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

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.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new report lists Murfreesboro as one of the best markets in the country for first time home buyers, beating out all of Tennessee’s largest cities.

WMOT reporting partner notes that the economic hangover from the Great Recession has left many Americans unable to afford that first home. So they compared 300 cities across the country looking for the best places for prospective new home owners to buy.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Education officials say changes in standardized testing in Tennessee are expected to reduce testing time for students and teachers by about 30 percent.

The Tennessean ( ) reports the state has cut the first part of spring standardized testing to create only one assessment window at the end of the school year.

The changes stem from the Tennessee Department of Education's two-year, $60 million contract with Minnesota-based Questar Assessment, which was finalized Thursday.