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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has blocked Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller from joining 21 states and six large cities in a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration policy easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants. By David Pitt. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3:30 p.m.


URBANDALE _ Iowa Congressman Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether “there would be any population of the world left” if not for births due to rape and incest. SENT: 160 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


CHASE CRASH _ A man already sentenced to prison for firing at Iowa officers during a chase has been given Nebraska prison time for his crimes in that state. SENT: 290 words, photo.


WOMAN’S BODY-SUITCASE _ A 37-year-old Missouri man is charged with kidnapping the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was found on a hillside in southwest Missouri.

CHILD DIES-WOMAN’S MEDICATIONS _ Authorities say a 2-year-old child died in Des Moines after ingesting a woman’s prescription medications.

TROUBLED JAIL _ Warren County supervisors have rejected construction bids for a new courthouse and jail because they came in millions over budget.

INJURED DEPUTY DIES _ Authorities say a northwest Iowa sheriff’s deputy has died following a crash in her patrol vehicle.

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA _ The homeless man who pleaded guilty to killing a former Iowa State golfer has told a judge that he’s sorry for his crime.


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