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

November 29, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — The acting head of the U.S. Justice Department, Mark Whitaker, comes to Nashville as part of a tour of DOJ facilities in Tennessee.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Richard Fulton, a Democrat who was elected to seven terms in Congress and served 12 years as mayor of Metro Nashville, has died. He was 91.

In Brief:

—MISSING GIRL, from Milan: FBI agents and police in Tennessee have searched a home in connection to a girl who went missing in 1996.

—PHYSICIANS-KICKBACK SCHEME, from Wheeling: A federal prosecutor in West Virginia says four physicians have agreed to pay more than $1.5 million to the government for their roles in a kickback scheme.

—FATAL CRASH, from Niota: Police say a teenager and two young girls have died in a traffic crash in Tennessee.

—UTILITY-INVESTIGATION, from Nashville: An investigation in Tennessee has found that an accountant stole almost $1 million from an energy cooperative.

—TENNESSEE-CHANCELLOR SEARCH, from Knoxville: University of Tennessee system interim president Randy Boyd has named a search committee to assist in the selection of a Knoxville campus chancellor.


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