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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

May 24, 2019

Good morning! 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Jurors in Tennessee are deliberating the fate of a black man who killed a woman and wounded seven people at a Nashville church in apparent revenge for the racist massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. Twenty-seven-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2017 shooting of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. With AP Photos.

In Brief:

STUDENT CARESSED-BASEBALL COACH, from EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. _ A high school baseball coach in Tennessee has been suspended over a video that shows him caressing a female student’s back in an apparent side hug.

OFFICER-FATAL CRASH. From MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A Tennessee man already convicted three times for driving under the influence now faces a vehicular homicide charge, accused of fatally rear-ending a police officer.

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