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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  MTSU Police have released the details about that armed robbery that took place on campus Friday.

Murfreesboro resident Desmond J. Howard tells police he was visiting a friend at the Scarlett Commons apartments when he was robbed by two men.  Howard tells police the men cornered him on the stairs and threatened him with a handgun. The 19-year-old says he lost an I-phone, cash, and a book bag.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There's less than a month left for high school seniors to apply for Tennessee promise, the governor's free tuition program.

Gov. Bill Haslam's office said in a news release Monday that more than 15,000 students from the class of 2015 are using Tennessee Promise benefits this fall, the first year of study. The release said the number of students enrolling full time in community college immediately after high school grew by 14 percent over last fall.

The deadline for the class of 2016 is Nov. 2.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a restraining order preventing two Rutherford County men from being arrested because they cannot pay court fines.

The Tennessean reports ( the men are two of seven plaintiffs accusing Providence Community Corrections of extorting money from probationers by threatening to send them to jail.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A recently released report says that if predictions of population and job growth for Middle Tennessee are accurate, the region's current transportation network is lagging far behind the increasing demand for services.

According to The Tennessean ( ), the September report found that Regional Transit Authority of Middle Tennessee services aren't suited for typical commuters, express buses aren't fast enough and park-and-ride lots aren't conveniently located.

Nashville considers official homeless encampment

Oct 5, 2015
Tenn. News Service

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  There are more than 10-thousand homeless people in Tennessee, and many live in the state's larger metropolitan areas such as Nashville.

Recently the city disbanded an unofficial homeless camp in a city park, but now leaders and members of the community are considering a unique solution to those left without a place to stay.

Will Connelly with the Metropolitan Homeless Commission says they're considering a city-sanctioned homeless encampment.