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

May 14, 2019 GMT

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


UNDATED _ Authorities in Virginia say two missing Tennessee women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show.



KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The children of a woman who died of a torn aorta at a jail in downtown Kansas City allege in a lawsuit that staff joked as their mother lay curled up on the floor, crying in pain.

In Brief:

_EXECUTION-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee death row inmate Don Johnson has been moved to death watch ahead of his scheduled Thursday execution.

_HOUSE SPEAKER-TENNESSEE, from Memphis: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he is continuing to monitor the scandals surrounding House Speaker Glen Casada but says that it’s up to the House to determine its leader’s fate.

_POLICE OFFICER RAPE-LAWSUIT, from Chattanooga: 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: 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.

_EX-NOMINEE-NEW JOB, from Nashville: A former Tennessee Republican nominee for governor is joining Republican Gov. Bill Lee’s administration.

_CAREGIVER CHARGED, from Chattanooga: A caretaker at a home for disabled people in Tennessee has been accused of beating a patient with a leather belt.

_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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