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The Tennessee Department of Health and the Metro Public Health Department announced Thursday the first electronic-cigarette related death in the state, after a Nashville man suffered a serious respiratory disease associated with vaping devices and later died. MPHD officials are working with the TDH to investigate the man’s death, and no additional information has been …

Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry MTSU representatives presented Charlie Daniels with an MTSU Blue Raiders football helmet during a performance at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday evening. Tonight, @CharlieDaniels was honored for his contributions to the @MTVetCenter, which helps veterans pursue their college and career goals. Thanks for all you do and congratulations, …

Photo courtesy of PBS STDs are on the rise nationally and in Tennessee, according to the 2018 Central for Disease Control’s Annual STD Surveillance Report, published earlier last week. According to the report, which tallies the STD reports from 2014 to present, the rate of reported STDs has risen steadily each year. Reported cases of …

Story by Kiera Jones / Contributing Writer Photos by Kiera Jones and Savannah Meade  With the anticipated homecoming game approaching, MTSU’s student body has been anxious to see who the next King and Queen of the 2019-2020 year will be. Voting began Monday and wraps up Thursday, and students were able to vote via MT …

Photos courtesy of the Murfreesboro Police Department THE MPD is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed the First Tennessee Bank at 123 W. Thompson Lane at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Bank Robbery: First Tennessee Bank, W. Thompson LN. Robber handed a teller a note demanding money, stating he had a gun. …

The official Army twitter announced Monday morning that 1st Lieutenant Ryan DeBooy, a former MTSU ROTC cadet, has won an Emmy for his video titled “Soldier overcomes loss from helicopter crash.” U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy won an Emmy award for his storytelling work in “Soldier overcomes loss from helicopter crash”. Learn more about …