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

August 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More than 78 years after civil rights worker Elbert Williams’ body was found in a Tennessee river, a district attorney announced Wednesday that he is reopening the investigation into the slaying.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate since 2009, barring last-minute intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court or some unexpected change.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Mayor David Briley is announcing a “comprehensive review” of policing procedures as Tennessee authorities release video of a fatal police shooting last month.


—POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Carthage: Authorities say a Tennessee police officer has fatally shot a man who attempted to hit him with a vehicle.



UNDATED — Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates want descendants of families who lived near the Trinity Test to receive compensation from the U.S. government.

In Brief:

—TENNESSEE GOVERNOR-RGA, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is touting Bill Lee as his prospective successor in a first statewide TV ad by the Republican Governors Association.

—MADE IN USA SCHEME, from Greeneville: The top executive of a one-time leading manufacturer of boots for the U.S. military has been sentenced in a “Made in USA” scheme.

—SOUTHWEST ATLANTA-NASHVILLE FLIGHTS, from Atlanta: Southwest Airlines has begun nonstop flights from Atlanta to a Tennessee city.

—KROGER-SECURITY-SHOOTING, from Cordova: A grocery store says a security officer shot at a man trying to steal food in Tennessee.

—CAMP MINDEN EXPLOSIVES, from Shreveport, La.: Sentencing has been postponed three months for men who pleaded guilty in a case involving a huge explosion in 2012 at a site owned by the Louisiana National Guard.

—TBI DEPUTY, from Nashville: A 14-year veteran of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been chosen as deputy director of the agency.

—JUDICIAL VACANCY, from Nashville: A Tennessee commission has forwarded three names to Gov. Bill Haslam for consideration for a circuit court vacancy.

—MUSIC-DOVE AWARDS-NOMINATIONS, from Nashville: Writer and producer Colby Wedgeworth leads the Dove Awards with eight nominations while artist Tauren Wells has seven nominations, including song of the year and new artist of the year.


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