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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, …

Wilson Bank & Trust’s Murfreesboro branch will be giving out $20 in gas to the first 200 customers at the Shell station on the corner of Greenland Avenue and Middle Tennessee Boulevard Friday, Sept. 19 starting at 11 a.m. Employees from the Lebanon-based bank will personally pump and pay for up to $20 of gas, …

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The brother of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a 20-year-old nursing student has been charged with tampering with evidence in the case. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday that on April 13, 2011, the day Holly Bobo disappeared in West Tennessee, 26-year-old John Dylan …