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9:43am

Tue April 8, 2014
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4 Months into 2014, Murf Suffers 4th Homicide

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Murfreesboro Police are investigating a homicide at an apartment complex near the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

Police say one man was shot and killed at around 5 a.m. at the Stonewood apartments on East Clark Blvd. Police haven’t released the victim’s name, pending notification of next of kin.

A police report says a second person received minor injuries during the incident and was taken to St. Thomas Rutherford County.

Reports say the gun believed used in the shooting was found near scene but the gunman is still at large.

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11:06am

Mon April 7, 2014
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Statewide, Collegiate LGBT Conference Comes to the Mid-State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  What’s being billed as the first ever statewide collegiate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender conference is scheduled for this week here in the mid-state.

About 100 students from 30 of the state’s colleges and universities are registered to attend the annual three-day SpringOut! Pride Week event at Middle Tennessee State University.

Joshua Rigsby is president of the sponsoring organization, MT Lambda.

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10:58am

Mon April 7, 2014
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TBI: Crime on Tenn. College Campuses Way Down

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report says overall crime on college campuses has dropped by more than 11 percent.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press cited the data in reporting that the number of assaults and thefts were down while the number of forcible sex offenses and fraud were up.

The newspaper reports there were 50 forcible sex offenses reported on college campuses in the state in 2013. In 2012, there were 40 and in 2010, there were 28.

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10:40am

Fri April 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

1000 Year Old Artifacts Found at Sounds Construction Site

Aerial view of the Sulpher Dell construction site.
Credit City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Archeologists digging at the construction site for Nashville's new minor league baseball stadium have unearthed artifacts believed to be nearly a 1000 years old.

Middle Tennessee State University Archaeologist Kevin Smith says fire pits and broken pieces of ceramic pans were uncovered at Sulphur Dell. They suggest the area once held a large workshop where mineral water was boiled to collect salt, a valuable trading commodity.

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10:33am

Fri April 4, 2014
Politics

State Worried About Drop in Federal Transportation Funding

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The State of Tennessee has released a surprisingly lean three-year, $1.5 billion transportation program.

 

The Haslam administration says the plan takes a conservative approach because of uncertainty over future federal transportation funding. The budget contains no money to pay for new project engineering studies.

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