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

November 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

WINTRY WEATHER

BYHALIA, Miss. — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England. By Adrian Sainz and Jeff Amy.

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In Brief:

LITTLE ROCK SHOOTING-PLEA, from LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Tennessee rapper no longer wants to withdraw his guilty plea from a weapons charge that was filed after he was arrested with a gun following a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub that left 25 people injured last year.

BANK ROBBERY, from LEXINGTON, Ky. — Police say a man arrested in Alabama has been charged with robbing a Kentucky bank this week.

MISSING WOMAN-HOMICIDE, from JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Authorities say a body found 33 years ago along an east Tennessee highway has been identified as a woman reported missing from New Hampshire.

HEPATITIS A, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health is warning that an outbreak of hepatitis A has killed one person and sickened more than 400 others.

PET FOOD-NEW FACILITY, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State officials say a fresh pet food company will invest $1.7 million in a new Tennessee production facility that’s expected to create 181 new jobs.

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