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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 2:45 pm, IA

August 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

CHILD CARE DESERT

DUBUQUE, Iowa — A recent survey has found Iowa residents are struggling to find child care in communities that lack options or have few providers. SENT: 230 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-FOOD PANTRY SISTERS

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Sisters Rita Reicher and Mary Weidemann have been feeding Dubuque’s children for years. By Alicia Yager, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 460 words.

EXCHANGE-OUTDOOR PAINTING

BETTENDORF, Iowa — As cyclists, runners and rollerbladers breeze by them, two men stand nearly still just a few steps off the busy Mississippi River Trail. By Amanda Hancock, Quad-City Times. SENT: 600 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL CRASH-SENTENCE — A central Iowa man who fatally hit a Des Moines motorcyclist in 2016 and fled the scene has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

— HIT-AND-RUN FATAL-IOWA — The wife of a man being sought in a fatal Des Moines hit-and-run crash has been arrested in the case.

— TAX-FREE SHOPPING-IOWA — Iowa’s annual sales tax holiday is wrapping up as people across the state — and plenty from neighboring states like Nebraska and Missouri — scramble to get their back-to-school shopping done.

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