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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

February 6, 2019

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:


U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is speaking to law students Wednesday at Belmont University in Nashville.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83. Presley’s former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday at hospice in Memphis, Tennessee. Priscilla Presley said Klein had been suffering from illness, including pneumonia, for about two weeks. She said she had been in constant contact with Klein and Presley’s other close friends, including Jerry Schilling and Marian Justice Cocke, while Klein was ill. By Adrian Sainz.

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In Brief:

HANGING DEATH, from TULLAHOMA, Tenn. _ Two more people have been arrested in the death of a Tennessee man found shot and hanging from a tree.

STATE PARKS-INVASIVE PLANTS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ State parks in Tennessee are looking for volunteers to help fight invasive plant species.

REAL ID-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee will begin offering residents the option to upgrade their driver’s license starting July 1 to meet federal requirements that will affect air travel.

GOVERNOR-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced his first legislative push, which aims to increase access to student vocational and technical training.


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