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10:19am

Tue March 3, 2015
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Name of Murf. man who died after being struck by a dump truck released

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  (WMOT)  Police have now released the name of the man who died yesterday following multi-car pileup on Memorial Blvd that tied traffic up traffic in North Murfreesboro for hours yesterday.

Police say 71-year-old Shelly St. resident William Hall was taken from the crash scene to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital by EMS and pronounced dead soon after arriving in the ER.

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6:38pm

Sun March 1, 2015
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UT releases 4 years' worth of sex assault data

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee has released statistics showing the number of student sex assaults more than doubled in four years.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1DWZW8t ) reports the university released its data last week to all students, faculty and staff. UT spokeswoman Karen Simsen said school officials hope the move will increase awareness of reporting options, policies and resources that are offered.

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6:33pm

Sun March 1, 2015
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Murfreesboro man charged with killing 86-year-old neighbor

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Murfreesboro man with murdering his 86-year-old neighbor.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 60-year-old William Russell Brace was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lois Jean Espy, whose body was discovered last week on a local road in Bedford County.

During the course of the investigation, the TBI got information that led to Brace as the person responsible for Espy's death in her Murfreesboro apartment, and the individual who moved her body.

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12:45pm

Fri February 27, 2015
Politics

Bill before the Tenn. General Assembly targets "no-go zones"

Sen. Bill Ketron (R) Murfreesboro, Rep Susan Lynn, (R) Mt. Juliet
Credit tn.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A bill currently under consideration in the Tennessee Legislature is being called an attempt to “demonize Islam” by the nation’s largest Muslim public interest group.

The Council for American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, says a bill introduced by Mt. Juliet Republican Rep. Susan Lynn is an attempt to “marginalize the American Muslim community.”

Lynn’s bill refers to “no-go zones” and requires the State Attorney General to “take all necessary steps to eliminate” such zones.

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8:26am

Fri February 27, 2015
Sports

Vandy's Stallings apologizes after yelling at player

Credit vucommodores.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings apologized Thursday night for an "inappropriate comment" after television cameras caught him yelling at Commodores guard Wade Baldwin following a 73-65 victory over Tennessee.

Baldwin clapped in the face of Tennessee forward Armani Moore after the game. During postgame handshakes, television replays showed that Stallings appeared to shout obscenities and say that he could "kill" Baldwin.

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