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

April 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



A powerful spring snow storm sweeping across the Midwest has made travel hazardous in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.


COUNCIL BLUFFS _ The Nebraska and Iowa departments of transportation will hold a joint news conference Thursday to discuss flooding impacts and recovery efforts related to recent flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. By Margery A. Beck. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.


DES MOINES _ White House hopeful Kamala Harris has nabbed her first Iowa endorsement from a major state Democratic activist, Jean Hessburg, a former Iowa Democratic Party executive director and the current chair of the party’s Women’s Caucu,. By Alexandra Jaffe. SENT: 320 words.


BOY TORTURED-COUPLE CHARGED _ An Iowa woman charged with kidnapping for confining her boyfriend’s 8-year-old son under basement stairs has been convicted of a lesser charge.

INTRUDER FATALLY SHOT _ Authorities say a man was fatally shot after breaking into a neighbor’s home on the north side of Sioux City.



AMES _ Iowa State’s defense has a chance to be special in 2019 _ if it finds replacements for key starters lost in the back seven. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m.


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