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BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

May 20, 2019

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

SUDAN IMMIGRANTS-GRADUATION _ Six children will gather in Storm Lake this weekend to watch their youngest sibling graduate from high school, decades after their parents emigrated from war-torn Sudan to the United States. SENT: 380 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

HEALTH CARE FRAUD _ Authorities say an Omaha man defrauded Medicare and Medicaid in a scheme involving recipients in Nebraska, Iowa and other states.

BACHELOR-FATAL CRASH _ A judge has refused to delay sentencing for a northern Iowa farmer who appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” and who was involved in a fatal crash.

IOWA INCENTIVES _ State incentives have been approved for a plant expansion that could create 32 new jobs in Mason City and construction of a new plant to replace plants destroyed by a tornado near Pella.

UNDERWEIGHT BABY-PARENTS CHARGED _ A July sentencing has been scheduled for an Iowa mom and dad whose underweight 3-month-old daughter tested positive for cocaine.

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