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.

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TOP STORIES:

2020 DEMOCRAT-BOOKER IOWA

DES MOINES — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala in October. By Thomas Beaumont. UPCOMING: 300 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

LIGHTNING SAFETY-SCHOOLS

OMAHA, Neb. — The lightning delays and eventual cancellation of the University of Nebraska-Akron football game demonstrates how schools can detect or respond to dangerous thunderstorms. SENT: 300 words. NOTE Iowa interest.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-EFFIGY MOUNDS

HARPERS FERRY, Iowa — David Barland-Liles wishes his place of employment was known only for its magic, rather than also for the crime he helped solve. By Bennet Goldstein, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 1,065 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-SECOND RETIREMENT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Marguerite Kuhl is convinced that the second time will be the charm. By Earl Horlyk, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 600 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— STUDENT DISARMED — Court documents in the case of a 12-year-old boy arrested at his Iowa school with a gun say he pointed it at his teacher's face and pulled the trigger, but the safety was on.

— DOG ATTACKS OWNER — Des Moines police say an officer had to shoot and kill a dog that had attacked its owner before turning on the officer.

— TRIBAL COUNCIL-SENTENCE — Two of nine current and former Omaha Tribal officials who admitted to using federal funds to give themselves bonuses have been sentenced to probation and ordered to repay the money.

— HOMECOMING GAME-GUNSHOTS — Police say a northwest Des Moines high school homecoming football game was brought to a sudden end when gunshots were fired in a parking lot near the stadium.

SPORTS:

FBC--IOWA ST-IOWA

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa goes for its fourth straight win over Iowa State on Saturday. It'll be the opener for the Cyclones after lightning washed out last week's game. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: Game starts at 4 p.m. CT.

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