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

February 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Indigent probationers in Giles County are seeking a court order that they can’t be jailed simply because they can’t afford a monetary payment.

In Brief:

PLANE CRASH-ATLANTA, from ATLANTA _ A federal report shows that a business jet rolled over before hitting some trees before it crashed in the Atlanta area in December, killing four Tennessee residents.

TEACHER-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, from PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. _ Records in Tennessee show a teacher and coach fired for fondling elementary school students and sexually harassing teachers was relicensed by the state and hired at another school where he now faces similar allegations.

OFFICER FIRED-ASSAULT, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ The Chattanooga Police Department has fired a police officer accused of taking a woman caught shoplifting to his apartment and fondling her.

WORKPLACE SHOOTING, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison in the fatal shooting of a co-worker nearly two years ago.

BUSINESS FILINGS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee’s secretary of state says new business filings increased by more than 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year.


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