BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or email@example.com.
A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
FERAL CATS-DES MOINES _ The Des Moines City Council has approved a new effort to round up feral cats throughout the city and then spay or neuter the animals before releasing them back into neighborhoods. UPCOMING: 250 words.
FIREARMS COURSE-IOWA SCHOOLS _ Two rural northeast Iowa school districts intend to offer firearms safety courses for middle school students this spring.
FIREWORKS FINES-BIG SHOW _ The Fort Dodge City Council has approved a plan to use a portion of fireworks fines to help pay for a professional pyrotechnics show on Independence Day.
IOWA CITY _ Western Carolina plays Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
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