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Alarms cause evacuation at Curris Center

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-In-Chief/Sports Editor April 1, 2024

Students were forced to exit the Curris Center after fire alarms went off on Monday night.  Students and employees waited outside for over an hour...

Students stand outside Faculty Hall waiting for the all-clear from the fire department.

Students, faculty evacuate building after fire alarm signals

Caroline Blakeman, Assistant News Editor January 31, 2024

Faculty and students evacuated from Faculty Hall Wednesday afternoon after a fire alarm sounded. Associate professor of Spanish, Ben Post, was the faculty...

The Murray State gates were damaged mid-morning on Jan. 30.

UPDATE: Murray State gates damaged Tuesday morning

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor January 30, 2024

The Murray State gates were damaged Tuesday morning, Jan. 30. Shawn Touney, executive director of marketing and communication, said the gates at the...

Dannis Seay/ photo courtesy of Calloway County Jail

Former Murray State cheerleader enters guilty plea

Jill Smith, Co-EIC/News Editor August 30, 2023

Former Murray State cheerleader Dannis Seay entered an Alford plea Wednesday in regard to a 2019 first-degree rape charge. Seay entered an Alford plea,...

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Sotomayor pleads not guilty in Townsend murder

May 4, 2021

Staff Report Julius Sotomayor, the man charged in the death of Murray State senior Sarah Townsend, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, May 4.  Sotomayor...

Local law enforcement arrived to the 1500 block of Chestnut Street on March 16 after reports of shots fired. (Photo courtesy of Gage Johnson/TheNews)

Apparent murder-suicide nearby rattles campus

March 17, 2021

Gage Johnson Editor-in-Chief [email protected] At first glance, it appears the home in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street that was the...

Local law enforcement arrived at the 1500 block of Chestnut Street this morning after reports of shots fired. (Photo courtesy of Gage Johnson/TheNews)

Campus temporarily locked down after nearby shooting

March 16, 2021

Gage Johnson Editor-in-Chief [email protected] Murray State’s campus was locked down this morning after reports of shots fired near...

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Multiple Murray State student and faculty COVID-19 cases reported

August 19, 2020

Addison Watson Assistant News Editor [email protected] Fourteen students and four faculty members at Murray State have tested positive...

Gov. Andy Beshear discusses mask effectiveness during a press conference on July 9.

Beshear requires masks, Calloway gets 100th case

July 9, 2020

Elizabeth Erwin Public Relations Manager [email protected] On July 9, as the Calloway County Health Department confirmed its 100th case...

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Murray State University supports the removal of Confederate statue

June 18, 2020

Paige Bold Contributing Writer  [email protected]    Murray State’s administration is one of the many members of the community...

Gabriel Parker enters the Marshall County Circuit courtroom on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 for a brief motion hearing. (Photo courtesy of Dave Thompson/The Paducah Sun)

Parker pleads guilty to 2018 Marshall County High School shooting

April 28, 2020

Addison Watson Staff Writer [email protected] The families affected by the 2018 Marshall County High School shooting received some closure...

Ja Morant was selected as the No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He is headed to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morant headed to the Memphis Grizzlies

June 20, 2019

Gage Johnson Sports Editor [email protected] Bri Hunter Contributing Writer [email protected]   On Sunday, June...

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