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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 9:30 am, TN

June 13, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-FOOD TRUCKS

NEW YORK — Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more sophisticated plans now that the novelty has worn off. A culinary fad a decade ago, food trucks have lost some luster and even new ones may not draw a crowd. Many prospective restaurateurs now use trucks as low-cost test kitchens and as literal marketing vehicles. And food truck operators soon realize they need to think strategically — especially about the winter. By Joyce M. Rosenberg.

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MADE IN USA SCHEME, from GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Several former executives of a one-time leading manufacturer of boots for the U.S. military have been sentenced in a “Made in USA” scheme.

COLD CASE-INDICTMENT, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Authorities are searching for a man who has been indicted in the 2009 suffocation of an alleged numbers runner in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE GOVERNOR-DEBATE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Separate debates for the Democratic and Republican hopefuls in Tennessee’s open race for governor are slated for the upcoming weeks.

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