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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

November 23, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


DAVISVILLE, W.Va. — Two letters in Reader’s Digest led to a meeting between a Wood County man and a Tennessee woman whose fathers survived Japanese attacks against the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill during World War II. Joe Duckworth of Davisville read a submission to “Humor in Uniform” in the June issue of Reader’s Digest that caught his attention. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

—FATAL FAMILY ATTACK, from Brentwood: Court records show a Tennessee man was charged with domestic violence years before police say he fatally stabbed his wife and critically wounded her father. The Tennessean quotes police as saying 55-year-old Jerry Matthews killed his wife, 39-year-old Emma Teeters, on Tuesday and wounded her father, Terry Teeters. Police say the elder Teeters then fatally shot Matthews.

—DEPUTY SHOT-TENNESSEE, from Oakland: Authorities say a premeditated gas station robbery in Tennessee ended in a gunfire exchange that left a deputy injured. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 21-year-old Christopher Dewayne Lee of Memphis and 26-year-old Jessica Gardner of Oakland were arrested after Thursday morning’s shooting.


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