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Murfreesboro Police were called to the Walmart on Old Fort Parkway just after midnight Wednesday morning in regards to a possible shoplifting, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. When police arrived on the scene, a Walmart employee identified two men, Bobby Durham, 19, and Samuel Carini, 20,  who were believed to be hiding lifted merchandise …

Associates from Kendig Keast Collaborative, a Texas community planning firm, gave a presentation on the development challenges and limitations that Murfreesboro city planners could expect to face on Tuesday night at Central Magnet High School. Kendig Keast Senior Associate Aaron J. Tuley and Associate Planner Frances Kellerman led the presentation, “Chapter 2” in “Murfreesboro 2035,” a …

With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday to reach a verdict convicting Brandon Vandenburg and Cory …

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 …