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

February 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



IOWA FLOODING-CLIVE _ The Des Moines suburb of Clive plans to buy and demolish two dozen homes and businesses that have been repeatedly damaged by flooding.

SOFTWARE COMPANY-TAXPAYER HELP _ A software company wants more than $2.5 million in state aid to expand in Ames.

GIRL DIES-MOM CHARGED _ A September trial has been scheduled for an Iowa woman accused of using pajama pants to strangle her 5-year-old daughter.



IOWA CITY _ Iowa senior Megan Gustafson scored 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in a narrow loss to Florida State on Nov. 24. Statistically speaking, it was her worst game of the year. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 740 words, photos.


A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten. By Eric Olson. SENT: 580 words, photos.


A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 470 words, photos.


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