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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 5:15 pm, IA

October 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Incumbent Republican Rep. Rod Blum and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Abby Finkenauer, downplayed their own political scandals in the first of two planned debates before the Nov. 6 election for Iowa’s 1st District House seat. SENT: 300 words.



DUBUQUE, Iowa — Melinda Vize carefully placed the box in a two-wheeled bicycle trailer. Intended for children, the trailer instead safeguarded carefully wrapped burritos and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. By By Erik Hogstrom, Telegraph Herald. SENT: 815 words, photos.


DAVENPORT, Iowa — A few doors down from shoppers sipping on bubble tea and digging through clothing racks at NorthPark Mall in Davenport, Brad Cook raises a hatchet over his right shoulder. By Sarah Ritter, Quad-City Times. SENT: 915 words, photos.


—DAVENPORT HOMICIDE — A Davenport man has been arrested and charged in the June shooting death of another man.

— SEX ASSAULT CHARGES — A registered sex offender in Iowa faces new charges after investigators say he molested several young boys on camping trips to a Story County park.

— HOMELESS SHELTER SLAYING — The western Iowa jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of another homeless man at a Council Bluffs homeless shelter.



MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota hosts Iowa in the 112th edition of the rivalry, with the Hawkeyes having beaten the Gophers in 13 of the last 17 matchups for the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT.


STILLWATER, Okla. — No. 25 Oklahoma State hopes to keep up the pressure when the Cowboys host Iowa State on Saturday. The Cyclones’ offense has struggled this season, ranking last in the Big 12 in both scoring and yards this season, and the Cowboys lead the nation in sacks. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game time 2:30 p.m. Eastern.


FBC-BUTLER-DRAKE — Grant Kraemer threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns and Drake dominated Butler 36-6 on Saturday.

FBC-N DAKOTA ST-N IOWA — Easton Stick had two scoring runs and a touchdown pass and North Dakota State scored 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to turn a close game into a rout with a 56-31 thumping of Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley Football Conference play on Saturday.AP Photos IACN101, IACN102, IACN105, IACN107, IACN108, IACN114, IACN112, IACN110.


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