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

October 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An attorney for Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski says his choice of death by electrocution over lethal injection is not a ploy to buy time.


KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Democrat Karl Dean and Republican Bill Lee are scheduled to face off in their second debate for Tennessee’s open gubernatorial race.


—VOTER REGISTRATION-DEADLINE, from Nashville: The deadline is approaching to register to vote in Tennessee in the November election.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Taylor Swift’s first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race isn’t likely to result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star, observers say.

In Brief:

—POLICE SHOOTING, from Oak Ridge: A man has been fatally shot by Tennessee police after a car chase in which the man crashed into an officer.

—TROPICAL WEATHER-TENNESSEE TASK FORCE, from Memphis: A search and rescue team from Tennessee has been deployed to Florida ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Michael.

—PEDESTRIAN KILLED-MAN CHARGED, from Nashville: Police say a man has been charged with DUI in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Tennessee.

—WILDFIRE SEASON-PERMITS, from Nashville: Forestry officials are reminding Tennessee residents about burn permit rules ahead of the official start of the state’s wildfire season.


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