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:

STOPPED TRAINS-INJURIES

IOWA CITY — Two Iowa women who lost limbs when they were struck while trying to climb through trains that were blocking the road sued the railroad Thursday for allegedly ignoring a safety hazard that's left a trail of horrific injuries. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 630 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

BLACKLISTED COMPANY — Des Moines has lost a lawsuit and been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in damages to a construction company it blacklisted. UPCOMING: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

IOWA OFFICER CHARGED — A southeast Iowa police officer accused of attacking her girlfriend has been fired.

IOWA GOVERNOR DEBATE — Democrats vying to be Iowa's next governor lobbed criticism at perceived front-runner Fred Hubbell during a televised debate that largely was driven by policy discussions.

DRUG REFILLS-SETTLEMENT — A Dubuque health center has agreed to pay nearly $48,000 to settle allegations that employees without proper credentials filled or refilled prescriptions.

DAVENPORT SHOOTING-OFFICER INVOLVED — Authorities say an officer shot a driver who'd been trying to flee the scenes of several crashes in Davenport.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

FBN--PACKERS-JACKSON — The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round draft pick Josh Jackson from Iowa.

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