Associated Press

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a man holding his teenage son hostage in Bedford County.

A statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says officers from the Shelbyville Police Department responded Wednesday night to a report of a hostage situation and arrived to find 53-year-old Jeffrey Darren Hosea holding his son at gunpoint in a camper. The statement says when officers entered the camper, Hosea pointed his weapon at one of them, who opened fire.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee prosecutor says two men stand charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from gunfire.

Zaevion Dobson was praised by President Barack Obama as a hero shortly after the teenager was killed in December of last year. He was also honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. There's even a Zaevion Dobson Memorial Playground and Park in the works near his Knoxville home.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America wants to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claims female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

Three women have accused the company of violating their rights by forcing them to expose their genitals to guards. One of the women says her children witnessed the search.

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 ( ) 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.

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.