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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

November 28, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — If David Earl Miller dies in Tennessee’s electric chair next week as scheduled for the 1981 murder of Lee Standifer, the slain Knoxville woman’s mother won’t be there to witness it.


ST. LOUIS — The storied Delta Queen, after a decade of forced retirement, appears headed for a return to river cruising.


JACKSON, Miss. — A company is closing a second casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County, citing decreasing revenues.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED, from Dayton: Authorities say a Tennessee bus driver transporting students to school was charged with driving under the influence after students on board called parents to say he was driving erratically.

—PROTESTERS ARRESTED, from Nashville: Charges have been dropped against 14 people who were protesting in Tennessee this summer as part of the Poor People’s Campaign.

—FATAL FAMILY ATTACK, from Brentwood: Children of a slain Tennessee woman are suing the estate of the man police say stabbed her to death.

—USDA GENERAL COUNSEL, from Nashville: The Senate has confirmed a Tennessee attorney to become the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s general counsel.

—LOTTERY CEO, from Nashville: The head of Tennessee’s lottery has been elected president of the World Lottery Association.


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