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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

April 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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SEVERE WEATHER

Powerful storms that killed at least three people swept across the South on Sunday after spawning suspected tornadoes that left more than 20 people injured and multiple homes and businesses damaged or without power.

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EXCHANGE-FOSTER CARE HOUSE

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. _ “These are my children. What are you going to do?” Those are the words Ronda Paulson heard in 2014 — and she believes they came from God. The words led her to found Isaiah 117 House — a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space for children who have been taken from their homes into Tennessee Department of Children’s Services custody until caseworkers can find foster homes for them. By Lurah Spell, Bristol Herald-Courier.

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