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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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



DES MOINES — The Associated Press is monitoring events regarding Gov. Terry Branstad and the administration of President-elect Donald Trump and will have stories on merits.


DRUNKEN DRIVING PROGRAM — Woodbury County officials are again seeking legislative approval of a measure that would let people convicted of drunken driving stay out of jail if they passed twice-daily breathalyzer tests. UPCOMING: 275 words.


MASON CITY DOUBLE HOMICIDE — A January trial has been scheduled for a man accused of killing two people and trying to kill another in Mason City.

TAX FRAUD-PLEAS — The former owners of a West Des Moines bar have pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apdesmoines@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Iowa and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.