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

May 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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XGR--OPIOID RESTRICTIONS-IOWA

DES MOINES — Doctors in Iowa will be required to screen patients for their risk of addiction before prescribing painkillers under a law to be signed Monday afternoon by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The law, a major component of lawmakers’ attempt last session to curb Iowa’s growing opioid epidemic, mandates the tracking of prescription drugs. By Scott Stewart. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

AROUND THE STATE:

STEEPLE RESTORATION — Work is beginning on a $2.2 million restoration of the former St. Mary Catholic Church’s steeple in Dubuque. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

STORE THEFT-SHIFT BOSS — A Dubuque convenience store shift manager who stole more than $15,500 from bank deposit bags has been given two to five years of probation.

SOFTBALL INJURIES-IOWA INFANT — Doctors say an infant may have suffered brain damage when struck by an overthrown softball at her father’s game in northeastern Iowa.

BOY KILLED-SHOOTING — The family of a 15-year-old boy killed in an accidental shooting in northeast Iowa is urging people interested in guns to learn how to safely handle them.

FATAL FIRE-EASTERN IOWA — Authorities say a woman and her children escaped a fire that killed her husband in eastern Iowa.

DUBUQUE HOMICIDE — A 64-year-old Dubuque woman who admitted killing her former husband is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

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