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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:50 pm, TN

January 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ What should a state health department do when its newly elected congressman gets a rush of social media attention challenging the science behind vaccines?


TOKYO _ Nissan’s ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn was charged Friday with breach of trust, according to the Tokyo District Court, making the star executive’s release unlikely for months to come.

In Brief:

_RESTAURATEUR-SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT, from Knoxville: A Tennessee restaurateur and mayoral candidate has been accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit brought by a server at one of his eateries.

_DEPUTY-OPIOID PILLS, from Memphis: A sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee has been charged with illegally buying opioid pills from an undercover detective.

_PLANE CRASH-LAKE-BODIES, from Soddy-Daisy: Two people have died in Tennessee a plane crash.

_INVESTOR SCAM-OIL DRILLER, from Lexington: An oil-well driller who worked in Kentucky and Tennessee has been sentenced to four years in prison for scamming investors.

_NASHVILLE POLICE-LGBTQ, from Nashville: The Metro Nashville Police Department has named its first liaison to the LGBTQ community.

_BLUES MUSIC AWARDS, from Memphis: Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards.


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