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Memorial Boulevard is closed between Airport Road and Glenis Drive after four cars were involved in a in a serious injury accident at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Airport Road Monday afternoon, according to Murfreesboro Police. Investigators believe that three cars were stopped at the intersection when a dump truck, driven by Mark Melton of Melton’s Construction, collided …

Authorities are investigating a shooting inside a restaurant in midtown Nashville that led to the death of a Memphis man, and the critical injury of another. The Tennessean reports that 19-year-old Ryan Weaver of Cordova and 25-year-old Murray Gross of Memphis were inside the restaurant Cook Out around 3 a.m. Sunday when a gunman opened …

A 45-year-old man was found dead after a fire at his home, according to Nashville authorities. The Tennessean reports the man was found in bed Saturday morning in the room where the fire is believed to have started. Officials say the ceiling collapsed on top of him, and Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas says …

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Authorities have charged a Murfreesboro man with murdering his 86-year-old neighbor. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 60-year-old William Russell Brace was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lois Jean Espy, whose body was discovered last week on a local road in Bedford County. …

Hundreds of students and nearly 40 schools in the Murfreesboro area participated in the 23rd annual Invention Convention hosted by MTSU’s Department of Elementary and Special Education on Thursday. Students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades gathered in the Student Union Building to present their inventions to the judges. Inventions were divided into two categories: …

After coming to Tennessee twice in the last three months, the Obama administration gave the Volunteer State even more while announcing executive actions in his “Made in Rural America” initiative. Tennessee’s merchandise exports made a record-breaking $33 billion in 2014 according to a release from the White House Press Secretary citing a Department of Commerce study. …