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(AP) — Tennessee election officials say voting seems to be going pretty smoothly across the state, but it’s still too early to tell what role the issues and the mild weather played in the turnout. Blake Fontenay, a spokesman for the Division of Elections, says state officials are not aware of any major problems with …

"Sidelines FM" airs weekly on WMTS 88.3 Murfreesboro. (FILE/WMTS)

On this week’s edition of Sidelines FM, we aimed to inspire our listeners to get out and vote on Election Day. We played tracks from John Lennon, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and more. Stream our playlist below via Spotify: “Sidelines FM” airs Monday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on 88.3 WMTS Murfreesboro can …

A man stopped for reckless driving by Murfreesboro police on Saturday morning complained that his crack cocaine and marijuana had been stolen at gunpoint earlier in the night, according to a police report. George Lain Jr., 49, told police that he was at “the spot serving folks,” at the corner of University Street and Reid Avenue when …

Police responded to a call about an armed robbery at Raiders Ridge Apartments at approximetely 2:56 a.m. Saturday morning, according to a police report filed by the Murfreesboro Police Department. Adam Ghueder, 22, told police he was approached by a black male while attempting to unlock his apartment door. He said the suspect “pointed a silver handgun” at him and …

An argument on Sunday night led to a call to Murfreesboro police after one neighbor attempted to strangle the other for parking cars on her property, according to an MPD arrest report. Melissa Warner told police she went to the apartment to complain to her neighbors who had allegedly been parking on her property. When the …

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision. The woman with brain cancer who revived a national debate about physician-assisted suicide ended her life Saturday by swallowing lethal drugs made available under an Oregon law allowing terminally ill people to choose when to die. She would have been 30 on Nov. 19. Maynard …