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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2 pm, TN

November 9, 2018

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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — A former Missouri sheriff accused in the beating death of a jail inmate from Tennessee used his knee to press on the man’s neck and, when repeatedly urged by a police officer to stop, responded, “No, I’m good,” according to a wrongful death lawsuit seeking at least $20 million for the inmate’s family.

In Brief:

—TOURIST KILLED, from Nashville: Prosecutors say two men have been convicted on charges including murder and robbery in a Tennessee tourist’s death.

—MISSING GIRL, from Rockwood: Authorities have issued an Amber alert for a 17-year-old girl reported missing from Rockwood, Tennessee.

—RACIST SHIRT FIRING, from Olive Branch, Miss.: A hospital in Tennessee has fired a worker who was photographed wearing a racist shirt while voting in Mississippi.

—FORT CAMPBELL-SCHOOL, from Fort Campbell, Ky.: A dedication ceremony is scheduled this month for the newly constructed Fort Campbell High School.

—STATE PARKS-FREE HIKES, from Nashville: Need to walk off your Thanksgiving Day meal? Tennessee’s state parks are offering free hikes the day after the holiday later this month.


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