Associated Press

MILTON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a 64-year-old Rutherford County man died after a tree fell on him while he was riding an all-terrain vehicle during a thunderstorm.

Rutherford County Fire Chief Larry Farley tells media outlets that the man had just finished cutting his yard when a large hickory tree fell on top of him Wednesday evening.

Officials say there was hail on the ground when they arrived at the scene and winds had reached about 70 mph during the storm.

Authorities have not released the man's identity.

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Documents show that Tennessee officials had concerns about a testing company's ability to fulfill a $107.7 million contract to administer the new online TNReady standardized test even before this year's failed rollout.

The state announced last week it had terminated its contract with North-Carolina based Measurement Inc. following repeated failures.

tenntech.edu

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Professors at Tennessee Tech University say there’s “widespread dissatisfaction” on the Cookeville campus and they’ve published an open letter detailing their concerns about the current administration.

The Cookeville Herald-Citizen reports the findings of a faculty survey were presented during a faculty meeting last week in Cookeville.

cdc.gov

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) --  Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1NWQjcq ) six cases so far have been confirmed in the county.

Measles had been considered eradicated in the U.S. 16 years ago, but the anti-vaccination movement of recent years has led to new outbreaks.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A high-ranking Washington State officials says no one from her office will attend a national conference in Tennessee in part because of a bill signed by Gov. Haslam allowing counselors to refuse to treat patients based the therapist's religious or personal beliefs.

Washington’s Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says she will not go to the National Association of Secretaries of State summer meeting.

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