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

August 20, 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. Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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VETERANS MEMORIAL — A Dubuque racing group hopes to spend $3.4 million on a veterans memorial for an island in the Mississippi River that’ll include walkways, a waterfall and a sculpture. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 275 words.

ELDRIDGE INDUSTRIAL PARK — Leaders of the Quad Cities suburb of Eldridge are moving to create a commercial and industrial park in the hopes of attracting new employers and lowering property taxes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


STICKERS FOR A CASKET — Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia.

PATIENT ATTACKED-CHARGES — A man accused of trying to smother a fellow state psychiatric hospital patient has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iowa prison.

TODDLER SHOT — Authorities say a 2-year-old who’d shot himself with his father’s gun at a suburban Des Moines hotel is expected to soon leave a hospital.

DAVENPORT SUPERINTENDENT-ETHICS COMPLAINT — The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has reprimanded the Davenport school superintendent for spending more than the state allows districts to spend.

STORE EMBEZZLEMENT-MANAGER — A 55-year-old woman has been ordered to pay back more than $32,000 she stole from her employer in Mason City.

FATAL STABBING-MASON CITY — A trial is expected to begin Monday of a man accused of stabbing to death a Mason City resident.

SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA — Forecasters have issued flood warnings and watches in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as heavy rain continues to fall.

BOSWELL SERVICES — Funeral services in Lamoni have been announced for former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell of Iowa.


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