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

May 28, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER

BROOKVILLE, Ohio _ A swarm of apparent tornadoes so tightly packed that one may have crossed the path carved by another tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, smashing homes and blowing out windows. By Angie Want, John Minchillo and Kantele Franko. SENT: 775 words, photos. Will be updated.

With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-NEBRASKA-IOWA

_ IOWA TORNADOES

_ FLASH FLOODING-NEBRASKA

FLOOD BUYOUTS

MOSBY, Mo. _ Some property owners who accepted a buyout from the federal government because their homes are prone to regular flooding say they’ve grown frustrated with the long wait times to get their checks. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON _ It was supposed to be different this time. But three months into his second presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is struggling with some of the same challenges that sank his last bid: doubts about his electability, worries about support from minority voters and an opponent with deep ties to the party establishment. By Steve Peoples, Juana Summers and Hunter Woodall. SENT: 1,225 words, photos.

AROUND THE STATE:

OBIT-MATSCH

DENVER _ U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. Matsch, who was born in Burlington, Iowa, was 88. By Steven K. Paulson. SENT: 810 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

BACHELOR-FATAL CRASH _ A new sentencing date has been set for former “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules for leaving the scene of a fatal 2017 accident.

CEDAR RIVER RESCUE _ The Waterloo Fire Department reports it rescued two people marooned on an island in the Cedar River at Waterloo.

WINTERSET SHOOTING DEATH _ Authorities in south-central Iowa have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of a Winterset woman.

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