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

October 5, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

DEADLY ATTACK-MANHUNT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A multiple-murder suspect who led Tennessee law enforcement on an intense 7-day manhunt was captured without a struggle Friday morning in a wooded area about two hours northwest of Nashville.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen announced Friday that he would support Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for Supreme Court, a key choice in a tight Tennessee race that he says became a “much closer call” after the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school came forward.

COLD CASE CRIMES

ST. LOUIS — An Arkansas man who killed himself during a 1999 police standoff at a Missouri motel was a killer and rapist who strangled a South Carolina woman in 1990 and gunned down a Missouri mother and daughter eight years later, authorities said Friday. Advancements in DNA testing enabled investigators to link the three killings and the 1997 rape of a 14-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee, to Robert Brashers, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

In Brief:

—NBA PLAYER KILLED, from Memphis: A doctor has found the jailed ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright mentally competent to stand trial.

—CONTRACT KILLING, from Memphis: Prosecutors say a Tennessee man has been found guilty of receiving $1,000 for the contract killing of a Memphis resident.

—CHICKEN DISPUTE-AX ATTACK, from Nashville: Police in Tennessee say a man attacked his neighbor with an ax in a dispute about chickens.

—ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-SEXISM, from Soddy-Daisy: A Tennessee high school official has apologized after he explained his ban on athletic shorts saying “blame the girls, because they pretty much ruin everything.”

—VOTER REGISTRATION-SCAM WARNING, from Nashville: Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says the public should be aware of misleading voter registration information as the deadline to register for the November general election nears.

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