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Full-time student and traveler Kelsey Martin spent Friday morning and afternoon roaming the streets in Paris, unaware of the events that would transpire several hours later. Martin, a 19-year-old nursing major from Selmer, Tennessee, has been studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain, for more than two months. Knowing her time overseas is limited, she decided to spend a …

by Brinley Hineman // Staff writer People all over the world were shocked on Friday, Nov. 13, when France experienced the worst amount of violence the country has seen since World War II due to a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. “I got a load of messages on my phone and news reports saying that Paris …

Murfreesboro Police investigated a shooting in the area of SE Broad Street and Middle Tennessee Boulevard yesterday around noon. The victim stated that a male was traveling at 20 mph on SE Broad St. and passed him on his left side, giving him the middle finger. The victim reported that he pulled over in front …

Middle Tennessee State University announced the members of the “task force” formed to determine the fate of the name of Forrest Hall. This after a student and faculty uprising this summer, protesting the name of the military science building which was named for confederate general and alleged Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest, in …

Vice President Joe Biden addressed thousands of city leaders from across the country as part of the National League of Cities’ annual meeting at Nashville’s Music City Center Thursday afternoon. Biden, who spoke for about 45 minutes, reflected on his early start in local government as a county councilman in Delaware and acknowledged the duties of local officials, who he said often go unrecognized for …

Murfreesboro Police responded to reports of a fire at The Grove apartments on Sunday. The victim, an MTSU senior, advised that she entered to her apartment to gather some belongings when she noticed a burning smell. She went back to the front door, where she found a white male standing outside. She also reported that …