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by Ethan Clark // Contributing Writer MTSU hosted it’s 40th annual Groundhog Day Luncheon in the Murphy Center to celebrate the start of the Middle Tennessee State University’s baseball season on Monday morning. The luncheon started 42 years ago when the start of the school’s baseball season happened to fall on the same day as …

MTSU students in the military science program gained real-world exposure to sophisticated technology during explosive devices training last Thursday. The ROTC cadets received training in improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, from six U.S. Army Forces Command/Fort Campbell counter IED instructors and site leader Wayne St. Louis inside and outside Forrest Hall and the Forrest Hall …

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes $181.5 million for a new federal courthouse in Nashville. U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper, a Nashville Democrat who has long advocated for the new courthouse, lauded Monday’s announcement a “critical next step” in getting the facility built. The city has been waiting for federal funding for a new courthouse since …

Lawmakers will convene a special session today to take up Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. The proposal is simple, but the politics are not. Haslam’s plan is a two-year pilot project called Insure Tennessee. The deal calls on state hospitals to pay the $74 million state share to …

A woman reported to police that “she thought she had been raped” at the Gentleman Jim’s Bar & Grill located at 1325 Greenland Drive, according to a Murfreesboro police report. The victim told police the incident occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Murfreesboro police. The woman was transported to …

An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim. Fletcher Long says the juror was asked during jury selection about past experience with the criminal justice system, as …