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

September 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

STUDENT KILLED-IOWA

BROOKLYN — Federal, state and local agents on Thursday were at the Iowa dairy farm that employed and housed the man charged with killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 440 words, photos.

With:

— STUDENT KILLED-IOWA-THE LATEST

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ABORTION-IOWA

DES MOINES — An Iowa judge says an organization that fights against rape, incest or fetal abnormality exceptions in abortion-related legislation cannot intervene in a lawsuit challenging Iowa’s fetal heartbeat law. By David Pitt. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

IOWA TORNADO-FACTORY — An industrial and agricultural equipment manufacturer plans to expand an Iowa plant less than two months after a tornado tore through the facility. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

DECORUM DEBATE — A frequent speaker at the Waterloo City Council meetings got steamed when the mayor asked him to take off his hat.

FATAL POND ACCIDENT — Authorities say a driver died after his sport utility vehicle ran into a pond in northeast Iowa.

DISTRIBUTION CENTER EXPANSION — An outdoor equipment maker plans to start work this fall on expanding its distribution center in a Des Moines suburb.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

Iowa State will play an instate rival in its first game after a canceled opener. The Cyclones go to Iowa for the Cy-Hawk Series, one of three non-conference games in the Big 12 against other Power Five teams in Week 2. Kansas State hosts Mississippi State, and Oklahoma is home against UCLA. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG 12-OLDER QBS

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius somewhat of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback’s 23rd birthday is coming up. Cornelius finally got his first college start in his fifth year in the program. Kyle Kempt got a sixth college season after taking over as Iowa State’s starting quarterback the middle of last season. West Virginia’s 23-year-old starter Will Grier is married with a young daughter. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

The Big Ten’s game of the week pits Colorado against Nebraska. The teams battled each other as Big 12 rivals until 2010. It’s also the one-week-late debut of Nebraska coach Scott Frost. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--BIG TEN-FIRED UP FOES

Penn State-Pittsburgh and Iowa State-Iowa are among the in-state non-conference battles in the Big Ten this week. The ones involving directional schools — Western Michigan at Michigan and Western Illinois at Illinois — aren’t to be forgotten. Those games create lifetime memories for the underdogs, win or lose, and the favorites must be on guard. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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