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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SPECIAL AUDIT-TWO JOBS — State auditors say a man employed full time by an eastern Iowa city and a nearby water and sanitary district likely didn't put in his 40 hours at both jobs and spent hundreds of working hours at casinos.

WATERLOO SHOOTINGS — Authorities say a woman died after one of two shootings in Waterloo.

SPIRIT LAKE EXPLOSION — Authorities say a man was hospitalized after an explosion rocked a plant in northwest Iowa, setting off a fire.

GOVERNOR-DEBATES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and her Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell have agreed to three televised debates in October.

BOY DIES — A Des Moines woman has been charged with child endangerment over the death of her 2-year-old brother.

GUN CRIMES-MACHINE MATCH — Des Moines police have installed a machine that officials say will help detectives solve gun crimes faster.

GUNSHOTS EXCHANGED — A Vinton man who authorities say fired a gun toward officers has been charged with three crimes.



AMES — For all of the progress Iowa State has made recently, its offensive line remains a sore spot. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.


IOWA CITY — After two games, Iowa has the best Power Five defense in the country — and one of the worst offenses in America. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.


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