BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson, the woman President Donald Trump freed from life in federal prison, say they won’t stop advocating for other people serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
CINCINNATI — Federal appeals judges said Thursday they’re considering asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can ever gain parole.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh are expressing support for eliminating criminal punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana statewide if they are elected governor.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — D.J. Fontana, a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, Louisiana, to the heights of musical history as Elvis Presley’s first and longtime drummer, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.
—ROBBER KILLED, from Nashville: Police in Tennessee say a teen was shot and killed while attempting to rob a Burger King.
—RIVER RESCUE-OFFICER DIES, from Nashville: A woman charged in the death of a Tennessee police officer who tried to help her has taken a plea deal.
—FORGERY INDICTMENTS, from Gallatin: Tennessee investigators say a couple provided bogus medical documents to try to get one of them temporarily out of county jail for doctor’s appointments at two facilities he didn’t schedule, for a diagnosis he didn’t have.
—TODDLER SHOT, from Memphis: Police are reaching out to the public for help in solving the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old Tennessee girl one year ago.
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