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

June 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DES MOINES — Republicans appear poised to select their nominee for Iowa agriculture secretary at a party convention. In unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election, Mike Naig stands 233 votes short of reaching a 35 percent threshold to secure the nomination. That tally could change as provisional and absentee ballots are counted. By Scott Stewart. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.



BURLINGTON — A city in Iowa has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a woman who was mistakenly shot and killed by a police officer, attorneys confirmed Wednesday. SENT: 385 words.

TRAFFIC TICKET PROGRAM — Waterloo officials have advanced a proposal for a traffic ticket program despite concerns about whether the new process would unfairly penalize the city’s minority populations. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

LSU BOARD APPOINTMENTS — Gov. John Bel Edwards has named six members to LSU’s governing board, giving the Democratic governor majority control of the panel with his appointees. SENT: 195 words. Eds: Note Iowa mention.


CAMPUS SEX ASSAULT — A Kansas man accused of raping a fellow student in a Waldorf University dorm in northern Iowa has taken a plea deal.

SCHOOL RESTROOM-VIDEO PEEPER — A former janitor accused of video recording people in a northern Iowa school staff restroom has changed his plea to guilty.

DEPENDENT ADULTS-THEFTS — A former caretaker has been given three years of probation for stealing from clients of a Sioux City organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in the shooting death of a Des Moines man.


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