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College Grove Apartments Murfreesboro

On Monday, Murfreesboro Police Department responded to a reported assault and vandalism incident that occurred Sunday morning at the College Grove apartment complex. An MTSU student told police that that his friend arrived at his apartment around 2:30 a.m. angry at the student for not giving him a ride. The friend then allegedly began kicking the …

Veterans Center mural

By Shaina Johnson // Contributing Writer When Randy L. Purcell, Army veteran and alumni of MTSU, was asked to paint a mural in the Veterans and Military Family Center, he was honored to do so. Purcell, originally from Paducah, Kentucky, moved to Nashville in 2000. At age 37, he became an art student at MTSU …

Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Cement

Photo courtesy of Nike An MTSU student reported an aggravated burglary at his Student Quarters apartment on Monday to the Murfreesboro Police Department. According to the police report, the student left his apartment Saturday night with the door unlocked. When he returned on Sunday, his $220 Air Jordan Retro 4 ‘Cement’ shoes that had been …

Emmett Nelson Lyons Jr., a 42-year old Uber driver, was indicted on March 15 by the Rutherford County Grand Jury on aggravated rape and rape charges. According to the police report, Lyons was arrested on March 11 for raping a 22 year old female in October after a Halloween party. The victim became intoxicated at …

On March 18, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting reported at the Vie apartment complex around 5 a.m. Upon arrival, police found the body of Donte Bernard Johnson, 23, in the parking lot beside building three. According to the police report, Johnson appeared to have been shot to death. According to police, another individual, Brandon Deangelo Herman, 25,was later located and was …

AP NEWs

Story by Sheila Burke//Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million in her lawsuit against a stalker who bought a hotel room next to her and secretly recorded a nude video, finding that the hotel companies and the stalker shared in the blame. After a full day of deliberations, the …