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Middle Tennessee State University Freshman George Davon Kennedy was arrested by the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia as a suspect in an assault in Panama City Beach, Florida in March. Kennedy is one of three suspects in an assault that took place on a crowded beach in daylight between March 10-12. According to an announcement …

Murfreesboro Police have made progress in a 4 1/2 year-old case after Nancy Aragon turned herself and her husband in for the rape and battery of a 14 year-old girl on Monday. According to Murfreesboro Police Department, Charles Aragon, 46, is being extradited from Nags Head, North Carolina and indicted for six counts of rape, …

Murfreesboro police responded to a disturbance call at House of Hummus on Middle Tennessee Blvd. early Thursday morning. According to incident reports, Ashley Morris, a server of the restaurant, had requested her due pay and gotten into a verbal altercation with owner Mousa Aburayas. After the arguement, Aburayas, 28, told police that $424 dollars had gone …

AP NEWs

People with handgun carry permits would be able to carry their weapons on the grounds of the state Capitol under a provision inserted into a guns-in-parks proposal that overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Wednesday. The amended legislation was approved 26-7. The main goal of the bill is to strip city and county governments of the …

The percentage of opened murder cases that are closed with the arrest of a suspect in America today is around 64% with about two out of every three cases going unsolved, totaling about 200,000 unsolved murders since the 1960’s–according to a two-part report from National Public Radio’s Morning Edition this week based on data the FBI’s …

Reported forcible sex offenses on Tennessee college campuses increased by a daunting 74.5% in 2014, according to the annual crime report released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations today. The report counts 89 cases of rape, sodomy, sexual assault and forcible fondling across campuses in 2014, up from 51 in 2013. In particular, reports of …