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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 TRAIN DERAILMENT — Officials are blaming a bridge collapse for a train derailment that send freight cars careening into the flooded Floyd River. UPCOMING: 275 words.


INJURED GIRL’S DEATH — A trial has been delayed for two people charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl in Waterloo.

AMMONIA FERTILIZER-LEAK — Residents have returned to their homes following the release of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer in their northwest Iowa town.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — Authorities say a man died in Polk County Jail while awaiting trial on a murder charge.


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