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

January 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

TENNESSEE ETHICS COMPLAINTS-BIBLICAL CONCEPT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee House now requires ethics complaints to be signed by at least two lawmakers before they can be filed. It’s a change the sponsor says is based on a “biblical concept.”

COMMITTEE SHAKEUP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Senate is changing the Republican leadership of five committees.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY RULING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled, in a split decision, that a man who placed a camera in a young relative’s bedroom while she was in the shower is not guilty of attempting to produce child pornography.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

ATLANTA _ A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year’s Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed “war on the Confederacy,” in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation.

In Brief:

_FATAL CHASE, from Knoxville: A Tennessee man has been acquitted of second-degree murder in a fatal 2016 wreck.

_MEMPHIS-VIA AIRLINES, from Memphis: Via Airlines says it is planning to offer flights from Memphis, Tennessee, to cities in Pennsylvania and Texas starting in June.

_TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM, from Nashville: A Tennessee State Library and Archives exhibit is highlighting the 2019 gubernatorial inauguration and the 49 governors through the state’s history.

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