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

August 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LANDMARK TURBINE — A local official in central Iowa is proposing turning a wind turbine blade into a sculpture that would be a new landmark for the community. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — Investigators are offering no new details in their search for a University of Iowa student who vanished more than two weeks ago. SENT: 130 words.

WEST NILE VIRUS-IOWA DEATH — Authorities say Iowa’s first reported 2018 death associated with the West Nile virus has occurred.

NO ELEPHANT RIDES — Elephant rides aren’t available as advertised as an attraction at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport: State law won’t allow them.

INVASIVE WEED — Officials have confirmed that an invasive Asian weed has reached south-central Iowa.

BUS CRASH SETTLEMENT — Sioux City has negotiated a settlement worth $7.5 million to the victim of a November 2016 crash involving a city bus.

MARSHALLTOWN DONATION — Marshalltown’s largest employer has announced $1 million in aid to its employees and the community as they recover from the July 19 tornado that tore through the city.


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