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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3 pm, IA

May 11, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORY:

ELECTION 2020-BETO O’ROURKE

NEWTON, Iowa _ Beto O’Rourke barreled into the 2020 presidential race with breakneck energy and a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants campaign style that saw him leap atop tables to address overflow crowds with the organic, off-the-cuff candor that had made him a Texas sensation. By Will Weissert And Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

ENTICING JOB MARKET _ College graduates will be hitting a hot job market this spring if they’re ready to begin their careers, counselors and recruiters said. SENT: 350 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-FLOOD TOXINS

HAMBURG, Iowa _ Driving along a deeply rutted levee, Heath Smith points to a basketball, picnic basket and pink Big Wheel. By Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-EARLY GRADUATION

SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ Some Northwest Iowa high school seniors leave before commencement because they didn’t like school, are tired of what they described as a confining education experience, or don’t mesh well with classmates. By Bret Hayworth, Sioux City Journal. SENT: 730 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICER-SUSPECT SHOOTOUT _ Officials in northeastern Nebraska say a South Sioux City police officer and a suspect have been injured in a shootout outside a bar and liquor store.

HIT-AND-RUN DEATH _ Officials in western Iowa say a man has died after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a vehicle, and investigators are now searching for the driver.

PEPPER SPRAY AT SCHOOL _ Davenport school officials say several students had to be treated after a school resource officer deployed pepper spray during an incident at Central High School.

DRUG TAKE BACK-NEBRASKA-IOWA _ Federal drug enforcement officials say nearly 9 tons (8.16 metric tons) of medication was collected last month in Nebraska and Iowa as part of a program that allows the public to turn in unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs.

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