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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

November 14, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

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Top Stories:


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States is facing a class-action lawsuit from formerly detained immigrants who say they were paid as little as $1 per day as part of “volunteer” work programs.


UNDATED — Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee.



FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been indicted on charges of killing her in an off-duty shooting at the sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

In Brief:

—FEDERAL UTILITY-CEO RETIREMENT, from Nashville: The chief executive officer of the nation’s largest public utility has announced his plans to retire.

—WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING, from Nashville: A judge says the man charged with killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House is liable in a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by a victim’s mother.

—OIL SPILL, from Murfreesboro: A Murfreesboro man is under arrest after officials say he admitted to spilling 20,000 gallons of used motor oil, antifreeze and wastewater at Volunteer Oil Services.

—NASHVILLE-NEW HUB, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that professional services firm Ernst and Young plans to bring up to 600 jobs to Nashville.

—REGENTS-COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, from Nashville: The Tennessee Board of Regents says it has appointed presidents at Northeast State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville.

—HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION, from Chattanooga: A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home.

—STOLEN PUP, from Memphis: A stolen puppy has been returned to a 12-year-old boy in Tennessee whose family says he was shoved to the ground in the theft.


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