DROPS — Work on Mississippi River locks has caused a sudden drop in river levels, surprising marinas and leaving some boats high and dry. UPCOMING: 275 words. Will request photos from Telegraph Herald.

IN BRIEF:

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

SPORTS:

BKC--IOWA ST-LARD

AMES — Iowa State coach Steve Prohm discusses Cameron Lard's return to the program. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

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