Lady Raiders advance in the WNIT

Mar 27, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WALKER) - The Middle Tennessee women's basketball team is in the elite 8 of the WNIT after defeating Ole Miss 82-70 in Thursday night's contest.

The Lady Raiders were simply on fire shooting just about 60% from the field and led the entire game against the Lady Rebels.

A pair of sophomore led the way for MT, as Ty Petty puts in a game-high 29 points and 7 assists, while Olivia Jones chipped in with 22 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.

Quick arrests in Murf. armed robbery

Mar 27, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It took Murfreesboro Police just ten minutes to take three men into custody in connection with an armed robbery reported early Thursday morning.

An officer patrolling through the College Grove Apartments on Lascassas just after 1 a.m. was flagged down by 22-year-old Galvan Wilson who told them he’d just been robbed.

Wilson quickly gave the officer detailed descriptions of three black males driving a white Mustang he says pulled up, threatened him with a silver handgun, and demanded his money.

Tennessee fires basketball coach Donnie Tyndall

Mar 27, 2015

 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he wouldn't have hired coach Donnie Tyndall if he'd known the details of his activities during his tenure at Southern Miss that surfaced during an NCAA investigation.

After learning of the details Hart fired Tyndall, who was 16-16 in his lone year at Tennessee.

Murf. student robbed at gunpoint

Mar 26, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Middle Tennessee State University student was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty-one-year-old Brock Simon tells police he’d just pulled in at his Campus Crossing apartment on the southeast edge of campus when a black teen approached.

He says the young man first struck up a conversation, then stuck a gun in his face and demanded his money.

Simon told the assailant he had no money, but was forced to give up his IPhone 6.

Chinese Institute deepens ties with MTSU

Mar 26, 2015
J. Intintoli / MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Confucius Institute and the Chinese Education Ministry are deepening their ties to Middle Tennessee.

The Institute announced earlier this week that it’s awarded a $1 million grant to Middle Tennessee State University to open what’s being called a “Chinese music and cultural center” on the MTSU campus.

The 3200 square foot Center is expected to open late next year and will include a museum dedicated to traditional Chinese instruments.

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Mar 26, 2015

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor Thursday.

The proposal is sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga.

It's similar to a measure Republican Gov. Bill Haslam proposed last year that failed. The governor also failed to pass voucher legislation in the previous session.

Under Gardenhire's proposal, eligibility would be opened to low-income students in districts that have a school in the bottom 5 percent.

Lady Raiders still in the post season running

Mar 26, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WALKER) - Middle Tennessee advances to the Sweet 16 of the WNIT after a 70-60 victory over Arkansas State on Sunday.

Blue Raiders' sophomore Ty Petty lead MT in scoring dropping 22 points, including three from beyond the arc.  Junior Brea Edwards and sophomore Oliva Jones both finished the game with double-doubles.

Up next for the Lady Raiders is a home matchup against Ole Miss Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Murphy Center.

It will be a rematch from earlier this season when Middle Tennessee defeated the Lady Rebels 71-65 in Oxford, Miss.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The publishing arm of the Nashville based Southern Baptist Convention has stopped selling popular accounts of the afterlife like "Heaven is for Real" and "90 Minutes in Heaven" at its national chain of Lifeway Christian Bookstores.

Last summer, Southern Baptists at their annual convention warned that such books and films can lead people astray with "personal testimonies that cannot be corroborated" and sometimes conflict with Scripture.

Digging deeper: The Tenn. Crime on Campus report

Mar 25, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Crime at Tennessee’s colleges and universities has fallen dramatically in recent years, but a closer look at the annual campus crime report shows some surprising problems at mid-state schools.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual crime on campus study for 2014 on Monday. The report shows an overall drop in crime of more than 6 percent over 2013.


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