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 Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or

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COOPERATIVE COLLEGE CAMPAIGN — Seven institutions of higher education in the Quad-City area are cooperating in a recruitment campaign. UPCOMING: 275 words.


ZEBRA MUSSELS-STORM LAKE — Officials have confirmed that invasive zebra mussels have been found in western Iowa's Storm Lake.

MORE LOTTERY LUCK — More good luck has struck an Ankeny man who's won his second six-figure Iowa Lottery scratch-off ticket prize in 12 years.

TEEN GIRL DIES — The trial of an Iowa couple charged in the starvation death of their 16-year-old adopted daughter has been moved to Sioux City.



Texas Tech has always been able to score plenty of points, like most Big 12 teams. Now the Red Raiders are talking defense. It certainly is a different tone, and could be a possible difference-maker in the league. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.


In an earlier time, a true freshman starting quarterback wasn't necessarily unthinkable, but it certainly was an outlier. Not so much anymore. Three of the Big Ten's six new starters were in high school a year ago. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 4 p.m.


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