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AP-IA--Iowa News Digest 1:30 pm, IA

July 31, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MONTEZUMA — Investigators are planning to update the public Tuesday afternoon on the search for a 20-year-old Iowa college student who vanished from a small town two weeks ago. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Developing from 1:30 p.m. news conference.



DENVER — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world’s largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between — adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated — show still widely accepted industry practices, but were aimed at pressuring Brazilian-based JBS to abandon them. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 895 words, photos. Eds: Note Iowa mention.

LEASE GAPS — The University of Iowa has launched a new program that offers temporary housing for students who have lease gaps. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

CIVIL RIGHTS PANEL-CHANGES — Davenport’s leading civil rights watchdog says a proposed restructuring of the city’s civil rights commission could potentially breach the panel’s ability to act independently. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


BRIAR CLIFF PRESIDENT — The interim leader of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City has been named the new president.

DOG NEGLECT — A man who operated a western Iowa kennel and training facility where dog carcasses and dozens of malnourished dogs and puppies were found has pleaded not guilty.

TRAFFIC CAMERAS-IOWA — Des Moines officials say nearly 8,000 tickets have been issued to speeders in the first month of renewed operation of an Interstate 235 traffic camera.

ARSON ARREST — A trial has been scheduled for a Dubuque man who police say told officers he set his apartment ablaze so he could get arrested and have a bed and three meals a day while in custody.

SECURITY BREACH-MEDICAL SYSTEM — A major Iowa hospital and medical clinic system has notified about 1.4 million patients and former patients about a computer breach that might have exposed their personal information.

DAUGHTER’S DEATH-TRIAL — A western Iowa woman who authorities say gave unprescribed antidepressants to her 8-year-old daughter has been found guilty of child endangerment causing death.



IOWA CITY — Iowa senior safety Brandon Snyder is leaving the program as a graduate transfer and offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs will be suspended for the season opener after getting charged with intoxicated driving. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz announced both moves on Tuesday. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 360 words.


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