AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA
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 email@example.com. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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WOODWARD — State auditors say they’ve uncovered more than $270,000 in improper and unsupported disbursements by a central Iowa school district, including unauthorized payments to a former district business manager. SENT: 115 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
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NEW FAIRGROUNDS — If $1 million isn’t raised by the end of 2018, the hope for a new fairgrounds and ball diamonds in the northeast Iowa community of Waverly will have been nothing more than a pipe dream. UPCOMING: 300 words.
SUSPICIOUS DEATH-BELLEVUE — A trial has been scheduled in February for a Dubuque man accused of killing a Bellevue man.
FATAL STABBING-MASON CITY — A northern Iowa jury has found a man accused of murder guilty of a lesser offense: voluntary manslaughter.
IOWA SENATOR-DIVORCE — A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst says the Iowa Republican is getting divorced. Eds: Note photo.
BABY DEATH-CHARGES — An Ankeny mother whose baby died after becoming wedged between a mattress and a wall has been given two years of probation.
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell discusses the Cyclones’ season opener against South Dakota State. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.
IOWA CITY — Iowa will attempt to give coach Kirk Ferentz his 144th win with a host of new starters this weekend. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.
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