AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 9 am, TN
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 email@example.com. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ‘n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering complications from breaking his hip in 2016. By Adrian Sainz and Hillel Italie.
SOUTHHAVEN, Miss. — Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson, the woman President Donald Trump freed from life in federal prison, say they won’t stop advocating for other people serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The women appeared together in an interview NBC’s “Today” show aired Thursday after they met face to face for the first time.
Candidates for Tennessee governor assemble in Memphis for a forum. Staffing, writing on merit.
ROBBER KILLED, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say a teen was shot and killed while attempting to rob a Burger King.
RIVER RESCUE-OFFICER DIES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A woman charged in the death of a Tennessee police officer who tried to help her has taken a plea deal.
FORGERY INDICTMENTS, from GALLATIN, Tenn. — Tennessee investigators say a couple provided bogus medical documents to try to get one of them temporarily out of county jail for doctor’s appointments at two facilities he didn’t schedule, for a diagnosis he didn’t have.
TODDLER SHOT, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are reaching out to the public for help in solving the fatal shooting of a 2-year-old Tennessee girl one year ago.
TEEN-LIFE SENTENCE, from CINCINNATI — Attorneys for a Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 are asking federal appellate judges to throw out her sentence, in a case that has attracted celebrity attention.
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