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Shots fired at Murfreesboro DCS office

May 22, 2015

FROM THE MURFREESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT: MPD Officers were called to the DCS building at 434 Jayhawk Ct. shortly after 7:00am this morning in reference to property damage. 

Investigators discovered that someone had fired several rounds at the building during the overnight hours when the building was unoccupied.  The building sustained minor damage.  Investigators collected physical evidence at the scene. 

Anyone with information should call the CID at 615-893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP(7867).  

BERC

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state researcher says Tennessee’s immigrant population is approaching five percent of the total.

Middle Tennessee State University economist Steven Livingston studies international trade for the Business and Economic Research Center. He says there are now 300,000 legal immigrants living and working in Tennessee.

Livingston says goods and money move and people follow. He says studying that movement to detect patterns is important to business interests.

tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has spent $46,000 for the design of a new logo featuring the white letters TN on colors patterned on the state flag.

WSMV-TV reports that the state hired advertising and marketing company GS&F to design the new logo.

A spokesman for Gov. Bill Haslam said the new logo is needed to give the state a more unified look on signs and letterhead.

The governor's office said the new logo will be gradually introduced as current stationary runs out.

RCSO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and FBI have executed search warrants at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the sheriff's home.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement on Thursday that the warrants are part of an ongoing investigation into possible public corruption involving multiple targets within the sheriff's department.

DeVine said he couldn't discuss specifics because of the continuing investigation.

bbking.com

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tennessee will get a chance to honor B.B. King next week prior to his burial in Mississippi.

The body of the blues legend will pass down Beale Street in Memphis next Wednesday afternoon, followed by a tribute ceremony at Handy Park.

King was schooled in the Blues in Memphis and played some of his first professional gigs there. The B.B. in King’s name is the shortened version of Beale Street Blues Boy, his original stage name.

Following the Memphis tribute, King’s body will be returned to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began.

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