BC-TN--News Coverage,ADVISORY, TN

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Tennessee. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Tennessee Interim News Editor Joe Danborn at 404-736-9144 or jdanborn@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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TOP STORIES:

ARMORY SHOOTING

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with trying to kill four of his superiors at a West Tennessee armory is in court for an arraignment. Prosecutors say Amos Patton was being relieved of duty when he opened fire inside the armory in Millington last month. Patton has hired a private attorney after initially requesting a public defender. By Adrian Sainz. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m.

CATHOLIC BISHOPS-KURTZ

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The newly elected leader of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops says he will draw on his years as a pastor while seeking to reconcile Pope Francis' message of a welcoming church with the conservative ideology of American bishops. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Kentucky was elected Tuesday as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a role that makes him the U.S church's spokesman on national issues and a representative of American bishops to the Vatican and the pope. By Dylan Lovan. AP Photos. SENT: 750 words.

EXPANDED SCHOOL DAYS

HARTFORD, Conn. — Thousands of students in five states will be spending more time at school. More than 9,000 students are attending select, high-poverty schools in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts and New York that have developed expanded school schedules as part of the TIME Collaborative, or Time for Innovation Matters in Education. Some of those schools are already using the extra time for additional instruction and enrichment. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 500 words.

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VETERANS HOME

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — State officials say the proposed site for a veterans' home in Bradley County is "unacceptable" and local officials say they are now actively looking for a new property.

IN BRIEF: BROTHER KILLING, RAILROAD MUSEUM, CMA CEO, TITANS-SECOND HARVEST, MTSU-GINSENG INITIATIVE

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