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

May 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Country band Alabama is extending their 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Ontario, Canada.

In Brief:

_WOMAN KILLED, from Memphis: A Tennessee man accused of killing his wife in front of her children has been arrested.

_RACIAL PROFILING-POLICE OFFICER, from Smyrna: A Tennessee police officer is suing the town of Smyrna over the handling of allegations that he racial profiled a 13-year-old black boy.

_OAK RIDGE RESEARCH, from Oak Ridge: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has helped break ground on a new research facility at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

_CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM-AWARD, from Memphis: The National Civil Rights Museum in Tennessee is being honored by a federal agency that supports the nation’s museums.


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