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

October 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


PUBLIC RECORDS-IOWA — A judge says the city of Burlington and the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division broke Iowa law by refusing to turn over all records gathered in investigating a police officer’s accidental shooting of a Burlington woman. UPCOMING: 300 words.


DRUG SEIZURE-HALL COUNTY — Authorities say two Iowa residents were arrested in south-central Nebraska after a state trooper found several pounds of marijuana in their car.

DUBUQUE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING — A man has been given 30 months in prison for shooting into a Dubuque nightclub.

DES MOINES HOMICIDE — A woman has been imprisoned for her role in the slaying of a Des Moines man.



AMES — No. 6 West Virginia will head into the second Saturday in October as the Big 12′s last undefeated team. The elements of a potential upset appear to be in play for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Big 12). By Luke Meredith. SENT: 590 words, photos.


Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t need to spend a lot of time prepping for Saturday’s game. After returning from a road trip on which they faced a potent offense and an improved defense led by a second-year coach who expects to climb the Big Ten ladder, Ferentz’s Hawkeyes face virtually the same scenario this weekend at Indiana. By Michael Marot. SENT: 780 words, photos.


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