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

May 6, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




FLIGHT SIMULATOR _ The Iowa Air National Guard is seeking support to locate an aircraft flight simulator at its base in Sioux City. UPCOMING: 250 words.


LAURA BUSH-UNI _ Former first lady of the United States Laura Bush is set to speak at a lecture series at the University of Northern Iowa.

JAIL ESCAPE-BRACELET _ Police have arrested a Polk County jail inmate who escaped by using another inmate’s identification bracelet.

FREEWAY FATAL CRASH _ Three people have died in a crash on Interstate 80 west of Coralville after a truck hit a car trying to cross from westbound lanes to the eastbound freeway.

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT _ A federal judge has sent back to North Dakota state court a lawsuit alleging the environmental group Greenpeace conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.


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