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

February 5, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ Tennessee officials say Swedish appliance maker Electrolux isn’t legally required to repay $100 million in state incentives for its soon-to-be-shuttered Memphis factory.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Nashville Mayor David Briley says it’s his job to ensure the will of the voters is carried out by continuing to implement a community oversight board to investigate possible police misconduct.


TOKYO _ Nissan’s board has chosen as a director Jean-Dominique Senard, who was recently appointed chairman at the Japanese automaker’s alliance partner Renault SA of France.

In Brief:

_NURSE’S ERROR-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: A former hospital nurse in Tennessee has been indicted on accusations that she accidentally gave a drug used in executions to a patient who then died.

_BURNED CAR-BODIES, from Dyersburg: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it is seeking help to identify two bodies found in a burned car in Tennessee.

_FIRETRUCK-CIGARETTE, from Knoxville: Police say a Tennessee man threw a container for disposing of cigarette butts at a firetruck, disabling the vehicle while it was responding to an emergency call.

_DRUG OVERDOSES, from Nashville: Authorities say a Tennessee man has been charged with distributing heroin laced with an opioid that may have caused a series of overdoses.

_VETERAN’S HOUSING, from Nashville: The Tennessee Department of Correction has opened two housing units designed specifically to address the needs of veterans.


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