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

October 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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Top Stories:


KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Democrat Karl Dean and Republican Bill Lee are scheduled to face off in their second debate for Tennessee’s open gubernatorial race. The two will debate Tuesday evening at the Toy F. Reid Employee Center in Kingsport. Sponsors include the Times News, the Johnson City Press, Eastman Foundation and Ballad health. The event will be broadcast live on public television and on the newspapers’ websites.

In Brief:

WILDFIRE SEASON-PERMITS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forestry officials are reminding Tennessee residents about burn permit rules ahead of the official start of the state’s wildfire season.

VOTER REGISTRATION-DEADLINE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The deadline is approaching to register to vote in Tennessee in the November election.

POLICE SHOOTING, from OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A man has been fatally shot by Tennessee police after a car chase in which the man crashed into an officer.


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