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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

November 8, 2018

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TENNESSEE

To clinch the title of first female U.S. senator from Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn drew better-than-expected support from women voters, who were expected to be in her Democratic opponent’s corner. An AP survey shows women were about evenly split in the race, despite the divide over sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh hearings and Taylor Swift’s criticisms that Blackburn voted against equal pay for women Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Decisive margins among older voters helped lead Blackburn to victory.

In Brief:

NEEDLED CANDY, from LEBANON, Tenn. — A sheriff’s office in Tennessee says it has received two reports of needles being found in Halloween candy.

GIRL KIDNAPPED, from LUMBERTON, N.C. — The FBI wants people to surrender surveillance video recorded near where a 13-year-old girl was kidnapped from a North Carolina mobile home park.

FBI-MEMPHIS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The FBI says a new special agent has been named to head the field office in Memphis, Tennessee.

QUIT SMOKING, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is providing resources to help residents who want quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout.

AUTO INDICTMENT, from COVINGTON, Tenn. — Tennessee Department of Revenue investigators say an auto repair and towing company owner has been indicted on charges he failed to remit collected sales tax and falsified vehicle registrations.

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