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

May 3, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TOP STORIES:

SPRING FLOODING-CITIES ENDURE

The Mississippi River through parts of the Midwest is at its highest level in 26 years, but apart from a few blocks of downtown Davenport, cities along the river have managed to stay largely dry. What have these riverside cities done in the past decades that have enabled them to protect homes and businesses from floodwater? By Margery Beck. AP Photos.

BRIEFS:

SIOUX CITY STABBING _ A friend of a 19-year-old Sioux City resident accused of stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend and another man testified that the defendant said he wanted to talk to the girl about their breakup and that he needed closure.

SHOT WHILE DRIVING _ A former college softball player fatally shot while driving in eastern Iowa will be memorialized Friday at a funeral Mass in her Kansas hometown.

SPORTS:

BKC--IOWA-MCCAFFERY

WEST DES MOINES _ Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talks about his roster, which is down four rotation players since March. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 450 words by 8 p.m.

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