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

August 27, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

AUTO EXECUTIVE CHARGED

DETROIT — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison Monday in a scheme to curry favor with union officials by showering them with cash and gifts. Former head of labor relations Alphons Iacobelli admitted that he turned the budget of a company-sponsored training center into a slush fund. He’s the highest-ranking company official sentenced thus far in a federal probe that includes training centers at General Motors and Ford.

In Brief:

SENATE 2018-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The first U.S. Senate debate between Democratic ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn is set for Sept. 25.

TVA-COAL PLANTS, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced a new study to help it decide the future of coal fired plants in Tennessee and Kentucky.

EXPLOSIVE-ARREST, from JACKSON, Tenn. — Authorities in Tennessee say they have arrested a man who provided undercover agents with a pipe bomb.

FORT CAMPBELL-3D PARTS, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Some Fort Campbell soldiers will perform a proof of concept at a demolition range this week using 3D printed components.

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