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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

September 24, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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In Brief:

—ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TRUMP, from Johnson City: President Donald Trump is returning to Tennessee for another fundraiser to boost Republican Marsha Blackburn in her tough U.S. Senate race.

—ELECTION 2018-SENATE, from Nashville: Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s former GOP opponent for Senate has endorsed her, a change from February when he left the race and urged Republican Sen. Bob Corker to reconsider retiring from the seat that Blackburn is seeking.

—FATAL SHOOTING, from Altamont: Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot and three other people have been injured in an apparent domestic incident at a Tennessee home.

—POLICE SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from London, Ky.: Kentucky State Police say a trooper has fatally shot a man who tried to assault him with a weapon.

—POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Memphis: Activists are questioning the level of force used by Tennessee police officers to arrest people protesting the Memphis Police Department’s shooting of a black man who was in critical condition.

—PRESERVATION GRANTS-LIST, from New Orleans: A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation’s diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign.

—STUDENT VOTERS, from Murfreesboro: Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett has launched a statewide competition for voter registration at college campuses.

—TENNESSEE ST-SHOES, from Nashville: An assistant coach for women’s basketball at Tennessee State University is working to send shoes to children in Cuba.


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