AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:45 pm, TN
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 email@example.com. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen attends a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis.
—COUNTRY SINGER ARRESTED, from Enfield, Conn.: Country singer Gretchen Wilson has agreed to donate $500 to charity to settle a criminal charge related to a disturbance at a Connecticut airport last month.
—HOUSE SPEAKER RACE, from Nashville: Tennessee Republican House Majority Leader Glen Casada has made his run for House speaker official, setting up at least a three-way race to succeed Speaker Beth Harwell.
—STUN GUN CHARGES, from Nashville: A former corrections officer at a Tennessee jail has pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents in connection to an incident in which a stun gun allegedly was used on a restrained detainee.
—DEADLY DRAG RACE, from Charlotte: Tennessee authorities say a driver had been drag racing before crashing in a wreck that killed two other teenagers and critically injured another.
—POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: A Tennessee prosecutor says it could take about two weeks to a month more to decide whether to charge a white officer who fatally shot a 25-year-old black man in July.
—NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-MEMPHIS, from Memphis: Memphis police say the man who opened fire at a Tennessee nightclub and wounded several people has been arrested.
—MEMPHIS MUSIC HALL OF FAME, from Memphis: Soul songstress Aretha Franklin is headlining a diverse and influential class of performers and music industry personalities who are being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
—MISSING MAN-BODY FOUND, from Knoxville: The National Park Service says the scavenged body of a missing man has been found at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles Tennessee and North Carolina.
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