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

August 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



WASHINGTON — Michael Avenatti’s crusade for the porn actress taking on the president has already catapulted him to cable news stardom and endeared him to many frustrated liberals. Now the self-styled “dragon slayer” is taking his message to Iowa Democrats. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 1,015 words, photos.


CASINO LAWSUIT — The dismissal of a lawsuit involving the former Argosy Sioux City riverboat casino owner and its local nonprofit partner has ended years of litigation that lingered long after the riverboat was sent away, down the Missouri River. UPCOMING: 300 words.


NEW AUDITOR QUITS — The Cerro Gordo County auditor has resigned just four months after taking office.

STALKING CHARGE-696 TEXTS — Authorities say a Minnesota woman who sent 696 text messages to a northern Iowa man in April violated a no-contact order.

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE CHARGE — A driver has been given five years in prison for the death of a man killed in a collision south of Burlington in southeast Iowa.



IOWA CITY — Iowa tackles Alaric Jackson and Tristan Wirfs appear to have bright futures ahead of them. But neither will be available for the opener because of suspensions. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING. 600 words by 6 p.m.


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