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

November 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



IOWA DOCTORS-MARIJUANA — Only about 325 of Iowa’s 7,000 doctors have certified people for Iowa’s new medical marijuana program, in part because many are uneasy about their role in the system. UPCOMING: 300 words.


POND RESCUE — Authorities say police officers rescued a woman who’d fallen through ice on a pond while trying to retrieve her dog.

CEDAR RAPIDS BLAZE — Authorities say a man was injured in a fire that destroyed a detached garage at his home in Cedar Rapids.



ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — The Paradise Jam tournament concludes Monday, highlighted by the championship game between Missouri and No. 12 Kansas State. The final day of the tournament opens with Kennesaw State facing Eastern Kentucky in the seventh-place game. That’s followed by Old Dominion playing Northern Iowa in the consolation final.


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 apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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