AP NEWS
Related topics

BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

February 19, 2019

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

Top Stories:

SOUTHERN BAPTISTS-ABUSE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ More than a decade after the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the idea of creating a database of ministers credibly accused of sexual abuse, leaders said on Monday night the possibility is on the table. The denomination already was looking at how it could better respond to abuse when two Texas newspapers published an investigation last week that detailed hundreds of cases of abuse in its churches. By Travis Loller.

AP Photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-NASHVILLE

Nashville Officer Andrew Delke, a white officer charged in the fatal shooting of an armed black man, returns to court Tuesday for an argument over what evidence will be public

In Brief:

MEMPHIS DIOCESE-BISHOP ABUSE, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The first bishop appointed to Memphis, Tennessee, has been named as credibly accused of child sex abuse by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia.

WILD HOGS, from GOLDEN POND, Ky. _ An increase in the number of wild hogs at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on the Kentucky-Tennessee border has officials considering options to get rid of the animals, including aerial gunning.

GOVERNOR-BILL REVIEW, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has set up a website that will accept public comments on bills that have passed and are awaiting his decision.

___

If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apnashville@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.