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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

February 18, 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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SOUTHERN BAPTISTS-ABUSE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Just days after a newspaper investigation revealed hundreds of sexual abuse cases by Southern Baptist ministers and lay leaders over the past two decades, the denomination’s president will update its executive committee on the progress made by panel studying the problem. By Travis Loller.

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EXCHANGE-KNOXVILLE MAN-SURVIVOR SHOW

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ Much of East Tennessee native Gavin Whitson’s life has revolved around the opportunity to compete on “Survivor.” By Maggie Jones, Knoxville News Sentinel.

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OFFICER SHOT-KENTUCKY, from Hopkinsville: Police in Kentucky say a suspect shot and wounded a police officer during a robbery pursuit.

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