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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. — Officials say a Tennessee Department of Transportation salt truck has hit and killed a pedestrian in Middle Tennessee. The Tennessee Highway Patrol told media the accident was reported early Thursday in Lawrence County. They said a man in his 40s died, but they did not release his identity. Deputies with the Lawrence …

Search warrants have been issued to two Murfreesboro massage parlors and a Saint Andrews Drive residence by Murfreesboro police under suspicion that they are promoting prostitution, according to an Murfreesboro Police Department media release. Oasis Massage at 2805 Old Fort Parkway, Sunshine Massage at 1520 Memorial Boulevard, and Apartment C-2 at Saint Andrews Apartments were …

A man charged with four counts of aggravated assault after firing at police officers last month will be heard in circuit court in early April, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Police responded to Eric Morgan, 20, for making suicidal threats in his home at Alder Terrace Apartments on East Main St. after his pastor …

A bill that would modify the highly anticipated Tennessee Promise scholarship to benefit students entering the military passed swiftly and without objection through the state Senate Monday afternoon. Senate Bill 56, by state Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville, “really cleans up some language for folks in the military,” allowing high school students who opt to enter …

Two students at Raiders Ridge apartments were robbed of a number of sneakers totaling nearly $1300 in value Monday night, according to a Murfreesboro police report. Jonathan Rivers, 21, told police that while he and his roommate were at the MTSU Recreation Center, his roommate received a text at around 7:42 that the front and back …

by Savanna Hazlewood // Staff Writer  Former CNN executive producer Jeffery Reid shared his insight into media diversity and offered career advice to Journalism students Monday night as part of MTSU’s Black History Month. Reid, an MTSU alumnus, is most critically acclaimed for executive producing the Black in America series with Soledad O’Brien, and has covered breaking news such as …