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

December 7, 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(at)ap.org. Bruce Schreiner 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


LOS ANGELES _ Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be “The Girl in the Movies,” the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy “Dumplin’.” Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character’s secret longing to fit in, to have happy Hollywood endings _ just like “the girl in the movies.” AP Video. AP Photos.


ST. LOUIS _ Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have “credible allegations” of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s.


TOKYO _ Nissan, the Japanese automaker under scrutiny after its former chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct, is recalling 150,000 vehicles spanning 11 models in Japan for dubious inspections for brakes and steering. AP Photo.

In Brief:

_ELECTION 2018-SENATE, from Nashville, Tenn.: A state record-setting $93 million-plus was spent in the open U.S. Senate contest in Tennessee that Marsha Blackburn won last month.

_DRAIN RESCUE-WOMAN-BABY, from Clarksville, Tenn.: Police in Tennessee say a woman and her baby fell 20 feet (6 meters) into a storm drain and were underground for more than 30 minutes.

_SOLDIER’S REMAINS RETURNING, from Nashville, Tenn.: Officials say the remains of an Army infantryman who went missing during World War II have been identified and they are being returned home to Tennessee.

_GOVERNOR-TRANSITION, from Nashville, Tenn.: Incoming Gov. Bill Lee has named four more staffers as he prepares to take office next month.

_FATAL WELFARE CHECK, from Fairview, Tenn.: Criminal charges won’t be filed against two Tennessee police officers who killed a man police say refused to drop a knife during a welfare check.

_FRATERNITY INVESTIGATION, from Knoxville, Tenn.: Police at the University of Tennessee are investigating a fraternity after two women reported being drugged and sexually assaulted.

_TRANSPORTATION GRANT, from Nashville, Tenn.: A $25 million federal grant will help build a new interstate interchange in Middle Tennessee.

_READING GRANTS, from Nashville, Tenn.: Tennessee has awarded $8.9 million for next year’s summer reading program.


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