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the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Best Buy phone salesman walked through a side entrance at the Rec Room after clocking out from his Friday work shift. He exchanged greetings with a few employees before entering a back room where he changed into an all-black suit and donned one of his many trademark masks. Show time was a couple of hours away, but the salesman was no longer slinging smartphones and protection plans. Instead, he was prepared to sell something entirely different. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER-SETTLEMENT, from Murfreesboro: A sexual harassment lawsuit against a former school resource officer in Tennessee has been settled for $15,000. According to The Daily News Journal, lawsuits accuse John Heath in his former roles as a Blackman Middle school resource officer and a wrestling coach of harassing a boy because his mother would not respond to text messages requesting nude photos of her starting in October 2015.

—DELIVERY BRAIN DAMAGE-LAWSUIT, from Albuquerque, N.M.: A jury has awarded a New Mexico couple $74 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a son left with brain damage. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports the jury this month ruled that a women's health clinic in Hobbs, New Mexico, didn't properly follow Lorenza Botello's pregnancy and a doctor injured her baby during delivery.


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