LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says officers are questioning a person of interest in a fatal shooting at a National Guard armory.
Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine says the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest of Nashville. A longtime member of the National Guard was killed.
DeVine says the victim's name won't be released until his family members had been notified. He says a top official, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, identified him as a sergeant first-class who had been with the guard for 20 years.
SMYRNA, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Smyrna police officer rescued a woman from a burning apartment overnight.
Smyrna Police say that just before 4 a.m. this morning they received a call just before 4 a.m that apartment 168 at the Imperial Gardens complex was on fire. When officers arrived heavy smoke was boiling out of the apartment.
Police Lieutenant Bart Myers broke in the front door and then crawled into the apartment on his stomach. He located the apartment’s resident, 67 year-old Hazel Starnes, ten feet from the door. He dragged her outside and Smyrna Firemen began CPR.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky pastor who is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Tennessee on rape charges involving a juvenile.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1tk04Ma) reports 46-year-old Roy Neal Yoakem is charged with aggravated statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure. He is being held at the Sumner County jail.
DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing hope that a planned discussion with the nation's new health secretary during the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this week might rekindle talks over his plan for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.
Haslam told reporters following a grant announcement in Dunlap on Tuesday that he's always had hope that something can be worked out. And he says Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell may be able to get "some of the logs unjammed."