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

May 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TOP STORIES:

SIOUX CITY CENTER _ Sioux City officials have approved nearly $15 million for a new center featuring 80,000 feet of exposition space with hopes of attracting a range of events, from trade show to sports tournaments. UPCOMING: 275 words.

BRIEFS:

FATAL CRASH-CHARGE _ A man has been given 25 years in prison for being intoxicated when his pickup truck struck a minivan in Waterloo, killing a baby inside.

DOCTOR-DRUG SENTENCE _ A doctor who worked in Aberdeen has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in prison and fined $20,000 for illegally distributing a prescription painkiller.

FATHER KILLED _ An Iowa City man accused of fatally beating his father is scheduled to enter a plea Tuesday and be sentenced.

CHURCH THEFTS _ A bookkeeper is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from at least three Open Bible Churches in the Des Moines area.

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