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

November 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. 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.



OVERPAID SOLDIERS — Soon after returning from a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq, hundreds of Iowa National Guard soldiers have been told they were overpaid and must make immediate plans to repay the money. UPCOMING: 250 words.


ANTI-RACISM RALLY-UNIVERSITY — Thousands of students, staffers and others have rallied in protest of racist notes and robocalls at Drake University in Des Moines.

NEW AIRPORT-SIOUX COUNTY — Residents and officials have gathered to celebrate the opening of a new airport in northwest Iowa that’s expected to fuel area business and development.

STALKING CHARGE-696 TEXTS — A Minnesota woman who authorities say sent 696 text messages to a northern Iowa man in April has taken a plea deal.


If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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