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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 2:40 pm, IA

July 14, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

AROUND THE STATE:

FREE INTERNET-VALLEY JUNCTION

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A project being funded by Microsoft and federal grants will provide free internet to the Valley Junction area of West Des Moines. SENT: 320 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-PRESERVING BEES

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Despite facing myriad challenges, local beekeepers and conservation officials are striving to preserve populations of honeybees and other critical pollinators. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 910 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-OPTICAL ILLUSION

DYSART, Iowa — The Main Street in Dysart is typical of those you find in other small Iowa communities — except for the giant gorge painted in the middle of the road. By Linh Ta, Des Moines Register. SENT: 1,185 words.

IN BRIEF:

— WOMAN FOUND DEAD — Law enforcement officials in northwestern Iowa are investigating the death of a South Dakota woman whose body was found in a camper.

— LIGHTNING-MEN STRUCK — Authorities say two men are recovering after being struck by lightning near a central Iowa golf course.

— BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS — An Iowa charity is seeking donations to provide new, fully-stocked backpacks to children in the foster care system.

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