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TOP STORIES:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-IOWA

DES MOINES, Iowa — Demand for vaccines in Iowa has dropped dramatically and for this week the state ordered 2,450 doses, an Iowa Department of Public Health spokeswoman said. Last week, Iowa ordered more than twice that number. By David Pitt. UPCOMING: About 350 words.

AROUND THE STATE:

COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SECURITY BREACH

DES MOINES, Iowa — The FBI is now working with the Des Moines Area Community College on a data security breach that has led to days of the school being shut down. SENT: 170 words.

DICAMBA LAWSUIT-GRAPE GROWERS

LUBBOCK, Texas — Wine grape growers in Texas and surrounding states filed a lawsuit last week against drug-maker Bayer-Monsanto and chemical giant BASF for the damage their cotton herbicide has caused to vineyards. SENT: 325 words. NOTE Iowa interest.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING BOY-IOWA — A sheriff announced Wednesday that roughly $15,000 and counting has been pledged as a reward for information that helps investigators find out what happened to a missing Iowa boy.

MURDER CASE-SUICIDE DEFENSE — A Dubuque man has again been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2017 knife death of his girlfriend.

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