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

April 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

SOCIAL WORKER-FALSE TESTIMONY

IOWA CITY — An Iowa social worker has been charged with perjury for giving false testimony during a court proceeding in which a judge removed four children from their parents. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

SPRING WEATHER-MIDWEST

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Officials on an impoverished American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota are scrambling to prepare for this week’s “bomb cyclone” storm even as they begin recovery from the last one, just a month ago. The second storm bearing down on the region in a matter of weeks is expected to drop heavy snow and rain that will raise rivers across the region and bring the specter of renewed flooding. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL CRASH-WIFE CHARGED _ A southeastern Iowa woman accused of driving drunk has been imprisoned for a crash that killed her husband.

WOMAN KILLED-IOWA _ Authorities have arrested another suspect in the slaying of a young woman found lying in a West Des Moines road.

NEWBORN-ENDANGERED RHINO _ A zoo in Des Moines has announced another birth for a pair of endangered rhinos. Eds: AP Video pursuing.

SPORTS:

BKW--GUSTAFSON-DRAFT DIARY

NEW YORK — Picture this — a little girl growing up in a town with a population of 164 people shooting hoops at the town hall outdoor court has now arrived in New York for the 2019 WNBA draft. Who would have thought? I certainly didn’t. By Megan Gustafson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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