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 Bruce Schreiner is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — When a tractor-trailer carrying chlorine pool tablets crashed and caught on fire on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County in December 2016, emergency personnel weren't able to get close enough to assess. A couple of hours into the event, firefighter Jeff Clemente showed up and allowed the team to use his personal unmanned aerial vehicle — commonly known as a drone — for a flyover. The drone was just what the team needed. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

—NURSE-PRESCRIPTIONS, from Nashville: Documents show a Tennessee nurse had her medical license suspended after using a doctor's prescription pad to write herself prescriptions for thousands of pills of powerful opioids and muscle relaxers.

—DOUBLE MURDER-ARREST, from Crossville, Tenn.: Tennessee authorities say a 74-year-old man has been charged in the deaths of two people, including his wife.


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