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

September 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of several measures to combat opioid addiction.

In Brief:

—BLOODY FOOTPRINTS-KILLING, from Ooltewah: Investigators say bloody footprints at the scene of a killing in Tennessee have led them to arrest a man whose shoes match the stained steps.

—TBI ACTING DIRECTOR-INVESTIGATION, from Nashville: A spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation who was placed on leave for possible involvement in an investigation of a former acting director of the agency has resigned.

—OVERCROWDED JAIL, from Jackson: Authorities say a Tennessee jail is so overcrowded that inmates sleep on floors and squeeze into cells meant for smaller groups.

—HISTORIC PLACES, from Nashville: The Tennessee State Review Board will consider several proposed nominations to the National Register of Historic Places later this month.

—ALABAMA FOOTBALL-BURGLARY, from Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Four Mississippi State University students won’t go to jail after being accused of stealing memorabilia from the University of Alabama’s football building.

—JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME, from Huntington, W.Va.: Five graduates of Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame this month.


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