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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

IOWA OFFICIAL-EXPERT WITNESS

IOWA CITY _ A top aide to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is working as a paid expert witness in a private property lawsuit, backing a family that is seeking millions of dollars from neighbors in a commercial zoning dispute. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 760 words, photo.

STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS:

PENCE-IOWA

WAUKEE _ Vice President Mike Pence will visit a business in suburban Des Moines and deliver remarks on a pending trade deal with Canada and Mexico. Story on merits. Photos planned.

AROUND THE STATE:

FEMA-FLOOD BUYOUTS

NEW ORLEANS _ A new study finds FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently. By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 775 words, photo.

FLOOD WALL-CEDAR RAPIDS _ Cedar Rapids officials gathered with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders and members of Iowa’s congressional delegation for a groundbreaking ceremony of a new flood gate to protect part of downtown from Cedar River flooding. SENT: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION APPEAL _ The Iowa Court of Appeals says the Sioux City Human Rights Commission may sue the owners of rental properties for housing discrimination for rejecting renters with disabilities who asked to keep companion animals in their homes.

CEDAR RAPIDS HOMICIDE _ Authorities have arrested another suspect in the 2017 shooting death of a man whose body was found in a Cedar Rapids alley.

FATAL SHOOTING-WINDFALL RAGE _ Prosecutors say an Iowa woman charged in a Chicago man’s slaying was furious that he’d refused to share a financial windfall with her.

GUNSHOTS EXCHANGED _ A man who exchanged gunshots with officers in eastern Iowa has been given 10 years in prison.

VEHICULAR HOMICIDE-DES MOINES _ A driver has been given probation and suspended prison time for the crash death of another driver in Des Moines.

ELECTION 2020-SENATE-GREENFIELD _ Iowa Democrat Theresa Greenfield raised more than $1.1 million from July through September in her campaign for the seat held by Republican Sen. Joni Ernst.

RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLATIONS-MORATORIUM _ A south-central Iowa county has imposed a moratorium on new wind turbine installations.

SPORTS:

FBC–

BKC–IOWA-MEDIA DAY

IOWA CITY _ After redshirting his second season at Iowa, Jack Nunge will look to make an impact in the Hawkeyes’ frontcourt in 2019-20. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBC–WEST VIRGINIA-KENDALL

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. _ Coaches and teammates are rallying behind West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall as fans question his ability to lead the team following another multiple-interception game. Kendall leads the Big 12 with 190 pass attempts. He knows he needs to limit his mistakes in order for the Mountaineers to have a chance to win games with Brock Purdy and Iowa State up next on Saturday. By John Raby. SENT: 675 words, photos.

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