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

October 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal judge has ordered the state of Tennessee not to proceed with plans to execute Edmund Zagorski by lethal injection after it refused his request to die in the electric chair.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An elections security advocate has sent a letter to Tennessee officials demanding that they review the security of voting systems in the state’s largest county before the November election.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country icon Loretta Lynn doesn’t mince words when it comes to CMT’s decision to honor all-female artists, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and more, at its annual Artists of the Year show, where Lynn will be recognized as an artist of a lifetime.

In Brief:

—INMATES ESCAPE-TENNESSEE, from Murfreesboro: Authorities say two inmates who escaped from a Tennessee jail after assaulting a deputy have been found.

—DOGS RESCUED-PUPPY MILL, from Evensville: Officials say more than 100 dogs have been rescued from a puppy mill in Tennessee.

—WOMAN’S DEATH INVESTIGATION, from Jackson: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help as the agency looks into the death of a woman in Weakley County.

—BABY RAPE-FILMED, from Memphis: Two Tennessee men are accused of raping a 9-month-old girl and filming the attack.

—COACH-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, from Dyersburg: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a softball coach in Dyersburg sent inappropriate photos to underage girls.


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