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

February 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts speaks to law students Wednesday at Belmont University in Nashville.


MILWAUKEE _ Federal prosecutors say a Wisconsin man struck up an online relationship with a 14-year-old Tennessee girl and offered to help her when she told him her adoptive father was sexually molesting her, but only if she sent him video proof.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83.


UNDATED _ The NHL took the Stanley Cup to Keith Urban’s studio last year, and now the country music star will be taking his talents outside to play a league event.

In Brief:

_GOVERNOR-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced his first legislative push, which aims to increase access to student vocational and technical training.

_DOUBLE SLAYING, from Kingsport: Police say two suspects in a double fatal shooting in Tennessee have been arrested in Kentucky.

_NASHVILLE MAYOR-AFFAIR, from Nashville: Officials in Tennessee have opted not to censure former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who resigned from office after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of taxpayer dollars to carry on an affair with her bodyguard.

_HANGING DEATH, from Tullahoma: Two more people have been arrested in the death of a Tennessee man found shot and hanging from a tree.

_STATE PARKS-INVASIVE PLANTS, from Memphis: State parks in Tennessee are looking for volunteers to help fight invasive plant species.

_REAL ID-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee will begin offering residents the option to upgrade their driver’s license starting July 1 to meet federal requirements that will affect air travel.


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