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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:50 pm, TN

November 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama.

In Brief:

—EDUCATION COMMISSIONER-LEAVING, from Nashville: Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is leaving her post to become the head of a national education nonprofit.

—EXECUTION-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: A federal judge in Nashville won’t stop the upcoming execution of David Earl Miller.

—ROADWAY-PROJECT, from Kingsport: The Tennessee Department of Transportation is looking to acquire 278 properties to complete a project that’ll widen a stretch of state Route 126.

—SEXUAL ASSAULT, from Charleston, W.Va.: A West Virginia judge has sentenced a man to between 165 years and 655 years in prison for sexually assaulting two young boys.

—LITTLE ROCK SHOOTING-PLEA, from Little Rock, Ark.: A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 people injured last year.

—BANK ROBBERY, from Lexington: Police say a man arrested in Alabama has been charged with robbing a Kentucky bank this week.

—MISSING WOMAN-HOMICIDE, from Johnson City: Authorities say a body found 33 years ago along an east Tennessee highway has been identified as a woman reported missing from New Hampshire.

—HEPATITIS A, from Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Department of Health is warning that an outbreak of hepatitis A has killed one person and sickened more than 400 others.

—PET FOOD-NEW FACILITY, from Nashville: State officials say a fresh pet food company will invest $1.7 million in a new Tennessee production facility that’s expected to create 181 new jobs.


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