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

December 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

Top Stories:

WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The man accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants. Police say the 29-year-old Reinking was nearly naked, only wearing a green jacket, when he opened fire outside the restaurant on April 22 and then stormed inside. Police have said there would have been far more casualties if it weren’t for a quick-thinking restaurant patron who wrestled the AR-15 rifle away from the gunman. By Travis Loller.

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HORSE FARM FRAUD, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A former horse farm manager has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing more than $800,000 from his employer in Tennessee.

COMMISSIONER RETIRES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The first woman to serve as commissioner for Tennessee’s Department of Veterans Services says she will retire in January.

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