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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:45 pm, TN

June 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

CHILDREN IN KENNELS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee’s child services department said Monday that it’s investigating a woman accused of driving her two young grandchildren around in pet kennels.

Also:

KKR-ENVISION ACQUISITION

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — KKR is buying physician services provider and surgery center operator Envision Healthcare Corp. in an approximately $9.9 billion deal.

ORPHANED BEAR

VIDALIA, La. — An orphaned baby Louisiana black bear is being nursed back to health by a nonprofit organization in Tennessee.

EXCHANGE-ATTORNEY-IRON LUNG

DALLAS — The machine is what people see first. The submarine-like metal cylinder dominates the room, rhythmically humming and pulsating as it helps keep Paul Alexander alive.

In Brief:

—BOY STRUCK-TRAIN, from Bristol: Police in Tennessee say a boy struck by a train in Tennessee suffered no life-threatening injuries.

—TENNESSEE TUITION, from Knoxville: A subcommittee at the University of Tennessee Knoxville will consider a proposal to hold tuition flat for the first time in 34 years.

—MUSEUM-COMMEMORATIVE STONES, from Nashville: The new Tennessee State Museum that’s expected to open this fall is offering a chance to purchase commemorative stones for a pathway leading to the facility.

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