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.

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TOP STORIES:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA — The killing of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has prompted criticism of the U.S. immigration system because the man charged in her death is a Mexican farmworker. But the victim's father told mourners he's been embraced by the local Hispanic community. SENT: 420 words, photos.

With:

— MISSING STUDENT-IOWA-THE LATEST

— FBH--MISSING STUDENT-FOOTBALL

LAKE CONNECTION-WATERLOO — An effort to connect a popular lake in Waterloo to the Cedar River appears to be sunk by Iowa officials who contend the move would hurt recreation opportunities and require costly maintenance. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

CHILD KILLED-NEW TRIAL — A third trial is set to begin for an Illinois man convicted of the 1990 killing of a 9-year-old girl in Iowa. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

TODDLER SHOT — The father of 2-year-old who'd shot himself with his dad's gun at a suburban Des Moines hotel has been charged.

OTTUMWA SHOOTING DEATH — An 18-year-old man is accused of shooting to death another man in Ottumwa.

DISTRIBUTION FACILITY CLOSING — A longtime Sioux City food distribution facility will be closing next week, affecting the jobs of 30 people.

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