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Amy Wethington, 43, was sitting in the living room of her Bridge Avenue apartment Friday afternoon when a bullet came through her ceiling into her kitchen, according to a Murfreesboro police report. Robert Shane Bowen, 43, was arrested for reckless endangerment with a firearm, two counts of violating his parole and aggravated robbery in connection …

How does Native American fashion look? Introducing the subject with an extensive background in textiles, merchandising, and design,  Dr. Lauren E. Rudd began Monday’s Lecture Series with several questions focused on the audience’s perception of American Indian dress in her presentation titled Native American Fashion: Indigenous Inspiration or Cultural Appropriation…Think About It. Antique photos accompanied …

A man was robbed at gunpoint in his Alder Terrace apartment at 2426 E. Main St. Friday morning by two men and a woman, according to a Murfreesboro police report. Jesus Gonzalez-Dimas, 48, told officers through an interpreter that the woman, a prostitute he knew as “Amy,” knocked on his door around 8:30 a.m. When …

An MTSU student was arrested for soliciting a prostitute at the Baymont Inn and Suites at 2230 Armory Drive on Wednesday night. The 19-year-old freshman was found in the restroom of a room being used by a 26-year-old woman who had previously identified herself to the arresting officer as a prostitute, according to a Murfreesbro …

After finding drinks with unsettling expiration dates in campus vending machines, some students are beginning to question the care that goes into stocking MTSU’s drink machines as well as campus dining options. When MTSU freshman Gabby Pearson purchased a Gatorade on Feb. 17 from a vending machine in Cummings Hall, she found that it had …

The fatal shooting of Joeuan Booker in a Vanderbilt University parking garage Saturday night may have been drug related, according to Metro police. Vanderbilt police found Booker, 31, in the Wesley Place parking garage at the Northeast corner of campus at around 11:40 p.m. Saturday with an apparent gunshot wound, the Tennessean reports. Surveillance video …