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

September 2, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

MISSING STUDENT-IOWA

BROOKLYN, Iowa — The father of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts in an opinion piece spoke out against using his daughter’s death in support of “views she believed were profoundly racist,” a call that comes after President Donald Trump and others seized on the suspected killer’s immigration status to argue for changes in U.S. immigration laws. SENT: 400 words. AP Photo NYAG704.

MENTALLY CHALLENGED WOMAN-CONVICTION

ST. LOUIS — Supporters of a mentally challenged woman convicted in two states in the 1994 kidnapping and killing of two elderly women say she was actually a victim of the men involved in the crime and are pushing for her release. Advocates are now preparing a clemency request to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. SENT: 630 words. By Jim Salter. AP Photo NYAG704.CER803.

AROUND THE STATE:

BRIDGE WORK TOUR

BETTENDORF, Iowa — Iowa Department of Transportation officials are giving tours of the new $322 million bridge being built to connect Bettendorf to Moline, Illinois. SENT: 330 words. By the Quad-City Times.

AP Photo NYAG704.

IN BRIEF:

— BRIDGE REOPENS-SABULA — Motorists can again get across the Mississippi River at Sabula. AP Photo NYAG704.

— ZOO SEA LION DIES — A popular, elderly sea lion known has died at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines. AP Photo NYAG704.

SPORTS:

FBC-N IOWA-MONTANA

MISSOULA, Mont. — Dalton Sneed ran for one score and threw for another, helping Montana hold off Northern Iowa 26-23 Saturday night in Bobby Hauck’s first game back as Montana’s coach. SENT: 570 words. By Fritz Neighbor.

AP Photos NYAG704.CER803.NENH111, IAMP116, NENH107, CODZ122, NCCB115, CODZ115, CODZ112, IAMP115.MTMIS322, MTMIS321.

FBC--WEATHER WOES

LINCOLN, Neb. — The first big weekend of the college football season was marred by weather problems across the country Saturday, with officials calling off games at Nebraska and Iowa State and delays hitting stadiums from the Air Force Academy in Colorado to the Southeast. SENT: 500 words. By College Football Writer Eric Olson.

AP Photos NYAG704.CER803.NENH111, IAMP116, NENH107, CODZ122, NCCB115, CODZ115, CODZ112, IAMP115.

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