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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

December 30, 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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. 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:


ANNISTON, Ala. _ Federal officials are putting a fish whose habitat is threatened by development in southern states on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is adding the trispot darter fish to the list.


The new year marks the start of numerous new state laws affecting a broad swath of life — from birth to marriage to death and, of course, taxes. Most take effect Tuesday. By The Associated Press. Moving with NEW LAWS-MINIMUM WAGE on national lines.



CROSSVILLE, Tenn. _ The faculty and staff at The Phoenix School go to great lengths to ensure their students stay on track to graduation, with personalized instruction and intervention the norm. This past year, they’ve seen the fruits of their labors, earning top scores on the 2017-’18 school report card for improvement in the graduation rate — up from 68.6 percent to 88.98 percent. An AP Member Exchange.

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INTERSTATE BODY, from SMYRNA, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking the public for help as it investigates an apparent hit-and-run that left a woman dead.


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