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

March 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.




DENMARK, S.C. _ Some Democratic presidential candidates are turning to rural and small-town America in the early stages of the 2020 campaign. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,150 words, photo.


HOME DAY CARE-COMPLAINTS _ State social workers tried to contact a Johnston home day care operator about complaints she was caring for too many children in past years but were unable to make contact, raising questions after a child was found unresponsive at the residence and later died. UPCOMING: 275 words.


WORKPLACE FATALITY _ An Iowa safety agency has proposed fining a Dubuque manufacturer nearly $26,000 over the workplace death of a Wisconsin man.

SEX ABUSE-CLIENT _ A 63-year-old care program supervisor has been accused of sexually abusing a client in Davenport.

ARSON ARREST _ A man already accused of setting a fire that injured two people at his eastern Iowa home has been charged with attempted murder.



OKLAHOMA CITY _ No. 1 Baylor faces No. 19 Iowa State in the Big 12 women’s championship game. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time: 8 p.m.


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