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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

May 7, 2019

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 apdesmoines@ap.org. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




IOWA CITY _ An Iowa State Patrol supervisor received $40,000 in relocation benefits as part of a promotion to western Iowa but recently claimed a new house in suburban Des Moines as his homestead, a review by The Associated Press shows. By Ryan J. Foley.


SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION _ A developer is moving ahead with plans to transform a former Des Moines junior high school into an eclectic space featuring meeting rooms, boutique hotel, bar and restaurants. UPCOMING: 300 words.


CHASE SHOOTING _ Authorities say one driver was fatally shot during a three-vehicle chase in Council Bluffs.

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA _ A judge has ordered a trial moved for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer.

FATAL STABBING-DES MOINES _ A June sentencing has been scheduled for a man accused of using a stick or a broom handle to kill a Des Moines resident.

IOWA DATA CENTER-FACEBOOK _ A Des Moines suburb has approved a $400 million development agreement with social media giant Facebook for construction of another data center building.


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