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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

November 14, 2018

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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A hearing is scheduled in federal court over a lawsuit alleging a company sold faulty soybean seeds to black farmers in Tennessee and Mississippi because of their race.

In Brief:

OIL SPILL, from MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A Murfreesboro man is under arrest after officials say he admitted to spilling 20,000 gallons of used motor oil, antifreeze and wastewater at Volunteer Oil Services.

NASHVILLE-NEW HUB, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that professional services firm Ernst and Young plans to bring up to 600 jobs to Nashville.

REGENTS-COLLEGE PRESIDENTS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Board of Regents says it has appointed presidents at Northeast State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Knoxville.

HASLAMS-INVESTIGATION, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home.

STOLEN PUP, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A stolen puppy has been returned to a 12-year-old boy in Tennessee whose family says he was shoved to the ground in the theft.


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