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

November 13, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an Amazon operations hub expected to create 5,000 jobs in Tennessee will be “the single largest jobs commitment made by a company in Tennessee’s history.”


UNDATED — Amazon could get more than $2 billion in tax breaks and other incentives as part of its deals to open up two new offices with more than 25,000 new jobs at each location.


SEATTLE — As Amazon turns its attention to setting up new homes in Long Island City, New York and Arlington, Virginia, experts and historians in Seattle say both places can expect a delicate relationship with the world’s hottest online retailer.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lawyers for a Spanish-language news reporter who faces deportation after his arrest during an immigration rally speak to reporters in a conference call.

In Brief:

—PENTECOSTAL CHURCH-MEMPHIS, from Memphis: The Church of God in Christ says it is moving its Holy Convocation to Memphis, Tennessee, starting in 2021.

—HUNTING GUIDE ACCUSED, from Crosby, N.D.: A Tennessee man accused of illegally acting as a hunting guide in North Dakota for several years has pleaded not guilty.

—HOUSE DEMOCRAT-RACIST COMMENT, from Memphis: A Tennessee Democrat newly elected to the House of Representatives has said the state is racist and most residents who voted Republican are uneducated.

—STOLEN PUP, from Memphis: A Tennessee family says a man jumped out of a car, shoved their child on to the ground and snatched the child’s puppy.

—GIRL KIDNAPPED, from Lumberton, N.C.: Authorities are working to speak to the neighbors of a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.

—DISTRACTED DRIVING, from Nashville: The Ford Motor Company Fund is giving a Nashville hospital $100,000 for its work teaching teens about distracted driving.


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