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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

March 30, 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. Travis Loller 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NFL VS TREES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Nashville is planning to cut down 21 mature cherry trees to make space for a stage that will host NFL draft events. The Tennessean reports the trees are scheduled to be cut down on Monday, just ahead of the city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

DEEP SOUTH EARTHQUAKES

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. _ Scientists are sending additional sensors to south Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with aims of solving the mystery of what caused a spate of recent earthquakes. Five earthquakes have been detected in the region within a three-week span. SENT: 350 words.

EXCHANGE-DR CALIPARI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari loves his older daughter, her homemade spaghetti and her pursuit of life-changing science. And he was really looking forward to seeing her when she traveled to the University of Kentucky campus last month to give a presentation about her addiction research. By Jessica Bliss, The Tennessean. SENT: 1400 words, photos.

AP Photos TNNAT301-0206191616, TNNAT302-0308191311.

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