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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:33 pm, TN

May 17, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LEGISLATIVE CULTURE-TENNESSEE

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.

HOUSE SPEAKER-TOP AIDE-TENNESSEE

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.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN

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.

In Brief:

_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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