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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING TODAY:

BIRTH CENTER CLOSING — A man whose name is on a public hospital in Iowa says he's shocked to learn it will be closing its birth center. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

FREE RIDE — A Des Moines teacher has given his father's old vehicle to a student from Africa to help her get a good start in college.

ANIMAL ORDINANCE RULING — A judge has ordered the release of four dogs in Jasper County, saying the county's ordinance regarding vicious animals is unconstitutional.

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