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

August 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

IOWA CITY —The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America’s heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

BOY SLAIN-IOWA — Police say an Iowa mother is wanted in the slaying of her 5-year-old son who died after a serious assault by her boyfriend.

BIRTHDAY BANK HEIST — A man has pleaded guilty to robbing an eastern Iowa bank on his birthday.

VETERANS MEMORIAL — A Dubuque racing group has approved a plan to spend $3.4 million on a veterans memorial for an island in the Mississippi River.

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