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The official Army twitter announced Monday morning that 1st Lieutenant Ryan DeBooy, a former MTSU ROTC cadet, has won an Emmy for his video titled “Soldier overcomes loss from helicopter crash.” U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy won an Emmy award for his storytelling work in “Soldier overcomes loss from helicopter crash”. Learn more about …

In accordance with the Clery Act, the MTSU Police Department has released its 2019 Annual Security Report that includes information regarding “any crime that occurred on campus or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or the campus security department” between 2017 and 2018, according to the report. Campus police patrol jurisdiction includes anywhere on …

A rape, which allegedly occurred in the Rutherford Lot on MTSU’s campus, was reported on Sept. 25, according to the MTSU Police Department. At 5:14 p.m. on Sept. 25, an MTPD officer met with a student who advised that they had been raped at 3 a.m. on August 24 by a suspect they met on …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Tennessee State Governor Bill Lee announced in a video uploaded to Twitter that October 10 is now a statewide official day of prayer and fasting. He credits the idea to the “countless Tennesseans” who told him they were praying for him and his family during his campaign. .@MariaLeeTN …

MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education (F.I.R.E.) hosted a William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Leadership lecture on Tuesday in the Student Union. The speaker was the co-founder of DNA Doe and founder of Identifinders International Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick to talk about forensic genealogy and the positive identification of the “Buckskin Girl.”  The …

Photos and Story by Carla Hicks/Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Oaklands Mansion held their fifth annual Oktoberfest on Saturday night. Their Oktoberfest is known for its numerous features of top, local craft brewers, food trucks, live music and games for all ages. “I enjoy coming out here every year to provide the people at the festival with …