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

May 21, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




IOWA CITY _ Chris Soules, the Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor,” is expected to be sentenced on Tuesday for leaving the scene of a 2017 rear-end crash that killed a farmer and that derailed Soules’ celebrity image. Soules faces up to 2 years in prison but his attorneys are asking for probation. By Ryan J. Foley. UPCOMING: 400 words.


SPRING FLOODING-DAVENPORT _ Officials in Davenport say the city’s public works department has spent more than $1 million on flood-fighting efforts and that figure will surely increase as more costs are added and further flooding is possible. UPCOMING: 275 words.


WATERLOO MARINA _ Waterloo officials are moving ahead with plans for a downtown marina along the Cedar River.

CEDAR RAPIDS GUN VIOLENCE _ Hundreds of students walked out of their Cedar Rapids high school to call for actions to address gun violence following the recent killings of two teenagers.

FEDERAL COURTHOUSE-IOWA _ Community leaders in Des Moines are continuing to oppose plans for a $137 million federal courthouse on the city’s riverfront.



OMAHA, Neb. _ Indiana is the top seed for the Big Ten Tournament, which returns to TD Ameritrade Park for the second straight year. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 4 p.m.


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