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

November 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TENNESSEE

UNDATED — To clinch the title of first female U.S. senator from Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn drew better-than-expected support from female voters, who were expected to be in her Democratic opponent’s corner.

In Brief:

—HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION, from Chattanooga: The former Pilot Flying J vice president federal prosecutors described as the architect of a scheme to defraud trucking companies has been sentenced by a federal judge in Tennessee.

—GOVERNOR-TRANSITION TEAM, from Nashville: Gov.-elect Bill Lee has tapped Nashville businessman Butch Eley to run his transition team.

—GIRL KIDNAPPED, from Lumberton, N.C.: Officials have found the SUV that was stolen during the kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl at a North Carolina mobile home park.

—CHILD DEATH-MOTHER CHARGED, from Jackson: Authorities say a Tennessee mother is facing murder and abuse charges in the death of a 3-year-old girl and the hospitalization of another child.

—AUTO INDICTMENT, from Covington: Tennessee Department of Revenue investigators say an auto repair and towing company owner has been indicted on charges he failed to remit collected sales tax and falsified vehicle registrations.

—NEEDLED CANDY, from Lebanon: A sheriff’s office in Tennessee says it has received two reports of needles being found in Halloween candy.

—CARBON MONOXIDE LEAK-HOTEL, from Nashville: Officials say a carbon monoxide leak at a Tennessee hotel has sickened more than a dozen people.

—QUIT SMOKING, from Nashville: Tennessee is providing resources to help residents who want quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout .

—FBI-MEMPHIS, from Memphis: The FBI says a new special agent has been named to head the field office in Memphis, Tennessee.

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