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

May 2, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee lawmakers are winding down the work of their annual legislative session. The Republican-supermajority General Assembly could adjourn Thursday if they tie up loose ends from their months-long lawmaking session.

In Brief:

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Civil rights leader and activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson are speaking at graduation ceremonies at Tennessee State University.

WESTERN EXPRESS-EXPANSION, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Freight carrier Western Express is planning to invest $88 million to expand operations at its Tennessee headquarters.

MEMPHIS POLICE THREATENED, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say a 16-year-old boy threatened to shoot employees at the department’s downtown headquarters, prompting a brief lockdown.


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