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By Samantha Hearn and Robby Ker Alberto Gonzales, the former United States Attorney General during the George W. Bush administration, was welcomed to campus on Thursday afternoon by a mix of potential law students and protestors. Gonzales, the current Dean of Belmont University Law School, spoke on law school and the legal profession at 1 pm in …

RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press   BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. fighter jets and bombers expanded their aerial campaign against Islamic State targets Wednesday, striking the militants in both Syria and Iraq even as the extremists pressed their offensive in Kurdish areas within sight of the Turkish border, where fleeing refugees told of civilians beheaded and towns torched. President …

Alberto Gonzales, the former attorney general during the presidency of George W. Bush, will speak at MTSU on Thursday, Sept. 25 in the Simmons Amphitheater of the Paul. W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. Gonzales, the Dean of Belmont University College of Law, will speak about law school and the legal profession from 1:00 p.m. t0 …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal from a woman convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player. Defense attorney Joe Brandon told the Daily News Journal (on.dnj.com/1mSdDQD) that justices refused to hear the appeal from Shanterrica Madden in the death …

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, …