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

June 12, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

UPCOMING TODAY:

FROM AP MEMBERS:

FORT DODGE MURAL — Officials in Fort Dodge have approved the first payment for a massive mural that will transform gray grain silos into scenes featuring local people. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

NO DRINKING WATER — People in four Iowa cities have been told they can once again safely drink water from their taps.

BIRDS SEIZED-CHARGE — An Iowa City man accused of neglecting more than 200 birds on his rural Solon property has been given a year of probation and fined $315.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Thunderstorms that blasted through eastern Nebraska into Iowa toppled trees, overturned semitrailers, knocked out power to hundreds of homes and businesses and spawned short-lived tornadoes.

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