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A man was arrested on charges of possession of a counterfeited controlled substance as well as other paraphernalia in a drug free school zone on Saturday, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Danny Gibbs Jr., 27, was taken into custody after he was discovered asleep in his van while in a traffic lane, and a …

MTSU is creating a new position on campus in an effort to combat sexual assault cases, according to a release from the university. It will be the responsibility of the new coordinator to respond immediately to reported sexual assault incidents and “help the victims navigate the university’s judicial and administrative processes.” “Our desire is to …

An armed robbery was reported at MTSU’s Scarlett Commons Building 1 on Friday night, according to an alert sent out by MTSU. One suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’6″, wearing a red hoodie. The other suspect was described as a light skinned black male, approximately 5’10”, wearing a beanie, and has tattoos …

AP NEWs

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying during a shootout with police, authorities said. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said 13 people were dead after the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland. It …

Murfreesboro police responded to a report of a sexual assault and attempted rape at The Pointe at Raiders Campus apartments on Monday night. The victim, a senior at MTSU, reported that she and a friend were in her home watching Netflix when she fell asleep. She reported that she woke up to the assailant on …