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AP-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

August 24, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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



DES MOINES — The arrest of a Mexican farmworker in the death of an Iowa college student renewed calls to change immigration laws, but it also focused attention on the immigrant workers whose labor is essential to the state’s agricultural industry. By David Pitt and Scott McFetridge. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CLASSROOM EMERGENCIES — New software will let Des Moines teachers respond immediately to emergencies, alerting other staffers and even locking-down doors. UPCOMING: 250 words.


DAUGHTER’S DEATH-TRIAL — A western Iowa woman convicted of causing the death of her young daughter by giving her unprescribed antidepressants has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

MISSING WOMAN-TRIAL — An Iowa judge has sentenced a Colorado man to life in prison in the death of his estranged wife nearly two decades ago.


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