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

September 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



Police in Ames had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 640 words, photos.


MISSOURI RIVER-SINKHOLES — The Missouri River’s fluctuating water levels are keeping crews busy fixing broken sewer lines and filling sinkholes around Council Bluffs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 225 words.

BOYS SCHOOL-WORKER ASSAULTS — The Iowa worker safety agency has proposed fining the Iowa Human Services Department, saying the department’s school for delinquent juveniles isn’t protecting its employees. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


VIETNAM MIAS-BURIAL — The Pentagon says the remains of three U.S. Marines killed when their helicopter was shot down during the Vietnam War will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

STEEL COMPANY — A local investment group has bought an eastern Iowa steel castings company that filed for bankruptcy protection in March.

IOWA UNEMPLOYTMENT — Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 2.5 percent in August, giving the state the second-lowest rate in the country.

TRIBAL COUNCIL CHARGED — A former Omaha Tribal Council member has been sentenced to five years of probation and told to pay more than $13,000 in restitution for misusing federal funds.

IOWA FLOODING — Floodwaters have filled basements, home and business floors and closed streets and highways in northwest Iowa.

GUNSHOTS EXCHANGED — Authorities have cleared two eastern Iowa police officers who exchanged gunshots with a man.



AMES — The Iowa State community will close out a horrible week by coming together to watch the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 540 words, photos.


IOWA CITY — The first Big Ten game of the season for No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 675 words, photos.


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