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

September 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.


MAMIE EISENHOWER MUSEUM — A dispute over whether to sell the birthplace of former first lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower has led to a lawsuit and mismanagement allegations. SENT: 270 words.


THEATER FALL — Authorities say a man died after he fell while rigging a stage at a fine arts center in Davenport.

ABORTION-IOWA — Lawyers for two abortion providers have asked an Iowa judge to forgo a trial and rule that the state’s fetal heartbeat law is unconstitutional.

DISASTER PROCLAMATION-BUTLER COUNTY — The governor has issued a disaster proclamation for Butler County in northern Iowa.

GRAIN BIN DEATH — Authorities have released the name of an 80-year-old man who died in a northern Iowa grain bin accident.

IOWA FLOODING — The Cedar River water level is dropping in Cedar Rapids following its crest at nearly 6 feet (2 meters) over flood stage.



Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week. SENT: 675 words, photos.


Here’s what to watch in the Big 12 this week. SENT: 475 words


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