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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

February 11, 2019

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(at)ap.org. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


Mourners plan to gather Monday at a memorial service in Tennessee for musician Kyle Yorlets after the frontman for the rock band Carverton was gunned down during a robbery. The service will be held at Belmont University, Yorlets’ alma mater, the Nashville-based band said in a statement. The band says “all are welcome to come and celebrate the life of Kyle.”

In Brief:

BUSINESSMAN KILLED-CAR CRASH, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A prominent Tennessee businessman has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica.

NASHVILLE-LGBT BUSINESSES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Nashville Mayor David Briley has signed an executive order to help LGBT-owned businesses.

POLICE SHOOTING, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A man accused of shooting dozens of times at a Tennessee police officer has been arrested in Detroit.

SCRAP METAL INVESTIGATION, from TAZEWELL, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office says an investigation has revealed that Claiborne County inmates and sheriff’s litter officers received more than $23,000 from selling scrap metal.

SOLDIERS RETURN, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. _ Fort Campbell plans two welcome home ceremonies this week for more than 300 soldiers who are due to return to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.


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