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:

OBIT-IOWA CONGRESSMAN-BOSWELL

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa farmer and soldier turned politician who served 16 years in Congress, has died. He was 84. SENT: 750 words, photo. MOVED late Friday.

AROUND THE STATE:

ERIK'S CLOSET

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — An Iowa soup kitchen has stocked a room with clothes, bedding, toiletry and other items for people in need. SENT: 270 words.

EXCHANGES:

EXCHANGE-AGING RIVER SYSTEM

DUBUQUE, Iowa — In the final week of April, crews discovered cracks in the anchorage at Lock and Dam No. 11 in Dubuque. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 2,340 words, photos.

EXCHANGE-ARTIST AT THE FORGE

STRATFORD, Iowa — Ty Murray has been hitting pieces of red hot steel with a hammer since he was about 9 years old when he was introduced to the art by his dad, Bill Murray. By Hans Madsen. SENT: 925 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TODDLER ENDANGERED-MOTHER CHARGED — A Davenport woman accused of pouring rubbing alcohol on her 2-year-old disabled child and threatening to kill the toddler while live streaming the incident on social media will face charges in court next month.

— TRACTOR DEATH — A man has died after a tractor he was driving in northeastern Iowa rolled over on him.

— STILLBIRTH PREVENTION CAMPAIGN — The state is promoting a campaign to reduce the number of stillborn deaths in Kansas.

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