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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 4:40 pm, IA

April 6, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone’s excitement about Bernie Sanders’ second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. By Alexandra Jaffe, Hunter Woodall And Meg Kinnard. SENT: 800 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP

It’s Bernie versus Beto in Iowa on a busy campaign weekend in the early nominating states. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 300 words, photos.

WITH:

_ ELECTION 2020-CAMPAIGN RDP-THE LATEST

_ ELECTION 2020-TRUMP-O’ROURKE

AROUND THE STATE:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING-AWARENESS

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa _ A Marshalltown group is delivering cards and letters to dozens of local businesses to raise awareness of human trafficking. SENT: 280 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-OTTUMWA HOSPITAL

OTTUMWA, Iowa _ Ottumwa residents living near what remains of St. Joseph Hospital have a lot of colorful ways to describe the half-demolished building and rubble surrounding it. By Austin Cannon, Des Moines Register. SENT: 1,525 words, photos.

IA--EXCHANGE-STUDENT RAILROADERS

BURNSIDE, Iowa _ A steam engine from generations ago sits idle on a track siding waiting for its next run as a westbound train pulled by two modern diesels rumbles along up on the mainline. By Hans Madsen, The Messenger. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

WOMAN KILLED-IOWA _ Police in West Des Moines are investigating the death of a woman there.

SPRING FLOODING-HAY HELP_ A farm aid nonprofit is planning to bring more hay from North Dakota to producers in flood-stricken Nebraska.

BUS CRASH SETTLEMENT-LAWSUIT_ An Iowa couple is appealing a judge’s order to pay a lawyer $2.18 million more for representing them in talks that resulted in a $7.5 million settlement with Sioux City.

TRAIL CLOSED-IOWA _ A 7-mile nature trail east of Cedar Rapids has been closed for repair following flood damage.

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