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

August 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

US TRAFFIC CAMERAS-IOWA

The Iowa Supreme Court says a jury should get to decide the constitutional challenges of a class-action lawsuit against the city of Des Moines’ use of traffic cameras. By Margery A. Beck. UPCOMING: 500 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

MISSING STUDENT-ROBOCALLS

Iowa authorities have confirmed that recorded phone calls citing the slaying of an Iowa college student are being used to promote white supremacist views, but there’s apparently little the officials can do despite an outcry from Hispanic and other groups. By Nelson Lampe. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

MEDICAID PRIVATIZATION — A newspaper investigation has found that a company that ran Iowa’s newly privatized Medicaid program before quitting still owes up to $14.6 million for medical care provided to disabled, poor and elderly residents. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

CARETAKER CHARGED — A Mason City man accused of sexually assaulting two of his caretaker clients has made a plea deal.

REST STOP SHOOTING — A woman has been found guilty of killing a truck driver at an Iowa rest stop along Interstate 80.

SPORTS:

FBC--S DAKOTA ST-IOWA ST

AMES — For the first time in a while, Iowa State will enter an opener that it’s expected to win with ease. The Cyclones, fresh off one of the best seasons in school history, host South Dakota State of the FCS on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 640 words, photo.

Also:

— FBC--IOWA ST-RUTH

FBC--N ILLINOIS-IOWA

IOWA CITY — Iowa’s opener has all the makings of a truly memorable afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. If the Hawkeyes beat Northern Illinois as expected on Saturday, coach Kirk Ferentz will surpass beloved mentor Hayden Fry — who is scheduled to fly up to Iowa City for the occasion — with his 144th career victory with the school. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 700 words, photo.

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