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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 …

Murfreesboro police responded to a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday when a complainant advised there was some vandalism in the pool room of the complex, according to a police report. When they arrived at the scene they made contact with the complex’s manager, Fredia Lott, who advised that someone had “burned the exterior doors of the …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a call from a local residence in regards to a rape at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Monday. The victim reported that she had been at the Walgreens on Northfield picking up her prescription when she saw her ex-boyfriend and “became very disoriented because of her multiple sclerosis disease.” The victim told …