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."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Post season play continues for Middle Tennessee State men's basketball.
The Blue Raiders earned a No. 4 seed for the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and will host fifth-seeded Marshall Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m. CT in Murphy Center. The game will be aired on ESPN3 and also heard here on WMOT.
The Blue Raiders finished the regular season 25-6 overall and 14-2 in league play.
MT last played in the NIT in 1988 when they defeated Tennessee and Georgia before falling to Boston College in the quarterfinals.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- A heartbreaking defeat Tuesday afternoon for Lady Raider’s basketball. The MT women suffered a cliff-hanger, single-point loss to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The 71-70 defeat ended the team's winning streak at 20 games and dashed their hopes for a seventh Sun Belt Tournament title. The men’s team was knocked out of the tournament in the first round.
While post season play hasn’t panned out well for Blue Raiders basketball, at least so far, MTSU spokesman Mark Owens said fans couldn’t have asked for a better year.