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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2 pm, TN

May 26, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HEAT WAVE-DEEP SOUTH

SAVANNAH, Ga. _ The unofficial start of summer feels more like its blistering peak in parts of the Deep South, where temperatures at or near 100 degrees are setting heat records during the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory Sunday for about 20 counties in southeastern Georgia and South Carolina. Weather service meteorologist Emily McGraw in Charleston, South Carolina, said a heat index of 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.56 Celsius) was forecast in those areas. By Russ Bynum.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS

BOSTON _ Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases. States need to add resources into support trafficking victims, educate the public and train law enforcement if the numbers of prosecutions and convictions are to improve, officials and experts say. In at least a dozen states, attorneys general are not even authorized to pursue human trafficking charges. By Philip Marcelo.

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EXCHANGE-SOFTWARE SCHOOL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ When AllianceBernstein was still operating under secret code name “Project Stella” in Nashville last year, the global financial firm’s chief technology officers visited the city to see whether to locate its new headquarters here. Among their stops was the Nashville Software School, a 7-year-old program that has evolved from a scrappy startup to a pillar of the tech community that local business leaders are eager to celebrate. By Jamie Mcgee, The Tennessean.

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CHILD FATALLY SHOT, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee say a boy has been fatally shot by a sibling inside a Memphis home.

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