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A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three hours before announcing that Brandon Vandenburg …

A crowd gathered at Central Magnet High School in Murfreesboro on Monday afternoon to march together in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The group of more than 500 marched went down Hancock St, turning left onto Mercury Boulevard and into the Patterson Park Community Center, where Pastor Donald Whitmore of the True Gospel Missionary Baptist …

Two-Tone Art Gallery opened it's doors on April 1, 2013. It's located at 113 West Lytle Street in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (FILE/Two-Tone Art Gallery)

Murfreesboro’s Two-Tone Art Gallery is seeking crowd-funded donations for supplies and improvements. The gallery launched an Indiegogo campaign at the beginning of December with a goal of $3,000. The funds raised will go towards display cases, easels, lighting and other amenities for the gallery’s space at 113 West Lytle Street. Even if the campaign does …

Two people have died in a fiery crash that closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 north of Nashville. Media report the crash was reported at about 5 a.m. Tuesday and involved two semi-trucks and a car. WKRN-TV reports that an eastbound semi-truck crossed the median and hit a FedEx truck, which was then hit …

An MTSU student reported early Saturday morning that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant in a parking lot near campus earlier in the month, according to Murfreesboro police. The victim told police she was assaulted on Nov. 6 in a parking lot near 750 Jessica Street, close to the Burger King on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. She …

Police in Middle Tennessee are searching for a whiskey bandit who apparently has a hankering for Crown Royal. Metro Nashville Police tell WKRN-TV that they’ve been called out to three thefts this week at liquor stores where the only thing stolen was the Canadian whiskey. Police say the latest burglary happened early Thursday at TLC …