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

January 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency on Monday to a woman serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The case against a white Nashville police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man is headed to a grand jury.

In Brief:

_FIRE-TWO KILLED, from Memphis: Officials say two elderly people were killed in a house fire in Tennessee.

_FATAL POLICE SHOOTING, from Memphis: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released the identity of a 20-year-old man killed by Memphis police.

_DEPUTY SHOOTING, from Memphis: A sheriff’s office in Tennessee says a deputy has shot and wounded a burglary suspect.

_STATE PARK-LAMAR ALEXANDER, from Flag Pond: Gov. Bill Haslam has renamed a state park to honor Tennessee’s senior U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

_LEAD HAZARD, from Knoxville: The federal government has awarded $3.6 million to the Tennessee city of Knoxville to remediate lead in low-income homes.

_BABY NAMES, from Nashville: Welcome back as Tennessee’s most popular girl name, Emma.


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