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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:40 pm, TN

August 23, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A trial in a free speech lawsuit about police surveillance of protesters in Memphis, Tennessee, is providing insight about how law enforcement monitors events and daily life in the city.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the group’s hits including “Sweet Home Alabama,” has died in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a family friend. He was 68.

In Brief:

—NASHVILLE MAYOR-AFFAIR AUDIT, from Nashville: A city audit of former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s affair with her police bodyguard does not reveal how much taxpayer money was used for overtime and out-of-town trips, but the auditor says he faced constraints in his work.

—TENNESSEE GOVERNOR-COMPLAINTS, from Nashville: A Tennessee panel has dismissed campaign finance complaints against two Republican gubernatorial candidates that preceded the Aug. 2 primary election.

—DUI CHARGE DISMISSED, from Chattanooga: The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has dismissed a drunken driving conviction, ruling that a roadblock that led to the man’s arrest in Chattanooga was unconstitutional.

—SHOPLIFTING-OFFICER SHOOTING, from Dalton, Ga.: A police chase that began in Tennessee has ended with the shooting of a shoplifting suspect in Georgia.


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