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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

January 4, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

SANCTUARY CITIES LAW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee’s top Republican lawmakers say the state’s biggest county, which includes Memphis, isn’t following a new law that prohibits local authorities from requiring a warrant or probable cause before complying with federal immigration detainers.

TESTING-VENDOR RESPONSE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The company that administers Tennessee’s problem-plagued student assessment testing program says it still plans on throwing its hat in the ring to secure a new state contract so they can continue overseeing the same service in the fall.

POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Police officer Andrew Delke is scheduled to make a court appearance Friday on homicide charges of shooting and killing a black man in July.

NFL TO CURLING

UNDATED _ Defensive lineman Jared Allen retired from the NFL in 2015 and wasn’t ready to give up on the competition he’d come to enjoy as a five-time All-Pro. His solution: The Olympics. The problem: He didn’t compete in any Olympic sports.

In Brief:

_SENTENCING BILL-PRISONER RELEASED, from Nashville: A Tennessee man who was one of the first inmates to be released under a new federal sentencing reform law is officially a free man.

_KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL-EDITOR, from Knoxville: A new executive editor has been named at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

_ARMY BASE-WOMAN KILLED, from Fort Campbell, Ky.: A U.S. Army soldier has been taken into custody in connection to the death of a woman at the Fort Campbell post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

_PRINGLES-LAWSUIT, from Nashville: Pringles says it erroneously overpaid its Tennessee taxes by $2.1 million and the company known for its potato chips is suing the state to recoup the money.

_FATAL CRASH-CHARGES, from Memphis: Prosecutors say a 21-year-old Tennessee man has been charged in a rollover crash that killed a passenger in his SUV.

_LITTLE ROCK SHOOTING-TRIAL, from Little Rock, Ark.: A Tennessee rapper will stand trial March 11 on charges he illegally carried a gun at a 2017 concert in Little Rock that ended in a gang shootout.

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