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DeVonne Womack, 27, was arrested early Sunday morning on charges for two armed robberies and attempted first degree murder, according to a Murfreesboro police arrest report. At approximately 12:03 a.m, a call was received in reference to an armed robbery aggravated assault at 1311 Greenland Drive, near Campus Pub, during which a man walked up to Victor Evans’s …

More than 40 years ago, a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office building in Washington, D.C., thrust the United States into a period of unease, and journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of The Washington Post forever tied their names to what would become one of the most famous political scandals in …

MTSU’s Kenneth Ball, 21, was selected for a speaking role at the grand opening of the new science building on October 15th. Ball, a senior from Savannah, Tennessee, was chosen by College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer to represent the campus body. Fischer was impressed with Ball’s comments in a video about the Aug. 25 …

Thirteen 9mm shell casings were found in front of an Aspen Heights apartment when police responded to a shots fired call at the student apartment complex early Tuesday morning, according to police reports. The casings were found in the roadway in front of the row of buildings containing apartments 300 to 400, spread roughly 10 feet …

Two women were stalked and threatened while walking from the James E. Walker Library to the Stark Agriculture building between 7:10 and 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, according to a campus police report. The two women were walking in the area between the Business and Aerospace Building and Corlew Hall when two men approached them …

Journalist Harry Rosenfeld, who served as managing editor at The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal, spoke to more than 60 students at MTSU about topics covered in his book, “From Kristallnacht to Watergate: Memoirs of a Newspaperman” Wednesday evening in the Business and Aerospace Building. Rosenfeld, 84, whose family escaped from Nazi Germany when he was …