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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:45 pm, TN

September 26, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES

UNDATED — Shortly after last year’s shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a working group to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.

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HOSPITAL PARTNERSHIP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — University of Tennessee Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced a partnership Wednesday to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care across Tennessee.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL SAFETY FUNDING, from Nashville: Gov. Bill Haslam has announced all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed a first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures.

—HEAVY RAIN-FLOODING, from Chattanooga: A person has died and emergency shelters have been opened after heavy rains caused flooding in Tennessee.

—ESCAPED INMATE, from Wartburg: An inmate denies escaping a Tennessee prison and returning with contraband to sell on the prison’s black market.

—MISSISSIPPI RIVER-SUICIDE, from West Memphis, Ark.: The Arkansas state medical examiner says a woman from Memphis, Tennessee, committed murder and suicide by driving herself and her two sons into the Mississippi River.

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