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

November 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



IOWA CITY — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has been accused of unfairly targeting a gay Democratic state senator when he was a federal prosecutor in Iowa. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 950 words.


GREYHOUND RACING-DUBUQUE — Wagering soared at the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque, but the state’s only dog track still faces a host of problems that leave its future in doubt. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SIOUX CITY HOMICIDE — A man has been formally charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of his roommate in Sioux City.

JAIL OUT OF ROOM — A sheriff says some criminals are walking free because his jail in central Iowa has no room to hold them.

ETHANOL PLANT SOLD — The DowDuPont cellulosic ethanol plant in central Iowa has been bought by a German biofuels company’s U.S. subsidiary.



IOWA CITY — Despite a 5-4 record, Northwestern holds all the cards in the Big Ten West title chase. The Wildcats will look to solidify their position with a game at Iowa on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 700 words, photos.


AMES — Once an afterthought, No. 23 Iowa State is now the hottest team in the Big 12. Iowa State has won a league-high four straight games. The Cyclones host Baylor on Saturday. Both teams need just one win to wrap up a bowl berth. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 590 words, photos.


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