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O'Hara leads Middle Tennessee past Marshall 24-13

Oct. 5, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Asher O'Hara threw for 261 yards, ran for 76 yards and Jovante Moffatt had two interceptions and Middle Tennessee beat Marshall in a 24-13 win on Saturday. Middle Tennessee (2-3) never trailed in the Conference USA opener for both teams. Each squad exchanged touchdowns in the...

Study: Tennessee housing prices rising, permits dip slightly

Sep. 30, 2019 4:37 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A housing market report says prices keep rising across Tennessee's metro areas, while construction permits are slightly down year over year. A Middle Tennessee State University news release says the quarterly report shows promising mixed signals. It found home prices were up 6.4%...

Tennessee fire chief sues city over racial discrimination

Sep. 27, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A former fire captain has filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee city stating he was wrongfully forced to resign and targeted because he's black. News outlets report former Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Capt. Theodore Pertiller filed the suit against Murfreesboro last week. The lawsuit...

Middle Tennessee State homeless program to be used as model

Sep. 26, 2019 4:30 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee State University program that helps homeless students will be a model for other state schools. MTSU says a new state law requires state-funded post-secondary educational institutions to designate liaisons to homeless students and develop programs to provide...

Sheriff: Inmate gives birth in Tennessee jail cell

Sep. 25, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a female inmate has given birth in a Tennessee jail cell. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told news outlets that the woman was sitting over a toilet in labor on Tuesday when detention center staff responded to assist her. Fitzhugh says both the mother and...

Ex-Tennessee house speaker lands job at Middle Tennessee

Sep. 25, 2019 4:40 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell is joining Middle Tennessee State University as a visiting professor of political science. University President Sidney McPhee introduced Harwell in her new role Tuesday. McPhee says Harwell will offer guest lectures, participate in...

Police say 3 men wounded in Tennessee shooting

Sep. 23, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been wounded in a shooting in Middle Tennessee and police are searching for a suspect. News outlets report the shooting was reported Sunday night at an apartment complex in Murfreesboro. Responding officers found three males suffering from...

Harris throws 4 TDs as Duke routs Middle Tennessee 41-18

Sep. 14, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — David Cutcliffe likes to attack early and often. Knowing how high-powered Middle Tennessee can be, the Duke coach decided well before kickoff that he wanted to steal a possession. So he had his Blue Devils onside kick on their second kickoff of the game. That set the tone as...

O'Hara with 4 TDs, Middle Tenn. beats Tennessee St. 45-26

Sep. 8, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Asher O'Hara threw for four touchdowns, including one for 80 yards, as Middle Tennessee turned up the heat in the second half to beat Tennessee State 45-26 on Saturday night. O'Hara was 22-of-30 for 367 yards passing for the Blue Raiders (1-1). Chaton Mobley ran for 104 yards and...

How a Christian song led a man to confess to a 2016 murder

Aug. 31, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly three years after the murder of Cesar Lopez-Flores, his killer pleaded guilty, saying he found God while incarcerated, which urged him to confess. In a statement that shocked the court, Danny Dashay Holmes pleaded guilty minutes after his trial began last week, confessing...