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

March 19, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

WINTER WEATHER-FLOODING

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. By Heather Hollingsworth. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

With:

_ WINTER WEATHER-FLOODING-THE LATEST

FROM AP MEMBERS:

PUPPY LAUNDERING _ The Iowa attorney general’s office says in a lawsuit that Iowa is home to a national “puppy laundering” ring that masquerades puppy-mill puppies as rescue animals and selling them for as much as $3,600 each. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

BREAK-IN DEATH _ Authorities say a man suspected of attempting to steal items from a dentist’s office in eastern Iowa died after scuffling with the dentist.

TEACHER ARRESTED-ALCOHOL _ A teacher accused of being drunk at her school in Dubuque has pleaded guilty.

BOY KILLED-SITTING _ Iowa police say a 2-year-old boy died after a man sat on him. AP Photo pursuing.

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