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

March 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SOUTHERN FLOOD THREAT

Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several Southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where floodwaters could persist for several weeks. The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its 2019 spring outlook. Experts plan a briefing on their flood forecast at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. By Jeff Martin.

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WHISKEY EXPORTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A spirits industry trade group says the tariff-induced hangover for American whiskey producers became more painful in late 2018. By Bruce Schreiner.

In Brief:

OFFICER DRAGGED-ATV, from SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. _ U.S. Marshals have arrested a man suspected of driving an off-road vehicle that dragged a police officer when a group swarmed a downtown street in Tennessee’s capital.

FATAL POLICE CRASH, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Memphis police officer has died in a two-car wreck.

VOTING RIGHTS RESTORED, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee push to make it easier for some felons to get their voting rights restored has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

UNIDENTIFIED BODY, from DANDRIDGE, Tenn. _ Investigators are asking for the public’s help as they work to identify a man’s body found along an east Tennessee lake.

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