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

September 21, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

MISSOURI RIVER-SINKHOLES — The rise and fall of the Missouri River is keeping crews busy in parts of Council Bluffs as they fix broken sewer lines and fill sinkholes. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

TRIBAL COUNCIL CHARGED — A former Omaha Tribal Council member has been sentenced to five years of probation and told to pay more than $13,000 in restitution for misusing federal funds.

IOWA FLOODING — Floodwaters have filled basements, home and business floors and closed streets and highways in northwest Iowa.

GUNSHOTS EXCHANGED — Authorities have cleared two eastern Iowa police officers who exchanged gunshots with a man.

SPORTS:

FBC--AKRON-IOWA ST

AMES — The Iowa State community will close out a horrible week by coming together to watch the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 540 words, photos.

FBC--T25-WISCONSIN-IOWA

IOWA CITY — The first Big Ten game of the season for No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 675 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN-DOWN YEAR

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven’t been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29. By Tom Canavan. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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