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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

May 25, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Members of a Tennessee church that was attacked by a gunman have struggled to reconcile the 27-year-old defendant with his younger self, who used to be part of the church. Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and other offenses for fatally shooting one person and injuring seven others at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville in 2017. Years earlier, he had taught vacation Bible school at the same church.

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EXCHANGE-TREE RINGS-RESEARCH

JASPER, Tenn. _ A University of Tennessee doctoral student is resurrecting research that was abandoned nearly 80 years ago that could be crucial for Tennessee Valley Authority’s understanding of long-term weather patterns that factor into the agency’s decisions regarding water.

An AP Member Exchange from the Times Free Press. By Mark Pace.

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DRUNK DRIVING CRASH, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee man is facing vehicular homicide and driving under the influence charges in a December crash that killed a 15-year-old girl.

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