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

September 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

FOSTER KIDS-PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

WASHINGTON — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 800 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

IN BRIEF:

IOWA GOVERNOR-FLIGHTS — An attorney is alleging that Gov. Kim Reynolds’ campaign underreported the cost of a flight she took on a contractor’s jet to the Iowa State bowl game.

GRANDMOTHER BEATEN — A man has been charged with murder for the beating death of his grandmother in western Iowa’s Council Bluffs.

2 PEDESTRIANS KILLED — Authorities have released the names of two pedestrians killed in Davenport.

STABBING-SIOUX CITY — Another trial date has been set for a Nebraska resident accused of stabbing to death a woman in northwest Iowa.

CHILD SPANKED-MAN CHARGED — An October sentencing has been scheduled for a northern Iowa man accused of using a belt to spank a 4-year-old child.

MARION HOMICIDE — A man has been found guilty of killing a woman whose body was found rolled in a blanket inside a trailer in the Cedar Rapids suburb of Marion.

MOWER ACCIDENT-BOY KILLED — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy was fatally injured when a riding lawn mower overturned and pinned him in northeast Iowa.

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