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Murfreesboro Police responded to a reported rape Sunday afternoon. The victim, 19, reported that the incident occurred between the early morning and afternoon on Friday, September 18 in her Campus Crossings apartment. The victim told police that the perpetrator was an acquaintance, but no arrest has been made at this time. For more news follow us at …

Contributing Writer // Mackenzie Meins Though it may sound cliché, walking into Stonekeepers for the first time is truly a magical experience. The environment is rich with pleasant scents and colors. However, the most unforgettable aspect of the shop is the ethereal music that constantly plays in the background. Stonekeepers, located at 111 E. Lytle …

Dawn Wyatt//Contributing Writer  Religious leaders and elected officials from across Tennessee converged in downtown Nashville Thursday for “Stand in the Gap for Truth,” a rally on religious freedoms sponsored by the Tennessee Pastor’s Network. Among many of the day’s speakers, the common theme was Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to …

A few changes have been made to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to an announcement from President Obama on Sept. 14. Beginning in the 2017-18 year, students will be able to file as early as Oct. 1 rather than the current date, Jan.1. Additionally, students will be able to report their …

The Murfreesboro Police Department responded to a complaint from an MTSU freshman who reported she was sexually assaulted at her friend’s off-campus apartment Tuesday night. MPD officers responded after the 18-year-old victim went to MTSU’s campus police to file a report. According to the report, the victim and friends had been at College Grove apartments watching a …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a complaint of a worker at University Gables trespassing on a residence Wednesday morning. A resident complained to the leasing manager that a maintenance worker, Kevin Wright, had re-entered his apartment after the tenant had left, according to the police report. The tenant’s roommates, who were not present when the police …