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

December 6, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EXECUTION-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee inmate is scheduled to become the second person to die in the state’s electric chair in as many months Thursday evening, nearly two decades after the state adopted lethal injection as its preferred method of execution.

In Brief:

_SCORE-LEADERSHIP, from Nashville: A Tennessee education group founded by former Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is switching up its leadership.

_INMATE DEATH, from Chattanooga: Authorities say a Tennessee inmate appears to have hanged herself.

_SCALDED BABY, from Cordova: A Tennessee woman charged with child abuse says her 4-month-son suffered third-degree burns while taking a bath.

_DICE GAME SHOOTING, from Memphis: Prosecutors say a Tennessee teenager has been charged with fatally shooting another player in a dice game.

_HASLAM-ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed 20 members to the new advisory boards for each of the four campuses within the state’s university system.

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