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

July 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — As a lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s new lethal injection procedure goes to trial, attorneys for the state and lawyers representing 33 death row inmates are trading blame.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It was only a matter of time, just a couple of months actually, before a preteen boy captured in a viral video yodeling in a Walmart put out a record.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL BUS CRASH-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: A judge in Tennessee has ordered a former school bus driver to remain behind bars while he appeals his conviction in a crash that killed six children.

—FATAL CRASH, from Pioneer: The Tennessee Highway Patrol says three people from Georgia have died in a crash involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer.

—TEEN ROBBERS, from Nashville: Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies in Tennessee, including a shooting that critically wounded a person.

—OFFICER RUN OVER, from Morristown: Police in Tennessee say a woman involved in a domestic disturbance ran over an officer with her car.

—EXECUTIONS-TRIAL, from Nashville: A trial is set to begin in a case challenging the three-drug combination for lethal injections in Tennessee.

—TRAILER MANUFACTURER-EXPANSION, from Nashville: State officials say a company that manufactures trailers for vehicles is expanding its Tennessee operations by investing $3.7 million and adding 148 jobs.


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