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Quick arrests in Murf. armed robbery

6 hours ago

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It took Murfreesboro Police just ten minutes to take three men into custody in connection with an armed robbery reported early Thursday morning.

An officer patrolling through the College Grove Apartments on Lascassas just after 1 a.m. was flagged down by 22-year-old Galvan Wilson who told them he’d just been robbed.

Wilson quickly gave the officer detailed descriptions of three black males driving a white Mustang he says pulled up, threatened him with a silver handgun, and demanded his money.

Murf. student robbed at gunpoint

Mar 26, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Middle Tennessee State University student was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty-one-year-old Brock Simon tells police he’d just pulled in at his Campus Crossing apartment on the southeast edge of campus when a black teen approached.

He says the young man first struck up a conversation, then stuck a gun in his face and demanded his money.

Simon told the assailant he had no money, but was forced to give up his IPhone 6.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The publishing arm of the Nashville based Southern Baptist Convention has stopped selling popular accounts of the afterlife like "Heaven is for Real" and "90 Minutes in Heaven" at its national chain of Lifeway Christian Bookstores.

Last summer, Southern Baptists at their annual convention warned that such books and films can lead people astray with "personal testimonies that cannot be corroborated" and sometimes conflict with Scripture.

Digging deeper: The Tenn. Crime on Campus report

Mar 25, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Crime at Tennessee’s colleges and universities has fallen dramatically in recent years, but a closer look at the annual campus crime report shows some surprising problems at mid-state schools.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual crime on campus study for 2014 on Monday. The report shows an overall drop in crime of more than 6 percent over 2013.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Hamilton County and six Chattanooga-area school systems have filed a lawsuit against the state saying local schools are not being funded as required by law.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Chancery Court of Davidson County. The suit alleges the state has "breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education for the children of this state."