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

January 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_BABY-FREEZER, from Johnson City: A Tennessee woman accused of placing her 8-month-old baby into a freezer has been charged with child abuse.

_CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS-ELECTION, from Nashville: Tennessee lawmakers have re-elected the state treasurer and comptroller to their sixth two-year terms.

_JUVENILE COURTS, from Memphis: A Tennessee county mayor says defense attorneys for delinquent youth whose cases pose a conflict of interest with the Public Defender’s Office will no longer be chosen by a juvenile court staff member.

_BAIL BONDSMEN-FATAL SHOOTING, from Clarksville: Two of seven bounty hunters charged with murder after descending on the wrong car and killing an unarmed man in Tennessee have taken deals in the case to avoid trial.

_FUGITIVE CAPTURED, from Nashville: Authorities say a man wanted on charges out of South Carolina has been arrested in Tennessee.

_LEE TRANSITION-APPOINTMENT, from Nashville: Gov.-elect Bill Lee has announced he’s appointed Tennessee’s only female Court of Appeals judge to serve as one of his senior advisers.

_ELVIS PRESLEY-AUCTION, from Memphis: Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee.

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