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

December 5, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

BILL LEE-WRONGFUL TERMINATION

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The company chaired by Tennessee’s newly elected governor is denying allegations it wrongfully terminated an employee who requested medical leave.

CHARTER BUS CRASH-ARKANSAS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament.

EARNS-BROWN-FORMAN

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Liquor company Brown-Forman Corp. reported slightly higher second-quarter net income Wednesday on the strength of its American whiskey and tequila sales but cautioned that it’s starting to feel the pinch from tariffs slapped on its spirits in key European markets.

DELTA QUEEN

ST. LOUIS _ After a decade in dock, the historic 1920s-era Delta Queen riverboat will cruise again.

In Brief:

_EXECUTION-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: A Tennessee death row inmate has selected a last meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and coffee as he awaits word on his execution from the U.S. Supreme Court.

_TRAIN-VAN CRASH, from Red Banks, Miss.: Officials are identifying two people who died when a train smashed into a van Tuesday in northern Mississippi.

_WATER PLAN, from Nashville: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam wants the public’s input on a state plan for future water availability.

_CONVEYOR BELT URINATOR, from Memphis: A Tennessee man faces up to three years in prison for urinating on a Kellogg’s cereal conveyor belt at a Memphis facility.

_SOLDIERS RETURN, from Fort Campbell: Fort Campbell says more than 200 soldiers are returning to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line over the next two weeks.

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