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

August 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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IOWA CITY — A state employee has alleged she was warned that an Iowa State Patrol captain was “too close” to Gov. Kim Reynolds to face any consequences for mishandling her report that she was harassed by one of his troopers. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 595 words, photo.



DES MOINES — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing federal judges who’ve thwarted some of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. By David Pitt. SENT: 130 words, photos. Eds: Will be updated by 4 p.m.

BIRTH CENTER CLOSING — A man whose name is on a public hospital in Iowa says he’s shocked to learn it will be closing its birth center. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


IOWA UNEMPLOYMENT — INSURANCE FRAUD — A Sioux City woman has been charged with insurance fraud, accused of lying to her insurer about the date of an accident.

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-CRESTON — Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police in Creston this week, as well as the officer who shot him.

FREE RIDE — A Des Moines teacher has given his father’s old vehicle to a student from Africa to help her get a good start in college.

ANIMAL ORDINANCE RULING — A judge has ordered the release of four dogs in Jasper County, saying the county’s ordinance regarding vicious animals is unconstitutional.


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