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

February 13, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House finally pleaded not guilty Wednesday, nearly 10 months after his arrest.


TOKYO _ Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer famous for winning extremely rare acquittals in Japan, has been tapped to defend Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn as he battles charges of false financial reporting and breach of trust.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Almost no one knows the players and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football.

In Brief:

_POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say improper behavior by three police supervisors may have led to a shooting that killed a black man and wounded an officer.

_POLICE SHOOTING-NASHVILLE, from Nashville: An attorney has entered a not guilty plea for a white Nashville police officer indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of an armed black man.

_DENTIST OFFICE SHOOTING, from Kingsport: A Tennessee sheriff says a man has fatally shot his wife at the dentist office where she worked.

_COLD CASE SLAYING, from Sweetwater: A Tennessee prosecutor says a tip led authorities to charge a suspect in a cold-case slaying that has mystified investigators for 46 years.

_ATM-ROBBERIES-RING, from Plano, Texas: Federal prosecutors say 27 Houston residents have been indicted in the investigation of nearly $2.8 million stolen from ATMs in robberies targeting technicians servicing cash machines.

_GROCERY EMPLOYEE KILLED, from Birmingham, Ala.: A woman wanted in the Christmas Eve shooting death of an Alabama grocery store clerk has been arrested in Tennessee.

_COLLEGE-CHANGING GRADES, from Memphis: A former student at a private Tennessee college has pleaded guilty to downloading exams and changing grades to preserve his scholarship.

_PLANE CRASH-LAKE-BODIES, from Soddy-Daisy: A witness says he saw an airplane do a tight, low U-turn before it crashed in a Tennessee lake in January, killing the pilot and a passenger.

_FORT CAMPBELL-GENERAL, from Fort Campbell, Ky.: The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is welcoming a new commanding general.


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