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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

January 18, 2019

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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

Top Stories:

WAFFLE HOUSE SHOOTING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim’s mother thrown out. The suit accuses Jeffrey Reinking of negligence and conspiracy for returning several guns to his mentally unstable son. By Travis Loller.

MUSIC-RONNIE MILSAP

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap spent years recording 13 guest artists and bands for his new album, “Ronnie Milsap: The Duets,” in a place that became a hit factory for him in the 1970s and ’80s. He returned to his former studio in Nashville, Tennessee — dubbed “Ronnie’s Place” — that he bought from Roy Orbison in the 1970s and kept until 1995. He recorded duet versions of some of his classics, as well as new covers, with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Kacey Musgraves, George Strait, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and many more. By Kristin M. Hall.

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JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN

TOKYO _ Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers. The allegations center around a 7.8 million euro ($8.8 million) payment made to Ghosn last year by a 50-50 venture between Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., set up in 2017 in Amsterdam, and only Ghosn and a handful of aides knew about the money, Mitsubishi Chief Executive Osamu Masuko told reporters after the meeting. By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

MARIJUANA-TENNESSEE AIRPORT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee say two men were caught at the Nashville International Airport with more than 150 pounds of marijuana in their suitcases.

SHUTDOWN-MEMPHIS MUSEUMS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Museums and arts-related attractions in Memphis, Tennessee are offering free admission to federal workers affected by the U.S. government shutdown.

ROBOTICS COMPETITION, from SANDUSKY, Ohio _ Thousands of students from 10 states are gathering in northern Ohio for a regional robotics competition.

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