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Obituaries (Listen online)

These are the latest obituaries in Rutherford County...

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Airplane makes emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport Friday (2/24/17)
Airplane makes emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport Friday (2/24/17)

An airplane had to make an emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport on Friday morning (2/24/17). Airport manager Chad Gehrke explains (33 Sec)...

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Possible Pedestrian Bridge in Downtown Murfreesboro
Possible Pedestrian Bridge in Downtown Murfreesboro

The development of the area known as "The Bottoms" in Murfreesboro is still in the planning stages.

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Two men accused of stealing six desktop computers in Rutherford County
Two men accused of stealing six desktop computers in Rutherford County

On Sunday (2/19/17) evening, two men stole six desktop computers from the Walmart store in La Vergne. The suspects then fled the store in a white Ford Crown Vic.

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TN Health News: Travelers: Take Precautions Against Zika
TN Health News: Travelers: Take Precautions Against Zika

In 2016, 63 travelers returned to Tennessee infected with Zika virus. In each of those cases, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee medical community worked quickly to ensure the virus would not spread to others.

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Little Movement In Gas Prices
Little Movement In Gas Prices

Motorists saw little movement in pump prices this week. Some 'Boro discounters started the week with regular gas unchanged at $1.91 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro was much different in the 1960's
Murfreesboro was much different in the 1960's

Murfreesboro was in a much different place socially in the 1960's. Current Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Madelyn Scales-Harris remembers when her father was elected as the first African American to the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Vandals hit antique truck in Murfreesboro
Vandals hit antique truck in Murfreesboro

While vehicle break-in's are fairly common, this break-in more so broke the heart of the victim after he put so much time and sweat equity into his 1987 Chevrolet Silverado truck that was vandalized in the act of breaking into it.

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Give the Gift of Life this month in Murfreesboro
Give the Gift of Life this month in Murfreesboro

Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son.

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New feature being added to the Gateway Island Pond in Murfreesboro
New feature being added to the Gateway Island Pond in Murfreesboro

For those who walk the Gateway Island section of the Murfreesboro Greenway, you may have noticed a lack of water in the pond.

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Murfreesboro's Miracle Field is Almost Here
Murfreesboro's Miracle Field is Almost Here

Construction is moving right along for the future Miracle Field in Murfreesboro which is projected to open April 1st.

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Longtime WGNS legend Jerry
Longtime WGNS legend Jerry "Pee Wee" Brown passes away

One of the first WGNS on air personalities and advertising specialist Jerry "PeeWee" Brown died this past Sunday (2/12/17) at age 90

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Search for new Murfreesboro Electric General Manager narrows
Search for new Murfreesboro Electric General Manager narrows

A committee made up of Murfreesboro Power Board members are in the process of searching for a new general manager.

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Valentines Day shooting in Murfreesboro
Valentines Day shooting in Murfreesboro

There was an early morning Valentine's Day shooting in Murfreesboro (2/14/17)

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Murfreesboro is growing by 200 new residents monthly
Murfreesboro is growing by 200 new residents monthly

The City of Murfreesboro continues to grow...

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Gas Prices Wiggle Slightly: $1.91
Gas Prices Wiggle Slightly: $1.91

Nationally, prices at the pump rose slightly this week. However, here in the 'Boro they inched down with some discounters opening the week at $1.91.

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Annual State Libertarian Convention In 'Boro
Annual State Libertarian Convention In 'Boro

Tennessee's Libertarian Party announced plans to hold its Annual 2017 State Convention at Murfreesboro's Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 11th and 12th.

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More Developments On Memorial Boulevard
More Developments On Memorial Boulevard

Memorial Boulevard is getting more commercial businesses. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Murfreesboro Planning Commission looks at a request for four lots on the Haynes Family Property.

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Vandals strike the CVS Pharmacy in Murfreesboro
Vandals strike the CVS Pharmacy in Murfreesboro

Evidently, graffiti was found on the back and side of CVS that is located at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Clark Boulevard.

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The Hybrid Group Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Early Learning Center in Murfreesboro
The Hybrid Group Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Early Learning Center in Murfreesboro

The Hybrid Group, Inc, is constructing the new 10,000 square foot Lancaster Christian Academy Murfreesboro Early Learning Center with insulating concrete forms (ICF).

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Attack Barcadium From Mars Theater Opens This Weekend
Attack Barcadium From Mars Theater Opens This Weekend

After several delays and updates the throwback to classic arcades will open its doors Friday, February 10th at 7 pm on the Square in Downtown Murfreesboro.

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Madelyn Scales Harris Named Vice Mayor
Madelyn Scales Harris Named Vice Mayor

On Thursday evening, the Murfreesboro City Council named Councilwoman Scales Harris the vice mayor. She will be on WGNS this coming Tuesday morning at 8:10AM.

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MED remains focused on service and reliability as search for new general manager narrows
MED remains focused on service and reliability as search for new general manager narrows

The search continues for a new general manager to lead the Murfreesboro Electric Department, with the field of candidates narrowing to a short list.

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Murfreesboro to host lunch stop on 2017 Great Race
Murfreesboro to host lunch stop on 2017 Great Race

The Great Race, the world's premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world's finest antique automobiles to Murfreesboro for the $150,000 event, with the first car rolling onto Cannonsburgh Village downtown starting at noon this coming June. The Stones River Region of AACA is hosting the event.

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Murfreesboro earns National Distinguished Budget Award for sixth straight year
Murfreesboro earns National Distinguished Budget Award for sixth straight year

For the sixth consecutive year the national Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting.

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Governor Haslam to visit Murfreesboro Friday
Governor Haslam to visit Murfreesboro Friday

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will visit Murfreesboro on Friday and will speak at the Capitol Connection Breakfast (8:00 AM) presented by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel and Conference Center.

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Three desktop computers shoplifted from local store
Three desktop computers shoplifted from local store

Three full sized desktop computers were stolen from the Walmart on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro.

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Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County
Safety belt checkpoint this Friday in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a safety belt checkpoint this Friday (February 10, 2017) in Rutherford County.

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Subject accused of jumping into the bed of a pickup truck while demanding a ride
Subject accused of jumping into the bed of a pickup truck while demanding a ride

One of two men who were believed to have jumped into the back of a truck at Thornton's gas station on Old Fort Parkway has been arrested for public intoxication.

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Discussions of a new Murfreesboro park continue
Discussions of a new Murfreesboro park continue

The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, to discuss preliminary concept plans for development of the West Park.

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Ram's
Ram's "How To Avoid Traffic Woes"

Winter's blast is putting constructions crews behind schedule, and this often creates traffic challenges. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid today through February 11th.

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MMC Physician Focuses Practice on Breast Care for Women
MMC Physician Focuses Practice on Breast Care for Women

Hearing the words, "you have breast cancer" is a frightening time in a woman's life. Between the shocking news of diagnosis and the great number of appointments, one of the most important resources in this journey is a trusting and healthy patient/provider relationship.

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Two Opposing Rallies On Historic Square
Two Opposing Rallies On Historic Square

Wednesday was the Statewide Day of Action in Tennessee and there were two opposing rallies on the historic Murfreesboro square at the same time.

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Teen walks into his bedroom to find unknown man
Teen walks into his bedroom to find unknown man

When he entered his bedroom, he found that a man was standing in his room.

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Reaching a Higher Orbit Means a World of Opportunity
Reaching a Higher Orbit Means a World of Opportunity

How does a young girl get from Murfreesboro into space? Would you dare to strap yourself onto a rocket? Surgeon-turned-astronaut Rhea Seddon to Key RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting on Feb. 14

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Murfreesboro woman sentenced to prison for stealing identities to file false tax returns
Murfreesboro woman sentenced to prison for stealing identities to file false tax returns

Melinda Boisseau, 37, of Murfreesboro, Tenn, was sentenced on January 19, 2017, to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for filing false tax returns in the names of other individuals...

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UPDATE: Fatal Beechgrove accident on I-24 Thursday morning
UPDATE: Fatal Beechgrove accident on I-24 Thursday morning

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that the victim slammed into the rear of a tractor trailer truck, never slowing down.

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Potential child porn found on soon to be ex-husbands computer
Potential child porn found on soon to be ex-husbands computer

A 35 year old Murfreesboro woman called the police after a computer expert searched her soon to be ex-husbands computer and found links to websites that may contain child pornography.

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Adoption in Tennessee is not in the hands of the Juvenile Courts
Adoption in Tennessee is not in the hands of the Juvenile Courts

In the Rutherford County Juvenile Courts, the courts have jurisdiction over almost everything... Almost.

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Black Fox Elementary School To Get 10 Classrooms, $2.2 Million Expansion
Black Fox Elementary School To Get 10 Classrooms, $2.2 Million Expansion

Black Fox Elementary recently broke ground with a $2.2 million expansion project which includes ten additional classrooms, storage and parking.

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AAA Shows Gas Prices Dropping Slowly
AAA Shows Gas Prices Dropping Slowly

Gas prices have inched lower for nearly two consecutive weeks. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were offering regular gas for $1.97.

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45 Year old man accused of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, 13 times
45 Year old man accused of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, 13 times

45 Year old Ronald David Harris is behind bars in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center facing charges dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

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LaVergne woman arrested on numerous warrants after recent theft at Walmart
LaVergne woman arrested on numerous warrants after recent theft at Walmart

A LaVergne woman was arrested by police in Murfreesboro on theft charges after being accused of cutting security wrap off of multiple electronic items.

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4th Largest School System in TN is in Rutherford County
4th Largest School System in TN is in Rutherford County

The number of school students in Rutherford County is growing at a rapid rate, now surpassing Hamilton County. James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County School system, told WGNS...

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Ram's
Ram's "Stay Calm" For Motorists Review

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran has a way for you to "Stay Calm" while motoring around the 'Boro. Avoid these trouble spots through January 28th.

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3 Month old dies in Murfreesboro - Family struggling to afford headstone
3 Month old dies in Murfreesboro - Family struggling to afford headstone

The parents of a 3 month old in Murfreesboro are trying their best to make ends meet after the death of the small child.

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Young Life Murfreesboro Welcomes All to Banquet
Young Life Murfreesboro Welcomes All to Banquet

Young Life is at work with young people in Murfreesboro being available to kids, providing fun, safe and comfortable gatherings, giving kids the right to be heard, and communicating God's love in terms these students can understand.

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Another Good Year for The Murfreesboro Annual Financial Report
Another Good Year for The Murfreesboro Annual Financial Report

City council heard from Jobe, Hastings & Associates Thursday night with regards to Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year June 30, 2016.

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A man and his signs at the intersection of Broad and Church Street
A man and his signs at the intersection of Broad and Church Street

WEDNESDAY 1/18/17: A local resident is standing on an empty lot near the Murfreesboro square holding a flag with a cross on it, he also has a large sign in the bed of his truck...

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Local restaurant customer accused of using 30 credit cards
Local restaurant customer accused of using 30 credit cards

Evidently, the same customer has allegedly used about thirty different credit cards to pay for service.

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Gas Prices SLOWLY Dropping Again:  $2.04
Gas Prices SLOWLY Dropping Again: $2.04

There is downward pressure at the gas pump, but not to the point that many motorists will notice. Gas prices are declining by fractions of a penny per day. After the MLK tribute, prices at some Murfreesboro discounters was $2.06 per gallon.

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Record Crowd At Monday's NAACP March
Record Crowd At Monday's NAACP March

Thanks to sunny skies and temps around 72, there was a record turnout for Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.

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Ram's Road Reminders Through January 21st
Ram's Road Reminders Through January 21st

Whoever said "If you don't like today's weather, it will change tomorrow", certainly knew about Middle Tennessee. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran said this gets construction crews off-schedule and that creates traffic challenges. He suggests you avoid these areas today through January 21st.

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Senator Tracy appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate
Senator Tracy appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate

State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee Senate. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally today as the 110th General Assembly concluded their organizational session.

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Murfreesboro Schools Hosts African American Cultural Celebration
Murfreesboro Schools Hosts African American Cultural Celebration

African American art, cuisine, dance and more will be featured Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m., as Murfreesboro City Schools and Patterson Park Community Center...

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Murfreesboro woman pleads guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage
Murfreesboro woman pleads guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage

On January 9, 2017 Anna Yocca of Murfreesboro pleaded guilty to attempted procurement of a miscarriage, a class E Felony, in exchange for her immediate release from jail.

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Backpage.com No Longer Advertising Escorts and Adult Related Items
Backpage.com No Longer Advertising Escorts and Adult Related Items

In the past when you searched "Nashville.Backpage.com," you could find adult services that included everything from "Escorts" in Murfreesboro to "Adult Jobs."

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Drive by shooting at a Murfreesboro home
Drive by shooting at a Murfreesboro home

A grey Jeep Cherokee allegedly drove past a house on Sycamore Circle and opened fire. Several shots hit the front door of the home, while several more hit a parked car.

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Gas Remains Slightly Higher at $2.09
Gas Remains Slightly Higher at $2.09

Motorists saw little change at the pump last week. Here in the 'Boro many discounters were offering regular gas at $2.07 per gallon.

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Monday: $10 spay/neuter and rabies shot!
Monday: $10 spay/neuter and rabies shot!

If you have been meaning to spay or neuter your cat or dog, but have put it off. Beesley Animal Clin at 2215 Keeneland Commerical Boulevard is offering $10 operations on a first-come basis this Monday (1/9/2017).

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City Council Honors Vice Mayor Doug Young and Discusses Council Vacancies
City Council Honors Vice Mayor Doug Young and Discusses Council Vacancies

In their first meeting of the new year, city council honored Vice Mayor Doug Young's legacy.

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Murfreesboro is looking at new ways of trash disposal
Murfreesboro is looking at new ways of trash disposal

UPDATE: A group of citizens in Middle Tennessee are tasked with the duty of finding a new way to dispose of trash in Rutherford County and beyond as the life expectancy of the Middle Point Landfill in Walter Hill nears.

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5th Charge of Driving on a Revoked License for a Murfreesboro man
5th Charge of Driving on a Revoked License for a Murfreesboro man

A 32 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 5th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."

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MMC Vascular Surgery & Vein Center Opens Outpatient Endovascular Suite
MMC Vascular Surgery & Vein Center Opens Outpatient Endovascular Suite

Beginning January 2017, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC) will open the most advanced outpatient Endovascular Lab in the region.

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Murfreesboro announces 'Vendor Registry' for Online Vendor Management
Murfreesboro announces 'Vendor Registry' for Online Vendor Management

The City of Murfreesboro Purchasing Department has partnered with Knoxville-based Vendor Registry to streamline the purchasing process for vendors and suppliers.

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TDOT Grant To Improve Murfreesboro Traffic Flow
TDOT Grant To Improve Murfreesboro Traffic Flow

A high tech traffic computerized system will soon improve traffic flow at 14 intersections seven miles of Murfreesboro roadway. TDOT awarded this city a $3.35-million grant to cover the project on sections of East Northfield Boulevard as well as Rutherford Boulevard.

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Ram Says Traffic Woes Return Tuesday
Ram Says Traffic Woes Return Tuesday

Traffic Engineer Ram Bachandran warns that traffic challenges return Tuesday. Projects that were "on hold" over the holidays, ramp up again. Here's his forecast through January 7th.

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Murfreesboro man injured in Franklin train accident
Murfreesboro man injured in Franklin train accident

A FedEx delivery driver from Murfreesboro was struck by a train while making a recent drop off in Franklin, Tennessee. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the story.

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New Murfreesboro Golf Director
New Murfreesboro Golf Director

City Manager Rob Lyons has named Marty J. McCurry as Director of Golf for the City of Murfreesboro. McCurry takes up the role of retiring director Tracy Wilkins who has served as director since 1987.

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Murfreesboro man to face 25 plus animal cruelty charges next week
Murfreesboro man to face 25 plus animal cruelty charges next week

An East Castle Street man who was investigated by Murfreesboro Police is facing over 25 counts of "Cruelty to Animal" charges.

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Three attempted robbery subjects leave without loot in Murfreesboro
Three attempted robbery subjects leave without loot in Murfreesboro

The attempted robbery of a 40-year old man on Bradyville Pike did not turn out well for the three robbers. The trio left empty handed.

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Murfreesboro man arrested in DeKalb County for theft
Murfreesboro man arrested in DeKalb County for theft

47 year old Randall Joe Swindle of Murfreesboro is charged with carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon, vandalism, theft of property over $1,000, and aggravated burglary.

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UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon crash I-24 in Murfreesboro results in charges against driver
UPDATE: Tuesday afternoon crash I-24 in Murfreesboro results in charges against driver

Mugshot Released: A crash on Interstate 24 Tuesday afternoon resulted in one man being charged with "Vehicular Assault, DUI, Felony Reckless Endangerment, Simple Possession of a Schedule II drug and Driving on a Suspended License."

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Marijuana grow operation dismantled in Murfreesboro
Marijuana grow operation dismantled in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police responded to 2563 Choctaw Trace in reference to an ongoing narcotics investigation where officers arrested a 56 year old retired man.

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"Shots Fired" Call reported on Christmas Eve in Murfreesboro

A shots fired call was reported to police in Murfreesboro on Christmas Eve around 1:00 Saturday afternoon.

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Relatively Stable Gas Prices Over Holidays
Relatively Stable Gas Prices Over Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing, attracting an estimated 103.1 million American travelers. An estimated 93.6 million Americans are expected to take a road trip during the 11-day period (12/23 - 1/2).

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Can you avoid the flu?
Can you avoid the flu?

It's that time of year. As many are mingling with large numbers of people while shopping, attending parties, participating in religious celebrations or traveling, the risk for encountering someone infected with influenza increases.

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Murfreesboro woman charged in Nashville attempted murder case of a Police Officer
Murfreesboro woman charged in Nashville attempted murder case of a Police Officer

Kathleen Daly of Murfreesboro surrendered to the Metro Nashville Police on outstanding warrants charging her with attempted murder and other crimes in connection with last week's shooting of East Precinct Police Officer Terrance McBride at the Cumberland Inn on W. Trinity Lane.

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Great Donation to the Rutherford County Food Bank
Great Donation to the Rutherford County Food Bank

Sprouts Farmers Market in Murfreesboro and its customers on Monday donated to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, enabling the food bank to serve many families of Rutherford County.

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Former Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope will pay a $200,000 fine for insider trading
Former Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope will pay a $200,000 fine for insider trading

Former Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope will pay a $200,000 fine and serve two years on probation, the first nine months confined to home, after pleading guilty to insider trading as a Pinnacle bank director, court records show.

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Food Drive continues at The Alley on Main in Murfreesboro
Food Drive continues at The Alley on Main in Murfreesboro

Smyrna resident Kate Frye and The Alley on Main restaurant in Murfreesboro are partnering with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, to host a holiday food drive now through December 31.

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A new section of the Greenway trails in Murfreesboro is now open
A new section of the Greenway trails in Murfreesboro is now open

Lt. Colonel Steve Murphy, U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers, cut the ribbon for the official opening of the North Rutherford Greenway on Central Valley Road just days ago.

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UPDATE: Life of the landfill ending - continued
UPDATE: Life of the landfill ending - continued

The issue of trash continues to be a concern for Rutherford County residents as the Middle Point Landfill is expected to reach capacity within the next 8 years.

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Murfreesboro man arrested in Florida for a Bedford County, TN Murder
Murfreesboro man arrested in Florida for a Bedford County, TN Murder

Jeremy Lee Fleming, 27, of Murfreesboro was taken into custody Wednesday after crashing his vehicle into the back of a residence in Bushnell, Florida, investigators there said. Fleming is accused of killing Robert Timothy Perkins, 51, and setting his home on fire with his body inside.

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A Look Ahead in 2017 for the City of Murfreesboro
A Look Ahead in 2017 for the City of Murfreesboro

City Council met on Thursday night before being off for the holidays.

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A slew of tactical gear, firearms and ammunition stolen from vehicle in Murfreesboro
A slew of tactical gear, firearms and ammunition stolen from vehicle in Murfreesboro

A 31 year old Murfreesboro man called the police department after noticing his firearms were missing from his Ford Edge. According to the police report, the local resident is actually a Murfreesboro Fire Fighter.

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Three teens accused of vandalizing a backhoe in Cason Lane area
Three teens accused of vandalizing a backhoe in Cason Lane area

Three thirteen year old boys were detained and later questioned by police after allegedly vandalizing a backhoe in the Cason Lane area.

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Medical Marijuana in Tennessee?
Medical Marijuana in Tennessee?

Medical marijuana will again be a topic of discussion in the Tennessee state legislature as Rep. Jeremy Faison plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session.

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Man with
Man with "Large Belly" Steals over $1,000 in Merchandise from ULTA in Murfreesboro

This time, a large black male described as having a "Large belly," stole over $1,000 in merchandise from the ULTA store on Wednesday.

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$40 Million Educational Facility to Open in Smyrna this January
$40 Million Educational Facility to Open in Smyrna this January

The brand new Tennessee College of Applied Technology Center in Smyrna will officially open in January of 2017.

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Murfreesboro man shot in the back, Reported drug dealer arrested
Murfreesboro man shot in the back, Reported drug dealer arrested

The suspect allegedly shot the victim twice in the back during what was reported to be a robbery in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro native chosen to participate in 58th Presidential Inauguration
Murfreesboro native chosen to participate in 58th Presidential Inauguration

Petty Officer 1st Class Bryce Edwards, a Murfreesboro TN native, was just named as a participant to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

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A New Bilingual Voice Helping Child Abuse Victims in Murfreesboro area
A New Bilingual Voice Helping Child Abuse Victims in Murfreesboro area

In July, the Child Advocacy Center hired Puerto Rico native Uriel Arroyo to assist Hispanic and Latino families whose children were physically and sexually abused.

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Gas UP 6-cents...$1.88 in Murfreesboro
Gas UP 6-cents...$1.88 in Murfreesboro

Fuel prices are still rising after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day. In Murfreesboro, some discounters started the week up 6-cents to $1.88 per gallon.

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Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Dec 5
Special Joint Meeting of City Council and Parks Commission Dec 5

The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Monday, December 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of discussing issues related to the planned West Park in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Program a 50+ Year Tradition
Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Program a 50+ Year Tradition

The Murfreesboro Parks & Rec is alive with their Youth Basketball League. Evaluations recently took place in the 'Boro. Sign ups are now closed and the players are ready to start practice, beginning December 5th.

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Local man charged with 3 counts of rape to face trial in December
Local man charged with 3 counts of rape to face trial in December

Police made the arrest after the charges were handed down by the December 2015 Grand Jury.

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Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year
Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year

Currently, Murfreesboro Police operate out of three buildings on South Church Street and one building on North Rutherford Boulevard. The new headquarter office will allow police to all be under the same roof.

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Infrastructure holding strong as Murfreesboro grows
Infrastructure holding strong as Murfreesboro grows

As heard in past newscast, by year 2035 Murfreesboro will have a projected population of 228,000 or more residents...

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Man calls Murfreesboro woman claiming to be a Federal Agent
Man calls Murfreesboro woman claiming to be a Federal Agent

This time around, a man claiming to be a federal agent with the US Department of Justice Narcotics Division called a Murfreesboro woman telling her that her name came up in a recent investigation.

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13th Annual Eagleville Christmas Parade
13th Annual Eagleville Christmas Parade

With the Christmas season fast approaching, the City of Eagleville is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for 2:00 p.m...

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Gas Prices Leveling
Gas Prices Leveling

Gas prices leveled off over the weekend, after declining for more than three weeks.

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Equipment stolen from Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro
Equipment stolen from Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro

Unknown persons stole a slew of lawn maintenance equipment from the Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

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WGNS
WGNS "LIVE" Black Friday Remote at Gun Mart in Murfreesboro

The main focus at Gun Mart is in the handgun market, but they do stock a fair amount of rifles and shotguns as well.

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Fleet Feet Sports Frosty Fun Run in Murfreesboro
Fleet Feet Sports Frosty Fun Run in Murfreesboro

This is a great opportunity for families as well as runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes and abilities to get a little exercise and help children in need.

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Food drive and party open to the public at Hippie Hill Friday and Saturday
Food drive and party open to the public at Hippie Hill Friday and Saturday

The food drive at Hippie Hill will begin at 5:00 Friday night (11/25/16). Keep in mind, it is more than just a non-perishable food drive.

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Shining Gem of Local Theatre Nelda Pope Dies
Shining Gem of Local Theatre Nelda Pope Dies

Middle Tennessee lost one of its shining gems Wednesday morning, Nelda Pope passed away.

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Rutherford County Extension accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Master Gardener Training
Rutherford County Extension accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Master Gardener Training

University of Tennessee Extension program offers classes for those in the community wishing to volunteer to spread horticultural education

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Thankful Gas Prices Lower For Thanksgiving Travel
Thankful Gas Prices Lower For Thanksgiving Travel

Gas prices are falling as 43.5 million Americans plan to hit the road for Thanksgiving. In the past week, state averages declined 5 cents in Florida, 7 cents in Georgia, and 6 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, Thanksgiving week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.83 per gallon.

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Ram's Fearless
Ram's Fearless "Avoid This Area Forecast"

Putting in extra workers to finish projects before winter sets in, also creates traffic problems. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid between now and November 26th.

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New
New "Red Light Cameras" MUCH CLEARER"!

When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.

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Art Studio Tour Was Big Hit This Past Weekend
Art Studio Tour Was Big Hit This Past Weekend

The 23rd Annual Art Studio Tour was a huge success this past Saturday and Sunday as patrons purchased gifts at 10 area studios

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Car accident and alleged assault leads to Sizable Charges and Circuit Court Case
Car accident and alleged assault leads to Sizable Charges and Circuit Court Case

A man accused of stealing a car and eventually crashing on Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro will appear in court to file a plea to multiple charges this December...

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Murfreesboro Education Gala Set for February 3, 2017
Murfreesboro Education Gala Set for February 3, 2017

"This year's event will highlight Cason Lane Academy," says Board Chair Ben Parsley. "At this 10th year celebration, we are also thrilled to honor one of the charter members of The City Schools Foundation -- Mr. John Floyd."

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Murfreesboro offices closing in observance of Thanksgiving Day holiday
Murfreesboro offices closing in observance of Thanksgiving Day holiday

City Hall and most other city offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in TN
Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in TN

In 2015, the overdose death rate was 22 per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 14.7 per 100,000 people who died in motor vehicle accidents, as 970 Tennesseans died last year on the state's roadways.

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Murfreesboro woman accused of trying to abort her child receives lesser charge
Murfreesboro woman accused of trying to abort her child receives lesser charge

A Murfreesboro woman accused of trying to abort her unborn child at six months of pregnancy with a coat hanger is now facing a lesser charge than the original count of attempted first-degree murder.

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Murfreesboro Police arrest man allegedly driving stolen car
Murfreesboro Police arrest man allegedly driving stolen car

A Christiana man was arrested after a witness told police he showed up at Go USA on Armory Drive, parked his car, got out and started rummaging through a parked Honda Civic.

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"Operation Adopt a Hero" founder charged with 8 counts of rape in Murfreesboro

Stallard was accused of raping a woman who was court ordered to complete community service hours.

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Fraudulent Card Skimmer Removed at a Murfreesboro Gas Station
Fraudulent Card Skimmer Removed at a Murfreesboro Gas Station

What appeared to be a credit card skimmer was located on a gas pump at a South Church Street gas station.

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Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape
Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape

An aggravated rape and especially aggravated burglary was reported in Murfreesboro on East Main Street this past Friday.

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Paralyzed Woman in Murfreesboro still aiming to walk again
Paralyzed Woman in Murfreesboro still aiming to walk again

A Murfreesboro woman still has a lofty goal ahead of her, which is a goal that many of us take for granted... Being able to walk.

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Air Compressor stolen from a car wash in Murfreesboro
Air Compressor stolen from a car wash in Murfreesboro

The air compressor, valued at more than $1700, was stolen from the National Car Wash in front of the Rutherford Boulevard Walmart store.

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Murfreesboro pawn shop claims Smyrna man tried to sell them fake Gibson guitars
Murfreesboro pawn shop claims Smyrna man tried to sell them fake Gibson guitars

The guitars were branded as being part of the Zach Wylde guitar collection by Gibson.

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Missing man found in vehicle in Murfreesboro - Flown to Vanderbilt
Missing man found in vehicle in Murfreesboro - Flown to Vanderbilt

An 89-year old Hendersonville, Tennessee, man who had been missing for over three-days, was found by a walker in Murfreesboro around 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning (11/10/2016). Louis Cobb was in his car, but it was in a dry lake bed, beyond barricades in an industrial area. LifeFlight helicopter took him to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Steady Flow of Citizens at Thursday's
Steady Flow of Citizens at Thursday's "Bottoms" Meeting

As was evidenced in the steady flow of citizens at Thursday night's Historic Bottoms public meeting, the interest in the concept of renewing and expanding the downtown district is catching fire.

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THURSDAY: 'Historic Bottoms' Planning Study - Public Open House this Thursday Night
THURSDAY: 'Historic Bottoms' Planning Study - Public Open House this Thursday Night

Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody told WGNS that many people today don't have a problem mixing residential, retail and industrial together if everything goes well together.

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Ground Broken For  DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER
Ground Broken For DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER

At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.

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Two men charged in assault case at a motel in Murfreesboro after allegedly pinning woman to bed
Two men charged in assault case at a motel in Murfreesboro after allegedly pinning woman to bed

The victim told police it was an attempted rape, but the two suspects have only been charged with assault at this point.

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Market Shifts--Oil Prices May Be About To Plummet
Market Shifts--Oil Prices May Be About To Plummet

A major shift occurred in the oil markets last week, suggesting gas prices could soon plummet. Oil prices tumbled to 6-week lows, due to an unexpected record-high build in domestic crude oil inventories. Discounters in the 'Boro started the week with regular gas for $1.91 per gallon.

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Golf Director Tracy Wilkins Announces Retirement
Golf Director Tracy Wilkins Announces Retirement

City Golf Department Director Tracy Wilkins has announced plans for retirement, effective January 27, 2017. Wilkins announced the decision to his staff this week after submitting his intention to retire in a letter to City Manager Rob Lyons, October 31, 2016.

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Want to take the kids to a great play in Murfreesboro?
Want to take the kids to a great play in Murfreesboro?

Go back to the 90s with Harriet the Spy! Harriet M. Welch is the willful only child of well-to-do socialites.

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The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has Two New Employees
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has Two New Employees

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed two new employees on October 31st.

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Running through the pain
Running through the pain

Walter Hill teacher Sheri Guider and her husband lost their son, Jonah, 18 months ago to pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension.

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Barfield Road Resident Proposes Greenway Trailhead in Barfield Area
Barfield Road Resident Proposes Greenway Trailhead in Barfield Area

City Council met Thursday night to discuss annexing over 17 acres of land along Barfield Road to which a concerned resident spoke out against it.

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Young boy recognized by the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department
Young boy recognized by the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department

Heroes come in all different sizes...some a little smaller than others. Five-year-old Jackson Peek was presented with a "Courage Award" from Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks on Wednesday morning at Fire Administration.

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Bethlehem Marketplace in Murfreesboro
Bethlehem Marketplace in Murfreesboro

Attendance has averaged about 6,000 in recent years with visitors from Kentucky, Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, Georgia, North Carolina, and throughout Tennessee.

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Murfreesboro Man to face
Murfreesboro Man to face "Solicitation to Commit Aggravated Rape" charge

28 Year old Alvin Higgs of Murfreesboro has been charged with "Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure" and "Solicitation to Commit Aggravated Rape."

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Man to face 2 charges of
Man to face 2 charges of "Aggravated Sexual Battery" to a child under the age of 13

Local News Brief: 47 Year old David May was arrested in October after a sealed indictment was handed down by a grand jury.

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Killing the voices in the head of someone who suffers from Schizophrenia
Killing the voices in the head of someone who suffers from Schizophrenia

The resident called for help several hours after drinking a bottle of lighter fluid. Evidently, the lighter fluid made the woman extremely sick as opposed to killing her.

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Design Public Meeting scheduled on Jones Blvd. Improvement Project Nov. 1
Design Public Meeting scheduled on Jones Blvd. Improvement Project Nov. 1

The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public informational meeting at Mitchell Neilson Elementary School, Tuesday, November 1, 2016, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., to provide an opportunity for public comment on the proposed Jones Boulevard Improvement Project.

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall
Gas Prices Continue To Fall

Gas prices are on the decline after dropping 2 cents in Florida, and 4 cents in Georgia and Tennessee during the past week.

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Murfreesboro woman who was struck by a Nashville bus still hospitalized
Murfreesboro woman who was struck by a Nashville bus still hospitalized

The investigation shows that Ms. Pillow, who had just gotten off the bus, stepped into its path as she attempted to cross 5th Avenue from east to west.

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Murfreesboro woman busted with 13 pounds of Meth
Murfreesboro woman busted with 13 pounds of Meth

This past Wednesday afternoon's stop of a Cadillac CTS on Briley Parkway for having an inoperative brake light led to the seizure of six bags of crystal methamphetamine that weighed just more than 13 pounds.

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Thursday morning fire at Sitting Bull Crossing in Murfreesboro
Thursday morning fire at Sitting Bull Crossing in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (Engines 4, 9, and 10 and Rescues 7 and 9) responded to a two-story townhouse fire at 1043 Sitting Bull Crossing around 3:30 Thursday morning.

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Suspect Jailed For Two Thursday Morning Robberies
Suspect Jailed For Two Thursday Morning Robberies

Murfreesboro Police arrested a suspect involved in the two armed robberies on Thursday (10/27/2016). Detective Larry Maples charged Alexandro Antoine with the crimes, and he was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Adams Place breaks ground on 13,469 square-foot Memory Care Center
Adams Place breaks ground on 13,469 square-foot Memory Care Center

Tuesday morning, AdamsPlace broke ground on a new 13,469 square-foot Memory Care Center expected to open in July of 2017.

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Do you recognize these suspects?
Do you recognize these suspects?

A home burglary on Forrest Pointe Drive in Murfreesboro is currently under investigation.

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Drug charges filed in Murfreesboro after Knock and Talk
Drug charges filed in Murfreesboro after Knock and Talk

Murfreesboro Police conducted a "Knock and Talk" at an apartment on South Rutherford Blvd Monday night and ended up arresting two individuals on drug charges.

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Sex Offender Appeals Murfreesboro Case - Courts AGAIN Say NO
Sex Offender Appeals Murfreesboro Case - Courts AGAIN Say NO

On Monday, October 24, 2016 - the Tennessee Supreme Courts officially closed the case denying an appeal from Whitehair and affirming the conviction filed in the courtroom of Judge David Bragg.

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Downtown Murfreesboro Kicking Off Holiday Shopping on Square
Downtown Murfreesboro Kicking Off Holiday Shopping on Square

The November 4th Shop and Stroll on the Square in Downtown Murfreesboro follows the recent highly successful Wine Around the Square event endorsed by Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation.

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Public Invited to City's 'Historic Bottoms' Planning Study Public Open House Nov. 10
Public Invited to City's 'Historic Bottoms' Planning Study Public Open House Nov. 10

People who live in, work in, and enjoy the downtown area of Murfreesboro, including property owners, business owners, community leaders, interested citizens and the general public are invited to come to a Public Open House to review and provide feedback about the study area's preliminary plan.

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Gas Prices Decline
Gas Prices Decline

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded declined for the 15th consecutive day Sunday, for a total discount of 4 cents during that period.

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Three TV's Stolen - Possible Suspect Seen by Neighbor
Three TV's Stolen - Possible Suspect Seen by Neighbor

A total of three large flat screen TV's were stolen from a home on Bridge Avenue this past week in Murfreesboro.

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Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th
Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the cold weather season is approaching quickly, and construction projects will be slowing down. Crews are ramping-up on their work to stay on target before really cold weather hits. Ram tells about potential areas to avoid between today and October 29th.

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National Academy Championship Horse Show in Murfreesboro
National Academy Championship Horse Show in Murfreesboro

The National Academy Championship Horse Show will be in Murfreesboro next weekend, Oct 28th-30th.

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Micro Increase for Social Security Recipients
Micro Increase for Social Security Recipients

The adjustment adds up to a monthly increase of less than $4 a month for an average recipient.

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A life of crime and time in the pen
A life of crime and time in the pen

By Scott Walker: I guess you could say the tattoos were a gift from the penitentiary. His arms were laced in human skulls, evil faces and more.

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City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department designated as a Utility of the Future
City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department designated as a Utility of the Future

The consortium noted that Murfreesboro, Tennessee's Water & Sewer Department was one of only two utilities in the Kentucky-Tennessee region honored with this prestigious accolade.

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New assistant director of the Murfreesboro Planning Department
New assistant director of the Murfreesboro Planning Department

Matthew Blomeley has been officially named the new assistant director of the City Planning Department.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital's "Wound Care Clinic"

Seventy percent of all patients who enter the doors of the Wound Care Center at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital are diabetic; and, approximately 15 percent of all diabetic patients develop chronic wounds that are slow to heal.

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Test-drive Ford vehicles to raise $$$ for the Oakland High School Golf Team this Saturday
Test-drive Ford vehicles to raise $$$ for the Oakland High School Golf Team this Saturday

This Saturday: For each test-drive taken at the one-day event, Ford & Ford of Murfreesboro will give $20, up to a total of $8,000.

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American Pickers to Hit Tennessee for Filming in November
American Pickers to Hit Tennessee for Filming in November

They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region again this November and December.

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$250,000 Awarded for the Jordan Farm Soccer Facility in Murfreesboro
$250,000 Awarded for the Jordan Farm Soccer Facility in Murfreesboro

Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro have received $250,000 from the Local Parks and Recreation Fund Grants to better the community.

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Murfreesboro victim left car running - Car stolen and later recovered
Murfreesboro victim left car running - Car stolen and later recovered

Quick work by police landed one person in jail and the recovery of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that was stolen from a home on Maymont Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Motorcycle rider wrecks, later found after dark in Rutherford County
Motorcycle rider wrecks, later found after dark in Rutherford County

Deputy Kendrell Roper identified the man as Paul Michael Moody, 62, of Readyville. Moody is in critical but stable condition today at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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Safety Training Facility to be Named After Vice Mayor Doug Young
Safety Training Facility to be Named After Vice Mayor Doug Young

Murfreesboro City Council had a big surprise for Vice Mayor Doug Young Thursday night regarding the Fire & Rescue Training Facility to be built at Franklin Heights in Murfreesboro.

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PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State
PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State

PHOTOS: As Lions International prepares for its 100th anniversary next summer, the international board of directors was called to order in Nashville Thursday (10/13/2016) by Murfreesboro's Bob Corlew.

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9th Annual Foundation & Fashions set for Thursday night
9th Annual Foundation & Fashions set for Thursday night

Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools' pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students.

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Juvenile accused of starting Murfreesboro fire Wednesday
Juvenile accused of starting Murfreesboro fire Wednesday

A juvenile is believed to be responsible for a set fire that occurred at 2018 Bradyville Pike Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE: 7-Week Old Dies from Injuries in Veterans Parkway/Blackman Road Accident
UPDATE: 7-Week Old Dies from Injuries in Veterans Parkway/Blackman Road Accident

A seven-week old child, who was in a car crash last week at Veterans Parkway and Blackman Road, has passed away.

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Gas Prices Down In 'Boro
Gas Prices Down In 'Boro

Pump prices rose in Florida last week as gas stations struggled to meet surging demand due to Hurricane Matthew. They remained the same in the Volunteer State. However, here in Murfreesboro some discounters started the week 8-cents lower than the previous week at $1.97 per gallon.

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Areas To Avoid:  Road Grid Lock
Areas To Avoid: Road Grid Lock

Crisp fall mornings signal the beginning of construction crews trying to complete projects on time, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran gives a heads-up on areas of town to avoid between today and October 15th.

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Possible Road Rage mixed with a Gun
Possible Road Rage mixed with a Gun

A 20-year old woman told police that she was on Middle Tennessee Boulevard when she was cut off by a large silver in color pickup truck.

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Oaklands Mansion could soon own more acreage
Oaklands Mansion could soon own more acreage

Right now, some of the land surrounded by Oaklands Mansion is not owned or managed by Oaklands and sits unused and overgrown. However, that could soon change.

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Would be Robber Leaves His Own Money at the Store
Would be Robber Leaves His Own Money at the Store

An alleged robber did just the opposite and actually left money behind at the store he evidently intended to hit.

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10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon on Saturday
10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon on Saturday

The 10th annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will take place this Saturday in Murfreesboro.

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Good Shepard's Children's Home to hold Fall Festival This Saturday
Good Shepard's Children's Home to hold Fall Festival This Saturday

The Good Shepherd Children's Home will host their annual FREE Fall Festival and Open House this Saturday, October 8, 2016.

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Hike for Hospice was held this past Saturday in Murfreesboro
Hike for Hospice was held this past Saturday in Murfreesboro

The first of what will likely be an annual event was held at the Gateway Island Greenway trail to raise funds for the soon to be built Alive Hospice Residence behind Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week
TN Governor has proclaimed October 3-9, 2016 Child Health Week

The Tennessee Department of Health encourages all Tennesseans to put the health and well-being of children first during Child Health Week and every day of the year.

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Multiple Shots Heard in South University Street Area
Multiple Shots Heard in South University Street Area

When Officer Hobbs followed the sounds to the 700 block of University Street, he observed numerous vehicles and people fleeing the area.

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State Representative Mike Sparks Awarded Top Conservative Honors
State Representative Mike Sparks Awarded Top Conservative Honors

The American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization, this week announced that State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) is among those legislators recently honored with the Conservative Union's prestigious "most conservative" award.

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Gunshots heard on Eventide Drive in Murfreesboro
Gunshots heard on Eventide Drive in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police responded to 319 Eventide Drive on Thursday in reference to the sound of gunshots being heard.

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Heroin and Lottery Ticket's lead to two arrests in Murfreesboro
Heroin and Lottery Ticket's lead to two arrests in Murfreesboro

During the search three hypodermic needles were found, one with a cloudy substance in it that tested positive for heroin.

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Recent Senate Candidate in Rutherford County Arrested in Cumberland County, TN
Recent Senate Candidate in Rutherford County Arrested in Cumberland County, TN

A Rutherford County man who recently ran for office against State Senator Jim Tracy (District 14), has been arrested in Cumberland County, Tennessee.

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Two Robbed at Gunpoint in Murfreesboro
Two Robbed at Gunpoint in Murfreesboro

Two men were robbed at gunpoint in Murfreesboro near the Shell gas station on North Rutherford Boulevard.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged with Second Degree Murder
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged with Second Degree Murder

Charges have been amended for 39 year old Anousack Imanivong of Murfreesboro. The South Church Street man has been charged with Second Degree Murder...

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Almost 7, 500 More College Credits Awarded to Tennessee High School Students
Almost 7, 500 More College Credits Awarded to Tennessee High School Students

Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today (Tuesday, 9/27/16) that nearly 7,500 more postsecondary credits were awarded to Tennessee public school students in 2016 when compared to 2014.

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Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice at MTSU's Campus
Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice at MTSU's Campus

A discussion of abortion through a Genocide Awareness Project has led to students demonstrating against it at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Farmer's Market Has More Exciting Classes Planned
Farmer's Market Has More Exciting Classes Planned

Another week of the Rutherford County Farmer's Market brings more classes as well.

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Supply Back, Gas Stable At $2.09 In 'Boro
Supply Back, Gas Stable At $2.09 In 'Boro

Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week with regular gas stable at $2.09 per gallon.

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Ram's Traffic Jam Report
Ram's Traffic Jam Report

Have you noticed more traffic jams? Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that construction crews are stepping-up work on projects in an effort to complete them on-time. Here are his areas to avoid now through October 1st.

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Tree clearing for the Murfreesboro Airport
Tree clearing for the Murfreesboro Airport

The Murfreesboro City Council Thursday (9/23/16) unanimously approved a contract for tree clearing of runway approaches to the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

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47 Year old Murfreesboro man found Guilty of aggravated sexual battery with 12 year old
47 Year old Murfreesboro man found Guilty of aggravated sexual battery with 12 year old

A 47 year old man by the name of Rex Davis appeared in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Thursday where he faced charges for molesting a 12 year old girl.

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It was a night of group drumming on the historic square in Murfreesboro
It was a night of group drumming on the historic square in Murfreesboro

Numerous people showed up on the Murfreesboro square Thursday night for the second annual Community Rhythm Event.

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Fraudulent Gun and Ammo Purchases in Murfreesboro
Fraudulent Gun and Ammo Purchases in Murfreesboro

Multiple guns and ammunition have been purchased fraudulently in Murfreesboro over the past three months

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Six People Dine and Dash at local restaurant, leaving the waitress empty handed
Six People Dine and Dash at local restaurant, leaving the waitress empty handed

Six people evidently feasted at Mimi's Café on Medical Center Parkway to the tune of $200 and then fled the scene without paying their bill.

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Pipeline Leak: Many Locals OUT Of Gas
Pipeline Leak: Many Locals OUT Of Gas

Many gas stations in the area are out of fuel and have bagged nozzles. Reports indicate that the Colonial Pipeline leak south of Birmingham has spilled as much as 8,000 barrels of gasoline.

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 Discovery Center to host discussion on 'bio-bots' and genetically transforming mosquitoes to halt Zika virus
Discovery Center to host discussion on 'bio-bots' and genetically transforming mosquitoes to halt Zika virus

New developments in the field of "building with biology" have enabled scientists to harness the unique adaptive behaviors of biological materials, making them more complex than traditional machines.

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TBI Continues Investigation into
TBI Continues Investigation into "Domestic Complaint" at home of Sheriff Arnold

On Thursday of this week (9/15/16), Susan Niland with the TBI stated, "The investigation remains active and ongoing..."

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MTSU Partners with United Way to Promote Healthy Lifestyles in Youth
MTSU Partners with United Way to Promote Healthy Lifestyles in Youth

On Wednesday, September 14, more than 120 students from Middle Tennessee State University assembled nearly 2,700 healthy snack packs in partnership with United Way's Hometown Huddle.

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Court Date for Man who Allegedly Drove on the Wrong Side of I-24
Court Date for Man who Allegedly Drove on the Wrong Side of I-24

Richard John Mooney was arrested after he allegedly entered onto an I-24 exit ramp heading the wrong direction this past May. He was then said to have fled from police in his vehicle.

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The Annual Buddy Walk in middle Tennessee to raise awareness for Down syndrome
The Annual Buddy Walk in middle Tennessee to raise awareness for Down syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) does so many things to bring our community together and support not only those born with Down syndrome but the families that love them.

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More Food Truck Considerations in Murfreesboro
More Food Truck Considerations in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro City Council is currently considering adoption of new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.

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Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Two Arrests in Murfreesboro
Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Two Arrests in Murfreesboro

A search warrant was obtained for the apartment and police found a box of shotgun shells that matched the spent 12 gauge shell casing found outside the apartment.

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Meth and Needles found in SUV parked behind vacant home - Two arrested
Meth and Needles found in SUV parked behind vacant home - Two arrested

Three men parked behind a vacant house on Elrod Street were questioned by Murfreesboro Police on Sunday night.

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Gas Prices Drop Again--$1.84 At Some Discounters!
Gas Prices Drop Again--$1.84 At Some Discounters!

Gas prices declined for the 11th consecutive day Sunday; falling 4 cents in Florida, 6 cents in Georgia, and 5 cents in Tennessee. Here in the 'Boro, some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.84 per gallon.

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Farmer's Market Classes This Week
Farmer's Market Classes This Week

There are more exciting classes scheduled this week at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market.

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Serious Storm Slams Mid-State Saturday
Serious Storm Slams Mid-State Saturday

High winds, pelting rain and lightning whipped across the mid-state Saturday afternoon. The Blue Raider-Commodore game at Dudley Stadium was on hold an hour and forty-five minutes.

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Special Presentation at Local Church Will Feature a Testimonials by Local Inmates
Special Presentation at Local Church Will Feature a Testimonials by Local Inmates

This Saturday: The special service will focus on the fact that Christianity makes a difference in the lives of inmates, law enforcement personnel, families of police officers and the lives of volunteers.

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Greenhouse Ministries Receives $20,000 grant from Publix
Greenhouse Ministries Receives $20,000 grant from Publix

Greenhouse Ministries accepted a grant for $20,000 from Publix Super Market Charities on Aug. 31 at their headquarters in Lakeland, Florida.

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Craigslist Vehicle Fraud in Murfreesboro
Craigslist Vehicle Fraud in Murfreesboro

Apparently, the victim traded his 1995 Nissan Maxima for a 2006 Ford Fusion. However, the Ford had a lien on it.

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Murfreesboro home shot 7 times in Wednesday morning incident
Murfreesboro home shot 7 times in Wednesday morning incident

Gunshots rang into the morning air on Wednesday around 1:15 AM. The shots were heard in the area of Passage Drive near Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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'Boro International Festival Celebrates Diversity on September 10
'Boro International Festival Celebrates Diversity on September 10

All of Murfreesboro is invited to celebrate the growth, diversity and culture of our city at 'Boro International Festival this Saturday, September 10.

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Hounds for Heart Dogs Invited to Rutherford Heart Walk
Hounds for Heart Dogs Invited to Rutherford Heart Walk

Dogs are welcome to the American Heart Association's Rutherford Heart Walk, which is less than two weeks away, on Saturday, September 17 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Research shows that dog owners are 54 percent more likely to reach recommended levels of physical activity.

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Rutherford County Farmers Market Open Tuesday and Friday this Week
Rutherford County Farmers Market Open Tuesday and Friday this Week

This Tuesday and Friday, the Rutherford County Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. at the Lane Agri-Park on John R. Rice Blvd in Murfreesboro.

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Gas Bargains Continue: 12-Year Low
Gas Bargains Continue: 12-Year Low

Americans paid the lowest gas prices for the Labor Day holiday weekend since 2004. In the 'Boro, the week began with some discounters offering regular gas for $1.88.

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Generation for Creation Honoring Grandparents and Looking for Talented Children
Generation for Creation Honoring Grandparents and Looking for Talented Children

Generation for Creation will be honoring grandparents that evening (9/10/16) for upcoming Grandparent's Day. Nominate the Best Grandparent...

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Evening on Maple supports your Main Street program, as well as a new local business
Evening on Maple supports your Main Street program, as well as a new local business

You've been meaning to drop by The Gavel Grill & Speakeasy on Maple Street, haven't you? Main Street's annual, premier fundraiser will be the perfect opportunity.

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Ram's Road Report Through September 10th
Ram's Road Report Through September 10th

Labor Day is the end of summer, and the start of a construction rush to end projects before winter arrives. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid now through September 10th.

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Will Rutherford County Tear Down the Old Bank to the Left of the Courts and Demolish the Old Goldstein's Building?
Will Rutherford County Tear Down the Old Bank to the Left of the Courts and Demolish the Old Goldstein's Building?

Once all the moves are complete, the question of what to do with the old bank building to the left of the courts remains.

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STARS Murfreesboro Employee Award Luncheon honors recipients since 2012
STARS Murfreesboro Employee Award Luncheon honors recipients since 2012

Every good organization needs game changers. People who recognize what needs to be done and do it without fanfare because it's the right thing to do for the good of public service.

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Court Officially Got Underway in the local jail on Thursday Morning
Court Officially Got Underway in the local jail on Thursday Morning

Newly Elected Judge Lisa Eischeid said her goal is to help rehabilitate people as opposed to only punishing men and women, but it will take everyone in the community to make a difference...

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New Murfreesboro City Council Members Sworn In
New Murfreesboro City Council Members Sworn In

Newly-elected Murfreesboro City Councilmembers Kirt Wade, Bill Shacklett, and Eddie Smotherman were officially sworn-in on Thursday night.

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New City Council Member Has Plans for City Growth
New City Council Member Has Plans for City Growth

City Council brought in a new member Thursday, and we talked with him about his plans for Murfreesboro.

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Public Invited to City's North Highland Avenue Planning Study Public Open House Sept. 12
Public Invited to City's North Highland Avenue Planning Study Public Open House Sept. 12

Downtown-area property owners, residents, business owners, community leaders and interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a Public Open House on Monday, September 12, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m...

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Ram Says Avoid These Areas Through Sept. 3rd
Ram Says Avoid These Areas Through Sept. 3rd

In preparation for seasonal changes, construction crews are ramping-up work on projects in order to meet deadlines. City Engineer Ram Balachandran shows areas to avoid today through September 3rd.

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BoroPride Event on Murfreesboro Square Makes History
BoroPride Event on Murfreesboro Square Makes History

BoroPride, an event celebrating and recognizing those who are part of the LGBTQ community, took place on the Murfreesboro square Saturday evening.

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Odd Note Left on Vehicle in Murfreesboro
Odd Note Left on Vehicle in Murfreesboro

According to a Murfreesboro Police Report, the piece of paper read: Talk about Targeted Individual, electric torture, V2K, Monarch Project.

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Lascassas Man Convicted of Child Rape Denied a New Trial by TN Supreme Courts
Lascassas Man Convicted of Child Rape Denied a New Trial by TN Supreme Courts

It is now official, the Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a petition for a new trial for Lascassas (Rutherford County) Sex Offender Mark Looney.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Friday (8/26/16)
Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro This Friday (8/26/16)

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in Murfreesboro THIS Friday (8/26/16)...

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Gas Prices On The Rise
Gas Prices On The Rise

Gas prices are on the rise, as crude oil got more expensive last week. 'Boro discounters hiked the price of regular gas 7-cents to start the week at $1.85.

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Registered Sex Offender in Murfreesboro Sentenced to 7 Years
Registered Sex Offender in Murfreesboro Sentenced to 7 Years

Registered sex offender Craig McCord in Murfreesboro filed a plea of guilty to sexual battery by an authority figure in Circuit Court on Friday (8/19/16).

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School Resource Officer talks 16 year old out of suicide in Murfreesboro
School Resource Officer talks 16 year old out of suicide in Murfreesboro

A School Resource Officer on his way home from school came across a 16-year old who was about to jump to his death from the Old Fort Parkway bridge onto Interstate 24 below.

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'Boro Owner Of Median Home Pays $42.63/Mo. For Services
'Boro Owner Of Median Home Pays $42.63/Mo. For Services

In a letter to Mayor Shane McFarland and members of the City Council, Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons calculated a theoretical monthly "bill" at $42.63 for a median home value of $169,600 in FY 2017.

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Ram's Reports On Roads To Avoid Through August 27th
Ram's Reports On Roads To Avoid Through August 27th

We've made the transition into a new school year, and we're starting to see an occasional hint of a seasonal change. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that as the weather gets more pleasant, road work will increase slightly due to ease for workers. That could create more road challenges for motorists now through August 27th at some job sites.

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City's ROVER BUS Passes 2-Million Rider Mark!
City's ROVER BUS Passes 2-Million Rider Mark!

Rover, the City's public transportation system, recently surpassed a significant milestone--the 2 million mark in ridership. Rover officially began service in April 2007.

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Felony Meth Charges Filed Against Murfreesboro Woman
Felony Meth Charges Filed Against Murfreesboro Woman

Police pulled 31 year old Amanda Grace Hajdasz over for having expired tags. Once stopped, Officer Aaron Price noticed something was in Amanda's bra.

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Murfreesboro home purchase leads to 6 bricks of weed in the attic
Murfreesboro home purchase leads to 6 bricks of weed in the attic

The realtor, who was in the process of cleaning out the Parklawn Drive home, found 6 bricks of marijuana in the attic along with a large amount of loose marijuana.

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New Salem Residents Speak Out at City Council
New Salem Residents Speak Out at City Council

City Council held a public hearing Thursday to consider zoning over 70 acres located along New Salem Highway as commercial and residential property, where some residents voiced concerns.

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Memorial at Haynes Wednesday Afternoon Crash
Memorial at Haynes Wednesday Afternoon Crash

A sunny day with temps in the 80s, usually a great combination--but the beautiful day seems to be creating numerous accidents here in Rutherford County.

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UPDATE: Convicted Sex Offender to be in Circuit Court for Unlawful Photography
UPDATE: Convicted Sex Offender to be in Circuit Court for Unlawful Photography

The registered sex offender who was accused of unlawful photography will be in Circuit Court to file a plea on Friday in Rutherford County.

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Woman allegedly overdoses on Opiates, Antidepressants and Marijuana in Murfreesboro
Woman allegedly overdoses on Opiates, Antidepressants and Marijuana in Murfreesboro

A 24 year old Manchester woman overdosed on drugs while her husband was inside the South Rutherford Blvd. Walmart store in Murfreesboro.

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Groundbreaking for New Services at Stones River Manor
Groundbreaking for New Services at Stones River Manor

Mike Gann with Stones River Manor told WGNS a groundbreaking ceremony will take place next Thursday, August 25, 2016...

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62-Day Price In Barrels of Oil Ends--Prices UP Slightly!
62-Day Price In Barrels of Oil Ends--Prices UP Slightly!

Oil prices rose $3 last week, pushing retail gas prices 3-4 cents higher in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. Discounters in Murfreesboro opened the week without increasing prices from the $1.77 per gallon mark of the previous week.

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Visit India... in Murfreesboro
Visit India... in Murfreesboro

Visitors are invited to take a trip to India without ever leaving the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro!

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Man accused of pulling gun on two women in parking lot
Man accused of pulling gun on two women in parking lot

An East State Street man has been accused of pulling a gun on two women in a Murfreesboro parking lot. The incident occurred on Wednesday in the parking lot of Chedders Restaurant.

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Murfreesboro City Council OK's Solid Waste Strategic Plan Consultant
Murfreesboro City Council OK's Solid Waste Strategic Plan Consultant

In conjunction with Rutherford County Government, The Murfreesboro City Council unanimously approved the selection of Gershman, Brickner and Bratton (GBB) as the strategic plan consultant to develop a 20-year plan for solid waste collection and disposal in Rutherford County.

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Shots Fired call in Murfreesboro at local apartment compex
Shots Fired call in Murfreesboro at local apartment compex

Gunshots were said to have rang out on a quiet Tuesday afternoon in Murfreesboro. The shots were reported by a resident at the North Campus Apartments on Rocky Lane around 2:00 in the afternoon (8/9/16).

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Customer throws drinks at Murfreesboro drive through clerk
Customer throws drinks at Murfreesboro drive through clerk

Murfreesboro Police were called to the Zaxby's restaurant on Rutherford Boulevard in front of Walmart after a disgruntled customer threw his drinks at the drive through window cashier.

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Rapper Young Buck of Murfreesboro Sentenced to 7 Months in Prison for Violating Conditions of Supervised Release and Probation
Rapper Young Buck of Murfreesboro Sentenced to 7 Months in Prison for Violating Conditions of Supervised Release and Probation

Buck, of Murfreesboro, was sentenced to seven months in prison for those violations and was immediately taken into custody, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Pioneer Gateway developer breaks ground on third building
Pioneer Gateway developer breaks ground on third building

The pioneer commercial developer in Murfreesboro's Gateway district, has broken ground on his third Class A office building there, one of nine built or under construction in the Waterstone Office Park Development off Medical Center Parkway.

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Food Trucks in Murfreesboro - Change in Regulations Soon
Food Trucks in Murfreesboro - Change in Regulations Soon

The City of Murfreesboro is seeking public input as the City Council looks to adopt new regulations in the City Code on food trucks operating within the City limits.

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Man allegedly changes seats when pulled over by Murfreesboro Police
Man allegedly changes seats when pulled over by Murfreesboro Police

The switcharoo failed to work for MPD Officer Richard Whitley, who arrested the suspect and charged him for the 5th time with Driving on a Revoked License...

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Suspect reportedly had child in SUV when involved in a DUI related accident Monday
Suspect reportedly had child in SUV when involved in a DUI related accident Monday

Jeffery Barrett was charged with Reckless Endangerment because his juvenile daughter was in the SUV when he was said to be driving when the accident occurred on Northfield Boulevard. The wreck occurred around 4:00, Monday (8/8/16) afternoon.

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Man shot in leg on front porch of Murfreesboro home
Man shot in leg on front porch of Murfreesboro home

The reported gunshot victim told police he was sitting outside his home wearing a pair of headphones while smoking a cigarette when shot.

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How Should the Bottoms Area in Murfreesboro Look in the Future?
How Should the Bottoms Area in Murfreesboro Look in the Future?

The area known as The Bottoms in Murfreesboro was discussed by residents on Tuesday night at Patterson Park Community Center during a workshop / meeting.

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Operation Adopt A Hero Host Jazzy Fundraiser
Operation Adopt A Hero Host Jazzy Fundraiser

Dress up, dinner and jazz music.... Step back in time for a good cause on August 27, 2016 for the first Jazz with the Veterans.

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This Past Saturday, Kids Enjoyed a Back to School Blast
This Past Saturday, Kids Enjoyed a Back to School Blast

Murfreesboro City Schools held their back to school blast this past Saturday. The event was at the Cannonsburgh Village.

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Gas Prices UP 2-cents in 'Boro, But Still On LOW Side!
Gas Prices UP 2-cents in 'Boro, But Still On LOW Side!

Motorists across the nation are finding the lowest gas prices for this time of year since 2004. However, due to already low prices--here in the 'Boro this week began with a 2-cent per gallon increase. Many discounters started the week here with regular gas at $1.77 per gallon.

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24 Zika virus cases in Tennessee this year
24 Zika virus cases in Tennessee this year

The Tennessee Department of Health confirms there have been 24 persons diagnosed with Zika virus disease in Tennessee this year.

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Possession of Meth and More Lands Man Behind Bars
Possession of Meth and More Lands Man Behind Bars

At age 24, someone charged with "Possession of a firearm while in commission of a violent felony" could potentially face some stiff prison time if convicted.

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Argument over buying beer leads to assault and fleeing from police
Argument over buying beer leads to assault and fleeing from police

After the punch was thrown, the argument continued, according to the clerk. At one point, the suspect lifted the front of his shirt to show that he was armed with a handgun.

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65 Year old pedestrian struck by vehicle Saturday night in Murfreesboro
65 Year old pedestrian struck by vehicle Saturday night in Murfreesboro

The Fatal Accident Crash Team is investigating a pedestrian verses car accident that occurred on Saturday night in Murfreesboro.

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March 2016 Murder at the Vie Apartments Remains Under Investigation
March 2016 Murder at the Vie Apartments Remains Under Investigation

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a murder that occurred this past March at the Vie apartment complex. District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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Ram Says
Ram Says "Trickle Speed In School & Construction Zones"

Monday (8/8/2016) is the first full day of school, and you're reminded to slow-down in school zones. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of other places to drive at "trickle speed" today through August 13th as well.

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Farm to Fork Meal for the Firefly Supper benefiting Doors of Hope.
Farm to Fork Meal for the Firefly Supper benefiting Doors of Hope.

Community support will enable Doors of Hope to continue to grow their program and to make a real difference in the lives of men and women being released from incarceration.

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Two men facing charges in Coffee Co. after one allegedly steals vehicle in Bedford Co.
Two men facing charges in Coffee Co. after one allegedly steals vehicle in Bedford Co.

A Shelbyville man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Bedford County and driving into Coffee County.

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Murph's Fun Run is This Month
Murph's Fun Run is This Month

Murph's Fun Run will be held at the Gateway Island in Murfreesboro on Saturday, August 20th.

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TONIGHT is
TONIGHT is "National Night Out Against Crime"

Rutherford County is again participating in NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, an opportunity for neighbors to meet with law enforcement officer and learn ways to reduce their chances of being victims of crime.

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Workshop for Non-Profits or Those Wanting to Form a Non-Profit
Workshop for Non-Profits or Those Wanting to Form a Non-Profit

Local non-profit "Unpack Your Bags" is holding a fundraiser that is actually a workshop for those looking to start a non-profit or bring new life into their existing organization.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME Accomplished Much!

National Night Out Against Crime reached thousands of citizens across Rutherford County on Tuesday night.

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You can now obtain a permit to kill black vultures on your farmland
You can now obtain a permit to kill black vultures on your farmland

Tennessee farmers can now obtain a permit to kill black vultures that are infringing on livestock.

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Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Prime Vacation Time
Gas Prices Continue To Fall In Prime Vacation Time

Gas prices have fallen three cents since last weeks' Gas Price Brief, reaching today's average price of $2.14 per gallon, which is the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004. Here in the 'Boro some discounters started the week with regular gas at $1.75 per gallon.

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Ram's List Of Places To Avoid Traffic Jams
Ram's List Of Places To Avoid Traffic Jams

Storms and hot temps add to the frustration as construction projects create traffic challenges. City Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid potential trouble area in the 'Boro today through August 6th.

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Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP Announces the Man of the Year
Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP Announces the Man of the Year

The Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP has announced the honorees of the 2016 Freedom Fund Awards...

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Road Rage Incident Ends with a Chainsaw in Murfreesboro
Road Rage Incident Ends with a Chainsaw in Murfreesboro

Two bystanders saw the incident unfold and attempted to intervene. When they stepped in the man threatened to stab them, according to a police report.

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Woman visits Murfreesboro Hibachi Grill and Claims Sexual Harassment After Plastic Toy Squirts Her
Woman visits Murfreesboro Hibachi Grill and Claims Sexual Harassment After Plastic Toy Squirts Her

Murfreesboro Police responded to a local Japanese restaurant on Old Fort Parkway in regards to a sexual harassment complaint. However, it's not what you're thinking.

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National Night Out Against Crime Is August 2nd

The Murfreesboro Police Department is partnering with the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation, Wellness Council of Rutherford County, and others to host National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

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Gas Prices Falling More...$1.79 per gallon in 'Boro!
Gas Prices Falling More...$1.79 per gallon in 'Boro!

Gas prices are falling at a consistency not seen in nearly two years. Some discounters in the 'Boro started this week with regular gas at $1.79 per gallon.

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Murfreesboro Police Department receives re-accreditation from TLEA
Murfreesboro Police Department receives re-accreditation from TLEA

The Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation (TLEA) Program recently announced that it has granted re-accreditation status to the Murfreesboro Police Department. MPD is one of eighteen Tennessee law enforcement agencies having achieved re-accreditation

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Gas Prices Drop To $1.86 In 'Boro
Gas Prices Drop To $1.86 In 'Boro

Gas prices have been falling at a consistency not seen since last summer. Some discounters in the 'Boro are offering regular gas at $1.86 per gallon.

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Subjects allegedly open fire in attempted holdup
Subjects allegedly open fire in attempted holdup

Murfreesboro Police were able to recover a total of three spent shell casings. It was also found that one bullet entered through the window of an apartment unit and was lodged into drywall inside the apartment.

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Murfreesboro IT Director Chris Lilly earns
Murfreesboro IT Director Chris Lilly earns "Certified Government CIO" designation

Murfreesboro Information Technology Director Chris Lilly has earned the special designation as a "Certified Government Chief Information Officer" (CGCIO) from the Public Technology Institute (PTI) and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs.

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Trio accused of home invasion in Murfreesboro
Trio accused of home invasion in Murfreesboro

According to the report, the complainant called the police when he heard knocking on his door. When the victim told the subjects to leave, they allegedly kicked the door in...

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Former Murfreesboro man arrested in Wilson County for child rape
Former Murfreesboro man arrested in Wilson County for child rape

In neighboring Wilson County, Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a former Murfreesboro man for multiple counts of aggravated sexual charges against a minor.

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UPDATE: Friday Night Homicide Behind E. Northfield Business; Victim Identified
UPDATE: Friday Night Homicide Behind E. Northfield Business; Victim Identified

We have some new information in the investigation into the shooting death of a 58-year old Bentley Street man.

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Ram Helps You Avoid Summertime Traffic Blues!
Ram Helps You Avoid Summertime Traffic Blues!

It's summertime, summertime and the heat, humidity and traffic jams around construction sometimes frazzle motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran eases nerves by warning what parts of the 'Boro to avoid between now and July 23rd.

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Fake Percocet Pills Lead to Overdoses and Fatalities - Case Remains Under Investigation
Fake Percocet Pills Lead to Overdoses and Fatalities - Case Remains Under Investigation

WGNS has been following the overdoses in Murfreesboro carefully and reports indicate that right now, Johnny L. Williams has been the only one arrested for the fake pills being sold as of July 15, 2016.

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Thursday Morning Attempted Murder in Murfreesboro
Thursday Morning Attempted Murder in Murfreesboro

A man in Murfreesboro has been charged with Attempted Murder.

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Nearly $6,000 Embezzled
Nearly $6,000 Embezzled

Evidently, the suspect employee has been processing fraudulent refunds and then cashing them out at the end of the evening shift.

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Murfreesboro wants your input on the future of the city
Murfreesboro wants your input on the future of the city

The City of Murfreesboro is once again seeking input from residents, land owners, and developers as part of the process to develop its Murfreesboro 2035 Plan, a 20-year comprehensive plan for the future of Murfreesboro.

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Man allegedly breaks into two apartment as female victims slept
Man allegedly breaks into two apartment as female victims slept

The police report stated, "[The victim] was asleep in her bed and when she woke up there was a black male dressed in all white standing in her room. She advised that she yelled WHAT ARE YOU DOING? She stated the male subject ran out of the apartment."

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Ram Helps You Avoid Construction Jams
Ram Helps You Avoid Construction Jams

Heat index over a hundred, construction jams, create flaring tempers! Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran to the rescue with a list of areas to avoid these challenges today through July 16th.

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Local group against red light cameras speak out
Local group against red light cameras speak out

A group known as C.A.P.E. or Murfreesboro Citizens Against Photo Enforcement, is speaking out about red light cameras after an opinion was released by the Tennessee Attorney General. Below is the groups most recent statement:

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Driver Retires After 29 Years
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Driver Retires After 29 Years

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Driver Michael "Mike" Mitchell hung up his helmet Thursday after 29 years of service.

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Murfreesboro Officer Chris Williams Helps to Save the Life of a Newborn
Murfreesboro Officer Chris Williams Helps to Save the Life of a Newborn

Sgt. Kyle Evans explains how Officer Chris Williams jumped into action when the parents of the small child noticed their newborn was all of a sudden unresponsive...

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Another Panties Theft at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro
Another Panties Theft at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro

Since 2013, over $20,000 in merchandise has been stolen from the Victoria's Secret stores in Murfreesboro.

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'Boro Single-Family Home Permits Increase Again In 2016
'Boro Single-Family Home Permits Increase Again In 2016

Single-family residential detached permits continue their upward trend in Murfreesboro for 2016. This is on top of the significant growth seen last year.

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UPDATE: Convicted Murderer in Rutherford County to Remain Behind Bars for Life
UPDATE: Convicted Murderer in Rutherford County to Remain Behind Bars for Life

A La Vergne man convicted for killing the friend of his ex-wife in 2011 will not see his conviction of first degree murder reduced to a lesser conviction of second degree murder.

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No new court case for hammer wielding man in Murfreesboro
No new court case for hammer wielding man in Murfreesboro

A man who left his hat at the scene of the crime will remain behind bars and won't be granted a new trial, that according to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

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Fireworks Finished Exactly Before The Storm!
Fireworks Finished Exactly Before The Storm!

Murfreesboro officials were watching radar closely, and knew when they needed to start the fireworks display at McKnight Park.

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All Bids Done for Judicial Building
All Bids Done for Judicial Building

We've got an update on the progress of the currently under construction Rutherford County Judicial Building.

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Britain's Vote Drops Crude Oil Prices
Britain's Vote Drops Crude Oil Prices

Britain's vote to leave the European Union could could lower gas prices. Here in Murfreesboro, some discounters began the week selling regular gas at $2.03 per gallon.

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UPDATE: 0th Air Race Classic pilots make Murfreesboro stops June 23-24
UPDATE: 0th Air Race Classic pilots make Murfreesboro stops June 23-24

Pilots will make stops in Murfreesboro on June 23rd (Thursday) and Friday the 24th. The landings will be between 8:30 in the morning and 1 each of the two afternoons at the Murfreesboro Airport.

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Murfreesboro Explorer Camp
Murfreesboro Explorer Camp

Mark Vance and Matt Brian of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency recently lent a hand to educate students who are out for the summer about wildlife.

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Gas Prices May Have Peaked: $2.04 in 'Boro
Gas Prices May Have Peaked: $2.04 in 'Boro

Gas prices may have hit their annual peak. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has declined for eight consecutive days. Here in the 'Boro, several discounters are offering regular gas at $2.04 per gallon.

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Salvation Army Receives FOOD GRANTS
Salvation Army Receives FOOD GRANTS

The Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has been selected as a recipient of multiple grants in a collaboration project that will help the undeserved community plan, purchase, prepare and provide nutritious meals more efficiently to their families.

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MFRD Teams With Others To Install SMOKE ALARMS
MFRD Teams With Others To Install SMOKE ALARMS

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church will be installing free smoke alarms.

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Commission Unanimously Votes to Ask Sheriff to Resign
Commission Unanimously Votes to Ask Sheriff to Resign

Members of the Rutherford County Commission voted to ask Sheriff Robert Arnold to resign from his position.

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Senator Harris kicks of millennial mixer series in Murfreesboro
Senator Harris kicks of millennial mixer series in Murfreesboro

Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris from Memphis, TN will kick off a series of events to engage young people in Tennessee politics with The Future of Our State: A Millennial Mixer on June 22 in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Fire, Red Cross, and Experience Community Partner for Smoke Alarm Canvass
Murfreesboro Fire, Red Cross, and Experience Community Partner for Smoke Alarm Canvass

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church are partnering next week to provide and install free smoke alarms in Murfreesboro.

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International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem holding Conference in Murfreesboro Thursday - Saturday
International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem holding Conference in Murfreesboro Thursday - Saturday

Bram Maas with the Murfreesboro office of the International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem told WGNS News that they will hold a free conference this week.

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City of Murfreesboro Begins Work on Design Guidelines for Citywide Development
City of Murfreesboro Begins Work on Design Guidelines for Citywide Development

According to the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, the Murfreesboro population in 2014 was 118,676, with a projected population for the city of 127,828 by 2019.

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Two teens in Murfreesboro face long list of charges in July
Two teens in Murfreesboro face long list of charges in July

Police say that Nicholas Lopez Chesterfield, Jr. gave a statement implicating himself and alleged accomplice Tyler Devon George in robberies that occurred in 2015 within the Murfreesboro city limits.

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Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons elected president of TCMA
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons elected president of TCMA

Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons has been elected president of the Tennessee City Management Association (TCMA), a statewide group of city managers who focus on education and training for municipalities.

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Sex Offender Arrested in Connection with Kohl's and Publix Unlawful Photography Case
Sex Offender Arrested in Connection with Kohl's and Publix Unlawful Photography Case

39 Year old Craig McCord was apprehended on Tuesday afternoon and is the prime suspect in the unlawful photography case that unfolded at Kohl's and a Memorial Boulevard Publix store, both in Murfreesboro.

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly...$2.06 Per Gallon
Gas Prices Drop Slightly...$2.06 Per Gallon

Prices at the pump are moving lower, but face upward pressure due to increased oil prices. Some discounters in the 'Boro dropped regular gas 2-cents to open the week at $2.06 per gallon.

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Red light running and intersection crashes continues to decrease in Murfreesboro
Red light running and intersection crashes continues to decrease in Murfreesboro

Red light running is down in the City of Murfreesboro and has been on the decrease since the red light cameras were first installed about 8 years ago.

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Temporary Change of Venue for Murfreesboro City Council Meetings
Temporary Change of Venue for Murfreesboro City Council Meetings

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet at Patterson Park Community Center and some City Boards and Commissions will conduct meetings in Conference Room 218 on the second floor of City Hall during renovations to Council Chambers, June 17 - July 11, 2016.

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Goodwill Job Fair On Tuesday
Goodwill Job Fair On Tuesday

Goodwill Job Solutions is hosting a hiring session from 9:00AM to noon this Tuesday.

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Photos from the Summer Arts Jam in Murfreesboro
Photos from the Summer Arts Jam in Murfreesboro

The Summer Arts Jam was held at the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza this past Wednesday.

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City of Murfreesboro will NOT buy the old YMCA property
City of Murfreesboro will NOT buy the old YMCA property

The City of Murfreesboro will not be purchasing the closed down YMCA property on Thompson Lane near the Old Fort Parkway intersection as rumored. Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS...

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Sheriff Arnold and Others to Appear in Federal Court August 2, 2016
Sheriff Arnold and Others to Appear in Federal Court August 2, 2016

Sheriff Robert Arnold will head to trial on August 2, 2016 in a Federal Court Building located in Nashville.

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Murfreesboro Police Working with the FBI in what was described as a Muslim Targeted Road Rage Incident
Murfreesboro Police Working with the FBI in what was described as a Muslim Targeted Road Rage Incident

Murfreesboro Police are working with the FBI in regards to what has been described as a road rage / hate crime by some.

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Two Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Captains Retire in July
Two Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Captains Retire in July

Two Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Captains will be hanging up their fire gear in July; Captain Joe Barrett after 38 years of service, and Captain Randy Jones with 34 years of service.

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State Representative Bryan Terry awarded Family Champion Award
State Representative Bryan Terry awarded Family Champion Award

State Representative Bryan Terry, MD was awarded the Family Champion Award by the Family Action Council of Tennessee(FACT) for his voting record for families during the 109th Tennessee General Assembly(TGA).

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Memorial Day Gas Prices Were At 11-Year LOW!
Memorial Day Gas Prices Were At 11-Year LOW!

During the Memorial Day weekend that just ended, motorists found the lowest gas prices on Memorial Day in 11 years. Here in the 'Boro some discounters were selling regular petro for $2.04 per gallon.

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Farmers Market Classes in Murfreesboro are Free
Farmers Market Classes in Murfreesboro are Free

Attend the Farmers Market this Friday for a special presentation for the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association. The market takes place at the Lane Agri-Park every Tuesday and Friday from 7AM to Noon.

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New Subdivisions and New Businesses in the planning stages
New Subdivisions and New Businesses in the planning stages

Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons told WGNS that planners have been busy meeting with developers...

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Ram Warns Tuesday Brings Road Construction
Ram Warns Tuesday Brings Road Construction

The extended Memorial Day weekend won't bring traffic jams due to roadwork, but Tuesday will begins the season for much construction. Here's his forecast through June 4th.

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Sheriff Robert Arnold Facing 95 Years in Prison if Convicted
Sheriff Robert Arnold Facing 95 Years in Prison if Convicted

After Sheriff Arnold left the federal court building in Nashville on Friday, someone allegedly sent an email using his county email address to Rutherford County Sheriff's Office employees. That email stated, "Come on over.im having a party.tell your friends (written as in the email)."

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Problems with the 911 line in Rutherford County
Problems with the 911 line in Rutherford County

On Wednesday, the line went dead after a fiber line was accidentally cut which affected some 7,000 customers. Then again on Thursday morning around 3AM, the line went dead a second time. Local authorities have been working with AT&T to restore the line this (Thursday) morning.

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Woman charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment and DUI 2 while infant in car
Woman charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment and DUI 2 while infant in car

A Murfreesboro woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment and DUI number 2 after a motor vehicle accident was reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday evening.

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TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro is Growing and Adding On
TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro is Growing and Adding On

TrustPoint Hospital on Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro is about to build a new rehabilitative building for patients. Dr. Paula Stewart told WGNS News...

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The Child Advocacy Center Thanks the Community for Their Support!
The Child Advocacy Center Thanks the Community for Their Support!

"We want to thank our wonderful community for all of their incredible support of the first annual CAC Prize Patrol!" announced Child Advocacy Center board president Terry Fann.

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Gas Prices A MIXED BAG In The 'Boro
Gas Prices A MIXED BAG In The 'Boro

Gas prices rose throughout the week, but stabilized during the weekend as 33.9 million Americans plan a road trip for Memorial Day - the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record. Prices were all over the board here in the 'Boro. The lowest was around $1.97.

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Murfreesboro #13 of
Murfreesboro #13 of "The 15 Fastest Growing Cities In USA"

Data just released from the U.S. Census shows that the Heart of Tennessee is now number thirteen of the fifteen fastest growing cities in the entire United States.

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Murfreesboro man arrested for 27 vehicle break-ins in Williamson Co.
Murfreesboro man arrested for 27 vehicle break-ins in Williamson Co.

A Murfreesboro man was arrested in Williamson County and accused of seven home burglaries and 27 vehicle break-ins...

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WGNS has OFFICE space available downstairs, 2,000 square feet
WGNS has OFFICE space available downstairs, 2,000 square feet

We will allow you to pick out new carpet to be installed BEFORE you move in.

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Driving down the wrong side of I-24 leads to arrest
Driving down the wrong side of I-24 leads to arrest

A man who entered onto an I-24 exit ramp heading the wrong direction was stopped by Murfreesboro Police on Wednesday evening around 6:30.

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TNReady Test to be Scored - Will it be Good?
TNReady Test to be Scored - Will it be Good?

As for the scores that will be reveled on the tests, reports to WGNS indicate that multiple teachers in Rutherford County told their students that the testing will not count for anything prior to students taking the tests.

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Arrest made in theft and robbery case at a Murfreesboro apartment
Arrest made in theft and robbery case at a Murfreesboro apartment

The victim was sitting outside of an apartment on Lascassas Pike Sunday night around 10:30 when he was approached by a man armed with a pistol.

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Maple Street Grill In Murfreesboro Closes; Eagleville OPEN!
Maple Street Grill In Murfreesboro Closes; Eagleville OPEN!

Those who enjoy eating at local family restaurants were saddened to hear that Mike and Debra Zelenak have closed the Maple Street Grill. They shared their over 35-years of culinary creations with the Heart of Tennessee for almost a decade.

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Local Minister Playing Sax At JaZoara's
Local Minister Playing Sax At JaZoara's

A local Presbyterian minister will play the sax next Saturday night, May 21st, from 7:00 to 8:30PM at JoZoara's Coffee House. There is no cover charge to enjoy the creativity of Ernie Newsom.

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Found: Black bowling ball bag loaded with loot
Found: Black bowling ball bag loaded with loot

Is anyone missing a bowling ball bag and 23 photos? Well, police have them locked up safe and secure.

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FRAUD: Selling a car that does not belong to you
FRAUD: Selling a car that does not belong to you

A man who spotted someone messing with his car in a field near Hillwood Boulevard told police that he jumped a fence to get to it.

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The widening of Brinkley Road from Hwy 96 to Manson Pike
The widening of Brinkley Road from Hwy 96 to Manson Pike

The Murfreesboro City Council has approved an amended Design Contract Agreement with SEC Inc. that paves the way for a preliminary and final design services contract not to exceed $610,000 for widening Brinkley Road from Hwy 96 to Manson Pike.

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New Window Sign Ordinance for Murfreesboro
New Window Sign Ordinance for Murfreesboro

A brand new sign ordinance for windows in businesses will go into full effect on June 3, 2016.

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On Thursday (Cinco de Mayo), call for a free tow truck to take you and your car home
On Thursday (Cinco de Mayo), call for a free tow truck to take you and your car home

For those without a plan, Tow to Go will be there to provide a safe way home. Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime this Thursday, May 5th through...

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No Child Advocacy Center Duck Race, Instead a Prize Patrol!
No Child Advocacy Center Duck Race, Instead a Prize Patrol!

The Child Advocacy Center is giving away prizes without our feathered friends," announced CAC Prize Patrol Co-Chairperson Dara Payne. "Our exciting new event is the CAC Prize Patrol."

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Condo's, Retail Shops and More to the Former First Methodist Church Location
Condo's, Retail Shops and More to the Former First Methodist Church Location

Big news for the downtown Murfreesboro area... The old First Methodist Church block will eventually be developed into condominiums, retail and office space.

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Accidental Shooting of a Shotgun in Murfreesboro
Accidental Shooting of a Shotgun in Murfreesboro

A man accidentally shot himself in the foot on Sunday afternoon in Murfreesboro.

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CAC's
CAC's "Walk for Children" Was A Huge Success

"The Child Advocacy Center thanks the huge group of walkers who put on their tennis shoes and joined us for the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday (4/29/2016) afternoon," announced Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer.

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Pick up Five Free Blessing Bags on Monday at WGNS to give to those in need
Pick up Five Free Blessing Bags on Monday at WGNS to give to those in need

The children at a local school have teamed up with the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol and WGNS to challenge the citizens in our community to pick up five free blessing bags at WGNS and then hand the bags to those in need over the next five days.

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128.4 pounds collected during MTSU drug take-back event
128.4 pounds collected during MTSU drug take-back event

By event's end, a record 128.4 pounds was generated in what has become a twice-a-year event coinciding with national drug take-back day.

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NCAA Says Future Final Four Host Cities Must Have LGBT Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws
NCAA Says Future Final Four Host Cities Must Have LGBT Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the NCAA will not host any future events - from Final Four championships to education conferences - in cities without LGBT inclusive non-discrimination laws.

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MTSU President Accepts Recommendation to Change the Name of Forrest Hall
MTSU President Accepts Recommendation to Change the Name of Forrest Hall

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee on Thursday accepted the recommendation by the Forrest Hall Task Force to change the name of the building that houses the university's Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program.

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Advice on 'Preserving African-American Historic Places'
Advice on 'Preserving African-American Historic Places'

"Preserving African-American Historic Places: Suggestions and Sources" is an omnibus online site with information on collections care, museum management, heritage tourism and fundraising.

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Drug Charges Follow Murfreesboro Police Traffic Stop
Drug Charges Follow Murfreesboro Police Traffic Stop

A 26 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested on drug charges after being pulled over on University Street.

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MTAR invites golfers to 39th Annual Bill Carey Golf Scramble
MTAR invites golfers to 39th Annual Bill Carey Golf Scramble

One perfect swing. One dream stroke that sends a tiny white ball into a tin - perhaps plastic - cup. Whoops! And high-fives follow all around. Any golfer can tell you, nailing a hole-in-one is certainly something to celebrate.

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United Way's 2016 Days of Action Impacts Local Community
United Way's 2016 Days of Action Impacts Local Community

This year's Days of Action, presented by Nissan, impacted the local community with 616 volunteers putting in 3,073 hours of service to complete 39 projects throughout Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Murfreesboro City Schools to host Bike Rodeo
Murfreesboro City Schools to host Bike Rodeo

Bike riders will have a chance to practice their bike safety skills while having fun during the Murfreesboro City Schools Bike Rodeo on Saturday, April 30 at Scales Elementary. Check-in for the free event starts at 9:00 am.

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MTSU delivers spectacular performance of 'West Side Story' to Tucker Theater this week
MTSU delivers spectacular performance of 'West Side Story' to Tucker Theater this week

MTSU Arts recently opened their performance of West Side Story at Tucker Theater on Wednesday, April 20th, with a sold-out auditorium full of excitement, shock, and not a dry eye by the end of the show! The musical will run until Sunday, April 24th.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold Asking for 20 New Sheriff Deputies
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold Asking for 20 New Sheriff Deputies

Last year, the proposed budget for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office outlined the need for 10 new deputies.

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Couple facing child abuse and murder charge to be in a Rutherford County Courtroom Monday
Couple facing child abuse and murder charge to be in a Rutherford County Courtroom Monday

A man and a woman jailed for the abuse of a child will appear in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on Monday.

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THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location
THURSDAY: Specially Called Meeting to Discuss New Murfreesboro Park Location

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss issues relating to the selection and purchase of property for a new park on the West side of Murfreesboro.

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Local Two Men and a Truck to help mothers in Domestic Violence Shelters
Local Two Men and a Truck to help mothers in Domestic Violence Shelters

Though Mother's Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness.

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Marijuana Sent to Partner Radio Station WMSR
Marijuana Sent to Partner Radio Station WMSR

On Monday, partner radio station WMSR received mail that turned out to be something that no one at the station asked for, marijuana.

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Theft Ring Brings in Stolen Items from Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Williamson Counties
Theft Ring Brings in Stolen Items from Rutherford, Bedford, Coffee and Williamson Counties

Five people are being held in jails in Bedford and Rutherford County following a burglary ring that stole items in Coffee, Bedford, Rutherford and Williamson Counties.

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Alleged Drug Sales and Xanax Bars Land Two in Jail
Alleged Drug Sales and Xanax Bars Land Two in Jail

Text messages confirming the sale of Xanax were found on the suspect's phone, according to a Murfreesboro Arrest Report.

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Alleged Mentally Ill Woman Sprays Deputy with Chemical Spray in Christiana
Alleged Mentally Ill Woman Sprays Deputy with Chemical Spray in Christiana

"As the door was opened, deputies were greeted with a burst of an over-the-counter chemical defense spray weapon, striking and affecting one of the deputies," Sgt. Nunley reported.

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A New Murfreesboro Park in the Blackman Community
A New Murfreesboro Park in the Blackman Community

Vice Mayor Doug Young said that 21 proposals were submitted by land owners and that list has now been narrowed to 5.

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Man Accused of Vandalizing Ex-Girlfriends Car
Man Accused of Vandalizing Ex-Girlfriends Car

Mad at an ex-girlfriend? Don't slash her tires and shatter her car windows while forgetting your cellphone at the scene.

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Tickets Available for United Way's Seventh Annual Red, White and Bayou
Tickets Available for United Way's Seventh Annual Red, White and Bayou

Tickets are now available for United Way's signature fundraising event, Red, White and Bayou, presented by Ford of Murfreesboro.

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MTSU Forrest Hall Task Force Debate Suggestions for President McPhee
MTSU Forrest Hall Task Force Debate Suggestions for President McPhee

MTSU's Forrest Hall task force met Thursday night in the Sam Ingram building on campus to debate whether to recommend a name change for the ROTC building or take no action at all.

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Woman Allegedly Stabbed at Murfreesboro Apartment Complex
Woman Allegedly Stabbed at Murfreesboro Apartment Complex

Tashley Shanice Harber was detained for questioning and later arrested after she reportedly got into an altercation with another subject at The Vie Apartments on Wenlon Drive.

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Christiana Man Charged with 4th DUI After Car Vs. Ditch Incident
Christiana Man Charged with 4th DUI After Car Vs. Ditch Incident

43 Year old Michael John Edwards was arrested after police were dispatched to Ricks Barbecue on Warrior Drive in reference to an assault.

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Read To Succeed's
Read To Succeed's "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" Announces 2016 Winners

The annual Read To Succeed "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" welcomed 19 spellers to the stage at Patterson Park on Saturday morning, April 9th to compete for the title of 2016 Read To Bee Champion.

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Recognizing Child Abuse in Rutherford and Cannon Counties
Recognizing Child Abuse in Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Sharon De Boer, director of the Child Advocacy Center in Murfreesboro, told WGNS they have a huge caseload...

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Challenges and Obstacles that Murfreesboro Faces in State of the City Report
Challenges and Obstacles that Murfreesboro Faces in State of the City Report

One of the items that was discussed was the potential sale of Murfreesboro Electric to Middle Tennessee Electric...

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Murder in neighboring Coffee County
Murder in neighboring Coffee County

A patrolman discovered a deceased male body in his late 40's or early 50's located outside the subject's residence covered with numerous items.

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Artwork from Local K-12th Graders on Display Now
Artwork from Local K-12th Graders on Display Now

The Center for the Arts is presenting the Rutherford County Schools Art Competition and Show.

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First Full Week for New Police Chief in the City of Murfreesboro
First Full Week for New Police Chief in the City of Murfreesboro

New Chief Karl Durr at the Murfreesboro Police Department, who was an assistant chief at the Eugene, Oregon Police Department prior to his move to Murfreesboro, was asked to compare Murfreesboro to Eugene...

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Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau receives 2015 Constant Contact All Star Award

The Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named a 2015 All Star Award winner...

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24 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Donating Kidney to Younger Sister
24 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Donating Kidney to Younger Sister

24 year old Benito Cabrera, who is a graduate of Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, will be donating one of his kidney's to his younger sister Jasmine Goolesby, 23. Cabrera told WGNS...

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Former DCS Caseworker Accused of Sexual Battery to File Plea This Month in Rutherford County
Former DCS Caseworker Accused of Sexual Battery to File Plea This Month in Rutherford County

Eulice E. Handy, the former DCS caseworker accused of unlawful sexual contact with a woman in Rutherford County, is expected to file a plea in court on April 27, 2016.

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South Carolina Man Charged after Hit and Run on I-24
South Carolina Man Charged after Hit and Run on I-24

In an arrest warrant, Tennessee Highway Patrolman Lazaro Serna says Thomas Eugene Roach age 41 of Mattie Lane in Summerville, SC left the scene of the accident.

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U.S. Veteran Fights Back When Someone Tries to Rob Him in Murfreesboro
U.S. Veteran Fights Back When Someone Tries to Rob Him in Murfreesboro

Messing with a United States Veteran is a bad idea... U.S. Navy Veteran James Woodard was at Lowes on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro when an unknown man tried to rob him at knife point.

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Murfreesboro Man Accused of Fleeing from Police in Franklin
Murfreesboro Man Accused of Fleeing from Police in Franklin

A Murfreesboro man is facing felony charges after fleeing from police, in Franklin. At 6:45 Saturday morning, an officer clocked 45-year-old Myles Cumberbatch driving 77 in a 55 MPH zone...

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Finger Licking Good! 13th Annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling
Finger Licking Good! 13th Annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling

MTSU's Kappa Delta sorority held it's 13th annual Kappa Delta Wing Fling on the Murphy Center lawn Saturday.

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Blasting this week at the New Court Building Construction Site
Blasting this week at the New Court Building Construction Site

Civil Constructors LLC will be conducting blasting on Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 8th between the hours of 9am and 2pm at the site of the new court building.

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More New Homes Permitted in Murfreesboro and 39.4% Job Growth Forcasted
More New Homes Permitted in Murfreesboro and 39.4% Job Growth Forcasted

Murfreesboro issued 113 permits for single family detached homes in March (2016). Of that number, 85 new single family homes were permitted in the Overall Creek and Scales Elementary school zones.

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Moody's upgrades to Aa1 City of Murfreesboro General Obligation debt
Moody's upgrades to Aa1 City of Murfreesboro General Obligation debt

Moody's Investors Service has assigned an Aa1 rating to the City of Murfreesboro $79 million General Obligation Bonds, Series 2016.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Partners with Noon Exchange Club to Offer Free South Carolina Presentation to Public
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Partners with Noon Exchange Club to Offer Free South Carolina Presentation to Public

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department and the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro are partnering to offer a free presentation about MFRD's 2015 South Carolina deployment.

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Steel Technologies will invest $18 million in Smyrna, TN
Steel Technologies will invest $18 million in Smyrna, TN

Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.

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MTSU LGBT+ College Conference to examine 'all identities' April 7-9
MTSU LGBT+ College Conference to examine 'all identities' April 7-9

A man who took up his father's mission of working to ensure equal rights for all Americans will headline MTSU's 2016 LGBT+ College Conference, which is slated for April 7-9. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

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Warm Weather = Motorcycle Thefts
Warm Weather = Motorcycle Thefts

As warmer weather swings into gear, so are motorcycle thieves.

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Vacation Time: Gas Prices Climb!
Vacation Time: Gas Prices Climb!

The national average climbed above the $2 benchmark last week for the first time in 83 days. Sunday's average price of $2.04 per gallon represents an increase of 6 cents compared to a week ago. Some discounters in Murfreesboro started the week with $1.77 per gallon regular gas.

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Woodbury Woman Charged 4th Time with Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro
Woodbury Woman Charged 4th Time with Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro

A Woodbury woman was arrested in Murfreesboro after police recognized her as a woman who did not have a valid driver's license. Police say that she also had expired tags on her Cadillac.

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Man Claims to be a Big Time Drug Dealer after Murfreesboro Shoplifting Incident
Man Claims to be a Big Time Drug Dealer after Murfreesboro Shoplifting Incident

The Murfreesboro man told police he was once a "Big time dealer," but stopped. Police told the subject that the text in his phone were from this week, he then told officers that he stopped dealing after those text.

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Discussion in Murfreesboro: What to do with the old First United Methodist Church Building
Discussion in Murfreesboro: What to do with the old First United Methodist Church Building

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special workshop at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall for the purpose of developing goals and objectives for the 1.87-acres of property.

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Individually packaged drugs seized from apartment unit in Murfreesboro and arrest made
Individually packaged drugs seized from apartment unit in Murfreesboro and arrest made

Individually bagged Xanax pills and individually bagged marijuana was seized from a local apartment in Murfreesboro on this week when police did what they call a "Knock and Talk."

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Attempted machete attack ends with one arrest and second in hiding

Police say they observed two cuts on the tent that were alleged to have been caused by the swinging machete.

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Murfreesboro man allegedly raped a teen in Georgia
Murfreesboro man allegedly raped a teen in Georgia

A Murfreesboro man was arrested after he allegedly headed to Georgia with the idea of meeting a 15-year old girl.

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Police arrest armed wanted man on Kenslo Avenue in Murfreesboro
Police arrest armed wanted man on Kenslo Avenue in Murfreesboro

When one of two MPD officers pointed a taser at Green, he lifted one of his hands and a handgun fell to the ground that was allegedly in his shorts.

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22 Year old woman punched in the face by unknown visitor
22 Year old woman punched in the face by unknown visitor

A 22 year old Murfreesboro resident told police that she received a knock on her door around 7 Wednesday morning. When she opened the door a man barged inside.

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Multiple companies to be on hand for job fair in Murfreesboro Tuesday
Multiple companies to be on hand for job fair in Murfreesboro Tuesday

Another career fair will take place in Murfreesboro this month. The event will be at the Goodwill Career Solutions Center on Tuesday of next week (3/29/16).

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Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning
Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning

Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...

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Arrest Made in Friday Murder at The Vie Apartments in Murfreesboro
Arrest Made in Friday Murder at The Vie Apartments in Murfreesboro

The identity of the deceased man who was killed in a shooting at The Vie apartment complex this past Friday has been confirmed through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (T.B.I.) and the Medical Examiner's office.

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Entire HVAC System Stolen in Murfreesboro
Entire HVAC System Stolen in Murfreesboro

An entire heating and air unit was stolen from a small apartment building on Benley Street in Murfreesboro.

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Looking Back: St. Patty's Day Event in Murfreesboro was Fun for All
Looking Back: St. Patty's Day Event in Murfreesboro was Fun for All

A fun St. Patrick's Day event was held recently at the Patterson Park Community Center.

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Wrong Order at Restaurant Equals Vandalism Charges in Murfreesboro
Wrong Order at Restaurant Equals Vandalism Charges in Murfreesboro

A wrong order at Wing Zone on Rutherford Boulevard sent a man into a rage in Murfreesboro, according to a police report.

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Sexual Abuse Alleged Inside Walmart
Sexual Abuse Alleged Inside Walmart

If you saw a lot of police action at Walmart on Monday afternoon, officers were responding to a child abuse call.

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Spring
Spring "Traffic" Is In The Air--Traffic Report Thru 3/26/2016

We're just a few days from the official arrival of Spring, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reminds us "Construction Is In The Air" and that brings those stimulating feelings of being caught in grid-lock traffic and smelling exhaust fumes--now, that's the smell of Spring.

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Rape Reported in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Murfreesboro

A 25-year old Murfreesboro woman says that she was the recent victim of aggravated sexually battery and possibly rape, according to a police incident report.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed four new Firefighters this week
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed four new Firefighters this week

All four are Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and have a combined 19.5 years in the fire service.

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Friends of Stones River National Battlefield use Grant to Remember African American History
Friends of Stones River National Battlefield use Grant to Remember African American History

The Friends of Stones River National Battlefield have been awarded the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) "Every Day Event" Grant for 2016.

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Two Inmates Busted After Planning an Escape from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Two Inmates Busted After Planning an Escape from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Deputies foiled an attempted escape plot by two inmates early Sunday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Kidnapping suspect in Murfreesboro convicted in court
Kidnapping suspect in Murfreesboro convicted in court

Two years ago, 34-year-old Taris Frazier entered a home on East Castle Street and held three women hostage in a closet.

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Justin Odom to Remain Behind Bars for 20-Years After Rutherford Co. Murder
Justin Odom to Remain Behind Bars for 20-Years After Rutherford Co. Murder

A Murder case that was supposed to head to trial on Monday, March 7th will not take place. District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Rutherford County Judicial Center
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Rutherford County Judicial Center

The $73-million structure is designed to complement the surrounding historic uptown district. It will be six stories tall...

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Murfreesboro to attempt to break the world record in Square Dancing to kick off Uncle Dave Macon Days
Murfreesboro to attempt to break the world record in Square Dancing to kick off Uncle Dave Macon Days

Gloria Christy, President of Uncle Dave Macon Days, told WGNS that since the square dance is the official dance for Tennessee, it makes sense for the world record to belong to the state.

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Neighbors Voice Concerns Over Maddington Park Development
Neighbors Voice Concerns Over Maddington Park Development

A full house came to the City Council meeting Thursday night to address issues with the development of Maddington Park by Alcorn Properties near Oakton and Blackman Meadows in Murfreesboro.

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UFIT Adds MTSU Alumnae to Staff
UFIT Adds MTSU Alumnae to Staff

Just six months after opening its doors, UFIT Personal Training has announced the addition of two MTSU alumnae to its fitness team.

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Hobgood Students Use Tech App to Unlock Virtual Classroom
Hobgood Students Use Tech App to Unlock Virtual Classroom

Students in Ms. Gilliland's fifth grade class at Hobgood Elementary are experiencing the wonders of technology through the use of their iPads and an online app named Aurasma.

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Woman charged 4th time for Driving on a Revoked License
Woman charged 4th time for Driving on a Revoked License

A burnt spoon in a makeup bag, a used needle in a CD Player and several unused needles were recovered during a Murfreesboro traffic stop on I-24.

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UPDATE: Two homes shot at in Murfreesboro on Sunday
UPDATE: Two homes shot at in Murfreesboro on Sunday

Two men are reported to have shot a gun towards a home on Douglas Avenue in Murfreesboro and then take off running, according to one witness.

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Advising for Adult Learners in Rutherford County Who Want to Return to School
Advising for Adult Learners in Rutherford County Who Want to Return to School

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is working in partnership with the State of Tennessee, the Nashville Career Advancement Center and several local educational institutions to provide advising for adult learners interested in returning to school on March 12, 2016 from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Stones River Mall

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Missing Person in Rutherford County
Missing Person in Rutherford County

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Smyrna Police took a missing person's report regarding Brianna Marie Engle.

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Forty-six teachers named Teachers of the Year by Rutherford County Schools
Forty-six teachers named Teachers of the Year by Rutherford County Schools

Forty-six teachers have been named Teachers of the Year by Rutherford County Schools and will be honored by their peers and families on March 23, 2016.

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A name change of a building or bridge may be harder in the future
A name change of a building or bridge may be harder in the future

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, a member of MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force, would make it more difficult to change the name of the university's ROTC building or to remove the Confederate general's bust from the state Capitol.

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$20,000 in Valuable Rings Stolen from Murfreesboro Woman
$20,000 in Valuable Rings Stolen from Murfreesboro Woman

The victim told police the rings, one of which was an antique wedding band, were in a plastic storage crate that was in her closet.

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615 Employment Positions OPEN in Rutherford and Davidson Counties
615 Employment Positions OPEN in Rutherford and Davidson Counties

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair Tuesday, Feb. 23, for at least six employers seeking to fill 615 positions in Rutherford and Davidson counties

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Constitutional Carry Bill in Tennessee is On Target
Constitutional Carry Bill in Tennessee is On Target

The Tennessee Association of Firearms has reported that one of the "Constitutional Carry" bills have been put on notice for next week.

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Since 2014 over $20,000 in Merchandise Stolen from Victoria's Secret Store in Murfreesboro
Since 2014 over $20,000 in Merchandise Stolen from Victoria's Secret Store in Murfreesboro

Thousands of dollars in undergarments and clothing have been stolen from the Victoria's Secret store in the Avenue located in Murfreesboro in recent years. Police reports show that thefts since 2014 add up to more than $20,000.

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City of Murfreesboro and Ragan-Smith Launch Murfreesboro North Highland Avenue Planning Study
City of Murfreesboro and Ragan-Smith Launch Murfreesboro North Highland Avenue Planning Study

The City of Murfreesboro and Ragan-Smith Associates have begun a planning study to strengthen and enhance the North Highland Avenue corridor of the City

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I-24 Traffic stop places wanted fugitive in jail
I-24 Traffic stop places wanted fugitive in jail

A traffic stop on I-24 just outside of Rutherford County landed one fugitive from justice behind bars.

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Home Invasion in Murfreesboro
Home Invasion in Murfreesboro

A pregnant woman was pushed to the ground during a home invasion in Murfreesboro.

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Franklin Police on the search for a Murfreesboro man
Franklin Police on the search for a Murfreesboro man

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on the whereabouts of a Murfreesboro man.

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Black History Event Recently Held at Patterson Park
Black History Event Recently Held at Patterson Park

A special program for Black History Month was recently held at Patterson Park Community in Murfreesboro.

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Selling pain pills to make enough money to pay for rent in Murfreesboro
Selling pain pills to make enough money to pay for rent in Murfreesboro

The cost of living in a motel is high, sometimes as high as $1,200 monthly depending on if the resident is paying the daily or weekly rate. That being said, it is not considered a good idea to break the law in order to make ends meet.

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Man admits to Murfreesboro Police that he is selling cocaine
Man admits to Murfreesboro Police that he is selling cocaine

The report that WGNS obtained shows that Green has 8 to 9 customers per day. MPD Officer Cory Schalburg wrote, "Mr. Green then admitted that he is a middle man in cocaine sales."

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Free Caregiver Workshop for those who watch after loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Free Caregiver Workshop for those who watch after loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia

Mike Gann with Stones River Manor told WGNS that sometimes those with Alzheimer's don't know where they are...

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City to Hire Cumberland Securities to Consult on Debt Issues
City to Hire Cumberland Securities to Consult on Debt Issues

Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley spoke with Murfreesboro City Council Thursday night about hiring Cumberland Securities to provide Financial Advisory Services on City debt issues.

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Murfreesboro Water is PERFECT - Really, it is!
Murfreesboro Water is PERFECT - Really, it is!

The Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department (MWSD) recently "earned a perfect score of 599 points out of a possible 599 for a numerical score of 100%" from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TEDC).

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Nominees for the 2016 Rutherford ATHENA Award Announced
Nominees for the 2016 Rutherford ATHENA Award Announced

A celebration of the achievements of 12 exemplary women is set for April 28 when RUTHERFORD Cable and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital present the third annual ATHENA International Leadership Award Ceremony at Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU international students find something to talk about in Writing Center
MTSU international students find something to talk about in Writing Center

One of the simplest ways to help international students at MTSU feel more at home is to talk with them and listen to them.

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Model Debate to Demonstrate Exemplary Political Discourse Discussed in Murfreesboro
Model Debate to Demonstrate Exemplary Political Discourse Discussed in Murfreesboro

With the help of two award-winning university debate teams, the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County will be hosting a model debate to demonstrate exemplary political discourse and consider several issues related to the election process.

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MTSU alumni, friends push Garrigus Scholarship toward $100K Centennial plateau
MTSU alumni, friends push Garrigus Scholarship toward $100K Centennial plateau

MTSU alumnus and retired U.S. Army Gen. Les Fuller called it "a huge night" in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

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Building a barn turned into building a fraud case for a Cannon County victim
Building a barn turned into building a fraud case for a Cannon County victim

An arrest warrant for a Dickson, Tennessee man has been issued on charges of fraud.

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Zika virus disease confirmed in Tennessee
Zika virus disease confirmed in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health today has received confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the first person in the state to test positive for Zika virus disease.

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Local business gets involved in helping others
Local business gets involved in helping others

UFIT Personal Training recently presented Greenhouse Ministries with the results of its Healthy Food Drive.

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Armed man in victims motel bathroom
Armed man in victims motel bathroom

The victim told officers he went to use his motel room bathroom where he found a man armed with a handgun.

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Tennessee Residents Not Happy With Their Standard of Living
Tennessee Residents Not Happy With Their Standard of Living

Tennessee voters are less satisfied with their standard of living and are more likely to say that it is getting worse than the nation as a whole, according to the latest statewide poll by Middle Tennessee State University.

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Ram's Traffic Predictions Through Feb. 13th
Ram's Traffic Predictions Through Feb. 13th

Of the weather outside is frightful, and the motorists are getting spiteful. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer and comes-up with potential traffic trouble spots for today through February 13th.

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Private Public Partnership to Solve Transportation Issues in Tennessee
Private Public Partnership to Solve Transportation Issues in Tennessee

Newly proposed innovative bill would provide a framework to allow Private Public Partnership (P3) agreements for transportation projects.

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Armed men claim to be with maintenance to rob apartment in Murfreesboro
Armed men claim to be with maintenance to rob apartment in Murfreesboro

Someone knocked on the door and stated, "Maintenance." When the victim opened the door of his Aspen Heights Apartment he was met...

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Two females allegedly steal 40 pallets of Coca-Cola Crates
Two females allegedly steal 40 pallets of Coca-Cola Crates

According to a recent theft report, two females went to the Lascassas Kroger Store and loaded 40-pallets of plastic Coke crates into a U-Haul truck and then drove away.

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Over $7,000 in bricks purchased in Murfreesboro with a bad check
Over $7,000 in bricks purchased in Murfreesboro with a bad check

What may sound like a good sell quickly turned negative when Alley Cassetty on the New Salem Highway found out the check was written from a closed account.

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Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro
Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro

In the back seat of the car, officers observed a small child walking around...

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Man suffers a major head injury after assault in Murfreesboro
Man suffers a major head injury after assault in Murfreesboro

A 42 year old Murfreesboro man suffered a major head injury after a recent assault.

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To vote in the presidential election, you must register by TODAY
To vote in the presidential election, you must register by TODAY

Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley told News Radio WGNS the ballot may be confusing, but poll workers cannot answer questions about the ballot itself...

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Opossums Pub in Murfreesboro helping to feed the less fortunate
Opossums Pub in Murfreesboro helping to feed the less fortunate

Opossums Pub in Murfreesboro is helping Second Harvest Food Bank feed the less fortunate in our community. Taylor Loyal with Second Harvest explains...

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Teacher in Rutherford County accused of assault
Teacher in Rutherford County accused of assault

A teacher in Rutherford County has been accused of assault. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the story...

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Groundbreaking for the New Rutherford County Judicial Building will be in March
Groundbreaking for the New Rutherford County Judicial Building will be in March

Plans for the soon to be built Rutherford County Judicial Building and nearby parking garage are coming along.

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Employee theft in Murfreesboro at local finance company
Employee theft in Murfreesboro at local finance company

Two employees at a local finance company on North West Broad Street are accused of stealing over $5,000.

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Groundbreaking for New $2.2 Million Special Needs Baseball Complex in Murfreesboro
Groundbreaking for New $2.2 Million Special Needs Baseball Complex in Murfreesboro

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Architectural & Engineering consultant Lose and Associates will provide details at a noon luncheon on proposed design and layout of the new $2.2 million complex...

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Counterfeit money recovered during Murfreesboro traffic stop
Counterfeit money recovered during Murfreesboro traffic stop

Several counterfeit $50 bills, fake $5 bills and hypodermic needles were seized during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro this week.

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Man allegedly threatens to shoot workers inside the Murfreesboro Social Security Office
Man allegedly threatens to shoot workers inside the Murfreesboro Social Security Office

An Alexandria, Tennessee man has been accused of calling the Social Security Office in Murfreesboro and threatening to shoot workers inside...

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Tuesday Job Fair in Murfreesboro
Tuesday Job Fair in Murfreesboro

The Goodwill Career Solutions center in Murfreesboro will host a job fair on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

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Murfreesboro is not an expensive place to raise a family
Murfreesboro is not an expensive place to raise a family

Murfreesboro, Tennessee is at the bottom of the list when it comes to expensive cities in Tennessee to raise a family.

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Fatality in 2:30PM Wednesday crash  at S. Church at Broad St.
Fatality in 2:30PM Wednesday crash at S. Church at Broad St.

The Murfreesboro Fatal Accident Crash team rushed to a three-vehicle crash that occurred around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of South Church and Broad Streets. Robert H. Swader of 8163 Lowe Christiana Road died in the tragic accident.

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Quest Financial Group, LLC in Murfreesboro announced it has implemented Riskalyze
Quest Financial Group, LLC in Murfreesboro announced it has implemented Riskalyze

Quest Financial Group, LLC in Murfreesboro announced it has implemented Riskalyze, the award-winning risk engineering technology that mathematically pinpoints a client's Risk Number™ and aligns the client's portfolio to match.

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Murfreesboro to receive $1 million recycling grant
Murfreesboro to receive $1 million recycling grant

The City of Murfreesboro will receive a $1 million recycling grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) according to State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

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Murfreesboro Police and the TBI make major Heroin Bust in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Police and the TBI make major Heroin Bust in Murfreesboro

A major heroine bust took place in Murfreesboro. The investigation involved both the Murfreesboro Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

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Murfreesboro Electric system holds strong during winter storm
Murfreesboro Electric system holds strong during winter storm

This past weekend's winter storm kept many Murfreesboro residents indoors, with some areas getting nearly six inches of snow.

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Murfreesboro woman chases after auto burglars
Murfreesboro woman chases after auto burglars

The 35-year old woman told Murfreesboro Police that when she saw two men inside her vehicle she ran outside and chased after them.

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Camo colored mini bike stolen from Murfreesboro store
Camo colored mini bike stolen from Murfreesboro store

The small four stroke engine on the motorcycle would power the bike to a maximum speed of 24 miles per hour, so it's doubtful someone drove it away from the store.

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It's a Marshmallow World in the Boro!
It's a Marshmallow World in the Boro!

Here are some photos from today's snow showers provided by NewsRadio WGNS Reporter Jackson Jones!

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Rutherford County man who attacked former girlfriend wants post conviction relief
Rutherford County man who attacked former girlfriend wants post conviction relief

Lee was convicted of entering the home of a former girlfriend and attacking the female and her new boyfriend.

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More about school vouchers in Tennessee
More about school vouchers in Tennessee

A proposal to provide state vouchers for parents to send their children to private schools in Tennessee has cleared a House committee where the measure has failed in recent years.

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Robbery and Drug Deal Gone Bad in Murfreesboro
Robbery and Drug Deal Gone Bad in Murfreesboro

An armed robbery in Murfreesboro that was under investigation by the police department turned into a drug deal gone bad.

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Local Businessman Peter Demos to receive award from the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce
Local Businessman Peter Demos to receive award from the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce

The Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual membership and awards banquet in Murfreesboro Thursday night (1/20/16).

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Urine, a needle and a spoon found in suspects purse
Urine, a needle and a spoon found in suspects purse

A needle, a spoon and a bottle of urine were found in the purse of a woman who was pulled over for an improper turn.

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COLD WEATHER: Emergency Shelter Open
COLD WEATHER: Emergency Shelter Open

With temperatures not above the freezing mark until Wednesday, the Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will be open.

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A great play in Murfreesboro: Into the Woods
A great play in Murfreesboro: Into the Woods

A modern twist on several beloved Grimm's fairy tales comes to stage at The Center for the Arts starting Friday (Jan. 15) and continuing weekends through Jan. 31.

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Decrease in Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee
Decrease in Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said in a news release that the number of traffic fatalities in 2015 is the third lowest annual figure in Tennessee since 1963.

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Readyville woman arrested for alleged shoplifting and drugs
Readyville woman arrested for alleged shoplifting and drugs

The police report shows that officers questioned Sullins and she admitted to selling Oxycodone for $10 per pull and Alprazolam for $3 a pill.

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Commission Votes in Favor of Nullifying Affordable Health Care and Same Sex Marriage
Commission Votes in Favor of Nullifying Affordable Health Care and Same Sex Marriage

A full house showed up for the Rutherford County Commission meeting opposing a resolution that encourages state lawmakers to nullify any U.S. Supreme Court decision not supported by state law.

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Murder suspect Justin Odom in Murfreesboro scheduled for 2016 court date
Murder suspect Justin Odom in Murfreesboro scheduled for 2016 court date

24 year old Justin Odom is accused of killing one man and shooting a woman at a home off of Old Woodbury Highway near Murfreesboro.

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The founder of the Hannah Project spoke to Murfreesboro residents on Tuesday to educate about sex trafficking
The founder of the Hannah Project spoke to Murfreesboro residents on Tuesday to educate about sex trafficking

The Hannah Project's mission is to be the missing link between the judicial system and those stuck in the cycle of prostitution.

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Former NFL quarterback and Murfreesboro resident featured on local kids show
Former NFL quarterback and Murfreesboro resident featured on local kids show

Former NFL quarterback and Murfreesboro resident Kelly Holcomb is the featured guest in the newest edition of "Adventures in Murphry's Burrow" on CityTV.

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Tennessee county residents have high student loan debt rates
Tennessee county residents have high student loan debt rates

About 63 percent of Tennessee ZIP Codes have high rates of student loan delinquency, according to a report from the Center for American Progress.

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Murfreesboro car accident leads to the arrest of a wanted fugitive from Ohio
Murfreesboro car accident leads to the arrest of a wanted fugitive from Ohio

Authorities arrested a Fugitive from Justice in Murfreesboro while working the scene of a crash.

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Mac Book Pro stolen at House Party in Murfreesboro
Mac Book Pro stolen at House Party in Murfreesboro

The victim had a "Find my device" app installed on the Mac and was able to locate his computer at an apartment complex on Old Castle Drive...

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Hammer attack reported
Hammer attack reported

A man had to be transported to the local hospital after a co-worker hit him with a hammer, that according to a police report.

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Bad smells at the landfill in the Walter Hill area of Rutherford County
Bad smells at the landfill in the Walter Hill area of Rutherford County

At the urging of state legislators, Tennessee Solid Waste Management officials agreed to push Middle Point Landfill operators to cut the stench at their Walter Hill facility in response to community complaints.

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Group working to legalize marijuana in Tennessee
Group working to legalize marijuana in Tennessee

The activist group said 76 percent of Tennesseans support medical marijuana.

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Mental evaluation will be sought in home abortion case
Mental evaluation will be sought in home abortion case

Public Defender Gerald Melton is preparing to request a mental evaluation for a woman accused of trying to perform a home abortion at six months with a coat hanger.

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A New Focus on Homeless in Tennessee
A New Focus on Homeless in Tennessee

The Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness will coordinate Tennessee's efforts, and identify, develop, and ensure sustained partnerships among supporting agencies, service providers, and those who advocate for people experiencing homelessness.

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Blackman High School Responds to Alleged Gun at School
Blackman High School Responds to Alleged Gun at School

Rutherford County Schools, Blackman High School administrators and the Sheriff's Office have responded immediately to a report of a gun being on the school's campus Friday afternoon.

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Murfreesboro Firefighters Running the Special Kids Race for a Special Kid
Murfreesboro Firefighters Running the Special Kids Race for a Special Kid

Murfreesboro Firefighters are gearing up for the Special Kids Race to be held on Saturday, March 19, but they aren't just running for their health...

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Salvation Army in Murfreesboro to participate in IF:Gathering 2016
Salvation Army in Murfreesboro to participate in IF:Gathering 2016

The Salvation Army will open their doors on February 5 and 6 to women from across Murfreesboro to participate in IF:Gathering 2016.

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The Polar Bear Plunge was on Saturday in Murfreesboro
The Polar Bear Plunge was on Saturday in Murfreesboro

The 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge took place on Saturday (1/9/16) in Murfreesboro at the outdoor SportsCom pool.

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Need a new job in Smyrna or Murfreesboro?
Need a new job in Smyrna or Murfreesboro?

The Goodwill will hire for Masterstaff, Warehouse Personnel, Kroger, Speedway and Verizon Wireless.

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Accidental discharge of a weapon at a Murfreesboro apartment
Accidental discharge of a weapon at a Murfreesboro apartment

A woman who was in her apartment at Cross Creek on Fortress Boulevard was in her bed when a bullet shattered her silence.

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Murfreesboro will consider buying Franklin Synergy Bank's downtown building for $1.55 million
Murfreesboro will consider buying Franklin Synergy Bank's downtown building for $1.55 million

With an eye toward preserving a historical church tower, the city of Murfreesboro will consider buying Franklin Synergy Bank's downtown building...

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Have you seen these men in Murfreesboro?
Have you seen these men in Murfreesboro?

Police say that surveillance video reveled a subject using what appeared to be a counterfeit skimmed credit card to purchase gift cards in the self-checkout lane.

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Brass Knuckles and Syringes Seized in Traffic Stop
Brass Knuckles and Syringes Seized in Traffic Stop

Five bags of syringes, 35 Oxycodone pills, brass knuckles, marijuana pipes, two spoons and two cell phones were seized by Murfreesboro Police during a traffic stop.

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Hear what the Murfreesboro Mayor had to say about upcoming projects and more
Hear what the Murfreesboro Mayor had to say about upcoming projects and more

Mayor Shane McFarland's quarterly report on activities and actions of the City of Murfreesboro is available to watch

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New and Free Fitness Programs in Murfreesboro for Seniors
New and Free Fitness Programs in Murfreesboro for Seniors

The fitness programs provide fully-paid membership access to City fitness centers along with training programs.

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Car break-ins in Murfreesboro
Car break-ins in Murfreesboro

Several vehicles were broken into on both Monday and Tuesday nights in Murfreesboro.

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Firework Rules for Murfreesboro on New Years Eve
Firework Rules for Murfreesboro on New Years Eve

Murfreesboro Rules: It shall be unlawful for any person within the City to use, possess, sell or offer for sale any bottle rocket.

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Investigation into a Murfreesboro used car dealer
Investigation into a Murfreesboro used car dealer

The Tennessee Motor Vehicle Commission is investigating four complaints filed against a Murfreesboro used car dealership, according to a state spokesman.

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Second robbery on the Murfreesboro Greenway this month (December)
Second robbery on the Murfreesboro Greenway this month (December)

A second robbery was reported on the Murfreesboro Greenway in the area of Bridge Avenue and Malloy Lane.

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Fraud Report Filed Against Newspaper Delivery Company
Fraud Report Filed Against Newspaper Delivery Company

The workers say that their boss has bounced payroll checks and even failed to pay insurance policies they signed up for in July of this year.

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Change Your Mind-Set, Change Your Life
Change Your Mind-Set, Change Your Life

In a recent study of patients whose doctors told them they would die if they didn't make changes in their diet, stop smoking, and exercise, the results were stunning.

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Confidential tips to the TN hotline helped to identify $1,112,500 in confirmed thefts or shortages
Confidential tips to the TN hotline helped to identify $1,112,500 in confirmed thefts or shortages

The Tennessee Comptroller's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline is marking a record achievement in its effort to help uncover the misuse of government funds and property.

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Stabbing in Murfreesboro
Stabbing in Murfreesboro

A physical altercation between two women in Murfreesboro ended with a stabbing.

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Hoop fun at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro
Hoop fun at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro

Area coaches held a basketball Clinic this month at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

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Stones River Mall, Doggie's Day Out present OpEd with donations
Stones River Mall, Doggie's Day Out present OpEd with donations

Christmas came early for Operation Education Animal Rescue, when Stones River Mall and Doggie's Day Out presented the group with cash donations and more than 60 bags of dog food.

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Tennessee not doing enough stop smoking
Tennessee not doing enough stop smoking

Tennessee collected $400 million last year from its tax on tobacco and the settlement made with cigarette companies in the 1990s, and spent only 1 percent on tobacco prevention programs.

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Sex Offender arrested inside Patterson Park Community Center
Sex Offender arrested inside Patterson Park Community Center

A man convicted of lewd acts on a child in the 1990's has been re-arrested after he was caught walking the track inside the Patterson Park Community Center...

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Extensive damage caused by vandals on the Old Fort Park Golf Course
Extensive damage caused by vandals on the Old Fort Park Golf Course

Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS News, "Vandals used a 4-wheeler or other off-road vehicle to cause extensive damage to the Old Fort Golf Course..."

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Family Worship Center's annual Holiday Celebration,
Family Worship Center's annual Holiday Celebration, "Joy to the Boro' "raises $7,000 for The Salvation Army of Murfreesboro

Sunday Dec. 20, Music Pastor Wayne Miller from the Family Worship Center (FWC) presented a check for $7,000 to Lt. Andy Seiler, Commanding Officer for The Salvation Army of Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Police and Fire to build $2.2 Million Dollar Radio Towers
Murfreesboro Police and Fire to build $2.2 Million Dollar Radio Towers

"Once complete, Motorola will install the radio infrastructure. This is a $2,272,479.00 project."

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Court costs are going UP it looks like in Rutherford County
Court costs are going UP it looks like in Rutherford County

The Rutherford County Commission voted unanimously Thursday night of this past week to ask the state to let the county raise its $25 court filing fees to an upper limit of $50...

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Christmas Week Reminders on Garbage, Road Work & More
Christmas Week Reminders on Garbage, Road Work & More

There are some things to remember during this Christmas week.

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Best and
Best and "Most Miserable" Places to Live in Tennessee

The website RoadSnacks compiled data to come up with Tennessee's most miserable cities. Where do Rutherford County cities rank?

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Tarnished Badge: Former Mt. Juliet Police Sergeant Arrested
Tarnished Badge: Former Mt. Juliet Police Sergeant Arrested

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a former sergeant with the Mt. Juliet Police Department on charges of theft and official misconduct.

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Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving
Shelbyville woman arrested 17 times for drunken driving

Police say Friday marked Hanson's 17th DUI arrest, when she hit another car head-on.

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50-Year old Murfreesboro man who allegedly raped passed out woman due in court
50-Year old Murfreesboro man who allegedly raped passed out woman due in court

Two witnesses told police they saw a subject on top of her with his hands inside her shorts. The witnesses quickly called the police...

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A new Assistant Chief of Police has been named in Murfreesboro
A new Assistant Chief of Police has been named in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro Police Department recently announced the promotion of Eric Cook to Assistant Chief of Police.

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Tennessee ranked 9th on the top ten list of thefts
Tennessee ranked 9th on the top ten list of thefts

According to State Farm, Tennessee is ranked ninth on the list of states for December theft claims in 2014:

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$100,000 SUV Stolen from the GM Dealer in Murfreesboro
$100,000 SUV Stolen from the GM Dealer in Murfreesboro

Reports indicate there was broken glass found where the 2016 SUV was parked.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in Domestic Violence Situation
Murfreesboro man charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in Domestic Violence Situation

Thanks to a text from a daughter to a mother, Murfreesboro police located the victim in a small shed behind the Murfreesboro Little Theater...

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These men are accused of breaking into the Murfreesboro Street Department Office
These men are accused of breaking into the Murfreesboro Street Department Office

The surveillance camera photos were released by the Murfreesboro Police Department and can be viewed on WGNSradio.com.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue had a busy Tuesday morning
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue had a busy Tuesday morning

Just after 6:30 Tuesday morning, crews were called to 4050 Mercy Court (Little Embers Daycare) for reports of a fire.

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7,300 Elementary School Students to attend MTSU Basketball Game
7,300 Elementary School Students to attend MTSU Basketball Game

About 7,300 Murfreesboro City Schools' students will visit MTSU Thursday, Dec. 17, for the fourth annual Education Day featuring the 11 a.m. women's college basketball game between the Lady Raiders and nonconference foe Missouri State in Murphy Center.

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UPDATE: Organization comments on Murfreesboro woman who allegedly tried to abort her own baby
UPDATE: Organization comments on Murfreesboro woman who allegedly tried to abort her own baby

Allison Glass, Healthy and Free TN president, released a statement on the arrest of Anna Yocca of Murfreesboro, TN on charges of attempted first-degree murder for attempting to induce an abortion.

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It is not a good idea to threaten to kill your mother from the local jail
It is not a good idea to threaten to kill your mother from the local jail

A 31-year old Murfreesboro man who is currently incarcerated at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center is facing more charges on top of the domestic violence charges he is already facing.

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Man accused of shoplifting jailed on numerous warrants
Man accused of shoplifting jailed on numerous warrants

An alleged shoplifter busted at Walmart on Memorial Boulevard apparently had a few surprises waiting for him when Murfreesboro Police showed up.

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SRO Jason Urban receives the MADD award
SRO Jason Urban receives the MADD award

SRO Jason Urban received the award given to an officer who "excels in exhibiting compassion to drunk driving victims, partnering with youth on underage drinking prevention or taking a proactive approach by implementing programs or enforcement campaigns to reduce DUI injuries and fatalities in their jurisdiction," MADD reported.

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Two female gang members assault Murfreesboro woman
Two female gang members assault Murfreesboro woman

A 23-year old Murfreesboro woman was assaulted by two women who claimed to be gang members.

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Murfreesboro mother scammed when subject calls her claiming to be with the Rutherford County Courts
Murfreesboro mother scammed when subject calls her claiming to be with the Rutherford County Courts

WGNS called the phone number (615-334-0579) and this is what we got...

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Woman allegedly tries to falsify drug test with a urine filled glove
Woman allegedly tries to falsify drug test with a urine filled glove

When the person who was conducting the test observed the glove, the suspect claimed she had recently applied self-tanner and forgot about the glove in her pants.

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Update: No charges filed in alleged rape of woman by he hands of six men
Update: No charges filed in alleged rape of woman by he hands of six men

"The detective did not find the scene conditions conducive to the reported assault. Additionally, other evidence collected did not match the allegations."

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$500 Reward in case of stolen
$500 Reward in case of stolen "Save America, Fire Obama" banner

A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who stole the "Save America, Fire Obama" banner that was once hanging in front of Murfreesboro Business Machines.

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MTSU Graduation is This Saturday
MTSU Graduation is This Saturday

MTSU will award an estimated 1,841 degrees during its two fall 2015 commencement ceremonies this Saturday, Dec. 12, inside Murphy Center.

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Woman tries to buy a dog on CraigsList and gets scammed out of $650
Woman tries to buy a dog on CraigsList and gets scammed out of $650

$650 and two Money Grams later... a local resident has filed a police report after being scammed out of her hard earned cash.

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Tennessee Cannabis Coalition and Tennessee NORML helping out the homeless
Tennessee Cannabis Coalition and Tennessee NORML helping out the homeless

Friday evening, two organizations at the front lines of criminal justice reform and cannabis are joining ranks to celebrate this month of holidays and to help out the homeless in Nashville.

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Free Gym Membership Through Healthways Prime & SilverSneakers
Free Gym Membership Through Healthways Prime & SilverSneakers

Let's get physical. The city council approved a contract moving forward working with Healthway Prime and Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Programs to provide more fitness opportunities for the public.

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Gang members associated with a California Gang arrested in Murfreesboro
Gang members associated with a California Gang arrested in Murfreesboro

The report that WGNS obtained on Wednesday stated, "Through this investigation it was determined that gang members were utilizing 1442 Bradyville Pike as a safe haven for their criminal activity."

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Determination, faith propel injured MTSU student to Dec. 12 graduation
Determination, faith propel injured MTSU student to Dec. 12 graduation

The aura of an Academy Award-winning actress will be in evidence at Murphy Center during MTSU's fall 2015 commencement Saturday, Dec. 12.

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America's most famous female soccer player takes time to visit with teen soccer player in Murfreesboro with malignant brain tumor
America's most famous female soccer player takes time to visit with teen soccer player in Murfreesboro with malignant brain tumor

Abby Wambach sat down and talked with Murfreesboro Soccer Club (MSC) longtime player 17-year-old Noah McClard as he fights the battle of his life against a malignant brain tumor.

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Competition a learning experience for MTSU students, Goodwill
Competition a learning experience for MTSU students, Goodwill

It was a scene that could have played out in a Wall Street or Silicon Valley boardroom. But these consultants were college seniors, and the setting was a classroom at the Middle Tennessee State University's Jones College of Business.

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City of Murfreesboro spending money for the future
City of Murfreesboro spending money for the future

The new 125,000 square feet Police Headquarters under construction in the former Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on Highland Ave. is the City's largest Capital Improvement Project (CIP) with an estimated cost of $42.2 million.

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Hotel room vandalized, felony warrants obtained
Hotel room vandalized, felony warrants obtained

Guests in room 138 reportedly poured some type of substance all over the floor and trash was scattered about the room.

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Bill Ketron received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's Disability Hero
Bill Ketron received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's Disability Hero"

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's "2015 Disability Hero" award.

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Downtown Trolley in Murfreesboro on Saturday
Downtown Trolley in Murfreesboro on Saturday

This Saturday, December 13th from 12-8PM - The Holly Trolley Shopping Tour will be traveling throughout the Downtown area again!

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Do you need help buying Christmas Gifts for your children?
Do you need help buying Christmas Gifts for your children?

Assistant Fire Marshall Michael Bartlett told News Radio WGNS that there is still time to sign up your kids to receive gifts.

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Vehicles with inaccurate speedometer readings being sold on Nashville CraigsList
Vehicles with inaccurate speedometer readings being sold on Nashville CraigsList

For a second time in Murfreesboro, a second victim has bought a car that was found on CraigsList with an odometer that had been altered or rolled back.

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Future plans for the Jordan Farm Property to be discussed in open house
Future plans for the Jordan Farm Property to be discussed in open house

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an open house to discuss the proposed soccer practice facility under consideration for development on the Jordan Farm Property.

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It was a good crowd at Sports *Com during the annual Customer Appreciation Day
It was a good crowd at Sports *Com during the annual Customer Appreciation Day

Sports*Com held their annual Customer Appreciation Day with a good turnout taking advantage of the food and drink line set up in the lobby of the Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. facility.

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Sign up for the Frosty Fun Run
Sign up for the Frosty Fun Run

For the 6th year, Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro and Stones River Country Club have joined together to present the Frosty Fun Run, an untimed run or walk...

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TBI Tells WGNS on Thursday that investigation into Sheriff Arnold is Active and Ongoing
TBI Tells WGNS on Thursday that investigation into Sheriff Arnold is Active and Ongoing

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to look into accusations of wrong doing by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Two Murfreesboro teens facing kidnapping and robbery charges
Two Murfreesboro teens facing kidnapping and robbery charges

Police say that Nicholas Lopez Chesterfield, Jr. gave a statement implicating himself and alleged accomplice Tyler Devon George in robberies that recently occurred in Murfreesboro.

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Vandalism to a local RedBox kiosk
Vandalism to a local RedBox kiosk

A technician told police the damage is in excess of $700. When police obtain the video footage, a suspect will be identified.

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MTSU 'salutes' graduating student veterans during Stole Ceremony
MTSU 'salutes' graduating student veterans during Stole Ceremony

Karen Broadway and Teddy Jasper fell at opposite ends of the age spectrum when attending MTSU's third Graduating Veterans Stole Ceremony. But each shares maturity and values found in those who serve their country.

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City Approves Murfreesboro Sign Ordinance
City Approves Murfreesboro Sign Ordinance

Bringing signs to a sign ordinance. Murfreesboro city council met Thursday night to discuss the proposed city sign ordinance, which brought many sign holding residents who are against it. The signs say, "Murfreesboro Proposers when Local Business Proposers."

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Another Victoria's Secret Theft in Murfreesboro - See the Video
Another Victoria's Secret Theft in Murfreesboro - See the Video

This time around, over $5,000 in "Boyfriend Pants and Hoopies" have been stolen. See the video...

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Officers grow beards for charity; Donate over $1,400 to American Cancer Society
Officers grow beards for charity; Donate over $1,400 to American Cancer Society

The goal of "No-Shave November" is to "grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose."

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Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Marijuana in a Murfreesboro hotel room
Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Marijuana in a Murfreesboro hotel room

While conducting a "Knock and Talk" at the Motel 6 in Murfreesboro, police arrested a man from Georgia on various drug charges.

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Woman in Murfreesboro faces Prostitution Charge
Woman in Murfreesboro faces Prostitution Charge

"Ms. Woods further advised she had sex with two men earlier in the day using the website." Police likely have the names and phone numbers of those men as they were given the cell phone that is owned by Woods.

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Man accused of cutting his step father with a knife to be sentenced this Friday in Murfreesboro
Man accused of cutting his step father with a knife to be sentenced this Friday in Murfreesboro

The man convicted in a Rutherford County Courtroom this past September with attempted voluntary manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault will be sentenced this Friday.

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Man accused of murdering and raping an 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court Friday
Man accused of murdering and raping an 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court Friday

60-year old William Russell Brace will be in court on Friday, December 4, 2015 to find out more about evidence authorities have against him in the murder of his next door neighbor.

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Group wants to legalize marijuana in Tennessee
Group wants to legalize marijuana in Tennessee

As legal reform of cannabis laws continue to progress at a fever pitch nationally and in countries such as Canada, where the newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just last week ordered his Justice Minister to begin proceedings to fully legalize cannabis, reform in southern states has taken a much slower pace until now.

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Black Friday Madness: Man charged with DUI #2 after driving down the wrong side of S. Church St.
Black Friday Madness: Man charged with DUI #2 after driving down the wrong side of S. Church St.

Witnesses told police that Gomez Domingo Lopez was driving the wrong way in the wrong lane of traffic after leaving the new Walmart on Joe. B. Jackson Parkway at South Church Street.

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Black Friday Cocaine Charges in Murfreesboro
Black Friday Cocaine Charges in Murfreesboro

A 20 and 21 year old were arrested on Black Friday in Murfreesboro on cocaine charges.

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Dr. Ghattas passes away
Dr. Ghattas passes away

Dr. Ghattas married the former Carol Brown in 1990 and they served together as church planters and evangelists with the International Mission Board from 1991 until 2011 living in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon...

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Ride the Trolley to shop in historic downtown Murfreesboro on December 12th
Ride the Trolley to shop in historic downtown Murfreesboro on December 12th

To catch a FREE ride on the Trolley and begin the Shopping Tour park at Bank of America, Oaklands Museum or the MAC/National Dance Parking areas.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Officer Charged with Child Porn FIRED
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Officer Charged with Child Porn FIRED

After learning of an ongoing criminal investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation into alleged sexual exploitation of a minor, the Murfreesboro Police Department decommissioned Sergeant Kevin Dunn and placed him on paid administrative leave.

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United Way Annual Report to the Community Now Available
United Way Annual Report to the Community Now Available

United Way's most recent Annual Report illustrated the tremendous growth and successes the organization has seen through its continuing transformation to the Community Impact Model.

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Local Ambulance Stops Alleged Drunk Driver from Hurting Someone
Local Ambulance Stops Alleged Drunk Driver from Hurting Someone

The police report shows that Brandon Wayne Dies from Waynesboro, Tennessee actually stopped for the ambulance.

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Random firing of a gun lands bullet in apartment drywall in Murfreesboro
Random firing of a gun lands bullet in apartment drywall in Murfreesboro

An apartment was struck by a bullet after a witness told police that two men walked behind a tree, fired a single shot and then fled the scene.

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Man charged with
Man charged with "Driving on a Revoked License" for the 7th time

For the 7th time, a Murfreesboro man has been charged with "Driving on a Revoked License."

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23-Year old found deceased at Motel 6 in Murfreesboro
23-Year old found deceased at Motel 6 in Murfreesboro

Jonathan Lee, who worked for TowerCom in Raleigh, North Carolina, was found dead in his room at Motel 6 on Wednesday morning (11/18/15).

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Two Murfreesboro women arrested for Target Theft of Electronics
Two Murfreesboro women arrested for Target Theft of Electronics

Two Murfreesboro women are facing three "Theft Over $500" charges after allegedly stealing over $600 in electronics from the Target Store on Old Fort Parkway. The theft was reported on Wednesday.

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Teen arrested for allegedly doing donuts in truck on Murfreesboro school campus
Teen arrested for allegedly doing donuts in truck on Murfreesboro school campus

We have more news on a subject who was accused of doing donuts behind Northfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro on November 2, 2015.

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Man who sought refund over motel bedbugs arrested in Murfreesboro
Man who sought refund over motel bedbugs arrested in Murfreesboro

Complaining about bed bugs in a local motel is one thing, but when the motel staff called police, the plan to seek a refund backfired.

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Four charges of
Four charges of "Attempted First Degree Murder" in Murfreesboro

A man charged with four counts of "Attempted First Degree Murder" in Murfreesboro will appear in court for what is called a "Discovery Hearing" on December 4, 2015.

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Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Dept. recently held their 17th annual Fall Harvest Hayride
Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Dept. recently held their 17th annual Fall Harvest Hayride

Roasting marshmallows and eating s'mores around a campfire was part of the 17th annual Fall Harvest Hayride event at the John Bragg Trailhead in Murfreesboro.

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New Attorney General Opinion regarding ownership of
New Attorney General Opinion regarding ownership of "black powder" arms

The Tennessee Attorney General released an opinion (AG 15-75) on November 9, 2015, which addresses the massive confusion under Tennessee law of whether and to what extent a convicted felon can own, possess and use black powder weapons.

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Progress Made in Preventing Premature Births; More Work Needed to Ensure Babies Arrive at the Right Time
Progress Made in Preventing Premature Births; More Work Needed to Ensure Babies Arrive at the Right Time

There are several initiatives underway in Tennessee to prevent premature births. One of those is an effort to decrease early elective deliveries, allowing babies to arrive naturally.

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 MTSU receives Military Times' 'Best for Vets 2016' recognition
MTSU receives Military Times' 'Best for Vets 2016' recognition

Military Times again recognized MTSU in its sixth annual "Best for Vets: Colleges 2016" listing announced Nov. 10. The university was also recognized in 2014 and 2015.

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Two men dressed as women steal over $1,400 in clothing from Murfreesboro Victoria's Secret store
Two men dressed as women steal over $1,400 in clothing from Murfreesboro Victoria's Secret store

This time, two black males dressed as women entered the store grabbing 10-pairs of "Skinny Sweats," which are slim fitting sweatpants.

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Child born addicted to cocaine - One of many stories from The Family Center in Murfreesboro
Child born addicted to cocaine - One of many stories from The Family Center in Murfreesboro

Abby entered this world weighing about 6 pounds with a head full of soft brown hair - and cocaine pumping through her veins. Her first day of life was filled with the pain of withdrawals.

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Murfreesboro's newest addition to FNB Mortgage
Murfreesboro's newest addition to FNB Mortgage

Kelly Cearing will be working from FNB Mortgage's main offices Suite 301, Waterstone Building, 1608 Williams Drive. She has lived in Rutherford County for the past five years.

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Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court
Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court

One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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Helping to house Homeless Veterans in Murfreesboro
Helping to house Homeless Veterans in Murfreesboro

The Noon Exchange Club is hosting a local Veterans Matter rally 11/11@7 to kick of a fundraising effort to house homeless veterans.

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Aggravated Robbery at the BP on Memorial Blvd.
Aggravated Robbery at the BP on Memorial Blvd.

Two men told the store clerk to get on the floor after demanding money at the BP gas station on Memorial Boulevard at Clark near the UHAUL rental company. The robbery occurred late last week.

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BB gun hits the window of a passing car
BB gun hits the window of a passing car

A woman driving in the area of Lakeshore Drive was shot by a BB or pellet gun.

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Murfreesboro Police fighting drugs with the help of Overall Creek Elementary School Students
Murfreesboro Police fighting drugs with the help of Overall Creek Elementary School Students

The children donated part of their fundraising campaign to the Drug Abuse Resistance and Education (DARE) program.

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Help kids at Special Kids in Murfreesboro this Christmas
Help kids at Special Kids in Murfreesboro this Christmas

Families caring for children with special needs often face financial burdens and have difficulty affording gifts for the Christmas tree.

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Thinking of a school change for your youngster?
Thinking of a school change for your youngster?

Registration is required to attend Visitors' Day. To register for Visitors' Day or to schedule an individual tour, call (615) 904-0902 or email Pete Majors, Director of Enrollment Management/ Marketing...

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Stolen SUV recovered in motel parking lot - One guest and one resident arrested
Stolen SUV recovered in motel parking lot - One guest and one resident arrested

The story of who was driving the stolen SUV did not prove true when the Murfreesboro Police officer noticed a set of Ford keys sitting on the coffee table in the room.

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Voicing Concerns For Mason Pike Development
Voicing Concerns For Mason Pike Development

Many residents are having growing fears about possible residential development along Manson Pike in Murfreesboro.

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Photo Released of truck doing donuts in the grass at Northfield Elementary School
Photo Released of truck doing donuts in the grass at Northfield Elementary School

Surveillance video at Northfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro shows that someone in a Dodge Ram truck had a little fun on the grass.

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Violent Crime is Down in Murfreesboro, TN
Violent Crime is Down in Murfreesboro, TN

Despite crime being reported on a regular basis in Murfreesboro, Sgt. Kyles Evans of the Murfreesboro Police Department told WGNS that violent crime is actually down in the city...

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Glass punched out of business in downtown Murfreesboro
Glass punched out of business in downtown Murfreesboro

It appeared to police as if someone punched out the glass on the side of the building. Officers were called to the scene when the alarm went off at the business.

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Christmas Shoplifting in Murfreesboro at Walmart Store
Christmas Shoplifting in Murfreesboro at Walmart Store

Three air rifles, three remote control helicopters, an electric scooter and more were allegedly stolen by a Murfreesboro man who reportedly tried to push the merchandise out the front doors of Walmart on Rutherford Blvd.

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Dog shot and killed, Murfreesboro man jailed
Dog shot and killed, Murfreesboro man jailed

It all started with a dog that got away from his owner and ended with one man going to jail after shooting and killing the animal.

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Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosting rally to house homeless veterans
Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro hosting rally to house homeless veterans

The Noon Exchange Club is hosting a local Veterans Matter rally 11/11@7 to kick off a fundraising effort to house homeless veterans.

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Bruce Plummer is our Good Neighbor
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Two meet on online dating website - Man then starts sending gifts
Two meet on online dating website - Man then starts sending gifts

When the first Samsung phone arrived she called the man and told him she would not accept the gift as it was too expensive.

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UPDATE: Armed Robbery Reported at University Market next to Chelsea Place Apartments - see video
UPDATE: Armed Robbery Reported at University Market next to Chelsea Place Apartments - see video

We have more news on a robbery that was reported on Monday night at 10:30. Police have released a video of the subjects who robbed the store in hopes of someone identifying them.

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Thirteen Graduate from MFRD's Citizens Fire Academy
Thirteen Graduate from MFRD's Citizens Fire Academy

Thirteen students graduated Tuesday night from the 13th session of the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Citizens Fire Academy.

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Sex Offender caught too close to a school in Murfreesboro at nearby apartment
Sex Offender caught too close to a school in Murfreesboro at nearby apartment

According to the restrictions set forth by the Sex Offender Registry laws in Tennessee, convicted offenders are not to be within 1,000 feet of local school grounds.

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Highway Patrol warns drivers to be careful this Halloween
Highway Patrol warns drivers to be careful this Halloween

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 43 percent of all people nationwide killed in motor vehicle crashes during the Halloween period (6:00 p.m. October 31st - 5:59 a.m. November 1st) from 2009 to 2013 were in crashes involving a drunk driver.

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Murfreesboro woman allows man to use her phone prior to being robbed at knifepoint
Murfreesboro woman allows man to use her phone prior to being robbed at knifepoint

According to police reports, the 50-year old victim told officers that after telling the man he could use her phone to call for help, he pulled out a pocket knife and stated, "I am not going to hurt you, give me all your money."

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City Attorney Susan McGannon Says Goodbye
City Attorney Susan McGannon Says Goodbye

At 7:30 pm Thursday night, Susan McGannon sat in the Murfreesboro City Attorney chair one final time.

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He allegedly lied about his true name and his made up name turned out to be a name attached to warrants
He allegedly lied about his true name and his made up name turned out to be a name attached to warrants

When the 31-year old was stopped for a registration violation, he advised police that he had "Lost his driver's license fishing at the Flat Rock over the weekend." The man told police his name was "Ace Barrett," which later turned out to be a lie.

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37-Year old man in Murfreesboro accused of raping a 9-year old
37-Year old man in Murfreesboro accused of raping a 9-year old

37-Year old Juan Carlos Martinez who lives in Murfreesboro has been arrested after an investigation involving inappropriate relations with a child.

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Trick or Treat on Greek Row at MTSU Tuesday
Trick or Treat on Greek Row at MTSU Tuesday

Ghosts and goblins galore soon will invade MTSU's fraternity houses in search of good times and copious amounts of candy.

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People Helping People: Free Food and Clothing to Those in Need in Rutherford County

"Feed My Sheep Ministries" event will be this Saturday at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 111 Lytle Street.

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Murfreesboro 2035: Population Growth could equal 228,000 total residents or More
Murfreesboro 2035: Population Growth could equal 228,000 total residents or More

Population projections forecast significant population growth in Murfreesboro to an estimated 228,000 by 2035.

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City Approves Contract with Craig Tindall as City Attorney
City Approves Contract with Craig Tindall as City Attorney

Murfreesboro City Council met Thursday evening to approve the paperwork for Craig Tindall as the City Attorney.

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Public Intoxication Arrest and Booking took about 4-hours after arrest at the Murfreesboro Bark Park
Public Intoxication Arrest and Booking took about 4-hours after arrest at the Murfreesboro Bark Park

A 29-year old man who told police he was a supervisor at MTSU was arrested when police made contact with him in the area of the Bark Park on West College Street in Murfreesboro.

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Jail in Rutherford County saves big money with Inmate Garden
Jail in Rutherford County saves big money with Inmate Garden

Deputy Jason Fuqua with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office told NEWS RADIO WGNS that the jail has saved money by growing several thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables...

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Turkey Tee Off in Rutherford County benefits the Child Advocacy Center
Turkey Tee Off in Rutherford County benefits the Child Advocacy Center

"It's turkey season in Middle Tennessee!" announced Phillip Smith of Smith's Painting. The 5th annual 'Turkey Tee Off' golf tournament will be held on Saturday, November 7...

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Jimi Hendrix once played at a club in Murfreesboro - The club is now in ruins, yet is history
Jimi Hendrix once played at a club in Murfreesboro - The club is now in ruins, yet is history

The legendary Jimi Hendrix once wandered into a small club in Murfreesboro and did what he did best, played the guitar.

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TN Gov. Bill Haslam raises questions about legislative proposal to ban schools from teaching about
TN Gov. Bill Haslam raises questions about legislative proposal to ban schools from teaching about "religious doctrine"

Gov. Bill Haslam is raising questions about a legislative proposal to ban Tennessee schools from teaching about "religious doctrine" before the 10th grade.

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Suspect accused of stealing clothing, a camera and makeup
Suspect accused of stealing clothing, a camera and makeup

A Murfreesboro man has been accused of stealing a Nikon camera, watches and clothing from Target that was valued at over $1,400.

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MTSU Making it Easier on Students who Aim for Success Across the State
MTSU Making it Easier on Students who Aim for Success Across the State

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Walters State President Wade McCamey authorized agreements creating dual admissions and reverse transfer options between WSCC -- with four East Tennessee campuses -- and MTSU, located in Murfreesboro.

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Homeless Man Killed By Train In Murfreesboro
Homeless Man Killed By Train In Murfreesboro

A homeless man in Murfreesboro was struck and killed by a CSX freight train around 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning.

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Murfreesboro Council OK's $400,000 funding request for Community Technology Center
Murfreesboro Council OK's $400,000 funding request for Community Technology Center

The Murfreesboro City Council approved a request by the Linebaugh Public Library System for a $400,000 commitment toward the construction of a Community Technology Center on the campus of Hobgood Elementary School.

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"Shots Fired" call reported at The Point at Raiders Crossing apartment complex

The call came in to police shortly after 9:30 on Wednesday night in Murfreesboro.

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City Backs Funding for Community Technology Center
City Backs Funding for Community Technology Center

The Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro asked the City for funding towards the construction of the Community Technology Center at Hobgood Elementary School.

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 Alpha Integration sees major growth with new management in Murfreesboro
Alpha Integration sees major growth with new management in Murfreesboro

A couple of short blocks off Middle Tennessee Boulevard just before the I-24 on-ramp at New Salem Highway, highly sophisticated, cutting-edge automated machines are being produced to support the area's expansive automotive industry and other industries.

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Apples for Sight in Rutherford County
Apples for Sight in Rutherford County

The proceeds are used for Lions Sight Conservation projects including the eye screening of children from one to six years to detect seven diseases of the eye and provide correction before the child gets too old for correction.

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So... Who has the BEST DOG in Rutherford County?
So... Who has the BEST DOG in Rutherford County?

"Many people see their dogs as their pride and joy," said Mayor Dennis Waldron. "The city wants to give people a chance to show off their favorite dogs and to help out a good cause."

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Two armed robbers have yet to be apprehended in Murfreesboro after Sunday incident
Two armed robbers have yet to be apprehended in Murfreesboro after Sunday incident

The reported subjects were said to be armed with a shotgun and a semi-auto handgun when the aggravated robbery was reported to Murfreesboro Police this past Sunday.

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More Synthetic Weed off the streets in Murfreesboro
More Synthetic Weed off the streets in Murfreesboro

When police arrived at the Kenslo Avenue home of James Everett Moore who goes by the alias of "LOCO," according to a police report, they found a gallon size bag of synthetic weed.

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Help in saving money with your electric bill is here
Help in saving money with your electric bill is here

Murfreesboro Electric Department is offering two free, hands-on workshops to help customers lower their electric bill.

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Credit Card Skimmers in Smyrna, TN
Credit Card Skimmers in Smyrna, TN

The Smyrna Police Department warns local residents in Rutherford County about credit card skimmers.

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George Cunningham Named Executive Director of Journeys in Community Living
George Cunningham Named Executive Director of Journeys in Community Living

His duties include overseeing its residential program, facility training and programming for the persons served and coordinating Journeys' protection from harm system.

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City of Murfreesboro receives permission to use drones
City of Murfreesboro receives permission to use drones

The City of Murfreesboro has received a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to begin training Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) vehicles in an FAA approved area for governmental operations.

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Murfreesboro to welcome The Honorable Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee
Murfreesboro to welcome The Honorable Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee

The Honorable Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee will be speaking at an event co-hosted by the Murfreesboro Downtown Barristers Lions Club and the League of Women Voters of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Personnel Return from Deployment
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Personnel Return from Deployment

"I'm extremely proud of our two rescue teams that represented our department in South Carolina," said Chief Foulks. "We are happy that all of them returned home safely."

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First 'Boro Art Crawl Created Steady Traffic Flow
First 'Boro Art Crawl Created Steady Traffic Flow

The inaugural 'Boro Art Crawl brought a steady flow of traffic to retail businesses Friday night while showcasing the artistic talent in this community.

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Athena Award Set For April 28, 2016
Athena Award Set For April 28, 2016

RutherfordCABLE President Tara MacDougall told members of the Murfreesboro Rotary Club that the Athena recognition ceremony is stated for Thursday night April 28, 2016 at Stones River Country Club to honor local women for their leadership strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment.

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UPDATE: Murder case of man found on toilet in Murfreesboro home to move forward to courts
UPDATE: Murder case of man found on toilet in Murfreesboro home to move forward to courts

Murfreesboro Police Detective James Abbott reports Dennis Kado was found dead June 2nd at his home, sitting on the toilet, leaned up against the wall.

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More Bogus Money Spent in Murfreesboro
More Bogus Money Spent in Murfreesboro

Two more fake $20 bills have been used in Murfreesboro in recent days. The cash was spent at the Speedway Gas Station...

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Free Programs in October about Rutherford County's role in our nations history
Free Programs in October about Rutherford County's role in our nations history

From prehistoric hunters through the horrors of the Civil War to the change and growth of our more recent past, the stories we share help define us as a community

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21-Year old victim allegedly attacked by 23-year old male friend in Murfreesboro
21-Year old victim allegedly attacked by 23-year old male friend in Murfreesboro

The 21-year old victim told police she was watching a movie with a male friend when she fell asleep. She awoke to the 23-year old on top of her.

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Waiting Game for Expanding Tennessee Health Coverage
Waiting Game for Expanding Tennessee Health Coverage

Almost 300,000 Tennesseans would have access to health coverage if Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan is implemented - but not everyone is happy with the Republican governor's support for expanding coverage.

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Overall Creek School in Murfreesboro Receives $25,000
Overall Creek School in Murfreesboro Receives $25,000

Overall Creek Elementary School in Murfreesboro is in the money thanks to the online support it received from voters in the State Farm® Neighborhood Assist® program.

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Time for a Flu Shot plus a way to help a positive non-profit
Time for a Flu Shot plus a way to help a positive non-profit

This year, a portion of every flu shot given by Reeves-Sain Drug Store will be invested in the local community through the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

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Man steals kids clothes, cursed an employee and left in a Lincoln Navigator
Man steals kids clothes, cursed an employee and left in a Lincoln Navigator

When the worker asked if she could help him, he reportedly started cussing her in the children's clothing store located in Murfreesboro.

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COOL: Poetry Classes in Murfreesboro
COOL: Poetry Classes in Murfreesboro

The Cultural Arts section of Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. is currently offering a Poetry Class during the month of September, October and November at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Who stole and then wrecked the car?
Who stole and then wrecked the car?

The "Fat Man" told the victim that his vehicle had just been wrecked, according to a Murfreesboro Police Report.

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Murfreesboro Aggravated Assault with a SMART Car Reported
Murfreesboro Aggravated Assault with a SMART Car Reported

That was when Vincent allegedly hopped into her SMART car and accelerated towards the house. She then stopped and put the car in reverse...

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25-Year old Woman Propositioned when man gives her a Jump Start in Murfreesboro
25-Year old Woman Propositioned when man gives her a Jump Start in Murfreesboro

The man reportedly asked the woman if she would like to make some extra money by having sex with him on video.

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Crack Cocaine found where the sun don't shine in Murfreesboro
Crack Cocaine found where the sun don't shine in Murfreesboro

Two plastic baggies containing crack cocaine and a single blue pill were found between the buttocks of a man during a Murfreesboro Police traffic stop.

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The Marijuana was allegedly inside her and in the trunk
The Marijuana was allegedly inside her and in the trunk

A 22-year old Murfreesboro woman was pulled over on Broad Street for having a broken headlight. Once stopped, police noted that she appeared nervous.

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Another large theft at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro
Another large theft at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro

This time, three females and one male in their early twenties entered the store and loaded shopping bags with undergarments and gym clothes and then ran.

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Tennessee Department of Health warns of Sleep-related infant deaths
Tennessee Department of Health warns of Sleep-related infant deaths

The infant mortality rate in 2013 was down to 6.8 per 1,000 births, the lowest infant mortality rate ever in Tennessee. That is the most recently available data.

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MTSU Baldwin Photographic Gallery introduces a new exhibit
MTSU Baldwin Photographic Gallery introduces a new exhibit

Timothy McCoy is bringing new pieces of history to MTSU's renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery with a new exhibit of his work on egg white- and metal-treated papers, "The Mark of Time."

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Murfreesboro Traffic Stop leads to fake credit cards and a card skimmer
Murfreesboro Traffic Stop leads to fake credit cards and a card skimmer

Four individuals now face charges of "Criminal Simulation" and "Criminal Conspiracy" in Murfreesboro after a recent traffic stop on Old Fort Parkway.

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State Reviews Science Standards
State Reviews Science Standards

This week the Tennessee State Board of Education launched a review website, https://apps.tn.gov/tcas/ to collect public feedback on Tennessee's grade 3-12 science standards.

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The CDC says that you need to get your flu shot
The CDC says that you need to get your flu shot

Last year's flu season was especially rough, as a harsh new Type A strain burst on the scene after vaccine doses already were brewed, leaving them less effective than usual.

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The illegal Sale of Pills in Murfreesboro
The illegal Sale of Pills in Murfreesboro

Shortly after the stop was made a K9 Officer showed up and walked around the vehicle. The K9 alerted that drugs were present in the vehicle and police then searched the SUV.

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Gold Bar Stolen from Murfreesboro Coin Shop
Gold Bar Stolen from Murfreesboro Coin Shop

A woman recently stole a small gold bar from Jim's Coin Service in Murfreesboro and later tried to resale the $3,500 precious metal at another coin shop.

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You Won't Take My Human Hair Extension? Then I Will Run Over You!
You Won't Take My Human Hair Extension? Then I Will Run Over You!

The victim told authorities that a woman entered her store and wanted to return a human hair extension that had been purchased.

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Duo goes on small shoplifting spree at the Buckle in Murfreesboro
Duo goes on small shoplifting spree at the Buckle in Murfreesboro

The employee who reported the theft told police two men entered the store and grabbed six pairs of pants and then fled the scene.

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Tennessee Ranks 6th When it Comes to Women Murdered by Men
Tennessee Ranks 6th When it Comes to Women Murdered by Men

A recent study shows Tennessee ranked sixth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men.

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Tennessee Health Department warns of Sickle Cell disease
Tennessee Health Department warns of Sickle Cell disease

Sickle Cell Disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affects nearly 100,000 Americans.

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Outcome of the Civil Rights Talk at MTSU on Thursday
Outcome of the Civil Rights Talk at MTSU on Thursday

Two of the founding fathers of the modern civil rights movement capped off Constitution Day festivities at MTSU with lessons from the past for the benefit of future generations.

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City Council pursuing Craig Tindall for City Attorney
City Council pursuing Craig Tindall for City Attorney

Murfreesboro might have a new City Attorney, but it's still an ongoing process.

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Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center - only a few tickets left for Annual Friendraiser Banquet
Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center - only a few tickets left for Annual Friendraiser Banquet

Guest performers include Ginny Owens, Cindy Morgan, and Andrew Greer to accompany the dinner provided by Demos' Restaurant and Peter D's.

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Dog Agility World Championships Returning to Murfreesboro
Dog Agility World Championships Returning to Murfreesboro

This is the second time the event has been held in Murfreesboro. In 2013, the United States Dog Agility Association selected Tennessee Miller Coliseum as the facility of choice to host the event with over $1 million pumped into Rutherford County during that week.

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Man in Old Fort Park area sitting on a bench with his pants down
Man in Old Fort Park area sitting on a bench with his pants down

Officers made their way to the concrete path and found a subject wearing a sleeveless shirt while sitting on a bench with his pants around his ankles.

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Fraud Publishers Clearing House Scam in Murfreesboro
Fraud Publishers Clearing House Scam in Murfreesboro

In some cases, depending on your income bracket at the time of winning $1-million, the taxes can be as high as 39.6% or $396,000.

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Wine Around the Square Sept. 19th
Wine Around the Square Sept. 19th

Four new downtown Murfreesboro venues will host a brand new addition---a Beer Garden---to the fourth annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Should construction in places like Murfreesboro and Nashville be done by local workers?
Should construction in places like Murfreesboro and Nashville be done by local workers?

State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) filed legislation to stop local governments from enacting any charter provision, ordinance, resolution, referendum or regulation which requires a company bidding on a public construction project to employ individuals that reside within their jurisdiction.

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Family camping in Murfreesboro at Barfield Park
Family camping in Murfreesboro at Barfield Park

Family Campouts at the Barfield Park in Murfreesboro are always full of laughs and a good time.

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The case of the missing balls lands in the hands of Murfreesboro Police
The case of the missing balls lands in the hands of Murfreesboro Police

An unknown person broke into the Barfield Park Concessions stand where baseballs are stored and stole 48 baseballs.

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M'boro Solid Waste on the Move with Yard Waste
M'boro Solid Waste on the Move with Yard Waste

The Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department is on the move this week. They'll be in the areas of Manchester Highway, Mercury and Rutherford Boulevards and Main Street picking up yard waste this week.

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How many times can you cross the center line in TN before being pulled over?
How many times can you cross the center line in TN before being pulled over?

The state Supreme Court is hearing two cases that ask the question how many times a driver must cross the center line before they're stopped for a violation.

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MTSU names 2015-16 Distinguished, Young Alumni honorees; four True Blue Citations of Distinction recipients named
MTSU names 2015-16 Distinguished, Young Alumni honorees; four True Blue Citations of Distinction recipients named

Middle Tennessee State University is again recognizing outstanding alumni who bring the university prestige and distinction through their professional careers, loyal support and service to the wider community.

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Driver charged with Driving on Suspended for the 10th Time, Passenger had hidden crack pipe
Driver charged with Driving on Suspended for the 10th Time, Passenger had hidden crack pipe

The report shows, "She told Corporal Sanders [female officer] that she had a crack pipe concealed inside her...

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"Shots Fired" call to dispatch in Murfreesboro Tuesday night

Once police were on the scene, they spoke to several subjects who all said they heard the shots and came outside to see what was happening...

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City recognizes Rover Transportation Team with STARS Award
City recognizes Rover Transportation Team with STARS Award

Mayor Shane McFarland recognized Supervisor Lesia McCluskey, Ann Cool, Michelle Kasper, and Bethanne Clayton during the Sept. 3, 2015, meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council...

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131 Indictments were returned by the Rutherford County Grand Jury in July
131 Indictments were returned by the Rutherford County Grand Jury in July

18 Counts of DUI were filed by the July Grand Jury in Rutherford County.

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You Are Not Alone workshop in Readyville, TN
You Are Not Alone workshop in Readyville, TN

The purpose of this workshop will be to educate the community on the warnings and signs of abuse and where to get help when needed.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Driving on a Revoked License for the 6th time
Murfreesboro man charged with Driving on a Revoked License for the 6th time

51-Year old James Eddie Crawford was arrested in Murfreesboro on his sixth charge of "Driving on a Revoked License."

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Talks of Middle Tennessee Electric buying Murfreesboro Electric continue
Talks of Middle Tennessee Electric buying Murfreesboro Electric continue

If the purchase is made in the future, it means that Murfreesboro Electric will no longer be under the direct discretion of the City of Murfreesboro.

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More Shoplifting in Murfreesboro
More Shoplifting in Murfreesboro

Most recently, a woman entered the Belk store at the Avenue and took four pairs of Polo jeans into the dressing room.

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Drug overdoses leaves 35 dead in Rutherford County in 2014
Drug overdoses leaves 35 dead in Rutherford County in 2014

Even with the availability of naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, and fewer prescription drugs being diverted, the number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014.

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New Gun Legislation Proposed for Tennessee
New Gun Legislation Proposed for Tennessee

Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues.

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Shoplifting a full cart of groceries
Shoplifting a full cart of groceries

A woman who is believed to live in Murfreesboro on Tellico Avenue allegedly loaded up $483 worth of groceries while at the South Church Street Kroger store...

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Solid Waste removing yard waste in Zone 2 beginning Today
Solid Waste removing yard waste in Zone 2 beginning Today

The City Solid Waste Department advises residents in Zone 2 in the eastern portion of Murfreesboro from Hwy 70 to Hwy 268 that Knuckle boom trucks will be working in the area beginning today (Monday).

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First Lady Crissy Haslam was in Murfreesboro for United Way event
First Lady Crissy Haslam was in Murfreesboro for United Way event

First Lady Crissy Haslam kicked off the event by applauding attendees for their dedication to advancing education and discussing education initiatives such as Raise Your Hand TN and the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation.

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Co-Chairs Announced for the Rutherford Heart Walk in Murfreesboro
Co-Chairs Announced for the Rutherford Heart Walk in Murfreesboro

Bob Gerard, Rutherford County executive of Fifth Third Bank, and Jennifer Williams, controller of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, will co-chair the upcoming Rutherford Heart Walk on September 19 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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TVA Raises Electric Rates, Murfreesboro Electric Keeping Rate Same
TVA Raises Electric Rates, Murfreesboro Electric Keeping Rate Same

The Tennessee Valley Authority is raising its rates, but customers of Murfreesboro Electric Department will not feel the sting of higher power bills.

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Try Boro Kids Triathlon
Try Boro Kids Triathlon

The annual Try Boro Kids Triathlon was a fun success in the City of Murfreesboro.

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Convicted felon charged for the 8th time with
Convicted felon charged for the 8th time with "Driving on a Revoked License" and more

45-Year old Michael Edward Brown was arrested in Murfreesboro in the area of Mercury Boulevard.

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Fraud in Murfreesboro strikes again
Fraud in Murfreesboro strikes again

A 77-year old man called the police after he received a phone call from an unknown man telling him he had just won $250,000.

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Ram Warns Seasonal Changes Brings Traffic Challenges!
Ram Warns Seasonal Changes Brings Traffic Challenges!

We're already getting a hint with the weather that it won't be long until fall arrives. As crews step-up the pace to complete their projects, traffic challenges increase. City Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential 'Boro Hot Spots between today and August 29th.

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Thousands of MTSU students will arrive on campus this week
Thousands of MTSU students will arrive on campus this week

Week of Welcome activities will run from Friday, Aug. 21, through Monday, Sept. 7, when "Eighties Night" -- a fun time in what's typically a quiet zone -- takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the James E. Walker Library to conclude the special events.

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Male Social Worker arrested on
Male Social Worker arrested on "Aggravated Solicitation of Statutory Rape" charge

A 27-year old Murfreesboro man who told police he is employed as a social worker has been arrested on "Aggravated Solicitation of Statutory Rape" charges.

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$24,000 Harley Davidson Stolen in Murfreesboro
$24,000 Harley Davidson Stolen in Murfreesboro

Harley Davidson motorcycle reported as stolen on Wednesday in Murfreesboro. T

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Two men found guilty in Murder for Hire Plot in Rutherford County
Two men found guilty in Murder for Hire Plot in Rutherford County

A Rutherford County Circuit Court jury found two men guilty in a murder-for-hire plot involving one of the men's wife, who was supposed to be killed just days after he took out a $6 million life insurance policy on her.

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"Shots Fired" call lands two in court this month

Once at the apartments, another victim reported an altercation over a television took place inside his apartment just prior to the shot being fired.

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Man accused of exposing himself to woman on Murfreesboro Greenway
Man accused of exposing himself to woman on Murfreesboro Greenway

The female told police that a man wearing a cowboy hat exposed himself to her while running on the Greenway in Murfreesboro. The incident was reported at 8:30, Tuesday night.

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More vehicle burglaries in Rutherford County
More vehicle burglaries in Rutherford County

More car burglaries have been reported in Murfreesboro as more and more people continue to leave valuables out in the open.

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Discussing the
Discussing the "Old City Cemetery" in Murfreesboro

MTSU anthropology professor Dr. Kevin Smith will discuss the past of and future for Murfreesboro's historic "Old City Cemetery" Thursday, Aug. 20, as the special guest of the Rutherford County Archaeological Society.

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Haslam Looking At ways To Fund Transportation Projects
Haslam Looking At ways To Fund Transportation Projects

Gov. Bill Haslam says he has seen wide agreement on a statewide tour about transportation that Tennessee needs more money for road and transit projects.

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UPDATE: Murder of 22-year old Murfreesboro woman
UPDATE: Murder of 22-year old Murfreesboro woman

As it turns out, Brandon Richmond Bowling was taken into custody while at work at a sandwich shop on Middle Tennessee Boulevard...

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Jaguar and $8,000 TV stolen in home burglary in Murfreesboro
Jaguar and $8,000 TV stolen in home burglary in Murfreesboro

To make matters worse for the homeowner, the car that was parked in the garage was also taken in the burglary. The car was a 2002 Jaguar XT-3.

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Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County is UP
Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County is UP

Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County in 2014 increased from $291.52 to $307.47 million, placing Rutherford County in the top 10 counties across the state, for travel-related expenditures.

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Annual Doughboy Challenge is This Weekend
Annual Doughboy Challenge is This Weekend

The annual 5K will be in downtown Murfreesboro on Saturday August 22, 2015.

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Solid Waste removing yard waste in Zone 4 beginning Monday
Solid Waste removing yard waste in Zone 4 beginning Monday

The City Solid Waste Department advises residents in Zone 4 along Thompson Lane that Knuckle boom trucks will be working in the area beginning Monday, (Aug. 17).

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Did you miss the Community Yard Sale?
Did you miss the Community Yard Sale?

The Community Yard Sale was recently held at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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Armed Robbery on Riviera Drive at Eagle Street in Murfreesboro
Armed Robbery on Riviera Drive at Eagle Street in Murfreesboro

An armed robbery was reported on Riviera Drive at Eagle Street Friday morning around 4. The victim told police she was on her way to her home...

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame ceremony honors legacies of 9 posthumous inductees
Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame ceremony honors legacies of 9 posthumous inductees

Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg was humbled and delighted to accept the awards for his late father and grandfather during the Class of 2015 induction ceremony for the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame.

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Man arrested on crack cocaine charges within 1,000 feet of local Christian school
Man arrested on crack cocaine charges within 1,000 feet of local Christian school

Murray was busted at the Mapco gas station on South Church Street at Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Evidently, a Murfreesboro Police Officer recognized him as someone who has a warrant for his arrest.

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First Lady Crissy Haslam to speak at After School Network Summit in Murfreesboro
First Lady Crissy Haslam to speak at After School Network Summit in Murfreesboro

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is set to host its After School Network Summit (formerly called Education Action Week) on August 25, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland Listens To Constituents
Murfreesboro Mayor McFarland Listens To Constituents

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland took questions from local residents last Wednesday (8/12/2015) on the WGNS' Action Line radio broadcast. As in the past, the mayor contacts officials in city departments for accurate responses. Here are the results of some questions, just hours after the program was aired.

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Suspect in Attempted Murder Case in Murfreesboro heads to court Friday
Suspect in Attempted Murder Case in Murfreesboro heads to court Friday

The victim was taken to St. Thomas Hospital in Murfreesboro and later transported to Vanderbilt in Nashville. Parks survived the shooting and is out of the hospital today.

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Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) wants the state to be repaid by the tune of $280 million
Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) wants the state to be repaid by the tune of $280 million

Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) called for repayment of $280 million raided from the state's highway fund from 2001 to 2007.

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Do you recognize this man who is WANTED by the MPD?
Do you recognize this man who is WANTED by the MPD?

The subject was caught on camera and police have released the photo captured on the tape (see above).

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Husband and Wife arrested in Murfreesboro after alleged sexual battery against a 13-year old
Husband and Wife arrested in Murfreesboro after alleged sexual battery against a 13-year old

Apparently a 13-year old child spent the night in the McCord home, which is where the said abuse took place.

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University of Tennessee (UT) Extension in Rutherford County will be at the market offering food demonstrations
University of Tennessee (UT) Extension in Rutherford County will be at the market offering food demonstrations

This summer, in addition to picking up some home grown tomatoes, you can pick up some research-based knowledge as well.

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Ten Local School Students get Scholarships thanks to Middle Tennessee Electric
Ten Local School Students get Scholarships thanks to Middle Tennessee Electric

MTE Customers Care recently awarded scholarships for 10 local students.

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Pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint in Murfreesboro
Pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint in Murfreesboro

"Give me the cash and don't play around," is what a pizza delivery man was told in Murfreesboro while two handguns were pointed at him.

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Armed Robbery at The Pointe Apartments in Murfreesboro
Armed Robbery at The Pointe Apartments in Murfreesboro

Around the same time a bomb threat was called into the Walmart on South Rutherford store on Wednesday, a robbery unfolded at The Pointe Apartments on North Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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Unfounded bomb threat at Walmart in Murfreesboro
Unfounded bomb threat at Walmart in Murfreesboro

Bomb threat at Murfreesboro Walmart store unfounded.

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State of Tennessee Releases Statement on the importance of Fluoride in water
State of Tennessee Releases Statement on the importance of Fluoride in water

Comparisons of dental health before and after fluoridation in Tennessee showed a 75 percent decline in decay of children's permanent teeth from the early 1950s to the late 1980s.

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Man accused of fleeing from police after
Man accused of fleeing from police after "Domestic" call phoned in to Murfreesboro dispatch

39-Year old Groves will appear in court on September 29, 2015 to face "Evading" charges and charges for "Driving on a Revoked License."

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Missing teen reported in Murfreesboro
Missing teen reported in Murfreesboro

He was under the care of his uncle who reported him missing when he did not return home or report to work.

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Readyville woman charged with DUI 4 in Murfreesboro
Readyville woman charged with DUI 4 in Murfreesboro

DUI Number Four is what a Readyville woman was charged with after being checked by an officer while parked on the Rutherford County Square.

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DUI #3 on Broad Street for a Murfreesboro man
DUI #3 on Broad Street for a Murfreesboro man

A local man is facing his third DUI charge after being stopped by police at close to 3 AM on Saturday in Murfreesboro on Broad Street.

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Rutherford County Property Assessor notes how the past year went
Rutherford County Property Assessor notes how the past year went

"It is important that your government be open and transparent. The office of Property Assessor discovers, lists and values over 112,000 parcels of Real and Tangible Personal Property in Rutherford County having an appraised..."

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The growing problem of Synthetic Marijuana in Murfreesboro continues
The growing problem of Synthetic Marijuana in Murfreesboro continues

State Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna was in Murfreesboro on Tuesday to speak with a small group of volunteers who are working hard to solve the ongoing problem of synthetic drug use.

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Georgia man arrested for false prescriptions in Murfreesboro
Georgia man arrested for false prescriptions in Murfreesboro

A Georgia man has been arrested after he allegedly visited various pharmacist around Murfreesboro in an attempt to fill a prescription for Promethazine with Codeine.

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Rent your very own HOT SPOT in Murfreesboro
Rent your very own HOT SPOT in Murfreesboro

The Linebaugh Public Library System is set to launch the highly-anticipated 'WiFi ToGo' program August 1.

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Amazon Hiring Wednesday at Joe B. Jackson Facility
Amazon Hiring Wednesday at Joe B. Jackson Facility

Looking for a full time job? Amazon is hiring and will host a job fair at the fulfillment center on Joe B. Jackson Parkway tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1-5pm.

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Donation of a truck to the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department
Donation of a truck to the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department

The Consolidated Utility District is donating a Ford truck to the Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department.

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Victim says she was raped in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro Apartment
Victim says she was raped in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro Apartment

On Tuesday, a woman at Altitude Apartments on Bradyville Pike told detectives that she was raped in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 1 in the morning.

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West Virginia man charged with DUI #3 in Murfreesboro
West Virginia man charged with DUI #3 in Murfreesboro

Someone called the police on a man with two flat tires in the parking lot of the Kangaroo Gas Station on Northfield Boulevard in Murfreesboro, suspecting he may be intoxicated.

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Volunteer:  Senior citizens network needs volunteers
Volunteer: Senior citizens network needs volunteers

Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.

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Atlanta teen busted in Murfreesboro for Prescription Fraud
Atlanta teen busted in Murfreesboro for Prescription Fraud

A 19-year old man from Atlanta has been charged with three counts of prescription drug fraud in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU Police investigating shots-fired report Wednesday night at Murphy Center
MTSU Police investigating shots-fired report Wednesday night at Murphy Center

Police responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. Wednesday when an employee working in the area reported seeing a male suspect fire a handgun into the air...

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Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:
Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:

Metro Sex Crimes detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who digitally raped a female resident of Brentridge Apartments in South Nashville after entering her apartment through an unlocked door late Sunday night.

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Local Male Insurance agent says he will put on a dress
Local Male Insurance agent says he will put on a dress

Jason B Bour, owner of the Bour Insurance Agency representing Farmers Insurance, announced he will wear a dress to help raise money for the 9th
Annual Women's Council of REALTORS(r) Handbag Auction.

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Event focusing on bullying, teen suicide and murder to be held in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse
Event focusing on bullying, teen suicide and murder to be held in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse

An event to raise awareness on the tragic loss of young lives in America from teen violence, bullying and teen suicide will be held in Murfreesboro on July 25th.

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Man accused of using cocaine while on probation back behind bars for original home invasion case
Man accused of using cocaine while on probation back behind bars for original home invasion case

On appeal, the defendant insisted that the trial court's ruling in regards to his sentencing was "ambiguous at best and should be vacated." The courts did not see eye to eye with his argument and Grissom, who was homeless when the robbery occurred in 2012, will now have a bed to rest his head at night.

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Curious? The Murfreesboro year end construction report is now available for you to see
Curious? The Murfreesboro year end construction report is now available for you to see

The Murfreesboro Planning & Zoning, Engineering and Building & Codes departments 2014 Year End Building Construction Activity Report is available for viewing online on the City of Murfreesboro website.

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Sexual assault to an 18-year old woman reported after party
Sexual assault to an 18-year old woman reported after party

An 18-year old female in Murfreesboro called the police after an older man allegedly sexually assaulted her.

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Unknown person or persons fire four shots into car and one into home
Unknown person or persons fire four shots into car and one into home

A "Shots Fired" call summoned Murfreesboro Police to a home in the 1400 block of Bradyville Pike.

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Armed Citizens Guarding Murfreesboro Military Recruiting Center
Armed Citizens Guarding Murfreesboro Military Recruiting Center

Armed Rutherford Countians are standing guard outside the U.S. Military Recruiting Center on Old Fort Parkway and they say they'll stay there until there are laws allowing the recruiting personnel inside to arm themselves.

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Tennessee Congressmen Introduce Bill to Help Servicemembers Protect Themselves
Tennessee Congressmen Introduce Bill to Help Servicemembers Protect Themselves

Legislation, unanimously supported by Tennessee's House Delegation, would repeal ban on military personnel carrying firearms on bases and recruitment facilities.

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Predicting Traffic Fatalities is the latest technology for the TN Highway Patrol
Predicting Traffic Fatalities is the latest technology for the TN Highway Patrol

THP Colonel Tracy Trott calls it predictive analytics. It uses color-coded data to predict the future and prevent highway deaths.

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Ram's Road Report Through July 25, 2015
Ram's Road Report Through July 25, 2015

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran becomes 'Boro motorists' best friend by helping you to avoid traffic challenges that could slow you down today through July 25th.

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An in depth discussion with local author Dawn Jones, writer of "Ruby's Choice"
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UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars
UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars

While criminal charges have not been filed, some legal action is moving forward. WGNS' Ron Jordan explains...

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a now former caseworker from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a now former caseworker from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a now former caseworker from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services accused of unlawful sexual contact with a woman...

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United Way and MTSU Athletics teaming up
United Way and MTSU Athletics teaming up

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties will host the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce's Business Before Hours in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University Athletics...

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Affordable Care Act leaving Rutherford County Residents without insurance
Affordable Care Act leaving Rutherford County Residents without insurance

WGNS spoke to a Murfreesboro man who just left his doctor's office after learning that he would soon lose his foot due to a lack of circulation.

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A case of forging signatures on checks in Murfreesboro
A case of forging signatures on checks in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man has been accused of cashing three checks belonging to someone else.

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Pre-College Boot Camp for Tennessee area Students
Pre-College Boot Camp for Tennessee area Students

While "Tennessee Achieves" has been operating a pilot program for the last four years, additional funding helped expand it this year.

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More Shoplifting in Murfreesboro
More Shoplifting in Murfreesboro

A Cannon County man was arrested for shoplifting in Murfreesboro after he allegedly was caught shoplifting over $500 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

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A suicide was reported on the Murfreesboro VA campus Monday night
A suicide was reported on the Murfreesboro VA campus Monday night

Lisa Marchesoni, the Public information officer for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, confirmed they investigated the incident.

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MTSU and the TN Chamber of Commerce Launch the Tennessee Business Barometer
MTSU and the TN Chamber of Commerce Launch the Tennessee Business Barometer

Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry have partnered to launch the Tennessee Business Barometer, a new quarterly index capturing the mood and outlook of business leaders statewide through online surveys.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...

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Local Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant speaks out on private probation companies hurting those of misfortune
Local Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant speaks out on private probation companies hurting those of misfortune

Opponents of privatized probation agencies argue that these companies are profiting off of the poverty of individuals struggling to make ends meet.

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Homeowner fires at intruder after subject enters his home near Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro
Homeowner fires at intruder after subject enters his home near Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro

The victim grabbed his .357 Magnum and fired a single shot at the unwelcomed intruder.

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In Murfreesboro, the discussion will be about butterflies flying from Mexico to Canada
In Murfreesboro, the discussion will be about butterflies flying from Mexico to Canada

Guest speaker, Courtney Morgan, will teach about how and why Monarch butterflies travel from Mexico to Canada and the long journey back.

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Manchester Man Takes Police On Wild 4 County Pursuit
Manchester Man Takes Police On Wild 4 County Pursuit

When the deputy turned on his blue lights the subject took off at a high rate of speed.

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Large desktop computer stolen from store in Murfreesboro
Large desktop computer stolen from store in Murfreesboro

Desktop computers are pricey, but that is no excuse to steal one.

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Motorized wheelchair stolen from Lascassas area grocery store
Motorized wheelchair stolen from Lascassas area grocery store

Someone stole a motorized wheelchair from a Murfreesboro grocery store. The chair in question is for disabled customers of Kroger on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro.

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63,800-square foot building to be built next to Murfreesboro Medical Clinic - New jobs for our area
63,800-square foot building to be built next to Murfreesboro Medical Clinic - New jobs for our area

M-TEK will break ground on a 63,800-square foot, two-level building, located on 10 acres on the northwest side of Gateway Boulevard and Garrison Drive.

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LifeFlight 5 now operating from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
LifeFlight 5 now operating from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport

LifeFlight 5 is officially operating from the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport from a temporary location until a permanent pad can be constructed.

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Murfreesboro recognizes MPD K-9 Officer Holobaugh with STARS Award
Murfreesboro recognizes MPD K-9 Officer Holobaugh with STARS Award

"Officer Holobaugh has the heart of a public servant," said Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman. "We are proud of his efforts to make Murfreesboro a safe community and for his dedication to public service."

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Stolen car recovered on Friday in Rutherford County
Stolen car recovered on Friday in Rutherford County

The car was a 1997 Buick LaSabre that was parked at Pouge's Body Show when it was taken.

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Local Assisted Living Home Expanding
Local Assisted Living Home Expanding

Creekside at Three Rivers is adding on to their Murfreesboro campus. They are adding a total of 36 additional suites at 2744 Ashers Fork Drive.

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40 Days of Prayer at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro
40 Days of Prayer at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro

Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro will hold 40-days of prayer starting on August 14, 2015. Christy Sanford told WGNS...

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Convicted Sex Offender from Murfreesboro to remain in Prison
Convicted Sex Offender from Murfreesboro to remain in Prison

60-Year old William Seigler, who was convicted on three counts of "Attempted Rape of a Child" in Rutherford County in 2008, will remain behind bars.

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Man punches victim in the face in Murfreesboro - Suspect arrested
Man punches victim in the face in Murfreesboro - Suspect arrested

A 27-year old homeless man has been arrested after punching another homeless man in the face.

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Woman awakes to find man kneeling in her open doorway at apartment
Woman awakes to find man kneeling in her open doorway at apartment

Imagine waking up to someone inside your apartment. That is exactly what occurred at an apartment on Brown Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Road Rage on Medical Center Parkway at I-24
Road Rage on Medical Center Parkway at I-24

When the two came to a stop, the driver of the truck got out and attempted to open the door of the victims car.

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Brother of WGNS' Bryan Barrett Passes Away
Brother of WGNS' Bryan Barrett Passes Away

The brother of NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett passes away. Timmy Barrett suffered a heart attack at the age of 53.

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Murfreesboro man allegedly flees police when officers try to speak to him at Krystal's
Murfreesboro man allegedly flees police when officers try to speak to him at Krystal's

An alleged intoxicated driver was arrested after fleeing from police at a Murfreesboro Krystal's restaurant.

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Man escapes custody in Bedford County, TN - Be on the lookout
Man escapes custody in Bedford County, TN - Be on the lookout

Authorities have asked the public to be on the lookout for a 24-year-old man who escaped custody after he was sentenced at the Bedford County courthouse.

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Landfill in Rutherford County is expected to close no later than 2028 or sooner
Landfill in Rutherford County is expected to close no later than 2028 or sooner

Representatives from each municipality and the county government met on June 16, 2015, to discuss solid waste issues that will seriously affect Rutherford County within the next 15 years.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Awarded Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Awarded Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department received word Tuesday that the department is the recipient of a Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant totaling $16,293.07.

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Cheapest 4th of July Gas Since 2009
Cheapest 4th of July Gas Since 2009

AAA forecast the most auto travelers for the Independence Day holiday on record, and motorists in Florida and Tennessee found the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2009, while gasoline in Georgia was the lowest since 2010.

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Mississippi man and woman arrested on heroin charges in Murfreesboro
Mississippi man and woman arrested on heroin charges in Murfreesboro

An electrician from Waltham, Mississippi has been arrested in Murfreesboro. Evidently, Wayne Roger LeBlanc was indicted on charges of "Conspiracy to sell Heroin or Cocaine." He has also been charged on five felony counts of possessing heroin.

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UPDATE: More Police Reports filed against Nashville Motorcars in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: More Police Reports filed against Nashville Motorcars in Murfreesboro

The police reports continue to funnel in for cars with missing titles or missing cars all together from Nashville Motor Cars, a dealer that recently closed in Murfreesboro (July 2, 2015).

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Smyrna youth forced to stop playing sports
Smyrna youth forced to stop playing sports

For 13 years, Smyrna High School (SHS) student Collier Nodine, now 15, was an athlete. If there was a sport to be played, he was doing it.

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OOPS: Car rental costs Murfreesboro man over $7,000
OOPS: Car rental costs Murfreesboro man over $7,000

A 55-year old Murfreesboro man who rented a vehicle and later returned it at a different location out of state, got quite the surprise. The car cost him over $7,000.

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Armed robbery Wednesday night at a Murfreesboro Dairy Queen
Armed robbery Wednesday night at a Murfreesboro Dairy Queen

There was an armed robbery at the Memorial Boulevard Dairy Queen on Wednesday night. The incident unfolded around 9:00, at the location across the street from Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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Murfreesboro Launches Online Vendor Registration and Solicitation Notification System
Murfreesboro Launches Online Vendor Registration and Solicitation Notification System

The City of Murfreesboro's Purchasing Department has launched an online vendor registration and solicitation notification system called VendorLink. The system allows businesses to view and download solicitations at no cost, at any time, from any computer with Internet access.

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Retirement from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department
Retirement from the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department

Two Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Captains and one Driver will retire this month. Captain Ricky Jones will retire July 3 with 37 years of service, Driver Eddie Mitchell will retire July 3 after 31 years of service, and Captain/Shift Inspector Randy Rae will retire after 30 years of service on July 11.

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United Way Celebrates Year of Impact at Annual Meeting
United Way Celebrates Year of Impact at Annual Meeting

Phil Holt, 2014-15 United Way Board Chair, said, "The name United Way Celebration is very appropriate. This event celebrates the positive impact being made in our community."

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will begin accepting applications for Citizens Fire Academy
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will begin accepting applications for Citizens Fire Academy

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will begin accepting applications for the 13th session of the Citizens Fire Academy (CFA) on Wednesday, July 1.

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Five new key bills sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron active Wednesday (July 1, 2015)
Five new key bills sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron active Wednesday (July 1, 2015)

Five key bills sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) are among 171 new laws which will become effective in Tennessee on Wednesday.

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Health officials recognized for spotting carbon monoxide issues
Health officials recognized for spotting carbon monoxide issues

Four alert health professionals each recently recognized something was wrong when screening four different mothers in the Baby and Me Tobacco Free program. In each situation, during a breathing evaluation...

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Bedford County Sex Offender arrested in Rutherford County
Bedford County Sex Offender arrested in Rutherford County

A convicted sex offender wanted in Bedford County for violating the Sex Offender Registry laws was captured in Murfreesboro.

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More traveling this year on July 4th
More traveling this year on July 4th

AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007...

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The Business Education Partnership Foundation in Murfreesboro Presents Counselors' Leadership Institute Summer Conference
The Business Education Partnership Foundation in Murfreesboro Presents Counselors' Leadership Institute Summer Conference

The three-day conference provided school counselors in the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County public school systems with information on postsecondary education options, workplace trends, skill gaps, and careers.

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Murfreesboro City Council Adopts New Payment System
Murfreesboro City Council Adopts New Payment System

The City Council is going digital. Thursday night, they approved to adopt a new process of paying with the new Enterprise Resource Planning Software.

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Salvation Army Family Store and Imperial Inn suffers major storm damage
Salvation Army Family Store and Imperial Inn suffers major storm damage

The Salvation Army Family Store near Broad Street between West Main and Vine, was badly damaged. Right now volunteers are working to properly clean the site.

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Kentucky Man Arrested In Coffee County For Aggravated Statutory Rape and More
Kentucky Man Arrested In Coffee County For Aggravated Statutory Rape and More

On Sunday (June 21), a male subject was the operator of a vehicle that was stationary with his emergency flashers on located at Interstate 24 westbound near the 127 mile-marker in Coffee County.

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Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested
Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested

A convicted sex offender in Murfreesboro has been arrested after police found him to be within 1,000 feet of a school.

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Live 4 Tay Softball Tournament
Live 4 Tay Softball Tournament

The Live 4 Tay Foundation will host its 6th Annual Play 4 Tay Benefit Softball Tournament on September 5th through the 7th in Murfreesboro and LaVergne.

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Three upcoming murder cases to be heard in the Rutherford County Courts
Three upcoming murder cases to be heard in the Rutherford County Courts

A total of three murder cases will be heard in Rutherford County courtrooms in the upcoming months. District Attorney Jennings Jones told News Radio WGNS...

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Linebaugh Library Receives Community Technology Center Lease
Linebaugh Library Receives Community Technology Center Lease

Library of the future? Since 2013, that dream is finally coming true for the Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro.

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Man charged with four counts of
Man charged with four counts of "Burglary to an Auto" at a Murfreesboro apartment complex

A 19-year old man was arrested shortly after police got a call about a suspicious subject walking around an apartment complex with a "big bottle of alcohol," carrying a pool stick and "breaking into vehicles."

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Man wanted for car theft in Georgia busted in Murfreesboro
Man wanted for car theft in Georgia busted in Murfreesboro

Police went to Motel 6 on Chaffin Place in response to a noise complaint. Once on the scene, they met with Belve Joseph Norman in room 207.

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Painter and Fine Artist Carol Curtis to exhibit in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda
Painter and Fine Artist Carol Curtis to exhibit in the Murfreesboro City Hall Rotunda

The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee is pleased to announce an exhibit of paintings by Carol Curtis in Murfreesboro's City Hall, June 16-July 24, 2015.

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Vehicle theft, fraudulent credit card or mistake?
Vehicle theft, fraudulent credit card or mistake?

Felony charges could be filed in a credit card fraud case that unfolded at the Auto Outlet on Broad Street in Murfreesboro, if charges are pursued.

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Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force Meeting, Wednesday
Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force Meeting, Wednesday

The Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force gathers Wednesday, June 17 to hear a presentation from consultant Kendig Keast Collaborative (KKC) on Parks and Natural Resources as part of the process to develop a 20-year comprehensive plan.

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Community for Homeless Vets Could Be Coming to 'Boro
Community for Homeless Vets Could Be Coming to 'Boro

A first of its kind in the country community for homeless veterans is in the works here in Murfreesboro. Hope Farms Village could soon be in place of a mobile home park just off Memorial on Cedar View Drive. That's across the street from Family Worship Center.

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More Counterfeit Money in the 'Boro
More Counterfeit Money in the 'Boro

Counterfeit 20-dollar bills were used to purchase food at two fast food restaurants on Memorial Boulevard. Two 20-dollar were used at McDonald's 1706 Memorial Wednesday and two more at the nearby Taco Bell at 1702 Memorial.

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Talks of an electric merger between Murfreesboro and Middle TN Electric continue
Talks of an electric merger between Murfreesboro and Middle TN Electric continue

Last week's news that Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Cooperative was in negotiations with the city Murfreesboro of to purchase its electric distribution system raised many questions in the community.

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Local man accused of Inappropriately touching 13-year old
Local man accused of Inappropriately touching 13-year old

A 24-year old Murfreesboro man who is homeless has been accused of sexual contact with a minor. Jordan Trey Harris, who goes by the nickname of Platypus, was arrested on Wednesday.

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Two females arrested after officers find crack rock
Two females arrested after officers find crack rock

Driving on a suspended license for the third time was the least of Amanda Nunez's trouble when she was pulled over in Murfreesboro this week. Nunez, who is from Lebanon, Tennessee, was stopped for a turn signal violation.

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New Publication Looks at Murfreesboro's History
New Publication Looks at Murfreesboro's History

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County has a new publication looking at Murfreesboro's past, focusing on the areas of education, public health, and transportation. The guide is designed to accompany the Heritage Center's exhibits about Murfreesboro.

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2015-2016 Budget Plan to Help Non-Profit Organizations
2015-2016 Budget Plan to Help Non-Profit Organizations

The Murfreesboro 2015-2016 Budget Plan will give over $291,000 to local non-profits.

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Amazon in Murfreesboro donates 300 books for RTS OneBook Book Crossing
Amazon in Murfreesboro donates 300 books for RTS OneBook Book Crossing

"Amazon is proud to call Murfreesboro home and we're always looking for ways to give back to our community," said Scot Newport, general manager of Amazon's Murfreesboro fulfillment center. "We're excited to partner again with Read To Succeed to promote literacy and encourage a love of reading."

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Airports in small towns growing in Tennessee
Airports in small towns growing in Tennessee

The Murfreesboro Airport is not the only growing airport in Middle Tennessee. Plans are in the making for the construction of a taxiway at the Smithville Municipal Airport.

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Massive construction project at Ford of Murfreesboro
Massive construction project at Ford of Murfreesboro

And so it begins! Ford of Murfreesboro is under construction, but they are still open!

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Patron of business claims the store has illegal gambling machines
Patron of business claims the store has illegal gambling machines

A female went to the Murfreesboro Police Department on Tuesday to report a business that she claims has illegal gambling machines.

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Unknown person or persons stole over $100,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars from a Murfreesboro store
Unknown person or persons stole over $100,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars from a Murfreesboro store

Apparently, the culprit broke into the back door of the business. The unknown thief stole two TV's, an IPad and about $105,000 worth of cigarettes and cigars.

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Gas Prices May Have Peaked: $2.32/gallon in 'Boro
Gas Prices May Have Peaked: $2.32/gallon in 'Boro

Gas prices could finally be reaching their peak as the rate of increase at the pump is beginning to stall. Since last Sunday, the average price for gasoline rose 5 cents in Georgia and 1-cent in Tennessee, but declined 1-cent in Florida. In the 'Boro, the week started with $2.32/gallon regular gas at some discounters.

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Register NOW for Soccer in Rutherford County
Register NOW for Soccer in Rutherford County

Registration is open and underway for Murfreesboro Soccer Club's (MSC) Recreational and Select Summer Camps and the 2015/2016 Select Strikers and Recreational soccer program.

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Lawsuit over the Hippie Hill driveway to get onto the property is causing a stink
Lawsuit over the Hippie Hill driveway to get onto the property is causing a stink

Evidently, a neighbor is claiming the driveway to get onto the property is on his property and not the property overseen by Hippie Tom.

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24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case
24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case

NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).

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The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro opens Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering exhibit
The Discovery Center in Murfreesboro opens Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering exhibit

When cutting edge science and engineering join forces to assist the human body, the possibilities for improving our day-to-day lives are endless!

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Tennessee Had 459 Non-Interstate Traffic Deaths In 2013
Tennessee Had 459 Non-Interstate Traffic Deaths In 2013

A report from the nonprofit transportation research group TRIP shows Tennessee is among the 20 worst states when it comes to rural non-Interstate traffic deaths.

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Ram's Fearless Road Report
Ram's Fearless Road Report

The Memorial Day weekend ushers-in the start of summer, and since school is out there are more cars on the road, plus vacation travel bumps the traffic count up as well. It's also the perfect time for construction. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran gives his forecast for areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through May 30th.

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The man you don't really know...
The man you don't really know...

A number of years ago, a security guard working at a property in Middle Tennessee, killed another man. We promised the former security guard that we would not release his name, only this audio segment and a picture of him today, years after that life altering incident. WGNS is passing along this story to you, because it serves as a reminder that we never truly know what someone is going through, nor where they have been.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold Raided by federal agents
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and the home of Sheriff Robert Arnold Raided by federal agents

The TBI and the FBI raided the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning. WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to TBI Public Information Officer Susan Niland outside of the Sheriff's Office.

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Former employee of the Tennessee Department of Human Services under investigation
Former employee of the Tennessee Department of Human Services under investigation

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained additional indictments for a former employee of the Tennessee Department of Human Services...

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Time to review the Murfreesboro budget
Time to review the Murfreesboro budget

The Murfreesboro City Council will meet in a special session at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, for the purpose reviewing the proposed Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget.

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Police seize phone and apply for a search warrant
Police seize phone and apply for a search warrant

"I had just recently seized a phone from Mr. McAdoo for possibly having child porn on it and awaiting the search warrant..."

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Former Murfreesboro City Schools Band Teacher convicted for sexual exploitation of a minor
Former Murfreesboro City Schools Band Teacher convicted for sexual exploitation of a minor

A former band teacher for the City of Murfreesboro School System was recently in court to face charges dealing with the sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Man who robbed Cash Express in Murfreesboro to remain locked up
Man who robbed Cash Express in Murfreesboro to remain locked up

Heard is the man who robbed a Cash Express store in Murfreesboro and later led police on a pursuit as he fled in his car.

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10,700 Adults applied for a new free college program in Tennessee
10,700 Adults applied for a new free college program in Tennessee

More than 10,700 adults have applied for a state grant that would send them to technical college for free.

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A provision in the Affordable Care Act allows for $10 Million in refunds to 336,000 TN Residents
A provision in the Affordable Care Act allows for $10 Million in refunds to 336,000 TN Residents

More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

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TDOT Wants your input on the Thompson Lane road widening project in Murfreesboro
TDOT Wants your input on the Thompson Lane road widening project in Murfreesboro

The 4.3 mile widening project from SR-1 (US 70S, NW Broad St.) to SR-10 (US 231, Memorial Boulevard) will widen the existing 2-lane road to 5 lanes.

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Murfreesboro resident Candace Bush will remain in prison until the age of 91, if she is allowed parole
Murfreesboro resident Candace Bush will remain in prison until the age of 91, if she is allowed parole

One of two people accused of killing Lynn Orrand in the area of Richland Road in 1982 near Halls Hill Pike in Murfreesboro asked the courts for post-conviction relief. Candace Carol Bush suggested...

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It's not a wise idea to tell police you have been smoking weed
It's not a wise idea to tell police you have been smoking weed

The police officer then went to the door of 413 South Kings Highway to see if anyone else was inside the residence. That was when he noticed a female lying on a mattress with sandwich bags next to her along with a bag of what looked to be marijuana.

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Fake Oxycodone containing fentanyl found by authorities
Fake Oxycodone containing fentanyl found by authorities

Laboratory analysis performed by TBI Forensic Scientists indicated the pills were counterfeit and did not contain oxycodone. Instead, they contained fentanyl, a pain killer 50 times as potent as heroin that can be deadly in high doses.

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Two claiming to be bounty hunters allegedly kick door in and search apartment
Two claiming to be bounty hunters allegedly kick door in and search apartment

The two claiming to be bounty hunters stated, "We're not leaving til' we find him" and "I'll kick down that door if you lock it."

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Over $700 of heartburn medication stolen in Murfreesboro
Over $700 of heartburn medication stolen in Murfreesboro

A bad case of heartburn could be behind a recent shoplifting case in Murfreesboro.

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Man accused of stealing from clients
Man accused of stealing from clients

Agents developed information that from August 2002 through February 2012, agency co-owner Loney Hutchins stole more than $250,000 from some of the clients of 21st Century Living Services.

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DNJ has to move out in 4.5 Months
DNJ has to move out in 4.5 Months

The countdown is on. The Daily News Journal will have to be out of their building to make way for a new parking garage in just four and a half months. In the meantime, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess said that the DNJ...

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland mentions
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland mentions "toilet to tap" water, but not just yet

The East Fork of the Stones River is considered an impaired river. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told News Radio WGNS that we have to be more cautious with our valuable resources...

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The Confucius Institute at MTSU and the Saudi Students Association to help with Asian Night on Thursday
The Confucius Institute at MTSU and the Saudi Students Association to help with Asian Night on Thursday

The Confucius Institute at MTSU and the Saudi Students Association will be two of the organizations contributing to "Asian Night" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Black Fox Elementary School, 1753 S. Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Event: AAUW annual meeting features 'Buffalo Raffle' May 14
Murfreesboro Event: AAUW annual meeting features 'Buffalo Raffle' May 14

The local chapter of the American Association of University Women is adding a global flair to its upcoming fundraiser.

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In Memory of those who died while attending Oakland High School in Murfreesboro
In Memory of those who died while attending Oakland High School in Murfreesboro

Oakland High School will hold its annual memorial service at the Memorial Fountain on campus at 4:30 p.m. on May 17, 2015.

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Registration deadline looms May 15 for MTSU aerospace camps
Registration deadline looms May 15 for MTSU aerospace camps

The deadline is nearing for students in grades eight through 12 to be registered for the MTSU Introduction to Aviation and Professional Pilot Advanced Camps.

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Read To Succeed recognizes volunteers in Rutherford County
Read To Succeed recognizes volunteers in Rutherford County

Approximately 90 people attended the Read To Succeed Appreciation Luncheon that was held at Kingwood church of Christ on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Read To Succeed's highest recognition, the Karen Claud Literacy...

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Stabbing reported in Murfreesboro - Victim would not give police details
Stabbing reported in Murfreesboro - Victim would not give police details

A man who was simply visiting friends at Campus Crossing Apartments in Murfreesboro was apparently stabbed this past weekend. The case remains under investigation at this time.

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The Big Payback - WGNS
The Big Payback - WGNS "LIVE" on the Murfreesboro Square

WGNS was "LIVE" on the square Tuesday morning for the Big Payback, a day where non-profits are recognized and a website allows you to easily donate to multiple organizations with the click of a button.

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Shoplifter duo hits Plato's Closet in Murfreesboro
Shoplifter duo hits Plato's Closet in Murfreesboro

Instead of paying for the clothing they made their way out the front door without paying a penny for the items that added up to $300 or more dollars.

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Locally, Gas Prices UP 9-Cents In 1-Week
Locally, Gas Prices UP 9-Cents In 1-Week

Motorists headed to the pump are finding the highest gas prices of 2015. They jumped 9-cents in one-week here in the 'Boro with discounters selling regular petro locally at $2.34 per gallon.

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Drug courts in Tennessee are saving lives
Drug courts in Tennessee are saving lives

Since 2003 Recovery Drug Courts in Tennessee have offered intensive judicial supervision, substance treatment services, sanctions, and incentives to address the needs of drug-addicted non-violent offenders.

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Wilderness Station offers outdoor fun nestled in Barfield Crescent
Wilderness Station offers outdoor fun nestled in Barfield Crescent

Wooded Waking Trails, Campsites, Kayaking, Connect City Dwellers to Nearby Nature...

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Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?
Could a change be made in the office of the Rutherford County Sheriff?

NewsRadio WGNS spoke to Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess about legal procedures guiding officials who are checking into allegations about the elected office of Sheriff...

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Man arrested on the charge of
Man arrested on the charge of "Driving on a Suspended" for the 5th time

For time number five, a Murfreesboro man has been charged with "Driving on a Suspended License."

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Murfreesboro Fire Crews SMOKE the Competition
Murfreesboro Fire Crews SMOKE the Competition

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Cooking with Fire "smoked" the competition at the 3rd Annual "Backyard BBQ Festival" on Saturday at Cannonsburgh Village.

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Murfreesboro City Schools set $65,776,937 budget
Murfreesboro City Schools set $65,776,937 budget

The $65,776,937 MCS budget was developed based on infrastructure and personnel essential to assure the success of Murfreesboro's children. It is constructed on an enrollment of 8419 students...

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JazzFest is this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro, TN
JazzFest is this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro, TN

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the best of local, regional and nationally known jazz artists in the shadow of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.

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Middle and High School girls should register for the Expanding Your Horizons in Math in Science at MTSU event
Middle and High School girls should register for the Expanding Your Horizons in Math in Science at MTSU event

Registration is already underway for the 19th annual Expanding Your Horizons in Math in Science at MTSU, and middle school and high school girls should act early to secure their place.

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Tuesday shooting reported in Murfreesboro
Tuesday shooting reported in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police responded to 1259 Wenlon Drive in reference to a shots fired call. When officers arrived, witnesses helped officers locate the intended target of the shooting.

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Handgun stolen last year - Handgun recovered this month in Murfreesboro
Handgun stolen last year - Handgun recovered this month in Murfreesboro

When police arrived on the scene, they quickly ran the serial number on the .45 caliber handgun. It was discovered to have been stolen in a burglary that was reported late last year.

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Murfreesboro man charged for the 8th time with Driving on a Revoked License
Murfreesboro man charged for the 8th time with Driving on a Revoked License

When Officer Rashad Howse ran a warrants check on Hixenbaugh, it was realized that his driving privileges were revoked and that he had a local warrant for theft.

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UPDATE: Two Shot Sunday in Murfreesboro

The victims in the double shooting at University Gables Apartments have been identified.

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Senators Say RuCo Faired Well in State Budget
Senators Say RuCo Faired Well in State Budget

Rutherford County fared well with the passage of the 2015 - 2016 state budget according to Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who represent the county in the State Senate.

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New Art Exhibit at the Murfreesboro City Hall
New Art Exhibit at the Murfreesboro City Hall

An exhibition of paintings by MTSU's Dr. William Leggett and Murfreesboro photographers Vicky Taub and Sally Wright opens in City Hall's Rotunda Gallery, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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New Heritage Tourism Booklet Highlight's Tennessee's Reconstruction History
New Heritage Tourism Booklet Highlight's Tennessee's Reconstruction History

For heritage tourism visitors and residents alike, there is a booklet to almost 100 properties that tell how the decade after the Civil War - what is called the Reconstruction era - changed Tennessee and Tennesseans.

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Pioneer Days Enjoyed Festive Crowd
Pioneer Days Enjoyed Festive Crowd

It was a great day for the 39th Annual Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh Village on Front Street. This free-to-the-public event is sponsored by the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.

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Trees planted in celebration of Earth Day
Trees planted in celebration of Earth Day

Middle Tennessee Electric, in partnership with the Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC), planted trees around an MTEMC property in Rutherford County in celebration of Earth Day.

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Multiple drug charges headed to the Rutherford County Courtroom
Multiple drug charges headed to the Rutherford County Courtroom

A Murfreesboro Police drug case that unfolded on Hunt Street will head to court on April 28, 2015.

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House of Hummus delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
House of Hummus delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Murfreesboro Police headed to North Walnut Street in response to a robbery on Wednesday morning shortly after midnight. Once on the scene it was learned that a man delivering food for the House of Hummus was the victim in the crime.

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Shooting on Tuesday night under investigation in Murfreesboro
Shooting on Tuesday night under investigation in Murfreesboro

It was labeled as an aggravated assault. Apparently, one person was shot in the abdomen and a second was shot in the leg. The incident took place in the parking lot of Altitude Apartments on Bradyville Pike.

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Man targeting Asian owned businesses to burglarize
Man targeting Asian owned businesses to burglarize

Murfreesboro Detectives are looking for a man who recently broke into several local burglaries (Photos above). Police say the man was caught on camera...

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Mindful Care to host Mardi Gras event in Murfreesboro
Mindful Care to host Mardi Gras event in Murfreesboro

Mindful Care Adult Day Services will host "Mardi Gras in May," Saturday, May 30, to benefit the seven-year-old program that offers cognitive activities, social experiences and compassionate care for persons with mild Alzheimer's and other memory-related challenges.

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Trees planted in Murfreesboro and multiple other communities to represent crime victims
Trees planted in Murfreesboro and multiple other communities to represent crime victims

Parole Board Chairman Richard Montgomery said, "Trees represent crime victims because they are strong and resilient.

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Still aiming to get in shape and say goodbye to unwanted pounds?
Still aiming to get in shape and say goodbye to unwanted pounds?

Fleet Feet Sports in Murfreesboro wants to help you lose weight! They have a new program that will begin on May 1, 2015...

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Three men to face attempted murder charges in Murfreesboro
Three men to face attempted murder charges in Murfreesboro

A 28-year old heavy equipment operator in Murfreesboro will appear in court on April 28, 2015 to file a plea in his case.

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Read To Succeed's "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" Announces 2015 Winners

The annual Read To Succeed "Read To Bee Spelling Bee" welcomed 18 spellers to the stage at Patterson Park on Saturday morning, April 18th to compete for the title of 2015 Read To Bee Champion.

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UPDATE: Bridge over Broad Street project continues in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Bridge over Broad Street project continues in Murfreesboro

Construction at the intersection of Broad Street (SR 1) and Memorial Boulevard /Old Fort Parkway (SR 10/SR 96) began in January 2014. The $17.6 million project will separate the intersection...

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New treatment for those who are terminally ill in TN
New treatment for those who are terminally ill in TN

As the bill stands today, it will allow for patients who are terminally ill or who have an advanced illness to test new drugs or products while seeking recovery. If a patient dies...

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Willie McGowan Banquet, Saturday, April 25th
Willie McGowan Banquet, Saturday, April 25th

The Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center's Board of Directors is sponsoring its annual Willie McGowan Banquet, Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Bradley Academy Museum...

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Days of Action impacted the local community with 418 volunteers
Days of Action impacted the local community with 418 volunteers