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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

JAPAN-NISSAN

TOKYO _ Nissan’s shareholders ousted the automaker’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn from its board on Monday, seeking to shut the door on an era capped by scandal.

Also:

FILM-MINE 9

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ A film whose chilling theme is known all too well by residents of coal producing states _ an entrapment inside an Appalachian mine — opens in theaters this week.

In Brief:

_OFFICERS SHOT-MAN DEAD, from Greeneville: Authorities say two Tennessee police officers have been wounded in a shooting that left a man dead.

_GAY MAN BEATEN, from Lewisburg: A Tennessee man who attacked a gay man and bragged about it has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

_SOLDIERS-DEPLOYMENT, from Fort Campbell, Ky.: Dozens of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are deploying to Ukraine this month for a scheduled nine month tour.

_BOLL WEEVILS, from Nashville: Cotton producers in Tennessee have decided to continue a program that prevents the destructive boll weevil insect from reintroduction in the state.

_PICKWICK DAM, from Pickwick Dam: The Tennessee Valley Authority plans to begin reinforcing the Pickwick Dam against earthquakes this fall.

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