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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2:30 pm, TN

May 17, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


ATLANTA — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.


DAYTON, Ohio — Robert K. Morgan Jr.’s voice wavered with emotion when he talked about seeing the Memphis Belle all put together for the first time in 50 years. His father, Robert Sr., had flown the legendary B-17F on 25 perilous bombing missions in World War II and worked the rest of his life to make sure the airplane was preserved.

In Brief:

—OFFICER STRUCK, from Memphis: Police say a Tennessee man has been charged with hitting an officer with his car during an attempted arrest.

—WORKER KILLED, from Soddy-Daisy: A highway construction worker who was struck by a tanker truck carrying asphalt has died in Tennessee.

—UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-INVESTMENT RECORDS, from Memphis: Records show that the University of Tennessee has pumped millions from its endowment into private investment funds, including many in the Cayman Islands.

—TYSON FOODS-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tyson Foods Inc. will receive a state economic incentives package worth $20 million to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a project that’s expected to include $322 million in private investment and 1,600 new jobs within five years.

—19TH CENTURY CONSTABLE, from Murfreesboro: A Tennessee county constable shot and killed by a suspected horse thief in 1878 has been honored in Washington.

—VANS CONTEST, from Hixson: A team of students has won $75,000 for a Tennessee high school’s arts program by winning the Vans “Custom Culture” contest.

—ARMADILLO MIGRATION, from Nashville: Rising temperatures have made Tennessee more hospitable to armadillos over the past three decades.


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