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

January 30, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


Tennessee’s top Republican legislative leaders say they both favor a fetal heartbeat abortion ban. Similar laws are moving through the federal court system as abortion opponents hope a conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court will limit abortion rights.


TOKYO _ Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, in his first interview since his arrest in November, blamed fellow executives opposed to forging closer ties with the automaker’s French alliance partner Renault for scheming against him, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported Wednesday. The financial daily said it spoke with Ghosn for 20 minutes earlier in the day at the Tokyo Detention Center, where the 64-year-old star executive has been held since Nov. 19. By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

ARREST WARRANT-SHOOTING, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee man is accused of shooting at police and bail bondsmen who were attempting to serve him with arrest warrants.

VANDERBILT BASEBALL-ALCOHOL, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Vanderbilt University’s baseball stadium is set to start pouring beer for fans, but only in a premium section of the ballpark.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS-HOUSING, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The University of Memphis says it wants to begin operating an independent student apartment complex to improve its aging housing supply.


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