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

October 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

MIDWEST ECONOMY

OMAHA, Neb. — A new survey suggests the economy remains strong in nine Midwest and Plains states, but business leaders are concerned about the ongoing trade disputes. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 270 words.

ALLIANT ENERGY-COAL — With construction on a $700 million natural gas plant halfway done, Alliant Energy has shut down one of its largest coal-fired generators. The 49-year-old facility in Wisconsin is the third coal plant that Alliant has shut down since 2015. The Madison-based utility that serves about 960,000 electric customers in Wisconsin and Iowa is working to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

CAMPER EXPLOSION — An Iowa man was severely burned when his camper exploded after he lit a cigarette.

STUDENT KILLED-IOWA — Several hundred runners gathered in the hometown of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts over the weekend to honor her memory with a run.

— DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Police have identified the victim of this weekend’s fatal shooting in Des Moines.

SPORTS:

IOWA ST-MONTGOMERY

UNDATED — Top Iowa State running back David Montgomery is day-to-day after suffering an upper arm injury late in last weekend’s loss at TCU. Coach Matt Campbell said an MRI and x-rays were negative and that Montgomery was working out with the team on Sunday with what he described as a deep bruise. Campbell said Montgomery’s status for Saturday’s game at Oklahoma State is probable and may depend on how much Montgomery can deal with the pain. By Sports Writer Luke Meredith. AP Photos TXFOR111, TXFOR108.

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