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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:15 pm, IA

May 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

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

TOP STORIES:

SPRING FLOODING

Rainfall in the coming days could raise water levels in the Mississippi River higher than expected and lead to more flooding, the National Weather Service at St. Louis said Saturday. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 300 words, photos.

With:

_SPRING FLOODING-THE LATEST

AROUND THE STATE:

CYBERSECURITY-DEMAND

OMAHA, Neb. _ The demand for cybersecurity experts has grown as crooks with computers hack their way into business, government and other networks. SENT: 330 words. NOTE Iowa interest.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-LAKE RESTORATION DELAY

DANVILLE, Iowa _ The Lake Geode Watershed Project hit a significant snag last year in its effort to clean up the polluted water, pushing back construction’s expected completion date to spring of 2020. By Elizabeth Meyer, The Hawk Eye. SENT: 730 words.

EXCHANGE-MATURE BAND

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa _ Diana Blake doesn’t pull her punches. By Melody Parker, The Courier. SENT: 970 words.

IN BRIEF:

PEDESTRIAN KILLED _ Authorities in north-central Iowa say a man has died after being hit by a car.

PHONE SCAM-DCI _ The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation is warning of a phone scam targeting state residents.

ONLINE HUNTING LICENSING _ The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has unveiled a new system that allows people to buy hunting and fishing licenses and permits online.

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