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

March 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TOYOTA-US EXPANSION

BUFFALO, W.Va. _ Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.

POLICE OVERSIGHT LIMITS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The Tennessee House has passed a bill to limit community oversight boards that investigate police misconduct.

EARNS-DOLLAR GENERAL

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. _ Dollar General Corp. posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with profit pressured by an income tax expense while revenue grew during the critical holiday period.

In Brief:

_SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE, from Union City: The Tennessee Supreme Court has expanded exceptions for when evidence obtained without a warrant is admissible.

_DUCKS UNLIMITED CEO, from Memphis: Former Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam H. Putnam has been named CEO of the conservation group Ducks Unlimited.

_PINK ADOPTS A PUP, from Nashville: The pop star Pink added another member to her family this week when she adopted a puppy while in Tennessee on her “Beautiful Trauma” tour.

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