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

October 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ORGANIC FRAUD-CHARGES

IOWA CITY — Three farmers have agreed to plead guilty to fraudulently marketing non-organic corn and soybeans as certified organic as part of a lengthy, multimillion-dollar scheme. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

FRATS SUSPENDED-IOWA — Nine University of Iowa fraternities have been suspended for violating a moratorium on alcohol at fraternity and sorority parties, university officials said. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

SLAYING-DUBUQUE WOMAN — A man has been given 50 years in prison for stabbing to death a woman in her northeast Iowa home.

SOCIAL WORKER-FALSE TESTIMONY — A prosecutor will request a review to determine whether an Iowa social worker should be charged with a crime for giving false testimony in child welfare cases.

CAMPAIGN PROMOTION-MCCARTNEY TICKETS — A county board of supervisors candidate in eastern Iowa is giving away Paul McCartney concert tickets to someone who participates in the candidate’s selfie contest.

HIVES VANDALIZED — An Iowa farmer says thousands of his honeybees died after someone vandalized their hives.

SPORTS:

FBC--BIG TEN-PLAYING TRICKS

A run of trick plays this season is challenging the Big Ten’s reputation for stodgy football. Kirk Ferentz pulled the biggest of them last week when Iowa successfully ran a fake field goal against Minnesota, with T.J. Hockenson catching a sandlot-style snap on the overloaded right side and chugging 4 yards for a touchdown. By Eric Olson. SENT: 815 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK

Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week. SENT: 580 words, photos.

FBC--BIG 12-PLAYOFF OUTSIDERS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oklahoma’s chances of reaching college football’s playoff may have been washed down the Red River last weekend, and there is a good chance the Big 12′s championship aspirations went right with them. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 705 words, photos.

FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK

Some things to know about Week 6 in the Big 12 Conference. SENT: 460 words, photos.

BKC--BIG TEN MEDIA DAY

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant “storm clouds” are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport. By Andrew Seligman. SENT: 885 words, photos.

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