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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2:55 pm, TN

May 7, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOUSE SPEAKER-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee’s House speaker on Tuesday said he was wrong to participate in lewd conversations about women with his former chief of staff and described the language as “locker room talk” between adult men.

CMT MUSIC AWARDS-NOMINATIONS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ It’s a wide-open field for this year’s CMT Music Awards as four artists have a leading three nominations each: Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown Band.

In Brief:

_COLD CASE SLAYING-ARREST, from Clarksville: Tennessee police say DNA evidence led to the arrest of an Arizona man in a 22-year-old unsolved slaying.

_RECYCLING CENTER FIRE, from Knoxville: Fire investigators in Tennessee have concluded that a backfiring forklift caused a recycling center fire that resulted in evacuations and took two days to extinguish.

_WIC ELECTRONIC CARD, from Nashville: Tennessee’s Women, Infants and Children program has moved from issuing its benefits on paper to a debit card-style system.

_TROOPER-FATAL WRECK, from Jackson: A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been killed in a wreck on Interstate 40.

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