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

April 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Supporters of a Tennessee death row inmate appealed to Gov. Bill Lee’s strong Christian faith on Wednesday in requesting clemency for a prisoner they say was redeemed by Jesus.


TOKYO _ Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, facing financial misconduct charges in Japan, says he will hold a news conference on April 11. Ghosn said Wednesday on his new verified Twitter account that “I’m getting ready to tell the truth about what’s happening.”


NEW YORK _ Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer of the Nashville-based company The Home Edit believe in streamlining your belongings to get organized, but they say it isn’t realistic to expect people to pitch so much of their stuff.

In Brief:

_CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS-BAN, from Nashville: A Tennessee push to outlaw childlike sex dolls has advanced in the Legislature.

_INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING, from Nashville: A proposal to let Tennessee’s four biggest cities decide whether to allow instant runoff voting in local nonpartisan contests is advancing.

_COUPLE SLAIN, from Memphis: A Tennessee man has been convicted of murder in the 2016 robbery and shooting deaths of a couple.

_BYSTANDER SHOT, from Tunica, Miss.: A north Mississippi woman has died after authorities say she was caught in the crossfire of a shooting while driving home from church.

_CRAPPIE TOURNAMENT, from Farmerville, La.: Less than a nickel’s weight made the difference between first and second place at a recent fishing tournament in Louisiana.


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