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

October 1, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee is no longer contracting with Tennessee, alleviating questions circling him about possible conflicts of interest should he be elected in November.


WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is expanding his influence ahead of November’s midterm elections.


—ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TRUMP, from Johnson City: President Donald Trump is returning to Tennessee for a public rally and a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate bid.



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Federal authorities say about 400 guns have been stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee.

In Brief:

—DEADLY ATTACK-MANHUNT, from Clarksville: Tennessee authorities conducting a manhunt for a suspect in a deadly attack last month say he was seen driving the truck of a man who was fatally shot.

—ABORTION AMENDMENT-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: In a victory for opponents of abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a case that has made it easier to restrict abortion in Tennessee.

—NEW STATE MUSEUM, from Nashville: The Conestoga wagon that brought early settlers from Virginia in the 1800s, the hat Andrew Jackson wore to his presidential inauguration in 1829 and an 1863 Civil War cannon are several familiar artifacts that will be integrated into the new Tennessee State Museum.

—ASIAN CARP, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say they are aiming to install a riverbed bubbler and sound system in Lake Barkley early next year as an environmentally friendly way to block the spread of an invasive fish.


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