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

July 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

BROOKLYN — State and federal agents are investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old University of Iowa student who has been missing for nearly a week in eastern Iowa. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m..

AROUND THE STATE:

NURSING HOME CITED — The state has proposed fining a northern Iowa nursing home nearly $30,000, in part over the treatment of an 87-year-old woman officials said was in pain and may not have had water several days before her death. SENT: 380 words.

MASON CITY LAWSUIT — A former school district official in northern Iowa has filed a lawsuit alleging gender and wage discrimination. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

AG COMPANIES-TARIFFS-AID — Wall Street is flooding into the agricultural sector on reports that the Trump administration is preparing a plan that would send billions in aid to U.S. farmers hurt by tariffs. Eds: Note Iowa interest.

SLAYING-DUBUQUE WOMAN — A 53-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a woman at her home in Dubuque.

BODY FOUND-TRACKS — An eastern Iowa sheriff says a man whose body was found near tracks died after falling or jumping off a moving train.

BODY RECOVERED — Authorities say a body recovered from the Upper Iowa River in northeast Iowa was that of a Florida woman.

DAVENPORT FIRE-BODY — A Scott County jury has convicted a man of killing a man whose body was found burning near a Davenport street.

SPORTS:

FBC--IOWA-HESSE

CHICAGO — Iowa senior Parker Hesse is a bit undersized for a defensive end in the Big Ten. But coach Kirk Ferentz loves his compete level. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN MEDIA DAYS

CHICAGO — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer talks at Big Ten football media day, one day after he fired longtime assistant Zach Smith after he was charged last week with misdemeanor criminal trespass after a dispute with his ex-wife. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--OKLAHOMA ST-MINNESOTA-STADIUM GAME — Minnesota will play Oklahoma State on Nov. 30 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic will also include contests between North Dakota State and Drake and between South Dakota State and Northern Iowa.

BKC--MAUI INVITATIONAL-BRACKET — Five-time Maui Invitational champion Duke will open against San Diego State in the quarterfinals of this year’s bracket, with a potential showdown against Arizona or Gonzaga in the title game. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

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