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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WRONGFUL ARREST-IOWA

IOWA CITY — An Arizona man who was arrested, transported cross-country and jailed for a robbery that he didn't commit filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Iowa county and prosecutor responsible for charging him. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 610 words, photos.

STATE POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

AP LEGISLATIVE FORUM

DES MOINES — The AP holds its annual legislative forum, with reporters questioning Iowa's governor and legislative leaders. By Barbara Rodriguez. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

PACKAGING PLANT-GOODWILL — Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa and employ dozens of people with disabilities. SENT: 310 words.

DAIRY SPYING LAWSUIT

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. By Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 525 words. NOTE Iowa interest.

IN BRIEF:

STUCK IN WINDOW — Police say a man suspected of threatening a Sioux City resident and trying to break into the victim's house had to be rescued from a window well in the home.

CITY WORKER KILLED — An Omaha man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for hitting and killing an Omaha street crew worker nearly a year ago has been sentenced to 14 days in jail and two years' probation.

POWERBALL JACKPOT — No winning tickets were sold for the $460 million Powerball drawing.

DUBUQUE WOMAN KILLED — The trial of a Dubuque man accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend is scheduled to begin Monday.

WEAPONS ARSENAL — Police in South Dakota investigating a couple drive-by shootings in Iowa say they found dozens of guns, including fully automatic weapons, and thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home of the suspect.

OFFICER-SEXUAL ABUSE — A former Dubuque police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing from his employer.

CHILD KILLED-NEW TRIAL — A third trial has been scheduled for an Illinois man charged with the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in Iowa.

AVERA-AIR AMBULANCE — Sioux Falls-based Avera plans to put an airplane and a crew of up to a dozen pilots and nurses in Pierre, to improve service. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

FORMER HUSBAND SLAIN — A judge has ordered psychiatric tests for a woman accused of killing her former husband in northeast Iowa's Buchanan County.

CASEY'S HQ EXPANSION — Convenience store chain Casey's General Stores Inc. plans to expand its Ankeny headquarters.

SPORTS:

BKC--OHIO ST-IOWA

IOWA CITY — Ohio State resumes Big Ten play when it visits Iowa. The Buckeyes are seeking their third straight league win. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Tim Miles could have his best team in his six seasons at Nebraska, and a game at Purdue on Saturday is an opportunity for the Cornhuskers to show they're for real. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

BKC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12. SENT: 450 words, photos.

BKW--T25--IOWA-MARYLAND

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 13 Maryland brings an 11-game winning streak into a Big Ten matchup with No. 18 Iowa, 0-5 in its last five games against the Terrapins. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 7 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

WRE--IRAN-WORLD CUP Iran will compete in next year's freestyle wrestling World Cup in Iowa City, Iowa, after Turkey dropped out of the competition.

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