BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:33 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 apnashville(at)ap.org. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee’s GOP-dominant statehouse once again finds itself grappling with a culture that some say remains harmful to many who walk the Capitol’s halls.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A former top aide for Tennessee’s embattled House speaker who resigned after admitting to once using cocaine in a legislative office and sending lewd text messages about women will continue to be paid by state taxpayers until July.
TOKYO _ Nissan proposed Friday adding Renault’s chief executive, Thierry Bollore, to its board, as well as several outsiders, to strengthen its governance following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.
_BACKYARD CHICKENS-SALMONELLA, from Nashville: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says backyard chickens likely are behind the Salmonella outbreaks in 21 states.
_GANGSTER DISCIPLES-GUILTY PLEA, from Memphis: Federal prosecutors say a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to trying to kill four people.
_ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, from Nashville: An electric motor and fan manufacturer plans to build a new plant in Tennessee, a $37 million investment expected to create 200 jobs over five years.
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