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BC-IA–Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

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 Iowa News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s 2017 stand-your-ground law doesn’t apply to defendants engaged in criminal activity prior to using deadly force. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 430 words.


CROP BUFFER — Iowa’s farmer-dominated conservation districts are calling for a state ban on planting crops within 30 feet of streams to improve water quality, but the state’s top agricultural official opposes the idea. SENT: 320 words.


PARK BATHROOMS CAMERA — An 18-year-old Ankeny man has been arrested after being accused of recording men in bathrooms at Des Moines Area Community College and a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines.

MISSING WOMAN-BODY — Northwestern Illinois police say a woman missing for weeks has been found dead at the home she shared with her boyfriend, who later apparently killed himself at a hotel.

MIAMI FLIGHTS — Airline passengers will soon have the option to take a non-stop flight from Des Moines to Miami.



AMES — The last-second win over Texas was cathartic for an Iowa State team that had suffered a series of heartbreaking defeats. The Cyclones will look to capitalize on that momentum — and clinch a third consecutive winning season — when they host Kansas on Saturday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 575 words, photos.


IOWA CITY — Illinois takes its stirring run in the Big Ten this season to another house of horrors on Saturday. No 19 Iowa has dominated the Fighting Illini over the past decade and has not lost to Illinois at home since 1999. Iowa also handed Illinois a 63-0 loss in Champaign a year ago, a defeat the Illini seem intent on answering for. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 675 words, photos.


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