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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 6 pm, IA

October 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

SOCIAL WORKER-FALSE TESTIMONY

IOWA CITY — A social worker has left the Iowa Department of Human Services months after a judge found she repeatedly gave false testimony against a mother and father who were unfairly stripped of their parental rights. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 625 words.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION-2018-TRUMP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is heading to Iowa to boost Republican candidates and roll out new summer fuel standards. SENT: 130 words. Eds: Will be led after Council Bluffs event.

WITH:

TRUMP-ETHANOL

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 770 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

IOWA-SEVERE WEATHER — Strong storms bringing high winds and heavy rain are sweeping parts of southern, central and eastern Iowa.

INMATE DEATH-IOWA — Iowa prison officials say a 53-year-old inmate has died, and an autopsy has been ordered.

APPANOOSE COUNTY CONSERVATION-LAWSUIT — Southern Iowa’s Appanoose County is suing a conservation foundation, seeking nearly $72,000 and the return of land deeded by the county to the foundation.

2020-DEMOCRATS-MCAULIFFE — A newly formed political action committee says it’s trying to “encourage” former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to run for president. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

GOVERNOR-JUDGE APPOINTMENT — An Iowa attorney is filing a formal complaint claiming a state district court judge is unlawfully holding the office because he was not properly appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds.

POLLUTION LAWSUIT — A proposed settlement of more than $51 million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit over pollution problems at an industrial plant in southeast Iowa.

IMMIGRATION SCAM-MARRIAGE — Authorities say a Waterloo brother and sister set up a sham marriage so he wouldn’t have to leave the United States.

IOWA FLOODING — Warnings and watches for mostly minor flooding have been issued for several Iowa rivers.

PANHANDLING ORDINANCES — The Des Moines City Council has repealed the city’s panhandling ordinance.

FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRIAL — A man has been found guilty in the deaths of two girls in a Guthrie County house fire.

1992 HOMICIDE ARREST — A March trial has been scheduled for an Iowa grandmother charged with killing a man in 1992.

SPORTS:

FBC--IOWA ST-PURDY

AMES —Thanks to Brock Purdy, Iowa State’s playbook suddenly has many more options. Purdy’s stunning performance in the upset of Oklahoma State in what essentially was the college debut for the true freshman gave the offense a new look and a new sense of confidence. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FBC--IOWA-DEFENSE

IOWA CITY —Iowa has let its defense carry the load nearly all season. The Hawkeyes might need some more help from their offense on Saturday at Indiana — like they got in last weekend’s 48-point explosion at Minnesota — to bolster a unit that sudden looks a lot thinner. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 610 words, photos.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--UCLA-CAMPBELL — UCLA freshman guard Tyger Campbell has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the upcoming season, making him the third player to be sidelined. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

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