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

February 28, 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Story:

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN

TOKYO _ Lawyers for Carlos Ghosn, the former Nissan Motor Co. chairman detained for more than three months in Japan, requested his release on bail Thursday, the Tokyo District Court said. Two earlier requests were rejected. By Yuri Kageyama.

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SINKHOLE-KNOXVILLE, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ A sinkhole 30-feet deep and nearly as broad swallowed half a roadway in Knox County, Tennessee, and a county official says repairing it could cost more than $100,000.

SMOKIES RANGER, from GATLINBURG, Tenn. _ The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has selected a new chief ranger.

CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Five Civil War battlefields are receiving nearly $2.5 million in preservation funding from two Tennessee commissions.

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