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

May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



IOWA CITY — Two women who lost legs when they were hit trying to walk through trains blocking the same Iowa site are suing the railroad for allegedly ignoring a decades-long safety hazard. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 600 words.


BLACKLISTED COMPANY — Des Moines has lost a lawsuit and been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in damages to a construction company it blacklisted.


DAVENPORT SHOOTING-OFFICER INVOLVED — Authorities say an officer shot a driver who’d been trying to flee the scenes of several crashes in Davenport.


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