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

October 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

MIA NO LONGER

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Decades after they died, the military is seeing a surge in identifications of U.S. service members who had been classified as missing in action. The number of identifications will likely reach 200 this year, more than triple what once was the norm. By Scott McFetridge. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

IOWA GOVERNOR-DEBATE

ANKENY — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell are set for a debate, giving voters a chance to compare the candidates weeks before the November election. By David Pitt. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words following debate beginning at 7 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-AVENATTI

WASHINGTON — Michael Avenatti held court last month with a dozen Democratic strategists in the main dining room at The Palm — a see-and-be-seen table at one of Washington’s most prominent power lunch spots. Avenatti did most of the talking. While he offered few details about how he planned to raise enough money or hire the staff to run a presidential campaign, one participant and another person briefed on the lunch said he cast himself as one of the few Democrats who knows how to go head-to-head with President Donald Trump. By Julie Pace, Ken Thomas and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,190 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mentions.

AROUND THE STATE:

COUNTY CARE CENTER — Black Hawk County supervisors have approved a deal to sell the county’s nursing and mental health care center, which has struggled financially in recent years. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

LOTTERY JACKPOT — Lottery players will have a chance at the nation’s ninth-largest jackpot when numbers are drawn for Friday’s Mega Millions game. Eds: With Lottery Jackpot-Largest US Jackpots.

CLASSES CANCELED-THREAT — Police say a 15-year-old Iowa boy has been taken into custody following a social media threat that prompted officials to cancel classes at three local high schools.

AGENT INVESTIGATION-IOWA — A Division of Criminal Investigation agent in western Iowa is confirming that she’s on paid administrative leave amid a disciplinary investigation.

LINCOLN COUNTY FATAL — Authorities have identified an Iowa man who died in a crash in eastern South Dakota.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG THEFT — A woman has been accused of stealing prescription drugs turned in to the Mason City Police Department.

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