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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer who was fatally shot responding to a dispute between a father and son in eastern Tennessee had been wearing a bullet-proof vest, but he was struck in the neck.

Authorities say Marysville Police Officer Kenny Moats was killed Thursday while responding to the second domestic disturbance call of the day at the home.

The Blount County Sheriff's office says Moats and a deputy were able to get the father to safety and were taking cover behind their vehicles when the son opened fire from the garage, striking Moats from about 70 yards away.

Updates: Police ask for your help identifying body

Aug 25, 2016
WCSO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There are new details available regarding the discovery Monday of bodies in two mid-state locations.

WTVF-TV reports the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of a woman whose body was found Monday night in a field off of Cross Keys Road in the Bethesda Area.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying that woman. YOu can see that sketch here, along  with a rendering of a tattoo found on the body.

tn.gov/workforce/section/tosha

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a spike in on-the-job fatalities last month is "alarming."

TOSHA administrator Steve Hawkins tells WPLN-FM (http://bit.ly/2biULKr ) four of the 10 deaths in July were on construction sites. Most of the construction workers died because of a fall, and their deaths were likely preventable.

Usually, most workplace deaths in Tennessee occur in the manufacturing sector.

tnstate.edu

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men have been arrested in Memphis in the death of a 19-year-old last year on the Tennessee State University campus.

Nashville police say 20-year-old Robert Tunstall was taken into custody Tuesday in Memphis, and 20-year-old Christopher Gatewood was arrested Friday in Memphis.

A Davidson County grand jury indicted Gatewood and Tunstall on charges of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, weapons violations and reckless endangerment.

tseaonline.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An association representing state employees in Tennessee wants the state to stop using private prisons.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2bBeIKn ) reports that Tennessee State Employee Association President Bryan Merritt is calling on the Tennessee Department of Correction to end the use of private prisons because he says state employees already do a great job managing prisons. He says private prisons provide an inferior product, lower levels of safety and security and debatable savings.

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