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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:30 pm, IA

May 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

FLOODING-MISSISSIPPI RIVER BARGES

OMAHA, Neb. _ Normally this time of year, huge barges can be seen chugging up the Mississippi River, carrying millions of tons of grain to market and bringing agriculture-related products to farmers in the Midwest for the new growing season. But there’s not much barge traffic this year. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 700 words, photos.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-MARINE ARTIST

DUBUQUE, Iowa _ Before he can apply paint to canvas, Christopher Billmyer must carry out the arduous work that makes such artistic expression possible. By By Jeff Montgomery, the Telegraph. SENT: 950 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-CASHIER TO STORE OWNER

WATERLOO, Iowa _ Jill Eilderts was a college student looking to earn some extra money when she began working as a cashier at Adams Grocery Store in 1987. By Tim Jamison, the Courier. SENT: 375 words.

BRIEFS:

PARKING LOT KILLINGS-IOWA _ Police in eastern Iowa say two people have been killed and two more injured in an overnight shooting.

HOME INVASION ARRESTS _ Law enforcement in central Iowa says one of three suspects has been arrested for a home invasion robbery last year in which an 82-year-old woman was sexually assaulted.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE-POLICING _ Omaha police say they’re planning to increase patrols of a downtown pedestrian bridge after a shooting there.

CLICK IT OR TICKET _ The Iowa Department of Public Safety says motorists in Iowa can expect to see stepped up enforcement on roads next week for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

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