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An explosion rocked many residents awake Wednesday morning as police say an improvised explosive device may have gone off at the Vie Apartments at 1345 Wenlon Drive in Murfreesboro. No injuries were reported, and residents in the surrounding parts of the building were immediately evacuated. There was minor damage to the apartment unit. Murfreesboro Police …

Middle Tennessee State University released a statement late Tuesday afternooon, alerting students of a reported sexual assault that occured early Monday morning near the Rutherford Boulevard parking lot. The incident was reported at 6 p.m. Monday, according the preliminary police entry. The alleged victim stated that she had been assaulted on the sidewalk near the …

Murfreesboro detectives are looking for any information to identify a burglary suspect who took two weapons from a Murfreesboro home Monday night. The Murfreesboro Police Department released a tweet stating that the suspect broke into a home on Sherill Blvd at 11:30 p.m. The victims had a security camera and were able to provide images …

Feature Photo by Angele Latham Gallery photos and Story by Tina Higgins / Contributing Writer As the month of April begins, college students across the United States are raising awareness for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the form of awareness campaigns, powerful marches and inspiring speakers. And across MTSU’s campus, Health Promotion’s the Power …

Photo courtesy of Joshua Rigsby For almost two decades, the SpringOut! Pride Week has been held on MTSU’s campus, and, since its inception, it has continued to become larger and more inclusive for students. The week of events, organized by MT Lambda, MTSU’s all-inclusive LGBT+ organization, began on Monday, wrapped up on Saturday and included …

Photo and video courtesy of Andrew Oppmann / MTSU MTSU students received behind-the-scenes instruction Sunday morning at rehearsals before the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Students arrived in Sin City Friday to celebrate the achievements of several alumni, all of which are nominees in tonight’s ceremony, and to garner hands-on training …