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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 6 pm, TN

August 1, 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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Upcoming Thursday:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A hotly contested governor’s race among both Republicans and Democrats steals thunder from a U.S. Senate race of national interest, where former Gov. Phil Bredesen is expected to mount a formidable campaign against U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, President Donald Trump’s preferred choice, in the November general election contest. Bredesen and Blackburn are heavily favored in their respective primaries, but another House member, Rep. Diane Black, is locked in a hard-fought campaign against businessmen Randy Boyd and Bill Lee and Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell for the GOP nomination, while former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh are contending for the Democratic contest. All nine congressional seats are also on the ballot, including three open seats, and there’s a county general election for Shelby County mayor. By Jonathan Mattise and Adrian Sainz. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 a.m., photos. Will be updated throughout the day with Election Day voter quotes/turnout/complications.


—TENNESSEE-ELECTION-NEWS GUIDE: A chunky text guide to the election.

—TENNESSEE PRIMARIES-LATEST. Publishable, wire-ready vignettes beginning early Thursday. Will incorporate breaking coverage, including race calls, polling problems, turnout, candidate statements.

—TENNESSEE PRIMARY-MAIN. APNewsAlerts, Latest, 500-word writethru on Democratic and Republican contests for U.S. Senate and governor. By Jonathan Mattise and Sheila Burke

—TENNESSEE PRIMARIES-GOVERNOR. APNewsAlerts, Latest, 500-word writethru rounding up Democratic and Republican contests. By Jonathan Mattise.

—TENNESSEE PRIMARIES-US HOUSE. APNewsAlerts, Latest, 400-word writethru. By Adrian Sainz.

—TENNESSEE PRIMARIES-LEGISLATURE. Latest, 300-word writethru. By Sheila Burke and Adam Beam.

—TENNESSEE ELECTION-SHELBY MAYOR. Latest, NewsNow. Will include results of Knox County mayor’s race. By Adrian Sainz.

Top Stories:


NEW YORK — Rod Holmes opted for simplicity when Chicago’s paid sick leave law took effect. By Joyce M. Rosenberg.

In Brief:

DEER FATALITY, from DICKSON, Tenn. — Authorities in Tennessee say a driver was killed by a deer that went through his windshield after another car hit the animal and sent it airborne.

MOST WANTED, from BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — A man accused of a double homicide in southwestern Michigan has been captured in Georgia about a month after authorities announced he was added to the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted.

SENATE 2018-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has released her first TV ad in her Senate bid.

NURSING HOME SANCTIONED, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee officials have barred a nursing home from accepting new patients after a woman there failed to receive timely treatment for knee fractures.

PUBLIC HOUSING-SMOKING, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — One Tennessee city says it won’t enforce the new national ban on smoking in public housing.

BONNAROO DEATH, from MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Autopsy results show a man who died while attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee accidently overdosed on drugs.


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