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Police responded to an armed robbery call at the Ellington Human Sciences Building on Monday night at approximately 8:55 p.m. according to a report released by the MTSU Campus Police. The victim, George Ragan, 40, stated that he was in the Ellington Human Science Building parking lot when he was “struck in the head from …

An Arkansas man was arrested Thursday night at the Wendy’s restaurant on Old Fort Parkway after telling an employee at the drive-thru window that it was time to start killing people, according to a report from the Daily News Journal. Richard Shultz, 58, of Little Rock, pulled up to the drive-thru window and told a …

An armed robbery at the Ellington Human Sciences parking lot was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. Monday night. The suspect was described as a younger black male, was said to be wearing a red and white striped shirt, and was carrying a knife. He was said to have been accompanied by four to five other black …

With election day just around the corner and early voting already underway across the state, many Tennesseans are fighting to understand the complicated wording of many amendments on this year’s November 4 ballot. Four amendments are up for a vote for Tennesseean citizens. Amendment 2 deals with the way in which judges across the state …

One MTSU student was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford on Saturday night after an argument with her roommate escalated into a stabbing in their Raiders Ridge apartment, according to Murfreesboro police. Tamara Banks, 20, pulled a knife on her roommate, Diamonique McClung, also 20, following an argument. Banks told police her roommate was “getting smart with her” …

Two men have been convicted of an armed robbery that occurred on campus September 2013, according to campus police. A Rutherford County Circuit Court jury trial last week found Cephus D. Spicer guilty of aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm on school property. Spicer is currently being held at the …