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:

PIPELINE-IOWA LANDOWNERS LAWSUIT

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by a group of landowners who claim the forced taking of their land for the Dakota Access oil pipeline through eminent domain is illegal under the Iowa Constitution because it provides no public service to Iowans. By David Pitt. UPCOMING: 500 words.

DISABILITY BENEFITS-TROUBLED FIREFIGHTERS — A newspaper reports the city of Des Moines has helped firefighters facing termination for alcohol offenses instead retire with disability benefits barred by state law. UPCOMING: 350 words.

IN BRIEF:

TIED-UP CHILDREN — A Des Moines woman is accused of binding her children by the hands or feet to keep them under control.

FRAUDULENT CHECKS-FORMER PLAYER — A former University of Nebraska football player is scheduled to go on trial next week on charges that he cashed fraudulent checks at casinos in western Iowa.

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