BC-IA--Iowa News Digest 3:45 pm, IA
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 email@example.com. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.
For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.
AROUND THE STATE:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ A new store opening at Southern Hills Mall has a unique pricing structure. At “It’s $5,” prices drop as the week goes on. Co-owners Zach Dahlgren and Ryan Wager say the store sells merchandise purchased in bulk from online retailers or brick-and-mortar stores — either overstock or returned items or the merchandise left over after liquidation. The store gets a lot of merchandise — some of it quite a bit more costly than $5 — stuff the items in bins and lets the public peruse. Prices start at $5 and go down throughout the week. By Mason Dockter, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 905 words.
DES MOINES, Iowa _ A simple swipe on a mobile app can bring an endless buffet of foods to your door. Under pressure to meet customers’ growing demand for delivery, many local restaurants are turning to third-party services like Uber Eats and Grubhub. But those services come with fees that some restaurant owners say are cutting into their bottom lines. By Linh Ta. SENT IN ADVANCE: 883 words.
TEACHER ABUSE SENTENCE _ GLENWOOD, Iowa _ A former western Iowa art teacher and track coach accused of groping and having other sexual contact with a female student has been convicted of two counts.
BBC--Big Ten Championship
OMAHA, Neb. _ Fifth-seeded Nebraska plays Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament championship game. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
OMAHA, Neb. _ Brady Cherry homered during a four-run fourth inning and Ohio State held on to beat Minnesota 8-6 Sunday and reach the Big Ten Tournament championship game. The semifinal was postponed until Sunday because the length of games Saturday would have pushed the start time past the Big Ten’s 11 p.m. curfew.
BBC--NCAA Regional Sites
OMAHA, Neb. _ The 16 teams that will be hosts for the NCAA baseball tournament regionals are announced. The rest of the 64-team field will be unveiled Monday.
If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at email@example.com or 877-836-9477.