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Medical professionals and health officials gathered to discuss the special cultural considerations in treating ebola in West Africa at the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance on the Meharry Medical Center campus in Nashville. Most of the guests invited to the meeting Tuesday afternoon, hosted by the Tennessee Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Disparities Elimination and …

Hundreds of firefighters gathered Sunday, Sept. 14 to climb the stairs of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville as a memorial to the 343 firefighters lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Each firefighter climbed the building’s 28 flights of stairs four times to match the World Trade Center’s 110 flights. Many did so …

The Internet Technology Division of MTSU sent an e-mail out early Tuesday afternoon, asking that students not download the new iOS update, which is scheduled to release on Wednesday. “The University is experiencing significant speed issues with Internet access this week,” ITD said in the e-mail. “With our current constrained bandwidth, a significant number of …

By: Sarah Taylor and Maranda Faris One person was injured in a shooting near East Main Street early Sunday morning. Campus police said on Sunday morning that they were not investigating the event because it was an off-campus location. However, students reported a heavy police presence around campus that night. The victim said he was …

Murfreesboro police responded to an anonymous call of shots fired in the Raiders Ridge apartment complex on Thursday night at 10:22 p.m, according to a police report. When police arrived at Building 2, several people standing outside said they had heard shots fired around the other side the row of apartments. A witness said they …

One of the missing DCS escapees was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal’s Service at The Grove apartments, according to Metro Nashville police. Tajhiee Cockermam, 18, had allegedly been living in a car on complex property. He has been transported to Nashville Night Court and charged with felony escape. Two Woodland Hills escapees, De’Mario Fisher …