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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TRIBAL CASINO FIGHT

OMAHA, Neb. _ The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has scored another legal win in its fight to keep its casino in western Iowa open. By Margery A. Beck. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m. AP Photos pursuing.

IN BRIEF:

ANHYDROUS AMMONIA LEAK _ Authorities in central Iowa say a hazardous materials team has been called to Collins, where a 30,000-gallon anhydrous ammonia tank is leaking.

CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION-APPOINTMENT _ A Des Moines lawyer working for Iowa Workforce Development as an administrative law judge has been named the new director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission.

UNKNOWN COMPANY _ The leaders of an eastern Iowa city have promised to work with a company they know little about — including its name — but that could bring up to 200 new manufacturing jobs to town.

INFANT DIES-MURDER CHARGE _ A November trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby son in Oskaloosa.

SECOND BODY-IOWA CITY _ Authorities say a man whose body was found under a bridge in Iowa City died of natural causes.

SPORTS:

FBC–IOWA PREVIEW

IOWA CITY, Iowa _ Even after losing a program-high four early entrants to the NFL, Iowa likely has enough talent to win the Big Ten West. By Sports Writer Luke Meredith. SENT: 580 words, photos.

FBC–BIG TEN PREVIEW

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shake-up. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska built the second half of last season is expected to carry over into Scott Frost’s second year. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 910 words, photos.

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