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

August 3, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

MONTEZUMA — Investigators plan a news conference Friday to update the public on the search for a missing University of Iowa student. By Ryan J. Foley. Eds: Story and photo on merits from 10:30 a.m. news conference.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

LANDMARK TURBINE — A local official is proposing turning a gigantic wind turbine blade into a sculpture that would be a new local landmark for central Iowa community of Newton. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

INVASIVE WEED — Officials have confirmed that an invasive Asian weed has reached south-central Iowa.

BUS CRASH SETTLEMENT — Sioux City has negotiated a settlement worth $7.5 million to the victim of a November 2016 crash involving a city bus.

MARSHALLTOWN DONATION — Marshalltown’s largest employer has announced $1 million in aid to its employees and the community as they recover from the July 19 tornado that tore through the city.

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