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

October 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.


HOME AT LAST — The remains of a U.S. soldier who died fighting in World War II have been returned to his native Iowa more than 70 years after he was buried as an unknown at an American military cemetery in France. SENT: 270 words. Photos requested from Mason City Globe Gazette.


COUNCIL BLUFFS SLAYING — A suspect in a western Iowa slaying has surrendered.

CENTRAL IOWA FIRE — Authorities say a woman and her son were rescued from a house fire that killed a man in central Iowa.

REMAINS RETURNING — The remains of a Nebraska sailor who died at Pearl Harbor and a Nebraska soldier killed in during a World War II battle in Germany have been identified and are being returned for final burial. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

TWO KILLED — Authorities say two people died after a head-on collision in southeast Iowa.



IOWA CITY — In an effort to transform Iowa, Cordell Pemsl transformed himself. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 5 p.m.


AMES — Iowa State freshman Ashley Joens could be a game-changing player. UPCOMING: 500 words by 8 p.m.


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