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

February 13, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


RIVERVIEW PARK RETURNS _ Work should begin soon to restore a historic Des Moines park that will feature an outdoor concert venue. UPCOMING: 250 words.


$5 MILLION COLLEGE GIFT _ Loras College in Dubuque has announced receiving its largest one-time cash gift ever: $5 million.

SUSPICIOUS DEATH-BELLEVUE _ A jury is expected to resume its deliberations Wednesday on a murder charge against a Dubuque man.

OVERDOSE DEATH _ An eastern Iowa man faces two heroin charges connected to the overdose death of another man.

PROFILING LAW _ A city surrounded by Iowa City has banned racial and other types of profiling by police officers.



IOWA CITY _ Iowa’s Megan Gustafson is having a preposterously strong senior season, having won the Big Ten’s player of the week award 11 times. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.


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