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Obituaries (Listen online)

These are the latest obituaries in Rutherford County...

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Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket
Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket

Raider Tees introduces the "Buy a MT Blanket - Give a Blanket" program. Each time a fan purchases a MT blanket from Raider Tees, we will give a solid non-branded blanket to an agency in Murfreesboro that works with the homeless.

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Man assaulted in City of Murfreesboro Parking Garage
Man assaulted in City of Murfreesboro Parking Garage

A 36-year-old man was assaulted in the City of Murfreesboro parking garage on Wednesday evening around 5:00.

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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

The man was located at the Baymont Inn on Armory Drive near I-24 Tuesday (2/21/17). Officers took the man into custody and transported him to the Murfreesboro Police Department for questioning.

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Fugitive from Justice in Ohio for Heroin arrested in Murfreesboro
Fugitive from Justice in Ohio for Heroin arrested in Murfreesboro

A 39 year old man by the name of "King Robert" Dillard who was wanted in Ohio for Heroin distribution has been tracked down by U.S. Marshals and arrested in Murfreesboro.

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TOA Highlight: Blackman Indoor State Results
TOA Highlight: Blackman Indoor State Results

Blackman athletes recently competed in indoor state and Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is highlighting their accomplishments.

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Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket
Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket

Raider Tees introduces the "Buy a MT Blanket - Give a Blanket" program. Each time a fan purchases a MT blanket from Raider Tees, we will give a solid non-branded blanket to an agency in Murfreesboro that works with the homeless.

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Man allegedly claims to be with the TBI when asking for a
Man allegedly claims to be with the TBI when asking for a "Happy Ending"

Impersonating a police officer and solicitation of prostitution are the two charges described in a recent police report.

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Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game
Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game

The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland. Riverdale defeated Stewarts Creek for third place.

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New substation for Stones River Mall area to be open by Fall
New substation for Stones River Mall area to be open by Fall

A new substation is being built by Murfreesboro Electric. Amy Byers with the electric company told WGNS the new substation will be near the Stones River Mall...

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22 Pounds of Cocaine, $111,000 Cash Seized from Donelson Area Home
22 Pounds of Cocaine, $111,000 Cash Seized from Donelson Area Home

While the recent arrest was in Nashville, it may curb some cocaine trafficking into Rutherford County.

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

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

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Rape reported by 19 year old Murfreesboro woman
Rape reported by 19 year old Murfreesboro woman

A 19 year old in Murfreesboro reported to police that she was raped by a man inside his Waterford Place apartment on South Church Street.

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Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game
Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game

The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland. Riverdale defeated Stewarts Creek for third place.

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

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

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Murderer Jewell Moses Bess back in court this week
Murderer Jewell Moses Bess back in court this week

A cold case murder that ended with the conviction of Jewell Moses Bess in Murfreesboro will soon be back in court. Bess maintains that his wife committed suicide and he did not kill her.

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MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT
MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT

The MTCS boys, the number one seed in the District 9A, made a perfect run in the tournament, taking a 73-67 championship game.

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MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT
MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT

The MTCS boys, the number one seed in the District 9A, made a perfect run in the tournament, taking a 73-67 championship game.

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Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third
Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third

The Riverdale girls claimed a hard-fought 57-55 win over Stewarts Creek in the District 7-AAA Girls Championship game. Oakland wins the consolation game.

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Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third
Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third

The Riverdale girls claimed a hard-fought 57-55 win over Stewarts Creek in the District 7-AAA Girls Championship game. Oakland wins the consolation game.

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7AAA Semifinal Roundup
7AAA Semifinal Roundup

Riverdale and Stewarts Creek girls join Blackman and Oakland boys in the District 7-AAA title games after the Saturday semifinal contests.

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7AAA Semifinal Roundup
7AAA Semifinal Roundup

Riverdale and Stewarts Creek girls join Blackman and Oakland boys in the District 7-AAA title games after the Saturday semifinal contests.

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Murder suspect takes plea deal in death of 86 year old woman
Murder suspect takes plea deal in death of 86 year old woman

We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. William Brace killed and reportedly raped Espy in 2015...

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Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game
Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game

Smyrna and Oakland girls reach the District 7-AAA Semifinals and ensure a region berth with Friday wins. MTCS boys are in the 9A championship game.

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Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game
Smyrna, Oakland Girls Reach Semis, MTCS Boys in Title Game

Smyrna and Oakland girls reach the District 7-AAA Semifinals and ensure a region berth with Friday wins. MTCS boys are in the 9A championship game.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in Murfreesboro on Friday night.

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

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

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MURFREESBORO: Movie at the Mall
MURFREESBORO: Movie at the Mall

Shoppers and their families are invited to Stones River Mall's newest event of the year! Movie at the Mall will feature a free showing of "The Secret Life of Pets" at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, in the Food Court.

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Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis
Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis

The Riverdale and Stewarts Creek boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals with wins Thursday night.

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Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis
Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis

The Riverdale and Stewarts Creek boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals with wins Thursday night.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun
DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun

DIRECTV by EnterSource is again partnering with NewsRadio WGNS to bring some additional fun to the District 7-AAA Basketball Tournament, which runs through next Tuesday at Blackman High School.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun
DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun

DIRECTV by EnterSource is again partnering with NewsRadio WGNS to bring some additional fun to the District 7-AAA Basketball Tournament, which runs through next Tuesday at Blackman High School.

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Free Early Childhood Screening
Free Early Childhood Screening

Rutherford County School's will host their annual free Early Childhood Screening on March 18th.

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Man asks for new trial in Rutherford County attempted murder case
Man asks for new trial in Rutherford County attempted murder case

A man who pleaded guilty in 2012 to especially aggravated kidnapping, arson, especially aggravated robbery and attempted first degree murder in Rutherford County is seeking a new trial.

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Rutherford County Correctional Work Center making a difference in inmate lives
Rutherford County Correctional Work Center making a difference in inmate lives

"There is a misconception among the general population that individuals in jail are content to simply wallow in a state of carelessness, just waiting for the day when the doors are opened so they can stroll back out into their crime-filled lives...."

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

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

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City of Murfreesboro offices closing on President's Day
City of Murfreesboro offices closing on President's Day

Reminder: In observance of Presidents Day, all City of Murfreesboro offices and recreational facilities, with the exception of Adams Tennis Complex, will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017.

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Two lawn care trailers stolen in Murfreesboro
Two lawn care trailers stolen in Murfreesboro

Two trailers were stolen from a Murfreesboro company called Secure Lawn. The theft happened over the past several days...

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Fake cash hits the Hardee's drive through
Fake cash hits the Hardee's drive through

On a positive note, the cameras at Hardees were able to capture a tag number on the SUV that returned to an address on Rome Court in Murfreesboro.

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Valentines Day shooting in Murfreesboro
Valentines Day shooting in Murfreesboro

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

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UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting
UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting

Franklin police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that involves a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville.

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Missouri Family Reunited with Service Dog in Murfreesboro
Missouri Family Reunited with Service Dog in Murfreesboro

A wonderful ending to a story of a boy and his service dog, Ziggy - now reunited after over a month apart.

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MTSU Partners with Grammy Museum as Educational Affiliate
MTSU Partners with Grammy Museum as Educational Affiliate

MTSU wrapped up its trip to Southern California by announcing an educational partnership with the Grammy Museum, one the nation's top educational venues devoted to the music industry.

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Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act
Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act

An unexpected denial letter in the mail, a surprise bill at the pharmacy counter: many Tennessee consumers are discovering the prescription coverage benefits they signed up for are not the benefits they actually receive.

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Rash of Auto Burglaries in 'Boro
Rash of Auto Burglaries in 'Boro

A rash of auto burglaries have been reported in Murfreesboro in the Riverbend Drive area.

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UPDATE: Man Shot at Baymont Inn
UPDATE: Man Shot at Baymont Inn

The man shot outside the Baymont Inn on Armory Drive has been identified. Twenty-three year old Brandon Byrd of West Street in Murfreesboro was shot in the abdomen Sunday morning just before six.

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UPDATE: Double Shooting at King's Hookah Lounge
UPDATE: Double Shooting at King's Hookah Lounge

Two victims in a weekend shooting incident at King's Hookah Lounge on Middle Tennessee Boulevard have been identified.

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Mock Crash at Riverdale High Tuesday
Mock Crash at Riverdale High Tuesday

The Riverdale High School Beta Club and Virtual Club will host a realistic mock motor vehicle crash on campus.

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RUTHERFORD Cable's annual ATHENA International Leadership Award Dinner
RUTHERFORD Cable's annual ATHENA International Leadership Award Dinner

The founder of the ATHENA International Leadership Award Program will be the keynote speaker on April 27, when RUTHERFORD Cable presents the fourth annual ATHENA International Leadership Award dinner and ceremony at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.

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Sen. Ketron Presents Resolution to Country Music Legend Randy Travis
Sen. Ketron Presents Resolution to Country Music Legend Randy Travis

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) presented country music legend Randy Travis with a resolution recently to recognize the singer songwriter for his many contributions to country music and his continued support for stroke research and awareness.

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Aggravated Rape at Walter Hill Park
Aggravated Rape at Walter Hill Park

A 54-year old woman reports she was raped by an acquaintance at the Walter Hill Park.

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Bomb Threat at Rite-Aid
Bomb Threat at Rite-Aid

Many people reportedly saw police activity at the Rite-Aid on Memorial Boulevard. It was around 1:30 Friday afternoon when Murfreesboro Police were called after a bomb threat was made.

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Hancock St. Man Facing Drug & Weapon Charges After Traffic Stop
Hancock St. Man Facing Drug & Weapon Charges After Traffic Stop

A 60-year old Hancock Street man is facing various drug and weapons charges after being stopped by Murfreesboro Police.

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Wanted Maryland Man Captured by MPD
Wanted Maryland Man Captured by MPD

Murfreesboro Police arrested a wanted Maryland man after being dispatched to a loitering call.

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Insell to Enter Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Insell to Enter Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

Middle Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Rick Insell has been selected for induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes is one of three Miss Basketball finalists for Class Triple A high school basketball.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes is one of three Miss Basketball finalists for Class Triple A high school basketball.

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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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Murfreesboro man to be sentenced for murder of Lascassas resident this month
Murfreesboro man to be sentenced for murder of Lascassas resident this month

Dewey Abbott III killed 40 year old Jesse Sliepenbeek in 2015. The murder unfolded in Abbott's Kings Crossing Apartment (1710 E. Northfield Blvd. - apartment Q-5).

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Rodeo in Murfreesboro on March 3rd and 4th
Rodeo in Murfreesboro on March 3rd and 4th

The annual School Resource Officer Rodeo will be held in Murfreesboro on March 3rd and 4th at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on Thompson Lane...

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Toot's Sells over 32K Big Game Chicken Wings
Toot's Sells over 32K Big Game Chicken Wings

The sign at Toot's on Northwest Broad recently touted their "Big Game" wing sales.

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

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

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MTSU trailblazer, community leader Gloria Bonner to retire March 1
MTSU trailblazer, community leader Gloria Bonner to retire March 1

Always a teacher at heart, MTSU's Gloria Bonner pledges to continue fulfilling that God-given purpose even after she leaves her alma mater in a few weeks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Man asks for post conviction relief in Rutherford County attempted rape case
Man asks for post conviction relief in Rutherford County attempted rape case

A man who was arrested in Antioch in 2011 for the attempted rape of a 15 year old in LaVergne has asked for post-conviction relief, but that won't happen.

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4th annual Wine at the Wetlands
4th annual Wine at the Wetlands

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring will host the 4th annual Wine at the Wetlands, a fine wine-tasting event presented by Charlie Patel and Stones River Total Beverages, on Friday, March 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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HeARTs for Horses event
HeARTs for Horses event

The HeARTs for Horses event will feature entertainment, a food truck, and craft brews in addition to the art auction.

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The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has taken on literacy
The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has taken on literacy

The Rotary Club of Murfreesboro has taken on literacy as the club's major focus. In the last two months they (in partnership with the Murfreesboro Breakfast and Smyrna Rotary Clubs) have provided dictionaries to every third grader in Rutherford and Cannon Counties, and they have recently donate $5,000 to both Read to Succeed (RTS) and Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival (SE-YA).

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2014 Double murder case in front of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway Headed to Court
2014 Double murder case in front of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway Headed to Court

The upcoming trial of two brothers accused of a double murder in Murfreesboro will be held on May 1, 2017. Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

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IDEA: EBT Food Stamps / Benefit Cards to have photo on the card of user
IDEA: EBT Food Stamps / Benefit Cards to have photo on the card of user

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has filed legislation requiring photos to be added to the state's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards

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Strong - Severe Storms Possible Today
Strong - Severe Storms Possible Today

The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms today.

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The Murfreesboro heist of the smokes
The Murfreesboro heist of the smokes

A man has been accused of stealing about $900 worth of cigarettes from a Mapco gas station in Murfreesboro.

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La Vergne Primary Evacuated After Gas Leak
La Vergne Primary Evacuated After Gas Leak

La Vergne Primary School students, faculty and staff have been evacuated to nearby Roy Waldron School after a reported gas leak.

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

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

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Daylighting a long forgotten creek in Murfreesboro
Daylighting a long forgotten creek in Murfreesboro

The daylighting of Town Creek in Murfreesboro is underway. Town Creek was put underground over 50 years ago and runs between Cannonsburgh and the Murfree Spring Wetland area behind McDonalds on Broad Street.

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Dangerous habit - Inhaling spray duster
Dangerous habit - Inhaling spray duster

The 23 year old was transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital and later released. Upon his release from the emergency room, he was taken to the local jail and charged with theft and the unlawful use of an inhalant.

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

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

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Birthday party theft at Chuck E. Cheese in Murfreesboro
Birthday party theft at Chuck E. Cheese in Murfreesboro

A birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's inside the Stones River Mall went well for the six party goers and their mother, but not so well for the staff at the local eatery.

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Armed and Dangerous Convicted Drug Dealer from Murfreesboro WANTED for his 12 year prison sentence
Armed and Dangerous Convicted Drug Dealer from Murfreesboro WANTED for his 12 year prison sentence

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is looking for a convicted drug dealer who failed to report for a 12 year prison sentence.

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Newly appointed Superintendent of the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center
Newly appointed Superintendent of the Rutherford County Correctional Work Center

The Rutherford County Correctional Work Center Board and Mayor Ernest Burgess join in welcoming William "Bill" Cope as the agency's newly, appointed Superintendent of the Correctional Work Center.

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Suspect in rape and murder of 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court this March
Suspect in rape and murder of 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court this March

We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape.

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Oakland Girls Basketball Forfeit 18 Games
Oakland Girls Basketball Forfeit 18 Games

The Oakland girls basketball team has to forfeit 18 wins from games played this season.

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Oakland Girls Basketball Forfeit 18 Games
Oakland Girls Basketball Forfeit 18 Games

The Oakland girls basketball team has to forfeit 18 wins from games played this season.

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2016-2017 All Rutherford County Middle School Basketball Team Announced
2016-2017 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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Man struck and killed by train in the area of the South Church Street bridge
Man struck and killed by train in the area of the South Church Street bridge

UPDATE: Reports indicate 47 year old Jamie Climer, was believed to be sitting on the train tracks, was struck and killed by the CSX locomotive shortly after 6:00, Wednesday evening.

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RCSO Command Staff Named
RCSO Command Staff Named

Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Blackman students listen, learn, produce during MTSU visit
Blackman students listen, learn, produce during MTSU visit

Working in pairs of two, 10 Blackman High School students tackled an assignment from William McDowell, professor and chairholder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU.

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Over $1,100 in merchandise stolen from TJ Maxx
Over $1,100 in merchandise stolen from TJ Maxx

Over $1,100 in merchandise was stolen from the TJ Maxx store on Old Fort Parkway next to Target. The theft was reported on Tuesday (1/31/17).

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Vandalism and Theft reported by landlord in Murfreesboro
Vandalism and Theft reported by landlord in Murfreesboro

A theft and vandalism report was filed by a landlord who oversees a Murfreesboro home on Camborne Circle.

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Vol & Former Blackman Player Arrested in Knoxville
Vol & Former Blackman Player Arrested in Knoxville

Tennessee Vols football receiver and former Blackman High School quarterback Jauan Jennings was arrested for drug possession.

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Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash
Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash

The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.

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

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

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Murfreesboro woman arrested for fake heroin
Murfreesboro woman arrested for fake heroin

Evidently, the woman was in a vehicle that was pulled over for having expired tags this past week and in the car was a bag that contained a brown substance that looked like heroin.

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Murfreesboro Soccer Club Launches TOPSoccer
Murfreesboro Soccer Club Launches TOPSoccer

Murfreesboro Soccer Club (MSC) is introducing a new, free soccer program for Murfreesboro-area children and youth with special needs, following a pilot program in Fall 2016.

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Groundhog Day Luncheon Thursday
Groundhog Day Luncheon Thursday

The 44th Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon for MTSU Baseball is coming up. It's the unofficial start to the Blue Raiders' baseball season.

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Magnet School Applications Due Tuesday
Magnet School Applications Due Tuesday

If you want your child to attend one of Rutherford County's three magnet schools, the deadline to apply is Tuesday.

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Flu Season Picking Up
Flu Season Picking Up

While the Mayo Clinic reports flu in Rutherford County as mild now, it's on the increase across the state. While we are approaching the height of flu season, Dr. Jason Greene from Reeves-Sain Drug Store tells NewsRadio WGNS there's still time immunized.

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1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road
1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred early Monday morning on I-24 at mile marker 90.

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Chamber Looking for Coupons/Giveaways for TSSAA Teams
Chamber Looking for Coupons/Giveaways for TSSAA Teams

As March Madness approaches, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the TSSAA Girls' and Boys' State Basketball Tournaments.

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MTSU's Girl Day Filling Up Fast
MTSU's Girl Day Filling Up Fast

Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.

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Gunfire Wounds Two Victims Near University Ridge
Gunfire Wounds Two Victims Near University Ridge

Murfreesboro Police are investigating gunfire that left two women with gunshot wounds.

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Suspects Nabbed in TC's Pawn Burglary
Suspects Nabbed in TC's Pawn Burglary

Two of the three suspects Murfreesboro Police believe burglarized TC's Pawn on Mercury Boulevard are in custody.

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Fall Creek Drive Woman Arrested for Theft & Forgery
Fall Creek Drive Woman Arrested for Theft & Forgery

A 43-year old Fall Creek Drive woman has been arrested on charges of theft and forgery by Murfreesboro Police.

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Over $12K in Merchandise Stolen from Victoria's Secret
Over $12K in Merchandise Stolen from Victoria's Secret

It's happened again. Murfreesboro Police are looking for three black females who took over 12-grand in merchandise from the Victoria's Secret store on Medical Center Parkway.

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More Counterfeit Cash in the 'Boro
More Counterfeit Cash in the 'Boro

There's more counterfeit cash floating around Murfreesboro. Incidents at the Sonic on Fortress and Wal-Mart on Joe B. Jackson have been reported.

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Oakland's Oliver Commits to Georgia Tech
Oakland's Oliver Commits to Georgia Tech

Oakland senior safety Kaleb Oliver has committed to play college football at Georgia Tech.

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Oakland's Oliver Commits to Georgia Tech
Oakland's Oliver Commits to Georgia Tech

Oakland senior safety Kaleb Oliver has committed to play college football at Georgia Tech.

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Former Sheriff's Uncle Pleads Guilty
Former Sheriff's Uncle Pleads Guilty

The uncle of former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold pleads guilty in federal court for his part in the JailCigs case.

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Possible Slick Spots Monday Morning
Possible Slick Spots Monday Morning

With overnight temperatures below freezing and roads still wet from Sunday's precipitation, many Middle Tennessee roads will likely become slick for the Monday morning commute.

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

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

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

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

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MTSU crews help craft new NPT series, 'The Songwriters,' premiering this Saturday
MTSU crews help craft new NPT series, 'The Songwriters,' premiering this Saturday

MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment is pulling all hands into a new project with Nashville Public Television and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, bringing faculty, students and the college's dean together to create a weekly TV show that premieres Saturday, Jan. 28.

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

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

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Murfreesboro rehab challenges the status quo with app gamification
Murfreesboro rehab challenges the status quo with app gamification

Like other chronic illnesses, treating addiction demands more than a 30-day plan. Successful long-term recovery requires access to ongoing care, so JourneyPure created the One Year Promise to provide all patients with its JourneyPure Coaching™ app for a minimum of 12 months post-treatment at no additional cost.

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A New Park in Murfreesboro - UPDATE
A New Park in Murfreesboro - UPDATE

The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department recently held a public open house to discuss the proposed West Park on a 123-acre parcel of land.

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

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

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Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro
Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro

More fake bills are turning up in Murfreesboro. The most recent report was for a counterfeit $50 bill at the Sonic restaurant on Memorial Boulevard.

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Rape and assault under investigation in Murfreesboro
Rape and assault under investigation in Murfreesboro

The rape allegedly took place in a rural wooded area in Rutherford County, according to the 38 year old victim.

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Suspected Serial Motel Robber Robin Wallace Phillips Arrested
Suspected Serial Motel Robber Robin Wallace Phillips Arrested

Detectives on Wednesday (1/25/17) arrested Robin Wallace Phillips, a 41-year-old parolee who is suspected of committing a series of motel robberies in Davidson, Wilson and Rutherford Counties over the past few days.

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Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court
Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court

A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.

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MLB Player David Price visits the Miracle Field in Murfreesboro
MLB Player David Price visits the Miracle Field in Murfreesboro

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price had a chance to visit the Miracle Field in Murfreesboro this week.

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Lottery tickets stolen in Murfreesboro, Two men arrested
Lottery tickets stolen in Murfreesboro, Two men arrested

385 Tennessee Lottery Tickets were stolen from the Kroger Store on South Church Street Monday morning in Murfreesboro.

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Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro
Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro

A man accused of killing a Chesapeake Drive victim in Nashville is behind bars in Murfreesboro.

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

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

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

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

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Serious auto accident on Monday in Rutherford County
Serious auto accident on Monday in Rutherford County

A serious auto accident occurred on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County just before the 1:00 hour Monday afternoon.

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Mayor Shane McFarland to speak at Locally Owned Murfreesboro meeting
Mayor Shane McFarland to speak at Locally Owned Murfreesboro meeting

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland will be the special guest speaker at Locally Owned Murfreesboro's next meeting.

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New WGNS App Hits Apple Store & Google Play
New WGNS App Hits Apple Store & Google Play

Rutherford Countians have an updated way to keep up with local news, weather and listen live to NewsRadio WGNS. A totally re-designed app is now available in the Apple App Store and in Google Play.

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New Restaurant on Memorial Blvd. Planned
New Restaurant on Memorial Blvd. Planned

A new nearly 63-hundred square foot restaurant on one-and-a-half acres is coming to the east side of Memorial Boulevard, just across the street from Sir Pizza.

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Where is the car that the victim bought?
Where is the car that the victim bought?

A fraud case was reported to Murfreesboro Police on Wednesday.

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$1,000+ Shoplifting case in Murfreesboro
$1,000+ Shoplifting case in Murfreesboro

On Wednesday (1/18/17) afternoon, a female entered the local store, filled up a shopping cart with men's and women's clothing, and then calmly pushed the overfilled cart out the front door.

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Murfreesboro victim buys diamond online, later finds out it was a fake
Murfreesboro victim buys diamond online, later finds out it was a fake

There are many reasons why you should get to know your jeweler and shop local for jewelry... One of the many reasons deals with fraud on the internet.

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

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

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

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

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Riverdale Student Charged with Gun on Campus
Riverdale Student Charged with Gun on Campus

A 17-year old male Riverdale student was found in possession of an unloaded 380-caliber handgun and ammunition. The incident unfolded Wednesday morning.

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Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase
Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase

Governor Haslam is proposing legislation that would raise the state's gas tax in an effort to pay for transportation needs.

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TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna
TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna

The 2017 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Bowling Championships will take place this week at the Smyrna Bowling Center. The action gets underway on Thursday.

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TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna
TSSAA State Bowling Championships in Smyrna

The 2017 Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) State Bowling Championships will take place this week at the Smyrna Bowling Center. The action gets underway on Thursday.

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Senator Ketron to Inauguration
Senator Ketron to Inauguration

State Senator Bill Ketron along with his family will be in Washington to witness the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump

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Fitzhugh Names Chief Deputy
Fitzhugh Names Chief Deputy

A former commander from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office returned as the Chief Deputy for Administration effective Wednesday.

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Mayor McFarland Speaks on Gas Tax Proposal
Mayor McFarland Speaks on Gas Tax Proposal

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland was among the community leaders from across the state to join Governor Haslam as the IMPROVE Act was unveiled.

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Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern
Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern

"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."

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Public Transport Supporters: Mass Transit Has Mass Appeal for Tennessee
Public Transport Supporters: Mass Transit Has Mass Appeal for Tennessee

Transportation and infrastructure are areas of focus for Gov. Bill Haslam as he enters the new year, with the governor being quoted as saying he plans to unveil a plan for projects and funding.

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Monday was MLK Day (1/16/17): Dr. Martin Luther King
Monday was MLK Day (1/16/17): Dr. Martin Luther King "I Have A Dream Speech" AUDIO

Monday we celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Millions will honor his memory with a national day of service.

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Murfreesboro Native Participating in Inauguration
Murfreesboro Native Participating in Inauguration

Bryce Edwards of Murfreesboro will be among the members of the U.S. Navy Band, performing at the inauguration of Donald Trump. He plays the euphonium in the Navy Band, which he joined in 2007.

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Riverdale's Hayes McDonald's All American
Riverdale's Hayes McDonald's All American

Riverdale senior Anastasia Hayes has been selected a member of the 16th annual McDonald's All American girls team.

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Riverdale's Hayes McDonald's All American
Riverdale's Hayes McDonald's All American

Riverdale senior Anastasia Hayes has been selected a member of the 16th annual McDonald's All American girls team.

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Mike Fitzhugh Officially New Sheriff
Mike Fitzhugh Officially New Sheriff

Mike Fitzhugh is officially the new Rutherford County Sheriff. After being voted in by the Rutherford County Commission last Thursday and sworn in after the meeting, he received his bond at 12:01am Monday morning.

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Friends of Linebaugh Library Hosts Author Ruta Sepetys
Friends of Linebaugh Library Hosts Author Ruta Sepetys

The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Ruta Sepetys at the Member's Luncheon on January 28 at 11:00 at The Woman's Club located at 221 East College Street in Murfreesboro.

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COMMENTARY: Secrets
COMMENTARY: Secrets

As far back as the American Revolution, government officials were giving supposedly secret information to the newspapers.

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David Price IMAC Regeneration Center Opening Next Month
David Price IMAC Regeneration Center Opening Next Month

Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price is partnering with IMAC Regeneration Center to open outpatient movement clinics in middle Tennessee.

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Emily Dill & Taylor Walters Join Clark Maples Realty & Auction Co.
Emily Dill & Taylor Walters Join Clark Maples Realty & Auction Co.

Clark Maples Realty & Auction Co. is pleased to welcome its newest team members, Emily Dill and Taylor Walters, who will be joining the office as realtors.

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Car Theft from Mid-State Car Dealer has 'Boro Ties
Car Theft from Mid-State Car Dealer has 'Boro Ties

Thieves stole six vehicles from Wilson County Motors in Lebanon. Two of the vehicles were recovered in Murfreesboro.

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Nashville/Murfreesboro/Franklin MSA New Windy City
Nashville/Murfreesboro/Franklin MSA New Windy City

Move over Chicago. The Nashville / Murfreesboro / Franklin MSA is the new "windy city."

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City Council Charter Change Resolution
City Council Charter Change Resolution

The Murfreesboro City Council voted Thursday to adopt a resolution requesting the Tennessee General Assembly pass a Private Act amending the Murfreesboro Charter in order to fill the vacancy left by the late Vice Mayor Doug Young.

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

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

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Ruth. Co. Receives Extension for Hoops & Spring Fling
Ruth. Co. Receives Extension for Hoops & Spring Fling

The T-Double-S-Double-A's Board of Control voted to extend contracts with Rutherford County to continue to host state championships in several sports.

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Ruth. Co. Receives Extension for Hoops & Spring Fling
Ruth. Co. Receives Extension for Hoops & Spring Fling

The T-Double-S-Double-A's Board of Control voted to extend contracts with Rutherford County to continue to host state championships in several sports.

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Murfreesboro man receives severe laceration to the hand in stabbing
Murfreesboro man receives severe laceration to the hand in stabbing

A 56 year old Murfreesboro man reported to police that he was stabbed in the hand. The report was filed at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

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Mike Fitzhugh Voted Interim Sheriff by Co. Commission
Mike Fitzhugh Voted Interim Sheriff by Co. Commission

The 21-member Rutherford County Commission voted retired Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Fitzhugh as interim sheriff

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Reforming juveniles instead of jailing them in Tennessee
Reforming juveniles instead of jailing them in Tennessee

Reforming juveniles instead of simply holding them behind bars was the topic of discussion at a recent meeting on the Legislative Plaza.

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Home construction accident off of Barfield Crescent Road Wednesday morning
Home construction accident off of Barfield Crescent Road Wednesday morning

Evidently, a construction worker fell from the top of a home being built that was over 12-feet high.

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WGNS Listener makes WGNS a special and unique gift
WGNS Listener makes WGNS a special and unique gift

A fan of WGNS and a proud supporter of U.S. Veterans made a special gift for the radio station... an outhouse.

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Murfreesboro examining the idea of more apartments in the city limits
Murfreesboro examining the idea of more apartments in the city limits

As MTSU continues to grow, the student housing is not. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...

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

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

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UPDATE: Convicted Murderer and Rapist Jewell Moses Bess to be in court this February
UPDATE: Convicted Murderer and Rapist Jewell Moses Bess to be in court this February

UPDATED 1/10/17: Originally, that request was scheduled to be made this past September, but after breaking his leg while in prison, the trial had to be delayed.

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

UPDATE: The man who allegedly killed and raped an 86-year old woman and later abused her corpse, will be in court on March 17, 2017. The TBI began investigating the death of Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015...

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police continue to search for a murder suspect
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police continue to search for a murder suspect

Rutherford County Assistant District Attorney J. Paul Newman says that Murfreesboro Police continue to search for a murder suspect after locating the body of a woman this past December...

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Truck stolen in Nashville, Recovered in Murfreesboro
Truck stolen in Nashville, Recovered in Murfreesboro

A GMC Canyon pick-up truck that was stolen in Nashville was tracked down by its owner.

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Visitor to Murfreesboro has car stolen at local hotel
Visitor to Murfreesboro has car stolen at local hotel

A 2014 Nissan Maxima was stolen from the parking lot of Residence Inn of Murfreesboro. The hotel is located near I-24 and Medical Center Parkway.

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18 year old allegedly raped in Murfreesboro
18 year old allegedly raped in Murfreesboro

An 18 year old woman told police that she was raped while spending the night with a friend.

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Jones Car Wash Sold
Jones Car Wash Sold

Palmer and Becky Jones have sold Jones Car Wash. It was opened April 2nd, 1971, by the late Elizabeth Jones and her husband Charles.

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28 Year old is still in need of a kidney donor
28 Year old is still in need of a kidney donor

Imagine being only 28-years old and having to go through 12 hours of Dialysis every single night. That is a reality for Joshua Surovey.

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Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled January 11, 12
Special Meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council scheduled January 11, 12

The Murfreesboro City Council will gather in a special meeting at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Patterson Park Community Center, for the purpose of reviewing several finance-related topics...

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Howard's Hope expands to help educate about pool safety
Howard's Hope expands to help educate about pool safety

Howard's Hope, which was founded in the Murfreesboro area, has announced that it has accepted an offer from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to join the government's Pool Safely campaign.

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Group "U2" to headline at Bonnaroo this year

U2 will headline the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer. U2 is famous for songs like, "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets have No Name."

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Road Conditions Due to Snow or Ice
Road Conditions Due to Snow or Ice

Road conditions are still somewhat hazardous across Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro woman attacked in her driveway
Murfreesboro woman attacked in her driveway

A 45 year old Murfreesboro woman was assaulted and left unresponsive by her attacker. The incident occurred on Thursday evening in the area of Givan Court off of Greenland Drive.

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Snowfall Exits, Slick Roads Remain
Snowfall Exits, Slick Roads Remain

While the snowfall has exited, bitter cold means the slick road conditions will remain.

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Bull was on the loose in Murfreesboro Wednesday
Bull was on the loose in Murfreesboro Wednesday

A large bull broke loose from a trailer in downtown Murfreesboro on Wednesday (1/4/17).

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Senator Alexander Meets with EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt
Senator Alexander Meets with EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt

United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after meeting with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt -- President-elect Trump's nominee to become the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency:

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18 Year old dies in I-24 crash in nearby Coffee County
18 Year old dies in I-24 crash in nearby Coffee County

The report says that a Toyota driven by Rohan C Myton, age 18 of Antioch, TN was traveling eastbound and ran off the roadway crossing the median.

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Siegel Hires Michael Copley as Football Coach
Siegel Hires Michael Copley as Football Coach

Siegel High has a new football coach, replacing Greg Wyant who stepped down at the end of the season.

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Siegel Hires Michael Copley as Football Coach
Siegel Hires Michael Copley as Football Coach

Siegel High has a new football coach, replacing Greg Wyant who stepped down at the end of the season.

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Snow Chances for Rutherford County
Snow Chances for Rutherford County

The first winter weather of the year could impact travel as we approach the weekend.

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Suicidal man surrenders thanks to Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies
Suicidal man surrenders thanks to Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies

Sheriff's deputies worked almost four hours to convince a suicidal man to surrender for a mental evaluation Tuesday night in Christiana, a sheriff's supervisor said...

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Winter Weather Advisory through Friday Evening
Winter Weather Advisory through Friday Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Rutherford County through Friday evening.

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

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

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Get trained to look for signs of child sexual abuse in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for free
Get trained to look for signs of child sexual abuse in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for free

The sexual abuse of children in our society is unfortunately quite common in this day and age. The Child Advocacy Center in Murfreesboro is aiming to reduce the numbers and to ensure offenders are prosecuted.

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Department of Corrections Computer Stolen in Murfreesboro
Department of Corrections Computer Stolen in Murfreesboro

A laptop computer belonging to the Tennessee Department of Corrections was stolen out of a car belonging to a department employee.

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New Years Eve kidnapping in Murfreesboro
New Years Eve kidnapping in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro woman in her early twenties told police she was kidnapped on New Years Eve.

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Multiple bullet shell casings found in Murfreesboro after
Multiple bullet shell casings found in Murfreesboro after "Shots Fired" call

When police arrived, no one would admit to hearing or seeing anything. However, authorities recovered spent shell casings from a .40 caliber gun, a .25 caliber weapon, a .22 and a .38.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Robbery Suspect
Smyrna Police Looking for Robbery Suspect

Smyrna Police need your help in finding a robbery suspect. The unidentified black man is suspected of holding up the Mapco on Almaville Road Sunday morning around 4:45.

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Storms and Snow First Week of 2017
Storms and Snow First Week of 2017

Up and down weather is expected this first week of 2017. Early week storms and mild temperatures will give way to much colder weather by the end of the week.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Supports Local Program to Prevent Juvenile Drownings
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Supports Local Program to Prevent Juvenile Drownings

Howard's Hope recently received a significant financial donation from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to support the organization's Flying Fish program.

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New Year, New Laws
New Year, New Laws

The new year ushered in new laws in Tennessee. One includes those convicted of vehicular homicide where alcohol or drugs were involved. The new law that went into effect January 1st now makes those convicted ineligible for parole.

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New State Law Changes RuCo Election Procedures
New State Law Changes RuCo Election Procedures

A new state law that went into effect January 1st will allow Rutherford County to participate in a pilot project for establishing convenient voting centers.

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Murfreesboro Looks to Fill Vacant Council Seat
Murfreesboro Looks to Fill Vacant Council Seat

The Murfreesboro City Council soon take up what to do with the vacant seat left after the passing of Vice Mayor Doug Young.

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UPDATE: Armed Robbery at the Dollar General ends with arrest in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Armed Robbery at the Dollar General ends with arrest in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: The suspect actually lives and works within one mile of where the robbery unfolded. The culprit was tracked down with the use of a Police K-9.

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Fireworks legality in the City of Murfreesboro and more
Fireworks legality in the City of Murfreesboro and more

Citizens in the city must also be aware that there are specific times that use of fireworks is permitted inside the city limits. According to City Code, "Fireworks may be used between 10:00 am and 12:00 am (midnight) on December 31st, and between 12:01 am (midnight) and 1:00 am and 10:00 am and 11:00 pm on January 1st."

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Man drains fuel into the road in Murfreesboro - Fire trucks respond
Man drains fuel into the road in Murfreesboro - Fire trucks respond

Police report that the man drove the 1999 Nissan Quest around the corner, punctured the gas tank, and let it drain into the street.

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New Murfreesboro Golf Director
New Murfreesboro Golf Director

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

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Murfreesboro Police Officer saves the life of a homeless man
Murfreesboro Police Officer saves the life of a homeless man

A Murfreesboro Police Officer saved the life of a young man who was attempting suicide on Wednesday night next to the Publix Grocery Store on South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Man shot in the leg in Murfreesboro
Man shot in the leg in Murfreesboro

A shooting took place at an apartment complex on Crossway Avenue Wednesday evening around 7:45

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

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

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

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

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Polar Bear Plunge is nearing for Murfreesboro residents
Polar Bear Plunge is nearing for Murfreesboro residents

The 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place on January 7th at the outdoor SportsCom pool in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Population nearly Doubles Every 20 Years
Murfreesboro Population nearly Doubles Every 20 Years

A story that WGNS broadcast earlier this week showed that Rutherford County continues to grow. But, what will the population in the City of Murfreesboro look like in the future.

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New Date: Suspect in Jackie Warpoole, Jr. Murder Set for Trial in 2017
New Date: Suspect in Jackie Warpoole, Jr. Murder Set for Trial in 2017

Murder suspect Domonique Covington was originally set to appear in court this past September, but that date was changed to 2017.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and raping 86 year old woman due in court in 2017
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and raping 86 year old woman due in court in 2017

The TBI began investigating the death and rape of 86 year old Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015, the same date deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff's Department found her body on Mullins Mill Road.

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3rd DUI and 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
3rd DUI and 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge

43 Year old Lavondas C. Nelson was arrested and charged with his third DUI and fifth driving on a revoked license charge in Murfreesboro.

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Movie Money passed off as real in Murfreesboro
Movie Money passed off as real in Murfreesboro

A cashier at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Fortress Boulevard failed to notice a fake $100 bill that was labeled, "For Motion Picture Use Only."

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New Laws for Tennessee in place for this Sunday
New Laws for Tennessee in place for this Sunday

New Laws for 2017: If someone commits a vehicular homicide where drugs or alcohol were involved, that person will be ineligible for parole.

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District Attorney to provide assistance to group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold
District Attorney to provide assistance to group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold

The Murfreesboro Post reports that Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones is set to provide assistance to a group seeking the ouster of suspended and jailed Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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UPDATE: One shot and killed in Murfreesboro Dec. 23rd - Name Released
UPDATE: One shot and killed in Murfreesboro Dec. 23rd - Name Released

When officers arrived they discovered that an altercation had occurred and at least one shot was fired. Police then observed a black male on the ground near a garage door at the business.

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Murfreesboro Electric continues to collect items for East TN Residents affected by past fires
Murfreesboro Electric continues to collect items for East TN Residents affected by past fires

Murfreesboro Electric will continue to collect needed household items for those affected by the Wildfires in the Smokey's this past month.

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Wrong way driver on I-24 in LaVergne Tuesday morning
Wrong way driver on I-24 in LaVergne Tuesday morning

A wrong way driver on I-24 early Tuesday morning may have driven as many as 20-miles before crashing in Rutherford County in the La Vergne area. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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UPDATE: Man killed after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 70 in Murfreesboro area
UPDATE: Man killed after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 70 in Murfreesboro area

A 39 year old Bradyville woman has been accused of accidentally running over a pedestrian in the Murfreesboro area. The accident occurred on Highway 70 around 6:00 Thursday evening (12/22/16).

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Suspect in New York death ray machine case brought down with help of Murfreesboro resident
Suspect in New York death ray machine case brought down with help of Murfreesboro resident

Pete Doughtie, owner of the Murfreesboro paper called "The Reader," was the key witness in the case that went to trial this past August prior to Crawford's recent sentencing.

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Murfreesboro Mourns Passing of Vice Mayor Doug Young
Murfreesboro Mourns Passing of Vice Mayor Doug Young

Murfreesboro Vice Mayor Doug Young passed away Sunday. Visitation with the family will take place from 4:00 to 8:00PM this Wednesday (12/21/2016) afternoon at Woodfin Funeral Chapel (1488 Lascassas Pike). The Service of Witness to the Resurrection in the Memory of Doug will be held at 11:00 o'clock Thursday (12/22/2016) morning at First Presbyterian Church (corner of College and Spring Streets). A reception will follow in the Common Room.

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U.S. Army Veteran injured in war received a new home in Woodbury
U.S. Army Veteran injured in war received a new home in Woodbury

On Thursday (12/22/16), Walkup received a brand new SPECIALLY ADAPTED SMART HOUSE built in his community of Woodbury, Tennessee thanks to a program called R.I.S.E. He looks forward to starting a family with Shannon in their new home.

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McBurney Suspended at RCSO
McBurney Suspended at RCSO

An indicted Rutherford County Sheriff's major was suspended without pay and decommissioned from his law enforcement duties effective Wednesday.

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Fraud case of a backhoe in Murfreesboro
Fraud case of a backhoe in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man called the police after being scammed out of $14,500.

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Bar hopping 9,000 miles away for a story of interest
Bar hopping 9,000 miles away for a story of interest

MTSU Professor goes bar hopping 9,000 miles away for a story... With more, here is Dr. Larry Burriss:

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 Upswing continues as rise in TN home prices outpaces national market
Upswing continues as rise in TN home prices outpaces national market

Tennessee's housing market continued to perform well in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest statewide quarterly report from the MTSU Business and Economic Research Center.

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New Chief Medical Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford and Regional Hospitals
New Chief Medical Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford and Regional Hospitals

Timothy D. Bode, M.D., MBA, has been named Chief Medical Officer for Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Health's regional hospitals including Saint Thomas River Park, Saint Thomas DeKalb, Saint Thomas Stones River and Saint Thomas Highlands.

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Deputy Chief at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office working to rebuild community trust
Deputy Chief at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office working to rebuild community trust

As the Rutherford County Commission looks for a new interim Sheriff, Deputy Chief Keith Lowery is busy working to heal the communities trust.

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77 Year old Murfreesboro woman victim of a con-artist
77 Year old Murfreesboro woman victim of a con-artist

Evidently, the victim called the police shortly after employees at Pinnacle Banking on College Street warned her that it sounded as if she was being conned out of her hard earned money.

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

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

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Former Domestic Violence Program Director Has Cancer
Former Domestic Violence Program Director Has Cancer

Deb Johnson stepped down as executive director at Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services at the end of October after 30-years of service and immediately entered treatment at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute.

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It will be a good Christmas after all
It will be a good Christmas after all

George and Brenda have had a rough year on the streets of Middle Tennessee. They have relocated camps, been in and out of the hospital and more.

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

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

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Scam sucks $28,700 out of Murfreesboro victims bank account
Scam sucks $28,700 out of Murfreesboro victims bank account

A woman living in Murfreesboro who is from another country called police after she was scammed out of $28,700.

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

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

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MPD Investigating Rape
MPD Investigating Rape

A 20-year old Murfreesboro woman reported she was raped. Over the weekend, she contacted Murfreesboro Police.

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Indecent Exposure at Taco Bell
Indecent Exposure at Taco Bell

Local authorities are investigating an indecent exposure incident. It happened Friday night around 10:15 at the Taco Bell on Northwest Broad.

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Mayor Reacts to Doug Young's Passing; Funeral Set
Mayor Reacts to Doug Young's Passing; Funeral Set

Murfreesboro native, Vice Mayor, Councilmember, businessman and family man, Doug Young lost his long battle with cancer Sunday. He was 68.

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Aggravated Robbery with a Machete
Aggravated Robbery with a Machete

A machete was used during an aggravated robbery at the Kangaroo on West Northfield Boulevard.

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Las Vegas Duo Arrested in 'Boro for Criminal Simulation
Las Vegas Duo Arrested in 'Boro for Criminal Simulation

A pair of 27-year old Las Vegas, Nevada, residents have been arrested in Murfreesboro on charges of ID theft and criminal simulation.

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Armed Robbery at Haynes Manor Apartments
Armed Robbery at Haynes Manor Apartments

A 36-year old resident of the Haynes Manor Apartments reports to Murfreesboro Police he was robbed at gunpoint.

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Sheriff's Applicants Have Until Friday
Sheriff's Applicants Have Until Friday

If you're interested in becoming interim Rutherford County Sheriff, you have until Friday to submit your application.

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New Temporary Leadership at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
New Temporary Leadership at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Two provisional assistant chiefs were assigned by Deputy Chief Keith Lowery to provide oversight and delegation of duties in temporary positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. Lowery now top administrator.

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Local Tennessee Elector Votes Trump for President
Local Tennessee Elector Votes Trump for President

Lynne Davis, a Lascassas resident, area realtor and GOP State Executive Committeemember, was one of 11 electors to cast votes in Tennessee for President and Vice President.

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

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

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Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect from midnight until 6am Sunday for Rutherford County and much of Middle Tennessee.

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Fatal Shooting on Indian Park Drive
Fatal Shooting on Indian Park Drive

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Indian Park Drive. Sgt. Kyle Evans tells NewsRadio WGNS just before midnight, officers responded to 284 Indian Park Drive and discovered a male subject had been shot.

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

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

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

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

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Coffee County man charged with Aggravated Child Abuse or Neglect (Haley's Law)
Coffee County man charged with Aggravated Child Abuse or Neglect (Haley's Law)

The man allegedly became angry with his 4-year-old daughter, apparently struck the girl numerous times and allegedly left marks on her back and knees.

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

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

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United Way Seeking Collection Sites for Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower
United Way Seeking Collection Sites for Fourth Annual Community Baby Shower

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and the Rutherford County Health Department are set to collect essential baby items for expectant and new mothers beginning January 10, 2017, through February 3, 2017.

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Evacuation Order Lifted; I-24 Accident Wednesday
Evacuation Order Lifted; I-24 Accident Wednesday

A hazardous materials situation in the Buchanan area has been resolved. A crash of two semi-trucks on I-24 westbound at mile marker 87 led to evacuations on Wednesday. Click READ MORE for details.

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Former inmate dies at local hospital after release from Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Former inmate dies at local hospital after release from Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

A former Rutherford County Detention Center inmate released by a judge for medical reasons died Saturday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Carjacking at local apartment complex
Carjacking at local apartment complex

A 24 year old Murfreesboro man was the victim of a carjacking early Monday morning.

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

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

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Bill will be introduced for Seat Belts on School Buses
Bill will be introduced for Seat Belts on School Buses

A Tennessee congressman has introduced a school bus seat belt bill designed to help protect school children.

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Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday
Testing: Tornado Siren Test This Coming Tuesday

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m.

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Astronauts Rhea Seddon and her husband
Astronauts Rhea Seddon and her husband "Hoot" Gibson will be CHRISTMAS PARADE GRAND MARSHALS on Sunday

Murfreesboro native and Astronaut Dr. Rhea Seddon and her husband "Hoot" Gibson will be the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade Grand Marshals. The annual parade will be this Sunday (Dec. 11, 2016) at 2pm.

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Toiletry drive in Murfreesboro going on now through December 18th
Toiletry drive in Murfreesboro going on now through December 18th

You too can help fill this need by dropping off toiletry items at the MacShack Electronic Repair Store on Middle Tennessee Blvd between now and December 18th.

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Body Discovered in Rutherford County
Body Discovered in Rutherford County

The Murfreesboro Police Department is currently working a joint investigation with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office regarding the discovery of a human body outside the city near Elam Mill Rd.

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PHOTOS: Oakland vs. Whitehaven (2016 Blue Cross Bowl)

Thanks to Chad Cunningham for photographing the Oakland football game in the 2016 Blue Cross Bowl state championship.

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Missing woman may have been abducted from Murfreesboro apartment
Missing woman may have been abducted from Murfreesboro apartment

According to local authorities, she is believed to be the victim of an abduction and possible murder.

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Cement mixer stolen in Murfreesboro
Cement mixer stolen in Murfreesboro

Two pallets of bricks and a $4,000 cement mixer were stolen from a Murfreesboro construction site.

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

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

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80 year old man allegedly threatens Murfreesboro Water and Sewer
80 year old man allegedly threatens Murfreesboro Water and Sewer

The Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department was the recent victim of a threat. Apparently, the threat was made by an 80 year old customer.

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Stopping Gangs in their Tracks in Murfreesboro
Stopping Gangs in their Tracks in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police are busy in a number of arenas in their attempt to stop crime before it occurs.

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Possible murder victim found dead at home on 231 South
Possible murder victim found dead at home on 231 South

UPDATE: The body of a man that was found just inside the front door of his burning house early Friday night on December 2, 2016 is suspected to be the victim of a murder.

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Courts sometimes have issues with collecting child support payments
Courts sometimes have issues with collecting child support payments

Assistant District Attorney Banji Sokoya in Rutherford County said that the situation can be tricky, but one tool that is used by the courts is to garnish wages directly out of a paycheck...

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Two possible names to run for Rutherford County Mayor in near future
Two possible names to run for Rutherford County Mayor in near future

Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.

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Three women steal 6 pairs of expensive boots in Murfreesboro
Three women steal 6 pairs of expensive boots in Murfreesboro

The total loss was estimated to be just $10 under $1,000. The incident is believed to have been captured on an in-store video surveillance camera...

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Decertified
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Decertified

The state Corrections Institute Board of Control unanimously voted to decertify the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Arrest in Smokies Wildfires
Arrest in Smokies Wildfires

Two juveniles have been charged with starting the wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, that killed 14 people.

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MORE Arrests made in recent drug overdose cases in Middle Tennessee
MORE Arrests made in recent drug overdose cases in Middle Tennessee

Three of the suspects are from Murfreesboro, one from Nashville and one person from Florida. Two others were charged earlier in the case.

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Founder of Sir Pizza Passes Away
Founder of Sir Pizza Passes Away

Robert and Nona Fortner founded Sir Pizza 50-years ago. Mrs. Nona now joins her husband after passing away Sunday at the age of 93.

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

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

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Pictures from the Christmas at Cannonsburgh Village
Pictures from the Christmas at Cannonsburgh Village

The annual Christmas at Cannonsburgh Village was enjoyed by all in attendance this past Saturday in Murfreesboro.

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COMMENTARY: Pearl Harbor Anniversary
COMMENTARY: Pearl Harbor Anniversary

This week, December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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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 2017 funding cycle.

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Country Inn & Suites Robbed
Country Inn & Suites Robbed

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a robbery at the Country Inn and Suites over the weekend.

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Counterfeit
Counterfeit "Benjamins" Passed at JC Penny

The local JC Penny's on Old Fort Parkway is out six-hundred dollars. Murfreesboro Police Officer Timothy Adams reports he was called to the store Saturday around 11pm.

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Another Victoria's Secret Theft
Another Victoria's Secret Theft

It's happened again. Murfreesboro Police were called to Victoria's Secret on Medical Center Parkway Sunday after three black females walked into the store, grabbed clothing and then fled out the front door.

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Greenland Drive Strong Armed Robbery
Greenland Drive Strong Armed Robbery

Murfreesboro Police make a quick arrest after a strong armed robbery on Greenland Drive.

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Construction Crew Threatened with Baseball Bat
Construction Crew Threatened with Baseball Bat

Three members of a construction crew claim they were threatened with a baseball bat by two residents of the Chariot Pointe Apartments on East Northfield.

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PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl
PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl

Thanks to Chad Cunningham for the photos of the Oakland Patriots in the 2016 Class 6A Blue Cross Bowl.

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PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl
PHOTOS: Oakland Football in 2016 Blue Cross Bowl

Thanks to Chad Cunningham for the photos of the Oakland Patriots in the 2016 Class 6A Blue Cross Bowl.

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By law, you must have auto owners insurance by January 1, 2017
By law, you must have auto owners insurance by January 1, 2017

The State of Tennessee is requiring all auto owners to have liability insurance starting January 1, 2017.

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Suspect accused of stealing merchandise from employer
Suspect accused of stealing merchandise from employer

When Murfreesboro Police spoke to the suspect, he told them that he had been stealing merchandise for approximately six months.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Suspects in 2014 Walmart Double Murder to face court January 2017
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Suspects in 2014 Walmart Double Murder to face court January 2017

The trial involving the two subjects accused of killing two Murfreesboro residents in 2014 will stand trial in January. Assistant District Attorney J. Paul Newman explains...

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Chick-fil-A Partners for Coaches Shows
Chick-fil-A Partners for Coaches Shows

Primetime Sports is excited to announce Chick-fil-A is a new partner of the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man faces multiple charges of Soliciting
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man faces multiple charges of Soliciting "Sexual Exploitation of a Minor"

The subject, who goes by the name of "Chris" Barnes, was arrested on May 20th and will file a plea with the courts on December 19th.

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Man convicted in Rutherford County after drugging and raping teen
Man convicted in Rutherford County after drugging and raping teen

A man who drugged a high school student and then raped her has been convicted in Rutherford County. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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

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

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

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

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Insurance Marketplace Changes leads to changes at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
Insurance Marketplace Changes leads to changes at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Effective January 1, 2017, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter physicians will be part of the Cigna Connect Network.

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Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title
Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title

The Oakland Patriots are seeking their fourth state football championship Saturday as they battle the Whitehaven Tigers out of Memphis.

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Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title
Oakland Battles Whitehaven for Football State Title

The Oakland Patriots are seeking their fourth state football championship Saturday as they battle the Whitehaven Tigers out of Memphis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland
Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland

If you're planning to go to Cookeville Saturday as the Oakland Patriots battle for a state football championship, get your tickets here before going.

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Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland
Get Blue Cross Bowl Tickets at Oakland

If you're planning to go to Cookeville Saturday as the Oakland Patriots battle for a state football championship, get your tickets here before going.

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Severe Weather Possible Overnight
Severe Weather Possible Overnight

Severe thunderstorms are possible across all of Middle Tennessee tonight (Tuesday). Areas south and southeast of Nashville, including Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne, is where the greatest threat for isolated tornadoes will occur.

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Local Fire Crews Help Battle Smokies Wildfire
Local Fire Crews Help Battle Smokies Wildfire

More now on Rutherford County's help to battle wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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RCSO Explorers Collecting Items for E. Tn. Wildfire Victims
RCSO Explorers Collecting Items for E. Tn. Wildfire Victims

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Explorer Post will be taking donations for the people in need in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevier County area devastated by wildfire.

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Inside theft at Murfreesboro store
Inside theft at Murfreesboro store

A Loss Prevention worker at the Murfreesboro store suggested that the employee stole over $1,000 in cash over the past month.

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Democrats in Tennessee strike new grassroots program
Democrats in Tennessee strike new grassroots program

The Tennessee Democratic Party has announced a new grassroots program in wake of the recent elections on November 8th.

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Oakland's Stevens & Siegel's Smith Mr. Football Winners
Oakland's Stevens & Siegel's Smith Mr. Football Winners

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens and Siegel kicker Jacob Smith were named 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football winners Monday.

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Oakland's Stevens & Siegel's Smith Mr. Football Winners
Oakland's Stevens & Siegel's Smith Mr. Football Winners

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens and Siegel kicker Jacob Smith were named 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football winners Monday.

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UPDATE: Body found in Murfreesboro has not been identified
UPDATE: Body found in Murfreesboro has not been identified

The body of a deceased man found in Murfreesboro on Sunday has yet to be identified.

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Handgun, a car, pain pills seized in Murfreesboro
Handgun, a car, pain pills seized in Murfreesboro

A convicted felon who is not allowed to own a gun was arrested in Murfreesboro after a traffic stop revealed he was indeed armed.

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

The Oakland Patriots defeated the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to advance to this week's Blue Cross Bowl State Championships. Chad Cunningham captured some photos for NewsRadio WGNS.

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

The Oakland Patriots defeated the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to advance to this week's Blue Cross Bowl State Championships. Chad Cunningham captured some photos for NewsRadio WGNS.

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Field Fire on Manchester Highway
Field Fire on Manchester Highway

Smoke could be seen for miles Wednesday from a field fire on the Manchester Highway in the Buchanan area.

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Murfreesboro man accused of raping disabled woman
Murfreesboro man accused of raping disabled woman

The victim, who has developmental disabilities, told officers the rape occurred after the suspect took her to the Jackson Motel in Murfreesboro.

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

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

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Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks
Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks

As health officials in nearby states, including Arkansas and Missouri monitor outbreaks of mumps that are growing in number and geographically, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds residents mumps vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps illness.

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

Pre-registration for the second annual City of Murfreesboro New Year's Day 5k is now open.

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Sulpher Springs Road Man Facing Multiple Charges after Car Crash
Sulpher Springs Road Man Facing Multiple Charges after Car Crash

A 38-year old Sulpher Springs Road man was arrested on multiple charges after Murfreesboro Police were called to the scene of a vehicle crash at Old Fort Parkway and North Thompson Lane.

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John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris remembers what happened on November 22nd back in 1963 - which changed American history.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game
Local Prep Footballers Participate in Toyota All Star Game

Many Rutherford County prep football players and coaches will participate in this year's Toyota East-West All-Star Classic.

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The Acorn Festival was a smashing hit this past weekend
The Acorn Festival was a smashing hit this past weekend

Cultural Arts Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation recently held a new music festival at Oaklands Park in Murfreesboro.

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Road Rage Incident on S. Church St.
Road Rage Incident on S. Church St.

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a case of road rage that left a 49-year old Wagon Trail woman shaken and her 20-year old daughter slightly injured.

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Camino Real on N.W. Broad Broken Into
Camino Real on N.W. Broad Broken Into

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a burglary to the Camino Real on Northwest Broad.

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Eagle Street Man Arrested on Auto Burglary Charges
Eagle Street Man Arrested on Auto Burglary Charges

A 25-year old Eagle Street man has been charged with auto burglary after a Murfreesboro Police investigation. Officer Jeffery Pulford reports being called to Student Quarters Apartments last Thursday.

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Domino's Pizza Driver Robbed
Domino's Pizza Driver Robbed

A Domino's Pizza driver was robbed at gun point while making a delivery on Lascassas Pike.

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Blaze Drive Burglary Suspect Caught
Blaze Drive Burglary Suspect Caught

A 48-year old man was arrested after a resident of the 37-hundred block of Blaze Drive called police to report her home was being broken into.

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Local Take on the Future of Polling in Wake of Presidental Election
Local Take on the Future of Polling in Wake of Presidental Election

The future of polling has been under intense scrutiny following the election of Donald Trump as President, despite many polls showing Hillary Clinton had the edge.

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A Full Helping of Community; La Vergne Middle Thanksgiving Meal
A Full Helping of Community; La Vergne Middle Thanksgiving Meal

LaVergne Middle School's annual free Thanksgiving meal set for Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 3:45-6 p.m.

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Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) was unanimously elected by her colleagues on Thursday to serve in leadership positions in the Tennessee House Republican Caucus for the 110th General Assembly.

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Rep. White Elected to State House Leadership
Rep. White Elected to State House Leadership

Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) was unanimously elected by her colleagues on Thursday to serve in leadership positions in the Tennessee House Republican Caucus for the 110th General Assembly.

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Rutherford County Jail could be Decertified
Rutherford County Jail could be Decertified

The Rutherford County Adult Detention Center faces decertification by the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Main Street Murfreesboro's Lighting of the Official Rutherford County Christmas Tree
Main Street Murfreesboro's Lighting of the Official Rutherford County Christmas Tree

Ring in the happiest time of the year with the lighting of the official Rutherford County Christmas Tree on Friday, December 2.

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Man accused of stealing car from Chevrolet of Murfreesboro
Man accused of stealing car from Chevrolet of Murfreesboro

A man who dropped off his car to be repaired at a local car dealer was given a loan car to drive, but apparently decided to keep the loaner.

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

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

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Grill & Greet at Murfreesboro Police Department Friday
Grill & Greet at Murfreesboro Police Department Friday

What is being called a "Grill & Greet" will be held at the Murfreesboro Police Department on Friday.

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Endangered Missing Child in Middle Tennessee Area
Endangered Missing Child in Middle Tennessee Area

Law enforcement officials are concerned because a mobile methamphetamine lab was found in the vehicle belonging to the parents of the 8 month old.

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More questions than answers in TN Comptroller's Report about Sheriff Robert Arnold
More questions than answers in TN Comptroller's Report about Sheriff Robert Arnold

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office has led to more questions than answers about the way Sheriff Robert Arnold ran the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Murfreesboro.

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Russell Terminated from RCSO
Russell Terminated from RCSO

Rutherford County Sheriff's Chief Deputy of Administration Joe Russell has been fired.

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Sheriff's Major Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Sheriff's Major Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

A Rutherford County Sheriff's major has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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Lascassas man to face multiple rape charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom
Lascassas man to face multiple rape charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom

A 58 year old Lascassas man is facing numerous charges for rape and aggravated statutory rape.

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Who fired shots into two Rutherford County churches?
Who fired shots into two Rutherford County churches?

Identity of the person who fired several rounds into two churches and damaged the buildings from Sunday through Wednesday are sought by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.

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MTSU Professor Larry Burris talks about reporters and news
MTSU Professor Larry Burris talks about reporters and news

Today, there is even less opportunity to intimidate and retaliate against reporters and news organizations. MTSU Professor Larry Burris has more...

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

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

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

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

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Riverdale's Chelsea Spaulding Culbreth selected for prestigious Governor's leadership program
Riverdale's Chelsea Spaulding Culbreth selected for prestigious Governor's leadership program

Riverdale Assistant Principal Chelsea Spaulding Culbreth will soon get a career opportunity that many won't in Tennessee.

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Two Locals Mr. Football Finalists
Two Locals Mr. Football Finalists

Oakland senior Jacoby Stevens was named a Mr. Football finalist for Back of the Year on Tuesday, while Siegel senior kicker Jacob Smith was named a finalist for Kicker.

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Turkey Shoot to Benefit A Soldier's Child Charity and Foundation
Turkey Shoot to Benefit A Soldier's Child Charity and Foundation

Local Gun Store and Indoor Shooting Range, On Target, will be hosting a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 19th from 10am to 12pm. All proceeds will benefit A Soldier's Child.

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19 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Special Kids Partners through Feeding Therapy for Children with Special Needs
19 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: Special Kids Partners through Feeding Therapy for Children with Special Needs

This specialized therapy serves children with food aversions, swallowing disorders, oral motor deficits, and delayed feeding development that can result in a lack of nutritional nourishment.

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Man found hanging from South Church Street Bridge Tuesday
Man found hanging from South Church Street Bridge Tuesday

A white male who was said to be in his late 40's was found hanging from the South Church Street bridge over the west bound lane of I-24...

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Rutherford ATHENA Award Program Announces 2017 Nontraditional Scholarship
Rutherford ATHENA Award Program Announces 2017 Nontraditional Scholarship

The Rutherford ATHENA Award Program will award its annual nontraditional scholarship at the 2017 ATHENA Award dinner and ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2017...

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Murfreesboro woman scammed via CraigsList over a camper
Murfreesboro woman scammed via CraigsList over a camper

A 67 year old Murfreesboro woman was scammed over the purchase of an RV on CraigsList...

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Salvation Army Seeks Paid & Volunteer Bell Ringers
Salvation Army Seeks Paid & Volunteer Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army Red Kettle season is upon us. Captain Joe Irvin tells NewsRadio WGNS they are in need of both volunteer and paid bell ringers.

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Miricle Field in Murfreesboro gets a $23,000 boost from Knights of Columbus
Miricle Field in Murfreesboro gets a $23,000 boost from Knights of Columbus

The field that is under construction in front of SportsCom just got a boost in funding, thanks to the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

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Discussion of a new Blackman area park on agenda for Thursday
Discussion of a new Blackman area park on agenda for Thursday

The Murfreesboro City Council and the Murfreesboro Parks & Recreation Commission will meet in a Special Joint Meeting Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, for the purpose of discussing issues related to the planned West Park in Murfreesboro (Blackman area).

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

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

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Smoky skies in Murfreesboro and far beyond
Smoky skies in Murfreesboro and far beyond

Rutherford County Fire Dispatch is receiving a large amount emergency calls. People are complaining of heavy smoke and the smell of something burning.

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

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

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

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

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Mapco Gas Station in Murfreesboro robbed early Sunday morning
Mapco Gas Station in Murfreesboro robbed early Sunday morning

A man dressed in black entered the Mapco gas station on Memorial Blvd. at West Clark Blvd. early Sunday morning and reportedly robbed the establishment.

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Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape
Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape

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

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Sponsor a Special Kids Family for Christmas
Sponsor a Special Kids Family for Christmas

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is seeking sponsors for its Cornelius Christmas program to provide Christmas gifts for families in need.

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Veterans Day Ceremony in Downtown Murfreesboro
Veterans Day Ceremony in Downtown Murfreesboro

The Veteran's Day ceremony around the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse celebrated its twentieth anniversary this Veterans Day, and WGNS celebrated its twentieth consecutive year of broadcasting this moving event.

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ATV and tools stolen from a Murfreesboro Greenway Construction Site
ATV and tools stolen from a Murfreesboro Greenway Construction Site

After the culprit stole the ATV, they apparently drove it to a clearing where the Gator may have been loaded into a truck.

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Wyant Resigns as Siegel Football Coach
Wyant Resigns as Siegel Football Coach

Siegel football coach Greg Wyant resigned Wednesday after leading the Stars' program for the past seven seasons.

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Wyant Resigns as Siegel Football Coach
Wyant Resigns as Siegel Football Coach

Siegel football coach Greg Wyant resigned Wednesday after leading the Stars' program for the past seven season.

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

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

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UPDATE: Convicted murderer and child rapist asking for new trial in Murfreesboro this month
UPDATE: Convicted murderer and child rapist asking for new trial in Murfreesboro this month

Jewell Moses Bess will be in court on November 28th to appeal his case.

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2018 Ruth. Co. Elections Will See Big Changes
2018 Ruth. Co. Elections Will See Big Changes

You may not want to think about the next election, being fresh off the 2016 campaign. But Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley tells NewsRadio WGNS we will have what's called convenient vote centers.

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Smyrna & La Vergne Choose City Leaders
Smyrna & La Vergne Choose City Leaders

Municipal elections in Smyrna and La Vergne were on the ballot.

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UPDATE: Alive Hospice Aims to Open Facility in Murfreesboro in June of 2017
UPDATE: Alive Hospice Aims to Open Facility in Murfreesboro in June of 2017

Alive Hospice broke ground on a new ten bed facility this past August and the foundation and framing is nearly complete.

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Remembering transgender individuals killed in hate crimes at MTSU next Saturday
Remembering transgender individuals killed in hate crimes at MTSU next Saturday

A day of remembering transgender individuals who have been killed out of hate will take place on the MTSU campus next Saturday (11/19/16).

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Huddle House eyes Murfreesboro for new restaurant
Huddle House eyes Murfreesboro for new restaurant

Christina Chambers, Director of Franchise Development for Huddle House, recently announced that the company's strategic franchise growth initiative is specifically targeting expansion in Murfreesboro.

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Car theft victim and car theft suspect charged in car theft case in Murfreesboro
Car theft victim and car theft suspect charged in car theft case in Murfreesboro

Talk about a bad day for a car theft victim in Murfreesboro... the victim not only had his car stolen and wrecked, but was also charged criminally in the case.

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Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics
Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics

MTSU Political Science Professor Kent Syler, former chief of staff for former U.S. Congressman Bart Gordon, answers some important questions on this election day.

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

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

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Free Coats for those in need
Free Coats for those in need

East Main Church of Christ in Murfreesboro will be conducting another winter coat giveaway for all ages at their 300 East Main St. Annex building on Saturday, November 19, 2016.

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Mayday Brewery's 4th Anniversary Pajama Jam
Mayday Brewery's 4th Anniversary Pajama Jam

In celebration of Mayday Brewery's 4th anniversary - and founder Ozzy Nelson's birthday - the local craft brewery will host an inaugural Pajama Jam from 1-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Election Night Interviews
Election Night Interviews

NewsRadio WGNS has complete coverage of the local scene. Check out local interviews from election night.

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DesJarlais Returns to Washington
DesJarlais Returns to Washington

Scott DesJarlais will return to Washington, representing Rutherford County in the nation's capitol.

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Rudd Wins 34th District House Race
Rudd Wins 34th District House Race

Republican Tim Rudd is the winner of the race to replace Rick Womick in the 34th State House District.

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Terry Re-Elected in 48th State House Race
Terry Re-Elected in 48th State House Race

Dr. Bryan Terry will again represent the 48th State House District in Nashville.

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Dawn White Returns to Represent 37th State House District
Dawn White Returns to Represent 37th State House District

Republican Dawn White will retain her seat in the state House in the 37th District.

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Sparks Wins Fourth Term in 49th State House District
Sparks Wins Fourth Term in 49th State House District

Republican Mike Sparks won a fourth term to the state House of Representatives.

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Write-In Candidate Takes an Eagleville Council Seat
Write-In Candidate Takes an Eagleville Council Seat

A write-in candidate will fill a vacant seat on the Eagleville City Council.

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Tracy Re-Elected to State Senate
Tracy Re-Elected to State Senate

State Senator Jim Tracy wins the 14th District seat by nearly 35-thousand votes over Gayle Jordan.

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Read to Succeed
Read to Succeed "Celebrity Spelling Bee" Thursday

The annual Read to Succeed "Celebrity Spelling Bee" will hit the stage at World Outreach Church.

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Ride to the Polls
Ride to the Polls

For Rutherford Countians who need rides to the polls, we have some important information for you.

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M'boro Gun Store Theft Arrests Made
M'boro Gun Store Theft Arrests Made

The Murfreesboro Police Department has arrested and charged two juveniles with the burglary of TC's Pawn from the October 5th incident in which several guns were stolen.

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Election Day Final Preparations Being Made
Election Day Final Preparations Being Made

What is often called the "Super Bowl of Elections" is Tuesday -- the presidential election. Here in Rutherford County, election administrators have been working hard to make sure the county's 49 precincts are prepped and ready to go.

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Hunters Be Careful - Dry Conditions Could Spark Fires
Hunters Be Careful - Dry Conditions Could Spark Fires

As deer hunting season gets into full swing, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is urging hunters to be careful where fire is concerned.

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

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

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Wednesday.

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20-Year Old Mexico Native Charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident
20-Year Old Mexico Native Charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident

A 20-year old native of Mexico is charged with leaving the scene of an accident at Middle Tennessee Boulevard at Southeast Broad.

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Shots Fired on January Street
Shots Fired on January Street

Murfreesboro Police are investigating gunfire in the 100-block of January Street.

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MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Injury Sidelines Him for Regular Season
MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Injury Sidelines Him for Regular Season

Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill is out for the remainder of the season after being injured in Saturday's home game with Texas-San Antonio.

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City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11
City offices and facilities closing in recognition of Veterans Day Nov. 11

City Hall and other City offices will be closed Friday, Nov 11, 2016, for Veterans Day, a day to honor the heroism and sacrifice of our nation's veterans.

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Santa's Arrival and Breakfast is Saturday, Nov. 12
Santa's Arrival and Breakfast is Saturday, Nov. 12

Pack up your sleigh and bring the whole family for breakfast and a pajama party with Santa at Stones River Mall from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.

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Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists
Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists have been announced by the TSSAA and three Rutherford County prep players made the list.

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Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists
Three RuCo Prep Players Mr. Football Semifinalists

The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football semifinalists have been announced by the TSSAA and three Rutherford County prep players made the list.

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Running through the pain
Running through the pain

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

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State Farm Prep Preview: Bearden at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Bearden at Riverdale

The playoffs are here for local high school football teams. Bryan Barrett has more on the NewsRadio WGNS State Farm Prep Playoff Game of the Week and a look at the other games being played Friday night.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Bearden at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Bearden at Riverdale

The playoffs are here for local high school football teams. Bryan Barrett has more on the NewsRadio WGNS State Farm Prep Playoff Game of the Week and a look at the other games being played Friday night.

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American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Rutherford County 2017 Kickoff Rally on November 10th
American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Rutherford County 2017 Kickoff Rally on November 10th

In May of 2016 Relay for Life of Rutherford County raised over eighty one thousand dollars to aid in the fight against cancer. This year we have set our goal at a cool one hundred thousand dollars.

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New Art Display at Murfree Art Galleries of Rutherford County Property Assessor
New Art Display at Murfree Art Galleries of Rutherford County Property Assessor

The MTSU Todd Art Gallery announces an exhibit of artwork in the Murfree Art Galleries of Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell.

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

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

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Veterans and Alumni at the Campus School Wanted
Veterans and Alumni at the Campus School Wanted

The Campus School in Murfreesboro is aiming to recognize past Alumni and Veterans.

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35th MTSU Salute to Armed Services Nov. 5 events make vets feel special
35th MTSU Salute to Armed Services Nov. 5 events make vets feel special

The day will be all about America's veterans.

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Nashville students learn about MTSU's 150 programs
Nashville students learn about MTSU's 150 programs

High school and community college students and their families from Nashville and Middle Tennessee attended the annual Middle Tennessee State University True Blue Tour Tuesday (Nov. 1) at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.

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Armed Robbery reported at Chariot Pointe Apartments
Armed Robbery reported at Chariot Pointe Apartments

On Tuesday night at close to 8:00, Murfreesboro Police were called to the Chariot Pointe Apartments on Northfield Boulevard for a robbery.

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Rape in Downtown Murfreesboro Under Investigation
Rape in Downtown Murfreesboro Under Investigation

The attack on the victim was said to have occurred in the area of Highland Avenue and East Sevier Street.

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44 Year old to face
44 Year old to face "Rape of a Child" charge in a Rutherford County Courtroom Monday

44 Year old Bueso was arrested on the charge and will be arraigned in court on October 24th. His plea date has been set for December 1, 2016.

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Report Card: Tennessee Students doing well
Report Card: Tennessee Students doing well

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that Tennessee students are the fastest improving in the nation in science...

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Prostitution Case in Rutherford County Courts
Prostitution Case in Rutherford County Courts "Motion Docket" for Friday

A 42 year old Murfreesboro woman who was arrested and charged with "Aggravated Statutory Rape, Prostitution and Failing to Appear in Court" will face Judge Bragg on Friday, November 4, 2016.

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

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

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Police in Murfreesboro with beards - No Shave November
Police in Murfreesboro with beards - No Shave November

Murfreesboro police officers and detectives will again participate in the American Cancer Society's "No Shave November".

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Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #3 after driving on two flat tires
Murfreesboro woman charged with DUI #3 after driving on two flat tires

A woman seen driving her Saturn sedan in the area of Old Fort Parkway was questioned by Murfreesboro Police after a witness told dispatchers she was driving on two flat tires.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Miracle Field in Murfreesboro set to open in April of 2017
The Miracle Field in Murfreesboro set to open in April of 2017

Bonnie Price, who is the father of Major League Baseball Player David Price, spoke to WGNS about the field that is expected to open in April of 2017...

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

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

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

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

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Ford of Murfreesboro Takes #83 of Top 100 of
Ford of Murfreesboro Takes #83 of Top 100 of "100 Best Dealerships to Work For"

Ford of Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro's largest land dealership, announced today that it has been named in Automotive News, Top 100 list of "Best Dealerships to Work For."

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Candy Buy Back in Murfreesboro after Halloween
Candy Buy Back in Murfreesboro after Halloween

Local Dentist Elizabeth Jackson wants to buy candy from children in Rutherford County.

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Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Village this past Saturday
Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Village this past Saturday

Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.'s Harvest Days was a smashing success at Cannonsburgh Village on Front Street.

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Murfreesboro Fugitive from Justice Captured in Coffee County
Murfreesboro Fugitive from Justice Captured in Coffee County

Daniel Wayne McCormick age 37 of Halls Hill Pk. in Murfreesboro was apprehended on Tuesday by Coffee County deputies along with a US Marshall after a short pursuit on the Old Murfreesboro Hwy behind North Coffee Elementary School.

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

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

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland

The regular season winds up with Smyrna at Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Oakland

The regular season winds up with Smyrna at Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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Murfreesboro Aviation recognized for flight training excellence
Murfreesboro Aviation recognized for flight training excellence

Murfreesboro Aviation has again been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association.

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4th Annual Mall-O-Ween set for Oct. 31 at Stones River Mall
4th Annual Mall-O-Ween set for Oct. 31 at Stones River Mall

Trick-or-Treat Stations will be set up throughout the mall and at participating retailers, while supplies last, for children age 12 and younger.

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

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

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Young boy to receive Courage Award for helping his grandmother in Murfreesboro
Young boy to receive Courage Award for helping his grandmother in Murfreesboro

Young Jackson will be presented with the"Courage Award" at the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue office located at 220 NW Broad Street on Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 am.

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

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

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​Howard's Hope Receives $33K Grant From BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation to Support Flying Fish​
​Howard's Hope Receives $33K Grant From BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation to Support Flying Fish​

Howard's Hope was recently awarded a $33,000 grant from BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation to support the organization's Flying Fish program.

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Blackman Student a BBB Scholarship Winner
Blackman Student a BBB Scholarship Winner

The Better Business Bureau awards four "Student of Integrity" Scholarships each year. Terrie Page, local branch manager, tells NewsRadio WGNS a Blackman High School student is one of this year's recipients.

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Gas leak on Wednesday fixed in Murfreesboro
Gas leak on Wednesday fixed in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police Department units had to block traffic on East Main from Arnette to Rutherford Blvd for about two hours Wednesday.

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

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

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Another robbery on West Castle Street in Murfreesboro
Another robbery on West Castle Street in Murfreesboro

Another robbery has occurred in the area of West Castle Street in Murfreesboro near the railroad tracks.

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

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

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Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Health Care Week
Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Health Care Week

Over 100 Students from local schools visited Adams Place, Interfaith Dental Clinic, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, TriStar StoneCrest Hospital and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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MetLife insurance dumps Snoopy - Hear what an MTSU Professor Says
MetLife insurance dumps Snoopy - Hear what an MTSU Professor Says

After more than 30 years together, the MetLife insurance company is unceremoniously dumping Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has the details to this separation...

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

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

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Murfreesboro man transported to the ER after ingesting synthetic purchased from gas station
Murfreesboro man transported to the ER after ingesting synthetic purchased from gas station

The mother of a 26 year old Murfreesboro man called emergency personnel after her son purchased and likely used a white synthetic called LEAN that he bought at a gas station.

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Several new schools in pipeline based on School Board's building plan
Several new schools in pipeline based on School Board's building plan

Several new schools are in the pipeline throughout Rutherford County based on the proposed building plan approved by the Rutherford County Board of Education.

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MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth
MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth

An MTSU student organization has been recognized at the national level for its remarkable membership growth.

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MTSU students, alumni invited to Oct. 27 Fall Career Fair
MTSU students, alumni invited to Oct. 27 Fall Career Fair

The Career Development Center of Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting its annual Fall Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Murphy Center.

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Time to Winterize Your Car
Time to Winterize Your Car

It's time to take care of your vehicle and winterize. Lance Woodall, service manager at American Tire, tells NewsRadio WGNS there are several things you need to do to get ready for the harsh winter.

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Smyrna School Bus Crash Sends Victims to Hospital
Smyrna School Bus Crash Sends Victims to Hospital

Eight to 10 students and the driver of bus number 58 were taken to the hospital after being involved in an accident around 7:45 during Monday (10/24/2016) morning's rush hour.

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Child Porn Discovered on T-Mobile Customer's Phone
Child Porn Discovered on T-Mobile Customer's Phone

Murfreesboro Police are looking into possible child pornography on the phone of a customer of T-Mobile on Old Fort Parkway.

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John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry is Tuesday
John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry is Tuesday

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry Tuesday (October 25th) at the MTSU Livestock Center, benefitting Blue Raider Baseball.

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More Bogus Bills in 'Boro
More Bogus Bills in 'Boro

At least two more incidents of counterfeit money in Murfreesboro is being reported by local authorities.

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Casper Court Man Arrested for Allegedly Shattering Pool Hall Door
Casper Court Man Arrested for Allegedly Shattering Pool Hall Door

A 43-year old Casper Court man is facing several charges after allegedly shatting a glass door at MJ's Pool Hall.

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Inmate with strong ties to Rutherford County Fails his Escape from Prison
Inmate with strong ties to Rutherford County Fails his Escape from Prison

This past week an inmate that has a history of theft and burglary in Rutherford County tried to escape from a Tennessee Department of Corrections facility located in Hickman County, Tennessee.

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Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus
Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus

The trailer was taken from an MTSU parking lot this past September and police only know that the culprit drove away in a Dodge Truck.

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

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

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 Department Proposes to Phase-In Impact TNReady has on Student Grades
Department Proposes to Phase-In Impact TNReady has on Student Grades

At the Tennessee Board of Education meeting last week, Commissioner McQueen announced the department's proposal to phase TNReady scores into high school student grades over the next three years...

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

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

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SATURDAY: Taste of Latin America at Bradley Academy School
SATURDAY: Taste of Latin America at Bradley Academy School

From 10 am until 2 pm students and families can experience music, food, dances, art and activities from Latin America.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday

The two oldest Murfreesboro schools are coming together for an alumni basketball game this Saturday.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday

The two oldest Murfreesboro schools are coming together for an alumni basketball game this Saturday.

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Local Salvation Army Captain in SC for Hurricane Relief
Local Salvation Army Captain in SC for Hurricane Relief

A Rutherford County Salvation Army leader is in South Carolina, helping with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters
High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters

Interest in the November 8th presidential election is very high and the numbers show it. A 74-percent voter turnout is expected in Rutherford County.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna

It's not a question of whether Riverdale and Smyrna get in the playoffs - they're both 6A teams and they all get in. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett says this week's State Farm Prep Football Game is about playoff seeding.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna

It's not a question of whether Riverdale and Smyrna get in the playoffs - they're both 6A teams and they all get in. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett says this week's State Farm Prep Football Game is about playoff seeding.

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Political Forums On Demand
Political Forums On Demand

If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.

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

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

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Circle Up and Let's 'Pow Wow' For A While
Circle Up and Let's 'Pow Wow' For A While

Spread a blanket and meditate for a spell, while I share my favorite Indian Tale of Life.

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

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

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Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County
Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County

Another home for rent scam has popped up in Murfreesboro. This time, the targeted home was on Sewanee Place.

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5th Graders: Who can make the best Missing Children's Poster?
5th Graders: Who can make the best Missing Children's Poster?

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling all 5th graders from across the state to participate in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) 2017 National Missing Children's Day poster contest...

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Arson of a car on E State Street
Arson of a car on E State Street

Murfreesboro Police were called to a possible arson at 460 East State Street on Monday evening. Apparently, a 1991 Honda Civic was set on fire.

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McFadden Fall Festival
McFadden Fall Festival

The annual McFadden Fall Festival recently took place in Murfreesboro. The event is held each year at the McFadden Community Center on Bridge Avenue.

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

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

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

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

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Shoplifting Groceries in Murfreesboro
Shoplifting Groceries in Murfreesboro

A male and a female believed to be from Alexandria, Tennessee are accused of visiting a Murfreesboro Kroger store to shoplift.

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Another Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro
Another Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro

The police report suggested the female had possibly overdosed on heroin.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Crime to falsely criticize the government
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Crime to falsely criticize the government

MTSU Professor Larry Burris takes a look at the old Alien and Sedition Acts, which, among other things, made it a crime to falsely criticize the government and government officials...

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AR-15 and Handgun Stolen in Murfreesboro
AR-15 and Handgun Stolen in Murfreesboro

A Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, four magazines for the AR-15, a Ruger P-95 handgun, gold, silver and miscellaneous coins were all stolen out of a safe in a man's garage located in Murfreesboro.

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TONIGHT: 231 North Sobriety Checkpoint Next Friday in Walter Hill
TONIGHT: 231 North Sobriety Checkpoint Next Friday in Walter Hill

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning for an upcoming checkpoint...

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Baseball and Bluegrass event to benefit Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro
Baseball and Bluegrass event to benefit Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro

A special event that is nearing this December and also in February of 2017 is all about baseball and bluegrass music. The event will benefit the athletic department at Central Magnet School on East Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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The Joe Diaz collection to be featured at MTSU on Monday
The Joe Diaz collection to be featured at MTSU on Monday

The MTSU Department of Art will hold a wine and cheese reception and feature selections from the Joe Diaz collection on Monday, October 17, 2016.

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800 Positions Need to be Filled - Job Fair October 19th
800 Positions Need to be Filled - Job Fair October 19th

The Goodwill Career Solutions center at 2955 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Oct. 19, for at least nine employers seeking to fill more than 800 positions in Rutherford, Wilson and Davidson counties.

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Pastors in Murfreesboro Switch Pulpits after Meeting with the Mayor
Pastors in Murfreesboro Switch Pulpits after Meeting with the Mayor

Racial issues are causing quite a stir nationwide, but here in Murfreesboro... positive change is happening locally.

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Home rental scam in Murfreesboro - Renter actually moves into the house
Home rental scam in Murfreesboro - Renter actually moves into the house

A Murfreesboro woman signed a lease for a home and even paid a $2,000 deposit, but after moving into the house she realized that she had been scammed.

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Gregg Hawkins Murder: Family Wants Justice
Gregg Hawkins Murder: Family Wants Justice

An emotional plea for answers in the murder of Gregg Hawkins. It's been almost a year since he was fatally shot at the Mona Boat Ramp just outside Smyrna.

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Veteran with PTSD Allegedly Kills Family Dog in Murfreesboro
Veteran with PTSD Allegedly Kills Family Dog in Murfreesboro

A United States Marine Corps Veteran with diagnosed PTSD allegedly called his wife at work and told her that if she did not come home, he would kill the family dog.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale

It's the 47th edition of the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale entertains Oakland.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale

It's the 47th edition of the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale entertains Oakland.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Games October 22nd
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Games October 22nd

The Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game is coming up on October 22nd. Get the details here.

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Two Murfreesboro Men found GUILTY of Rape
Two Murfreesboro Men found GUILTY of Rape

While the case was opened and presented to a Grand Jury in 2015, it did not go to trial until this past week in Rutherford County.

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Smyrna man charged with 3rd DUI and Trailer Theft in Murfreesboro
Smyrna man charged with 3rd DUI and Trailer Theft in Murfreesboro

Stealing a trailer and getting caught are two things that you don't want to happen. However, it appears to have happened in Murfreesboro early Sunday morning (10/9/16).

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Heroes in Heels fashion show in Murfreesboro this Thursday
Heroes in Heels fashion show in Murfreesboro this Thursday

The Heroes in Heels fashion show will take place from 6 to 8 this Thursday, October 13, 2016 at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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Nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new report today highlighting the feedback gathered from educators, advocates, parents, students, and the public to determine how to implement specific components of the nation's new education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Double murder case in Murfreesboro to hit the courtroom in 2017
Double murder case in Murfreesboro to hit the courtroom in 2017

A March court date in 2017 has been set for two brothers accused of two murders in Murfreesboro. The deaths happened in the Old Fort Parkway Walmart parking lot in year 2014

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy

It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football.

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Blackman Area Auto Burglaries
Blackman Area Auto Burglaries

Several Blackman area residents have reported their vehicles have been broken into and items taken.

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Atlanta Woman Tries to Cash Fake Money Orders
Atlanta Woman Tries to Cash Fake Money Orders

A 22-year old Atlanta, Georgia, woman is in jail after being arrested for allegedly trying to cash two fake money orders.

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MTEMC Crews in Florida after Matthew
MTEMC Crews in Florida after Matthew

Three Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation crews are in Florida to help in the recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

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City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities
City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities

Members of the Murfreesboro City Council will meet with a lobbyist this week concerning legislative priorities for the 2017 Tennessee General Assembly.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collected November 5th
Household Hazardous Waste Collected November 5th

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County and City of Murfreesboro governments, is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) Saturday, November 5th.

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Statewide AMBER Alert: Rebecca Lewis (In Middle Tennessee)
Statewide AMBER Alert: Rebecca Lewis (In Middle Tennessee)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is issuing a statewide AMBER Alert for the Polk County, Florida, Sheriff's Office for Rebecca Lewis.

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Lions Club International Board of Directors Meeting in Nashville
Lions Club International Board of Directors Meeting in Nashville

The Lions Club International Board of Directors will be holding their meeting this week in Nashville. International President and Murfreesboro's own Bob Corlew will lead the group of 36 directors from around the world.

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Shots Fired on Diana Street
Shots Fired on Diana Street

Several residents in the Diana Street area reported to Murfreesboro Police they heard gun shots. The reports came in around 10:15 Saturday night from at least four different people.

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Avison Young Brokers 9.5-Acre Sale of Former Murfreesboro YMCA
Avison Young Brokers 9.5-Acre Sale of Former Murfreesboro YMCA

Avison Young has brokered the sale of the former YMCA of Murfreesboro property located at 205 North Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro to Anchor Commercial Development.

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Strong Armed Robbery Outside S. Rutherford Restaurant
Strong Armed Robbery Outside S. Rutherford Restaurant

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a strong armed robbery outside the Daily Buffet on South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Robbery on North Maney Avenue
Robbery on North Maney Avenue

A robbery was reported in the 900 block of North Maney Avenue on Thursday evening (10/6/16).

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Stolen Prius Recovered in Murfreesboro
Stolen Prius Recovered in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro woman was pulled over in the area of North Rutherford Boulevard on Thursday (9/6/16) because the Toyota Prius she was driving matched the description of a stolen car.

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Murfreesboro man allegedly called 9-1-1 26 times
Murfreesboro man allegedly called 9-1-1 26 times

Misuse of 9-1-1 was the charge that landed 38 year old Jonathan Jordan behind bars early Friday morning (10/7/16).

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

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

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State Commissioner to Visit Rutherford County manufacturing plant Friday
State Commissioner to Visit Rutherford County manufacturing plant Friday

The LaVergne plant was first opened in 1972 on a 132-acre plot of farmland. However, it was opened under the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, which was not tied to Bridgestone until 1988.

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

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

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Multiple guns stolen in Murfreesboro from local store
Multiple guns stolen in Murfreesboro from local store

Multiple guns were stolen when a pawn shop was broken into, possibly during the early morning hours of Wednesday.

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.40 Handgun Stolen in Murfreesboro
.40 Handgun Stolen in Murfreesboro

A contractor in Murfreesboro reported that his .40 caliber handgun was stolen while he was at a job site.

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Recent Changes for Historic Barber Shop on Square
Recent Changes for Historic Barber Shop on Square

If you've driven by "Tip Top Barber Shop" recently, you've probably noticed changes. The signage and interior have been changed somewhat.

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New TNReady Score Reports to Provide Better Information on Student Progress
New TNReady Score Reports to Provide Better Information on Student Progress

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has unveiled new TNReady score reports, which provide more information than ever before for parents, educators, and students on individual student achievement and growth.

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144 Donuts Stolen in Murfreesboro
144 Donuts Stolen in Murfreesboro

It would appear as if someone had a craving for donuts, 144 of them to be specific.

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$30,000 Worth of High Tech Equipment Stolen in Murfreesboro
$30,000 Worth of High Tech Equipment Stolen in Murfreesboro

$30,000 Worth of specialized equipment that has a specific use was taken from an excavating office in Murfreesboro.

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Salute to Veterans at Middle Tennessee Football Game Nov. 5
Salute to Veterans at Middle Tennessee Football Game Nov. 5

The 35th Annual Salute to Veterans and Armed Services is planned for Saturday, November 5th when the Middle Tennessee football team hosts Texas San Antonio.

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Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is now fully functioning in Basic Life Support (BLS) response
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is now fully functioning in Basic Life Support (BLS) response

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department announced Wednesday that the department is now fully functioning in Basic Life Support (BLS) response.

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Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern
Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern

Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.

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TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools
TN Governor Suggests too much history stripped in proposed Social Studies standards in Public Schools

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that too much Tennessee history could be stripped from teaching requirements in the state's public schools under an update to social studies standards.

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Murfreesboro Electric Celebrating Public Power Week
Murfreesboro Electric Celebrating Public Power Week

One of the events taking place is a FREE hands on energy savings workshop this Thursday evening at 7.

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Subjects Attempt to Pawn Military Computer in Murfreesboro
Subjects Attempt to Pawn Military Computer in Murfreesboro

A Miltope Military laptop computer and case were at some point stolen, but the question police want to know is by who? The next question would be, what was on the hard drive?

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Man charged with sexual battery after a haircut in Murfreesboro
Man charged with sexual battery after a haircut in Murfreesboro

A 53 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested after a sexual battery was reported at Sports Clips on Memorial Boulevard.

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Almost Home - Living in a Retired School Bus
Almost Home - Living in a Retired School Bus

WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to a man in Murfreesboro who calls an older Wilson County School Bus his home (2min and 47sec)...

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Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 86 year old due in court in 2017
Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 86 year old due in court in 2017

The suspect who was accused of murdering and raping 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro will appear in court next year.

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More Heroin Issues in Murfreesboro
More Heroin Issues in Murfreesboro

A 26 year old Murfreesboro woman found passed out by a friend was charged with drug possession as she recovered at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Mass Hysteria of Clowns in Rutherford County
Mass Hysteria of Clowns in Rutherford County

Mass hysteria about lurking clowns is making a mark on Rutherford County. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more...

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

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

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Murfreesboro Woman charged with DUI following I-65 rollover crash
Murfreesboro Woman charged with DUI following I-65 rollover crash

A Murfreesboro woman is free on bond after a rollover crash on I-65 led to her arrest for DUI in Franklin, Tennessee.

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

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

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Single Gunshot Heard on East Main Street in Murfreesboro
Single Gunshot Heard on East Main Street in Murfreesboro

A shots fired call was made anonymously to Murfreesboro Police on Saturday. Evidently, a witness saw a man and a woman arguing outside an apartment on East Main St...

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Another Drug Issue in Murfreesboro - This time Acid
Another Drug Issue in Murfreesboro - This time Acid

Taking acid can easily turn more bad than good. At least, that was the case for a 20-year old man in Murfreesboro.

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

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

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Boro Art Crawl Celebrates First Birthday
Boro Art Crawl Celebrates First Birthday

The Boro Art Crawl is turning one this October. On October 14, the Crawl will feature more artists and artwork than ever before in 25 different locations from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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tones River National Battlefield, NPS 100th  Anniversary, featured in 'Storytellers'
tones River National Battlefield, NPS 100th Anniversary, featured in 'Storytellers'

The October edition of "Murfreesboro Storytellers," hosted by John Hood, features Stones River National Battlefield (SRNB) on the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS).

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Do you recognize the thieves in this Victoria's Secret theft?
Do you recognize the thieves in this Victoria's Secret theft?

Murfreesboro Police have released a Victoria's Secret security video in hopes of someone recognizing the culprits.

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MPD Announces the graduation of two supervisors from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command
MPD Announces the graduation of two supervisors from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command

The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Bryan Anderson and Sergeant Melonie Roche from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

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City's aggressive Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 10
City's aggressive Fall Leaf Collection set to get underway Oct. 10

It's time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Fall Leaf Collection season is scheduled to get underway Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

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

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

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BBB Shred Event - October 15th
BBB Shred Event - October 15th

Over 21-million Americans have had their identify stolen, in just the last three years. Don't become a statistic. Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau says they're having another shred day Saturday, October 15th.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel

While many in Rutherford County are thinking about fall break, football teams are focused on Friday night battles. None bigger than Riverdale at Siegel.

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Interstate 840 Signs Going Up
Interstate 840 Signs Going Up

The transition from State Route 840 to Interstate 840 is taking place. Back in August, you'll recall we told you about a Federal Highway Administration ruling that would designate 840 an interstate.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel

While many in Rutherford County are thinking about fall break, football teams are focused on Friday night battles. None bigger than Riverdale at Siegel.

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

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

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Murfreesboro woman allegedly stabs ex-boyfriend to break up a fight
Murfreesboro woman allegedly stabs ex-boyfriend to break up a fight

As luck would have it, the new boyfriend showed up in the same parking lot and the two men allegedly got into a physical altercation.

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New Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication in Rutherford County
New Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Area Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) and representatives from Thrivent Financial dedicated a brand new Habitat house to the Reese family on Tuesday, September 27th , as part of the 2016 Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program.

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Greenhouse Ministries Raises $81,000 for Capital Campaign
Greenhouse Ministries Raises $81,000 for Capital Campaign

Greenhouse Ministries raised $81,000 for their capital campaign after their "GameDay" fundraising dinner on Sept. 12.

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

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

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

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

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Senior Property Tax Freeze in Rutherford County
Senior Property Tax Freeze in Rutherford County

The Senior Tax Freeze for senior citizens can help Rutherford County residents that are 65 and older save money on their property tax.

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Matthew West Concert Benefits Special Kids
Matthew West Concert Benefits Special Kids

Christian music artist, Matthew West, performed a benefit concert at New Vision Baptist Church on September 22 to raise over $122,000 for children with special needs at Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro Robbery and Vehicle Theft
Murfreesboro Robbery and Vehicle Theft

In front of Jets Pizza, a man was robbed at knife point and his vehicle stolen. The incident was reported outside the pizza establishment on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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Parks Cleaned by local Volunteers for National Land Day
Parks Cleaned by local Volunteers for National Land Day

The Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department participated in the National Land Day this past weekend.

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

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

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

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

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$1,398 Theft at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro
$1,398 Theft at Victoria's Secret in Murfreesboro

There has been another sizable theft at the Victoria's Secret store in the Avenue shopping center on Medical Center Parkway.

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Rumors of Clowns Visiting Rutherford County Schools Unfounded
Rumors of Clowns Visiting Rutherford County Schools Unfounded

Rumors were reported to the Rutherford County School System about subjects dressed as clowns hurting or visiting local high schools were found to be just that, rumors.

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Response to Gun at Siegel High Was Quick
Response to Gun at Siegel High Was Quick

It was an alert student who told Rutherford County Sheriff's SRO's at Siegel a student had a gun. Rutherford County Schools Testing and Safe Schools Coordinator Josh Kubly says the fact a student came forward speaks volumes for the SRO program.

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Sheriff in Court on Domestic Abuse Charges Tuesday
Sheriff in Court on Domestic Abuse Charges Tuesday

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will be in a federal courtroom Tuesday afternoon to answer questions about alleged domestic abuse.

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Domestic Abuse Advocate on Allegations Against Sheriff
Domestic Abuse Advocate on Allegations Against Sheriff

Despite a federal court hearing concerning allegations of domestic abuse against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, there was no police report filed by responding deputies.

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RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols
RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols

Lady Warrior Anastasia Hayes will play her senior year for the Lady Warriors with her mind made up where she'll hoop in college.

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RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols
RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols

Lady Warrior Anastasia Hayes will play her senior year for the Lady Warriors with her mind made up where she'll hoop in college.

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COMMENTARY: Fame
COMMENTARY: Fame

Celebrity news has been dominated of late by the break up of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

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Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children
Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children

A South Church Street woman is in jail on various drug charges after police were called to a problem concerning DCS taking custody of two children.

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Rash of Car Burglaries in Halls Hill Area
Rash of Car Burglaries in Halls Hill Area

Murfreesboro Police report a rash of vehicles being broken into on Destiny Drive, Journey Drive and Passage Drive - that's in the Halls Hill Pike area

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Siegel High Steps Up Security in Wake of Gun at School
Siegel High Steps Up Security in Wake of Gun at School

Spokesperson James Evans Stated: "We have not had any credible threats but there have been lots of rumors. However, we also don't take the situation lightly, and we have been investigating all rumors thoroughly. We had additional SROs on campus yesterday to assist with investigations and for additional security as a precaution. We have found no credible threats, and we believe students are safe and secure."

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

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

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Rutherford County Still Ranked at #3 for Lowest Unemployment
Rutherford County Still Ranked at #3 for Lowest Unemployment

Rutherford County remains at number three on the list for having the third lowest unemployment rate in the Volunteer State.

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Murfreesboro man charged with 7th Driving on a Revoked License Charge and 2nd DUI
Murfreesboro man charged with 7th Driving on a Revoked License Charge and 2nd DUI

After being arrested and transported to the local jail, the suspect allegedly stated to police, "What can I Say, I'm addicted to driving drunk."

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Oil-based Paint Collected for Proper Disposal Sept. 24
Oil-based Paint Collected for Proper Disposal Sept. 24

Oil-based paint only will be collected and properly disposed of on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

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UPDATE: WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones Surgery Successful
UPDATE: WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones Surgery Successful

Truman Jones heart surgery went well. The former sheriff and WGNS talk show host underwent heart bypass surgery Thursday at a Nashville hospital.

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Murfreesboro Woman to be Re-Sentenced in Multi Count Theft Case
Murfreesboro Woman to be Re-Sentenced in Multi Count Theft Case

In 2014, the woman was indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury on a multi count theft case of over $60,000, but less than $250,000.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold said a lot is going on in his life - But he can't talk about most of it

While Sheriff Arnold is not directly talking about the federal charges that he is facing, he did publicly state to News Radio WGNS this week...

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Court Papers Indicate Domestic Assault at Sheriff Arnold's Home
Court Papers Indicate Domestic Assault at Sheriff Arnold's Home

Documents filed in federal court Thursday showed the sheriff is accused of domestic assault against his wife, Megan.

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

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

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel

It's the Stars and Bulldogs this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel

It's the Stars and Bulldogs this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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Salmonella at Local Fire Department Fish Fry
Salmonella at Local Fire Department Fish Fry

State Department of Health officials are investigating several reports of people who attended the September 10th Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department fish fry getting sick.

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Rape and Assault Reported at a South Church Street Motel
Rape and Assault Reported at a South Church Street Motel

The 50 year old resident told police the rape and assault took place on September 17, 2016.

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Murfreesboro Woman Falls Victim to IRS Scam - She lost $17,000
Murfreesboro Woman Falls Victim to IRS Scam - She lost $17,000

As instructed, the resident purchased I-Tunes Gift Cards to the tune of $4,000.

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

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

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WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones to have Heart Surgery
WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones to have Heart Surgery

Local radio host and former Sheriff Truman Jones faces a battle. On his Wednesday show, guest host Dan Whittle spoke of his friend's heart issues.

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Murfreesboro Police Looking for Runaway Juvenile
Murfreesboro Police Looking for Runaway Juvenile

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a runaway juvenile. Spokesman Kyle Evans tells NewsRadio WGNS Brittany Barker, age 16, was in DCS custody and released to her mother to be taken to a Mt. Juliet facility.

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Search Expands for Missing Army Soldier in Tennessee
Search Expands for Missing Army Soldier in Tennessee

Shadow Branice McClaine was reported missing by her family and to date, they have not heard from her.

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Possible Sunday Morning Murder in Murfreesboro under Investigation
Possible Sunday Morning Murder in Murfreesboro under Investigation

An Aspen Avenue man in Murfreesboro was severely beaten and later died during an incident inside an apartment at Waterford Place on Sunday.

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Tennessee consumers Prefer Trump for the Economy - MTSU Survey
Tennessee consumers Prefer Trump for the Economy - MTSU Survey

Tennessee consumers are feeling much less positive about the economy headed into fall and prefer GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to address economic issues, according to the latest statewide consumer survey results from Middle Tennessee State University.

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A Special Program for those who are Widowed in Rutherford County
A Special Program for those who are Widowed in Rutherford County

Wings of Hope Widowed Ministry is forming in Murfreesboro for local widows of all ages...

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Kasai Opens North American HQs in Murfreesboro, Adding 250 Jobs
Kasai Opens North American HQs in Murfreesboro, Adding 250 Jobs

Kasai held a grand opening ceremony for its new North American headquarters last week in Murfreesboro.

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Great 2016 Heart Walk at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Great 2016 Heart Walk at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saturday morning was a great day for the annual Heart Walk at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Gas in Short Supply in Rutherford County
Gas in Short Supply in Rutherford County

Many local gas stations around the county are out of gas. And the few that have it have long lines. The shortage of gas is being blamed on a gas leak in Alabama. Residents can expect more frustrations trying to fill up in the coming days.

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Meetings, public hearings set to decide Rocky Fork Middle School zone lines
Meetings, public hearings set to decide Rocky Fork Middle School zone lines

Rutherford County Schools will open its next school, Rocky Fork Middle School, in less than a year -- August 2017. The much-needed middle school in Smyrna will help relieve overcrowding at Rocks Springs Middle School, Smyrna Middle School and Stewarts Creek Middle School.

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$100,000 Vandalism Along the New Walter Hill Greenway Trail
$100,000 Vandalism Along the New Walter Hill Greenway Trail

Evidently, someone caused about $100,000 in damages to a bridge that was recently built as part of the community Greenway Trail.

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

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

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Senator Jim Tracy Suggests that Immigrants are Not Being Vetted
Senator Jim Tracy Suggests that Immigrants are Not Being Vetted

"Although I respect the Governor's opinion on many state issues, I am not at all convinced that vetting is being done properly to protect the safety of our citizens..."

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Expect Gas Prices To Spike After Pipeline Leak
Expect Gas Prices To Spike After Pipeline Leak

Gas prices are expected to spike as much as 20 cents on the East Coast over the next week and a major fuel pipeline leak in Alabama is to blame. Local residents may not be immune to the jump.

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Man Accused of Killing His Father in Murfreesboro Has New Court Date
Man Accused of Killing His Father in Murfreesboro Has New Court Date

A man accused of murdering his father in Murfreesboro will appear in court to face a second degree murder charge on January 30, 2017.

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High Crime and High Call Volumes at Motels and Apartments Trouble Murfreesboro Mayor
High Crime and High Call Volumes at Motels and Apartments Trouble Murfreesboro Mayor

Several apartment complexes and motels in Murfreesboro have a high volume of crime. Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland says that something will have to be done to deal with the negative issue.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman

It's the Patriots and Blaze this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman

It's the Patriots and Blaze this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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2016 Old Timers Festival
2016 Old Timers Festival "Hometown Heroes"

The city of La Vergne is excited to announce the 2016 Old Timers Festival, to be held on Saturday September 17, with theme of "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes."

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Why Would You Walk in the Rutherford Heart Walk this Saturday?
Why Would You Walk in the Rutherford Heart Walk this Saturday?

In June of 2009, Danielle Aversa awoke in the middle of the night to feel her heart racing. At one point or another, most people have some experience of their sleep being disrupted by impromptu and unwanted thoughts of day-to-day worries.

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U.S. Senator Alexander of Tennessee Says Nuclear Power is Best
U.S. Senator Alexander of Tennessee Says Nuclear Power is Best

At the first of two planned oversight hearings on the future of nuclear power U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, (R-Tenn.), who leads the Senate appropriations subcommittee overseeing federal energy and water funding, said today that nuclear power is the "nation's best source of low-cost, reliable, safe, and pollution-free electricity..."

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

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

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Former Murfreesboro Resident and R&B Artist
Former Murfreesboro Resident and R&B Artist "Sweet Cliff" Passes Away

A well known R&B singer who once called Murfreesboro home in the 1960's passed away on September 7th in Knoxville and will be laid to rest this Saturday (9/17/16) in East Tennessee.

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Christian Artist Matthew West to Perform at New Vision in Murfreesboro
Christian Artist Matthew West to Perform at New Vision in Murfreesboro

Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center will bring renowned Christian music artist, Matthew West, to Murfreesboro on Thursday, September 22, to perform a concert to benefit children with special needs.

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Woman arrested with meth and pills at Motel 6 in Murfreesboro
Woman arrested with meth and pills at Motel 6 in Murfreesboro

Police say Brewer retrieved a small container that had meth, Oxycodone and Klonopin inside of it. A nearby makeup bag contained a cut straw and two hypodermic needles.

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

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

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Local Church Feeds SRO
Local Church Feeds SRO

A small local church steps out to feed those who put their lives on the line every day to keep our children safe. Rutherford County Sheriff's School Resource Officers were treated to a catfish lunch Thursday at Central Magnet School after their in-service, provided by Holly Grove Baptist Church.

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Sister Schubert to be at Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Women's Conference
Sister Schubert to be at Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Women's Conference

You can Learn, grow and connect at the annual Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce women's conference this September.

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Wine Around the Square is This Saturday Evening
Wine Around the Square is This Saturday Evening

SATURDAY: This is the fifth year for what's become Murfreesboro's best night outdoors around the historic downtown Square. What could be better than having fun with friends while helping other people at the same time?

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Leadership Change at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Leadership Change at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

For the first time since being founded in 1986, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services will be under new leadership.

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Veteran Suicide Numbers Still High in Tennessee and Beyond
Veteran Suicide Numbers Still High in Tennessee and Beyond

In year 2010, 22 percent of the total U.S. suicides were that of a Veteran taking his or her own life. The number today is at 18 percent.

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

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

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The Elderly Continue to be Scammed in Murfreesboro
The Elderly Continue to be Scammed in Murfreesboro

An 81 year old Murfreesboro woman fell victim to a scam over the phone not once, but twice. Evidently, both scams are related.

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Parts of West College / Lytle Street Roundabout Open
Parts of West College / Lytle Street Roundabout Open

Most of Murfreesboro's first roundabout at West College and Lytle Streets is open.

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Education Department Releases America's College Promise Playbook
Education Department Releases America's College Promise Playbook

At the state level, the playbook showcases the Tennessee Promise program. The program serves over 16,000 students and is contributing to a 10 percent increase in public higher education enrollment and a 25 percent increase at community colleges throughout Tennessee.

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New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee
New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee

This new law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense naloxone to a person at risk of opioid overdose or to a family member, friend or other person to assist someone at risk of an opiate-related overdose.

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New Audi and Meth seized at a Murfreesboro area Motel
New Audi and Meth seized at a Murfreesboro area Motel

A 28 year Murfreesboro woman has been arrested at an Old Fort Parkway motel after police noticed a new Audi with Rutherford County tags parked outside the room that showed one of the owners had an active warrant.

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

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Event, Thursday, Sept. 22, Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Event, Thursday, Sept. 22, Rutherford County Courthouse

Anyone who would like to participate in a group drumming session can come to the brick area at the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse right in the center of the city, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, the autumnal equinox.

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Local Eye Doctor Makes History with New Implant
Local Eye Doctor Makes History with New Implant

A local eye doctor makes history. Craig McCabe, MD, surgically implanted Tennessee's first Symfony multi-focal lens in the eye of a Murfreesboro woman who was suffering from cataracts.

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County Clerk Drive- Thru Window Closed Tuesday
County Clerk Drive- Thru Window Closed Tuesday

Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell has announced the drive-thru window will be closed Tuesday at the 319 North Maple Street office.

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Eagleville Fall Festival Coming Up
Eagleville Fall Festival Coming Up

The City of Eagleville will host a day long, downtown street festival on September 24, 2016. Marking the first weekend of Fall, plans for the event include two stages.

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Armed Robbery Behind Middle Tennessee Blvd. Kroger
Armed Robbery Behind Middle Tennessee Blvd. Kroger

A delivery man from Jasper is robbed, at gunpoint, while on his run to the Kroger on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Gun, Safes Found in Abandoned Vehicle on Medical Center Parkway
Gun, Safes Found in Abandoned Vehicle on Medical Center Parkway

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an abandoned vehicle on Medical Center Parkway, which had a stolen gun, cell phones and cell phone parts inside.

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Two Men & Juvenile Arrested in Rogers Park
Two Men & Juvenile Arrested in Rogers Park

A Wenlon Drive man, who was wanted on a parole violation, was arrested along with two others with him.

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Knights Inn Man Charged with Extortion & False Imprisonment
Knights Inn Man Charged with Extortion & False Imprisonment

A 62-year old man who lives at Knights Inn is charged with trying to extort a member of the cleaning staff out of 500-dollars and allegedly held him inside his room.

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Alabama Duo Arrested for Kratom
Alabama Duo Arrested for Kratom

An Alabama duo seen by Murfreesboro Police Officer Jeff Carroll panhandling on South Church Street at I-24 have been arrested on drug charges.

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Greenhouse Ministries Tailgate Party a Positive Success
Greenhouse Ministries Tailgate Party a Positive Success

The plans for the new building includes new classrooms, a full teaching kitchen, state of the art food pantry, a sensory room for the occupational therapy clinic, and more.

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MTSU hosts reflective 9/11 observance to 'never forget
MTSU hosts reflective 9/11 observance to 'never forget

MTSU's Department of Military Science held the event to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.

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Blue Raider Football drops road contest at Vanderbilt
Blue Raider Football drops road contest at Vanderbilt

In the second consecutive year of a Murfreesboro-Nashville matchup, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders just didn't have enough to get a win against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

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Squirrel Causes Power Outage
Squirrel Causes Power Outage

A squirrel was to blame for a power outage in Rutherford County.

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

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

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Jury Duty Scam Continues in Rutherford County
Jury Duty Scam Continues in Rutherford County

Scams continue to plague local residents. Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dan Goodwin told WGNS News...

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Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt
Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt

The Middle Tennessee football team will be out for a little revenge after last year's tough 17-13 fourth quarter loss to Vanderbilt.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley
State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley

It's probably a team you've never heard of before - but they're coming to Murfreesboro. Blackman will host Shades Valley Friday night in the State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley
State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley

It's probably a team you've never heard of before - but they're coming to Murfreesboro. Blackman will host Shades Valley Friday night in the State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week.

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Help a Retired RCSO K-9 Battling Cancer
Help a Retired RCSO K-9 Battling Cancer

Rutherford County Sheriff's K-9 Bloodhound Ethel, who has rescued missing children and adults, now has her own battle.

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Highlight Video Scholarship Announced In Memory of Former Riverdale Football Standout
Highlight Video Scholarship Announced In Memory of Former Riverdale Football Standout

"Mitchell was a fantastic young man with a great future. We were heart-broken and had recently completed his highlight video when we heard the news of his passing. But we're now hoping to be a part of keeping his memory alive...

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Craigslist Vehicle Fraud in Murfreesboro
Craigslist Vehicle Fraud in Murfreesboro

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennessee Lifesavers Conference This Week in Murfreesboro
Tennessee Lifesavers Conference This Week in Murfreesboro

A major conference for emergency workers is taking place this week at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.

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Pre-K at Kittrell Elementary Has Openings
Pre-K at Kittrell Elementary Has Openings

Kittrell Elementary School has openings in their Pre-K program for area four-year olds.

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

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

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The Center for the Arts presents the hysterical farce SUITE SURRENDER
The Center for the Arts presents the hysterical farce SUITE SURRENDER

It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow.

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More than 80 potential witnesses in Chief Admin. Joe Russell, Sheriff Robert Arnold, John Vandeveer FBI Case
More than 80 potential witnesses in Chief Admin. Joe Russell, Sheriff Robert Arnold, John Vandeveer FBI Case

A recent filing notes there has been a "significant amount of discovery" to be reviewed for trial preparation, and so far it references more than 80 people as potential witnesses.

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Sports*Com Outdoor Pool Closed for the Season with a Party on Labor Day
Sports*Com Outdoor Pool Closed for the Season with a Party on Labor Day

The Monday (9/5/16) pool party was a celebration that closed down the pool for the season.

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UPDATE: Court Records Show Former Blackman HS Teacher Re-Arrested for Alleged Stalking
UPDATE: Court Records Show Former Blackman HS Teacher Re-Arrested for Alleged Stalking

UPDATE: WGNS confirmed on Tuesday (9/6/16) that he was re-arrested for a probation violation that included the single charge of stalking.

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

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

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Local Church in Murfreesboro Offers Free School Tutoring on Tuesday Nights
Local Church in Murfreesboro Offers Free School Tutoring on Tuesday Nights

Free tutoring in Murfreesboro is something that a local church has been doing for the past 3 years.

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AK-47, Ammo and Backpacks of Marijuana in Murfreesboro
AK-47, Ammo and Backpacks of Marijuana in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police confiscated an AK-47 that had two banana clips (magazines), a rifle scope and numerous rounds of ammo after a clerk at the Speedway gas station on South Church Street reported suspicious activity.

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Two Murfreesboro Women Accused of Shoplifting Over $1,600 in Merchandise
Two Murfreesboro Women Accused of Shoplifting Over $1,600 in Merchandise

One woman was accused of shoplifting over $700 in merchandise and her reported accomplice allegedly stole over $900 in merchandise from Kohls on Old Fort Parkway.

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Widening of Highway 99 in Murfreesboro
Widening of Highway 99 in Murfreesboro

The New Salem Highway, otherwise known as Highway 99, will be the next big project for the Tennessee Department of Transportation to tackle in Murfreesboro.

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

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

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More Tennessee Kids' Pearly Whites are Shining
More Tennessee Kids' Pearly Whites are Shining

The number of children receiving dental care through the state's TennCare program is on the rise.

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

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

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Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at Oakland High School
Chick-fil-A Leader Academy at Oakland High School

Chick-fil-A of Murfreesboro is sponsoring the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy program at Oakland High School this year.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Murfreesboro
Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Murfreesboro

A sobriety checkpoint will take place this Friday in Murfreesboro...

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

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

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Rutherford Romp 5K is ON!
Rutherford Romp 5K is ON!

The mission has expanded. The Romp has helped over 20 different agencies whose mission is based in Rutherford County and has donated over $50,000 to those organizations.

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Ford of Murfreesboro is Number 1 in Sales
Ford of Murfreesboro is Number 1 in Sales

Through the first eight months of 2016, the All-New Ford of Murfreesboro sales have risen 25% percent from last year. Ford of Murfreesboro sold more vehicles in the U.S. during the first eight months of 2016 than in any full year prior to 2016.

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Banding or tagging hummingbirds in Murfreesboro This Saturday
Banding or tagging hummingbirds in Murfreesboro This Saturday

This year at the September 3rd Murfreesboro Hummingbird Festival, the Parks and Rec. Department will work to tag or band the small animals. Nicky Jordan explains...

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Truman Jones' Wife, Jackie, Passes Away
Truman Jones' Wife, Jackie, Passes Away

We've lost a beautiful, smiling face within the WGNS family. Jackie Jones, the wife of radio personality Truman Jones, passed away Tuesday.

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Speedway Robbed; Riverdale Lockdown Lifted
Speedway Robbed; Riverdale Lockdown Lifted

The Speedway market at 1624 New Salem Highway, at the intersection of Warrior Drive, was robbed. Nearby Riverdale High School was placed on lockdown while Murfreesboro Police investigated.

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Man eludes authorities only one day in Murfreesboro
Man eludes authorities only one day in Murfreesboro

A man who allegedly fled from Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputies was later arrested by Murfreesboro Police.

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Rutherford County Booming with Tourism Dollars
Rutherford County Booming with Tourism Dollars

Tourism-related spending in Rutherford County in 2015 increased from $307.47 to $316.45 million, placing Rutherford County in the top 10 counties across the state, for travel-related expenditures.

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Antioch man accused of stealing a blender in a Murfreesboro Walmart and Returning it
Antioch man accused of stealing a blender in a Murfreesboro Walmart and Returning it

A man who is said to have a lengthy history of making fraudulent returns to Walmart stores in Middle Tennessee allegedly continued the history by making such a return in Murfreesboro.

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Week 2 Prep Football Recap
Week 2 Prep Football Recap

Two weeks into the season, and there only three undefeated high school football teams in Rutherford County.

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Rep. Terry Speaks to Young Republicans
Rep. Terry Speaks to Young Republicans

Rep. Bryan Terry, MD, who prides himself on citizen outreach, is slated to speak to Rutherford County's younger generation at two separate events in the coming weeks.

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Rutherford County Farmer's Market Classes This Week
Rutherford County Farmer's Market Classes This Week

It's another exciting week of classes at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market.

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Aggravated Assault With Gun Leads to Three Arrests
Aggravated Assault With Gun Leads to Three Arrests

A domestic assault investigation leads to the arrest of three Murfreesboro men.

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New Murfreesboro City Council Members to be Sworn In
New Murfreesboro City Council Members to be Sworn In

Veteran Murfreesboro City Councilmen Bill Shacklett and Eddie Smotherman will be sworn-in, along with newly elected council member Kirt Wade this week.

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Park Lane Suspect Wanted by RCSO & MPD Arrested at Wal-Mart
Park Lane Suspect Wanted by RCSO & MPD Arrested at Wal-Mart

A 24-year old Park Lane man, wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and Murfreesboro Police was arrested on Friday.

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Remembering Brandon Brewer
Remembering Brandon Brewer

Christopher Brewer of Smyrna made quite a name for himself during his short life. The 24-year old passed away last week, but was remembered Monday for his fight.

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Accidental Shooting on Shoshone Place
Accidental Shooting on Shoshone Place

A 22-year old Shoshone Place man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

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MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet
MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation asking for member feedback as they look into delivering more programs or services. One of the services they are studying is broadband Internet services.

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

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

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Man Charged for 11th Time with Driving on a Revoked License
Man Charged for 11th Time with Driving on a Revoked License

For the 11th time an Eagleville man has been arrested for "Driving on a Revoked License."

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BoroPride Event on the Murfreesboro Square This Saturday
BoroPride Event on the Murfreesboro Square This Saturday

A PRIDE Festival will take place on the Murfreesboro square from 4:00 to 10:00PM on Saturday night, August 27th.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Accused of Sexually Exploiting a Child
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Accused of Sexually Exploiting a Child

UPDATE: A video found on Brinkley's cellphone in Murfreesboro allegedly showed him molesting a four year old girl.

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City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
City earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the eighteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Murfreesboro Woman
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Murfreesboro Woman

A stop sign violation leads to the arrest of a 33-year old Arapaho Drive woman on a warrant and three orders of arrest.

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Rutherford Blvd. Man Arrested on 10th Driving on a Revoked License
Rutherford Blvd. Man Arrested on 10th Driving on a Revoked License

A 23 year old Rutherford Boulevard man was arrested for his 10th driving on a revoked license charge after a three-vehicle hit and run accident.

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MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic is Friday
MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic is Friday

Participate in MTSU's third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic ... and you will be helping fund nationally recognized student projects including the solar boat and lunar rover.

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18-Year Old Hospitalized after Smoking Synthetic Marijuana
18-Year Old Hospitalized after Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

An 18-year old South Rutherford Boulevard woman had to be taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a male acquaintance reported to police she smoked synthetic marijuana.

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Verizon Wireless Theft
Verizon Wireless Theft

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a burglary at the Verizon Wireless store on Old Fort Parkway, in front of Target.

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Alleged Felon with Gun Arrested on Battleground Drive
Alleged Felon with Gun Arrested on Battleground Drive

A 20-year old Victory Gallop Lane man, who is a convicted felon, has been arrested after he was found with a handgun.

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MFRD Welcome 10 New Recruits (Fire Trainees)
MFRD Welcome 10 New Recruits (Fire Trainees)

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed 10 new Fire Trainees this week.

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City Schools Foundation Back to School 5K/10K
City Schools Foundation Back to School 5K/10K

The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2016-17 school year with a 5K/10K run on September 17, 2016.

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

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

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Wild Arts Day was Fun for All in Murfreesboro
Wild Arts Day was Fun for All in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. held Wild Arts Day at the Wilderness Station located at Barfield Park this past Saturday (8/20/16).

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Major Increases in Obama Care Insurance Rates in Tennessee
Major Increases in Obama Care Insurance Rates in Tennessee

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on the premium increases ranging from 44% to 62% made final Tuesday for all three plans on Tennessee's Obamacare exchange...

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Shoplifting to the tune of $1,500 and drugs in Murfreesboro
Shoplifting to the tune of $1,500 and drugs in Murfreesboro

Close to $1,000 in merchandise believed to be stolen from Target and over $600 worth of merchandise from the JC Penny Store was recovered by police and two loss prevention workers on Tuesday.

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Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of Over $2,000
Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of Over $2,000

A Murfreesboro woman was scammed out of over $2,000 after receiving a call from an alleged "I-T Specialist."

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Heroin and Meth Located in Murfreesboro Police Stop
Heroin and Meth Located in Murfreesboro Police Stop

Heroin and crystal meth were located in an SUV stopped by Murfreesboro Police on Monday (8/22/16).

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Rutherford ACT scores reach seven-year high
Rutherford ACT scores reach seven-year high

The most recent graduating class of Rutherford County Schools scored a seven-year high 20.2 composite score on ACT tests taken earlier this year, according to results released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Making a Difference in Tennessee
Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Making a Difference in Tennessee

The number of "doctor shoppers" - those who go to multiple healthcare providers seeking a prescription for certain narcotics - has decreased more than 50 percent.

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Greenway Extension to Barfield Park Nearing in 12 Months
Greenway Extension to Barfield Park Nearing in 12 Months

A three mile extension to the Greenway Trail that follows along the Stones River in Murfreesboro will likely be complete within the next 12 months.

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

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

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Oakland - Jackson Northside Photos
Oakland - Jackson Northside Photos

Photographer Chad Cunningham captured photos from the Oakland / Jackson Northside football game, held at MTSU's Floyd Stadium on Saturday, August 20th, 2016.

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Astronaut Rhea Seddon to address girls and young women in Murfreesboro
Astronaut Rhea Seddon to address girls and young women in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro native, physician and 19-year NASA veteran Rhea Seddon -- a two-time mission specialist (1985 and '91) and payload commander in charge of all science activities in her final space flight ('93) -- has agreed to provide the keynote at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22...

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Murfreesboro City Schools Enrollment Hits Plateau
Murfreesboro City Schools Enrollment Hits Plateau

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of the Murfreesboro City Schools, told WGNS that student growth has hit a plateau this year...

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Murfreesboro heroin overdose ends with one in the hospital and syringes hidden in Walmart bushes
Murfreesboro heroin overdose ends with one in the hospital and syringes hidden in Walmart bushes

After the overdose, the friend allegedly hid two syringes and two spoons under a bush outside the store.

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Four Arrested in Fraudulent Credit Card Case in Murfreesboro
Four Arrested in Fraudulent Credit Card Case in Murfreesboro

A total of 83 magnetic card strips used when companies make credit cards were seized by Murfreesboro Police in the parking lot of Walmart on Memorial Boulevard.

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Are you an alcoholic? Answer these questions to see...
Are you an alcoholic? Answer these questions to see...

Many Rutherford County residents enjoy an adult beverage from time to time as a way to unwind and relax. But when that occasional drink or substance use becomes more and more frequent, it can be cause for concern.

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More Names Added to a Lawsuit Against the Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office after Fatal Pursuit
More Names Added to a Lawsuit Against the Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office after Fatal Pursuit

Added to the suit are; the City of Manchester, Coffee County and the company that owns and operates Coffee County Funeral Chapel. Campos is represented by David Randolph Smith & Associates of Nashville and also Ivan Lopez.

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

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

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230 Youth Soccer Teams to Arrive in Murfreesboro September 2nd
230 Youth Soccer Teams to Arrive in Murfreesboro September 2nd

The tournament will bring teams from across the region and across the country to Rutherford County.

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Arnold's lawyer claims travel is 'in compliance'
Arnold's lawyer claims travel is 'in compliance'

Despite being restricted to travel in Middle Tennessee as part of his bond requirements, indicted Sheriff Robert Arnold is logging a number of miles this summer. But he has approval to make long-distance trips, according to his legal counsel.

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Murfreesboro Youth Football Preseason Practice Underway
Murfreesboro Youth Football Preseason Practice Underway

The City of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has offered youth football to the citizens of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County for over 50 years.

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Wreck in Murfreesboro leads to DUI and Driving on a Revoked #4 Charges
Wreck in Murfreesboro leads to DUI and Driving on a Revoked #4 Charges

A 29 year old man from Alabama was arrested in Murfreesboro and charged for the 4th time with Driving on a Revoked License.

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76 Year old woman fails to become a victim to a fictitious lieutenant at the Sheriff's Office
76 Year old woman fails to become a victim to a fictitious lieutenant at the Sheriff's Office

The caller introduced himself as Lt. Collins with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the victim fell for it, for a minute.

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

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

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Theft of Over $20,000 worth of R22 Refrigerant in Murfreesboro
Theft of Over $20,000 worth of R22 Refrigerant in Murfreesboro

Over $20,000 worth of R22 refrigerant was stolen from Ed's Supply Company on Middle Tennessee Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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Rape Reported in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Murfreesboro

The young victim went to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after the reported sexual assault took place. The woman said that the suspect is a co-worker of hers.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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MFRD Responds to House Fire at 1835 Susan Drive; Seven Pets Die
MFRD Responds to House Fire at 1835 Susan Drive; Seven Pets Die

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Engines 1 and 4, District 7, and Rescue 8 responded to a house fire at 1835 Susan Drive around 9:45 Friday morning.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Fundraiser for Rockvale Father in need of a new Kidney
Fundraiser for Rockvale Father in need of a new Kidney

Kevin Riddle is the father of two young daughters, ages 12 and 8. He, like others is also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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

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

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Proposed Use of Franklin Heights Housing Complex Neighborhood Meeting, August 22
Proposed Use of Franklin Heights Housing Complex Neighborhood Meeting, August 22

The old Franklin Heights Housing Complex could soon be a facility used for training by public safety agencies in Murfreesboro.

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

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

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Man Steals $60,000+ Ford Mustang Roush in Murfreesboro and Later Bails
Man Steals $60,000+ Ford Mustang Roush in Murfreesboro and Later Bails

Evidently, the salesman was showing the car to 29 year old Michael Deandre Owens on Tuesday afternoon when Owens allegedly drove off in the new Ford Mustang Roush - Stage 3 model.

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It is more than just a sewing class for homeless women - it is therapeutic
It is more than just a sewing class for homeless women - it is therapeutic

Vanessa Newsome is a volunteer at Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro, where she teaches homeless women how to sew.

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

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro man accused of having multiple spouses
Murfreesboro man accused of having multiple spouses

A man who has numerous past charges for forgery, identity theft and theft has been accused of polygamy. Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse.

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High School Coach from Coffee County Accused of Sex with Student to appear in court this Septemebr
High School Coach from Coffee County Accused of Sex with Student to appear in court this Septemebr

Bradley Newton Weir, the former head baseball coach at the nearby Coffee County High School will return to the county for a court appearance next month. His case was continued last week until Sept. 28.

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Several Fire Personnel Recognized at Promotional Pinning Ceremony
Several Fire Personnel Recognized at Promotional Pinning Ceremony

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recognized several recently promoted personnel in Council Chambers at City Hall Thursday, August 11.

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UPDATE: Theft Ring broken up in Murfreesboro - Multiple stolen vehicles seized
UPDATE: Theft Ring broken up in Murfreesboro - Multiple stolen vehicles seized

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Department requested the assistance of the Tennessee Highway Patrol on an auto theft related case.

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Burger Republic Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
Burger Republic Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway

Burger Republic has leased a 4,002-square-foot retail space at Fountains at Gateway, the new Class A office and retail development in Murfreesboro, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

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Hanover Street Woman Allegedly Hides Crack Pipe in Groin
Hanover Street Woman Allegedly Hides Crack Pipe in Groin

A 53-year old Hanover Street woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police and a crack pipe was allegedly found in her groin.

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Woodbury Man Facing Drug Charges
Woodbury Man Facing Drug Charges

A 34-year old Woodbury man is facing various drug charges after being arrested on North Academy Street.

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STOLEN ID: Nearly 10K in Credit Card Charges
STOLEN ID: Nearly 10K in Credit Card Charges

A Pantera Drive man contacted Murfreesboro Police after receiving a phone call he was late on his credit card bill - to the tune of $9,659! But it wasn't his credit card.

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Macduff Drive Man Has $18K in Cash Stolen
Macduff Drive Man Has $18K in Cash Stolen

A 51-year old Macduff Drive man reports to Murfreesboro Police he had 18-thousand dollars in cash stolen from his home.

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Bradyville Pike Man Arrested; Found Inside Closet in Fetal Position
Bradyville Pike Man Arrested; Found Inside Closet in Fetal Position

A 24 year old Bradyville Pike man was arrested for active warrants and found inside a closet in the fetal position.

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Douglas Avenue Man Robbed by Police Impersonators
Douglas Avenue Man Robbed by Police Impersonators

A 39-year old Douglas Avenue man says he was robbed by three people, one claiming to be a police detective.

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Dilton Mankin Rd. Man Facing Drug & Delinquency Charges
Dilton Mankin Rd. Man Facing Drug & Delinquency Charges

A smoke filled car leads Murfreesboro Police to arrest a 19-year old Dilton Mankin Road man on various drug charges and contributing to the delinquency of three minors.

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New, returning MTSU students await Week of Welcome events
New, returning MTSU students await Week of Welcome events

Thousands of new and returning MTSU students converge on campus this week, awaiting the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

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2016 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park, Sept 17
2016 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park, Sept 17

Murfreesboro artist Dawna Kinne Magliacano will join dozens of local talented artists who will once again display and sell their creative work along the Greenway trail, Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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Man Reportedly Steals Vehicle, Crashes & Finally Arrested
Man Reportedly Steals Vehicle, Crashes & Finally Arrested

A 38-year old homeless man is arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a home on Jose Way, which led to a crash and foot pursuit before being apprehended.

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Pedestrian struck by motorist on Murfreesboro Square
Pedestrian struck by motorist on Murfreesboro Square

51 Year old Kimberly Custer was struck by a motorist on the Murfreesboro square Saturday night.

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Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Wednesday
Job Fair in Murfreesboro on Wednesday

Employers include Comcast, Surge Staffing, Aramark, True Blue, Tri Star Services, Home Helpers, YMCA Fun Company, Cameron Staffing...

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UPDATE: Matthew West to perform at New Vision Baptist Church
UPDATE: Matthew West to perform at New Vision Baptist Church

The Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning artist will perform a collection of his Christian worship hits to benefit children at Special Kids.

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Man who fled scene of fatal hit and run crash in 2013 convicted on Wednesday
Man who fled scene of fatal hit and run crash in 2013 convicted on Wednesday

A man who fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in 2013 in Rutherford County faced the courts this week for trial.

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Drowsy Driving is not good driving
Drowsy Driving is not good driving

You can now add a fourth "D" to the list of growing perils behind the wheel: "Drowsiness."

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Business: UFIT Ads Two Personal Trainers
Business: UFIT Ads Two Personal Trainers

Just weeks before its one-year anniversary, Murfreesboro-based UFIT Personal Training announces the addition of two personal trainers to its fitness team.

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Man charged 10 times with Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro to Remain Behind Bars
Man charged 10 times with Driving on a Revoked License in Murfreesboro to Remain Behind Bars

A man convicted and sentenced to six years in prison before the Rutherford County Circuit Courts has asked for a new trial. Dannie Brumfield claims the courts abused its discretion when they revoked his probation and ordered him to serve two additional sentences....

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

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

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Report: Minimum Wage isn't Keeping Up with Worker Productivity
Report: Minimum Wage isn't Keeping Up with Worker Productivity

The Democratic Party recently added a $15-an-hour minimum wage to its platform, and Donald Trump has also come out in favor of an increase.

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Barrett Firearms of Murfreesboro Donating Rifles to all Tennessee Sheriff Departments
Barrett Firearms of Murfreesboro Donating Rifles to all Tennessee Sheriff Departments

The president of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing said Monday the company is going to donate a REC7 DI rifle to every Tennessee sheriff's office or department.

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Window shattered, pulse stolen in Murfreesboro
Window shattered, pulse stolen in Murfreesboro

20 Minutes after the theft occurred, the thief used a credit card from the wallet inside the purse to make purchases at Kay Jewelers inside the Stones River Mall.

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

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

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

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

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Exchange Club Family Center Receives $40,000 Boost
Exchange Club Family Center Receives $40,000 Boost

A donation was recently made to the Exchange Club Family Center from the Celebrity Waiters Dinner fund raiser that was held this past April in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro business buys a fire safety voucher
Murfreesboro business buys a fire safety voucher

The owner of a massage business on Memorial Boulevard called Murfreesboro police after she was swindled out of $100.

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

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

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

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

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Man Charged with Patronizing Prostitute, Two Women Arrested in Murfreesboro
Man Charged with Patronizing Prostitute, Two Women Arrested in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police were recently called to the Best Value Inn on South Church Street in Murfreesboro in reference to a possible rape. Once on the scene they spoke to two female's, both only 20 years of age.

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Suspect Caught with Forged Prescriptions
Suspect Caught with Forged Prescriptions

A woman was arrested after she was caught at Mills Family Pharmacy allegedly trying to pass a forged prescription. The woman, who is from Memphis, was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Officer Jeff Carroll.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Man Claims to have been Drugged and Sexually Assaulted in Murfreesboro
Man Claims to have been Drugged and Sexually Assaulted in Murfreesboro

After a couple of minutes went by, the young man who accepted the ride started to feel as if he were paralyzed. He believes the cigarette was laced in something.

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Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Due in Court This Month
Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Due in Court This Month

According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton's scooter for approximately one quarter of a mile before the driver stopped, got out and removed the wreckage from underneath the vehicle.

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

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

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Man Allegedly Runs Vehicle Into Building
Man Allegedly Runs Vehicle Into Building

A Woodbury man was arrested recently after he ran his vehicle into a building on McMinnville Hwy.

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MTSU Professor talks about the
MTSU Professor talks about the "Nuclear Button" in America

Professor Larry Burris at MTSU has a lot to say about current politics. For starters, the president is nowhere near a nuclear button.

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

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

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

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

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Man who claims to work high school security arrested in Murfreesboro
Man who claims to work high school security arrested in Murfreesboro

Allen told authorities that his day job is in security. The Detroit resident told police he works security at a high school.

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

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

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

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

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Shots Fired Call at a Murfreesboro Apartment Complex
Shots Fired Call at a Murfreesboro Apartment Complex

When police arrived on the scene at the Student Quarters apartment complex, they discovered several shell casings next to building 15.

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

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

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

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

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Another Scam IRS Case in Rutherford County
Another Scam IRS Case in Rutherford County

Another scam IRS case has been reported in Rutherford County. This time around, the Smyrna victim paid the subject on the other end of a phone call over $2,000 by way of iTunes gift cards.

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Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge
Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge

Lisa Eischeid beats eight other opponents to become the new General Sessions Judge, Part Four.

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Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race
Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race

State Representative Mike Sparks easily won the Republican nomination in the state House District 49 race. This despite what he calls negative print media coverage.

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 Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Responded to Fire Caused by Lightning Strike
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Responded to Fire Caused by Lightning Strike

District 7, Ladder 6, Engine 4, and Rescue 8 responded to a fire call at 1165 Central Valley Road around 7:30 Thursday night.

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Logan's Restaurant will Allegedly File Bankruptcy
Logan's Restaurant will Allegedly File Bankruptcy

Logan's has about 250 restaurants in 26 states, including a location in Murfreesboro.

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Department of Labor & Workforce Development Awards Rutherford County Job Training Grant
Department of Labor & Workforce Development Awards Rutherford County Job Training Grant

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced the department has awarded $23,412 in Incumbent Worker Training Grants to Wearwell in Smyrna.

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

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

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Roofing Company in Murfreesboro Victim of Identity Fraud
Roofing Company in Murfreesboro Victim of Identity Fraud

The owner of a local roofing company says that someone used his company information to purchase over $1,000 in home repair items.

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Climate Change Discussion in Murfreesboro August 9th
Climate Change Discussion in Murfreesboro August 9th

Tennessee attorney and environmental expert Brian Paddock will be speaking on Tuesday evening, August 9th, at the Heritage Center in Murfreesboro. The event is being hosted by The League of Women Voters.

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Interviews from Election Night Coverage
Interviews from Election Night Coverage

We have 11 election night interviews you can listen back to from the coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election
Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election

Voter turnout for the August 4th state and federal primary and city/county general election was a dismal 5.86%.

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PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage
PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage

We caught up with many folks during our election coverage. Check out the photos here.

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DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District
DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District

Republican U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais has won re-nomination to another two year term.

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Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race
Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race

Tim Rudd won the approval of Republicans in State House District 34 in a race to determine who replaces Representative Rick Womick.

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Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes
Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes

It was a race to the wire for a Rutherford County Road Board seat. Doug Bodary defeated incumbent Randal "Bubba" Jones by just 39 votes.

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Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board
Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board

Incumbent Jeff Jordan has won election to the Rutherford County School Board, after being appointed to the position two years ago.

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Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council
Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council

Despite an uncontested race for Murfreesboro City Council, there will be a new face on the governing body.

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Four Elected to City School Board
Four Elected to City School Board

Five candidates ran for four seats on the Murfreesboro City School Board. Incumbent chairman of the board Butch Campbell was the top vote getter.

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Convicted Felon Arrested for Cocaine and Handgun in Murfreesboro
Convicted Felon Arrested for Cocaine and Handgun in Murfreesboro

After the man was transported to the local jail for booking, he was strip-searched. That was when police found that the bulge in the area of his rear end were two bags of cocaine weighting a total of 1 gram.

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Registered Sex Offender from Murfreesboro Found in California
Registered Sex Offender from Murfreesboro Found in California

The subject accused of fondling a 14-year old girl on a Rutherford County School Bus in 2008 and later re-arrested for violating the sex offender registry at age 20 in 2010 is now in California, according to police.

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Man Accused of Grabbing 50 Syringes and Running from St. Thomas Rutherford
Man Accused of Grabbing 50 Syringes and Running from St. Thomas Rutherford

After the subject reportedly grabbed about 50 needles, he ran out of the building and across Medical Center Parkway.

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Murfreesboro Woman Accused of Theft from Horse Club
Murfreesboro Woman Accused of Theft from Horse Club

A Murfreesboro woman with the Tennessee Paint Horse Club out of Dickson, TN has been accused of stealing over $6,000 from the organization.

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Elderly man in Murfreesboro found wrapped in painters tarp and feces
Elderly man in Murfreesboro found wrapped in painters tarp and feces

Upon entering the home, the caseworker found the 76 year old man on the floor and wrapped in a painters tarp. The man was laying in what appeared to be about a weeks' worth of feces.

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 MTSU student receives $10K diversity scholar award from BlueCross
MTSU student receives $10K diversity scholar award from BlueCross

The diversity scholarship program was launched to help address the growing need for a qualified and more inclusive workforce to deliver health care in Tennessee.

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Do you recognize these two men in a red Ford Ranger?
Do you recognize these two men in a red Ford Ranger?

Murfreesboro Police are aiming to make an arrest in the theft of a pressure washer.

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

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

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

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

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Truancy issues in Rutherford County
Truancy issues in Rutherford County

Truancy is a big issue in Rutherford County. County School's Attendance Coordinator Tom Delbridge told News Radio WGNS that a lack of attendance is highest in elementary and high schools.

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Mississippi Man Arrested in Murfreesboro for Rape
Mississippi Man Arrested in Murfreesboro for Rape

Once in the U-Haul parking lot, he allegedly beat and raped the woman. The victim fought back, but suspect Rushing is accused of severely beating her.

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THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts is presenting the regional premiere of THE LEGEND OF POCAHONTAS -written by Jon Lorenz and Robb Beus with orchestrations by three-time Grammy nominee, Hank Feldman, running August 12 - 28, 2016.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder Case in Court This Week
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder Case in Court This Week

A 23-year old Nashville man who reportedly took the life of a Murfreesboro resident will appear in court this week.

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Matthew West to perform at New Vision Baptist Church Next Month
Matthew West to perform at New Vision Baptist Church Next Month

Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center will host a family friendly concert featuring renowned Christian music artist, Matthew West, on Thursday, September 22, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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Election Day is Thursday
Election Day is Thursday

Early voting continues here in Rutherford County, ahead of the August 4th state and federal primary along with city and county general election.

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Back to School This Week
Back to School This Week

It's back to school time for area students in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools.

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Greenhouse Ministries Hosts 40 Days of Prayer
Greenhouse Ministries Hosts 40 Days of Prayer

Greenhouse Ministries invites everyone in the community to come to their event to pray.

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

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

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Nashville Man Arrested on Several Felony Drug Charges
Nashville Man Arrested on Several Felony Drug Charges

Murfreesboro Police have arrested a 35-year old Nashville man on several felony drug charges.

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S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Facing Theft & Drug Charges
S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Facing Theft & Drug Charges

A 52-year old South Rutherford Boulevard woman is facing several drug charges after being accused of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart near her home.

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Florida Man Arrested as Fugitive from Justice
Florida Man Arrested as Fugitive from Justice

A 34-year old Florida man has been arrested as being a fugitive from justice after allegedly driving down Mercury Boulevard at 3:15am with a headlight out.

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MPD Investigating Several Counterfeit Bill Cases
MPD Investigating Several Counterfeit Bill Cases

At least three recent reports of counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses has been reported by Murfreesboro Police.

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Armed Robbery & Assault at New Salem Highway Apartments
Armed Robbery & Assault at New Salem Highway Apartments

Local authorities are investigating an armed robbery and assault at the Westbury Farm Apartments on New Salem Highway.

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Accidental Shooting at Poplar Village Apartments
Accidental Shooting at Poplar Village Apartments

A 63-year old resident of the Poplar Village Apartments has been treated for an accidental gunshot wound.

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Minor Fired Loaded Gun at Spring Valley Apartments
Minor Fired Loaded Gun at Spring Valley Apartments

Murfreesboro Police received several calls about gunfire at Spring Valley Apartments. When authorities arrived, one apartment dweller reported hearing a loud bang and then a bullet come through his bedroom ceiling.

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New City Residents Robbed at Gunpoint
New City Residents Robbed at Gunpoint

Two people who were moving into a residence on East College Street reported to Murfreesboro Police they were robbed at gunpoint.

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Local Big Money Powerball Winners
Local Big Money Powerball Winners

It wasn't the jackpot or even the one-million dollar winner, but two Rutherford County residents did win big money playing Powerball.

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The Boro Art Crawl is heating up the night on August 12th
The Boro Art Crawl is heating up the night on August 12th

The every other month event will feature more than 40 artists in almost 30 different venues from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. offering food, music, live models, on-site painting, and open-mic poetry reading.

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Tree falls on middle school girl Monday night
Tree falls on middle school girl Monday night

A middle-school age girl "got lucky" by suffering minor only injuries when a tree toppled over and trapped her during a storm Monday on Kingwood Lane, a Sheriff's Office deputy said.

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2nd Shift 911 Communication Dispatchers honored with STARS Award
2nd Shift 911 Communication Dispatchers honored with STARS Award

The entire 2nd Shift team of 911 Communication Supervisors and Dispatchers for the Murfreesboro Police Department's Communication Center have been named STARS award recipients for July 2016.

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Assault leaves victim with serious injuries on Thursday
Assault leaves victim with serious injuries on Thursday

An assault was reported on Thursday morning near Kingwood Dr. in Murfreesboro. The incident occurred around 5 AM.

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Administration Changes within the Murfreesboro City Schools
Administration Changes within the Murfreesboro City Schools

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools, is proud to announce the appointment of key individuals in leadership positions for the upcoming school year.

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

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

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Back to School Blast will be Next Saturday
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Back to School Blast will be Next Saturday

This year over 18 community agencies will combine with several emergency responder vehicles, the mobile library, mobile health unit and snack stands to celebrate the new school year.

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New Fire Station to Open Monday in Murfreesboro
New Fire Station to Open Monday in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Station number 10 will open next week on Veterans Parkway.

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WGNS Asked County Mayor Burgess about Complications with Sheriff Arnold
WGNS Asked County Mayor Burgess about Complications with Sheriff Arnold

With a February 2017 trial date set for Sheriff Arnold, WGNS asked Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess if the complications cause friction for the Rutherford County Government...

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New Training Facility For Fire and Police Departments approved by City Council
New Training Facility For Fire and Police Departments approved by City Council

The former Franklin Heights housing complex will soon be home to the Fire and Police Departments new training facilities.

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UPDATE: Interview with Bonnie Price, father of David Price about the Miracle Field in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Interview with Bonnie Price, father of David Price about the Miracle Field in Murfreesboro

The Miracle Field is coming along in Murfreesboro. WGNS' Scott Walker sat down with Bonnie Price, father of David Price who plays for the Boston Red Sox to discuss the new field.

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Become a Tennessee State Trooper
Become a Tennessee State Trooper

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy.

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Celebrating the Birthdays of those who are 100+ in Rutherford County
Celebrating the Birthdays of those who are 100+ in Rutherford County

Imagine what Rutherford County was like in 1911. A family home cost about $2,625...

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UPDATE: Allegedly Muslim Targeted Road Rage Incident in Murfreesboro Leads to an Arrest
UPDATE: Allegedly Muslim Targeted Road Rage Incident in Murfreesboro Leads to an Arrest

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is "disappointed" that a man who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman driver in Murfreesboro, Tennessee earlier this year and was only charged with a misdemeanor and was released on just $1500 bail.

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

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

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Rutherford County Public Safety Agencies Offer Safety Tips for Kayakers
Rutherford County Public Safety Agencies Offer Safety Tips for Kayakers

"Many kayakers do not think about having their cell phone with them," said Chief Foulks, "but as we discovered in an incident in earlier July, it can prove to be very useful."

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Arts in the Parks Day in Murfreesboro a Real Hit!
Arts in the Parks Day in Murfreesboro a Real Hit!

Arts in the Park was recently held in Murfreesboro. The event is put together by the Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. department.

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Arts turn STEM into STEAM Week at MTSU
Arts turn STEM into STEAM Week at MTSU

More than 30 Murfreesboro and Rutherford Country youngsters in grades K-7 are experienced STEAM Week at MTSU this past week.

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MTSU's China cultural exchange program enters fifth year
MTSU's China cultural exchange program enters fifth year

Several Rutherford County schoolchildren, parents and teachers were welcomed to China last Tuesday as part of a unique educational exchange organized by MTSU.

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UPDATE: $10 Million Lawsuit filed after deputy pursuit ends with the death of a new mother in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: $10 Million Lawsuit filed after deputy pursuit ends with the death of a new mother in Murfreesboro

As previously heard on WGNS last week, the family of Jessica Miranda Campos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the embattled sheriff's office and several others over the car chase that ended with her death.

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Traffic Woes Continue in Murfreesboro
Traffic Woes Continue in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS that transportation will be a major issue as our area continues to grow.

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MTSU Professor Says There is Nothing New in Politics
MTSU Professor Says There is Nothing New in Politics

There is nothing new in the political atmosphere, according to one MTSU professor. Dr. Larry Burris has more...

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Don't be Scammed by Someone Claiming to be with the Electric Department
Don't be Scammed by Someone Claiming to be with the Electric Department

Murfreesboro Electric Department (MED) is warning customers to be aware of the latest scam that is targeting residential customers, local business owners, and ethnic restaurants.

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Murfreesboro Detectives Investigating Weekend Rape Case
Murfreesboro Detectives Investigating Weekend Rape Case

An aggravated rape charge has been filed by a Murfreesboro woman. The victim, who is 26 years old, went to the police department on Saturday afternoon to report the rape.

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Man Allegedly Beat with Baseball Bat at a Murfreesboro Apartment Complex
Man Allegedly Beat with Baseball Bat at a Murfreesboro Apartment Complex

Murfreesboro Police were called to the University Lofts apartment complex on Hazelwood Street early Sunday morning. Once there, a 29 year old man was located inside one of the apartment units who was bleeding from the head and left ear.

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Take the Murfreesboro Citizens Fire Academy
Take the Murfreesboro Citizens Fire Academy

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is now accepting applications for the 14th Session of the Citizens Fire Academy.

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3 Arrested in Murfreesboro for Money Laundering and 1 Arrested on Promotion of Gambling Charge
3 Arrested in Murfreesboro for Money Laundering and 1 Arrested on Promotion of Gambling Charge

While the Alcoholic Beverage Commission would not confirm or deny the investigation into the three subjects, WGNS found that Lloyd Chisholm, owner of The Wheel Lounge on Broad Street in Murfreesboro, was one of the three apprehended.

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

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

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Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse
Tennessee Hopes To Receive Up To $24 Million To Address Drug Abuse

In 2015 more than 30% of those surveyed acknowledged their use of prescription pain relievers. The rate of prescription opioid use in Tennessee is significantly higher than the national average...

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Scammer Claims to be with Murfreesboro Electric
Scammer Claims to be with Murfreesboro Electric

The man told the ethnic business owner that he owed the Electric Department $1,520.

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Jim N Nicks sponsors Special Kids' Camp Luncheon
Jim N Nicks sponsors Special Kids' Camp Luncheon

"It's always so exciting to see the connection between the kids and our community leaders at the event every year," said Stephanie Folkmann, director of development at Special Kids.

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Free Health Fair Saturday for First Responders and Military
Free Health Fair Saturday for First Responders and Military

Some of the free health screenings for all ages include blood pressure checks, BMI (body mass index), blood sugar screenings, eye exams, well-child checks, allergy screenings, hearing exams, foot screenings and diabetes risk assessments.

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Rutherford County Awarded $120,786 in Federal Funds Under Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Rutherford County Awarded $120,786 in Federal Funds Under Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Rutherford County has been chosen to receive $120,786 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county under Phase 33 of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).

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33 Year old man found dead in car in Murfreesboro
33 Year old man found dead in car in Murfreesboro

A 33 year old Franklin, Tennessee man was found dead in his car in Murfreesboro. The subject was parked in the Bonefish Grill parking lot on Thompson Lane around 7:00, Wednesday night.

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Check on the elderly when the heat is at 90 degrees or above
Check on the elderly when the heat is at 90 degrees or above

Reverend Dwight Ogleton in Murfreesboro has a reminder for the community as the temperatures stay in the 90 degree range...

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Disabled Murfreesboro man scammed on FaceBook
Disabled Murfreesboro man scammed on FaceBook

A disabled 36-year old man in Murfreesboro called the police after he was scammed over FaceBook.

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More reports of Counterfeit Money in Murfreesboro
More reports of Counterfeit Money in Murfreesboro

More reports of counterfeit money have funneled into the local police department this week.

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82 Year old Murfreesboro woman scammed with fake call from man posing as grandson
82 Year old Murfreesboro woman scammed with fake call from man posing as grandson

An 82 year old woman in Murfreesboro was scammed by someone claiming to be her grandson. The victim told police that the man posing as her grandson told her that he had been in an accident and was arrested for DUI.

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

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

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UPDATE: Fatal Truck Vs. Scooter Accident in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Fatal Truck Vs. Scooter Accident in Rutherford County

According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton's scooter for approximately one quarter of a mile before the driver stopped, got out and removed the wreckage from underneath the vehicle.

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Missing Juvenile and Missing Adult FOUND SAFE
Missing Juvenile and Missing Adult FOUND SAFE

A teen girl and a 19 year old adult reported missing to Murfreesboro Police have been located.

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

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

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Diaper Assistance in TN Could See Change for the Better for those in need
Diaper Assistance in TN Could See Change for the Better for those in need

"You tell people that you can't buy diapers with food stamps or WIC, and the first response is 'What!'" Weir said. "Neither program is meant for that, but the programs that were meant to cover basic needs have all shrunk to the point where there's a big hole in the safety net."

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

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

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

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

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Human Trafficking Case Lands More Charges in Coffee County
Human Trafficking Case Lands More Charges in Coffee County

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained additional indictments for two individuals already facing charges in connection to an ongoing TBI juvenile human sex trafficking investigation. The indictments were served in neighboring Coffee County, TN.

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Scam Using I-Tunes Gift Cards in Murfreesboro
Scam Using I-Tunes Gift Cards in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro woman received a phone call from an unknown number telling her that she owed money to the police department for past fines.

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Putting the Pieces Together: Gannaway Family Roots
Putting the Pieces Together: Gannaway Family Roots

Daryl Webb of Murfreesboro and Tim and Brenda Fredericks of Indianapolis, Indiana, have something in common--a shared interest in the life and times of Burrell Gannaway of Murfreesboro.

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High Schools Change Freshmen Orientation Date
High Schools Change Freshmen Orientation Date

Rutherford County Schools has announced a change in this year's freshmen orientation date.

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Farmer's Market Classes for the Week
Farmer's Market Classes for the Week

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market will again be open this Tuesday and Friday. Along with that, there are some educational opportunities for area residents.

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Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County
Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County

You may have seen them around the downtown Murfreesboro square, at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne and at various other public locations around Rutherford County. We're talking about Pokémon Go players.

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Arrest in S. Church Street Motel Robbery
Arrest in S. Church Street Motel Robbery

Murfreesboro Police have made two arrests after investigating an aggravated robbery at a local motel.

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Aggravated Robbery Reported at Local Bar
Aggravated Robbery Reported at Local Bar

A 37-year old Seals Way man was assaulted at a local bar. Murfreesboro Police Officer Nicholas Sapp reports being sent to the home of the victim Friday around 10am.

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Naylor Avenue Woman Sexually Assaulted
Naylor Avenue Woman Sexually Assaulted

A 23-year old Naylor Avenue woman is sexually assaulted. She reported to Murfreesboro Police Officer Dave Norton, through a translator since she didn't speak English, that she was sexually assaulted last Tuesday, July 12th.

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Stockstill named nominee for AFCA Good Works Team
Stockstill named nominee for AFCA Good Works Team

Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill has proven what he can do on the football field and in the classroom but he also excels in the community.

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Road Rage Incident on Manson Pike
Road Rage Incident on Manson Pike

A 43-year old Hammock Drive woman finds herself the victim of a road rage incident near the Manson Pike Dollar General store.

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The Unofficial Triathlon in Murfreesboro
The Unofficial Triathlon in Murfreesboro

The distance can vary from what is called a sprint to the iconic Ironman distance of 2.5 mile swim, 125 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run.

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Steelson Court Man Seriously Hurt in Crash
Steelson Court Man Seriously Hurt in Crash

A 23-year old Steelson Court man seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on Osborne Lane.

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RuCo School Board to Discuss Booster Club Policies
RuCo School Board to Discuss Booster Club Policies

The Rutherford County School Board is having a Monday work session and Tuesday board meeting this week and some of the discussion will concern policies for booster clubs.

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MTSU Alum and Current TBI Director Mark Gwyn Reappointed as Director
MTSU Alum and Current TBI Director Mark Gwyn Reappointed as Director

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday announced the reappointment of Mark Gwyn as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

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Tennessee Historical Commission Awards Grants to Preserve Historic Sites
Tennessee Historical Commission Awards Grants to Preserve Historic Sites

The Tennessee Historical Commission has awarded 31 grants from the federal Historic Preservation Fund to community and civic organizations for projects that support the preservation of historic and archaeological resources. MTSU is the recipient of 2 of the 31 grants.

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

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

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Police talk woman out of suicide on Thursday
Police talk woman out of suicide on Thursday

Murfreesboro Police were able to talk a 31 year old woman out of suicide early Thursday morning (7/14/16). The incident unfolded on Medical Center Parkway, where she wanted to jump from a bridge.

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UPDATE: Pennsylvania man accused of visiting Murfreesboro to have sex with child
UPDATE: Pennsylvania man accused of visiting Murfreesboro to have sex with child

UPDATE: A 29 year old Pennsylvania man who was arrested this past February after allegedly driving to Murfreesboro to have sex with a child will be in court on August 15, 2016.

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WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need
WGNS is Collecting Non-Perishable Food Items Now for School Children in Need

Reports indicate that in the last two years the number of students experiencing homelessness just in Rutherford County has grown from 817 in 2014 to over 1200 this year.

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New Medical Center Parkway Fire Hall
New Medical Center Parkway Fire Hall

A new Murfreesboro fire hall will soon be a part of the Gateway area. Mayor Shane McFalrand stated...

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

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

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Memo about security in Rutherford County Buildings
Memo about security in Rutherford County Buildings

After a recent theft of professional camera gear and commercial scanners from Rutherford County buildings in downtown Murfreesboro, the Rutherford County Property Assessor sent out the below memo...

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FREE Backpacks with School Supplies Given Away by Local Church
FREE Backpacks with School Supplies Given Away by Local Church

East Main Church of Christ is putting together backpacks and school supplies for Murfreesboro City School children.

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Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director to Retire Next Month

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Director Lanny Goodwin will retire. The longtime director will serve his last day with the parks on August 12, 2016.

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Audition for a Play at the Center for the Arts
Audition for a Play at the Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts will be holding auditions for two of their upcoming productions in the month of July. Auditions for the musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN will be held on July 17 and 18, and for the play SUITE SURRENDER on July 31 and August 1.

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The FOCUS Act and MTSU
The FOCUS Act and MTSU

The FOCUS act in Tennessee will allow more control at the local level for universities like MTSU.

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Matthew West Concert in Murfreesboro for Special Kids
Matthew West Concert in Murfreesboro for Special Kids

Celebrated contemporary Christian music artist, Matthew West, is set to perform in Murfreesboro on Thursday, September 22, at New Vision Baptist Church...

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Darryl Worley to Perform in Murfreesboro
Darryl Worley to Perform in Murfreesboro

Songwriter Darryl Worley, along with fellow songwriters Rob Crosby, Casey Beathard and Phil O'Donnell, for a night of music at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro.

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$10 Million Lawsuit Filed after Fatal Sheriff Dept. Pursuit in Murfreesboro
$10 Million Lawsuit Filed after Fatal Sheriff Dept. Pursuit in Murfreesboro

On June 24, 2016 Jessica Campos age 28 of Murfreesboro, was killed when her car was struck by a vehicle driven by Garieon Simmons of Decherd, Tennessee.

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Road Rage Incident in Murfreesboro Ends with Accident and Arrest
Road Rage Incident in Murfreesboro Ends with Accident and Arrest

The police report shows that the victim, fearing for his life, hit the gas when he saw the laser beam from the gun in his car. Seconds later, the suspect rear ended the victim...

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Local Citizens Aim to Stand Guard in front of the Murfreesboro Police Department
Local Citizens Aim to Stand Guard in front of the Murfreesboro Police Department

UPDATE: Soldier steps down from the front of the Murfreesboro Police Department after standing guard Monday morning.

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Third DUI Charge in just 8 Months for Murfreesboro Woman
Third DUI Charge in just 8 Months for Murfreesboro Woman

After a car drove through the yard of a home on North Maple Street, a witness followed the driver while alerting police on a cellphone. The caller told dispatch that the female driver damaged the lawn of the property.

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

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

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Car accident leads to DUI Charge #3 in Murfreesboro
Car accident leads to DUI Charge #3 in Murfreesboro

The suspect told officers in Murfreesboro that while driving down Mercury Boulevard, his ABS brake indicator came on and his brakes automatically locked up.

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Christian music artist Matthew West to perform in Murfreesboro for Special Kids fundraiser
Christian music artist Matthew West to perform in Murfreesboro for Special Kids fundraiser

Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center will present an acoustic concert with acclaimed Christian music artist, Matthew West, on Thursday, September 22, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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Credit Card Skimmers found at Sudden Shell Gas Station on Old Fort Parkway
Credit Card Skimmers found at Sudden Shell Gas Station on Old Fort Parkway

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered a credit card skimmer inside a fuel pump at the Sudden Service Shell Store #20 at 2181 Old Fort Parkway.

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

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

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UPDATE: Still no charges filed in Nashville Motor Cars 2015 closing in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Still no charges filed in Nashville Motor Cars 2015 closing in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: WGNS spoke to David Bowling with the United States Attorney's office and he told us that he could not confirm nor deny a federal case involving Randy Roth or Nashville Motor Cars. The conversation took place on Thursday (6/7/16). The U.S. Attorney's Office works under the arm of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Two More Highway Patrol Check Points Announced and a Friday Press Conference in Murfreesboro
Two More Highway Patrol Check Points Announced and a Friday Press Conference in Murfreesboro

Representatives from the surrounding local law enforcement agencies will host a press event Friday, July 8th at 11:00 a.m. to announce a summer enforcement initiative. Plus, two more checkpoints announced for July.

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School Supplies Needed in Murfreesboro
School Supplies Needed in Murfreesboro

Claire Oliver with the United Way told News Radio WGNS they aim to collect more supplies than ever this year...

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SLOW POKE LAW to be Enforced
SLOW POKE LAW to be Enforced

The state's new "slow poke law" took effect Friday and officers are enforcing it. Tennessee Highway Patrol says the law could help ease traffic backups and improve safety.

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

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue adding
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue adding "Advanced Life Services" to Five Engine Companies

By the end of this fiscal year, five fire engine companies will be equipped with "Advanced Life Services." In the past, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue have been outfitted with only "Basic Life Services."

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Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots
Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots

"Each year Opioid abuse is killing more Tennesseans than car accidents or gunshots do. More than 1,000 Tennesseans die from an opioid overdose or opioid abuse every year..."

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Murfreesboro Woman Awakened to Male Neighbor in her Bed
Murfreesboro Woman Awakened to Male Neighbor in her Bed

According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), 3 out of 4 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim.

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Co-worker of man accused of having child porn on cellphone
Co-worker of man accused of having child porn on cellphone

The photographs were reported by a co-worker of the suspect in Murfreesboro.

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Convicted Sex Offender Wanted in Murfreesboro for Failing to Register
Convicted Sex Offender Wanted in Murfreesboro for Failing to Register

Officer Payne with the Murfreesboro Police Department explained in a report that Thomas Jones had an appointment to register, but did not show up.

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Woman robbed at S. Church Street Hotel
Woman robbed at S. Church Street Hotel

It was not a warm welcome for one woman who is visiting Murfreesboro this week.

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Wisdom of the Elders in Murfreesboro
Wisdom of the Elders in Murfreesboro

The Wisdom of the Elders event recently took place at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee
Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee

A new proposal from the 3-Star Healthy Task Force is looking at ways to help people's health care in Tennessee.

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39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days this Weekend in Murfreesboro
39th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days this Weekend in Murfreesboro

The event is held at Cannonsburgh Village July 8-9 and the festival includes the National Championships in Old-Time Banjo, Old-Time Buck Dancing, and Old-Time Clogging, Arts and crafts, a motorless parade, children's activities and concessions.

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Man Wanted on 10 Warrants Captured in Murfreesboro
Man Wanted on 10 Warrants Captured in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police captured a wanted fugitive who had a total of 10 warrants against him this past Saturday morning.

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Man pulled over twice in one day by Murfreesboro Police taken to jail
Man pulled over twice in one day by Murfreesboro Police taken to jail

Without missing a beat, Officer Alexander pulled the green Mercury over and confirmed that the driver was driving the car with a revoked license due to a prior DUI arrest.

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Unused Lottery Tickets, Cash and Drugs Found - Two Arrested