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

March 19, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

REFUGEE LAWSUIT-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Attorneys for Tennessee lawmakers are headed to court in an appeal of their dismissed lawsuit against the federal government over the refugee resettlement program. A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel is slated to hear the oral arguments Tuesday morning in Cincinnati.

ABRAMS-TENNESSEE

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams to speak at Vanderbilt University.

In Brief:

BROADBAND GRANTS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Thirteen companies across Tennessee will receive part of $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants announced by Gov. Bill Lee.

FRAUD SCHEME, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for defrauding investors out of $3 million.

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