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

September 19, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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The cases are very similar: a talented young woman was stabbed to death by a male stranger while doing an athletic activity alone in a normally safe place in Iowa. The response from politicians, however, has been very different. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 900 words.





WASHINGTON — Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn’t do in high school. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,045 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

CLOCK TOWER REPAIRS — County officials in central Iowa plan to make a 3D scan of a historic courthouse clock tower to study how to repair the structure. SENT: 265 words. Photos requested.

KIDNEY WRONGLY REMOVED — A South Dakota surgeon is denying that he breached the standard of care when he removed the healthy kidney of an Iowa woman who was supposed to have an adrenal gland removed. The woman sued last month, alleging professional negligence that she says resulted in an incurable disease in her remaining kidney. UPCOMING: 250 words.


MAN SLAIN-STEPSON CHARGED — A northeast Iowa man has been convicted of shooting to death his stepfather at the home they shared.

FIELD OF DREAMS VANDALISM — A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” has changed his plea to guilty. Eds: Note photos.

STUDENT KILLED-IOWA — The farmhand charged in the abduction and stabbing death of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

NEW HOME FOR RECORDS — Library trustees have rejected a proposal to let a genealogy group keep its material at the Mason City Public Library.

HOME INVASION-DATH — A Des Moines resident has been convicted of killing an Urbandale man after breaking into the man’s home and stabbing him.


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