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

October 5, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Top Stories:


The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright makes a court appearance in Tennessee. Sherra Wright and a Shelby County man are charged with first-degree murder in Wright’s slaying in 2010. Staffing, story on merit.

In Brief:

COLD CASE CRIMES, from NEW MADRID, Mo. — Authorities have identified a suspect in the 20-year-old killings of a southeast Missouri woman and her 12-year-old daughter but say he has died.

CONTRACT KILLING, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been found guilty of receiving $1,000 for the contract killing of a Memphis resident.

DEADLY ATTACK-MANHUNT, from CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say they’re closing in on a multiple-murder suspect in Tennessee, using helicopters and dogs in rugged terrain.

VOTER REGISTRATION-SCAM WARNING, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the public should be aware of misleading voter registration information as the deadline to register for the November general election nears.


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