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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:45 pm, IA

March 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.



AUSTIN, Texas _ A big chunk of the 2020 Democratic field began making Texas an unlikely early-state stop Saturday and pushed back on big tech in front of young, social-media savvy crowds in a city where companies including Google and Apple have big footprints. By Paul J. Weber. SENT: 650 words, photos. NOTE Iowa interest.




DES MOINES, Iowa _ Just over a decade ago, Raygun founder Mike Draper was a struggling entrepreneur trying to get people to buy T-shirts with hyperbolic positive messages about Des Moines. By Linh Ta, Des Moines Register. SENT: 900 words, photos.


BETTENDORF, Iowa _ It’s almost finished. By Alma Gaul, Quad-City Times. SENT: 510 words.


SEXUAL HARASSMENT-IOWA _ The Iowa Department of Administrative Services says it was investigating seven complaints _ six of them sexual harassment complaints _ within state government as of mid-January.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE _ Police in Iowa’s largest city are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a parking lot.

INSURANCE FRAUD _ A Sioux City woman has been convicted of insurance fraud and sentenced to two years of probation.

SPRING FORWARD _ It’s time to spring forward again, as the country makes the switch to daylight-saving time.



AMES, Iowa _ Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 31 points, Davide Moretti added 20 and No. 8 Texas Tech clinched its first Big 12 regular-season title Saturday by beating Iowa State 80-73. By Sports Writer Luke Meredith. SENT: 375 words, photos.


INDIANAPOLIS _Megan Gustafson leads No. 10 Iowa into first Big Ten Tournament semifinal game since 2015 when it faces Rutgers on Saturday. The Hawkeyes have won three straight. The third-seeded Scarlet Knights are playing without coach C. Vivian Stringer who has taken a leave of absence. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game time is approximately 7:30 pm. ET.


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