MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Murfreesboro plan to meet this week to iron out details of a court being developed specifically to serve veterans.

The Daily News Journal reports the court could open this fall.

Commissioners in Rutherford County voiced their approval in February for the launch of the initiative, which will initially serve veterans who end up in the court system for drug or driving under the influence offenses.

Murf. Police raid more suspected massage parlors

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second time in a month Murfreesboro Police have raided area massage parlors on suspicion of prostitution.

This past Thursday MPD Vice Detectives served search warrants on three massage businesses suspected of engaging in prostitution. They included Gold Sun Massage on Broad Street, Amazing Massage on N. Thompson Lane, and Chinatown Therapeutic Massage on Church Street.

Police say they seized evidence at each location and will present the cases to the Rutherford County Grand Jury for possible criminal charges.

Alli Rader for SBC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee  based Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation that still looms over the denomination.

A two-day "Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" summit in Nashville last week was a call to arms, with speaker after speaker proclaiming the evil of the racial divisions that they said were hurting the Christian church and faith.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coalition supporting Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans is planning a rally at the state Capitol on Monday.

The group is comprised of clergy, students and community groups.

Haslam's original Insure Tennessee proposal failed in a special legislative session last month, but has been revived by a Democratic lawmaker in the Senate.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Middle Tennessee State Lady Raider’s post season play came to an end yesterday with a 69-57 loss to Temple.

A sluggish first half left the MTSU women trailing by 20 points at the half.

Fifteen unanswered points in the first three minutes of the second half let the Lady Raiders pull within five points, but Temple held on to earn a spot in the WNIT final four.

The MTSU women had a solid season, finishing with 20 or more wins for the 12th straight season, along with post season berths in both Conference USA and WNIT.