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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

May 9, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


ALEXANDRIA, Va. _ A former government intelligence analyst has been charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns against terrorist group al-Qaeda to a reporter. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested Thursday morning and will make an initial appearance at the federal courthouse there, authorities said. By Matthew Barakat.


Religious leaders speak about Don Johnson, a Tennessee man scheduled to be executed next week for the 1984 murder of his wife. Johnson is asking Gov. Bill Lee for clemency based on his religious conversion and prison ministry.

In Brief:

HOUSE SPEAKER-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _Tennessee’s top Senate lawmaker says he won’t ask for embattled House Speaker Glen Casada to resign from his legislative position amid mounting scandals surrounding the office.

VOTER REGISTRATON, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee is facing another challenge of its new that would fine and potentially jail voter registration workers who don’t follow new rules.

BOXER’S MOTHER-FATAL SHOOTING, from ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. _ A grand jury in Tennessee has declined to indict a sheriff’s deputy in the fatal shooting of the mother of champion boxer Caleb Plant.

TENNESSEE SPORTS HALL-HONORS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will honor former Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams and retired Belmont men’s basketball coach Rick Byrd during its June 15 induction ceremony.


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