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

December 14, 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(at)ap.org. Bruce Schreiner 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

DEATH PENALTY

WASHINGTON _ Three states including Tennessee resumed executions of death row inmates in 2018 after long breaks, but nationwide, executions remained near historic lows this year, according to an annual report on the death penalty released Friday. AP Photo.

SUSPECT STRUCK-HANDCUFFS

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ A Tennessee sheriff’s office is disputing the extent of the injuries suffered by a black man beaten by a white officer while handcuffed. An attorney for 25-year-old Charles Toney says hospital records prove he suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs, nose and fingers during his arrest on an outstanding warrant on Dec. 3.

In Brief:

_POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Memphis, Tenn.: Authorities say a police officer in Tennessee fatally shot an armed man after a confrontation.

_STOLEN CAR-CHILDREN, from Nashville, Tenn.: Police in Tennessee are searching for a man accused of stealing a car that had two children inside of it.

_ROCK DEATH-TENNESSEE, from Nashville, Tenn.: The family of a man killed when a concrete chunk went through his windshield is now offering a $10,000 reward for more information on the case.

_ATTORNEY GENERAL-NEW STAFFER, from Nashville, Tenn.: Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery has tapped Jonathan T. Skrmetti as his new chief deputy.

_STATE PARKS-FIELD TRIPS, from Nashville, Tenn.: Tennessee’s state parks are taking applications for grants for school field trips.

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