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BC-IA--Iowa News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IA

May 23, 2019 GMT

Good morning! 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 also can 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.


Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.




JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri’s capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. By David A. Lieb. SENT:


WOMAN WOUNDED-CHASE _ Authorities say a 20-year-old woman was shot in a leg while chasing would-be car thieves in Council Bluffs.

WIFE SHOT _ Authorities say a man shot his wife in western Iowa after mistaking her for an intruder trying to get into their home.

BAR FIGHT-DEFENSE _ A man who had said he was only defending himself when he beat another man at a central Iowa bar has been given 50 years in prison.



OKLAHOMA CITY _ Wednesday’s winners - Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Baylor - will try to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. All NewsNows.

Kansas vs. Kansas State

9:00 a.m.

TCU vs. Oklahoma

12:30 p.m.

Texas Tech vs. West Virginia

4:00 p.m.

Baylor vs. Oklahoma State

7:30 p.m.


OMAHA, Neb. _ All four bottom seeds won on the opening day of the Big Ten Tournament and will be trying to take control of their brackets Thursday.

BBC--Big Ten-Illinois-Michigan, 10 a.m.

BBC--Big Ten-Minnesota-Indiana, 2 p.m.

BBC--Big Ten-Ohio St-Maryland, 6 p.m.

BBC--Big Ten-Iowa-Nebraska, 10 p.m.


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