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

June 5, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The suspect in a Tennessee hatchet killing was found competent last month to stand trial for a U.S. Secret Service arrest near the White House in April. According to a Washington federal court document, a psychologist found Domenic Micheli “alert, cooperative, and very pleasant,” saying issues possibly present when he was arrested in April “may have abated.” By Jonathan Mattise.

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DICKSON, Tenn. — A Tennessee sheriff’s sergeant fatally shot while responding to a call will be laid to rest. Dickson County Sgt. Daniel Baker’s funeral was being held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Dickson. Will be updated after funeral.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee has finalized a $1.33 million settlement with ousted chancellor Beverly Davenport, formally ending her employment after a tumultuous tenure lasting less than a year and a half. The school’s audit and compliance committee held a conference call Tuesday, approving a separation agreement announced Friday. By Steve Megargee.

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MISSING BOY, from DICKSON, Tenn. — The parents of a missing 5-year-old who are charged in his disappearance and death will go before a grand jury.

POLICE CHASE-FATAL SHOOTING, from WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A preliminary report finds that an eastern Arkansas police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who led police on a chase on Interstate 40.

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION-INDIANA, from WHITESTOWN, Ind. — A company that specializes in industrial automation and information plans to establish operations in central Indiana to consolidate the work of existing distribution centers in Illinois and Tennessee.

HIGHWAY PATROL, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The new leader of the Tennessee Highway Patrol has assumed his new role with the agency, succeeding Col. Tracy Trott, who retired after 40 years in the post.


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