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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Three students from Middle Tennessee State are headed to Hollywood this weekend to pick up the college version of an EMMY Award.

Erica Doyle, Fadia Patterson and former student Marquee Doyle will attend the 33rd Annual College Television Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The trio will represent the program KOURE-TV, a variety show that airs on MTSU’s student run station MT-10.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A Murfreesboro man was arrested earlier this week on three counts of sexual exploitation after police say he took three nude photos of a 4-year-old girl.

Middle Tennessee State University campus police say they arrested 22 year-old Robert L. Hunt, of 303 Fairfax Dr., on Monday. Hunt reportedly admitted to taking the photos while babysitting the girl.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Online retail giant Amazon.com held the official ground breaking Thursday for a new fulfillment center in Murfreesboro.

Construction is already well underway on the million square foot warehouse on Joe B. Jackson Parkway.  Amazon says the facility will eventually employ 1300 people.

In comments during the ceremony, Amazon spokesman Mark Mazano promised the online retailer will eventually invest a total of 350 million dollars in Tennessee and employ about 3500 people.  

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Online retail giant Amazon.com will break ground in Murfreesboro Thursday afternoon on a new distribution center.

State Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracey, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg are all scheduled to attend.

Amazon has made a significant investment in Tennessee in recent months, including a one million-square-foot operation in the Chattanooga area that employs 1,700 people, and a facility in Bradley County that employs 400.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Murfreesboro Police Department has released its crime report for last year.

Overall, Murfreesboro saw a one percent increase in crime in 2011. The number of calls responded to by the MPD increased 11% during the year.  Spokesman Kyle Evans says the department had a busy year.

"Officers were responsible for almost 10,000 criminal charges, which was a 19 percent increase over the year before.  Officers issued 16, 500 traffic citations and about 14,000 warning citations throughout the city."

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