LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Josh Osborne, a child abuse survivor who inspired a stronger Tennessee law, has died at age 24.
WTVF-TV reports that Osborne was surrounded by friends and family when he died Tuesday night. He had been battling a virus in what was an ongoing series of health problems.
Authorities in 2004 found Osborne, then 15, in his Lebanon home where he had been starved and chained to a bed. He weighed only 50 pounds. Osborne's father and stepmother were later sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of attempted aggravated child neglect.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The latest data shows Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests.
Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced Tuesday that the biggest increases seen in the 2013-2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program results were in high school, where students made gains on five of seven high school tests.
TCAP scores are used in the calculation of final grades for students primarily in grades 3 through 8.
HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The funeral for former Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. is scheduled to take place in his rural northeastern Tennessee hometown on Tuesday.
Baker, a Republican whose 18-year tenure in the Senate drew accolades from both sides of the aisle, is known for cutting to the core of the 1973 Watergate hearings when he asked of then-President Richard Nixon: "What did the president know and when did he know it?"