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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:40 pm, TN

December 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

CHARTER BUS CRASH-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — One child was killed and at least 45 other people were injured when a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said.

MUSIC-Q&A-HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Twenty-five years after “Cracked Rear View” launched their careers, Grammy-winning rock band Hootie & the Blowfish will release a new album and launch an official tour next year after a decade-long break.

In Brief:

—GOP-CLOSED PRIMARIES, from Nashville: Tennessee Republican Party officials have passed a resolution in support of asking voters to pick a party affiliation and close primary elections to party voters.

—GEORGE HW BUSH-HASLAM, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will attend the funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush in Washington.

—FATAL ROBBERY-TENNESSEE, from Memphis: Police in Tennessee say three minors are among six people charged with first-degree murder in a fatal robbery in Memphis.

—SALMONELLA-CRACKER BARREL, from Kalamazoo, Mich.: A Cracker Barrel restaurant in southwestern Michigan will not reopen after a problem with salmonella.

—HISTORIC PLACES, from Nashville: Four Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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