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Murf. man says would-be robbers took shots at him

Jul 20, 2016
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro resident says two men tried to rob him Tuesday night, then shot at him when he ran.

Willowbrook Drive resident Robert Mays tells police he was walking in his apartment complex parking lot when he was confronted by two men wearing all black.

He says the men demanded his wallet at gunpoint. Mays says rather than comply he ran and hid between cars. He says several shots were fired as he ran away. Police later recovered three shell casings and found bullet holes in a nearby building.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee state Sen. Bill Ketron has invited controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders to the Republican National Convention.

Wilders tweeted late Sunday that he had arrived in Cleveland. His tweet included a photo of a guest pass from the Tennessee Republican Party.

Ketron, of Murfreesboro, told The Tennessean the populist anti-Islam and Euro-skeptic lawmaker is his friend.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police are asking for your help after a Murfreesboro man was shot dead Friday night.

The Daily News Journal quotes the MPD saying officers were called to a small shopping center on East Northfield Boulevard after witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

They discovered 58-year-old Fausto Hernandez slumped over a rock in the field next to the stores with a gunshot wound. He was sent to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he later died.

Center for Popular Music - MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BRILEY)  --  For many years the late Marvin Hedrick ran an electronics repair shop in Brown County, Indiana, but that was just his job. His passion was Bluegrass Music.

As a young man Hedrick would take his recording equipment out to the annual Bean Blossom Music Festival. It was there that he captured the tunes being laid down by the artists with their consent and the permission of the festival owner, Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music.

6 MTSU students bound, robbed in campus apartment

Jul 18, 2016
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  Police say they’ve arrested three men in connection with a robbery on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

The men arrested include 19-year-old Kenterrius Turner, 24-year-old Quintshay Shannon, and 19-year-old Jamarces Watson. WGNS Radio quotes police saying the men assaulted and robbed six MTSU students in a Womak Lane Apartment.

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