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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 770 words, photo.


COUNCIL BLUFFS — President Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Council Bluffs.


PANHANDLING ORDINANCES — The Des Moines City Council has repealed the city’s panhandling ordinance.

FATAL HOUSE FIRE-TRIAL — A man has been found guilty in the deaths of two girls in a Guthrie County house fire.

1992 HOMICIDE ARREST — A March trial has been scheduled for an Iowa grandmother charged with killing a man in 1992.


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