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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



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.




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.


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.


If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.