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

April 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

TOP STORIES:

FLOODING-UNPROTECTED TOWNS

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. _ The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a small-town Missouri waterfront as barges float by and eagles dart in the air above. But with a major flood receding and predictions of potentially even worse flooding to come later in the spring, owner Barbara Chappuis is moving her business, abandoning the Clarksville riverfront for higher ground across Highway 79. “We’re looking at potential historic floods,” Chappuis said. “I can’t risk that.” By Jim Salter and Blake Nicholson. SENT: 980 words, photos, video.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS

DAVENPORT _ Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. By Julie Pace and Juana Summers. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MAN KILLED-DUBUQUE _ Authorities say an 82-year-old Dubuque man was fatally struck by a vehicle being driven by his wife.

UNCLAIMED LOTTERY PRIZE _ Time runs out this week for the winner of a $1 million Powerball prize to claim the money.

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-TAX REFUNDS _ Drivers who have unpaid traffic camera tickets are challenging the state of Iowa’s ability to seize part of their tax refunds to collect the money.

UNNEEDED SURGERY _ A Polk County jury has awarded $12.25 million to a man who learned after prostate cancer surgery that a mistake had been made with his tissue samples: He didn’t have cancer.

SUSPICIOUS DEATH-IOWA _ Authorities say a 65-year-old woman whose body was found inside an Iowa City home was a homicide victim.

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