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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



IOWA CITY — Investigators have recovered a body believed to be that of a 20-year-old Iowa college student who vanished from a small town one month ago, a spokesman for a reward fund said Tuesday. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 250 words. Will be updated.


SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet. Nineteen states, including Iowa, and the District of Columbia sued and last month secured a restraining order to stop that process, and now they want to make that permanent by having the judge convert the restraining order into an injunction. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 525 words.


OFFICERS MEMORIAL-DES MOINES — The Des Moines City Council has approved construction of a memorial to Des Moines police officers who died while on duty.

SLAYING-DUBUQUE WOMAN — A trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing a woman at her home in Dubuque.

SEX TRAFFICKING-5 STATES — Police in South Carolina say two people trafficked a 16-year-old girl for sex through five states.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Residents and businesses in parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa are pumping out flooded basements and cleaning up the muck left behind from flooding caused by inch upon inch of rain.



IOWA CITY — The Hawkeyes have some key spots to fill on defense — and their opener is just 11 days away. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.


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