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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORY:

DES MOINES MURAL

DES MOINES, Iowa — Residents are raising money to update a Des Moines mural with the names of more than 150 people who have been shot to death in the city in the last 20 years. SENT: 270 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-SEEDY SIOUX CITY

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Hallie Misiaszek knows a good scandal when she sees one. By Earl Horlyk, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 575 words, photo.

EXCHANGE-IOWA HEMP

DES MOINES, Iowa — The momentum for legalizing industrial hemp in America is building. Iowa supporters of the once-prevalent crop, though, have moved on from being eager about its possibilities to feeling anxious to get growing. By Danny Lawhon, Des Moines Register. SENT: 930 words.

IN BRIEF:

— IOWA HOMICIDE-SUSPECT — A man accused of killing a 38-year-old mother in a random home invasion in Cedar Rapids has pleaded not guilty to charges in the case.

— DAVENPORT HOMICIDE — Police in eastern Iowa are investigating the death of a man in an overnight shooting.

— MEDICAID FRAUD CASE — Prosecutors say a northeastern Iowa pharmacist has been given probation after pleading to a misdemeanor in a Medicaid billing fraud case.

— IOWA LANDSCAPER INVESTIGATION — The Iowa Attorney General's office is investigating complaints about a bankrupt Des Moines landscaping business.

— VEGGIE TRAYS PULLED — A convenience store chain has removed some vegetable trays from its shelves after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

SPORTS:

GLF--PGA Tour Champions

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bernhard Langer takes a one-shot lead into the second round of Saturday's senior tour event in Iowa. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. CT.

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