WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says four Marines are dead after a shooting attack at two military facilities today in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The official says the lone gunman involved in the attack was also killed.

According to the official, two others, a soldier and a police officer, were wounded.

The shootings happened at two military recruiting offices in Chattanooga, sending troops scrambling for safety.

A woman who says she witnessed the shooting in Chattanooga says she heard a barrage of gunfire near one of the shooting sites.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the time being, Tennessee's executioner will not testify in a trial challenging the constitutionality of lethal injection.

The state Court of Appeals issued the order Wednesday in response to a request by Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery. The court gives attorneys for the 33 death row inmate plaintiffs until July 29 to respond.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Chamber of Commerce has released its annual legislative score card, and it reflects a surprising disconnect with the Republican majority in the Tennessee General Assembly.

The Chamber rated the legislature on 23 issues it says are top priorities for the mid-state business community. The report concludes legislators voted with business interests on 15 issues, against on 4 pieces of legislation, with 4 issues rated business neutral.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Symphony will begin single ticket sales Friday for more than 100 performances during its upcoming season, but only about half of those programs include classical music offerings.

The orchestra will also play dozens of other dates backing pop artists like Frank Valli, the country group Alabama, and jazz artist Michael Feinstein.

In addition, the Schermerhorn will continue to screen popular movies with the orchestra playing the film’s score live, including The Wizard of Oz and Indiana Jones.


NASHVILLE, TN (WMOT)  --  The National Weather Service says Tuesday’s mid-state storms produced two tornados.

WSMV-TV reports the Weather Service has confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes touched down in Middle Tennessee. An EF-1 tornado can produce winds between 85 and 110 miles per hour.

The first tornado touched down in Pickett County and moved into Fentress County. The second tornado touched down just outside Cookeville.

Putnam County Emergency Management says about 15 homes and business in the area were damaged.