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Obituaries (Listen online)

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Jim Toman Named MTSU Baseball Coach
Jim Toman Named MTSU Baseball Coach

Jim Toman has been named the 22nd head coach of Blue Raider baseball.

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Rutherford County's Eldest Resident Turns 107 Today
Rutherford County's Eldest Resident Turns 107 Today

Rutherford County's eldest resident turns 107 years young today (Tuesday). Mary Soper was born in 1911 in Wayne County. Mary moved to Rutherford County in 1988.

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MPD Administrative Offices on the Move
MPD Administrative Offices on the Move

The administrative and alarm offices of the Murfreesboro Police Department were closed Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday in the new headquarters building.

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Shelbyville Man Wins $2 Million
Shelbyville Man Wins $2 Million

Twice was nice for a lucky Shelbyville man, who won big the second time he played Powerball.

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Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time
Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

The 47-year-old Weir is facing a 16-count indictment after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old Coffee County student in 2015.

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City Schools Foundation hosts 3rd annual 5K/10K
City Schools Foundation hosts 3rd annual 5K/10K

Registration is now open for the Back to School Dash scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Overall Creek Elementary. The certified run, sponsored by The City Schools Foundation, will begin at 7 a.m. with options to compete in either the 5K walk/run category or the 10K run only category.

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UW Helps Community Save $3.1M on Prescriptions
UW Helps Community Save $3.1M on Prescriptions

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and FamilyWize announced that local community members have saved three-point-one-million dollars on prescription medications through the organizations' partnership.

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MTSU-led math conference makes IMPACT with K-8 teachers
MTSU-led math conference makes IMPACT with K-8 teachers

With multiple MTSU degrees mostly in the science fields but taking a new position as an instructional coach at Nashville Collegiate Academy, Chatoria Franklin "had light bulbs going off" Thursday (June 14) during the Project IMPACT summer conference at Coffee County Middle School.

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Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Remains Low
Tennessee's Unemployment Rate Remains Low

Tennessee's May 2018 statewide unemployment rate of 3.5 percent marked the 11th consecutive month the figure has been 3.5 percent or lower.

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Honor Flight Recruiting Veterans
Honor Flight Recruiting Veterans

The next "Honor Flight" of Middle Tennessee will take off on September 26th. The Honor Flight team is currently recruiting WWII, Korean & Vietnam Veterans.

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Bear Sightings Normal for Spring
Bear Sightings Normal for Spring

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency obtains more phone calls about bear activity in the spring than any other time during the year.

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First Hemp Dispensary in TN Opens in Murfreesboro
First Hemp Dispensary in TN Opens in Murfreesboro

The first hemp dispensary in Tennessee opens in Murfreesboro. Tennessee Hemp Supply is located at 1370 West Clark Boulevard, selling hemp from Tennessee farms.

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COMMENTARY: Polls -- Again!
COMMENTARY: Polls -- Again!

It's been said, perhaps facetiously, a definition of insanity is doing the same thing time after time and expecting different results. MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris says, following blunder after blunder, he would think the pollsters would finally get the message: they can't seem to get it right.

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Not All Local Walmart's Open 24-Hours
Not All Local Walmart's Open 24-Hours

The next time you need to make an overnight run to Walmart, you may find the store closed as several locations are no longer open 24-hours a day.

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69th Annual Blackman Barbecue is Friday
69th Annual Blackman Barbecue is Friday

The Blackman Barbecue has been a Rutherford County tradition for decades. In fact, this Friday's event is the 69th.

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Hodges announces resignation from Lady Raider staff
Hodges announces resignation from Lady Raider staff

Longtime Middle Tennessee women's basketball assistant Tom Hodges will be leaving the coaching staff to join his family business, Lady Raider Head Coach Rick Insell has announced.

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Three Blue Raider men's basketball players no longer on team
Three Blue Raider men's basketball players no longer on team

Middle Tennessee Head Men's Basketball Coach Nick McDevitt announced today that three student-athletes are no longer with the program.

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More Area Prep Coaching Changes
More Area Prep Coaching Changes

Jennifer Fernandez has been named the second head coach in the history of Stewarts Creek High School. Bob Fortel is the new head coach at Blackman. He replaces Jesse Messick, who last week took a job on the school's baseball staff.

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Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow
Accuplacer Assessment Testing set for Motlow

Motlow State Community College is offering the Accuplacer Assessment Test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2018 calendar year.

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Josephson Named Riverdale Girls Basketball Coach
Josephson Named Riverdale Girls Basketball Coach

Amy Josephson has been named the next Riverdale girls head basketball coach. Principal Ryan Nance made the announcement Monday.

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Highway 231 (Memorial Blvd) at Cherry Lane Closed After Crash
Highway 231 (Memorial Blvd) at Cherry Lane Closed After Crash

Highway 231 - also known as Memorial Boulevard and Lebanon Road - at Cherry Lane is closed while authorities work to clear an accident involving a tractor trailer, which is down a 10-foot embankment. It happened around 10:30 Friday morning.

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Riverdale FFA Hosting 2nd Annual Free Fishing Day June 16th
Riverdale FFA Hosting 2nd Annual Free Fishing Day June 16th

Have you thought about fishing but never have because you're inexperienced? Do you have kids you'd like to take fishing? Then the free fishing day, put on by Riverdale FFA, is for you. It will be held on Saturday, July 16th from 8am until 12pm at the Lane Agri-Park on John R. Rice Boulevard (down from Sam's and next door to PAWS).

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City Council Continues Special Meetings
City Council Continues Special Meetings

Murfreesboro City Council continued to meet with department heads on Thursday evening for the third of six special meetings where they are reviewing proposed budget plans for the upcoming 2018/2019 Fiscal year.

Prior to the series of meetings, each department head has been asked to reduce their spend by 10%. While most taxpayers would applaud this effort on reflex if nothing else, it often requires a gutwrenching decision...

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Wendi Scott Named Lady Blaze Basketball Coach
Wendi Scott Named Lady Blaze Basketball Coach

Wendi Scott is the next head coach of the Blackman Lady Blaze girls basketball program. She takes over for Jessica Jackson, who left to become an assistant principal at Blackman Middle School.

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MURFREESBORO MURDER: Update on a local Murder Case
MURFREESBORO MURDER: Update on a local Murder Case

The 20-year old man accused of shooting and killing 23 year old Jessie Buford at Student Quarters Apartments will head to trial on July 9, 2018 in Rutherford County.

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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Inducting MTSU Player; Honoring Another
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Inducting MTSU Player; Honoring Another

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will hold their 52nd induction on Saturday, June 16th. Among the inductees this year is Jackie Pope. MTSU basketball player Nick King will also be honored.

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Blue Raider baseball great Taylor passes away
Blue Raider baseball great Taylor passes away

Chuck Taylor, who was one of Middle Tennessee baseball's greats and the second Blue Raider ever to reach the Major Leagues, died Tuesday (June 5) at Alive Hospice Residence in Murfreesboro.

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Proposed $169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19 Murfreesboro Budget
Proposed $169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19 Murfreesboro Budget

The Murfreesboro City Council has scheduled six Special Budget Review Meetings on the proposed $169.7 million Fiscal Year 2018-19 (FY 19) Budget during the month of June.

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MTCS Hires Cross Country Coach
MTCS Hires Cross Country Coach

Middle Tennessee Christian School has announced Courtney Pragel as it's new Head Coach in Varsity Cross Country.

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Thanks for a Great 2017-2018 Season
Thanks for a Great 2017-2018 Season

Thanks to our sponsors and listeners for a great 2017-2018 sports season. We broadcast 159 prep games and shows this year. We will be back in August with our 72nd season of prep coverage on NewsRadio WGNS!

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Siegel & Stewarts Creek Fall in Spring Fling
Siegel & Stewarts Creek Fall in Spring Fling

The season for Siegel and Stewarts Creek baseball teams comes to a close with losses on Wednesday.

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Spring Fling: Stewarts Creek Baseball beats Arlington 2-1
Spring Fling: Stewarts Creek Baseball beats Arlington 2-1

Stewarts Creek won a pitchers dual with Arlington, claiming a 2-1 win in their opening game of the TSSAA Class AAA Baseball State Tournament.

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Rossview beats Siegel 13-3
Rossview beats Siegel 13-3

Rossview put up runs in every inning but the first and defeat Siegel 13-3 in the Stars opening game of the TSSAA Class AAA Baseball Tournament.

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County Students Graduate; School's Almost Out
County Students Graduate; School's Almost Out

The last of Rutherford County's high schools have given seniors their diplomas, signifying the start of a new chapter for thousands. The rest of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City students anticipate the start of summer break this week.

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Mass Casualty Readiness in Rutherford County
Mass Casualty Readiness in Rutherford County

With the recent events in Texas, Florida and across the country, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and the Special Operations wants the community to know they're ready to respond.

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Historic Blue Raider Softball Season Ends in NCAA Regional
Historic Blue Raider Softball Season Ends in NCAA Regional

What was maybe the best softball season in Middle Tennessee history came to a close over the weekend as the Blue Raiders fell in NCAA regional action to Oregon State.

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Armadillos in the Midstate
Armadillos in the Midstate

A non-native nocturnal animal is being seen more and more in Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reports armadillos have been migrating for years into the state.

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Murfreesboro City Offices to Close Memorial Day
Murfreesboro City Offices to Close Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. Some recreational facilities and St. Clair Street Senior Center will be closed Saturday May 26 and Memorial Day. Rover, the City's public transportation system, will not run on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

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Time to Get Wet as Summer Approaches
Time to Get Wet as Summer Approaches

With the ring of school bells soon to fade, laughs and screams at local public pools will usher in the summer season.

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TFI Fridays in Murfreesboro Closed
TFI Fridays in Murfreesboro Closed

The TGI Fridays in Murfreesboro is closed.

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Siegel & Stewarts Creek in AAA Baseball State Tournament
Siegel & Stewarts Creek in AAA Baseball State Tournament

The 2016 state champion and 2017 runner up in Class AAA baseball make a return in 2018 to the TSSAA Championships. Siegel battles Rossview Tuesday at 6:30pm at Siegel while Stewarts Creek takes on Arlington at 4pm from Oakland. We will have coverage of the games!

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MTSU to Close Memorial Day
MTSU to Close Memorial Day

MTSU will be closed Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. All offices will be closed and no summer term classes will be held.

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UPDATE: Fatal Accident on S. Church at Joe B. Jackson
UPDATE: Fatal Accident on S. Church at Joe B. Jackson

We have more information on the crash that claimed the life of a 16-year old Riverdale High School student. Murfreesboro Police report Sunday around 12:15pm, they responded to the crash on South Church Street at Joe B. Jackson.

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Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana
Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana

A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.

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'17-'18 Middle School All Sports Trophies Presented
'17-'18 Middle School All Sports Trophies Presented

Two schools receive the Rutherford County Middle School All Sports Trophies for the first time in school history. Christiana Middle School wins their first ever overall sports trophy. Rock Springs Middle wins the boys overall sports trophy for the first time. Siegel Middle School takes the girls overall sports trophy. The awards are presented by WGNS Primetime Sports and Little Caesars Pizza.

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Bassham Hired at MTCS for Middle School Baseball & Football
Bassham Hired at MTCS for Middle School Baseball & Football

Middle Tennessee Christian School is pleased to announce Brandon Bassham as it's new Head Coach in both Middle School Baseball and Football.

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 Blackman High School Athletic Hall of Fame Plans Unveiled
Blackman High School Athletic Hall of Fame Plans Unveiled

Blackman High School held an inaugural event on Thursday, May 17th to announce the opening of their Athletic Hall of Fame. The event was held at The Grove at Williamson Place.

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Siegel & Creek Punch Tickets to Spring Fling; Eagles Eliminated
Siegel & Creek Punch Tickets to Spring Fling; Eagles Eliminated

The Siegel Stars punched their ticket to Spring Fling with a dominating 7-1 win over Cookeville Friday night. Stewarts Creek won 14-2 at Bradley Central. Eagleville lost a heartbreaker at South Pittsburg 3-2 on a walk-off double that scored three runs.

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RuCo Has Two Mr. Baseball Finalists
RuCo Has Two Mr. Baseball Finalists

Rutherford County has two Mr. Baseball finalists. Drew Benefield of Siegel and C.J. Campbell from Central Magnet.

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Man accused of raping 85 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court Friday
Man accused of raping 85 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court Friday

The man has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of robbery in concert with two or more persons, assault with bodily injury, theft, 6 counts of aggravated rape and 1 count of aggravated robbery.

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Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested
Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested

As luck would have it, Barrett said that she was weighing the small amount of heroin for a friend when police knocked on the door.

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Local Teen Drowns A Week before Graduation
Local Teen Drowns A Week before Graduation

Tragedy strikes a local family anticipating high school graduation after a drowning at Percy Priest Dam.

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Supports the Need for More  Resources
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Supports the Need for More Resources

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) applauds the Tennessee General Assembly approving the legislation of the passing of The Suicide Prevention Act of 2018...

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Eagleville Baseball Receives Bye to Region Finals
Eagleville Baseball Receives Bye to Region Finals

Claiming the District 8-A baseball title with a win over Cascade not only gave the Eagleville Eagles a district championship, it automatically put them in the region finals.

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2018 Salvation Army Beyond the Bells a Success
2018 Salvation Army Beyond the Bells a Success

A record crowd was on hand for the Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' "Beyond the Bells" Luncheon. Over three hundred community members were at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro for this year's event.

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Speakers urge record 2,641 MTSU grads to use knowledge to 'do great things'
Speakers urge record 2,641 MTSU grads to use knowledge to 'do great things'

The trio of guest speakers at MTSU's two-day series of spring 2018 commencement ceremonies offered similar suggestions to the record 2,641 graduates reaching this life-changing moment: use your hard-earned knowledge and skills to meet new challenges and to serve others.

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Sneak Peek of MTSU Fermentation Science Lab
Sneak Peek of MTSU Fermentation Science Lab

Attendees of the Brewers Association's national 2018 Craft Brewing Conference in Nashville got a sneak peek last week (May 4) of MTSU's Fermentation Sciences laboratory under construction at the Hop Springs agritourism destination being built by Steel Barrel Brewery.

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Gilbert Named Mid-Cumberland Superintendent of the Year
Gilbert Named Mid-Cumberland Superintendent of the Year

Murfreesboro's Director of Schools, Dr. Linda Gilbert, has been named the 2018 Mid-Cumberland Superintendent of the Year by her colleagues. Sixteen school districts from the following counties make up the Mid-Cumberland region: Montgomery, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson.

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Arboretum Ribbon Cutting at Oaklands Mansion
Arboretum Ribbon Cutting at Oaklands Mansion

A new addition to Oaklands Mansion is a Native Tree Arboretum. It will be located at Oaklands Park. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 17th to experience the former grounds of this historic plantation, now open as a public park.

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17 Rutherford seniors achieve certification as nursing assistants
17 Rutherford seniors achieve certification as nursing assistants

Nursing students from two Rutherford County high schools - Stewarts Creek and Siegel - were at the Chamber of Commerce last week for a celebratory pinning ceremony after becoming certified nursing assistants.

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Bill Spurlock: Focused on Families and Future
Bill Spurlock: Focused on Families and Future

When Bill Spurlock assumes the reins as Director of Rutherford County Schools on July 1, he will become leader of one of the largest organizations in Tennessee that serves families. But being part of a big family is nothing new to Spurlock.

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District 7AAA Softball Weekend Roundup & All District
District 7AAA Softball Weekend Roundup & All District

The top two seeds in District 7AAA softball will play Tuesday for a spot in the tournament title game.

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Vote Centers A Hit After First Election Under New Format
Vote Centers A Hit After First Election Under New Format

Voters who work in Nashville, are traveling or had to travel past precincts to vote at theirs are all happy with the new vote center format for elections. Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley took listener comments on the new vote centers.

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Moving Trucks at Murfreesboro Police S. Church Headquarters
Moving Trucks at Murfreesboro Police S. Church Headquarters

The move is underway for Murfreesboro Police. The weeks long process of moving from their South Church Street headquarters to their new state of the art facility on Highland Avenue is underway.

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It's JazzFest Weekend in Murfreesboro
It's JazzFest Weekend in Murfreesboro

It's not spring in Rutherford County until JazzFest arrives, sponsored annually by Main Street Murfreesboro. Friday's events went perfectly, however--HEAVY STORMS are wreaking havoc with Saturday's performances.

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Students with Autism on the Rise
Students with Autism on the Rise

The number of students living with autism in Tennessee is on the rise.

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Three speakers, 2,641 grads are ready for MTSU's May 4, 5 commencement events
Three speakers, 2,641 grads are ready for MTSU's May 4, 5 commencement events

A trio of leaders will help 2,641 new MTSU graduates reach their educational goals in three spring 2018 commencement ceremonies set this Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5.

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The Big Payback hosted by The Community Foundation   Raises Record $3.1M for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits
The Big Payback hosted by The Community Foundation Raises Record $3.1M for Middle Tennessee Nonprofits

Boosted by a record number of participating area nonprofits, The Big Payback's fifth-annual 24-hour online giving event Wednesday helped raise a record amount of funds for the organizations.

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UPDATE: Early Morning Shooting on S. University
UPDATE: Early Morning Shooting on S. University

The search for a suspect in the early morning shooting of a man on South University Street at Reid Alley continues.

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Prayer on the Plaza Held Thursday
Prayer on the Plaza Held Thursday

Prayer on the Plaza, previously known as the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, was held outside the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza. The program was held Thursday morning at 7 o'clock.

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MTSU-led effort assists cedar glades wildlife festival May 4-5
MTSU-led effort assists cedar glades wildlife festival May 4-5

The Center for Cedar Glade Studies at MTSU and Cedars of Lebanon State Park are co-hosting the 40th Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival May 4-5 at the park off U.S. Highway 231, about 6 miles south of Lebanon, Tennessee.

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Predators Foundation Awards Child Advocacy Center Grant
Predators Foundation Awards Child Advocacy Center Grant

The Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc. is proud to be selected as a recipient of a 2018 Nashville Predators Foundation grant. The Foundation set a new record by distributing 149 grants with the Child Advocacy Center being one of several Rutherford County organizations to receive funding.

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$10K donation to MTSU equine therapy efforts with vets
$10K donation to MTSU equine therapy efforts with vets

A second $10,000 donation in a year's time from Grammy Award-nominated Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down's Better Life Foundation will continue to benefit MTSU students and faculty working in equine therapy with veterans from the Murfreesboro-based Veterans Recovery Center.

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Murfreesboro Man Among Those Found Dead in Smith Co. Home
Murfreesboro Man Among Those Found Dead in Smith Co. Home

A 38-year old Murfreesboro man was among the victims found inside an abandoned home in Smith County.

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Aggravated Assault at Memorial Walgreens
Aggravated Assault at Memorial Walgreens

A 49-year old Jackson, Tennessee, woman fought off a would-be armed attacker in the Walgreen's parking lot at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Thompson Lane.

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Man Shot at While Driving on East Vine at Maney
Man Shot at While Driving on East Vine at Maney

A 32-year old Reed Avenue man reported to Murfreesboro Police he was shot at while driving at the intersection of East Vine Street at Maney Avenue.

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Victim Finds Bullet Holes in Car at The Grove
Victim Finds Bullet Holes in Car at The Grove

A resident of The Grove on Journey Drive found a surprise first thing in the morning - his vehicle had been hit by bullets.

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Rep. Terry Tackles Transparency and Drug Pricing
Rep. Terry Tackles Transparency and Drug Pricing

With prescription drug prices and health care costs on the rise, Rep. Bryan Terry, MD(R-Murfreesboro) tackled the problem head on during the 110th General Assembly with various measures aimed at transparency and pro-rating copayments.

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MTSU, Motlow State presidents sign agreement to ease transfer process
MTSU, Motlow State presidents sign agreement to ease transfer process

The presidents of Motlow State Community College and Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Tuesday that highlights the pathways for Motlow students with associate degrees to move seamlessly to the four-year university.

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Portion of Stones River Greenway near Cason Trailhead to close for construction project May 7
Portion of Stones River Greenway near Cason Trailhead to close for construction project May 7

The Stones River Greenway will be closed from the Cason Trailhead to just past the Highway 99 overpass starting Monday, May 7, 2018, for the Highway 99 (New Salem Highway) widening project.

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Marcela Gómez is Keynote Speaker for  RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting Tuesday, May 8
Marcela Gómez is Keynote Speaker for RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting Tuesday, May 8

Marcela Gómez will share her experience and advice with RUTHERFORD Cable members and guests during the organization's upcoming breakfast meeting Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 a.m. at Stones River Country Club, 1830 N.W. Broad Street in Murfreesboro.

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Sparks Sponsors Bill Recognizing Fatherless Epidemic
Sparks Sponsors Bill Recognizing Fatherless Epidemic

House members have unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) that recognizes Tennessee's fatherless epidemic.

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PHOTOS: Siegel Day at Miracle Field
PHOTOS: Siegel Day at Miracle Field

This past Saturday was Siegel Day at Murfreesboro's Miracle Field. Check out photos from the event!

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Rover' public transportation system marks 11-year anniversary
Rover' public transportation system marks 11-year anniversary

Rover, the Murfreesboro Transit System, is turning eleven. As part of the celebration Rover patrons and the public are invited to enjoy a day of free ridership all day. Hot dogs, potato chips, and soda will be available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the Rover Transit Hub, located at 222 W Burton.

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Purple Paws Hosting Dog Wedding
Purple Paws Hosting Dog Wedding

It's the wedding of the season and you don't want to miss it. Purple Paws will be hosting 'Til Bark Do Us Part, a dog wedding, on Sunday, May 20 from 2:00-5:00pm at Mayday Brewery.

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Beesley Animal Foundation Offering $10 Spay/Neuter Surgeries
Beesley Animal Foundation Offering $10 Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Beesley Animal Foundation is offering 10-dollar spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats.

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TBI Releases Crime Studies on Hate Crime, Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers
TBI Releases Crime Studies on Hate Crime, Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two reports, detailing the volume and nature of crime identified as hate crime and violence against the state's law enforcement officers

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Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network on Suicide Prevention Act of 2018
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network on Suicide Prevention Act of 2018

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) applauds the Tennessee General Assembly approving the legislation of the passing of The Suicide Prevention Act of 2018.

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La Vergne Police Promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
La Vergne Police Promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The La Vergne Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to promote motorcycle safety during the month of May, which is nationally recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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County Mayor Candidate Allen Concedes
County Mayor Candidate Allen Concedes

Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Randy Allen concedes the Republican primary.

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School Board Asked to NOT Count TNReady Scores
School Board Asked to NOT Count TNReady Scores

The Rutherford County School Board will meet Thursday and is expected to take up a motion to allow local schools to NOT count TNReady scores this year.

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Ketron Wins County Mayor Republican Primary
Ketron Wins County Mayor Republican Primary

A three way race for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County Mayor was won by Bill Ketron.

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Fitzhugh Wins Republican Nomination for Sheriff
Fitzhugh Wins Republican Nomination for Sheriff

Incumbent Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh won his first election, defeating Republican challenger Jim Tramel.

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Tidwell Remains Circuit Court Judge Part III
Tidwell Remains Circuit Court Judge Part III

After being appointed by Governor Haslam to succeed the late Circuit Court Judge Keith Siskin, Barry Tidwell has won election to the seat he's held since November.

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Harrell Wins Tight Race for Circuit Court Clerk
Harrell Wins Tight Race for Circuit Court Clerk

Incumbent Republican Melissa Harrell fought off a challenge from Robin Eades Gentry to retain the office of Circuit Court Clerk. She won by 989 votes.

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Dawbarn is Re-Elected Register of Deeds
Dawbarn is Re-Elected Register of Deeds

Heather Dawbarn turned back a challenge from Mimi Genet to remain Rutherford County Register of Deeds. She won by just over 18-hundred votes.

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Rutherford County Commission Primary Races; General Set
Rutherford County Commission Primary Races; General Set

Voters in Rutherford County's 21 commission districts went to the polls with four primary races deciding the general election roster.

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Former Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passes away
Former Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passes away

The Blue Raider family lost one of its own on when former Head Men's Basketball Coach Bill Stokes passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.

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School Board to host community meeting on School Safety
School Board to host community meeting on School Safety

The Rutherford County Board of Education will host a special-called meeting on May 7 to discuss safety procedures and school security.

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Gift provides robot, equipment  for MTSU's Gould Mechatronics Lab
Gift provides robot, equipment for MTSU's Gould Mechatronics Lab

Holding the actual clipping in The Tennessean from 2017, where the newspaper reported MTSU's Department of Engineering Technology needed a new building for its growing mechatronics engineering program, Jean Gould admitted publicly she "didn't even know anything about mechatronics."

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Mixed emotions as county schools retirees approach 'Last, Last Day'
Mixed emotions as county schools retirees approach 'Last, Last Day'

Forty three Rutherford County Schools employees, including Director of Schools Don Odom, are to be honored at annual Retirement Reception May 8th at Embassy Suites.

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Middle School Softball All-Star Game May 12th
Middle School Softball All-Star Game May 12th

Rutherford County middle school softball teams will have some of their athletes play in the first ever All-Star Game.

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Blackman Athletic Hall of Fame Coming; Banquet Planned
Blackman Athletic Hall of Fame Coming; Banquet Planned

As Blackman High School approaches the 20th year, school administrators and coaches felt it was time to recognize student athletes who passed through their hallways.

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City Cafe County Primary Straw Poll Released
City Cafe County Primary Straw Poll Released

The City Cafe straw poll for the Rutherford County primary has been released. As voters head to the polls on Tuesday for election day, the straw poll results have often been a bellwether as to how voting will go.

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Early Voting Up; County Primary Election Day Tuesday
Early Voting Up; County Primary Election Day Tuesday

Local voters will head to the polls Tuesday in the Rutherford County Primary. Election Administrator Alan Farley reports 8,217 voters cast their ballots during the early voting period.

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$40K in Crystal Meth Seized from Old Lascassas Road Man
$40K in Crystal Meth Seized from Old Lascassas Road Man

Almost $40,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine and about $100 worth of heroin were seized from a Murfreesboro man after a one-month investigation. Rutherford County Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau supervisor Will Horton says the arrest happened last week.

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Vandals Defacing Campaign Signs
Vandals Defacing Campaign Signs

Bill Ketron for County Mayor signs are being defaced by vandals around Rutherford County. Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives are investigating over 20 instances of vandalism to signs.

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Fatal Crash on N. Thompson Lane
Fatal Crash on N. Thompson Lane

A fatal crash takes the life of a Murfreesboro man on North Thompson Lane near the Stone River National Battlefield.

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Public Gets First Look at New Murfreesboro Police Headquarters
Public Gets First Look at New Murfreesboro Police Headquarters

The public got their first chance to see the new Murfreesboro Police headquarters on Highland Avenue. The city held a special community viewing event on Sunday (April 29th).

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Local Attorney Announces Run for Murfreesboro School Board
Local Attorney Announces Run for Murfreesboro School Board

Local attorney and parent Amanda Moore announces her candidacy for Murfreesboro City Schools Board of Education's August 2 city-wide, at-large election.

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Waffle House Mass Shooting: Former MTSU Student Among Those Killed
Waffle House Mass Shooting: Former MTSU Student Among Those Killed

Four people were killed at the Waffle House in Antioch where a gunman opened fire. Among those, 23 year old rapper Akilah (ah-KIL-ah) DaSilva, also known as Natrix DaSilva, a former computer engineering technology major at MTSU.

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Burnette Chapel Minister Reacts to Waffle House Shooting
Burnette Chapel Minister Reacts to Waffle House Shooting

The Waffle House in Antioch where a gunman opened fire, killing four people, is just two-miles from Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. That's where just seven months ago, Emanuel Samson of Murfreesboro, allegedly opened fire, killing Melanie Smith of Smyrna.

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County Schools Enact
County Schools Enact "Additional Security" in Wake of Waffle House Shooting

Rutherford County Schools have "additional security procedures in place" because of the search for a mass shooting suspect in Antioch.

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UPDATED: Waffle House Shooting Suspect IN CUSTODY
UPDATED: Waffle House Shooting Suspect IN CUSTODY

Areas very close to Rutherford County are in the zone where dozens of police officers are searching for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House mass shooting.

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MTSU offers hands-on, accelerated foreign language classes at summer institute
MTSU offers hands-on, accelerated foreign language classes at summer institute

MTSU's campus community and the general public have an opportunity to quickly improve their language skills thanks to the Center for Accelerated Language Acquisition's upcoming 15th annual Summer Language Institute at MTSU.

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Waffle House Shooting Suspect Had Local Job for One Day
Waffle House Shooting Suspect Had Local Job for One Day

The man in custody, suspected in the mass shooting at Waffle House in Antioch, spent all of one day on the job for a La Vergne employer.

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MTSU offers prescription drug take-back event April 24
MTSU offers prescription drug take-back event April 24

The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in the next MTSU Drug Take-Back Day from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 24) near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.

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Shots Fired Investigation on Poplar Avenue at Ridgely Drive
Shots Fired Investigation on Poplar Avenue at Ridgely Drive

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shots fired call near the intersection of Poplar Avenue at Ridgely Drive.

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Arapaho Drive Man Charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse
Arapaho Drive Man Charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse

A 34-year old Arapaho Drive man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with aggravated animal abuse.

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission to honor MTSU professor, student
Tennessee Higher Education Commission to honor MTSU professor, student

Two members of the MTSU community will be celebrated for their service to their fellow citizens.

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Calling all local artist
Calling all local artist

The City of Murfreesboro will recognize its second inaugural Painter, Photography, and Poet Laureates in 2018, with a term beginning in July of this year and ending in June of 2019. Cultural Arts is calling on all local, professional artists specializing in poetry, photography, or painting to submit for this opportunity.

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BBB Shred Event THIS Saturday
BBB Shred Event THIS Saturday

FREE shred event, sponsored by the local Better Business Bureau and MaxShred, will take place this Saturday (April 21st).

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MTCS Hires HS Girls Soccer Coach
MTCS Hires HS Girls Soccer Coach

Middle Tennessee Christian School has announced Coach Braden Stewart has been named the head coach for the varsity girls soccer.

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Hartsfield Named Girls Basketball Coach at Smyrna
Hartsfield Named Girls Basketball Coach at Smyrna

Jordyn Hartsfield is the new head basketball coach for Smyrna girls.

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TNReady Testing Delayed in Rutherford County for Second Day
TNReady Testing Delayed in Rutherford County for Second Day

TNReady testing continues to hit bumps in the road. This after numerous school districts statewide - including Rutherford County - reported problems on the first day of testing. Problems persisted Tuesday with what the Tennessee Department of Education called a "deliberate attack".

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Terry Bradshaw to Speak at Boys & Girls Club, Stake & Burger
Terry Bradshaw to Speak at Boys & Girls Club, Stake & Burger

Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County recently released the featured guest for their 31st Annual Stake & Burger, co-host and analyst, Fox NFL Sunday, and NFL legend, Terry Bradshaw.

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A giant sale in the back of a tractor trailer truck
A giant sale in the back of a tractor trailer truck

It is something that most grocery stores don't do... Well, no stores do it.

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End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday
End of course testing did not take place in Rutherford County Schools Monday

James Evans, spokesperson for the Rutherford County Schools stated, "The Tennessee Department of Education and its testing vendor, Questar, identified the problem, which was caused by a software conflict within the login system..."

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Art Bell Dies on Friday the 13th at Age 72
Art Bell Dies on Friday the 13th at Age 72

A voice heard regularly on WGNS since the 1990's has died. Several publications report Art Bell died at his Las Vegas home on Friday, April 13th.

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Dinkins Retires; Barnes Named Principal at Wilson Elementary
Dinkins Retires; Barnes Named Principal at Wilson Elementary

After 40-years as an educator in Rutherford County Schools, Jon Dinkins is retiring at the end of this year as principal at Wilson Elementary. Assistant Principal Angela Barnes has been named the new principal.

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Law Offices of John Day to Host Children's Bicycle Helmet Giveaway
Law Offices of John Day to Host Children's Bicycle Helmet Giveaway

The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. will be giving away bicycle helmets to children on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the 42nd Annual Pioneer Days at Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro. The free bike helmet giveaway is designed to raise awareness about the benefits of bike helmets in preventing serious head injuries.

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UPDATE: Double Murder Suspect from Texas Arrested in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Double Murder Suspect from Texas Arrested in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: We have more news on a double murder suspect out of Texas who was arrested in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Event for Crime Victims' Rights Week Honors Victims and Advocates
Murfreesboro Event for Crime Victims' Rights Week Honors Victims and Advocates

The Board of Parole (BOP), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) are marking 10 years of ceremonies honoring crime victims and victim advocates statewide. All events this year take place April 9-13, which coincides with the observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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I-24 at Epps Mill Road Crash Claims Life
I-24 at Epps Mill Road Crash Claims Life

A crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on I-24 westbound at Epps Mill Road claims a life.

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Candidates Qualify for Local Races
Candidates Qualify for Local Races

The deadline has come and gone for those wishing to run in the August 2nd elections. See whose running for local and state offices.

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Contract for New RuCo Director of Schools Discussed
Contract for New RuCo Director of Schools Discussed

The contract for the man the Rutherford County School Board tapped to become the next director of schools will be up for discussion at a special called meeting this week.

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MTSU Poll: Democrat Bredesen leads GOP's Blackburn in open-ended race for U.S. Senate
MTSU Poll: Democrat Bredesen leads GOP's Blackburn in open-ended race for U.S. Senate

Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen holds a 10-percentage-point lead over Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn among state voters in a head-to-head contest for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to the latest MTSU Poll.

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Legislature Passes New Corporal Punishment Bill
Legislature Passes New Corporal Punishment Bill

The State Legislature has passed a bill that would require public schools in Tennessee to report to the state Department of Education on their use of corporal punishment.

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New Law Banning Tanning Bed Use for Under 16
New Law Banning Tanning Bed Use for Under 16

Governor Haslam has signed a bill banning anyone under 16 from using a tanning bed in Tennessee.

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UPDATE: Former MTSU Student Suspected in Double Murder in Chattanooga Area
UPDATE: Former MTSU Student Suspected in Double Murder in Chattanooga Area

A multi-state manhunt is over for a 23-year old Hamilton County man, who is suspected of shooting and killing his mother and her friend.

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COMMENTARY: Backpage
COMMENTARY: Backpage

The advertising site Backpage, known more for its sex ads than garage sale ads, was shut down by the FBI last week, and it founder reportedly charged in a sealed indictment with 93 counts of various criminal activities.

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UPDATE: SILVER ALERT Cancelled for Howard Wayne Patton
UPDATE: SILVER ALERT Cancelled for Howard Wayne Patton

Murfreesboro Police issued a silver alert for a missing 72-year old local man, who has now been found. Howard Wayne Patton was last seen yesterday at Sal's Pizza on North Thompson Lane, where employees called police due to his appearing disoriented. Again, authorities report he's been found.

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State Department of Education Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing
State Department of Education Announces New Steps to Reduce Testing

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today the approval of recommendations that will reduce student testing in 2018-19. The recommendations are the first to be released by the state's third Task Force on Student Testing and Assessment - which includes educators, parents, and education leaders from across the state - and they resulted from months of analysis and discussion, as well as additional surveys of high school teachers and parents.

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Middle Tennessee Boulevard Man Arrested for Fleeing
Middle Tennessee Boulevard Man Arrested for Fleeing

A 27-year old Middle Tennessee Boulevard man was charged with felony evading - among other charges - after allegedly leading Murfreesboro Police on a chase through downtown streets.

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Second Murder Suspect Apprehended in Murfreesboro
Second Murder Suspect Apprehended in Murfreesboro

A second man wanted for an out-of-state murder charge was apprehended Monday in Rutherford County.

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Former DA Whitesell Endorses Nichols for Judge
Former DA Whitesell Endorses Nichols for Judge

Rutherford and Cannon Counties' former top crime fighter, District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, recently made his choice in the race for Circuit Court Judge.

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Rutherford County SORT at Unmanned Aircraft Disaster Training
Rutherford County SORT at Unmanned Aircraft Disaster Training

Members of the Rutherford County SORT or special operations response team were in Nashville to learn about a new tool for disaster management.

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Guns & Drugs Found in Oakland Students Vehicle
Guns & Drugs Found in Oakland Students Vehicle

A check of student parking permits at Oakland High School turns up drugs and guns in a student's vehicle.

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Storms Cause Damage
Storms Cause Damage

Severe thunderstorms leave behind some cleanup. La Vergne was particularly hard hit by the Tuesday night storms.

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Shots fired at local apartment complex
Shots fired at local apartment complex

Four to five shots were heard at "The Blue Apartments" at 2707 South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro around 8:00 Tuesday night (4/3/18).

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Severe Weather Possible This Evening
Severe Weather Possible This Evening

The Storm Prediction Center has placed northwestern Rutherford County in a moderate risk (level 4 of 5) for severe weather, while the rest of the county is in an enhanced risk (level 3 of 5).

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MTSU Professor chimes in on Government Leaks and More
MTSU Professor chimes in on Government Leaks and More

Ever thought about government leaks of confidential information? MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has...

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Dixon tabbed as first addition to men's hoops staff
Dixon tabbed as first addition to men's hoops staff

After just a few days on the job, head men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt announced Friday the hiring of his first assistant coach in former UNC Asheville associate head coach Sean Dixon.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will promote the fourth annual
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will promote the fourth annual "Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving" in April

Deputies will join other agencies in enforcing the texting law during an event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 5 throughout Rutherford County.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days Returns for 41st Year
Uncle Dave Macon Days Returns for 41st Year

The music of Uncle Dave Macon Days will again fill downtown Murfreesboro for the 41st season. Event organizers today (Wednesday) announced the event which honors American music and the first star of the Grand Ole Opry will take place July 13th and 14th.

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TNReady Standardized Tests Score could count Larger Percentage of Student's Final Grade
TNReady Standardized Tests Score could count Larger Percentage of Student's Final Grade

Midstate students may have a tougher time getting good grades if a proposed bill passes.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection November 4th
Household Hazardous Waste Collection November 4th

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro governments, are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) on Saturday, April 7th.

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MFRD Conducts Car Seat Safety Checks
MFRD Conducts Car Seat Safety Checks

Statistics show three out of every four car seats are installed wrong. That's why Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue will be doing car seat safety checks.

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Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Welcome New Team Members
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Welcome New Team Members

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is excited to welcome Sandy Smith, Director of Maternal Child Services, to its staff. The Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation team is excited to announce Gina DeJean has joined the Foundation as Director.

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Texas Fugitive Arrested in La Vergne
Texas Fugitive Arrested in La Vergne

A fugitive out of Harris County, Texas was arrested Friday night in La Vergne.

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Search Warrant Ends in Drug Arrest in La Vergne
Search Warrant Ends in Drug Arrest in La Vergne

One man was arrested after La Vergne Narcotics and Detectives executed a search warrant along with the La Vergne Swat team at a home on Sunrise Avenue Friday night.

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COMMENTARY: Political Persuasion
COMMENTARY: Political Persuasion

More than 60 years ago, in 1957, Vance Packard wrote a book that shocked America. His book, "The Hidden Persuaders" was an expose that demonstrated how advertisers and politicians were trying to influence American consumers and voters.

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Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol
Preventing DUI Offenders from Buying Alcohol

Tennessee lawmakers are trying to prevent DUI offenders from getting their hands on alcohol. 
A bill to that effect has advanced in the Tennessee House.

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State Lawmakers Pass
State Lawmakers Pass "In God We Trust" Bill

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust."

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Rutherford Co. Property Reappraisal Information
Rutherford Co. Property Reappraisal Information

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell gives information on this year's reappraisals.

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MTSU Campus Safety Summit gets bars, restaurants involved in sexual assault prevention
MTSU Campus Safety Summit gets bars, restaurants involved in sexual assault prevention

A new program at MTSU is taking aim at bystanders' tendency to want to stay uninvolved in potential sexual assaults.

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New MT MBB Coach Given Key to City; Introduced Tuesday on WGNS
New MT MBB Coach Given Key to City; Introduced Tuesday on WGNS

While new MTSU men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt will be formally introduced as coach this (Tuesday) morning at a press conference, he's already received a warm Murfreesboro welcome.

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Christiana Middle School Awarded During the Caught Green Handed Initiative
Christiana Middle School Awarded During the Caught Green Handed Initiative

Christiana Middle School teachers, students, and custodians were awarded for their exceptional recycling efforts during the "Caught Green Handed" initiative sponsored by Operation: Rutherford Recycles.

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MT MBB Taps UNC-Asheville's Nick McDevitt as Head Coach
MT MBB Taps UNC-Asheville's Nick McDevitt as Head Coach

A new era for Middle Tennessee men's basketball has officially begun as Nick McDevitt has been tabbed as the 20th head coach of the Blue Raiders, announced Saturday by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Director of Athletics Chris Massaro.

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MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduction Tuesday at 10am
MT MBB Coach Nick McDevitt Introduction Tuesday at 10am

Join NewsRadio WGNS as we welcome new Blue Raider men's basketball coach Nick McDevitt to Murfreesboro. Chip Walters, the Voice of the Blue Raiders, will broadcast the "LIVE" press conference Tuesday morning from the Murphy Center at 10am right here.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Crash on I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Crash on I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway

A crash involving a tractor trailer and a black Corvette blocked the westbound lanes of I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway for nearly five-hours.

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Senator Reeves Appointed to Committees
Senator Reeves Appointed to Committees

State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed to two key committees in the Tennessee Senate.

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Mental Healthcare in Rutherford County, TN
Mental Healthcare in Rutherford County, TN

Ranking as one of the country's fastest growing counties, Rutherford County faces new challenges in meeting the demand for mental health care.

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School Board HOLDING OFF on the naming of the next Rutherford Co. Director of Schools until April
School Board HOLDING OFF on the naming of the next Rutherford Co. Director of Schools until April

The naming of the next Rutherford County School Director will have to wait...

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Two La Vergne Officers Injured During Arrest, Foot Pursuit
Two La Vergne Officers Injured During Arrest, Foot Pursuit

A man was arrested after leading officers on a foot pursuit Monday afternoon. Anne Smith, spokesperson for the City of La Vergne, says two officers approached suspect Majibu Kisesa while he was sitting in his car on Centrepoint Way in La Vergne around 3:30 p.m. Monday (March 19).

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Rockvale Man Arrested for Alleged Threats on Judge
Rockvale Man Arrested for Alleged Threats on Judge

A suspect who claimed to carry a gun to kill a judge in the Judicial Building Monday was arrested by Court Security deputies.

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Severe Weather Expected Monday
Severe Weather Expected Monday

A strong system will bring the threat of severe thunderstorms to Rutherford County and much of southern Middle Tennessee Monday.

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TORNADO WATCH for Rutherford Co. Until 11pm
TORNADO WATCH for Rutherford Co. Until 11pm

A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Rutherford County until 11pm. High winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible with storms this afternoon and evening.

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Kermit Davis Era Ends in MT 84-68 Loss to Louisville
Kermit Davis Era Ends in MT 84-68 Loss to Louisville

The Kermit Davis era at Middle Tennessee came to an end with an 84-68 loss at Louisville in the second round of the NIT.

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Riverdale High School Raises about $40K for St. Baldrick's
Riverdale High School Raises about $40K for St. Baldrick's

Riverdale High School students, faculty and staff raised about $40,000 Friday in memory of Little Warrior Princess Leah Smallwood.

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STILL Missing  - Endangered Teen in Murfreesboro
STILL Missing - Endangered Teen in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police Officer Amy Norville told WGNS on Thursday (3/15/18) morning that detectives are still following up on local leads in a case of a missing teenage girl.

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Tennesseans need to Remain Diligent when it comes to Reporting Fraud / Scams
Tennesseans need to Remain Diligent when it comes to Reporting Fraud / Scams

The cost of fraud was steep: Tennessee's total consumer losses topped $13.7 million last year.

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Raiders begin national search to replace Kermit Davis
Raiders begin national search to replace Kermit Davis

After a historic 16 seasons at the helm of the Blue Raider men's basketball program, head coach Kermit Davis has accepted the same position at the University of Mississippi effective at the end of Middle Tennessee's appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.

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Become a Hometown Heroes Business and Help Child Abuse Victims
Become a Hometown Heroes Business and Help Child Abuse Victims

Support child abuse victims and honor the Hometown Heroes that help them by partnering with the Child Advocacy Center's 3rd Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday, April 20.

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Blackman and Riverdale Boys End State Tournament Run
Blackman and Riverdale Boys End State Tournament Run

The season for both Blackman and Riverdale boys ends in the Blue Cross Basketball Championship quarterfinals. The Blaze dropped a 52-33 decision to Memphis East while Clarksville Northeast defeated Riverdale 56-36.

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Barnabas Vision and the
Barnabas Vision and the "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.

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Lady Raiders Invited to WNIT; At Ball State Thursday (5:30p airtime on WGNS)
Lady Raiders Invited to WNIT; At Ball State Thursday (5:30p airtime on WGNS)

Middle Tennessee will face Ball State in the first round of the Women's NIT in Muncie, Ind., Thursday. Game time has yet to be announced. The game will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS! Pregame coverage begins at 5:30pm with a 6pm tipoff.

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State Senate 14th District Special Election Coverage
State Senate 14th District Special Election Coverage

Get up-to-the-second vote totals, reports and more from Rutherford County and the four other counties that make up State Senate District 14. The race is between Republican Shane Reeves and Democrat Gayle Jordan.

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TSSAA Takes Up Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Football Changes
TSSAA Takes Up Soccer, Baseball, Softball and Football Changes

Among the items taken up by the TSSAA in their Board of Control meeting was an extension of their girls soccer championships, potential postseason baseball and softball format changes and adding a 40-second play clock in football.

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Shane Reeves Wins Special State Senate Election
Shane Reeves Wins Special State Senate Election

Shane Reeves will soon head to Nashville as the newest state senator. This after being overwhelmingly elected by voters in Rutherford and four other counties in District 14.

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Donate food in Murfreesboro to those in need
Donate food in Murfreesboro to those in need

This Sunday (March 18), volunteers from Student Ministries at Central Christian Church will be hanging grocery bags on doorknobs in Gold Valley, Surrey Court/Berkeley St, and Savannah Ridge neighborhoods.

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Middle Tennessee Pounds Vermont to Open NIT
Middle Tennessee Pounds Vermont to Open NIT

Middle Tennessee looked like a team on a postseason mission, pounding Vermont 91-64.

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Ticket information for Tuesday's NIT MT MBB Game
Ticket information for Tuesday's NIT MT MBB Game

Middle Tennessee will host Vermont on Tuesday night at 7 PM CT in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. CLICK READ MORE FOR TICKET INFORMATION.

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MT MBB  to host Vermont Tuesday in NIT opener
MT MBB to host Vermont Tuesday in NIT opener

Middle Tennessee earned its fourth consecutive postseason berth Sunday following a 24-7 season that saw the program's first ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking. The Blue Raiders earned a No. 3 seed in the National Invitational Tournament and will host No. 6 seeded Vermont in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.

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Snowy Monday Morning
Snowy Monday Morning

Snow - yes, snow - fell early Monday morning across Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee.

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Triple Fatal Crash in Cannon Co. Claims Lives of Locals
Triple Fatal Crash in Cannon Co. Claims Lives of Locals

Two Murfreesboro residents were among the three killed in a fatal crash in Cannon County.

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COMMENTARY: Unplugging from Social Media
COMMENTARY: Unplugging from Social Media

Here's a technology question for you: what does it mean when you say you are going to "unplug" from social media?

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Expect More Potholes
Expect More Potholes

Rain, followed by freezing temperatures and even a little snow, may be annoying for some. For drivers, it's going to be a bigger issue and it's not because of slick streets. Expect to see even more potholes.

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Rep. Terry's Opioid Hotline Bill Clears Subcommittee
Rep. Terry's Opioid Hotline Bill Clears Subcommittee

Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro), has passed legislation through the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee for an opioid hotline.

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Bradley Museum celebrates 100th year with Willie McGowan Banquet
Bradley Museum celebrates 100th year with Willie McGowan Banquet

Willie McGowan will be remembered at a banquet in his honor, Saturday,March 24, 2018, as supporters of Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center celebrate 100 years of African-American education. The Willie McGowan Banquet will be held at the museum, 415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro, beginning at 6 p.m.

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Special State Senate Election Day Tuesday
Special State Senate Election Day Tuesday

A special election for voters to choose the person they want to replace former State Senator Jim Tracy is set for Tuesday.

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Senator Ketron Helps Advance 5G Technology Legislation
Senator Ketron Helps Advance 5G Technology Legislation

Major legislation passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Monday that would accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and prepare the State of Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology.

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Riverdale Girls Capture Third State Title in a Row
Riverdale Girls Capture Third State Title in a Row

It's a three-peat for the Riverdale Lady Warriors as they claimed a 77-50 win over Houston for the Class AAA championship.

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Riverdale Girls Play for Third Straight State Title
Riverdale Girls Play for Third Straight State Title

The Riverdale Lady Warriors will battle Houston Saturday for their third straight Class AAA State Championship after defeating Bearden 77-59 in the quarterfinals at MTSU's Murphy Center.

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Raiders & Lady Raiders Fall in CUSA Tournament
Raiders & Lady Raiders Fall in CUSA Tournament

The tournament maxim survive and advance did not apply for Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Men's and Women's Tournament in Frisco, Texas.

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Raiders & Lady Raiders Open Up CUSA Tourney Play
Raiders & Lady Raiders Open Up CUSA Tourney Play

The Lady Raiders will compete on this Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, against Rice. This (Thursday) afternoon, the men's basketball team will battle Southern Miss at 6pm. We will have the games here on NewsRadio WGNS.

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BBB Partnering with Google for Online Marketing Workshop
BBB Partnering with Google for Online Marketing Workshop

The Better Business Bureau is partnering with Google for a FREE workshop to help you enhance your online marketing. The event is Wednesday, March 14th. But you need to RSVP.

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Riverdale Downs Ravenwood in Girls State Tournament
Riverdale Downs Ravenwood in Girls State Tournament

Riverdale jumped out to a 28-8 lead in the first quarter and didn't look back enroute to a 77-50 win over Ravenwood in the first round of the TSSAA Class AAA Blue Cross Basketball State Championships.

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Board of Education selects four finalists for next Rutherford County Director of Schools
Board of Education selects four finalists for next Rutherford County Director of Schools

The Rutherford County Board of Education has selected four candidates to be considered as the next director of Rutherford County Schools.

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Blackburn, DesJarlias to Host Rally for State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves
Blackburn, DesJarlias to Host Rally for State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves

Republican candidate for the state senate district 14 special election, Shane Reeves, announced that Congressmen Marsha Blackburn and Scott DesJarlais will be campaigning with him in Murfreesboro this coming Saturday.

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Educating the community on Lymphedema
Educating the community on Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic disease that results in disfiguring swelling in one or more parts of the body. Cancer treatment survivors, patients that experience severe physical trauma, individuals born with abnormalities in the lymphatic system, certain surgeries or infections

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Girls State Starts Today; Boys Draw Takes Place
Girls State Starts Today; Boys Draw Takes Place

The Riverdale girls begin defense of their back-to-back state titles with Ravenwood at the TSSAA Blue Cross Basketball Championships this (Wednesday) morning at 10am. Blackman and Riverdale boys find out next week's first round opponent.

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Blackman & Riverdale Reach AAA Boys State Tournament
Blackman & Riverdale Reach AAA Boys State Tournament

While Blackman has waited for a whole year for a chance to get back to the state tournament, Riverdale has waited for over three decades. But both punched their ticket to the Blue Cross Boys Basketball Championships.

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Saturday, March 3rd Basketball Scores
Saturday, March 3rd Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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Blue Raider Basketball in CUSA Tournament
Blue Raider Basketball in CUSA Tournament

Check out the brackets for the Conference USA men's and women's basketball tournament.

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Prep Boys State Basketball Tournament Coverage
Prep Boys State Basketball Tournament Coverage

Click for coverage plans for the Boys State Tournament.

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Thursday, February 1st Basketball Scores
Thursday, February 1st Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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High Water Areas in Rutherford County
High Water Areas in Rutherford County

Heavy rains caused flooding throughout Rutherford County. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department has a list of roads to watch.

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Riverdale Downs Blackman for Region Title; Boys Championship Tonight
Riverdale Downs Blackman for Region Title; Boys Championship Tonight

The Riverdale Lady Warriors ran their record to 32-and-1 with a 70-47 win over Blackman in the Region 4AAA championship game. Blackman and Riverdale play for the boys region title tonight (Thursday).

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MTSU Emergency Alert TEST on Wednesday
MTSU Emergency Alert TEST on Wednesday

MTSU will briefly test its emergency alert system Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a special message for the university's 25,000-plus registered users via email, text and automated phone calls.

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Monday, February 26th Basketball Scores
Monday, February 26th Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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Region Basketball Semifinals Ahead for 10 Rutherford County Prep Teams
Region Basketball Semifinals Ahead for 10 Rutherford County Prep Teams

Ten of Rutherford County's 11 region prep basketball teams survived elimination over the weekend to advance to this week's semifinals, a win away from the state's Sweet 16, a region championship game and a sectional berth.

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UPDATE: Unattended Death near Blackman Elementary School
UPDATE: Unattended Death near Blackman Elementary School

We now know the name of the woman found dead near Blackman Elementary School over the weekend.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week

A taste of spring storms over the weekend came just before Severe Weather Awareness Week. Through March 3rd, the National Weather Service and emergency agencies across the state will work to raise awareness of severe weather.

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Time to Renew Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Time to Renew Hunting and Fishing Licenses

If you have a 2017-2018 hunting or fishing license, those expire February 28th. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now selling licenses that will be good through February 2019.

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State Lawmakers File Bills to Fight Opioid Crisis
State Lawmakers File Bills to Fight Opioid Crisis

At least 15 bills have been filed by state lawmakers in an effort to combat Tennessee's opioid crisis.

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No. 24 MT Thump UAB; Host Western Ky. Thursday
No. 24 MT Thump UAB; Host Western Ky. Thursday

It didn't take long for No. 24 Middle Tennessee to prove worthy of its first-ever Associated Press Top 25 ranking against UAB over the weekend. The Blue Raiders got a double-digit lead early enroute to a 79-54 thumping of UAB in front of over 97-hundred fans. Middle hosts Western Kentucky Thursday night!

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Students, criminal justice pros slated to chat, network March 14 at MTSU
Students, criminal justice pros slated to chat, network March 14 at MTSU

MTSU is providing those interested in careers in the ever-changing world of criminal justice with an extraordinary opportunity to chat with practitioners.

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MTSU Theatre invites audiences to see -- and hear -- ASL-inclusive 'A Taste of Sunrise' March 1-4
MTSU Theatre invites audiences to see -- and hear -- ASL-inclusive 'A Taste of Sunrise' March 1-4

MTSU Theatre performers are becoming bilingual for their March 1-4 production, "The Taste of Sunrise,"creating an eloquent and multifaceted presentation that incorporates American Sign Language into the story of a man's adventure-filled life.

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Africana Studies director Louis Woods receives MTSU's John Pleas Faculty Award
Africana Studies director Louis Woods receives MTSU's John Pleas Faculty Award

The leader of MTSU's fledgling Africana Studies program is the recipient of its highest award for minority faculty.

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COMMENTARY: A Horse Named Stewball
COMMENTARY: A Horse Named Stewball

Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU Professor of Journalism, is attending a popular culture conference in Las Vegas, where one of the topics is the intersection of music and real life. And one of the strangest such intersections involves a horse named Stewball.

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Saturday, February 24th Basketball Scores
Saturday, February 24th Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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Friday, February 23th Basketball Scores
Friday, February 23th Basketball Scores

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Blackman High School Closed Friday; Others Open
Blackman High School Closed Friday; Others Open

Blackman High School will be closed on Friday. James Evans with Rutherford County Schools tells NewsRadio WGNS Blackman High School cancellation is due to ongoing air conditioning repairs.

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A hotel proposed for Murfreesboro Square area
A hotel proposed for Murfreesboro Square area

You may recall the Murfreesboro Council asked for developers interested in the property to submit proposals to the City.

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Visiting Pastor Charged with 3 Counts of Rape in Murfreesboro
Visiting Pastor Charged with 3 Counts of Rape in Murfreesboro

A child sex abuse case has lead to rape charges being filed against a Florida pastor who visited Murfreesboro. The two victims in the case are sisters. The case was originally opened in 2017.

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$40,000 Nissan Pathfinder Stolen in Murfreesboro
$40,000 Nissan Pathfinder Stolen in Murfreesboro

A Nissan Pathfinder was stolen from a Mckinley Place address in Murfreesboro. The brand-new SUV was valued at about $40,000.

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Free Trees in Murfreesboro
Free Trees in Murfreesboro

The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will give away bare-root tree seedlings to Rutherford County landowners...

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MTSU ROTC Building named After Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to REMAIN Forrest Hall
MTSU ROTC Building named After Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to REMAIN Forrest Hall

Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was known to have close ties to the original formation of the Ku Klux Klan, was also known for his battle tactics.

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New Technology Engagement Center Opening; Your Help is Needed
New Technology Engagement Center Opening; Your Help is Needed

Families with children, temporarily homeless and small businesses will all be major benefactors of the Rutherford County Library System's new Technology Engagement Center which opens this spring on Minerva Drive.

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Randy Allen announces candidacy for Rutherford County Mayor
Randy Allen announces candidacy for Rutherford County Mayor

Randy Allen recently announced his plans to enter the race for Rutherford County Mayor.

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Senator Alexander Statement on Administration Rule to Expand Access to Short-term Insurance Plans
Senator Alexander Statement on Administration Rule to Expand Access to Short-term Insurance Plans

The chairman of the Senate health committee, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Administration issuing a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration health insurance:

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Applications being accepted for Adults to Enroll Tuition-Free for Community or Technical College
Applications being accepted for Adults to Enroll Tuition-Free for Community or Technical College

In a news release Thursday, the governor's office says Tennessee Reconnect applications can be completed online.

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Tuesday, February 20th Basketball Scores
Tuesday, February 20th Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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Blue Raiders crack AP Top 25 for first time
Blue Raiders crack AP Top 25 for first time

When Middle Tennessee takes the court Saturday at home against UAB, it will do so with the program's first Associated Press Top 25 ranking.

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MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss comments on dirty politics
MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss comments on dirty politics

In politics, it is sometimes hard to know what is real and what is created to make you believe one thing or the other.

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City, MTSU Police introducing Crime Free Multi-Housing safety program
City, MTSU Police introducing Crime Free Multi-Housing safety program

Murfreesboro is working to reduce crime at local apartment complexes, which has been a growing problem.

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Monday, February 19th Basketball Scores
Monday, February 19th Basketball Scores

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Deceased Woman Found Near West College Street and Hope Way
Deceased Woman Found Near West College Street and Hope Way

The body of a deceased woman was found in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro Police PIO Amy Norville tells NewsRadio WGNS Saturday, officers responded to a call of a possible lifeless body on Hope Way just off West College Street.

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Saturday, February 17th Basketball Scores
Saturday, February 17th Basketball Scores

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Friday, February 16th Basketball Scores
Friday, February 16th Basketball Scores

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MTSU Baseball is Back - and on NewsRadio WGNS
MTSU Baseball is Back - and on NewsRadio WGNS

The temperature is rising, rain is in the forecast and the pings of bats can be heard at Reese Smith Jr. Field. That only means one thing: baseball is back at Middle Tennessee.

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Thursday, February 15th Basketball Scores
Thursday, February 15th Basketball Scores

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9 Deaths in Tennessee due to Flu
9 Deaths in Tennessee due to Flu

In the state of Tennessee, eight children and one pregnant woman have passed away due to the flu, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Overdose reported in Murfreesboro
Overdose reported in Murfreesboro

A drug overdose was reported in a home on Foxworth Court in Murfreesboro. The incident was said to have involved a 30 year old man.

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Wednesday, February 14th Prep Basketball Scores
Wednesday, February 14th Prep Basketball Scores

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Blue Raiders, NewsRadio WGNS Enter New Relationship
Blue Raiders, NewsRadio WGNS Enter New Relationship

Middle Tennessee Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Blue Raider Sports Properties, announced today that long-time station affiliate WGNS will now serve as the university's radio production home for the next five years.

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TBI Director to discuss Retirement on Wednesday
TBI Director to discuss Retirement on Wednesday

On Wednesday (2/14/18), the director of the TN Bureau of Investigation will officially discuss his plans to retire during a media conference. The retirement is expected before the 2019 year.

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Big Prep & MT Basketball Week
Big Prep & MT Basketball Week

It's a busy week in local sports as prep teams gear up for district tournament play while the Blue Raider teams look to finish out the regular season strong.

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Rutherford County Schools seeking land to build new schools
Rutherford County Schools seeking land to build new schools

The Rutherford County Board of Education is now soliciting proposals for land purchases for proposed school sites.

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Providence Christian Girls Win District Tournament
Providence Christian Girls Win District Tournament

Providence Christian Academy's girls basketball team made school history Saturday by claiming the Division II, 1-A Middle District Championship.

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Flu Season is Record Breaking; Not Over
Flu Season is Record Breaking; Not Over

This flu season is turning out to be so intense that the number of people seeking care at doctors' offices and emergency rooms has risen to levels not reported since the peak of the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

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Push in State Legislature to End Emissions Testing
Push in State Legislature to End Emissions Testing

There's a push in the state legislature to end emissions testing in Rutherford and five other Tennessee counties where it's currently required.

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COMMENTARY: Journalists Protection Act
COMMENTARY: Journalists Protection Act

A bill being proposed in Congress has some journalists in a dither, and reports about the measure vividly illustrate how parsing words and shading meaning have become political games in Washington.

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Publishers Clearing House Scam Circulating
Publishers Clearing House Scam Circulating

Local and state authorities are warning everyone of a phone scam that tells recipients they won a car and need to make a deposit. Police say it is a scam.

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Overturned Semi on Thompson Lane Snarls AM Drive Traffic
Overturned Semi on Thompson Lane Snarls AM Drive Traffic

A tractor trailer has overturned in Murfreesboro on Thompson Lane, causing a delay for morning commuters.

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2017-2018 All Rutherford County Middle School Basketball Team Announced
2017-2018 All Rutherford County Middle School Basketball Team Announced

NewsRadio WGNS Primetime Sports, Winners' Trophies and DIRECTV by EnterSource are once again proud to honor the best Rutherford County Middle School basketball athletes.

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Riverdale's Alexander Miss Basketball Finalist
Riverdale's Alexander Miss Basketball Finalist

Another local prep athlete is a finalist for the TSSAA's Miss Basketball. Riverdale senior Brinae Alexander is a Class AAA finalist.

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A Silver Lining to Winter Weather for TN Forests
A Silver Lining to Winter Weather for TN Forests

The frigid temperatures experienced in parts of Tennessee this season - and likely future visits by Jack Frost - have at least one benefit: Low temps help kill the hemlock woolly adelgid, a non-native species responsible for killing thousands of mature hemlock trees.

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Local store employees admits to theft - Totals over $2,000
Local store employees admits to theft - Totals over $2,000

A 33 year old Kroger employee has been arrested after admitting to stealing over $2,000 in gift cards.

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Tuesday, February 6th Prep Basketball Scores
Tuesday, February 6th Prep Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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MFRD Responds to Fire at 2363 Crown Hill Drive
MFRD Responds to Fire at 2363 Crown Hill Drive

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Engine 4, Ladder 6, and District 7 responded to a house fire located at 2363 Crown Hill Drive just after 1:30 Friday afternoon.

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Mt. Juliet Man Arrested on 'Boro Theft Charge
Mt. Juliet Man Arrested on 'Boro Theft Charge

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Mt. Juliet man on a Murfreesboro theft charge.

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Friday, February 2nd Prep Basketball Scores
Friday, February 2nd Prep Basketball Scores

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45th Annual MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon
45th Annual MTSU Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon

You know spring is around the corner when MTSU Baseball holds it's annual Groundhog Day Luncheon.

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Preliminary Hearing for Man Charged with Rape of 85-year old Woman
Preliminary Hearing for Man Charged with Rape of 85-year old Woman

A preliminary hearing was held in the alleged aggravated rape and aggravated robbery of an 85-year old Murfreesboro woman.

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Helping Kimberly
Helping Kimberly

In September of 2017 she learned that she has cervical cancer. Doctors told her that she needed to be on medication and have surgery. To date, neither of the two have occurred. Kimberly explained, "It's so expensive to get help, so I'm not dealing with it."

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Tuesday, January 30th Prep Basketball Scores
Tuesday, January 30th Prep Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard. Plus, listen in Wednesday night at 5:50 pregame for Blackman at Stewarts Creek coverage on State Farm Prep Basketball with Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins.

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Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro on Brinkley Avenue
Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro on Brinkley Avenue

Another heroin overdose was reported this past weekend in Murfreesboro. The report came in from Brinkley Avenue, a local mobile home park.

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The search for a new Murfreesboro City Manager is taking form
The search for a new Murfreesboro City Manager is taking form

The search for a new Murfreesboro City Manager is about to get underway. WGNS asked Murfreesboro Interim City Manager Jim Crumley if he planned to submit his resume to be considered as the future hire...

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MTEMC Says Braces for High Electric Bills
MTEMC Says Braces for High Electric Bills

Brace yourself when you open your electric bill. Middle Tennessee Electric is telling members to know their bills will be higher due to the cold weather.

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Tanker Crash on I-24 Closes Lanes
Tanker Crash on I-24 Closes Lanes

A tanker truck carrying motor oil overturned on I-24 Eastbound, going toward Manchester, near the Rutherford - Coffee Co. line around 2am Monday.

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COMMENTARY: Beetle Bailey Creator Dies
COMMENTARY: Beetle Bailey Creator Dies

Cartoonist Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey, died at age 94. Walker created the Beetle comic strip in 1950. MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris takes a not-so-serious look at Army private Beetle Bailey.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Receives $6 Million for Expansion
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Receives $6 Million for Expansion

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has accepted a $6 million donation from the Christy-Houston Foundation to be used for hospital expansions currently underway.

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PCA Students Record Song Benefiting Baylor Bramble
PCA Students Record Song Benefiting Baylor Bramble

Five PCA 7th grade students recently recorded a song to benefit Baylor Bramble. The song titled 'I Do Too' was written by PCA parent and songwriter Tim James and was recorded in a studio in Murfreesboro.

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Pulitzer winner Chivers examines troubled Marine's descent into violence Feb. 6 at MTSU
Pulitzer winner Chivers examines troubled Marine's descent into violence Feb. 6 at MTSU

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times writer C.J. Chivers will explain how he traced a troubled U.S. Marine's descent into postwar violence during a free public event set Tuesday, Feb. 6, at MTSU.

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Media literacy lecturers at MTSU help teachers, students define 'fake news'
Media literacy lecturers at MTSU help teachers, students define 'fake news'

MTSU is hosting two events designed to help educators and students unravel the term "fake news."

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McCluskey Promoted to MFRD Battalion Chief
McCluskey Promoted to MFRD Battalion Chief

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue recently promoted Captain Mark McCluskey to the position of Battalion Chief.

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Detention lieutenant saves life at jail
Detention lieutenant saves life at jail

Detention Lt. Phillip Davis earned a Life Saving award after providing emergency first aid to an inmate.

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Friday, January 26th Prep Basketball Scores
Friday, January 26th Prep Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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Tennessee Republican Party on Reeves Victory

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on the results of the special primary election for Senate District 14, won by Shane Reeves.

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Former Judge Bob Corlew to run for the 6th Congressional Seat
Former Judge Bob Corlew to run for the 6th Congressional Seat

Former Judge Bob Corlew has announced his candidacy for the open 6th Congressional Seat in Tennessee via a statement and announcement video.

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Search for Next RuCo Director of Schools Underway
Search for Next RuCo Director of Schools Underway

The search is underway for the next Rutherford County Director of Schools. Current Director Don Odom announced his retirement earlier this month.

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Tuesday, January 23rd Prep Basketball Scores
Tuesday, January 23rd Prep Basketball Scores

Check out the latest scores on the Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home Scoreboard.

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Two car jackings in Rutherford County this month
Two car jackings in Rutherford County this month

An increase in car burglaries has thieves happy in Rutherford County, but the victims frowning. In addition to car burglaries, there have also been two car jackings during the month of January in our community. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says...

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UPDATE: Man who allegedly tried to gouge nurses' eyes out faces multiple charges
UPDATE: Man who allegedly tried to gouge nurses' eyes out faces multiple charges

The 36 year old Memphis, Tennessee man arrested in Murfreesboro after allegedly trying to gouge the eyes of a nurse out at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is also facing charges elsewhere.

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THURSDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS
THURSDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS

Click READ MORE for additional cancellations, delays and changes for schools, businesses and events.

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Remembering Guy Dotson, Sr.
Remembering Guy Dotson, Sr.

Friends of former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr., share their memories. Arrangements have been announced by Woodfin Funeral Chapel.

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FRIDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS
FRIDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS

Rutherford County & Murfreesboro City Schools are CLOSED Friday. Click READ MORE for additional cancellations, delays and changes for schools, businesses and events.

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VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates
VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates

The disclosure is part of VA's promise of transparency to Veterans and the American people, and builds on VA's strong record of transparency disclosures -- including on wait times...

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34 Year old man in Murfreesboro pleads guilty to Sexual Battery
34 Year old man in Murfreesboro pleads guilty to Sexual Battery

The Murfreesboro man plead guilty to Sexual Battery, which is a Class E felony. He will now have to register as a sex offender...

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No charges filed against Smyrna woman who accidentally struck pedestrian
No charges filed against Smyrna woman who accidentally struck pedestrian

A woman from Smyrna, TN accidentally struck and killed a man on Interstate 24 this past weekend. Evidently, the man who was hit by the motorist pulled his car to the shoulder of the road, got out and allegedly sat down...

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Former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr. Passes Away
Former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr. Passes Away

Condolences are coming in for the family of former District Attorney Guy Dotson, Sr., who passed away Tuesday. Two men who worked as assistant DA's under Dotson, Jeff Henry and Bill Whitesell, will be guests on Thursday's "Truman Show."

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Frost Quakes Accompany Bitter Cold
Frost Quakes Accompany Bitter Cold

Several online reports in Rutherford County indicate some loud booms, something that maybe shakes their home or sounds like an explosion, are happening while we're in the deep freeze.

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TSSAA Bowling Tournament Changes at Smyrna Bowling Center
TSSAA Bowling Tournament Changes at Smyrna Bowling Center

The schedule for the TSSAA State Bowling Tournament will be changed for Thursday due to inclement weather.

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County & City Schools Closed Again Thursday
County & City Schools Closed Again Thursday

Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools will be closed again on Thursday.

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Hundreds in Cannon Co. without Heat After Deputy Wrecks
Hundreds in Cannon Co. without Heat After Deputy Wrecks

Around 300 natural gas residents in the Bradyville and Readyville area were without heat Wednesday morning.

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Indiana Man Found Deceased at S. Church Store
Indiana Man Found Deceased at S. Church Store

A 57-year old Fort Payne, Indiana, man was found deceased inside the sleeper section of his truck at the Pilot on South Church Street.

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Memphis Man Charged with Assaulting Hospital Nurse
Memphis Man Charged with Assaulting Hospital Nurse

A 36-year old Memphis man is charged with assaulting a nurse at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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MTSU Begins Spring Semester Thursday
MTSU Begins Spring Semester Thursday

Middle Tennessee State University will be open and spring semester classes for the first day Thursday.

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WEDNESDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS
WEDNESDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS

Click READ MORE for additional cancellations, delays and changes for schools, businesses and events.

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Snow Closes County & City Schools Wednesday
Snow Closes County & City Schools Wednesday

Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools will be closed on Wednesday due to snowfall and hazardous road conditions.

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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Show WGNS Your SNOW!
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Show WGNS Your SNOW!

Show us your snow. E-mail pictures to news@wgnsradio.com.

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Winter Driving Tips from Murfreesboro Police Department
Winter Driving Tips from Murfreesboro Police Department

Winter weather driving tips from Murfreesboro Police.

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Black Ice Expected to Cause Road Issues
Black Ice Expected to Cause Road Issues

Road conditions through Wednesday morning are expected to be some of the worst. That's because treated roads where snow has melted will turn to black ice.

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MLK Day (1/15/18): Dr. Martin Luther King
MLK Day (1/15/18): Dr. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech" AUDIO

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.

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Tennesseans have More Ways to Reinstate Driver's License
Tennesseans have More Ways to Reinstate Driver's License

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Driver Services division is offering Tennesseans more ways to reinstate their driver license.
Citizens have the ability to reinstate online, in-person, or via mail.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: More Snow on the Way
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: More Snow on the Way

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for one to two inches of snow to fall in Rutherford County and much of Middle Tennessee tonight and Tuesday.

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Tips for a Dangerous Flu Season
Tips for a Dangerous Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the nation is at peak flu season, as the disease is now considered to be an epidemic, based on its medical impact. We get tips and information from Dr. Cindy Smith with Reeves-Sain Drug Store.

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Mike Mularkey out as Titans' head coach
Mike Mularkey out as Titans' head coach

So much for Mike Mularkey being the Titans' coach going forward. The Titans and Mularkey are parting ways.

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District 14 Republican Primary: Reeves vs. Carr
District 14 Republican Primary: Reeves vs. Carr

It's time for voters in the 14th Senatorial District to choose the Republican they support to succeed Jim Tracy. Former state Representative Joe Carr or local businessman Shane Reeves.

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TUESDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS
TUESDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS

Click READ MORE for additional cancellations, delays and changes for schools, businesses and events.

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SATURDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS
SATURDAY CLOSINGS / CANCELLATIONS

Click READ MORE for additional cancellations, delays and changes for schools, businesses and events.

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Greenland Drive Man Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
Greenland Drive Man Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon

A 19-year old Greenland Drive man has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by Murfreesboro Police following his arrest.

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Sheriff Touts Accomplishments in First Year
Sheriff Touts Accomplishments in First Year

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh talks about his first year and many of the accomplishments made at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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PHOTOS: Ice / Snow in Rutherford County
PHOTOS: Ice / Snow in Rutherford County

Check out the photos from listeners, submissions to news@wgnsradio.com and from social media.

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POLICE BEAT
POLICE BEAT

NewsRadio WGNS looks at the POLICE BEAT--real people, real stories from your city's streets. Here's what officers have been doing for the past few days here in Murfreesboro.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Friday into Saturday morning for Rutherford County.

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United Way to Host Volunteer Trainings for 2018 VITA Program
United Way to Host Volunteer Trainings for 2018 VITA Program

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2018 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Two Riverdale Girls McDonald's All-American Nominees
Two Riverdale Girls McDonald's All-American Nominees

The nationally ranked Riverdale Lady Warriors have two players who have been nominated as McDonald's All Americans.

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CITY and COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED Friday
CITY and COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED Friday

With ice and snow in the forecast, Rutherford County Schools as well as Murfreesboro City Schools are both CLOSED Friday.

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Alleged Sexual Assault at Murfreesboro Apartment
Alleged Sexual Assault at Murfreesboro Apartment

A 25-year-old woman was sexually assaulted while walking to her Westbury Farms apartment on Wednesday morning...

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Former RuCo Sheriff's Candidate Has New Job
Former RuCo Sheriff's Candidate Has New Job

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's candidate Dale Armour has been selected by the Algood City Council as their new police chief.

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RuCo Schools Director to Retire
RuCo Schools Director to Retire

Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom has announced his retirement. The announcement came Tuesday night at the school board meeting.

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2018 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards
2018 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2018 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards.

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Local resident on 231 South offers $1,000 reward to bring his dog home
Local resident on 231 South offers $1,000 reward to bring his dog home

A $1,000 reward continues to be offered for a missing dog in Murfreesboro near Barfield Crescent Park.

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Number of students in Rutherford County applying for help with higher education expenses
Number of students in Rutherford County applying for help with higher education expenses

In Rutherford County, Central Magnet School has the largest percentage of students who have applied for help with higher education expenses.

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Future Rutherford County Fire Departments
Future Rutherford County Fire Departments

The Rutherford County Government currently operates two stand alone fire departments. Both are staffed 24-hours a day...

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Most popular names for babies in 2017 for Tennessee
Most popular names for babies in 2017 for Tennessee

Ava is the new number one name for baby girls born in Tennessee, rising to the top of the list of the most popular names for babies born in 2017.

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New Joe Carr Radio Ads
New Joe Carr Radio Ads

Conservative Republican Joe Carr has launched a new series of radio ads on stations throughout the 14th State Senate District.

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MTSU's Huber shares how sudden heart attack changed perspective on life
MTSU's Huber shares how sudden heart attack changed perspective on life

Huber described how he fell ill Sept. 19 while attending an evening fundraising event hosted by country music great Charlie Daniels.

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State Rep. Pat Marsh Endorses State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves
State Rep. Pat Marsh Endorses State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves

State Rep. Pat Marsh announced today his endorsement of Shane Reeves for the seat that was vacated by Jim Tracy back in November.

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Murfreesboro to hold New Year's Day 5k
Murfreesboro to hold New Year's Day 5k

The third annual City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k is this coming Monday.

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10th Annual Nightwatch in Murfreesboro this Friday night
10th Annual Nightwatch in Murfreesboro this Friday night

The 10th annual Night Watch will be at First Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro at the corner of Spring and College Streets. Night Watch will be this Friday, December 29th at 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6).

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MTSU Professor eats in Casablanca
MTSU Professor eats in Casablanca

MTSU Professor Larry Burris recently dined in the restaurant made famous by the 1942 movie "Casablanca..." In this report, he talks about how it is a real cafe and he failed to see Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman...

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Center for the Arts Presents
Center for the Arts Presents "A Christmas Carol"

The Center for the Arts completed its run of sold out shows for "A Christmas Carol," directed by Renee Robinson. Thanks to the Center for the Arts for sharing the audio of the full show with us - and you - during this Christmas season.

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Salvation Army Angel Tree Gifts Distributed
Salvation Army Angel Tree Gifts Distributed

Christmas will be merrier for over eight-hundred children here in Rutherford and Cannon Counties. It's distribution day for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

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Population in Rutherford County continues to grow
Population in Rutherford County continues to grow

2020 Will be a year for Rutherford County to remember. By that time Rutherford County will surpass Hamilton County in population according to data from the State of Tennessee. In fact, the entire Mid State area has half of the top ten counties in Tennessee.

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Rape reported in Murfreesboro under investigation
Rape reported in Murfreesboro under investigation

Murfreesboro Detectives are investigating a rape that was reported on December 16th. The rape was said to have occurred...

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'Tis the Season When Scammers Go Shopping
'Tis the Season When Scammers Go Shopping

While Tennesseans are using their hard-earned cash to buy presents for loved ones this holiday season, scammers are working equally hard to take their cut, as people make online purchases and venture out into the stores with credit cards in hand.

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Extra Patrols for Drunk & Drugged Drivers
Extra Patrols for Drunk & Drugged Drivers

The Tennessee Highway Patrol along with state and local law enforcement agencies are increasing enforcement of drunk driving and drugged driving laws.

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Only One Democrat Left in Race for U.S. Senate in Tennessee
Only One Democrat Left in Race for U.S. Senate in Tennessee

James Mackler has annouced he will not see the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

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H3N2 Flu Invades Tennessee
H3N2 Flu Invades Tennessee

Health officials are bracing for a potentially miserable winter for flu. Already here in Middle Tennessee, the same deadly strain that hit Australia hard, is making its presence known.

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Down to the Wire for Christmas Shopping
Down to the Wire for Christmas Shopping

It's a cheerful holiday season so far for retailers and the Christmas shopping season is down to the wire.

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COMMENTARY: Pentagon Papers
COMMENTARY: Pentagon Papers

Is the newly-released movie "The Post" a documentary? A Hollywood version of reality? A docu-drama based on reality? Or some combination thereof?

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Man shot in chest in Blackman Area Sunday
Man shot in chest in Blackman Area Sunday

According to a Murfreesboro Police Incident report, officers arrived and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his chest sitting in his car.

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Magnolia Drive Men Facing Drug Charges
Magnolia Drive Men Facing Drug Charges

Two men, ages 40 and 20, of Magnolia Drive, are facing various drug charges after a stop by Murfreesboro Police.

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Shots Fired on Chaffin Place
Shots Fired on Chaffin Place

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shots fired call on Chaffin Place. It happened Saturday night just before 1am at Motel 6.

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VIDEO: The Bridge Over Broad is Open
VIDEO: The Bridge Over Broad is Open

The long awaited Bridge Over Broad construction project has been completed to the point the bridge is open.

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Blue Raiders Down Arkansas State to Claim Camellia Bowl
Blue Raiders Down Arkansas State to Claim Camellia Bowl

The Blue Raiders hold off Arkansas State to win the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

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City Council Meets to Discuss City Manager Situation
City Council Meets to Discuss City Manager Situation

The Murfreesboro City Council has called a special meeting on Monday afternoon (December 18th) at 2pm to discuss the resignation of City Manager Rob Lyons.

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REMINDER: Salvation Army Bell Ringers continue in Murfreesboro and beyond
REMINDER: Salvation Army Bell Ringers continue in Murfreesboro and beyond

Board member David Fletcher told WGNS some of the positive work done by the Salvation Army in the past...

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ACA Enrollment Event at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
ACA Enrollment Event at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

An ACA Enrollment Sign-up event will be held on Friday, December 15, from 5:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. at the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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TN Dept. of Health Says:  IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT
TN Dept. of Health Says: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT

"We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special time of year and throughout the winter months when the risk for influenza is typically the greatest," said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

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Blair Won't Seek Re-Election to Rutherford Co. School Board
Blair Won't Seek Re-Election to Rutherford Co. School Board

Rutherford County School Board Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair will not seek re-election in 2018.

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Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Policy Recommendations
Juvenile Justice Task Force Releases Policy Recommendations

The Joint Ad-hoc Blue Ribbon Tennessee Task Force on Juvenile Justice delivered to state leaders a set of data-driven policy recommendations intended to:

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New Poll: Tennesseans Want Increased Access to Solar
New Poll: Tennesseans Want Increased Access to Solar

Eighty-one percent of Tennessee voters support solar energy in the Volunteer State, and even more want it installed on their own homes.

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Motlow Public Safety Department Awarded Grant
Motlow Public Safety Department Awarded Grant

The Motlow State Community College Public Safety Department was recently awarded a $2,500 grant through the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO).

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Three Men Charged with Public Intoxication at Wal-Mart
Three Men Charged with Public Intoxication at Wal-Mart

With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, retailers like Wal-Mart are extra busy. For that reason, Murfreesboro Police were quick to respond to a complaint against three men outside the Old Fort Parkway location.

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Bayard Ave. Man Charged with Domestic & Officer Assault
Bayard Ave. Man Charged with Domestic & Officer Assault

A 25-year old Bayard Avenue man faces numerous charges, including aggravated domestic assault and two counts of assault on an officer.

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MTSU's Africana Studies major first of its kind in Middle Tennessee area
MTSU's Africana Studies major first of its kind in Middle Tennessee area

A unique new major will enable MTSU students to explore the African continent and experience in ways they might never have thought possible.

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Murfreesboro and Eagleville Christmas Parades this Weekend
Murfreesboro and Eagleville Christmas Parades this Weekend

Murfreesboro's Annual Christmas Parade is at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 10th.

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RCSO Detectives Close Out Inmate Death Investigation
RCSO Detectives Close Out Inmate Death Investigation

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office received notification inmate Joseph Allen Bauer succumbed to self-inflicted injuries. He was found by detention staff hanging in his cell during a routine count of inmates on Thursday, November 16th.

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Living Nativity at Calvary Baptist Church
Living Nativity at Calvary Baptist Church

A local Baptist church invites you to a living nativity. As we celebrate Christmas, Calvary Baptist Church is putting on a living nativity scene on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th from 5:30 until 8:30pm each night.

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United Way Letter of Intent Application Now Available
United Way Letter of Intent Application Now Available

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Letter of Intent application is now available for the 2018 funding cycle.

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Six MTSU grad students gain working insights as interns
Six MTSU grad students gain working insights as interns

MTSU graduate student Richard Boland of Murfreesboro just completed an internship with the Rutherford County geographic information systems office. He will graduate from MTSU Saturday, Dec. 16. Two days later, the 31-year-old will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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Rep. DesJarlais wants to name bill after slain victim of Islamic Extremism, according to the representative
Rep. DesJarlais wants to name bill after slain victim of Islamic Extremism, according to the representative

Army veteran Taylor Force served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, before enrolling at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Free class for teens on how to handle traffic stops - Saturday Afternoon
Free class for teens on how to handle traffic stops - Saturday Afternoon

Evidently, some teens run out of fear or panic when pulled over. That is one of the subjects Deputy Cunningham will cover in the class...

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New annexation of Murfreesboro into the county proposed for Blackman
New annexation of Murfreesboro into the county proposed for Blackman

A Public Hearing will be held in Murfreesboro for the planned annexation of territory along Manson Pike that is currently in the county and could potentially be drawn into the city limits of Murfreesboro.

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Joe Carr launches radio ads in Tennessee Special Election
Joe Carr launches radio ads in Tennessee Special Election

Conservative Republican Joe Carr has launched his first radio ads for the special election in the 14th State Senate Republican primary election scheduled for January 25th.

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Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area
Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area

Long term, there is a possibility of a light rail commuter line between Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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Be the Change for Baylor Bramble
Be the Change for Baylor Bramble

Go through your couch cushions, check between your car seats and open your pockets for Baylor Bramble. On Tuesday (December 5th), all Rutherford County Schools are participating in "Be the Change."

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Cold Weather; Wintery Mix by Week's End
Cold Weather; Wintery Mix by Week's End

A dramatic swing in temperatures - compared to what we've been experiencing - is expected by the weekend with the possibility of wintery weather.

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 Blue Raiders Accept Bid to Camellia Bowl
Blue Raiders Accept Bid to Camellia Bowl

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are going to their seventh bowl game in the Rick Stockstill era and fourth in the last five years.

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Fatal Crash on Memorial Kills 17-year old
Fatal Crash on Memorial Kills 17-year old

A 17-year old Siegel High School male student died in a crash on Memorial Boulevard.

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U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Return to Smyrna Air Show in 2019
U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Return to Smyrna Air Show in 2019

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, that it has selected the Great Tennessee Air Show in Smyrna for its elite flight demonstration squadron to perform on June 8 & 9, 2019.

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Former Local Child Abuse Prosecutor Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge
Former Local Child Abuse Prosecutor Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

Former Rutherford County prosecutor Nathan Nichols announced his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge today. Nichols is seeking the Republican Party's nomination for the position during the May 1, 2018 primary.

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Aggravated Burglary Investigation Leads to Arrests
Aggravated Burglary Investigation Leads to Arrests

A 34-year old Christiana man is arrested on charges of aggravated burglary and theft.

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$20K in Guns Stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors
$20K in Guns Stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors

Over 20-thousand dollars worth of guns were stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors on Northwest Broad Street.

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Shots Fired on West Clark at Grantland Avenue
Shots Fired on West Clark at Grantland Avenue

Murfreesboro Police are investigating shots fired in the area of West Clark Boulevard and Grantland Avenue.

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TSSAA To Consider Moving Softball to Fall
TSSAA To Consider Moving Softball to Fall

The TSSAA Legislative Council will meet this week and, among other things, consider moving girls' softball to the fall semester.

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Important Information Regarding Murfreesboro Tax Bills
Important Information Regarding Murfreesboro Tax Bills

If you are a property owner in the city of Murfreesboro and you have not received a tax bill, you should contact the Rutherford County Property Assessor's Office.

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Evidence Containing Dangerous Drug Combinations Submitted to TBI Lab
Evidence Containing Dangerous Drug Combinations Submitted to TBI Lab

Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are concerned about recent evidence submissions to the TBI crime lab.

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TSSAA To Consider Moving Softball to Fall
TSSAA To Consider Moving Softball to Fall

The TSSAA Legislative Council will meet this week and, among other things, consider moving girls' softball to the fall semester.

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United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2018 VITA Program
United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2018 VITA Program

In 2017, VITA volunteers filed 1,105 tax returns resulting in over $2 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Be the Change for Baylor Bramble
Be the Change for Baylor Bramble

Go through your couch cushions, check between your car seats and open your pockets for Baylor Bramble. On Tuesday (December 5th), all Rutherford County Schools are participating in "Be the Change."

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Special Election Date for Tracy's State Senate Seat Set
Special Election Date for Tracy's State Senate Seat Set

Dates for the special election to fill the open state senate seat for Rutherford and adjoining counties has been set by Governor Haslam.

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New outdoors store helping homeless in a big way
New outdoors store helping homeless in a big way


The brand new "Get Outside" outdoors store in Murfreesboro is helping in a big way with sleeping bags for homeless in our area. They even had specially printed t-shirts made just to raise awareness and to bring in donations to buy the bags.

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Deadline to enter Rutherford County Christmas Parade is Tuesday, Nov. 28th
Deadline to enter Rutherford County Christmas Parade is Tuesday, Nov. 28th

The deadline to enter the parade is at noon on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "Peace on Earth." The parade will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2PM.

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Can Media Control Public Opinion? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...
Can Media Control Public Opinion? Hear what this MTSU Professor says...

Can the media control public opinion? Hear what MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has to say...

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Riverdale's Savion Davis 6A Mr. Football
Riverdale's Savion Davis 6A Mr. Football

Riverdale running back Savion Davis is this year's Class 6A Mr. Football winner.

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Riverdale's Savion Davis 6A Mr. Football
Riverdale's Savion Davis 6A Mr. Football

Riverdale running back Savion Davis is this year's Class 6A Mr. Football winner.

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Raiders bowl eligible after victory on senior day
Raiders bowl eligible after victory on senior day

Middle Tennessee did what it had to do to reach bowl eligibility Saturday, taking care of Old Dominion 41-10 at home on senior day to wrap up the 2017 regular season.

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Maryville Edges Oakland 31-28
Maryville Edges Oakland 31-28

Oakland falls to Maryville 31-28 as the Rebels kick a 39-yard field goal with 21-seconds to go in the game.

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Maryville Edges Oakland 31-28
Maryville Edges Oakland 31-28

Oakland falls to Maryville 31-28 as the Rebels kick a 39-yard field goal with 21-seconds to go in the game.

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Class for Teens on Traffic Stop Do's and Don'ts
Class for Teens on Traffic Stop Do's and Don'ts

What should you do if you get pulled over by the police? Have you ever thought about it from the officer's perspective? That's the purpose of a class being put on by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Truck lands on its side - Driver charged with DUI #5
Truck lands on its side - Driver charged with DUI #5

A 51 year old Columbia, Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with DUI number 5 in Murfreesboro.

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SPECIAL: Prep Playoffs Over the Years & Oakland's Battle with Maryville
SPECIAL: Prep Playoffs Over the Years & Oakland's Battle with Maryville

Rutherford County has had a football team in the semifinals and/or state championship game 21-years in a row and 23 of the last 24 years. Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins talk about that and preview the Oakland at Maryville Friday night football game.

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SPECIAL: Prep Playoffs Over the Years & Oakland's Battle with Maryville
SPECIAL: Prep Playoffs Over the Years & Oakland's Battle with Maryville

Rutherford County has had a football team in the semifinals and/or state championship game 21-years in a row and 23 of the last 24 years. Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins talk about that and preview the Oakland at Maryville Friday night football game.

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Tennessee Dismisses Jauan Jennings After Instagram Tirade
Tennessee Dismisses Jauan Jennings After Instagram Tirade

The University of Tennessee dismissed wide receiver Jauan Jennings from the team on Wednesday evening -- just hours after the junior went on a tirade against the current coaching staff and posted it to his social media accounts.

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UPDATE: Schools reviewing charges against a Blackman High School Student facing firearm, DUI and drug charges
UPDATE: Schools reviewing charges against a Blackman High School Student facing firearm, DUI and drug charges

UPDATE: Rutherford County Schools are looking into the charges that an 18 year old Blackman High School student is facing. Schools spokesperson James Evans told WGNS, "I am able to confirm that Michael R. Chuba is a student at Blackman High School. The school and the district are reviewing the charges -- which did not stem from any on-campus behaviors -- and speaking with the family. However, we cannot discuss specifics about the student because of education privacy laws."

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Governor Appoints Tidwell Circuit Court Judge
Governor Appoints Tidwell Circuit Court Judge

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Barry Ross Tidwell of Murfreesboro as Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial District, which includes Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Supreme Court Does Not Extend Home Inspector Liability to Third Parties
Supreme Court Does Not Extend Home Inspector Liability to Third Parties

Home inspections are a standard part of the buying process throughout the state, and, in a recent case, the Tennessee Supreme Court determined whether a home inspector's liability extends to a social guest of the homeowner who was injured when a railing collapsed shortly after purchase.

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Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms
Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms

Two important Tennessee Promise deadlines occur on Dec. 1st. All current students who receive the Tennessee Promise scholarship have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service. It's also the same deadline for those who would like to become a mentor.

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Tornado Touched Down in Rutherford Co. Saturday
Tornado Touched Down in Rutherford Co. Saturday

A tornado traveled ten-miles through three counties over the weekend.

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More Travelers Predicted for Thanksgiving
More Travelers Predicted for Thanksgiving

More Americans will travel this Thanksgiving than the past twelve.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Drops Out of Race
U.S. Senate Candidate Drops Out of Race

A Republican candidate to replace Bob Corker in the United States Senate has dropped out of the race.

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COMMENTARY: Media Ownership
COMMENTARY: Media Ownership

Back in 1978 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules against so-called "cross-ownerships": business relationships where one company owned both a print and broadcast outlet in the same community.

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Coach Stock on ODU Game Saturday
Coach Stock on ODU Game Saturday

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the upcoming game Saturday with Old Dominion. It's the final home game of the season for the Blue Raiders.

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Burnette Chapel Church of Christ Member Honored
Burnette Chapel Church of Christ Member Honored

The woman who helped the wounded minister in the midst of bullets flying at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ September 24th is honored.

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Bar Altercation Leads to Fortress Blvd. Man Arrest
Bar Altercation Leads to Fortress Blvd. Man Arrest

A 26-year old Fortress Boulevard man is behind bars after an incident at Whiskey Dix Saloon on West Main Street Sunday night.

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City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs
City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs

The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will conduct a comprehensive study of the stop conditions in downtown Murfreesboro to determine whether traffic warrants additional signage at more than a dozen intersections.

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Armed Robbery at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments
Armed Robbery at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an armed robbery involving three subjects at The Pointe at Raiders Campus Apartments.

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Watson No Longer Blackman Football Coach
Watson No Longer Blackman Football Coach

After three seasons, David Watson is no longer the head coach of Blackman High football.

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Watson No Longer Blackman Football Coach
Watson No Longer Blackman Football Coach

After three season, David Watson is no longer the head coach of Blackman High football.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7pm for Rutherford County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 7pm for Rutherford County

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Rutherford County until 7pm. High winds and hail are possible with storms this afternoon.

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Drug Overdose Investigation Leads to Heroin-Related Charge for Murfreesboro Man
Drug Overdose Investigation Leads to Heroin-Related Charge for Murfreesboro Man

An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Rutherford County man on a heroin-related charge.

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Oakland Dominating in 43-0 Win over Cookeville
Oakland Dominating in 43-0 Win over Cookeville

Oakland got their second shutout in as many weeks with a 43-0 win over Cookeville Friday night.

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Oakland Dominating in 43-0 Win over Cookeville
Oakland Dominating in 43-0 Win over Cookeville

Oakland got their second shutout in as many weeks with a 43-0 win over Cookeville Friday night.

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One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro on Tuesday
One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast in Murfreesboro on Tuesday

The annual One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast takes place on Tuesday in Murfreesboro. Mike Gann with the Exchange Club told WGNS...

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UPDATE: 85 Year old woman attacked and raped at gunpoint in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: 85 Year old woman attacked and raped at gunpoint in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate the rape of an 85 year old woman who lives in the Mitchell Neilson area. The woman was attacked around 1:00 in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. WARNING: This story contains strong language and description of a violent crime

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Duo accused of stealing a $287,000 RV from Christiana, a Jeep in Murfreesboro and more
Duo accused of stealing a $287,000 RV from Christiana, a Jeep in Murfreesboro and more

A couple has been accused of stealing everything from a 2015 Jeep Wrangler to a $287,000 motor home.

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Woman who escaped or
Woman who escaped or "Eloped" TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro caught

What is called an "Elopement" was reported at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro on Wednesday afternoon.

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Heather Dawbarn Named President of Statewide  Register of Deeds Association
Heather Dawbarn Named President of Statewide Register of Deeds Association

Heather Dawbarn, Rutherford County register of deeds since 2010, has been elected president of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association, a statewide organization that represents the interests of the state's 95 registers.

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Man wanted for allegedly kidnapping TSU student in Nashville arrested in Murfreesboro
Man wanted for allegedly kidnapping TSU student in Nashville arrested in Murfreesboro

A man wanted on a kidnapping charge in Nashville was apprehended in Murfreesboro at Hawthorne South Apartments on Indian Park Drive.

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Free Coats for those in need this Saturday
Free Coats for those in need this Saturday

East Main Church of Christ in Murfreesboro will be conducting another winter coat giveaway for all ages...

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State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves Announces Teb Batey as Campaign Treasurer and First Fundraiser
State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves Announces Teb Batey as Campaign Treasurer and First Fundraiser

Republican Candidate for the 14th District Special Election Senate Primary, Shane Reeves, formally announced his campaign treasurer and first fundraiser today led by Campaign Finance Director, Rachel Barrett.

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Two Rutherford County Players Mr. Football Finalists
Two Rutherford County Players Mr. Football Finalists

After having five Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Semifinalists, Rutherford County has two finalists for the award. The TSSAA announced the finalists on Monday. Riverdale's Savion Davis is a finalist in Class 6A while Oakland's Aaron Sears is a Kicker of the Year finalist.

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Two Rutherford County Players Mr. Football Finalists
Two Rutherford County Players Mr. Football Finalists

After having five Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Semifinalists, Rutherford County has two finalists for the award. The TSSAA announced the finalists on Monday. Riverdale's Savion Davis is a finalist in Class 6A while Oakland's Aaron Sears is a Kicker of the Year finalist.

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Alleged victim covered in blood kicks door in
Alleged victim covered in blood kicks door in

When officers arrived they found the man who was banging on the door covered in blood. The man told detectives that he was jumped...

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 22-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 22-0

Oakland, behind one of the state's best defenses, get their first shutout of the year against city rival Blackman 22-0.

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Ben
Ben "Buddy" Brown Passes Away

Lascassas icon Ben "Buddy" Brown, Jr. has passed away.

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Alzheimer's Walk in Murfreesboro to Salute U.S. Veterans THIS SATURDAY
Alzheimer's Walk in Murfreesboro to Salute U.S. Veterans THIS SATURDAY

The annual Alzheimer's Walk will be on the MTSU campus THIS SATURDAY, Veterans Day, November the 11th. Michelle Thomas with the Alzheimer's Association stated...

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Nashville woman charged with Driving on a Revoked License for the 5th time in Murfreesboro
Nashville woman charged with Driving on a Revoked License for the 5th time in Murfreesboro

A 29 year old Nashville woman was arrested in Murfreesboro for riving on a revoked license for the 5th time, according to Murfreesboro Police.

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Mayor Talks about Sell of Downtown Church Property
Mayor Talks about Sell of Downtown Church Property

The Murfreesboro City Council has narrowed their choices for the sale and development of the old First Methodist Church building at the corner of East College and Church Streets.

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State Lawmakers Name Bridge after Captain Kuss
State Lawmakers Name Bridge after Captain Kuss

Members of the Rutherford County Legislative Delegation announced that they will memorialize fallen Blue Angels Captain Jeff Kuss with a proclamation and bridge dedication on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

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Tracy Endorses Reeves to Fill His Senate Seat
Tracy Endorses Reeves to Fill His Senate Seat

Former State Senator Jim Tracy, who resigned his position this week to accept a job as state director of the USDA, has endorsed Shane Reeves to replace him.

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Smyrna Business Make BBB's
Smyrna Business Make BBB's "Do Without" List

A Smyrna business has made the bi-annual list of businesses consumers can "do without" from the Better Business Bureau.

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Man Thrown from Truck in Alleged Robbery Scheme
Man Thrown from Truck in Alleged Robbery Scheme

A local boyfriend and girlfriend face several charges after allegedly conspiring to rob another man and it was all set up on Snapchat.

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Greenland Drive Woman Charged with Impersonating Licensed Professional
Greenland Drive Woman Charged with Impersonating Licensed Professional

A 25-year old Greenland Drive woman is charged with impersonating a licensed professional.

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Exchange Club of Murfreesboro Donates 200 Stuffed Animals to MFRD
Exchange Club of Murfreesboro Donates 200 Stuffed Animals to MFRD

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro donated 200 stuffed animals to Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Tuesday.

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Georgia Man Arrested in 'Boro on Robbery Warrant
Georgia Man Arrested in 'Boro on Robbery Warrant

A 33-year old Macon, Georgia, man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after a warrants check revealed he was a wanted man.

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Rutherford, Cannon County Toys for Tots Registrations Set
Rutherford, Cannon County Toys for Tots Registrations Set

The Destiny Center Church in Murfreesboro will host a series of upcoming, on-site Toys for Tots registrations for families in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Answers to Medicare Part D Questions
Answers to Medicare Part D Questions

Got questions about Medicare Part D? Connie Rigsby with the St. Clair Street Senior Center tells NewsRadio WGNS they're taking appointments through the enrollment period, which ends December 7th.

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Heavy Rain Floods Roads
Heavy Rain Floods Roads

Heavy rain overnight Tuesday causes flooding in parts of Rutherford County. There were even two water rescues on flooded roadways locally.

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Rutherford Co. EMS' SORT Busy with Flooding Response
Rutherford Co. EMS' SORT Busy with Flooding Response

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service's SORT (Special Operations Response Team) team, which trains for high water rescues, has been busy responding to overnight flooding. Adam Rose with RCEMS SORT lists some of their overnight work, through 11:30am Tuesday.

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Widespread Flood Issues in North Rutherford Co.
Widespread Flood Issues in North Rutherford Co.

November rains flood portions of north Rutherford County. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett went to the Walter Hill Park.

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Rutherford Co. Schools Re-Opening Wednesday
Rutherford Co. Schools Re-Opening Wednesday

Rutherford County School students and teachers will head back to the classroom Wednesday.

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Tuesday morning drug arrest made at Church Street Motel
Tuesday morning drug arrest made at Church Street Motel

The label showed that on the 4th, the bottle contained 75 pain pills, all of which were gone when police found it.

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Intervenes in Suicide Attempt
Murfreesboro Police Officer Intervenes in Suicide Attempt

Murfreesboro Police were able to help a 55 year old homeless man prior to him passing out. The man apparently took 10 Seroquel pills and stated that he was trying to kill himself.

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Reward for On Target Theft Offered
Reward for On Target Theft Offered

A reward is being offered by the ATF and National Shooting Sports Foundation for information in the theft of guns from On Target last week.

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COMMENTARY: Church Shooting
COMMENTARY: Church Shooting

Several years ago, a cable company ran the Associated Press news wire on one of its channels. It was all news, all the time, but MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris says it made a lot more sense than what today passes for all news, all the time.

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Flu Season Has Arrived
Flu Season Has Arrived

Flu season is upon us. Dr. Jason Greene with Reeves-Sain Drug Store tells NewsRadio WGNS there have already been few cases reported.

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City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 10
City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 10

City Hall and other City offices will be closed Friday, Nov 10, 2017, for Veterans Day, a day to honor the heroism and sacrifice of our nation's veterans.

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Another Local State Senate Seat Open
Another Local State Senate Seat Open

Now that State Senator Jim Tracy has been named Tennessee Director of the USDA, that will leave a void in the upper chamber.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Participate in #NoShaveNovember
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Participate in #NoShaveNovember

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's District 1 (B-Shift) shows off their #NoShaveNovember stubble!

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Shane Reeves to Seek Tracy's Senate Seat
Shane Reeves to Seek Tracy's Senate Seat

Murfreesboro business man and former owner of Reeves-Sain Family of Medical Services, Shane Reeves, intends to run as a Republican candidate for the 14th State Senatorial District.

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Murfreesboro City Manager Names Michael Bowen Chief of Police
Murfreesboro City Manager Names Michael Bowen Chief of Police

Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons named Michael Bowen as the new Chief of Police effective immediately.

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Several Rape Investigations On-Going
Several Rape Investigations On-Going

Murfreesboro Police detectives are busy with at least four new rape investigations.

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Naked Man on LSD Arrested
Naked Man on LSD Arrested

A 20-year old man who admitted to taking LSD was arrested at The Southern on Lascassas Pike. Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Nelson reports being called there just before 1am Saturday and seeing the suspect, nude, in the parking lot.

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Armed Robbery on Hastings Street
Armed Robbery on Hastings Street

A 53-year old Hastings Street man reports to police being robbed at gun point by three black men.

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Dandridge Woman Arrested in Murfreesboro
Dandridge Woman Arrested in Murfreesboro

A 44-year old Dandridge woman was arrested at Knights Inn on South Church Street after a noise complaint reveals she was a wanted felon.

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Outdoor Ice Skating at Fountains Coming Soon
Outdoor Ice Skating at Fountains Coming Soon

As the temperatures dip and the holiday season approaches, the first ever Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway will bring ice skating and holiday activities to Fountains Plaza.

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Carr Seeks Tracy's State Senate Seat
Carr Seeks Tracy's State Senate Seat

Former State Representative Joe Carr formally announces his candidacy to represent Tennessee's 14th Senate District of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Bridge Over Broad Back Open After Weekend Closure
Bridge Over Broad Back Open After Weekend Closure

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the milling and paving that closed the Bridge over Broad intersection for part of the weekend is complete and the intersection is back open.

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Holiday Spending Trends
Holiday Spending Trends

Do you plan on spending a lot this holiday season on kids or significant others? A new report shows spending the dough may not happen like it used to.

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Five Rutherford Co. Athletes Mr. Football Semifinalists
Five Rutherford Co. Athletes Mr. Football Semifinalists

Five Rutherford County prep football players have been named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists.

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Five Rutherford Co. Athletes Mr. Football Semifinalists
Five Rutherford Co. Athletes Mr. Football Semifinalists

Five Rutherford County prep football players have been named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists.

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Blackman Defeats Hendersonville 38-7, Plus Playoff Scores
Blackman Defeats Hendersonville 38-7, Plus Playoff Scores

Blackman was hoping the rematch of their season opener with Hendersonville in the playoffs went the same way as the regular season game. And it did. The Blaze defeated the Commandos 38-7.

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Blackman Defeats Hendersonville 38-7, Plus Playoff Scores
Blackman Defeats Hendersonville 38-7, Plus Playoff Scores

Blackman was hoping the rematch of their season opener with Hendersonville in the playoffs went the same way as the regular season game. And it did. The Blaze defeated the Commandos 38-7.

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Annual Read To Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee is Thursday, Nov. 9
Annual Read To Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee is Thursday, Nov. 9

Read To Succeed announced the 2017 Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 at World Outreach Church.

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Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day
Providence Christian Academy to host Visitors' Day

Providence Christian Academy will host Visitors' Day for prospective students entering 1st- 12th grades on November 7, 2017 from 7:45am-11:30am.

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Locals Receive TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Awards
Locals Receive TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Awards

Three Rutherford County Schools officials are recipients of the TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Awards.

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Locals Receive TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Awards
Locals Receive TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Awards

Three Rutherford County Schools officials are recipients of the TSSAA's A.F. Bridges Awards.

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The 7th Annual Turkey Tee Off--It's
The 7th Annual Turkey Tee Off--It's "Fore" the Children

Gobble up a great day of golf, fun, and purpose at the 7th Annual Turkey Tee Off Saturday, November 11th.

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Prevention of Abuse and Violence toward Children and Youth
Prevention of Abuse and Violence toward Children and Youth

The Child Advocacy Centers in Rutherford and Cannon Counties are seeing 50 to 60 new cases each month...

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UPDATE: Canada Geese a Health Hazard at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Canada Geese a Health Hazard at Gateway Island in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: WGNS has more information on the overcrowded Canada Geese population at the Gateway Island in Murfreesboro. The birds are actually a health hazard to a big extent...

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Oakland Baseball Coach to Hall of Fame
Oakland Baseball Coach to Hall of Fame

Oakland Patriots baseball coach Mack Hawks will be among three inductees into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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Oakland Baseball Coach to Hall of Fame
Oakland Baseball Coach to Hall of Fame

Oakland Patriots baseball coach Mack Hawks will be among three inductees into the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

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Halloween: Full of fun or fear?
Halloween: Full of fun or fear?

While some kids are putting on costumes and trick-or-treating, others may suffer from fear and anxiety around the spooky holiday. Dr. Zachary Olson with St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital suggests not dismissing your child's fears or concerns.

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Where can you Trick or Treat tonight?
Where can you Trick or Treat tonight?

Here is a look at your Halloween options for the Murfreesboro area today / tonight...

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Don't Let Your Halloween End up in the ER
Don't Let Your Halloween End up in the ER

Halloween is supposed to be a fun night for kids of all ages. Unfortunately, it can turn into a nightmare if you don't practice safety and moderation.

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MTSU honors military with 36th Salute to Veterans game events
MTSU honors military with 36th Salute to Veterans game events

Veterans and current military personnel will be the main focus of the 36th Salute to Veterans and Armed Services Saturday, Nov. 4, at Middle Tennessee State University.

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Twin Oaks Drive Man Facing Drug & Handgun Charges
Twin Oaks Drive Man Facing Drug & Handgun Charges

A 31-year old Twin Oaks Drive man is facing several drug and handgun related charges after a traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police.

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Woodbury Man Arrested for 118 Xanex Pills & Molly
Woodbury Man Arrested for 118 Xanex Pills & Molly

A 20-year old Woodbury man was arrested for allegedly having 118 Xanex pills and molly.

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Police Cruiser Hit During Kohl's Shoplifting Call
Police Cruiser Hit During Kohl's Shoplifting Call

A Murfreesboro Police car was damaged as two subjects fled Kohl's on Old Fort Parkway after allegedly shoplifting over 18-hundred dollars in merchandise.

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MTSU POLL: Blackburn, Dean and Bredesen take early leads in key primaries
MTSU POLL: Blackburn, Dean and Bredesen take early leads in key primaries

Marsha Blackburn leads in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Karl Dean leads in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, and Phil Bredesen probably would be leading in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary if he were a declared candidate, the latest MTSU Poll finds.

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Nearly 300 RCS students tour various industry sites through Chamber partnership
Nearly 300 RCS students tour various industry sites through Chamber partnership

During the month of October, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and its Rutherford Works program have facilitated a variety of industry tours for local middle and high students.

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Hundreds of fish found dead in the Gateway Island Pond
Hundreds of fish found dead in the Gateway Island Pond

As reported on Monday, a Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department staff member discovered a sizable fish kill Sunday morning during his routine morning activities at Gateway Island.

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PHOTOS: Fun Had by All at RCSO Trunk or Treat
PHOTOS: Fun Had by All at RCSO Trunk or Treat

Dozens of kids dressed in their Halloween costumes enjoyed the Trunk or Treat event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department. Terry Cunningham with Rutherford County EMS shared photos from the event, which they along with several others, participated in to mark Halloween.

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Should Murfreesboro hire a full time paintball gun operator to scare off geese or find another method?
Should Murfreesboro hire a full time paintball gun operator to scare off geese or find another method?

The City of Murfreesboro is working with federal agencies to decrease the Canada Geese population around the Gateway Island behind Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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Halloween Candy Buy-Back in Murfreesboro Sends Care Packages to Oversea Troops
Halloween Candy Buy-Back in Murfreesboro Sends Care Packages to Oversea Troops

What can kids do with all of the extra candy they may not like or that parents want to get out of the house? They can send it to U.S. Troops overseas!

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LIVE Stream of Murfreesboro Square
LIVE Stream of Murfreesboro Square

We have placed a link, that was shared on the City of Murfreesboro's official Twitter page, with a YouTube live stream of the downtown square.

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VIDEO: One Community Prayer Vigil
VIDEO: One Community Prayer Vigil

For those unable to attend, we have video of the One Community Prayer Vigil.

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PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed
PHOTO GALLERY: As Courthouse Clock Chimed "One", Rally Groups Entered

As the courthouse clock chimed one, police began to search everyone who entered the Murfreesboro public square.

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Love Trumps Hate as White Nationalist Rally in 'Boro Cancelled
Love Trumps Hate as White Nationalist Rally in 'Boro Cancelled

The organizers of the White Lives Matter rally announced shortly after 3pm they were cancelling the event in Murfreesboro.

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No Injuries and No Damages at Rally Saturday
No Injuries and No Damages at Rally Saturday

No injuries were reported, and no damages occurred during a rally Saturday in downtown Murfreesboro.

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MTSU POLL: Disapproval of Sen. Corker rises in wake of feud with Trump
MTSU POLL: Disapproval of Sen. Corker rises in wake of feud with Trump

Disapproval of Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker has risen to 41 percent among Tennessee voters, according to the latest MTSU Poll, a 14-point climb since last spring and in the wake of his public feud with President Donald Trump.

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Increased Security at TSSAA Soccer Championships
Increased Security at TSSAA Soccer Championships

The TSSAA is having their girls soccer state championships in Murfreesboro this week, wrapping up Saturday. They'll do so with an increased police presence due to the downtown rally.

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Blackman Edges Riverdale 28-26
Blackman Edges Riverdale 28-26

The Backyard Brawl was certainly a battle at Tomahawk Stadium as Blackman edges Riverdale 28-26.

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Blackman Edges Riverdale 28-26
Blackman Edges Riverdale 28-26

The Backyard Brawl was certainly a battle at Tomahawk Stadium as Blackman edges Riverdale 28-26.

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2017 Football Playoff Brackets
2017 Football Playoff Brackets

Here are the playoff brackets for Rutherford County football teams.

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Cookeville Downs Siegel 48-30
Cookeville Downs Siegel 48-30

A 20-to-nothing run by Cookeville in the second half erased a one-point halftime lead for Siegel enroute to a 48-30 win by the Cavaliers.

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Saturday Rally has business owners worried about violence
Saturday Rally has business owners worried about violence

Local businesses like Shacklett's Photography on the historic Rutherford County square are concerned about negative outcomes on Saturday as a rally draws near.

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Cookeville Downs Siegel 48-30
Cookeville Downs Siegel 48-30

A 20-to-nothing run by Cookeville in the second half erased a one-point halftime lead for Siegel enroute to a 48-30 win by the Cavaliers.

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Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally
Business Close; Events Canceled Saturday Because of Rally

Several events are being canceled and businesses closing due to the White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest in downtown Murfreesboro this weekend.

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#WeAreMurfreesboro Video Denounces White Lives Matter Rally
#WeAreMurfreesboro Video Denounces White Lives Matter Rally

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland along with several of the community's religious leaders are coming together to denounce the planned Saturday "White Lives Matter" rally.

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StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna Expanding to the tune of $10.5 Million
StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna Expanding to the tune of $10.5 Million

The 10.5 million dollar expansion will include a behavioral health unit and a clinical decision unit, for patients that are not ready to be admitted to the facility but need additional evaluation and medical care.

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44 Year old Murfreesboro man charged with Statutory Rape
44 Year old Murfreesboro man charged with Statutory Rape

44 Year old Ryan Stone of Murfreesboro has been charged with one count of statutory rape. The Wenlon Drive man will make his initial court appearance on November 21st.

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Former owner of Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro sentenced to prison Tuesday
Former owner of Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro sentenced to prison Tuesday

Randl Arthur Roth, 49, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the former owner of Murfreesboro-based Nashville Motor Cars Premier car dealership, was sentenced Tuesday (10/24/17) by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., to 24 months...

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MTSU Basketball Coaches Talk About Upcoming Season
MTSU Basketball Coaches Talk About Upcoming Season

It's almost basketball time in Middle Tennessee. The head coaches of the Blue Raider men's and women's basketball teams talk about the upcoming seasons.

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Tennessee Valley Healthcare System seeks V.A. Volunteers
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System seeks V.A. Volunteers

The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) seeks volunteers to help improve Veterans' experiences at its Nashville and Murfreesboro campuses.

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Fincher to Run for U.S. Senate
Fincher to Run for U.S. Senate

Former Tennessee U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher adds his name to the growing list of G-O-P lawmakers looking to replace Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.

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Seven Local High School Students Participated in United Way's Alternative Fall Break
Seven Local High School Students Participated in United Way's Alternative Fall Break

The United Way Alternative Fall Break is an immersive four day program of service projects, leadership-building, and relationship-building.

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Local NAACP Denounces Weekend Rally
Local NAACP Denounces Weekend Rally

The local leader of the NAACP is encouraging citizens of Rutherford County to steer clear of a planned weekend White Lives Matter rally and expected counter protest.

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Former Sheriff Talks About Planned Weekend Rally
Former Sheriff Talks About Planned Weekend Rally

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Truman Jones feels confident local law enforcement will have a detailed plan to keep citizens safe during the Saturday "White Lives Matter" rally.

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MFRD to Unveil Restored Steam Engine and New 100' Aerial
MFRD to Unveil Restored Steam Engine and New 100' Aerial

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue will be unveiling a restored steam fire engine along with a brand new 100' aerial apparatus on Wednesday.

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'Boro's Jack Jones Football Career Ends for Vols
'Boro's Jack Jones Football Career Ends for Vols

Murfreesboro's Jack Jones won't be playing football any longer for the Tennessee Volunteers.

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Aggravated Robbery at Student Quarters Apartments
Aggravated Robbery at Student Quarters Apartments

A 28-year old Shelbyville man reports being robbed at gun point at Student Quarters Apartments.

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Bradyville Pike Woman Raped
Bradyville Pike Woman Raped

A 22-year old Bradyville Pike woman reports being raped.

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ATF Offers Reward in Smyrna Gun Store Theft
ATF Offers Reward in Smyrna Gun Store Theft

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Smyrna Police Department, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward of up to $ 7,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Guns N More, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

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TBI Warns of Cocaine-Fentanyl Dangers
TBI Warns of Cocaine-Fentanyl Dangers

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division (DID) is urging public caution, especially among recreational drug users, following recent evidence submissions to two TBI crime laboratories.

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Middle TN's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk THIS Saturday
Middle TN's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk THIS Saturday

Middle Tennessee's 16th American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at Nissan Stadium.

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Community Foundation of Rutherford County Established
Community Foundation of Rutherford County Established

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) is pleased to announce the creation of its newest affiliate fund, the Community Foundation of Rutherford County.

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Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

Nashville Metro Police are asking for the public's help throughout Middle Tennessee in locating a domestic violence suspect.

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Crash on I-24 Near I-840 Snarls Traffic
Crash on I-24 Near I-840 Snarls Traffic

I-24 was shut down for a time while authorities cleared the scene. It happened around 9:30am at mile marker 72, which is just a couple of miles past I-840.

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Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr Resigns
Murfreesboro Police Chief Karl Durr Resigns

Murfreesboro Police Chief James "Karl" Durr submitted his resignation. The resignation was accepted by City Manager Rob Lyons Thursday (October 19th).

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Unique Truckload Grocery Sale - You walk inside the refrigerated trucks
Unique Truckload Grocery Sale - You walk inside the refrigerated trucks

It is a unique local tradition that a locally owned grocery store has done for years that includes two tractor trailer trucks...

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Fatal Crash in Smyrna
Fatal Crash in Smyrna

Smyrna Police are working a fatal crash on South Lowery. It occurred this (Wednesday) morning, between Sam Griffin Drive and Hayes Street.

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Fire at a Duplex in Murfreesboro, TN on Wednesday
Fire at a Duplex in Murfreesboro, TN on Wednesday

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Districts 1, 3, and 8 responded to a duplex fire located at 819 Vine Street just before 10:00 am Wednesday.

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Rutherford Co. Schools Now 4th Largest System in State
Rutherford Co. Schools Now 4th Largest System in State

Rutherford County Schools has eclipsed Hamilton County Schools as the fourth largest school system in Tennessee.

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DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 6 in Murfreesboro

DUI number six is what a Murfreesboro man has been charged with after being pulled over on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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RuCo Schools Helped State Find TnReady Scoring Snafu
RuCo Schools Helped State Find TnReady Scoring Snafu

Rutherford County Schools Supervisor of Instruction Richard Zago tells NewsRadio WGNS it was actually staff within the local central office that discovered anomalies in scoring at Blackman and Holloway High Schools that caused the state to look into it.

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What will happen to the old First Methodist Church building in downtown Murfreesboro?
What will happen to the old First Methodist Church building in downtown Murfreesboro?

Five firms have submitted ideas or proposals on what to do with the old First Methodist Church building off the Murfreesboro square. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14
Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14

A tight first quarter followed by 36-unanswered points leads Oakland to a 50-14 win over rival Siegel.

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Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14
Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14

A tight first quarter followed by 36-unanswered points leads Oakland to a 50-14 win over rival Siegel.

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Ghost Tours at Sam Davis Home
Ghost Tours at Sam Davis Home

The Sam Davis Home in Smyrna is gearing up for a spooky tour of the grounds with Ghost Tours.

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Murfreesboro man arrested with backpack full of weed and BB Gun
Murfreesboro man arrested with backpack full of weed and BB Gun

The subject, who was wearing all black, had a pink backpack with him.

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Rutherford Co. Schools Has New Attorney
Rutherford Co. Schools Has New Attorney

Lauren Bush -- a lifelong resident of Murfreesboro and 2007 graduate of Siegel High School -- has joined Rutherford County Schools as its new staff attorney.

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Burn Permit Season Upon Us
Burn Permit Season Upon Us

Burn permits are required in Tennessee from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018.

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Learn how to be an activist or a politician with new local classes
Learn how to be an activist or a politician with new local classes

A new class that will soon be offered in Murfreesboro starting next month, will help someone become a community activist or perhaps a politician...

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MTSU's Sluder recognized for use of analytics to boost student retention
MTSU's Sluder recognized for use of analytics to boost student retention

MTSU continues to get national recognition for its leadership in using data analytics to boost the university's retention rates to record levels.

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Local Domestic Violence Center Receives $20K
Local Domestic Violence Center Receives $20K

Our local Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center has been awarded a $20,000 grant by The Mary Kay Foundation during an influential and meaningful month, October; National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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District Attorney on Neglect Death of Poplar Avenue Woman
District Attorney on Neglect Death of Poplar Avenue Woman

We have more on an alleged case of neglect of a disabled woman in Murfreesboro.

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Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat
Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat

Add another name to the list of those seeking to replace State Senator Bill Ketron in Nashville. Murfreesboro resident Nicholas Gardner recently announced his intention to run.

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Stones River Chamber Players launches new season
Stones River Chamber Players launches new season

The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, will open its 2017-18 season today (Monday, Oct. 9), with a free concert, "Words and Music."

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MMC Hosts Stronger TogetHER
MMC Hosts Stronger TogetHER

MMC's Comprehensive Breast Center is hosting an event, "Stronger TogetHER," Thursday (October 12th) from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

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Interfaith Dental's
Interfaith Dental's "Story Behind the Smiles" Coming Up

Interfaith Dental Clinic invites you to be a part of "The Story Behind the Smiles." It will be held October 26th from 6-9pm at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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District Attorney on Case of Woman Stabbed 20+ Times
District Attorney on Case of Woman Stabbed 20+ Times

She was repeatedly stabbed and is permanently blind in her left eye. Now, her husband, accused of the crime, has his case bound over to the Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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September Grand Jury Returns 142 Indictments
September Grand Jury Returns 142 Indictments

Rutherford County District Attorney General Jennings Jones reports the September grand jury returned 142 total indictments.

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Dangers of Halloween Contact Lenses
Dangers of Halloween Contact Lenses

Halloween offers the opportunity to change your appearance, put on a costume and specialty makeup. Cosmetic contact lenses can complete your costume. But they're dangerous!

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MPD Investigating Attempted Murder / Aggravated Robbery
MPD Investigating Attempted Murder / Aggravated Robbery

Murfreesboro Police detectives continue to investigate the attempted murder of a 44-year old man and the assault of a 33-year old man.

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Arson Investigation on Benley Street
Arson Investigation on Benley Street

A Benley Street car fire now being investigated as arson.

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Arrests after Fake $100 Used to Buy Pizza
Arrests after Fake $100 Used to Buy Pizza

A 22-year old woman and 26-year old man have been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after an investigation into fake money being used to buy pizza from Hungry Howies.

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17 Chainsaws Stolen at Kelton's Hardware and Pets
17 Chainsaws Stolen at Kelton's Hardware and Pets

Over 83-hundred dollars worth of chainsaws were stolen from Kelton's Hardware and Pets.

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Murfreesboro Added to
Murfreesboro Added to "White Lives Matter" Rally

Add Murfreesboro to what may be a growing number of "White Lives Matter" rallies across Tennessee.

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"Nate" Brings Wet Weather to Mid-State; More to Come

Heavy rain soaked Rutherford County as what was left of Hurricane Nate crossed Middle Tennessee.

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Speedway executive credits MTSU for success
Speedway executive credits MTSU for success

Classifying the MTSU Distinguished Alumni Award received from his alma mater as both "overwhelming and humbling," one of the motorsports world's leading executives said he felt somewhat at a loss for words.

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9th Frosty Fun Run Slated
9th Frosty Fun Run Slated

Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro announces the 9th annual Frosty Fun Run to be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Stones River Country Club.

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MTSU to test tornado sirens on campus
MTSU to test tornado sirens on campus

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, October 10, at 12:20 p.m.

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Kimberly Family Foundation to Host Charity Casino Night
Kimberly Family Foundation to Host Charity Casino Night

The Kimberly Family Foundation will host an Inaugural Charity Casino Night, presented by The Crossings at Victory Station and The Alley on Main, on Saturday, October 28.

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Man Charged with Church Shooting Has Court Date Moved
Man Charged with Church Shooting Has Court Date Moved

The Murfreesboro man charged in the Antioch church shooting was schedule to appear in court.

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Former MTSU students find surprising degree path through Graduate MT program
Former MTSU students find surprising degree path through Graduate MT program

As MTSU's new academic year rolls along, the university has been successfully reaching out to former students who haven't been on campus for a while yet didn't realize just how close they really were to earning that elusive bachelor's degree.

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City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest
City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest

Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges.

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Local Missing Woman
Local Missing Woman

Murfreesboro Police are searching for a missing woman with medical conditions.

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"White Lives Matter" Rally to be held in Shelbyville

The white nationalist group, League of the South, is planning a demonstration October 28th in nearby Shelbyville to bring attention to the recent church shooting in Antioch.

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Blackman Will Run, Haslam Will Not for U.S. Senate
Blackman Will Run, Haslam Will Not for U.S. Senate

Congressman Marsha Blackburn has announced she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by Senator Bob Corker.

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Rutherford County Assessor of Property Honored
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Honored

Rutherford County Assessor of Property, Rob Mitchell, was awarded the 2017 John C. Donehoo Essay Award by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

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Local Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue
Local Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue

Greenhouse Ministries is partnering with Feed America First to get much needed food and water to Texas and Florida. The two areas were hit hard by hurricanes this summer.

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Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7
Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7

Oakland rolled to 7-and-0 with a 41-7 win at Franklin Friday night.

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Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7
Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7

Oakland rolled to 7-and-0 with a 41-7 win at Franklin Friday night.

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Former FBI behaviorist returns to MTSU for forensic-science lecture, workshop
Former FBI behaviorist returns to MTSU for forensic-science lecture, workshop

If anyone knows how to figure out what you're saying while you're not talking, it's a former FBI agent.

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Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to host Fire Prevention Week Open House Event
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to host Fire Prevention Week Open House Event

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department will be hosting a free Open House event during Fire Prevention Week.

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MTSU's Walker Library salutes gospel music history with diverse exhibit
MTSU's Walker Library salutes gospel music history with diverse exhibit

In MTSU's James E. Walker Library, it's possible to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" without creating a disturbance.

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Mass Shooting Could Even Happen Here
Mass Shooting Could Even Happen Here

While thousands of miles away from the tragedy in Las Vegas here in Rutherford County, police and emergency officials know it could happen anywhere. Even here.

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MTSU Golden Raiders celebrate Oct. 6 during homecoming activities
MTSU Golden Raiders celebrate Oct. 6 during homecoming activities

Golden Raiders -- the classes of 1967 and older -- will be celebrated this week during MTSU homecoming festivities.

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Recording artist Crissy Collins returns to MTSU to share career insights Oct. 5
Recording artist Crissy Collins returns to MTSU to share career insights Oct. 5

Crissy Collins, a recording artist who's also known for her work with fellow musicians Beyoncé, Kelly Price and Luther Vandross, will speak about her career and music on Thursday, Oct. 5, in MTSU's Keathley University Center Theatre.

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Author, Speaker Don Day to Keynote October RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting
Author, Speaker Don Day to Keynote October RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting

Local author Don Day is the keynote speaker at RUTHERFORD Cable's monthly breakfast meeting Tues., Oct. 10 from 7:15 a.m. until 9 a.m.

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United Way and FamilyWize Gather Useful Health Data
United Way and FamilyWize Gather Useful Health Data

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and FamilyWize announced today that local Rutherford and Cannon county members have saved $2,059,123 on prescription heart disease, diabetes and mental health medications through the organizations' partnership.

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Gun Fire Rings Out in Several Neighborhoods
Gun Fire Rings Out in Several Neighborhoods

Murfreesboro Police have been busy answer several instances of shots being fired in area neighborhoods.

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Police Chase With Guns Drawn Near Rogers Park
Police Chase With Guns Drawn Near Rogers Park

Rogers Park was the sight of a police foot chase, with guns drawn, after reports of subjects there after hours.

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Milton Man Facing Vehicle Theft & Drug Charges
Milton Man Facing Vehicle Theft & Drug Charges

A 23-year old Milton man is arrested on West Northfield Boulevard after police were called because of a suspicious subject.

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Guns & Drugs Lead to Arrested of Felons at Campus Villa Apartments
Guns & Drugs Lead to Arrested of Felons at Campus Villa Apartments

Two convicted felons were among those arrested on gun possession and drug charges in the parking lot of Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive.

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MTSU alumnus, former congressman homecoming parade grand marshal
MTSU alumnus, former congressman homecoming parade grand marshal

Alumnus and former U.S. congressman Bart Gordon will be the grand marshal for this year's MTSU Homecoming Parade this coming weekend.

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Salvation Army Seeking Volunteer Bell Ringers
Salvation Army Seeking Volunteer Bell Ringers

Parents, Sunday School teachers, employers, civic organizations and community members -- the Salvation Army has a great volunteer opportunity for you. Sign ups are going on for the Christmas red kettles now.

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Greenhouse Ministries Starts Pathways for Career Success Program
Greenhouse Ministries Starts Pathways for Career Success Program

Greenhouse Ministries has launched a new program, Pathways for Career Success (PCS).

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La Vergne Honors Antioch Church Usher
La Vergne Honors Antioch Church Usher

The City of La Vergne honors the man many are hailing a hero after the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

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Hunters Beware of Purple Paint Law in Tennessee
Hunters Beware of Purple Paint Law in Tennessee

Tennessee is now part of a growing number of states with what's called the "Purple Paint Law."

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Yahoo Breach - All Users Affected
Yahoo Breach - All Users Affected

Yahoo now says all of its users were affected by the largest data breach in history.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Backs Changes to State's Indigent Representation Structure
Tennessee Supreme Court Backs Changes to State's Indigent Representation Structure

The Tennessee Supreme Court, acting on recommendations from its Indigent Representation Task Force, is taking action to reform the state's method for providing legal assistance to individuals who are unable to afford an attorney.

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Kirkwood Ave. Man Charged with Sexual Battery By Authority Figure
Kirkwood Ave. Man Charged with Sexual Battery By Authority Figure

A 30-year old Kirkwood Avenue man is facing four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure after an investigation by Murfreesboro Police.

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MT Blackout Game Set; T-Shirt/Ticket Packages Available
MT Blackout Game Set; T-Shirt/Ticket Packages Available

For the 2017 season, the BLACKOUT game will be on October 20th against Marshall at 6 PM. The official Middle Tennessee Blackout ticket/t-shirt package will be available to the public at various Murfreesboro locations starting Wednesday, October 4th.

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Infant Clothing Stolen from TJ Maxx
Infant Clothing Stolen from TJ Maxx

Two women make shoplifting look as easy as taking candy from a baby. Or in this case, infant clothing.

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HA Beasley & Company Accountant Completes CPA Certification
HA Beasley & Company Accountant Completes CPA Certification

HA Beasley & Company announced that Michael A. Carter recently completed the certification requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), having earned the professional designation through a combination of passing the Uniform CPA Exam, education, and experience.

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Tennessee Elementary and Middle School Students Set New Baseline with TNReady Results
Tennessee Elementary and Middle School Students Set New Baseline with TNReady Results

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced TNReady results for students in grades 3-8 today, following an extended scoring and review process led by Tennessee educators.

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Man Wanted in Idaho Arrested in Murfreesboro
Man Wanted in Idaho Arrested in Murfreesboro

A 46-year old man wanted in Idaho on an active parole violation was arrested after a traffic stop in Murfreesboro.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Achieves IAPE Accreditation
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Achieves IAPE Accreditation

The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) announced today (Wednesday) that the Property and Evidence Section of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been awarded full accreditation status as of September 15, 2017.

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Busy Monday Night for MFRD (One House Fire/Two Shed Fires)
Busy Monday Night for MFRD (One House Fire/Two Shed Fires)

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department personnel have had a busy Monday night...responding to one house fire and two shed fires less than two hours apart.

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UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive
UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive

The victim's in a fiery crash on Highway 231 South (Shelbyville Highway) have been identified. Sgt. Charlie Caplinger with the Tennessee Highway Patrol tells NewsRadio WGNS 39-year old Carey Coleman of Bell Buckle and 56-year old Robin Ross of Murfreesboro passed away as a result of injuries.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Negligence
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Negligence

A Murfreesboro man faces charges of criminal negligence in the death of his disabled fiancee.

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Local Broadcaster Tn. Radio Hall of Fame Nominee
Local Broadcaster Tn. Radio Hall of Fame Nominee

A voice familiar to listeners of NewsRadio WGNS is among the nominees for the 2018 class for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

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Equifax Breach Affected Millions More than First Thought
Equifax Breach Affected Millions More than First Thought

Credit reporting company Equifax says an additional two-point-five million Americans may have been affected by a massive security breach this summer.

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Record-High ATM Fees
Record-High ATM Fees

Getting cash from an ATM isn't always a convenience, at least when it comes to its cost.

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Missing Person Case Ends in Arrest
Missing Person Case Ends in Arrest

The case of a missing 30-year old woman has been cleared, along with a vehicle theft in Murfreesboro after her arrest.

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Multiple Homes / Vehicles Hit by Flying Bullets in 'Boro
Multiple Homes / Vehicles Hit by Flying Bullets in 'Boro

At least three homes and a vehicle were all struck by flying bullets in the area of Evergreen and Lee Streets.

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Guns Stolen from Almar Knot Drive Home
Guns Stolen from Almar Knot Drive Home

Two guns were stolen from a home in the 34-hundred block of Almar Knot Drive, just off Blaze Drive.

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State Senate joint resolution honors success of MTSU Blue Raider Debate team
State Senate joint resolution honors success of MTSU Blue Raider Debate team

Middle Tennessee State University's Blue Raider Debate team was honored this year with a Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution in recognition of the team's highly successful season last year.

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Be careful, you could hit a deer in Tennessee
Be careful, you could hit a deer in Tennessee

According to new claims data from State Farm, the odds drivers will hit a deer in Tennessee are 1 out of 143, above the national odds of 1 in 162.

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United States and North Korea talk behind the scenes
United States and North Korea talk behind the scenes

A diplomatic back channel between the United States and North Korea... Now that sounds like something you only hear about in movies. With more, here is MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss:

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Stolen dirt bike and stolen handgun recovered from inside of Murfreesboro home
Stolen dirt bike and stolen handgun recovered from inside of Murfreesboro home

Murfreesboro Police headed to a home on Fowler Street in recent days where they conducted a "Knock and Talk" with a resident. Evidently, police wanted to speak to 19-year-old Ladayshi D. Gates about stolen property.

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Heroin and Meth located in car outside of Joe B. Jackson Parkway Walmart
Heroin and Meth located in car outside of Joe B. Jackson Parkway Walmart

Heroin, methamphetamine and stolen merchandise was Murfreesboro Police reportedly found on a man accused of stealing items from Walmart.

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UPDATE: Young man injured in Murfreesboro motorcycle accident still facing long road in recovery
UPDATE: Young man injured in Murfreesboro motorcycle accident still facing long road in recovery

A 21 year old man who was involved in a motorcycle accident this past May in Murfreesboro is doing much better, but still in need of prayer, according to Andrew Patrick Ahrens father.

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Possible meth lab explosion at a motel in Murfreesboro
Possible meth lab explosion at a motel in Murfreesboro

Officers discovered a male subject that was in his underwear and appeared burnt on his upper body. He was transported to Vanderbilt Burn Center.

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Annual Rutherford County Sheriff's School Resource Officer Rodeo comes to a final close after 12 years
Annual Rutherford County Sheriff's School Resource Officer Rodeo comes to a final close after 12 years

"A decision has been made to get out of the rodeo business," that according to School Resource Officer Sgt. Bill West with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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Connecting on the Farm 2017 to Benefit The Journey Home
Connecting on the Farm 2017 to Benefit The Journey Home

The local non-profit will hold a fundraiser called "Connecting on the Farm 2017" to benefit The Journey Home on October 12, 2017. Executive Director Scott Foster explained the purpose of the event...

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Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14
Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14

Smyrna outscores Siegel 28-7 in the second half enroute to a 42-14 win on homecoming.

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Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14
Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14

Smyrna outscores Siegel 28-7 in the second half enroute to a 42-14 win on homecoming.

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Murfreesboro woman standing strong in fight against Stage IV Breast Cancer
Murfreesboro woman standing strong in fight against Stage IV Breast Cancer

Imagine contracting Lime Disease upon your move to Tennessee... possibly from a tick bite. Then, after battling that for a full year imagine a diagnosis of breast cancer that spreads to the bones in your back, your pelvis and even your ribs. That is the life that Cathy Hoag in Murfreesboro has experienced in recent months.

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Local Playgrounds Benefit from Fifth Annual Hometown Huddle
Local Playgrounds Benefit from Fifth Annual Hometown Huddle

United Way volunteers from local companies recently participated in the fifth annual Hometown Huddle event, presented by First Baptist Murfreesboro (East Castle).

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RCSO: Counterfeit Money, Drugs Seized
RCSO: Counterfeit Money, Drugs Seized

Counterfeit cash, methamphetamine and a loaded handgun were seized from a convicted felon during a traffic stop Friday.

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Church Shooting Suspect in Court
Church Shooting Suspect in Court

The Murfreesboro man who is charged in Sunday's fatal church shooting will be in court today (Wednesday).

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Burnette Church of Christ Minister Speaks
Burnette Church of Christ Minister Speaks

The minister of Burnette Church of Christ, who was among the wounded when a gunman entered this past Sunday, speaks for the first time since the ordeal.

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Expired tags lead to heroin arrest in Murfreesboro
Expired tags lead to heroin arrest in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police stopped a subject for having expired tags which lead to a drug arrest. The stop was made on Northfield Boulevard at Battleground Drive.

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Welcome Back Murfreesboro Electric Linemen
Welcome Back Murfreesboro Electric Linemen

Crews from Murfreesboro Electric have returned from Florida after helping with hurricane damaged electrical lines. The crews stayed a few extra days than expected and returned this past weekend.

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Corker NOT Running for Re-Election; Candidate Flood Gates to Open
Corker NOT Running for Re-Election; Candidate Flood Gates to Open

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) announced he would not seek a third term to the upper chamber. Who are possible politicians who may seek the open seat?

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Riverdale Football Homecoming On Despite Concession/Restroom Fire
Riverdale Football Homecoming On Despite Concession/Restroom Fire

Riverdale High School has been working feverishly to get ready for their homecoming football game despite a fire which destroyed their concession stand and restrooms.

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County Judicial Parking Garage Open
County Judicial Parking Garage Open

The parking garage near the site of the under construction Judicial building is open.

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18-Year Old Woman Raped
18-Year Old Woman Raped

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the rape of an 18-year old woman, who lives on the MTSU campus.

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Vape Crazy Armed Robbery
Vape Crazy Armed Robbery

There was an armed robbery at Vape Crazy on Cason Lane. Murfreesboro Police Officer T. Brice Robbins reports responding to the location Friday afternoon around 4:40.

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Domino's Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed
Domino's Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

A 48-year old Domino's Pizza delivery driver was robbed at gun point for 13-dollars.

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Tractor Supply, 4-H Partner for Fall Paper Clover Campaign
Tractor Supply, 4-H Partner for Fall Paper Clover Campaign

This fall, Murfreesboro-area 4-H students will help raise funds that help local youth attend 4-H development programs, camps and leadership conferences throughout the country.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of stabbing wife 20+ times
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of stabbing wife 20+ times

UPDATE: Jeremy Kelly, who was scheduled to be in court earlier this month (9/11/17), will now see his case go before a November Rutherford County Grand Jury where charges on top of attempted murder could be handed down.

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VIDEO: The opening of the 1973 Murfreesboro Police Time Capsule
VIDEO: The opening of the 1973 Murfreesboro Police Time Capsule

Watch as representatives of the Murfreesboro Police Dept. and the Rutherford County Historical Society open the time capsule from 1973 above. They remove and talk about each item on this day, Friday (9/22/17).

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Synthetic Marijuana continues to be a problem in Murfreesboro
Synthetic Marijuana continues to be a problem in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police wrote in a report dated September 20, 2017, "She ran toward traffic in an apparent suicide attempt."

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UPDATE: Man facing charges in Murfreesboro dealing with child rape re-arrested while on bond
UPDATE: Man facing charges in Murfreesboro dealing with child rape re-arrested while on bond

UPDATE: A Memphis man by the name of William Hightower who was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child was scheduled for court on September 13, 2017 to file a plea before Judge David Bragg. However, the man now has a new court date and is facing additional charges after being re-arrested while free on bond.

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Special Kids raises $96,000
Special Kids raises $96,000

$96,000 was raised for local nonprofit Special Kids in the organization's Banquet on Thursday, September 21, at Experience Community Church in Murfreesboro.

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Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21
Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21

#1 Oakland, trailing 21-14 at the half, scored 28 unanswered in the second half to defeat #2 Blackman 42-21 Friday night.

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Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21
Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21

#1 Oakland, trailing 21-14 at the half, scored 28 unanswered in the second half to defeat #2 Blackman 42-21 Friday night.

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Heroes in Heels fashion show in Murfreesboro October 19, 2017
Heroes in Heels fashion show in Murfreesboro October 19, 2017

Nearly one in eight of our neighbors will face a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Earlier detection and improved therapies have increased survival rates, but post-treatment support can still be a challenge for many women.

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In Murfreesboro and beyond, children ages 7 to 13 are more likely to be sexually abused
In Murfreesboro and beyond, children ages 7 to 13 are more likely to be sexually abused

The National Center for Victims of Crime report that children between the ages of 7 and 13 are most vulnerable to child sex abuse. Those statistics are seen in Rutherford County as well.

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Better Business Bureau Celebrates 20-years in Rutherford County
Better Business Bureau Celebrates 20-years in Rutherford County

The Better Business Bureau celebrated 20-years in Rutherford County with a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting. It took place at their 530 Uptown Square branch office Thursday.

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PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman
PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman

It's the premiere prep match up in the state. Number one Oakland travels to number two Blackman. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman
PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman

It's the premiere prep match up in the state. Number one Oakland travels to number two Blackman. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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Long time Sir Pizza family member laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon
Long time Sir Pizza family member laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon

The Fortner family moved to Murfreesboro in the 1960's when Bruce was a teenager. Bruce Fortner was 14 when he started his career with Sir Pizza...

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Murfreesboro Electric Crews to return for Hurricane Ravaged Florida this week
Murfreesboro Electric Crews to return for Hurricane Ravaged Florida this week

Crews from Murfreesboro Electric went to Florida to help with the recent hurricanes this past week. Amy Byers, the spokesperson of Murfreesboro Electric said local crews were there to restore power so that residents could start rebuilding their lives...

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Off Duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy saves two drowning children
Off Duty Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy saves two drowning children

Rescuing two young sisters from a potential drowning earned School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro the Officer of the Month award in August from Ford of Murfreesboro.

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Water Resources Recovery Facility expands to 24 million gallons a day
Water Resources Recovery Facility expands to 24 million gallons a day

The Water Resources Recovery Facility, formerly known as the Sinking Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant, has increased capacity 50 percent following a major expansion. The facility is located at 2032 Blanton Drive in Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

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Locally Owned Murfreesboro (LOM) met with city officials
Locally Owned Murfreesboro (LOM) met with city officials

Members of Locally Owned Murfreesboro welcomed six officials from the City of Murfreesboro to a lunch and learn Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU Professors talks about Google Ads related to 1973 Cartoon Rules on TV
MTSU Professors talks about Google Ads related to 1973 Cartoon Rules on TV

In 1973 a set of guidelines related to advertising on Saturday morning cartoons was created in America. The idea was to clearly distinguish between cartoons and the ads that are aired during cartoons. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more on how this idea is being carried over to Google...

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Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check
Murfreesboro woman defrauded of her late husbands VA check

It is a special kind of low to defraud an elderly woman of her late husbands Veterans Disability Check. That is exactly what occurred in Murfreesboro.

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Fraud and Theft at local motorcycle shop
Fraud and Theft at local motorcycle shop

A fraud investigation is underway in regards to a subject using a credit card to buy two ATV's at a local motorcycle shop.

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Riverdale Football Concession Stand Burns Prior to Game
Riverdale Football Concession Stand Burns Prior to Game

As Riverdale was preparing to take on Oakland in freshman football action, the concession stand caught fire.

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UPDATE: Gun found at Eagleville HS and another gun found at a Manchester Middle School last week
UPDATE: Gun found at Eagleville HS and another gun found at a Manchester Middle School last week

An unloaded and un-assembled assault rifle was confiscated from a student's truck at Eagleville School.

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Former Murfreesboro Police Officer laid to rest
Former Murfreesboro Police Officer laid to rest

A former Murfreesboro Police officer who most recently worked for the Mt. Juliet Police Department was laid to rest this past weekend on Saturday (September 16, 2017). The police officer was found dead in her Wilson County home last Saturday (9/09/17).

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RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post
RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post

Check out the roundup of Rutherford County football games, complete with game articles from the Murfreesboro Post staff writers.

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RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post
RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post

Check out the roundup of Rutherford County football games, complete with game articles from the Murfreesboro Post staff writers.

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Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14
Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14

Despite two first quarter turnovers and several penalties in the game, Oakland bested rival Riverdale 43-14 in the 49th Battle of the 'Boro.

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Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14
Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14

Despite two first quarter turnovers and several penalties in the game, Oakland bested rival Riverdale 43-14 in the 49th Battle of the 'Boro.

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Volunteer to install fire alarms in Murfreesboro homes
Volunteer to install fire alarms in Murfreesboro homes

Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans in Murfreesboro.

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Job fair in Murfreesboro looks to fill 400 positions
Job fair in Murfreesboro looks to fill 400 positions

Employers include Abacus Staffing, YMCA, Cameron Staffing, Automation Personnel Services, Speedway, Staff Management, Xclusive Staffing and Professional Education Services Group. Openings include light industrial, forklift, child care, production, substitute teacher and general warehouse positions

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City launches user-friendly website after year-long redesign
City launches user-friendly website after year-long redesign

The City of Murfreesboro is proud to announce the launch of an innovative design to its new city government website. The new user-friendly site can be accessed at the same location,www.murfreesborotn.gov.

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NEWSMAKER: A Soldier's Child Founder Darryl Mackin
NEWSMAKER: A Soldier's Child Founder Darryl Mackin

A Soldier's Child founder Darryl Mackin talks about the national organization that started in his Murfreesboro living room on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland

It's the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale travels to Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland

It's the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale travels to Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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Wine Around the Square to help fight breast cancer is THIS SATURDAY
Wine Around the Square to help fight breast cancer is THIS SATURDAY

The Sixth Annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) has been set for Saturday, September 16, 2017. It will be held on the Murfreesboro square between 6 and 9 PM.

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Man claims he fell on knife, Stabbing himself in the chest
Man claims he fell on knife, Stabbing himself in the chest

A man who accidentally fell and stabbed himself in the chest with a knife on Monday in Murfreesboro is still recovering. The so called accident unfolded at "The Grove" apartments.

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Busy Smyrna Intersection Back Open
Busy Smyrna Intersection Back Open

Nissan Drive at Enon Springs Road is back open after an overnight crash. Smyrna Police report a crash involving a car hauler and a van around 8pm Tuesday kept the intersection closed for nearly 12-hours.

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Local dentist goes above and beyond in helping homeless in Murfreesboro
Local dentist goes above and beyond in helping homeless in Murfreesboro

A couple of years ago, Dr. Jess Sinquefield, a dentist in Murfreesboro, helped a woman who had been homeless for over a year at no charge. It was not a matter of a simple teeth cleaning, it was much more...

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Panel makes recommendations concerning Tennessee's Opioid Epidemic
Panel makes recommendations concerning Tennessee's Opioid Epidemic

A panel of Tennessee lawmakers wants to address the opioid epidemic with referral requirements at pain clinics, more state investigators and a public awareness program.

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Spring Branch sees water quality improvement in Murfreesboro
Spring Branch sees water quality improvement in Murfreesboro

"We are proud of the measurable impact Stormwater controls are having on Spring Branch and area habitat," said City Stormwater Coordinator Robert Haley. "Structures such as bioretention and grassy swales in Old Fort Park are creating ..."

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TBI Investigation of Murfreesboro Police Officer over Sexual Assault Allegations
TBI Investigation of Murfreesboro Police Officer over Sexual Assault Allegations

The Murfreesboro Police Department is aware that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating a report of an alleged sexual assault that took place at an MTSU football game involving an off-duty MPD officer.

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Man Walking Tennessee for St. Jude in Rutherford Co.
Man Walking Tennessee for St. Jude in Rutherford Co.

A Johnson City man who is Walking Across Tennessee raising money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital is schedule to arrive in Murfreesboro Wednesday. He'll travel to Smyrna Thursday.

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Rutherford County Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer's Care, Support and Research
Rutherford County Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer's Care, Support and Research

The Alzheimer's Association® is inviting Rutherford County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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Irma's Impact on Rutherford Co.
Irma's Impact on Rutherford Co.

Hurricane Irma has bashed areas of Florida and her impacts will be felt here in Rutherford County.

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COMMENTARY: Telemarketing
COMMENTARY: Telemarketing

Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU professor of journalism, comments today on "telemarketing."

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NWS: Wind Advisory, Gusts Up to 50 MPH
NWS: Wind Advisory, Gusts Up to 50 MPH

The National Weather Service believes the remnants of Irma could bring winds strong enough to take down a few tree limbs and power lines.

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OPINION: First They Came
OPINION: First They Came

First they came is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller. The poem was written in regards to the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

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Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee
Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 19 human cases of West Nile Virus infection and 11 cases of La Crosse Virus infection in the state so far in 2017.

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Volunteer State Sends Irma Help to Florida
Volunteer State Sends Irma Help to Florida

Over 150 medical, search and rescue and first responders are in Florida, helping in the aftermath of Irma's landfall.

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Tennessee Now Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants
Tennessee Now Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants

Tennessee officials are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants.

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Childhood Obesity: Serious Issue for Tennessee
Childhood Obesity: Serious Issue for Tennessee

Many Tennessee children are overweight, with approximately one out of every five classified as obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Farmer's Almanac Predicts
Farmer's Almanac Predicts "Cold, Snowy" Winter in Tennessee

Cooler weather in September have ushered in an early fall pattern. That's leaving many wondering how does this winter look?

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Everybody Drum Some Presents Next Community Rhythm Event on Sept. 22
Everybody Drum Some Presents Next Community Rhythm Event on Sept. 22

Murfreesboro percussion collective Everybody Drum Some continues its tradition of ringing in the changing seasons with a community rhythm event on Friday, Sept. 22.

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 MTSU holds 'moving' 9/11 Observance
MTSU holds 'moving' 9/11 Observance

The MTSU student cadet-led prayer, moment of silence and 9/11 memorial speech, the guest speakers' remarks, playing of taps, and three students' remembrances of where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, were moving tributes as MTSU held its third 9/11 Observance.

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Macon Co. Man Brought to Murfreesboro After Accidental Shooting
Macon Co. Man Brought to Murfreesboro After Accidental Shooting

A 56-year old Macon County man is recovering after an accidental shooting over the weekend. Murfreesboro Police Officer Matthew Vaughn reports being called to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital around 6:30 Saturday.

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Four Vehicles Stolen from Riverside Motors
Four Vehicles Stolen from Riverside Motors

Four vehicles were stolen from Riverside Motors on Northwest Broad. Murfreesboro Police Officer Phillip Simpson was called to the business around 9:30 Sunday morning after Marty Clancy reported the vehicles stolen.

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Rural America is in our own back yard in both Rutherford and Bedford Counties
Rural America is in our own back yard in both Rutherford and Bedford Counties

Rural America is just a short drive from the city limits of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In the more rural area are many needs that sometimes go unmet.

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2nd Annual Boro Pride Festival Packed Saturday Evening
2nd Annual Boro Pride Festival Packed Saturday Evening

The second annual Boro Pride celebration of the LGBT community took place on the historic Rutherford County Square Saturday evening in Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Local teacher charged with 3 counts of
UPDATE: Local teacher charged with 3 counts of "Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure" scheduled for Sept. 13th courtdate

UPDATED DATES: The Oakland High School teacher who was suspended without pay after a criminal investigation landed three charges of "Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure" against him is due in court on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10

While Blackman's potent offense had its bright spots, it was their defense that had a break out game in a 42-10 win over rival Smyrna.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10

While Blackman's potent offense had its bright spots, it was their defense that had a break out game in a 42-10 win over rival Smyrna.

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Accidental shooting with an AR-15 in Murfreesboro, also accidental shooting with a 9mm
Accidental shooting with an AR-15 in Murfreesboro, also accidental shooting with a 9mm

In Murfreesboro, a young man who was playing a video game in his apartment had his AR-15 in his lap when he got a little too excited. Sgt. Kyle Evans explains...

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Battle of the 'Boro BBQ Dinner
Battle of the 'Boro BBQ Dinner

The Battle of the 'Boro is coming up September 15th. The Oakland softball team will host their 11th annual Slick Pig BBQ Dinner and meat sale in the annex cafeteria.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman

While it's not a region game this year, the Smyrna at Blackman game still has plenty of intrigue.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman

While it's not a region game this year, the Smyrna at Blackman game still has plenty of intrigue.

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Man arrested by Murfreesboro detective on four counts of
Man arrested by Murfreesboro detective on four counts of "Rape of a Child"

A Memphis man by the name of William Hightower has been arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child.

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UPDATE: Riverdale High School Teacher facing
UPDATE: Riverdale High School Teacher facing "Unlawful Sexual Contact" Charge

On Tuesday, September 5th WGNS confirmed with the Sheriff's Office that Hanson has officially been charged with "Unlawful Sexual Contact." Mr. Hanson will soon face the charge in court.

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Local Salvation Army Major on the Ground in Flood Ravaged Texas
Local Salvation Army Major on the Ground in Flood Ravaged Texas

The cleanup from Hurricane Harvey continues along coastal Texas and a local Salvation Army officer is in the middle of it. We talked to Major Joe Irvin in Houston, Texas.

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Patel cousins convicted in murder for hire plot of wife ask for new trial
Patel cousins convicted in murder for hire plot of wife ask for new trial

Now, the Patel cousins have filed an appeal suggesting that the evidence did not support their convictions for conspiracy to commit first degree murder.

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What was thought to be a Mountain Lion in Lebanon, TN is a Bobcat
What was thought to be a Mountain Lion in Lebanon, TN is a Bobcat

Imagine finding a Mountain Lion in your back yard. Well, that is what Jim Kutz in Lebanon, Tennessee thought he stumbled upon...

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TV News Shows where Commentators Yell - The opinion of an MTSU Professor
TV News Shows where Commentators Yell - The opinion of an MTSU Professor

Ever watched a so called news talk show where the commentators basically yell at each other over different hot button news stories? A professor at MTSU has and he has a few words about such TV shows.

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Murfreesboro mother convicted of child rape X6 files an appeal
Murfreesboro mother convicted of child rape X6 files an appeal

Despite Montgomery's arguments and plea for a new trial, it won't happen. Montgomery will remain behind bars for her six child rape convictions.

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Murfreesboro man to file plea in Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor case
Murfreesboro man to file plea in Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor case

The Murfreesboro resident is accused of engaging in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity for a teenager to view by way of the internet (This information according to the charge of TCA 39-13-529 (b) against Moore).

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Rain Forces Prep Football Changes
Rain Forces Prep Football Changes

For the most part, only wet field conditions will affect Friday's prep football games. But there are some schedule changes.

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Rain Forces Prep Football Changes
Rain Forces Prep Football Changes

For the most part, only wet field conditions will affect Friday's prep football games. But there are some schedule changes.

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Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History
Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History

The Salvation Army has deployed its national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers to the Gulf Coast to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors. It's expected to be the largest relief effort in the organization's history.

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Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6
Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6

A battle of running backs in Region 3-6A as Riverdale hosted Siegel on a wet Tom Nolan Field. The Warriors defeat their cross town rival by an 18-6 final, with heavy rainfall for much of the game.

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Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6
Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6

A battle of running backs in Region 3-6A as Riverdale hosted Siegel on a wet Tom Nolan Field. The Warriors defeat their cross town rival by an 18-6 final, with heavy rainfall for much of the game.

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Week 3 Prep Football Recap
Week 3 Prep Football Recap

Get a recap of Week 3 in prep football in Rutherford County.

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Unconscious man with bite marks discovered in area of Indian Park Drive
Unconscious man with bite marks discovered in area of Indian Park Drive

Once on the scene officers discovered a 27-year-old man who was passed out next to building number 30. The subject had a bite mark on his arm...

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Special Kids Named Chick-fil-A
Special Kids Named Chick-fil-A "True Inspiration Awards" Finalist

Special Kids was nominated for this year's True Inspiration Award by Beau Noblitt, the Owner and Operator of two Chick-fil-A restaurants in Murfreesboro, TN; the city in which Special Kids is located.

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Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Ready to Help Houston, TX Area
Murfreesboro Rescue Workers Ready to Help Houston, TX Area

Murfreesboro Rescue Workers are on standby and ready to head to the Houston, Texas area if needed. Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons stated...

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Tennessee Teams Deploy to Texas; Rutherford Agencies Represent
Tennessee Teams Deploy to Texas; Rutherford Agencies Represent

Search and rescue teams from Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and La Vergne Fire Department are among the many headed to flood ravaged Texas to conduct life-saving operations.

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Deploys to Assist With Texas Flooding
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Deploys to Assist With Texas Flooding

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has deployed a team of trained swift water rescue personnel to assist with the flooding in Texas.

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Murfreesboro man allegedly places ad to have sex with child - Arrested
Murfreesboro man allegedly places ad to have sex with child - Arrested

Murfreesboro Detective Kristy Inglish with the Human Trafficking Division found an ad on Craigslist where a man was seeking a woman and her daughter to engage in sexual activity.

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The Villages of Murfreesboro OPEN HOUSE and Ribbon Cutting this Thursday
The Villages of Murfreesboro OPEN HOUSE and Ribbon Cutting this Thursday

The Villages of Murfreesboro will host an open house and ribbon cutting this Thursday, August 31st at 4 in the afternoon.

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Harvey Remnants Moving In
Harvey Remnants Moving In

Deep atmospheric moisture, associated with the remnants of "Harvey," is forecast to lift northeastward into Middle Tennessee from mid to late week.

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Two Murfreesboro Police Motorcycle Officers Collide with One Another Tuesday
Two Murfreesboro Police Motorcycle Officers Collide with One Another Tuesday

Around 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning two Murfreesboro motorcycle officers were enroute to an injury accident when something went wrong and they collided at the intersection of Northwest Broad Street and Hamilton Drive.

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UPDATE: Threats at schools not credible, but investigated
UPDATE: Threats at schools not credible, but investigated

In nearby Coffee County, a social media threat toward Coffee County High School was investigated.

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Guest Theologian to present message at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro
Guest Theologian to present message at First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro

Arminianism is a system of belief that attempts to explain the relationship between God's sovereignty and mankind's free will, especially in relation to salvation.

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Marijuana in TN to be researched
Marijuana in TN to be researched

State lawmakers have announced they will research if Tennessee should legalize marijuana.

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Cupcake Bandits Grab Cupcakes and RUN at Murfreesboro Grocery Store
Cupcake Bandits Grab Cupcakes and RUN at Murfreesboro Grocery Store

A cupcake theft occurred in Murfreesboro early Monday (8/28/17) morning around one. The incident was reported at the Kroger store on Lascassas Pike.

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UPDATE: Friday Night Shooting On Wenlon Dr.
UPDATE: Friday Night Shooting On Wenlon Dr.

As Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a double shooting on Wenlon Drive, we now know the identities of those involved.

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'Boro Country Star Chris Young Donating 100K to Harvey Relief
'Boro Country Star Chris Young Donating 100K to Harvey Relief

Country music star Chris Young of Murfreesboro is donating 100-thousand dollars to disaster relief efforts in Texas and started a GoFundMe page.

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MT Football Coaches/Players Look Toward Opener with Vanderbilt
MT Football Coaches/Players Look Toward Opener with Vanderbilt

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are in game-week mode as they put the final touches on preparation for this week's home opener with Vanderbilt.

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COMMENTARY: ESPN & R. LEE
COMMENTARY: ESPN & R. LEE

MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris has views on ESPN and political correctness.

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Civil War Era Gun Stolen
Civil War Era Gun Stolen

Thieves got away with several guns in Murfreesboro, including a Civil War rifle, and now the homeowner has been hoping to have them returned.

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Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out
Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out

The winds and rain from what was Hurricane Harvey continue to pummel southeastern Texas. Local agencies are deployed to assist victims.

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MTSU Scholars Academy aims for students' successful futures
MTSU Scholars Academy aims for students' successful futures

The Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Academy for freshmen has a twofold plan for their individual success.

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Tennessee Tech Football Has Rutherford County Flavor
Tennessee Tech Football Has Rutherford County Flavor

Tennessee Tech will begin their college football season Thursday (Aug. 31) in Cookeville as they battle Western Illinois.

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Armed Robbery at O'Reilly's on S.E. Broad
Armed Robbery at O'Reilly's on S.E. Broad

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an armed robbery at the O'Reilly's Auto Parts on Southeast Broad.

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Skimming Crew Targets A Local Post Office
Skimming Crew Targets A Local Post Office

Murfreesboro Police were called to the U.S. Post Office on Memorial Boulevard after a suspected "skimming crew" attempted a money order transaction.

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Local Salvation Army Major Headed to Flood Ravaged Texas
Local Salvation Army Major Headed to Flood Ravaged Texas

The Salvation Army is preparing for the largest mass feeding in U.S. history in the wake of catastrophic flooding in Texas from Harvey. Major Joe Irvin with the Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, has been deployed to provide disaster services for two weeks.

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Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit
Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) spoke today to educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the state at the Better Health Better Learning summit hosted by Tennessee Score and Nashville Health.

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PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central
PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central

The Smyrna Bulldogs defeated Wilson Central 43-10 Friday night. The Bulldogs put up 43 points but their defense was even more impressive.

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Riverdale Defeats Franklin; QB Injured (Plus Week 2 Recaps)
Riverdale Defeats Franklin; QB Injured (Plus Week 2 Recaps)

Riverdale defeated Franklin 24-7, avenging losses to the Rebels the past two season. However, senior quarterback Chrisitan Suffront sustained a leg injury on a 36-yard run.

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PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central
PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central

The Smyrna Bulldogs defeated Wilson Central 43-10 Friday night. The Bulldogs put up 43 points but their defense was even more impressive.

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Riverdale Defeats Franklin; QB Injured (Plus Week 2 Recaps)
Riverdale Defeats Franklin; QB Injured (Plus Week 2 Recaps)

Riverdale defeated Franklin 24-7, avenging losses to the Rebels the past two season. However, senior quarterback Chrisitan Suffront sustained a leg injury on a 36-yard run.

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Local doctor to swim 10 miles to help raise funds for the Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Service office
Local doctor to swim 10 miles to help raise funds for the Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Service office

Dr. Elizabeth LaRoche told WGNS News that she will be swimming 10 miles in Chattanooga to help raise money for the local Domestic Violence Program...

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football

Riverdale will get their first road test of the year at Franklin tonight (Friday).

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football

Riverdale will get their first road test of the year at Franklin tonight (Friday).

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Solar Energy not cost saving in Murfreesboro, TN
Solar Energy not cost saving in Murfreesboro, TN

Solar energy is a great resource for power, but not necessarily the best in Rutherford County. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric explains...

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Man who drove for Uber in Murfreesboro sentenced to 6 years in prison - guilty of Aggravated Sexual Battery
Man who drove for Uber in Murfreesboro sentenced to 6 years in prison - guilty of Aggravated Sexual Battery

A now former Uber driver in Murfreesboro who was charged with the rape of a 22-year-old woman he picked up in 2015 was recently in Circuit Court.

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Teri Herron Joins Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue as New Logistics Manager
Teri Herron Joins Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue as New Logistics Manager

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue is pleased to announce an addition to the MFRD family, Teri Herron. Teri is the department's new Logistics Manager, selected from a list of qualified applicants.

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Total Eclipse schedule for Murfreesboro and warning from the TN Dept. of Health
Total Eclipse schedule for Murfreesboro and warning from the TN Dept. of Health

Tennessee is one of 14 states that will be in the path of totality, a 70 mile-wide path where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.

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IN DEPTH: Synthetic Drug Use Continues in Murfreesboro and Beyond
IN DEPTH: Synthetic Drug Use Continues in Murfreesboro and Beyond

Today, the synthetic drugs that are often called "Fake Weed" are much more dangerous and potent than they originally were.

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Can a city or county prohibit a demonstration?
Can a city or county prohibit a demonstration?

Can a city or county prohibit a group from marching or having a demonstration? Hear what MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has to say about this interesting topic...

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TN Sex Offender Allegedly Ran from Police During Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
TN Sex Offender Allegedly Ran from Police During Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A man who was convicted in 2012 for the attempted rape of a child allegedly ran from police in recent days, according to an arrest report filed by Murfreesboro Police.

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Eclipse: Donut Country Eclipse Dozen
Eclipse: Donut Country Eclipse Dozen

Don't look directly at the donuts. But you can certainly eat them. Locally owned Donut Country is getting in on the eclipse craze.

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The Fears of Some Homeless
The Fears of Some Homeless

At times, his mind might not agree with reality, which is common in the world of mental illness diagnoses.

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Loveless Photography Player of the Game: Siegel RB Leland Wilhoite
Loveless Photography Player of the Game: Siegel RB Leland Wilhoite

Siegel's Leland Wilhoite was the Loveless Fine Photography Player of the game with 111-yards on 13 carries and four touchdowns for the Stars.

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Loveless Photography Player of the Game: Siegel RB Leland Wilhoite
Loveless Photography Player of the Game: Siegel RB Leland Wilhoite

Siegel's Leland Wilhoite was the Loveless Fine Photography Player of the game with 111-yards on 13 carries and four touchdowns for the Stars.

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TVA Fuel Costs are down
TVA Fuel Costs are down

The wholesale cost for September's TVA monthly fuel cost, starting with bills on Sept. 1st, will be at the lowest amount since May 2016.

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Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores
Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores

Siegel senior running back Leland Wilhoite had 13 carries for 111-yards and four touchdowns to lead the Stars to a 43-2 win over county foe Stewarts Creek.

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Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores
Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores

Siegel senior running back Leland Wilhoite had 13 carries for 111-yards and four touchdowns to lead the Stars to a 43-2 win over county foe Stewarts Creek.

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Grants Agribusiness in Tennessee
Grants Agribusiness in Tennessee

Tennessee officials are offering a new grant to develop agribusiness in the state.

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Teen suicide numbers are UP
Teen suicide numbers are UP

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that teenage suicides rose nationwide in 2015, and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a 40-year high.

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More Tennessee Promise Students Fulfill Requirements
More Tennessee Promise Students Fulfill Requirements

Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announce more than 800 high school students fulfilled their "Tennessee Promise" community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks in June, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016.

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Gun Fire in Rolling Acres Apartments
Gun Fire in Rolling Acres Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are investigating another shots fired incident. The latest happened Wednesday just after 10pm. Officer Jessica Hawkins reports being called to the Rolling Acres Apartments on Eagle Street.

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Cars Broken Into at Gold's Gym on Old Fort
Cars Broken Into at Gold's Gym on Old Fort

At least two vehicles were broken into outside of Gold's Gym on the Old Fort Parkway.

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One Week Left to Purchase Tickets for United Way's Annual Meeting
One Week Left to Purchase Tickets for United Way's Annual Meeting

The deadline to purchase tickets to the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Community Celebration is approaching on August 23. The Celebration is set for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Murfreesboro.

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PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football
PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football

The 2017 prep football season opens up here on NewsRadio WGNS with Stewarts Creek at Siegel.

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PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football
PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football

The 2017 prep football season opens up here on NewsRadio WGNS with Stewarts Creek at Siegel.

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Investigation into March 18, 2016 Murder at The Vie Apartments Continues
Investigation into March 18, 2016 Murder at The Vie Apartments Continues

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate the murder of Dante Johnson which took place in March of 2016 at The Vie apartment complex.

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No School Monday in Rutherford County for the Total Eclipse Event
No School Monday in Rutherford County for the Total Eclipse Event

UPDATE: The Rutherford County School Board voted Wednesday night to close schools on Monday (8/21/17) for the total eclipse event because of concerns about safety. Murfreesboro City Schools will be OPEN.

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Economic Impact of Rutherford County's nonprofit arts and culture industry significant
Economic Impact of Rutherford County's nonprofit arts and culture industry significant

Rutherford County's nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $31.2 million in annual economic activity--supporting $1,054 full-time equivalent jobs, generating $18.3 million in household income...

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UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee
UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee

A youth leader, a coach, and a volunteer firefighter are among nearly a dozen men facing felony charges as part of a four-day human trafficking operation in Kingsport.

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Greenhouse Ministries Hosts First Fix-It-Fair this Saturday
Greenhouse Ministries Hosts First Fix-It-Fair this Saturday

Greenhouse Ministries will host their first Fix-It-Fair this weekend, August 19th from 9-12. The event will be at Greenhouse Ministries. The goal of the Fix-It-Fair event is...

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64 Big Road Projects Nearing for Murfreesboro
64 Big Road Projects Nearing for Murfreesboro

A total of 64 road projects are on the drawing board for the City of Murfreesboro over the next 40 years.

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Sexual Health and Reproductive Freedom Group to host TN Convention
Sexual Health and Reproductive Freedom Group to host TN Convention

The theme for this year is "A Healthy and Free Tennessee in 2018 and Beyond: Building Collective Power," and the sessions include base building, campaigns, passing local legislation, and rural organizing.

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MTSU Art Alums 2017: A Celebration
MTSU Art Alums 2017: A Celebration

This 30-year span is specific to the formative years of the department's graphic design program and ceases at a point that acknowledges each graduate's further artistic and professional career development over the last five years.

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MTSU Graduation this past weekend was simple, yet encouraging
MTSU Graduation this past weekend was simple, yet encouraging

Those in attendance heard simple but profound advice from a renowned mathematics professor at their summer 2017 commencement ceremony on Aug. 12: Don't stop learning.

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Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro
Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro

An aggravated robbery was reported in Murfreesboro this past Saturday night around 10:00. The hold-up allegedly occurred at the M&S Market on West Clark Blvd.

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Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply
Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply

New numbers indicate the number of senior citizens in Tennessee hospitalized due to opioid has tripled - plus some - in the last 10-years.

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Eye Safety Paramount in Viewing Eclipse
Eye Safety Paramount in Viewing Eclipse

There are a lot of questions and concerns people have about properly viewing the once in a lifetime solar eclipse.

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Child Advocacy Center Hires Cannon County Coordinator
Child Advocacy Center Hires Cannon County Coordinator

The Child Advocacy Center is pleased to announce that Cassell Galligan-Davis has been hired as the new Cannon County Coordinator.

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Brown Dr. Man Facing Felony Drug Charges
Brown Dr. Man Facing Felony Drug Charges

A 33-year old Brown Drive man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police, who were called to the Kroger on Lascassas Pike for suspicious activity.

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Journey Drive Man Arrested for Theft, Auto Burglary & Fraud
Journey Drive Man Arrested for Theft, Auto Burglary & Fraud

A 22-year old Journey Drive man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges related to a vehicle theft at the 3343 Memorial Apartment complex.

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Man Hit in Head with Pistol & Robbed on North Maple
Man Hit in Head with Pistol & Robbed on North Maple

A 35-year old Poplar Avenue man had to be treated at the hospital after allegedly being hit in the head with a pistol and robbed.

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Shooting on Sun Circle & S. University Street
Shooting on Sun Circle & S. University Street

An 18-year old man was shot in the leg during an incident near the intersection of Sun Circle and South University Street.

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Another Shots Fired Incident at S. University at Sun Circle
Another Shots Fired Incident at S. University at Sun Circle

For the second night in a row, a report of gun fire in the area of South University and Sun Circle.

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MTSU graduate to receive major 'coverage' on season 16 of 'Project Runway'
MTSU graduate to receive major 'coverage' on season 16 of 'Project Runway'

An MTSU graduate will unveil her creations to a nationwide audience as one of this season's participants on "Project Runway."

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City Schools to Hold Town Hall Meetings
City Schools to Hold Town Hall Meetings

The Murfreesboro City School Board is inviting parents and the community to participate in the district's strategic planning sessions.

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Murfreesboro non-profit leader to file plea on Monday, August 21, 2017
Murfreesboro non-profit leader to file plea on Monday, August 21, 2017

A Murfreesboro man known for his positive involvement with soldiers has seen a change in his plea date to Monday, August 21st instead of August 11th as originally scheduled.

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THIS SATURDAY: Beesley Animal Foundation Open House and Blessing of the Pets
THIS SATURDAY: Beesley Animal Foundation Open House and Blessing of the Pets

The non-profit Beesley Animal Clinic in Murfreesboro will hold an open house THIS SATURDAY, August 12th for the community to learn more about the services offered at the facility. Executive Director Amanda Oliver stated...

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Murfreesboro Water Department is Re-branding
Murfreesboro Water Department is Re-branding

The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized.

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Murfreesboro Fire Engineer Retires after 33 Years of Service
Murfreesboro Fire Engineer Retires after 33 Years of Service

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department bid farewell to Engineer Jack Black on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 after 33 years with the MFRD.

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Indecent Exposure reported outside of a Murfreesboro gas station
Indecent Exposure reported outside of a Murfreesboro gas station

After a Murfreesboro woman stopped to "Minister to Hispanics" outside of a Mapco gas station, she told police she witnessed a white male who appeared to be exposing himself...

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Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child
Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child

Vanepps, who goes by the nickname of "Ed," allegedly attempted to pay the mother of a seven-year-old to have sex with her daughter, according to the original arrest report in February.

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Job fair for those who are 60+ in Murfreesboro on Friday
Job fair for those who are 60+ in Murfreesboro on Friday

The Friday job fair is for those who are 60 plus years of age. It will be at the St. Clair St. Senior Center...

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Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro
Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

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More Total Eclipse News for Murfreesboro Area
More Total Eclipse News for Murfreesboro Area

The Great Tennessee Eclipse at MTSU, a public open house on campus to discuss and watch Aug. 21 solar totality, has been designated by NASA as one of its six official viewing sites in the greater Nashville area.

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TN Speaker of the House tells Murfreesboro about her run for governor
TN Speaker of the House tells Murfreesboro about her run for governor

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell was in Murfreesboro on Monday and she stated on WGNS (52 Seconds)...

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Starting January: No talking on cellphones while driving in school zones
Starting January: No talking on cellphones while driving in school zones

Students and parents and all motorists have until January to adjust to a new state law that makes talking on a cell phone - with the device in hand - illegal in an active school zone.

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Special Kids Announces Date for Banquet
Special Kids Announces Date for Banquet

Entertainment will be provided by local Middle Tennessee artist, Paige Pitts, to accompany the dinner provided by Demos' Restaurant and Peter D's.

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Being the Authentic You - Guest Speaker on August 8, 2017
Being the Authentic You - Guest Speaker on August 8, 2017

Being your authentic self allows you to unequivocally and unapologetically be who you are and enjoy being you," says Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, former executive director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women.

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Back to School items needed for children
Back to School items needed for children

A local church is collecting back to school items for children in Rutherford County.

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Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank to Merge with Nourish Food Bank
Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank to Merge with Nourish Food Bank

For more than 30 years, Rutherford County has been served by the food banks at the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, serving Murfreesboro, and Nourish Food Bank, serving Smyrna, La Vergne, and the surrounding communities.

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Murfreesboro Police Officer nominated for Life Saver Award
Murfreesboro Police Officer nominated for Life Saver Award

A Murfreesboro Police Officer has been credited for helping to save the life of a Christiana resident.

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Pavillion Collapses at John Pittard Elementary School
Pavillion Collapses at John Pittard Elementary School

Murfreesboro Firefighters responded to reports of a building collapse at John Pittard Elementary School Wednesday just after 3:30 pm, following a fast moving storm with high winds.

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The thieves almost got caught stealing from Victoria's Secret
The thieves almost got caught stealing from Victoria's Secret

A manager at Victoria's Secret in the Stones River Mall called police when two women walked in and stole over $2,500 in clothing.

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Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year
Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year

An estimated $1.2 million improvement to a section of Blaze Drive between Brinkley Road and Blackman High School will be ready for traffic before the school year begins Aug. 7.

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UPDATE: Suicide in Barfield Park on Saturday evening
UPDATE: Suicide in Barfield Park on Saturday evening

UPDATE: Apparently, someone called the authorities just before it occurred asking officers to check on the 46 year old man at his Cloister subdivision home

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Driver in Manchester Highway Fatal Crash Identified
Driver in Manchester Highway Fatal Crash Identified

We now know the identify of the driver killed in a fatal early morning crash at 2525 Manchester Highway, near Irby Lane.

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RNA ethics complaint to be heard
RNA ethics complaint to be heard

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee is set to discuss a complaint filed against the county's law firm.

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Cities Prepare for National Night Out
Cities Prepare for National Night Out

Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne will be out in the community Tuesday (August 1st) for National Night Out.

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Bridge Over Broad First Closure Shorter Than Planned
Bridge Over Broad First Closure Shorter Than Planned

The first weekend of closure at the Bridge over Broad construction project has come and gone. Another closure is coming up this weekend.

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Rocky Fork Middle School Building Dedicated
Rocky Fork Middle School Building Dedicated

Rocky Fork Middle School is officially open for the school year. Community members, leaders, students and parents were in attendance Sunday for the ribbon cutting and open house.

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Wenlon Drive Shots Fired Ends in Arrest
Wenlon Drive Shots Fired Ends in Arrest

A Weybridge Drive man was arrested after Murfreesboro Police responded to shots fired and a domestic disturbance.

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Shelbyville Woman Claims She was Raped
Shelbyville Woman Claims She was Raped

A 30-year old Shelbyville woman told Murfreesboro Police she was raped on Chaffin Place.

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Shots Fired at America's Best Value Inn on S. Church
Shots Fired at America's Best Value Inn on S. Church

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a report of shots fired at the America's Best Value Inn on South Church.

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Armed Robbery on East Castle St.
Armed Robbery on East Castle St.

Three victims reported being robbed at gun point at apartments on 720 East Castle Street. The incident was reported just before 10 o'clock Friday night.

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Rutherford County MLB Pitcher Sonny Gray to Yankees
Rutherford County MLB Pitcher Sonny Gray to Yankees

The New York Yankees have acquired starter and Smyrna native Sonny Gray from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for prospects Jorge Mateo, James Kaprielian and Dustin Fowler.

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Her life is all about dialysis - Sarah Baker in Smyrna needs a new kidney
Her life is all about dialysis - Sarah Baker in Smyrna needs a new kidney

Sarah, who lives in Smyrna, Tennessee, undergoes about four hours of dialysis three times per week.

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More than 1,000 RCS teachers take part in training conference to better engage students
More than 1,000 RCS teachers take part in training conference to better engage students

Like many of her colleagues, Kacie Oja had a romantic vision of what her career as teacher would be like. Now beginning her ninth year in education and second with Rutherford County Schools, Oja has a firsthand understanding...

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Murfreesboro native helping to better the TN Juvenile Justice System
Murfreesboro native helping to better the TN Juvenile Justice System

The Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice is directed to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review of the state's juvenile justice system using a data-driven approach...

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New Social Studies Standards in Tennessee Finalized for Schools
New Social Studies Standards in Tennessee Finalized for Schools

The new Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies will be implemented in classrooms in the 2019-20 school year. This multi-year, comprehensive review...

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Prostitution in a busy Murfreesboro neighborhood - Prostitution is UP in Tennessee
Prostitution in a busy Murfreesboro neighborhood - Prostitution is UP in Tennessee

Murfreesboro Police were called to East State Street at around 6:15 Thursday morning for an odd call. Evidently, someone called dispatch to advise...

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Car shot at Campus Villa Apartments
Car shot at Campus Villa Apartments

Authorities responded to a call at Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive early Thursday (7/27/17) morning in regards to a shots fired situation.

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Armed robbery at local hotel on Old Fort Pkwy
Armed robbery at local hotel on Old Fort Pkwy

A 33 year old woman from LaVergne who was staying at the Double Tree Hotel on Old Fort Parkway told police that she and the male that was in the room with her, were robbed at gunpoint.

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Demos' Restaurants Present Understanding Healing Event
Demos' Restaurants Present Understanding Healing Event

Understanding Healing presented by the Demos' Family of Restaurants will be held on August 8 and 9 to offer a Biblical perspective on the topic of sickness and healing.

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The past is now in the past
The past is now in the past

Lee, who is homeless, once had a large tattoo on his forearm that read, "Member - KKK." However, that is now covered by a cross...

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Changes in School Social Studies
Changes in School Social Studies

The State Board of Education will hear and discuss revisions to the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its July 27th workshop. The standards will be voted on final consideration the following day, July 28th.

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MPD Continues Traffic Enforcement Efforts Following 'Operation Southern Shield'
MPD Continues Traffic Enforcement Efforts Following 'Operation Southern Shield'

The Murfreesboro Police Department is continuing its efforts to reduce traffic crashes on Murfreesboro streets

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The fate of older downtown Rutherford County Government Buildings is Undecided
The fate of older downtown Rutherford County Government Buildings is Undecided

County Mayor Ernest Burgess told WGNS that a contractor is studying the buildings and departments to help decide what departments should move and what buildings need to be refurbished or possibly torn down...

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Congressman DesJarlais, who represents our area, said he wants stronger North Korea sanctions and more
Congressman DesJarlais, who represents our area, said he wants stronger North Korea sanctions and more

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for a bipartisan bill yesterday to sanction Iran, North Korea and Russia, threatening the United States and its foreign allies

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GMC Truck Stolen in Murfreesboro on Tuesday
GMC Truck Stolen in Murfreesboro on Tuesday

Well, it was number 9 on the list for being one of the most stolen vehicles in America. But, that likely failed to make the news any better for a Murfreesboro man who reported his GMC pickup truck as being stolen on Tuesday.

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Red Cross in Dire Need of Blood
Red Cross in Dire Need of Blood

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains...

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NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks
NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks talks about some of the lifesaving first responder working being done by his department on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro is aging - New apartments geared towards 55+
UPDATE: Murfreesboro is aging - New apartments geared towards 55+

The Villages of Murfreesboro are now open for complete tours of rooms that are available for seniors to move into.

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Bridge Over Broad to be Completely Shut Down This Weekend
Bridge Over Broad to be Completely Shut Down This Weekend

Contractors for the Tennessee Department of Transportation plan to connect the massive beams over the roadway, which means the road will be completely shut down this coming Friday evening through Monday morning...

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Murfreesboro continues to grow and the city is ready with the 2035 plan
Murfreesboro continues to grow and the city is ready with the 2035 plan

The growth in Murfreesboro continues. Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody commented...

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Murfreesboro Hosts 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference
Murfreesboro Hosts 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference

Fire service personnel from all over the state are in Murfreesboro during July 22-25th for the 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Conference at Embassy Suites.

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Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle stolen in South Church / Veterans Pkwy area
Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle stolen in South Church / Veterans Pkwy area

A resident of an apartment complex on Veterans Parkway near Barfield School reported to Murfreesboro Police that someone stole his motorcycle.

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East Main Church of Christ FREE Backpacks program a success!
East Main Church of Christ FREE Backpacks program a success!

The free backpack giveaway this past weekend was a success. The event was held at the East Main Church of Christ in Murfreesboro (300 East Main Street).

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Red Realty in Murfreesboro Announces Winners of $10,000 Non Profit Awards
Red Realty in Murfreesboro Announces Winners of $10,000 Non Profit Awards

The local real estate agency recently launched their very first Red Realty Charity Challenge, in which the company will gift a total of $10,000 to five local charities/organizations ($2,000 each)...

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Death of Linkin Park Frontman Highlights Need for Survivor Support
Death of Linkin Park Frontman Highlights Need for Survivor Support

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) wishes to convey its sympathies on the loss of Chester Bennington following his death by suicide last week in Los Angeles.

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MTSU, Pellissippi State promote smoother transfer paths for students
MTSU, Pellissippi State promote smoother transfer paths for students

Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University are promoting new dual admission transfer pathways for students.

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DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro

A 38 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 4th time with DUI.

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Reward paid out in the Rutherford County capturing of two inmates accused of killing prison guards
Reward paid out in the Rutherford County capturing of two inmates accused of killing prison guards

The money is being paid out to several people, but authorities declined to say exactly who's getting it, saying the recipients wished to remain anonymous.

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UPDATE: Plead date reset for Mother indicted for fatal accident that left her son dead
UPDATE: Plead date reset for Mother indicted for fatal accident that left her son dead

UPDATE: A case that hit the Rutherford County courts on Friday involving a mother who was allegedly involved in a fatal DUI related accident that left her 3 year old son dead, will see another date in court this August.

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VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks
VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks

Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local officials at the Patterson Park Community Center to make a special Transportation Alternative Grant announcement.

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Man charged with 13 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure will head to trial
Man charged with 13 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure will head to trial

UPDATE: 45-Year-old Ronald David Harris was scheduled to file a plea in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on Friday (7/21/17), but instead asked for a complete trial.

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Governor Reacts to Healthcare Talk in Washington
Governor Reacts to Healthcare Talk in Washington

Governor Bill Haslam took time from his grant announcement in Murfreesboro to talk about healthcare.

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MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.

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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

IN COURT ON FRIDAY: 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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The Rutherford County SRO Program has positive impact
The Rutherford County SRO Program has positive impact

Former Sheriff Truman Jones started the SRO Program in Rutherford County in 1993 with five officers in five schools.

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Who is shoplifting fans in Murfreesboro
Who is shoplifting fans in Murfreesboro

It looks as if another fan has been shoplifted in Murfreesboro. While the theft is a bit odd, the Dyson brand fans and Dyson brand vacuums are routinely stolen around the country and later sold on Ebay or Craigslist.

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell not running for Governor
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell not running for Governor

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell, who was considering a run at the Governor of Tennessee seat, has decided not to move forward with such an endeavor.

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All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August
All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August

Murfreesboro City Schools invites parents, students and families to its district-wide open house. All Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting an open house at their school on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store
Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store

According to a loss prevention employee, the subject allegedly stole two Apple TV receivers, a Garmin GPS unit, a Google home Wi-Fi system, a speaker sound bar and ironically, a security camera system.

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NEWSMAKERS: State Senate Candidate Ernest Burgess
NEWSMAKERS: State Senate Candidate Ernest Burgess

Ernest Burgess talks about his decision to run for state Senate on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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New restaurant in Murfreesboro focuses on Masterpiece Burritos
New restaurant in Murfreesboro focuses on Masterpiece Burritos

Freebirds World Burrito, the quirky, fast-casual concept that spearheaded the burrito revolution, has opened their first Tennessee location in Murfreesboro at 2222 Medical Center Parkway on Tuesday, July 18.

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Anti-Islamic vandalism in Barfield area of Murfreesboro reported to FBI by MPD
Anti-Islamic vandalism in Barfield area of Murfreesboro reported to FBI by MPD

UPDATE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, Tuesday (7/18/17) called on federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the vandalism of a Tennessee Muslim's vehicle as a possible hate crime.

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Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure
Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure

Soffiantino has since been charged with three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure. He will be arraigned in court before Judge Bragg on the 14th of August.

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Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas
Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas

Congressman DesJarlais released a statement saying, "I'm excited to talk red meat issues with true Tennessee conservatives at this year's T-Bones and Politics dinner. Now more than ever, it's crucial that conservatives stand and fight for our beliefs."

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Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Part of I-24 at Medical Center Parkway
Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Part of I-24 at Medical Center Parkway

I-24 East just before Medical Center Parkway was shut down due to an accident around 5:30 on Tuesday evening in Murfreesboro..

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Steady Gas Prices...Slight Drop In 'Boro: $1.86
Steady Gas Prices...Slight Drop In 'Boro: $1.86

Gas prices have held relatively steady for the past two weeks, but now face upward pressure. Prices dropped slightly here with some 'Boro discounters starting the week at $1.86.

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Batey Farms Vandalized
Batey Farms Vandalized

Batey Farms is hoping the public might know who is responsible for ripping through their fields over the weekend.

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Missing man in Middle Tennessee
Missing man in Middle Tennessee

Authorities in Middle Tennessee are on the lookout for a missing man.

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Murfreesboro City Schools ESP Hosted Summer Camp
Murfreesboro City Schools ESP Hosted Summer Camp

Fifth and sixth graders from Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program attended Camp Big Shots, a two-week summer camp organized specifically for older students.

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Man Shot & Robbed on Hastings Street
Man Shot & Robbed on Hastings Street

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the shooting and robbery of a Hispanic male in the 800 block of Hastings Street.

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Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped
Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped

A 33-year old Jetton Drive woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was raped.

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Burglary at Whitt's BBQ on S. Church
Burglary at Whitt's BBQ on S. Church

The Whitt's BBQ location on South Church Street was broken into over the weekend.

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The Heat is On!
The Heat is On!

The first significant heat wave of the summer arrives late this week and continues over the weekend.

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Rep. Rudd, Sparks, House Insurance & Banking Committee Produce Strong 2017 Results
Rep. Rudd, Sparks, House Insurance & Banking Committee Produce Strong 2017 Results

Throughout the first half of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, the House Insurance and Banking Committee was particularly active in the legislative process.

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James, Rooker Preseason All C-USA selections
James, Rooker Preseason All C-USA selections

Two Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2017 Preseason All-Conference USA as announced by the league office Monday.

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Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest
Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest

A 24-year old Edgewater Falls man was arrested for DUI after an accident on Memorial Boulevard.

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Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State
Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State

In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.

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Murfreesboro Firefighter Returns to Duty Following Investigation
Murfreesboro Firefighter Returns to Duty Following Investigation

Murfreesboro firefighter Britt Gammon is no longer on administrative leave following an internal investigation to determine whether there were any actions that violate City of Murfreesboro policies.

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Northfield man accused of sexually attacking teen walking dog
Northfield man accused of sexually attacking teen walking dog

A 34 year old man in Murfreesboro has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. The suspect was accused of attacking a woman outside of Haynes Manor Apartments as she was walking her dog.

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UPDATE: Mosque Vandals Still Sought
UPDATE: Mosque Vandals Still Sought

Vandals spray painted curse words referring to the Muslim Allah and dropped bacon at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro overnight Sunday...

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Arrive Alive Southern Shield Focuses on Speeding
Arrive Alive Southern Shield Focuses on Speeding

Operation "Arrive Alive Southern Shield" is a campaign to focus on speeding, one of the leading contributing factors as it relates to injury and fatality crashes it is of major concern during the heavily traveled summer season.

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NEWSMAKERS: Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Bill Ketron
NEWSMAKERS: Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Bill Ketron

Bill Ketron talks about his decision to run for Rutherford County Mayor on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board
Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board

Stepfather convicted for his role in murdering his 7-year-old son in Christiana, TN in 2004 will be before a parole board in October of this year. The man will be asking for release.

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Rutherford County man shoots himself in parking lot of Murfreesboro hospital
Rutherford County man shoots himself in parking lot of Murfreesboro hospital

A man evidently shot himself in the parking lot of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro on Tuesday morning.

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United Way Announces New Board Officers, Members
United Way Announces New Board Officers, Members

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2017-18 board officers and members.

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What will happen to the old First Methodist Church in downtown Murfreesboro?
What will happen to the old First Methodist Church in downtown Murfreesboro?

Ideas about what could become of the old First Methodist Church chapel are still abuzz in downtown Murfreesboro...

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MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community
MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community

People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test.

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Positive News: Officers of the Month in Murfreesboro
Positive News: Officers of the Month in Murfreesboro

Two deputies who quickly apprehended a bank robbery suspect were honored as Ford of Murfreesboro's Officers of the Month for June and July.

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NEWSMAKERS: Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau
NEWSMAKERS: Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau

Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau talks about Medicare changes that will lead to new scams you need to know about on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Riverdale FFA Free Fishing Day Saturday, July 15th
Riverdale FFA Free Fishing Day Saturday, July 15th

Have you thought about fishing but never have because you're inexperienced? Do you have kids you'd like to take fishing? Then the free fishing day, put on by Riverdale FFA, is for you.

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Salvation Army Shelter Expands to Include Woman
Salvation Army Shelter Expands to Include Woman

The homeless population in Rutherford County increased 71-percent in the four-years between 2012 and 2016.

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Two Murfreesboro Firefighters Retire After Serving the City for More Than Seven Decades
Two Murfreesboro Firefighters Retire After Serving the City for More Than Seven Decades

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Kenneth Richmond and Firefighter Wayne Reed worked their final shift together on Friday, July 7, at Station 5 on Florence Road. Their years of service total seventy-one (71).

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN

For the 5th year in a row, The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will host a Mental Health / Homeless Summit that is attended by Veterans, Family Members and Community Partners.

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Painkiller overdose after Murfreesboro man allegedly injects prescription drugs
Painkiller overdose after Murfreesboro man allegedly injects prescription drugs

Around noon on Monday (7/10/17), Murfreesboro Police received a phone call about a man who was found unconscious in the Vintage Blackman Apartment parking lot.

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Alleged Gang Member arrested for drugs in Murfreesboro
Alleged Gang Member arrested for drugs in Murfreesboro

The official police report shows that the man confirmed that he is a member of the 8-Trey Gangsta Crip gang.

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Ecstasy, Xanax, Molly Crystals and Weed located during local traffic stop
Ecstasy, Xanax, Molly Crystals and Weed located during local traffic stop

About 80 Xanax pills, 9 soft Ecstasy pills a Mason jar of marijuana, and 21.6 grams of Molly Crystals were recovered by Murfreesboro Police during a traffic stop...

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Almost 10 ounces of weed leads to arrest after Probation Officer visit in Murfreesboro
Almost 10 ounces of weed leads to arrest after Probation Officer visit in Murfreesboro

9.9 Ounces of marijuana and over $3,500 in cash were seized as evidence by Murfreesboro Police after officers met with a Board of Probation and Parole officer at an apartment on St. Andrews Drive.

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Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans
Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans

Locally, Middle Tennessee State University is receiving...

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Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Sentenced to 1 year in prison
Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Sentenced to 1 year in prison

Courtney Barrett appeared in court for sentencing late last month. Barrett is the woman who plead guilty after striking and killing a woman riding a scooter on July 10, 2016.

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U.S. Secret Service says Murfreesboro man made White House explosion threat
U.S. Secret Service says Murfreesboro man made White House explosion threat

A special agent with the United States Secret Service contacted Murfreesboro Police in regards to a Facebook post that was on the official White House Facebook page.

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Heroin overdose on Sunday in Murfreesboro
Heroin overdose on Sunday in Murfreesboro

A Sunday drug overdose on the Greenway in Murfreesboro was reported this past weekend around 8:45 in the morning.

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NEWSMAKERS: Linebaugh Library Director Rita Shacklett
NEWSMAKERS: Linebaugh Library Director Rita Shacklett

Linebaugh Library Director Rita Shacklett talks about the summer reading program and more on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Affordable housing as Murfreesboro grows and more discussed
Affordable housing as Murfreesboro grows and more discussed

The City of Murfreesboro continues to experience growth with the population expected to grow to 228,000 by 2035. "Finding available, affordable housing is getting more difficult..."

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Convicted murderer and sex offender will NOT have case reheard
Convicted murderer and sex offender will NOT have case reheard

On June 19, 2017, Jewel Moses Bess appeared again before the Rutherford County Courts. Bess was aiming to have his murder case re-heard.

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Growing number of students from Rutherford County are using summer school as opportunity to get ahead
Growing number of students from Rutherford County are using summer school as opportunity to get ahead

Every morning when Jasmine Glenn wakes up at 5:30 for a full day of summer school classes and one online class, she carries more than books.

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Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS
Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance wants to help consumers avoid getting scammed by offering tips on how to navigate air conditioning repair.

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 RUTHERFORD Cable breakfast meeting is NEXT Tuesday, July 11
RUTHERFORD Cable breakfast meeting is NEXT Tuesday, July 11

Krech has shared stages and authorship with such experts as Brian Tracy and Denis Waitley and legends like Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar.

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Murfreesboro Police capture armed robbery suspects
Murfreesboro Police capture armed robbery suspects

Three suspects from an armed robbery and stolen car are in custody in Murfreesboro with the help of Murfreesboro Police Dept K9 Juice.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police and Fire Departments Cyber Attacked
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police and Fire Departments Cyber Attacked

"We have been in contact with the FBI and cooperating with them for any potential investigation."

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28 Pounds of Weed Seized in Nashville Traffic Stop
28 Pounds of Weed Seized in Nashville Traffic Stop

In nearby Nashville, 28 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop.

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Protect home, car from burglars stealing firearms, valuables
Protect home, car from burglars stealing firearms, valuables

About $55,000 worth of firearms were stolen from cars, many unlocked, and homes in unincorporated areas this year, a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detective supervisor said.

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41 Guns stolen from unlocked vehicles in the City Limits of Murfreesboro
41 Guns stolen from unlocked vehicles in the City Limits of Murfreesboro

About 41 guns were stolen from unlocked cars or truck within the city limits of Murfreesboro in recent weeks.

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New Rutherford County court building is nearing completion
New Rutherford County court building is nearing completion

The brand new Rutherford County Judicial Building will soon be where regular court cases are held.

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Kids frolicked in the water at Barfield Park
Kids frolicked in the water at Barfield Park

Splash Out at Barfield Park took place on Thursday (July 6, 2017). The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department was on hand to hose down

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 Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability
Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability

"The City of Murfreesboro partners with the federal government to fund a wide range of public service activities including child care, healthcare, job training, homeless services and education programs..."

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Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was a Success
Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was a Success

Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was both musical and enjoyable for local residents. The event was held at Sports*Com and the Mcknight baseball fields on the 4th of July.

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Baum to Run for State House of Representatives
Baum to Run for State House of Representatives

Rutherford County Commissioner and Middle Tennessee State University economics professor Charlie Baum is running in the Republican primary for the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives seat, vacated by Rep. Dawn White.

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Here is your chance to take a selfie with the Oscar Meyer Weiner
Here is your chance to take a selfie with the Oscar Meyer Weiner

A special guest will be visiting Murfreesboro next week... The famous Oscar Meyer Weiner!

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Sherry Carpenter named interim HR director
Sherry Carpenter named interim HR director

City Manager Rob Lyons announced Friday the appointment of Sherry Carpenter, former city treasurer and personnel director, as interim HR director.

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TONIGHT in MURFREESBORO: Fireworks, Family Fun and Swimming on July 4th
TONIGHT in MURFREESBORO: Fireworks, Family Fun and Swimming on July 4th

Greg Lawson will conduct the Murfreesboro Symphony performance during the fireworks display. The fireworks display by Pyro Shows will light up the sky at 9 p.m.

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More Positive Youth Camps in Murfreesboro (Photos)
More Positive Youth Camps in Murfreesboro (Photos)

Unity in the Community Football Camp was recently held at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

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Altered VIN leads to Florida man's Arrest
Altered VIN leads to Florida man's Arrest

Roberto Antonio Perez, age 48 of Miami, FL, was located at a truck stop near Exit 105 off Interstate 24 in nearby Coffee County recently. Evidently, the man was wanted by the long arm of the law.

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VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fireworks Finale
VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fireworks Finale

Check out the last three minutes of the Murfreesboro City Fireworks finale.

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NEWSMAKERS: County Schools Athletic Director Tim Tackett
NEWSMAKERS: County Schools Athletic Director Tim Tackett

Rutherford County Schools Athletic Director Tim Tackett talks about his job, growth in the county and more on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position
Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position

State Senator Bill Ketron has announced he'll seek the County Mayor's office next year.

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Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate
Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate

County Mayor Ernest Burgess will not seek a fourth term. However, with State Senator Bill Ketron's announcement he'll seek the mayor's position, Burgess says he'll run for Ketron's senate seat.

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July a Big Month for Thefts
July a Big Month for Thefts

Independence Day is upon us. As you celebrate the nation's birthday, be aware that July is the third busiest month for theft claims. According to State Farm®, Tennessee ranked 10th in 2015 with nearly 2,800 claims.

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Howard's Hope Announces Expansion of Free Swim Lessons Program
Howard's Hope Announces Expansion of Free Swim Lessons Program

Howard's Hope, a Rutherford county nonprofit, has partnered with the University of Memphis to offer its Flying Fish program in West Tennessee.

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Fisher House Needs Supplies
Fisher House Needs Supplies

The Tennessee Fisher House located on the campus of the Alvin C York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro is in need of supplies for their guest, which are the family members of Active Duty Military and Veterans.

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Tri-Star Stonecrest Promotes Fireworks Safety
Tri-Star Stonecrest Promotes Fireworks Safety

About 7,000 people in the United States will go to the ER with fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July holiday.

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THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th
THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th

If you drive on Tennessee's roads and highways while under the influence, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be looking for you during the Fourth of July holiday.

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Matheny Running for U.S. Congress
Matheny Running for U.S. Congress

State Rep. Judd Matheny has formally announced he is a candidate in the Republican primary for Congress in Tennessee's Sixth Congressional District.

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A Puppy Theft in Murfreesboro
A Puppy Theft in Murfreesboro

How would you feel if you returned home to find out that one of your three newborn puppies were missing?

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Undocumented tenant in a local rental home
Undocumented tenant in a local rental home

A vacant rental property on Minerva Drive is no longer vacant after unknown persons moved into the home and even had their utilities turned on.

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Meeting about the growth of Murfreesboro and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Meeting about the growth of Murfreesboro and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan

The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will gather to conduct a public hearing on the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m., Wed., July 12, 2017.

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BB Gun Bandit Strikes Again in Murfreesboro
BB Gun Bandit Strikes Again in Murfreesboro

On Thursday (6/29/17), a resident on Granite Springs Way told police that someone shot a total of twelve windows at her home.

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"It spread by word of mouth on July 4, 1776," says MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was announced from a balcony.

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Study to mostly decide fate of two old buildings on the Murfreesboro Square
Study to mostly decide fate of two old buildings on the Murfreesboro Square

Talks have already taken place that involved the idea of tearing down the Goldsteins building that currently houses the county codes department, engineering, planning and the county election offices.

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Construction equipment stolen from a Murfreesboro rental business
Construction equipment stolen from a Murfreesboro rental business

Sunbelt Equipment Rentals off of South Church Street near I-24 was burglarized. The report was filed on Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro.

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18 Year old accuses store clerk of sexual battery after making purchase
18 Year old accuses store clerk of sexual battery after making purchase

An 18 year old female in Murfreesboro filed a police report for sexual battery on Wednesday (6/28/17) after she said she bought a pack of smokes.

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MTSU Survey: 77 percent of Republicans and 9 percent of Democrats trust President Trump, somewhat
MTSU Survey: 77 percent of Republicans and 9 percent of Democrats trust President Trump, somewhat

While 77 percent of Republicans surveyed said they "completely trust" or "somewhat trust" President Donald Trump, only 9 percent of Democrats, 33 percent of independents and 20 percent of respondents with no political affiliation expressed such trust in the president.

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Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature  FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro
Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro

Former State Representative Joe Carr announced Thursday that FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro will be the featured speaker at this year's 9th Annual T-Bones & Politics fundraising event in Lascassas, TN.

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First National Bank of Middle Tennessee opens new branch in Murfreesboro
First National Bank of Middle Tennessee opens new branch in Murfreesboro

Crediting community support for its continued growth in this market, First National Bank of Middle Tennessee officials cut the ribbon on its second full-service branch at 3427 Memorial Boulevard on June 22, 2017.

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More jobs, people and companies calling Rutherford County home
More jobs, people and companies calling Rutherford County home

HYLA will locate its new operations in a 100,000-square-foot facility in Rutherford County. Mobile device reverse logistics technology company to create 225 new jobs...

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Artist should submit work by July 15th for the annual Craft Fair
Artist should submit work by July 15th for the annual Craft Fair

Artists across the United States are invited to submit their artwork for 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair by July 15, 2017.

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Election Commission Improves Campaign Financial Disclosure Process
Election Commission Improves Campaign Financial Disclosure Process

Rutherford County election officials have announced that they have enhanced the campaign financial disclosure reporting process...

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MORE: MTSU has a massive economic impact on Murfreesboro
MORE: MTSU has a massive economic impact on Murfreesboro

We have more news on how MTSU is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates a lot of money for Murfreesboro and the state of Tennessee.

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Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware
Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware

Two more home for rent scams have struck the pockets of Murfreesboro residents in recent days.

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The Broken Windows Theory in Rutherford County
The Broken Windows Theory in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess told WGNS that the county does not patrol areas to inspect lawns, but they do depend on residents to let them know if a property is not properly kept...

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