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On Monday night, police responded to a call regarding threats and extortion, according to an incident report filed by the Murfreesboro Police Department. The caller, Daniel Embry, 32, informed police that he had received a Facebook message demanding that he put $5,000 cash in the trash can outside of the pavilion located at Patterson Park …

DeVonne Womack, 27, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges for two armed robberies and attempted first degree murder, according to a Murfreesboro police arrest report. At approximately 12:03 a.m, a call was received in reference to an armed robbery aggravated assault at 1311 Greenland Drive, near Campus Pub, during which a man walked up to Victor Evans’s …

A female student and university employee reported a sexual assault to the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday night, according to a police report. The victim said she was helping a friend study in a Campus Crossings apartment when her attacker asked her to come into his bedroom and talk. According to the report, he then “began …

MTSU assistant softball coach Kelley Montalvo, 27, was suspended after she was arrested by the Murfreesboro Police Department and charged with driving under the influence Friday night. “Kelley has been suspended indefinitely from all softball coaching related activities and will remain suspended while we review the incident and gather information,” MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro said …

The Society for Photographic Educations (SPE) held a reception for the “Engaging Possibilities” Member Exhibit at Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts on Thursday evening. While the exhibit features art by amateur, student and professional photographers, the purpose is not just to display photos, but to encourage local students to learn photography, as well. “[SPE] has really influenced me. …

Lindsay Buchanan and Rhiannon Gilbert contributed to this report. Photos by Samantha Hearn.  On Sept. 2, just a week after classes began, a female resident of a mostly freshman dorm was outside her room after dark. She was aware of the danger of walking alone, but the young woman believed she was being careful. Suddenly, …