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Updated on July 2, 2018, at 10:40 p.m. with new information about 20-year-old Albert Mustapha’s arrest for his alleged involvement in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of 27-year-old Dylan Biddle Jr. Photos courtesy of Murfreesboro Police Department Four suspects have now been charged with first-degree murder in the ongoing investigation of the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Murfreesboro resident …

Photo by Eric Goodwin / MTSU Sidelines Archive One person is dead and another is in critical condition after two shootings Wednesday evening, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department media release. Murfreesboro Police officers responded to a call at 5:47 p.m. of a gunshot victim at a residence on Old Lascassas Road. Upon arrival, police …

Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Cheruiyot / Facebook Recently graduated MTSU alumnus Geoffrey Cheruiyot died in the early morning hours of May 31 after being involved in a car crash in East Tennessee. The 23-year-old was a co-worker, an athlete and a friend among many MTSU students and faculty.  “He always had a smile on his face. …

Photos and story by Sarah Dixon-Morgan / Contributing Writer Thousands of marchers lined the streets of Nashville on Saturday morning to kick off the Nashville Pride Festival, which has celebrated “lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people and culture in Middle Tennessee since 1988.” Groups were lined up well before 9:30 a.m., and the “Equality Walk” …

Photos and story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer Tennessee Hemp Supply, a hemp dispensary in Murfreesboro, is the first of its kind in Tennessee. The dispensary opened to the public on June 9 but held its “grand opening” event Saturday. The shop has already attracted much attention and has experienced large waves of people …

Photo by Chris Curtis / MTSU Sidelines Archive Indiana’s Valparaiso University and MTSU have entered into a “non-binding letter of intent” for the transfer of Valparaiso’s American Bar Association-accredited law school to MTSU’s campus in Murfreesboro, according to a press release. The release underlines that discussions for this transfer are in the preliminary stages. It also …