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4 Months into 2014, Murf Suffers 4th Homicide

Apr 8, 2014

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.

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A former Campbell County High School student who was convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting an assistant principal has been sentenced to time served.

The Knoxville News Sentinel ( reports Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ruled Monday during a sentencing hearing against a defense motion for judicial diversion for Kenneth Bartley, which could have wiped clean his criminal record.

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.

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.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The storm front that rumbled through Middle Tennessee at dawn Friday morning lost steam as it moved on to the Cumberland Plateau.

North Rutherford County bore the worst of the storm with reports of light, scattered damage in Smyrna and La Vergne. Terrell Kast is with the Rutherford County EMA.