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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2:10 pm, TN

August 21, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


CORINTH, Miss. — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face.


ATLANTA — With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta’s mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city.

In Brief:

—HASLAM-TESTING, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is launching a statewide tour to hear ideas to improve the state’s problem-plagued elementary and secondary school online testing process.

—UNITED STATES-IRAQ, from Washington: The Pentagon has identified a U.S. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq.

—HELICOPTER CRASH REPORT, from Pigeon Forge: The National Transportation Safety Board says a deadly helicopter crash in Tennessee two years ago had been caused by a failing fuel pump.

—SEX TRAFFICKING-5 STATES, from Myrtle Beach, S.C.: Police in South Carolina say two people trafficked a 16-year-old girl for sex through five states.

—HEROIN DEATH-INDICTMENT DISMISSED, from Atlanta: A Georgia judge has dismissed a murder indictment against a man accused of injecting heroin into the veins of another man who overdosed and died.

—DRUG OVERDOSES, from Nashville: The number of Tennessee residents who died of drug overdoses has risen more than 8 percent, setting another record in 2017.

—80-YEAR-OLD SLAIN, from Jackson: A Tennessee man has been arrested in the 2010 death of an 80-year-old woman.

—CONGRESS-ARETHA FRANKLIN, from Washington: A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers is introducing legislation to honor Aretha Franklin posthumously with the Congressional Gold Medal.


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