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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

March 20, 2019

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

In Brief:

VANDERBILT-WRONG KIDNEY, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee woman says Vanderbilt University Medical Center operated on the wrong kidney during her surgery in what federal officials call a “never event.”

ZONING LAWS-SURGICAL ABORTIONS, from MT. JULIET, Tenn. _ The Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Planning Commission is set to review a zoning amendment that blocks a new health clinic from performing surgical abortions.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Federal prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been charged with coercing girls to appear in sex videos.

101ST AIRBORNE-DEPARTURE, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. _ The senior enlisted leader of the 101st Airborne Division is leaving his post this week.

SEAT BELT SURVEY, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A survey from Tennessee officials has found that seat belt usage increased from 88.5 percent in 2017 to 90.9 percent in 2018.

PAIN CLINIC-OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS, from COLUMBIA, S.C. _ A pain management clinic with facilities in Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina is accused of “liberally” prescribing unnecessary opioid painkillers.

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