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

October 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.

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WASHINGTON — The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation by week’s end. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 750 words, photos. NOTE Iowa interest.


MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — It will likely take a year to repair a county courthouse in central Iowa that sustained damage when a tornado swept through the area this summer, officials said. Only a few Marshall County employees have been allowed into the 132-year-old courthouse since the July 19 tornado, The Times-Republican reported. SENT: 250 words.


HAUNTED JAIL — A group that studies paranormal activity wants to examine the former Winnebago County jail, but officials worry that allowing the visit could create liability problems.

IOWA GOVERNOR-DEBATE — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell will meet in the Des Moines area for their first debate.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Des Moines police are investigating the early morning shooting death of a man.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Des Moines police are investigating the early morning shooting death of a man.

SOGGY FORECAST — Heavy rain is expected across most of Iowa and parts of Nebraska over the next week, so forecasters are warning that flooding will be a concern.



Before the season, Kansas State and Iowa State seemed like they had a somewhat reasonable chance to compete for a spot in the Big 12 title game. The Wildcats even got two first-place votes in the preseason poll, same as West Virginia. The punchless Wildcats and Cyclones are already in danger of falling out of the league race. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 675 words, photos.


UNDATED — GAME OF THE WEEK No. 19 Texas (4-1, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0). For the first time since 2012, the Longhorns and Sooners are both ranked for their annual matchup at the State Fair of Texas where the crowd splits 50-50 in burnt orange and crimson. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger hasn’t thrown an interception in the past month during the first four-game winning streak for the Longhorns since 2013. Kyler Murray threw for a career-high 432 yards with six TDs and also ran for a score when the three-time defending Big 12 champion Sooners beat Baylor last weekend for their 26th win in 27 Big 12 regular season games since a 2015 loss in the Red River rivalry.AP Photos NYDD226, NYDD227, NYDD228, NYDD229. SENT: 500 words


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