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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 2:50 pm, IA

April 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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The issue of workers’ rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. By Alexandra Jaffe. SENT: 130 words, photo; UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.



DES MOINES, Iowa _ During a recent stroll through his company’s store at Valley West Mall, Von Maur President Jim von Maur lamented the fall of former retail giants like Younkers. By Linh Ta, Des Moines Register. SENT: 975 words, photos.


TWIN LAKES, Iowa _ There are plenty of conventional ways to demolish an old building. By Hans Madsen, The Messenger. SENT: 515 words, photos.


SHOOTING VICTIM DUMPED _ Police in Des Moines say two people have been arrested and charged with attempted murder after a man with a gunshot wound to his neck was thrown from a car into a parking lot.

FRUIT RECALL-SALMONELLA OUTBREAK _ An Indianapolis-based company has issued a recall for melon products sold in 16 states after being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

TREE CITY USA-COUNCIL BLUFFS _ The western Iowa city of Council Bluffs has received a Tree City USA Award _ one of 80 Iowa communities to qualify for the status.


Nothing this hour.


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