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

December 14, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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DEATH PENALTY

WASHINGTON _ Three states resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. The report by the District of Columbia-based Death Penalty Information Center says 25 executions were carried out in 2018, the fourth consecutive year in which there have been fewer than 30 executions nationwide. By Jessica Gresko.

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In Brief:

STOLEN CAR-CHILDREN, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee are searching for a man accused of stealing a car that had two children inside of it.

ROCK DEATH-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The family of a man killed when a concrete chunk went through his windshield is now offering a $10,000 reward for more information on the case.

STATE PARKS-FIELD TRIPS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee’s state parks are taking applications for grants for school field trips.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-NEW STAFFER, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has tapped Jonathan T. Skrmetti as his new chief deputy.

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