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Police responded to a call about an armed robbery at Raiders Ridge Apartments at approximetely 2:56 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a police report filed by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Adam Ghueder, 22, told police he was approached by a black male while attempting to unlock his apartment door. He said the suspect “pointed a silver handgun” at him and …

An argument on Sunday night led to a call to Murfreesboro police after one neighbor attempted to strangle the other for parking cars on her property, according to an MPD arrest report. Melissa Warner told police she went to the apartment to complain to her neighbors who had allegedly been parking on her property. When the …

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision. The woman with brain cancer who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She would have been 30 on Nov. 19. Maynard …

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The head of the Christian County Chamber of Commerce says the Fort Campbell area should be prepared for budget cuts to happen at the military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Chamber President Marian Mason told The Kentucky New Era (http://bit.ly/1tWjVRD) that chamber members would be meeting with their counterparts in Clarksville, Tennessee after …

How Tennesseans will vote on proposed amendments to the state constitution remain uncertain, but Republican incumbents Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hold substantial leads over their challengers, according to a statewide poll by MTSU. Amendment 3, which would constitutionally ban a state income tax, drew the support of 30 registered voters, according …

The fifth suspect in the attempted murder of Darryl Rouse Wednesday turned himself in to police this morning, according to a release by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Kourtland Johnson, 18, of Castle St., was arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy, especially aggravated robbery, and attempted first-degree murder. He is being held at Rutherford County Jail …