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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IN BRIEF:

BOY BEHIND THE WHEEL — Officers who followed a car zig-zagging down a Des Moines street before it crashed were surprised to find a 10-year-old boy at the wheel with his 7-year-old brother riding shotgun.

INTERSTATE CLOSURE — Chemicals leaking from a semitrailer forced authorities to close a portion of Interstate 29 in western Iowa.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING — Authorities say bullet fragments struck two people after a handgun went off in a man's pocket at the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.

FIREWORKS FATALITY — Authorities say an 18-year-old man died after a fireworks accident in northeast Iowa.

CHASE CRASH — A man who led officers on a chase from eastern Nebraska into western Iowa has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on several Iowa charges.

MEDICATIONS TAKEN-NURSE — A nurse has been accused of stealing medications from patients at a nursing home in Dubuque.

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CAR--ARCA-GIRL POWER

NEWTON — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 600 words, photo.

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