AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
Aug. 25, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
—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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