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

August 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SPECIAL EDUCATION-DAVENPORT — Davenport school district officials will be reviewing new procedures for suspensions, removals and use of rooms for both general-education and special-education students. SENT: 255 words.


CHILD’S BODY RECOVERED — Authorities have confirmed the body of a child recovered the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa is that of a child who fell into the water upstream on the Illinois side.

DRUG DEATHS-PLEA — A Dubuque woman tied to two drug overdose deaths has pleaded guilty.

EMERALD ASH BORER-IOWA — State agricultural officials say an insect that’s killed millions of ash trees has been found in three more Iowa counties.

PENCE VISIT-DES MOINES — Vice President Mike Pence has scheduled a Des Moines visit to promote tax cuts.

TROUBLED JAIL — Voters have approved a bond measure to finance construction of a replacement courthouse and jail in southern Iowa’s Warren County.

STATE-SEXUAL ASSAULTS — Iowa State University has paid $125,000 to settle two lawsuits brought by a former university administrator who accused the school of blocking her efforts to investigate sexual assault reports.

FEDERAL COURTHOUSE-DES MOINES — The federal government has decided it wants to build a new courthouse in Des Moines on the former riverfront site of a YMCA.



Stanford’s Bryce Love is among several players to enter the season as contenders to earn hardware this season. Here’s a rundown of potential candidates for some of college football’s top individual awards. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 865 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.




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