Good morning! 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 email@example.com. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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IOWA TORNADO-FACTORY — Less than two months after a tornado tore through a sprawling factory near Pella, the business is meeting production demands and making plans to not only replace demolished buildings but expand its operations. UPCOMING: 300 words.
DECORUM DEBATE — A frequent speaker at the Waterloo City Council meetings got steamed when the mayor asked him to take off his hat.
FATAL POND ACCIDENT — Authorities say a driver died after his sport utility vehicle ran into a pond in northeast Iowa.
DISTRIBUTION CENTER EXPANSION — An outdoor equipment maker plans to start work this fall on expanding its distribution center in a Des Moines suburb.
FBC--BIG 12 THIS WEEK
Iowa State will play an instate rival in its first game after a canceled opener. The Cyclones go to Iowa for the Cy-Hawk Series, one of three non-conference games in the Big 12 against other Power Five teams in Week 2. Kansas State hosts Mississippi State, and Oklahoma is home against UCLA. UPCOMING. 500 words.
FBC--BIG 12-OLDER QBS
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy considers Taylor Cornelius somewhat of a dinosaur, and not because his starting quarterback’s 23rd birthday is coming up. Cornelius finally got his first college start in his fifth year in the program. Kyle Kempt got a sixth college season after taking over as Iowa State’s starting quarterback the middle of last season. West Virginia’s 23-year-old starter Will Grier is married with a young daughter. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.
FBC--BIG TEN THIS WEEK
The Big Ten’s game of the week pits Colorado against Nebraska. The teams battled each other as Big 12 rivals until 2010. It’s also the one-week-late debut of Nebraska coach Scott Frost. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 600 words, photos.
FBC--BIG TEN-FIRED UP FOES
Penn State-Pittsburgh and Iowa State-Iowa are among the in-state non-conference battles in the Big Ten this week. The ones involving directional schools — Western Michigan at Michigan and Western Illinois at Illinois — aren’t to be forgotten. Those games create lifetime memories for the underdogs, win or lose, and the favorites must be on guard. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
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