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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 2 pm, IA

September 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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WATERLOO, Iowa — Two-by-fours and plywood are starting to take shape for a Waterloo space that will be the first step in building a new life for many area residents. Pathways Behavioral Services’ new detox facility is scheduled to open Dec. 31. Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson welcomes the Pathways expansion because it will alleviate pressure on space at the county jail, and he supports other initiatives to support people who need mental health and substance abuse help. By Jeff Reinitz, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. SENT IN ADVANCE: 766 words.


BURLINGTON, Iowa — There may not be enough SROs to go around, but departments are getting creative to get officers in schools. School resource officers are nothing new, but with mounting concerns over school shootings, schools increasingly are working with police and sheriff’s departments to bolster student safety. Burlington patrol officers have been required to make appearances in schools on a daily basis in the past, but it wasn’t until this year the department began assigning officers to specific schools. By Michaele Niehaus, the Hawk Eye. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2153 words.


— ANKENY POLICE SHOOTING — Iowa authorities are investigating a fatal police shooting in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny.

— MCAULIFFE-IOWA — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is going to Iowa this week to try to get fellow Democrats fired up ahead of November’s elections.


— IOWA PREP POLL HOW THEY FARED — Iowa Prep Football How They Fared.


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