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

August 22, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking is due in court Wednesday afternoon for more discussion on a finding that he is currently not fit to stand trial. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. hearing.

In Brief:

—NBA PLAYER KILLED, from Memphis: A judge in Tennessee has ordered a mental evaluation for the jailed ex-wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright.

—SHERIFF INDICTED, from Tazewell: A Tennessee sheriff has been indicted on charges including using inmates for personal gain and misconduct, and two employees are also charged.

—POLICE OVERSIGHT BOARD, from Nashville: The police union in Tennessee’s largest city is suing to block a referendum establishing an oversight board.

—TENNESSEE-EXECUTION, from Nashville: Gov. Bill Haslam says corrections officials have told him Tennessee’s first execution since 2009 was handled in a “very professional manner.”

—BISCUIT ASSAULT, from Nashville: A Tennessee man is accused of throwing a biscuit at his ex-girlfriend’s face and threatening to kill her and her new boyfriend.

—PARKS-GRANTS, from Nashville: Tennessee officials say $15 million in grant money will help fund parks and recreational trail projects in communities.

—RAIL PORT-GEORGIA, from Savannah, Ga.: A new inland port terminal is allowing shippers to move cargo between northern Georgia and the Port of Savannah by train rather than sending trucks through the jammed highways of Atlanta.

—SINGER ARRESTED, from Windsor Locks, Conn.: Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became “belligerent” toward troopers.


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