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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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:

SMALL DAIRIES FIGHT BACK

FAIRFIELD — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market. By David Pitt. SENT: 860 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

MURDERS AT THE FAIR — The daughter of two Iowa State Fair concession owners killed 22 years ago at the fair campgrounds has returned to the fair, carrying on the family funnel cake business. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

DIESEL SPILL — State officials say about 60,000 gallons (227,000 liters) of diesel leaked from a storage tank in eastern Iowa.

APARTMENT EVICTIONS-UNPAID BILLS — Residents have a few more weeks to find new homes before the power is shut off at their eastern Iowa apartment building.

STURGIS RALLY-FATAL CRASHES — The Highway Patrol has identified victims of two fatal crashes related to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — The brother of a missing University of Iowa student’s boyfriend says there were no signs of struggle at the home where she had been staying.

BOY TORTURED-COUPLE CHARGED — A trial has been scheduled for a woman accused of helping her boyfriend torture his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement enclosure, withholding food and making him endure dog bites.

BOY KILLED — Prosecutors have filed more charges against a man accused of fleeing a southeast Iowa accident in which a 9-year-old boy died and his brother was injured.

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