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

March 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

In Brief:

OFFICER DRAGGED-ATV, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee’s capital say an officer was dragged when a group of off-road vehicles swarmed a downtown street.

PRISON CENSORSHIP, from LEWISBURG, Tenn. _ A nonprofit that publishes legal news magazines for prisoners claims Marshall County is censoring its publications.

SCIENCE GRANT-SCHOLARSHIPS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee State University’s College of Engineering is using a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to graduate students.

BOY-MURDER CHARGE, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee say an 11-year-old boy now faces a murder charge after a teenager he is accused of shooting died.

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