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Authorities have charged a Murfreesboro man with murdering his 86-year-old neighbor. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 60-year-old William Russell Brace was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lois Jean Espy, whose body was discovered last week on a local road in Bedford County. …

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reporting two deaths due to hypothermia, bringing the total number of confirmed weather-related deaths across the state to six. The agency said the cold weather was a factor in the deaths of a 48-year-old man in Shelby County and a 63-year-old man in Hamilton County, both hypothermia victims. Since …

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reports more than 60,000 customers are still without power. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that the outages span 17 counties, with the highest numbers in Bedford, Knox and Monroe counties. TEMA issued a state of emergency declaration for the state Monday night because of inclement weather caused by …

Murfreesboro police were dispatched to Raider’s Ridge Apartments in reference to a burglary on Monday morning, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Upon arrival, officers were advised by the complainant, Taylor Morales, 22, that a “wall in the office had been burned on the surface” sometime between when the apartment office closed at eight on …

Murfreesboro police responded to a call in regards to shots fired on East Castle Street early Saturday morning, according to a police report. The responding officer observed a “silver four door sedan occupied by four black males” crossing Middle Tennessee Blvd. when he arrived on the scene at approximately 2:21 a.m. The back window “appeared …

The latest MTSU Poll found Tennesseans favor some, though not all, of several proposed abortion rules pending in the state Legislature. Meanwhile, the Jan. 25-27 poll of 600 randomly selected Tennessee adults found majority opposition to permitting same-sex marriage and to increasing Tennessee’s tax on gasoline. Ken Blake, director of the poll at Middle Tennessee State …