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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1 pm, TN

December 15, 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(at)ap.org. Travis Loller 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Nashville judge says attorneys for a white police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man can introduce parts of the man’s criminal history at a preliminary hearing next month. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ When Drake came to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena earlier this year, there was one name the rap star couldn’t stop saying on stage. He told the sold-out crowd that as soon as his tour was over, “I’m going right back to the studio with Tay Keith.” 22-year-old Tay Keith, if you’re unfamiliar, is a hip-hop producer. And in his field, no one’s had a bigger breakout year. SENT: 900 words.

In Brief:

_ INMATE DEATH, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.: The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 57-year-old inmate.

_ CHRISTMAS PARADE-SEX OFFENDER, from SARDIS, Miss.: Some people in a north Mississippi town are complaining after the local chamber of commerce chose a sex offender as the grand marshal of the town Christmas parade.

_ TRUSTMARK-OVERDRAFT FEES, from JACKSON, Miss.: Two women say in a lawsuit that a Mississippi-based bank is unfairly charging overdraft fees.


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