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

May 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

IOWA STATE PATROL-SUPERVISOR’S MOVE

IOWA CITY _ An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a promotion to western Iowa but recently claimed a new house in suburban Des Moines as his homestead, a review by The Associated Press shows. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 820 words, photo.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

ADEL — Kirsten Gillibrand is promising that, if elected president, she’ll only appoint Supreme Court justices who will support the Roe v. Wade decision, imposing a key legal litmus test that’s consistent with most Democrats’ values but which White House contenders don’t usually express so openly. By Will Weissert. SENT: 410 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION _ A developer needs just one more city council vote before he can implement proposed plans to transform a former Des Moines junior high school into an eclectic space featuring meeting rooms, restaurants, a bar and boutique hotel. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words.

BRIEFS:

HOMEMADE CANNON _ A July 17 trial starting date has been scheduled for an eastern Iowa man charged in the death of a woman hit by fragments from a homemade cannon.

CYCLIST KILLED-IOWA _ An 83-year-old cyclist has died after he was struck by a car near Iowa City on Monday morning.

CHASE SHOOTING _ Authorities say one driver was fatally shot during a three-vehicle chase in Council Bluffs.

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA _ A judge has ordered a trial moved for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer.

FATAL STABBING-DES MOINES _ A June sentencing has been scheduled for a man accused of using a stick or a broom handle to kill a Des Moines resident.

IOWA DATA CENTER-FACEBOOK _ A Des Moines suburb has approved a $400 million development agreement with social media giant Facebook for construction of another data center building.

SPORTS:

BKC--IOWA ST-GRILL

AMES — Iowa State has signed prep star Caleb Grill to a letter of intent. The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Grill, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Maize, Kansas, will be the fourth high school player in this year’s recruiting class. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 300 words.

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