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

February 2, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

Top Stories:

TENNESSEE-LEGISLATIVE PRIORTIES

NASHVILLE. Tenn. _ Tennessee lawmakers are set to tussle for months over how they will change the state’s criminal justice and education systems, whether they want to legalize sports betting and medical marijuana, and how much they’re willing to wade into hot-button topics like guns, abortion and immigration. The Republican-supermajority General Assembly is finally digging into its workload after it set aside several weeks to allow new Republican Gov. Bill Lee to take the oath of office and get acclimated. By Jonathan Mattise and Kimberlee Kruesi. SENT: 848 words. With AP photos.

In Brief:

_INJURED LAWMAKER, from Nashville: Tennessee lawmaker injured in rollover crash

_GERMANTOWN KILLING-CONVICTED, from Memphis: Man convicted of murdering woman in Memphis

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