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

August 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


ARTIST APARTMENTS — A former school in West Des Moines will enter the next stage of its life this week as a 17-unit apartment building primarily for local artists. UPCOMING: 300 words. Photos being requested from The Des Moines Register.

BRIDGE WORK TOURS — Tour groups are getting safer views of the new bridge connecting Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois. UPCOMING: 300 words. Photos being requested from the Quad-City Times.


SEVERE WEATHER-IOWA — Powerful winds from thunderstorms have knocked down trees and power lines and damaged buildings in eastern Iowa.

HIT-AND-RUN FATAL-IOWA — A man being sought in a fatal Des Moines hit-and-run crash has been found.



Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 625 words, photos.


If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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