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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:45 pm, TN

August 31, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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In Brief:

—TENNESSEE WRECK-6 KILLED, from Chattanooga: A Kentucky trucker sentenced to more than five decades in prison for a crash that killed six is seeking a new trial, with defense attorneys arguing the state of Tennessee concealed crucial evidence.

—UNITED AIRLINES-COLLEGE FOOTBALL, from Atlanta: United Airlines says it’s adding more flights and using bigger planes this fall to carry passengers to college football games across the South and elsewhere in the U.S.

—PREGNANT WOMAN SLAIN, from Knoxville: A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her fetus.

—ELECTRICAL WORKER KILLED, from Nashville: Authorities say an electrical worker from Alabama has died in Tennessee.

—LANE CLOSURES, from Nashville: Tennessee is halting lane closures on interstates and state highways during the Labor Day Weekend.


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