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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

May 14, 2019 GMT

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. 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.

Top Story:

The AP is staffing appearances by Gov. Bill Lee in Memphis. Story on merits.

In Brief:

POLICE OFFICER RAPE-LAWSUIT, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ The FBI is investigating the case of a Chattanooga police officer who’s accused of raping women while on the job.

JUDGE CENSURE-CONSPIRACY POSTS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ County commissioners in Tennessee have voted in support of censuring a criminal court judge who posted links to anti-immigration articles and anti-Jewish conspiracy theories on social media.

CAREGIVER CHARGED, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ A caretaker at a home for disabled people in Tennessee has been accused of beating a patient with a leather belt.

EX-NOMINEE-NEW JOB, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A former Tennessee Republican nominee for governor is joining Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s administration.

IMMIGRATION DETENTION-NEW MEXICO, from ESTANCIA, N.M. _ A closed private prison in central New Mexico may reopen to hold immigrants being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


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