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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

March 18, 2019

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 apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

UPCOMING TODAY:

WINTER WEATHER-FLOODING

ST. LOUIS _ Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood. By Jim Salter. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

With:

_ WINTER WEATHER-FLOODING-THE LATEST

FROM AP MEMBERS:

BIG STINK-WASTEWATER PLANT _ Sioux City is awaiting payment of fines and an explanation from a biofuels company about what’s causing its biofuels plant across the river in Nebraska to exceed daily limits on solids sent to the Sioux City wastewater treatment plant. UPCOMING: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

APARTMENT BLAZE-CEDAR RAPIDS _ A murder charge has been filed against a man accused of setting a Cedar Rapids apartment fire.

FATAL FARM FALL _ A May trial has been scheduled for a northeast Iowa man accused of using a corn rake to stab his wife while killing her.

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