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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:45 pm, TN

August 3, 2018

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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory in her bid for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a win for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full support.


—TENNESSEE PRIMARIES-US HOUSE, from Memphis: The stage is set for spirited races for three open U.S. House seats in Tennessee.

—TENNESSEE PRIMARY-LEGISLATURE, from Nashville: A former Tennessee lawmaker known for being skewered on late-night comedy shows has failed in his bid to return to the state legislature.

—WWE WRESTLER-MAYOR, from Knoxville: A former WWE wrestler known as Kane has won a “no-holds-barred, last-man-standing” round, this time in the political ring.

—SHELBY COUNTY MAYOR, from Memphis: Voters in Tennessee’s largest county have chosen Democrat Lee Harris as their next mayor.

In Brief:

—POLICE OVERSIGHT-PETITION, from Nashville: A week after another man was shot and killed by city police, a group has gathered more than twice the number of required signatures to support a referendum on creating a police oversight board.

—WEST NILE VIRUS, from Memphis: Tennessee health officials say they have confirmed a human case of West Nile virus in Shelby County.


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