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

September 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FINANCE DIRECTOR FIRED-IOWA

IOWA CITY — A spokeswoman for Gov. Kim Reynolds says the state is taking “appropriate steps” after a report found that two high-ranking Iowa Finance Authority officials witnessed sexual misconduct by the director but failed to report it. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

DUBUQUE COURTHOUSE REMODEL — Historic statues have been refurbished and returned to their perches high atop the Dubuque County Courthouse in eastern Iowa. SENT: 240 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PANHANDLING ORDINANCES — A city council in western Iowa is moving toward repealing a 40-year-old law against begging that the city attorney says probably has never been enforced.

FATAL CRASH-TEXTING DRIVER — A Cedar Rapids woman who was texting when her car collided with another vehicle has been given two years in prison.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CONVICTION — An eastern Iowa man has been given 50 years in prison for producing child pornography involving a prepubescent child and for trading child pornography.

SCHOOL FIRE — Authorities say a fire broke out at a school building in northwest Iowa about an hour after classes were done for the day.

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