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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

January 26, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org/ .

EXCHANGE-PRAYER WITH PRISONERS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _There’s hardly any small talk in this circle. Rudy Kalis, New King James Bible in his hands, leans forward as 17 men in prison-issued light blue denim shirts and dark denim pants listen intently. “Does prayer change things?” Kalis asks. “How long do you keep praying when you don’t get them answered?”

An AP Member Exchange from The Tennessean. By Brad Schmitt.

In Brief:

JOHNNY CASH HOME _ A home once owned by Johnny Cash in Hendersonville, Tennessee, is for sale for $3.9 million.

DOCTOR SENTENCED _ A Gatlinburg doctor accused of over-prescribing opiates and billing taxpayer-funded and private insurance to the tune of $3.5 million has been sentenced to more than 5 years in prison.

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