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

June 8, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Top Stories:


Initial court appearances are scheduled Friday morning for two suspects in the killing of a Tennessee deputy last week. Police went on a 48-hour manhunt for Steven Joshua Wiggins, the suspect accused of shooting and killing Dickson County sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker. Erika Castro-Miles is accused of being in the car with Wiggins when he pulled the trigger. Both face first-degree murder charges and prosecutors say they’re seeking the death penalty.

In Brief:

SUFFRAGE MEMORIAL, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A monument being unveiled this weekend in Tennessee will memorialize a lawmaker and his mother, who urged him to vote in favor of the 19th Amendment, the last vote needed to secure the voting rights of American women almost 100 years ago.

JUDGES-NEW LAWS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee judges are praising two new state laws they say will help protect domestic violence victims.


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