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 Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or

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LAKE CONNECTION-WATERLOO — An effort to connect a popular lake in Waterloo to the Cedar River appears to be sunk by the opposition of state officials who contend the move would hurt recreation opportunities and require costly maintenance. UPCOMING: 275 words.

CHILD KILLED-NEW TRIAL — A third trial will begin this week for an Illinois man twice convicted of killing a 9-year-old girl, whose body was found in 1990 in Davenport. UPCOMING: 275 words.


OTTUMWA SHOOTING DEATH — An 18-year-old man is accused of shooting to death another man in Ottumwa.

DISTRIBUTION FACILITY CLOSING — A longtime Sioux City food distribution facility will be closing next week, affecting the jobs of 30 people.


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