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

May 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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

TOP STORIES:

OPIOIDS-BLACKMAIL INVESTIGATION

IOWA CITY _ A secretary at Iowa’s school for juvenile offenders has been fired after using her job to purchase pain pills from a former student who later demanded monthly payments to keep quiet about the transaction, records show. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 700 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DAVENPORT FLOODING _ As the Mississippi River rises again, crews in Davenport are rebuilding a temporary flood barrier to protect the city’s downtown and explaining why such a barrier failed earlier in the month. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE

The top paid CEOs by state for 2018, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. SENT: 550 words.

BRIEFS:

TRACTOR ATTACK _ A southern Iowa man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly using a tractor to spear a county sheriff’s car and push the vehicle more than 100 feet.

WEED-EATING GOATS _ Dozens of goats are gobbling up weeds near a waterway in Dubuque as part of an effort to reduce the use of chemicals.

SIOUX CITY FATAL ASSAULT _ Police have arrested a man in Mexico on charges related to the July 2018 death of a man in Sioux City.

SPORTS:

BBC--BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

OMAHA _ Inclement weather requires the Big Ten Tournament to play three games and complete another on Friday. 150 words on each game.

BBC-BIG TEN-OHIO ST-MARYLAND _ Seventh-seeded Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament by holding off Maryland 3-2 on Friday in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday night.

BBC--Big Ten-Iowa-Nebraska. Game starts one hour after completion of Ohio State-Maryland.

BBC--Big Ten-Ohio St/Maryland-Michigan. 4:30 p.m.

BBC--Big Ten-Iowa/Nebraska-Minnesota. 8:30 p.m.

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