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

July 31, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



MONTEZUMA — Investigators are planning to update the public Tuesday afternoon on the search for a 20-year-old Iowa college student who vanished from a small town two weeks ago. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Developing from 1:30 p.m. news conference.


DENVER — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world’s largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between — adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated — show still widely accepted industry practices, but were aimed at pressuring Brazilian-based JBS to abandon them. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 895 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.


LEASE GAPS — Couches, old mattresses and other items line the streets of Iowa City as students who vacate their apartments at the end of their leases search for somewhere to store their belongings before moving in somewhere else. UPCOMING: 300 words.

CIVIL RIGHTS PANEL-CHANGES — Davenport’s leading civil rights watchdog says a proposed restructuring of the city’s civil rights commission is a potential breach of the panel’s ability to act independently. UPCOMING: 300 words.


ARSON ARREST — A trial has been scheduled for a Dubuque man who police say told officers he set his apartment ablaze so he could get arrested and have a bed and three meals a day while in custody.

SECURITY BREACH-MEDICAL SYSTEM — A major Iowa hospital and medical clinic system has notified about 1.4 million patients and former patients about a computer breach that might have exposed their personal information.

DAUGHTER’S DEATH-TRIAL — A western Iowa woman who authorities say gave unprescribed antidepressants to her 8-year-old daughter has been found guilty of child endangerment causing death.


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