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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:35 pm, TN

May 16, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EXECUTION-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for execution Thursday evening in Tennessee.

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EXECUTION-ALABAMA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey refused a reprieve for an inmate set for execution Thursday night for a quadruple killing that occurred after a dispute over a pickup truck, the prisoner’s lawyer said.

In Brief:

_TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING, from Nashville: Prosecutors are seeking life without parole for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church.

_CODE VIOLATIONS COURT LAWSUIT, from Nashville: Residents of Nashville, Tennessee, are suing to close the city’s environmental code enforcement court, saying it was improperly implemented and unfairly affects poor citizens.

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