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

September 18, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says a Nashville faith-based prison nonprofit could provide the model for reducing Tennessee’s recidivism rate.

In Brief:

—SENATE 2018-TENNESSEE-PENCE, from Nashville: Vice President Mike Pence will be one of the top guests at a conference for conservative leaders in Tennessee.

—SCHOOL THREATENED, from Strawberry Plains: Tennessee authorities say a 13-year-old student has been arrested for sharing a post online that said the student intended to carry out a school shooting.

—POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Memphis: Protesters gathered at the scene where officers in Tennessee shot a man who remains in critical condition.

—CAR CHASE-ABANDONED BABY, from Memphis: Mississippi police say a woman led officers on a car chase that ended in Tennessee when she fled on foot and left behind her 1-year-old baby.

—JUVENILE COURTS, from Memphis: In a move signaling a change in approach to juvenile justice in a Tennessee county under federal supervision, its new mayor has announced it will contract with a new settlement coordinator.

—GOVERNOR’S CONFERENCE-FAITH HILL, from Nashville: Faith Hill is slated to deliver the keynote address at Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s conference on economic development in November.


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