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

December 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:


The affair and resignation of former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is this year’s top news story in Tennessee, according to an annual Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters.


TOKYO _ Japanese prosecutors added a new allegation of breach of trust against Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn on Friday, dashing his hopes for posting bail quickly. Ghosn and another former Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, were arrested Nov. 19 and charged with underreporting Ghosn’s income by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015. They also face the prospect of more charges of underreporting Ghosn’s income for other years by nearly 10 billion ($80 million) in total. By Mari Yamaguchi.

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In Brief:

TEACHER LICENSING AUDIT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A state audit says a Tennessee public school district placed teachers in classrooms without proper licensing or endorsements.

HASLAM-CLEMENCY, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to 11 people as he inches closer to the end of his final term in office.

UNEMPLOYMENT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped by 0.1 percentage points in November to 3.6 percent.


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