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

March 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PANIC BUTTON-SCHOOLS _ Dubuque Community Schools leaders are proposing that staffers be equipped with a panic button app on their smartphones that could alert co-workers and 911 dispatchers to an emergency.

CHURCH GRAFFITI _ A reward has been offered for information about whoever spray-painted Bible verses, racist language and swastikas on an Iowa City church.



Maryland and second-place Iowa, who dominated the regular season, seem destined for a rematch in the conference tournament title game. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


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