Good morning! 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 Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court is expected to rule in three cases dealing with traffic cameras in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.

MEDICAID PRIVATIZATION — One of the companies that ran Iowa's newly privatized Medicaid program before quitting still owes up to $14.6 million for medical care provided to disabled, poor and elderly residents. UPCOMING: 300 words.


CARETAKER CHARGED — A Mason City man accused of sexually assaulting two of his caretaker clients has made a plea deal.

REST STOP SHOOTING — A woman has been found guilty of killing a truck driver at an Iowa rest stop along Interstate 80.



AMES — For the first time in a while, Iowa State will enter an opener that it's expected to win with ease. The Cyclones, fresh off one of the best seasons in school history, host South Dakota State of the FCS on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 640 words, photo.


IOWA CITY — Iowa's opener has all the makings of a truly memorable afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. If the Hawkeyes beat Northern Illinois as expected on Saturday, coach Kirk Ferentz will surpass beloved mentor Hayden Fry — who is scheduled to fly up to Iowa City for the occasion — with his 144th career victory with the school. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 700 words, photo.


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