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

July 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A trial is set to begin in a case challenging the three-drug combination for lethal injections in Tennessee. The trial is slated to start Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court. It’s still unclear whether the legal proceedings will delay one death row inmate’s execution scheduled for Aug. 9.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mason Ramsey, an 11-year-old from Illinois whose version of a Hank Williams classic has been watched more than 50 million times on YouTube and has spawned multiple remixes, is releasing his first album. Ramsey’s EP “Famous” includes both country classics and new songs. It will be released on July 20. It includes “Lovesick Blues,” the song that made Ramsey an overnight internet sensation. By Kristin Hall.

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In Brief:

TEEN ROBBERS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of armed robberies in Tennessee, including a shooting that critically wounded a person.

OFFICER RUN OVER, from MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say a woman involved in a domestic disturbance ran over an officer with her car.

TRAILER MANUFACTURER-EXPANSION, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State officials say a company that manufactures trailers for vehicles is expanding its Tennessee operations by investing $3.7 million and adding 148 jobs.


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