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

March 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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OMAHA, Neb. _ Even as parts of the Midwest dry out from devastating flooding, the region is bracing for more high water as warm weather melts deep snow and forecasts call for widespread rain. By Josh Funk: UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.


TRAINS BLOCK NEIGHBORHOOD _ Some residents in a suburban Des Moines neighborhood say they can’t access schools, work or emergency services for hours at a time because of idling railroad trains. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.


GUN CLUB FATALITY _ Authorities say a 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at a gun club in Iowa.

PUBLIC RECORDS-IOWA _ The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says it will appeal a ruling that could limit the public’s access to information about officer-involved shootings and other investigations.

SPRING FLOODING-NUKE PLANT _ Officials say the swollen Missouri River’s water level has dropped far enough that a Nebraska nuclear power plant no longer is reporting a low-level flood situation. Eds: Note Iowa interest.

SUSPICIOUS DEATH-BELLEVUE _ A Dubuque man has been given 50 years in prison for killing a 59-year-old man at the victim’s home in Bellevue.

CENTRAL IOWA HOMICIDE _ Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Cedar Rapids for an Indiana man accused of a homicide in central Iowa’s Fort Dodge.

BURLINGTON HOMICIDE _ Authorities say they’ve arrested the second of three people suspected in the slaying of a man outside a Burlington apartment complex.



AMES _ Iowa State looks for its first Sweet Sixteen trip in nine years when it hosts Missouri State. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.


The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament was a slap in the face to the Big 12, a league that habitually considers itself the toughest in college basketball. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 960 words, photos.


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