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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

March 29, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OMAHA, Neb. _ After this spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River, many want to blame the agency that manages the river’s dams for making the disaster worse, but it may not be that simple. By Josh Funk and Jim Salter. SENT: 980 words, photos. Moved previously in an earlier cycle.


FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s largest city is back in the sandbag-filling business with a new crop of volunteers after a five-year break from warding off major Red River floods. By Dave Kolpack. UPCOMING: 920 words, photos.

SPRING FLOODING-IOWA ROADS _ Transportation officials say it will take months to repair major roads in western Iowa damaged by spring flooding. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


BODY FOUND-COUNCIL BLUFFS _ Iowa prosecutors have again charged a Nebraska 16-year-old with helping to rob and kill a man.

BURLINGTON SLAYING _ Another person has been charged with killing a 26-year-old man in southeast Iowa.

CHILD KILLED-NEW TRIAL _ Closing arguments have been scheduled for Monday in the fourth Iowa trial of an Illinois man accused of killing a 9-year-old girl in 1990.

ADJUTANT GENERAL RETIRING _ The adjutant general of the Iowa National Guard has announced his plans for retirement.


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