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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

May 2, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee lawmakers are winding down the work of their annual legislative session. The Republican-supermajority General Assembly could adjourn Thursday if they tie up loose ends from their monthslong lawmaking session.

In Brief:

_WESTERN EXPRESS-EXPANSION, from Nashville: Freight carrier Western Express is planning to invest $88 million to expand operations at its Tennessee headquarters.

_MEMPHIS POLICE THREATENED, from Memphis: Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say a 16-year-old boy threatened to shoot employees at the department’s downtown headquarters, prompting a brief lockdown.

_PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACTS, from Jackson, Miss.: A private prison in Mississippi could be in danger of closing, while one in Michigan is reopening, after the federal Bureau of Prisons awarded contracts Wednesday to imprison noncitizens convicted of certain felonies.

_COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS, from Nashville: Civil rights leader and activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson are speaking at graduation ceremonies at Tennessee State University.


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