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

October 2, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.


COURTHOUSE GUNS — A Bremer County supervisor is facing plenty of opposition to his proposal to allow guns into public areas of the courthouse. SENT: 280 words.


IMMIGRATION VANDALISM — Investigators are trying to determine who spray painted the words “report illegals” on a sidewalk near where one Iowa town was holding its annual Latino festival.

OBIT-PEGGY SUE — The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song “Peggy Sue” has died at a Lubbock hospital. AP Photo.

MISSING WOMAN-REMAINS — Police say human remains found in Iowa are that of an Arkansas woman missing for nearly 10 years.

BETTENDORF BOND ISSUE — The Bettendorf school district will ask voters to approve a $30 million bond issue in December to model its middle and high schools.

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA — A prosecutor is alleging that attorneys for an Iowa man charged with killing an amateur golfer have a potential conflict of interest. AP Photos.



IOWA CITY — Iowa’s defensive line has a chance to be one of the best in school history. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


AMES — Last season gave Iowa State hope that its decades of irrelevance might soon be over. This season has been a painful reminder that the path to national relevance isn’t always linear. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


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