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

February 12, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



DES MOINES _ Former Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at Drake University. By Thomas Beaumont. Story, photos on merits. Speech scheduled for 7 p.m.

CONGRESS-JONI ERNST _ _ After being questioned by an Iowa newspaper, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst has repaid $1,900 for a tax break she had incorrectly been claiming on her Washington condo. UPCOMING: 275 words.


BANK HEIST-LE MARS _ Federal charges have been filed against two Sioux City residents accused of robbing a bank in northwest Iowa.

MOTORIZED CART-LAWSUIT _ A man has lost his lawsuit against a store over use of a motorized store cart in Mason City.



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. _ It’s going to be a big week for the top teams in both the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 810 words, photos.


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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