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Obituaries (Listen online)

These are the latest obituaries in Rutherford County...

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TVA Fuel Costs are down
TVA Fuel Costs are down

The wholesale cost for September's TVA monthly fuel cost, starting with bills on Sept. 1st, will be at the lowest amount since May 2016.

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Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores
Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores

Siegel senior running back Leland Wilhoite had 13 carries for 111-yards and four touchdowns to lead the Stars to a 43-2 win over county foe Stewarts Creek.

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Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores
Siegel Downs Stewarts Creek 43-2; Plus All Prep Football Scores

Siegel senior running back Leland Wilhoite had 13 carries for 111-yards and four touchdowns to lead the Stars to a 43-2 win over county foe Stewarts Creek.

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Grants Agribusiness in Tennessee
Grants Agribusiness in Tennessee

Tennessee officials are offering a new grant to develop agribusiness in the state.

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Teen suicide numbers are UP
Teen suicide numbers are UP

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that teenage suicides rose nationwide in 2015, and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a 40-year high.

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More Tennessee Promise Students Fulfill Requirements
More Tennessee Promise Students Fulfill Requirements

Governor Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announce more than 800 high school students fulfilled their "Tennessee Promise" community service requirements at Tennessee State Parks in June, a nearly 40 percent increase over 2016.

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Gun Fire in Rolling Acres Apartments
Gun Fire in Rolling Acres Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are investigating another shots fired incident. The latest happened Wednesday just after 10pm. Officer Jessica Hawkins reports being called to the Rolling Acres Apartments on Eagle Street.

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Cars Broken Into at Gold's Gym on Old Fort
Cars Broken Into at Gold's Gym on Old Fort

At least two vehicles were broken into outside of Gold's Gym on the Old Fort Parkway.

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One Week Left to Purchase Tickets for United Way's Annual Meeting
One Week Left to Purchase Tickets for United Way's Annual Meeting

The deadline to purchase tickets to the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Community Celebration is approaching on August 23. The Celebration is set for Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Murfreesboro.

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PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football
PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football

The 2017 prep football season opens up here on NewsRadio WGNS with Stewarts Creek at Siegel.

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PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football
PREVIEW: Stewarts Creek at Siegel Football

The 2017 prep football season opens up here on NewsRadio WGNS with Stewarts Creek at Siegel.

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Investigation into March 18, 2016 Murder at The Vie Apartments Continues
Investigation into March 18, 2016 Murder at The Vie Apartments Continues

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate the murder of Dante Johnson which took place in March of 2016 at The Vie apartment complex.

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No School Monday in Rutherford County for the Total Eclipse Event
No School Monday in Rutherford County for the Total Eclipse Event

UPDATE: The Rutherford County School Board voted Wednesday night to close schools on Monday (8/21/17) for the total eclipse event because of concerns about safety. Murfreesboro City Schools will be OPEN.

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TN Dept. of Health Chimes in on Total Eclipse in TN
TN Dept. of Health Chimes in on Total Eclipse in TN

Tennessee is one of 14 states that will be in the path of totality, a 70 mile-wide path where the sun is completely blocked by the moon.

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Economic Impact of Rutherford County's nonprofit arts and culture industry significant
Economic Impact of Rutherford County's nonprofit arts and culture industry significant

Rutherford County's nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $31.2 million in annual economic activity--supporting $1,054 full-time equivalent jobs, generating $18.3 million in household income...

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UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee
UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee

A youth leader, a coach, and a volunteer firefighter are among nearly a dozen men facing felony charges as part of a four-day human trafficking operation in Kingsport.

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Greenhouse Ministries Hosts First Fix-It-Fair this Saturday
Greenhouse Ministries Hosts First Fix-It-Fair this Saturday

Greenhouse Ministries will host their first Fix-It-Fair this weekend, August 19th from 9-12. The event will be at Greenhouse Ministries. The goal of the Fix-It-Fair event is...

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64 Big Road Projects Nearing for Murfreesboro
64 Big Road Projects Nearing for Murfreesboro

A total of 64 road projects are on the drawing board for the City of Murfreesboro over the next 40 years.

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Sexual Health and Reproductive Freedom Group to host TN Convention
Sexual Health and Reproductive Freedom Group to host TN Convention

The theme for this year is "A Healthy and Free Tennessee in 2018 and Beyond: Building Collective Power," and the sessions include base building, campaigns, passing local legislation, and rural organizing.

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MTSU Art Alums 2017: A Celebration
MTSU Art Alums 2017: A Celebration

This 30-year span is specific to the formative years of the department's graphic design program and ceases at a point that acknowledges each graduate's further artistic and professional career development over the last five years.

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MTSU Graduation this past weekend was simple, yet encouraging
MTSU Graduation this past weekend was simple, yet encouraging

Those in attendance heard simple but profound advice from a renowned mathematics professor at their summer 2017 commencement ceremony on Aug. 12: Don't stop learning.

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Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro
Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro

An aggravated robbery was reported in Murfreesboro this past Saturday night around 10:00. The hold-up allegedly occurred at the M&S Market on West Clark Blvd.

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Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply
Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply

New numbers indicate the number of senior citizens in Tennessee hospitalized due to opioid has tripled - plus some - in the last 10-years.

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Eye Safety Paramount in Viewing Eclipse
Eye Safety Paramount in Viewing Eclipse

There are a lot of questions and concerns people have about properly viewing the once in a lifetime solar eclipse.

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Child Advocacy Center Hires Cannon County Coordinator
Child Advocacy Center Hires Cannon County Coordinator

The Child Advocacy Center is pleased to announce that Cassell Galligan-Davis has been hired as the new Cannon County Coordinator.

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Brown Dr. Man Facing Felony Drug Charges
Brown Dr. Man Facing Felony Drug Charges

A 33-year old Brown Drive man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police, who were called to the Kroger on Lascassas Pike for suspicious activity.

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Journey Drive Man Arrested for Theft, Auto Burglary & Fraud
Journey Drive Man Arrested for Theft, Auto Burglary & Fraud

A 22-year old Journey Drive man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges related to a vehicle theft at the 3343 Memorial Apartment complex.

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Man Hit in Head with Pistol & Robbed on North Maple
Man Hit in Head with Pistol & Robbed on North Maple

A 35-year old Poplar Avenue man had to be treated at the hospital after allegedly being hit in the head with a pistol and robbed.

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Shooting on Sun Circle & S. University Street
Shooting on Sun Circle & S. University Street

An 18-year old man was shot in the leg during an incident near the intersection of Sun Circle and South University Street.

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Another Shots Fired Incident at S. University at Sun Circle
Another Shots Fired Incident at S. University at Sun Circle

For the second night in a row, a report of gun fire in the area of South University and Sun Circle.

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MTSU graduate to receive major 'coverage' on season 16 of 'Project Runway'
MTSU graduate to receive major 'coverage' on season 16 of 'Project Runway'

An MTSU graduate will unveil her creations to a nationwide audience as one of this season's participants on "Project Runway."

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City Schools to Hold Town Hall Meetings
City Schools to Hold Town Hall Meetings

The Murfreesboro City School Board is inviting parents and the community to participate in the district's strategic planning sessions.

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Murfreesboro non-profit leader to file plea on Monday, August 21, 2017
Murfreesboro non-profit leader to file plea on Monday, August 21, 2017

A Murfreesboro man known for his positive involvement with soldiers has seen a change in his plea date to Monday, August 21st instead of August 11th as originally scheduled.

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THIS SATURDAY: Beesley Animal Foundation Open House and Blessing of the Pets
THIS SATURDAY: Beesley Animal Foundation Open House and Blessing of the Pets

The non-profit Beesley Animal Clinic in Murfreesboro will hold an open house THIS SATURDAY, August 12th for the community to learn more about the services offered at the facility. Executive Director Amanda Oliver stated...

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Murfreesboro Water Department is Re-branding
Murfreesboro Water Department is Re-branding

The City of Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) is embracing a new name to reflect the future of how water is utilized.

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Murfreesboro Fire Engineer Retires after 33 Years of Service
Murfreesboro Fire Engineer Retires after 33 Years of Service

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department bid farewell to Engineer Jack Black on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 after 33 years with the MFRD.

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Indecent Exposure reported outside of a Murfreesboro gas station
Indecent Exposure reported outside of a Murfreesboro gas station

After a Murfreesboro woman stopped to "Minister to Hispanics" outside of a Mapco gas station, she told police she witnessed a white male who appeared to be exposing himself...

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Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child
Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child

Vanepps, who goes by the nickname of "Ed," allegedly attempted to pay the mother of a seven-year-old to have sex with her daughter, according to the original arrest report in February.

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Job fair for those who are 60+ in Murfreesboro on Friday
Job fair for those who are 60+ in Murfreesboro on Friday

The Friday job fair is for those who are 60 plus years of age. It will be at the St. Clair St. Senior Center...

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Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro
Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

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More Total Eclipse News for Murfreesboro Area
More Total Eclipse News for Murfreesboro Area

The Great Tennessee Eclipse at MTSU, a public open house on campus to discuss and watch Aug. 21 solar totality, has been designated by NASA as one of its six official viewing sites in the greater Nashville area.

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TN Speaker of the House tells Murfreesboro about her run for governor
TN Speaker of the House tells Murfreesboro about her run for governor

Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell was in Murfreesboro on Monday and she stated on WGNS (52 Seconds)...

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Starting January: No talking on cellphones while driving in school zones
Starting January: No talking on cellphones while driving in school zones

Students and parents and all motorists have until January to adjust to a new state law that makes talking on a cell phone - with the device in hand - illegal in an active school zone.

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Wine Around the Square to help fight breast cancer in Rutherford County
Wine Around the Square to help fight breast cancer in Rutherford County

The Sixth Annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) has been set for Saturday, September 16, 2017. It will be held on the Murfreesboro square between 6 and 9 PM.

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Special Kids Announces Date for Banquet
Special Kids Announces Date for Banquet

Entertainment will be provided by local Middle Tennessee artist, Paige Pitts, to accompany the dinner provided by Demos' Restaurant and Peter D's.

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Being the Authentic You - Guest Speaker on August 8, 2017
Being the Authentic You - Guest Speaker on August 8, 2017

Being your authentic self allows you to unequivocally and unapologetically be who you are and enjoy being you," says Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, former executive director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women.

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Back to School items needed for children
Back to School items needed for children

A local church is collecting back to school items for children in Rutherford County.

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Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank to Merge with Nourish Food Bank
Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank to Merge with Nourish Food Bank

For more than 30 years, Rutherford County has been served by the food banks at the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, serving Murfreesboro, and Nourish Food Bank, serving Smyrna, La Vergne, and the surrounding communities.

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Murfreesboro Police Officer nominated for Life Saver Award
Murfreesboro Police Officer nominated for Life Saver Award

A Murfreesboro Police Officer has been credited for helping to save the life of a Christiana resident.

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Pavillion Collapses at John Pittard Elementary School
Pavillion Collapses at John Pittard Elementary School

Murfreesboro Firefighters responded to reports of a building collapse at John Pittard Elementary School Wednesday just after 3:30 pm, following a fast moving storm with high winds.

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The thieves almost got caught stealing from Victoria's Secret
The thieves almost got caught stealing from Victoria's Secret

A manager at Victoria's Secret in the Stones River Mall called police when two women walked in and stole over $2,500 in clothing.

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Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year
Blaze Drive improvements near Blackman H.S. ready for start of new year

An estimated $1.2 million improvement to a section of Blaze Drive between Brinkley Road and Blackman High School will be ready for traffic before the school year begins Aug. 7.

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UPDATE: Suicide in Barfield Park on Saturday evening
UPDATE: Suicide in Barfield Park on Saturday evening

UPDATE: Apparently, someone called the authorities just before it occurred asking officers to check on the 46 year old man at his Cloister subdivision home

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Driver in Manchester Highway Fatal Crash Identified
Driver in Manchester Highway Fatal Crash Identified

We now know the identify of the driver killed in a fatal early morning crash at 2525 Manchester Highway, near Irby Lane.

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RNA ethics complaint to be heard
RNA ethics complaint to be heard

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee is set to discuss a complaint filed against the county's law firm.

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Cities Prepare for National Night Out
Cities Prepare for National Night Out

Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne will be out in the community Tuesday (August 1st) for National Night Out.

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Bridge Over Broad First Closure Shorter Than Planned
Bridge Over Broad First Closure Shorter Than Planned

The first weekend of closure at the Bridge over Broad construction project has come and gone. Another closure is coming up this weekend.

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Rocky Fork Middle School Building Dedicated
Rocky Fork Middle School Building Dedicated

Rocky Fork Middle School is officially open for the school year. Community members, leaders, students and parents were in attendance Sunday for the ribbon cutting and open house.

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Wenlon Drive Shots Fired Ends in Arrest
Wenlon Drive Shots Fired Ends in Arrest

A Weybridge Drive man was arrested after Murfreesboro Police responded to shots fired and a domestic disturbance.

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Shelbyville Woman Claims She was Raped
Shelbyville Woman Claims She was Raped

A 30-year old Shelbyville woman told Murfreesboro Police she was raped on Chaffin Place.

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Shots Fired at America's Best Value Inn on S. Church
Shots Fired at America's Best Value Inn on S. Church

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a report of shots fired at the America's Best Value Inn on South Church.

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Armed Robbery on East Castle St.
Armed Robbery on East Castle St.

Three victims reported being robbed at gun point at apartments on 720 East Castle Street. The incident was reported just before 10 o'clock Friday night.

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Rutherford County MLB Pitcher Sonny Gray to Yankees
Rutherford County MLB Pitcher Sonny Gray to Yankees

The New York Yankees have acquired starter and Smyrna native Sonny Gray from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for prospects Jorge Mateo, James Kaprielian and Dustin Fowler.

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Her life is all about dialysis - Sarah Baker in Smyrna needs a new kidney
Her life is all about dialysis - Sarah Baker in Smyrna needs a new kidney

Sarah, who lives in Smyrna, Tennessee, undergoes about four hours of dialysis three times per week.

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More than 1,000 RCS teachers take part in training conference to better engage students
More than 1,000 RCS teachers take part in training conference to better engage students

Like many of her colleagues, Kacie Oja had a romantic vision of what her career as teacher would be like. Now beginning her ninth year in education and second with Rutherford County Schools, Oja has a firsthand understanding...

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Murfreesboro native helping to better the TN Juvenile Justice System
Murfreesboro native helping to better the TN Juvenile Justice System

The Joint Ad-Hoc Tennessee Blue Ribbon Task Force on Juvenile Justice is directed to study, evaluate, analyze, and undertake a comprehensive review of the state's juvenile justice system using a data-driven approach...

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New Social Studies Standards in Tennessee Finalized for Schools
New Social Studies Standards in Tennessee Finalized for Schools

The new Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies will be implemented in classrooms in the 2019-20 school year. This multi-year, comprehensive review...

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Prostitution in a busy Murfreesboro neighborhood - Prostitution is UP in Tennessee
Prostitution in a busy Murfreesboro neighborhood - Prostitution is UP in Tennessee

Murfreesboro Police were called to East State Street at around 6:15 Thursday morning for an odd call. Evidently, someone called dispatch to advise...

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Car shot at Campus Villa Apartments
Car shot at Campus Villa Apartments

Authorities responded to a call at Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive early Thursday (7/27/17) morning in regards to a shots fired situation.

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Armed robbery at local hotel on Old Fort Pkwy
Armed robbery at local hotel on Old Fort Pkwy

A 33 year old woman from LaVergne who was staying at the Double Tree Hotel on Old Fort Parkway told police that she and the male that was in the room with her, were robbed at gunpoint.

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Demos' Restaurants Present Understanding Healing Event
Demos' Restaurants Present Understanding Healing Event

Understanding Healing presented by the Demos' Family of Restaurants will be held on August 8 and 9 to offer a Biblical perspective on the topic of sickness and healing.

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The past is now in the past
The past is now in the past

Lee, who is homeless, once had a large tattoo on his forearm that read, "Member - KKK." However, that is now covered by a cross...

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Changes in School Social Studies
Changes in School Social Studies

The State Board of Education will hear and discuss revisions to the proposed draft of Tennessee Academic Standards for Social Studies at its July 27th workshop. The standards will be voted on final consideration the following day, July 28th.

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MPD Continues Traffic Enforcement Efforts Following 'Operation Southern Shield'
MPD Continues Traffic Enforcement Efforts Following 'Operation Southern Shield'

The Murfreesboro Police Department is continuing its efforts to reduce traffic crashes on Murfreesboro streets

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The fate of older downtown Rutherford County Government Buildings is Undecided
The fate of older downtown Rutherford County Government Buildings is Undecided

County Mayor Ernest Burgess told WGNS that a contractor is studying the buildings and departments to help decide what departments should move and what buildings need to be refurbished or possibly torn down...

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Congressman DesJarlais, who represents our area, said he wants stronger North Korea sanctions and more
Congressman DesJarlais, who represents our area, said he wants stronger North Korea sanctions and more

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for a bipartisan bill yesterday to sanction Iran, North Korea and Russia, threatening the United States and its foreign allies

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GMC Truck Stolen in Murfreesboro on Tuesday
GMC Truck Stolen in Murfreesboro on Tuesday

Well, it was number 9 on the list for being one of the most stolen vehicles in America. But, that likely failed to make the news any better for a Murfreesboro man who reported his GMC pickup truck as being stolen on Tuesday.

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Red Cross in Dire Need of Blood
Red Cross in Dire Need of Blood

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains...

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NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks
NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Chief Mark Foulks

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Chief Mark Foulks talks about some of the lifesaving first responder working being done by his department on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro is aging - New apartments geared towards 55+
UPDATE: Murfreesboro is aging - New apartments geared towards 55+

The Villages of Murfreesboro are now open for complete tours of rooms that are available for seniors to move into.

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Bridge Over Broad to be Completely Shut Down This Weekend
Bridge Over Broad to be Completely Shut Down This Weekend

Contractors for the Tennessee Department of Transportation plan to connect the massive beams over the roadway, which means the road will be completely shut down this coming Friday evening through Monday morning...

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Murfreesboro continues to grow and the city is ready with the 2035 plan
Murfreesboro continues to grow and the city is ready with the 2035 plan

The growth in Murfreesboro continues. Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody commented...

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Murfreesboro Hosts 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference
Murfreesboro Hosts 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association Conference

Fire service personnel from all over the state are in Murfreesboro during July 22-25th for the 49th Annual Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association (TFCA) Conference at Embassy Suites.

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Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle stolen in South Church / Veterans Pkwy area
Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle stolen in South Church / Veterans Pkwy area

A resident of an apartment complex on Veterans Parkway near Barfield School reported to Murfreesboro Police that someone stole his motorcycle.

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East Main Church of Christ FREE Backpacks program a success!
East Main Church of Christ FREE Backpacks program a success!

The free backpack giveaway this past weekend was a success. The event was held at the East Main Church of Christ in Murfreesboro (300 East Main Street).

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Red Realty in Murfreesboro Announces Winners of $10,000 Non Profit Awards
Red Realty in Murfreesboro Announces Winners of $10,000 Non Profit Awards

The local real estate agency recently launched their very first Red Realty Charity Challenge, in which the company will gift a total of $10,000 to five local charities/organizations ($2,000 each)...

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Death of Linkin Park Frontman Highlights Need for Survivor Support
Death of Linkin Park Frontman Highlights Need for Survivor Support

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) wishes to convey its sympathies on the loss of Chester Bennington following his death by suicide last week in Los Angeles.

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MTSU, Pellissippi State promote smoother transfer paths for students
MTSU, Pellissippi State promote smoother transfer paths for students

Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University are promoting new dual admission transfer pathways for students.

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DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro
DUI Number 4 after accident in Murfreesboro

A 38 year old Murfreesboro man has been charged for the 4th time with DUI.

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Reward paid out in the Rutherford County capturing of two inmates accused of killing prison guards
Reward paid out in the Rutherford County capturing of two inmates accused of killing prison guards

The money is being paid out to several people, but authorities declined to say exactly who's getting it, saying the recipients wished to remain anonymous.

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UPDATE: Plead date reset for Mother indicted for fatal accident that left her son dead
UPDATE: Plead date reset for Mother indicted for fatal accident that left her son dead

UPDATE: A case that hit the Rutherford County courts on Friday involving a mother who was allegedly involved in a fatal DUI related accident that left her 3 year old son dead, will see another date in court this August.

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VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks
VIDEO: Governor Announces $1M Grant for Mercury Boulevard Sidewalks

Governor Bill Haslam joined state and local officials at the Patterson Park Community Center to make a special Transportation Alternative Grant announcement.

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Man charged with 13 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure will head to trial
Man charged with 13 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure will head to trial

UPDATE: 45-Year-old Ronald David Harris was scheduled to file a plea in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on Friday (7/21/17), but instead asked for a complete trial.

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Governor Reacts to Healthcare Talk in Washington
Governor Reacts to Healthcare Talk in Washington

Governor Bill Haslam took time from his grant announcement in Murfreesboro to talk about healthcare.

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MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids
MTSU Men's Basketball to Host Clinic at Camp Ability of Special Kids

Coach Kermit Davis and his MTSU Men's Basketball players will spend time with 80 campers who have special needs next week.

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

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

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The Rutherford County SRO Program has positive impact
The Rutherford County SRO Program has positive impact

Former Sheriff Truman Jones started the SRO Program in Rutherford County in 1993 with five officers in five schools.

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Who is shoplifting fans in Murfreesboro
Who is shoplifting fans in Murfreesboro

It looks as if another fan has been shoplifted in Murfreesboro. While the theft is a bit odd, the Dyson brand fans and Dyson brand vacuums are routinely stolen around the country and later sold on Ebay or Craigslist.

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell not running for Governor
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell not running for Governor

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell, who was considering a run at the Governor of Tennessee seat, has decided not to move forward with such an endeavor.

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All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August
All Murfreesboro City Schools to host open house in August

Murfreesboro City Schools invites parents, students and families to its district-wide open house. All Murfreesboro City Schools will be hosting an open house at their school on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

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Man arrested by Murfreesboro detective on four counts of
Man arrested by Murfreesboro detective on four counts of "Rape of a Child"

A Memphis man by the name of William Hightower has been arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child.

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Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store
Man accused of stealing over $1,700 in electronics at Murfreesboro store

According to a loss prevention employee, the subject allegedly stole two Apple TV receivers, a Garmin GPS unit, a Google home Wi-Fi system, a speaker sound bar and ironically, a security camera system.

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NEWSMAKERS: State Senate Candidate Ernest Burgess
NEWSMAKERS: State Senate Candidate Ernest Burgess

Ernest Burgess talks about his decision to run for state Senate on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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New restaurant in Murfreesboro focuses on Masterpiece Burritos
New restaurant in Murfreesboro focuses on Masterpiece Burritos

Freebirds World Burrito, the quirky, fast-casual concept that spearheaded the burrito revolution, has opened their first Tennessee location in Murfreesboro at 2222 Medical Center Parkway on Tuesday, July 18.

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Anti-Islamic vandalism in Barfield area of Murfreesboro reported to FBI by MPD
Anti-Islamic vandalism in Barfield area of Murfreesboro reported to FBI by MPD

UPDATE: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, Tuesday (7/18/17) called on federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the vandalism of a Tennessee Muslim's vehicle as a possible hate crime.

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Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure
Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure

Soffiantino has since been charged with three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure. He will be arraigned in court before Judge Bragg on the 14th of August.

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Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas
Congressman DesJarlais excited to talk red meat issues at T-Bones and Politics event in Lascassas

Congressman DesJarlais released a statement saying, "I'm excited to talk red meat issues with true Tennessee conservatives at this year's T-Bones and Politics dinner. Now more than ever, it's crucial that conservatives stand and fight for our beliefs."

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Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Part of I-24 at Medical Center Parkway
Vehicle Fire Shuts Down Part of I-24 at Medical Center Parkway

I-24 East just before Medical Center Parkway was shut down due to an accident around 5:30 on Tuesday evening in Murfreesboro..

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Steady Gas Prices...Slight Drop In 'Boro: $1.86
Steady Gas Prices...Slight Drop In 'Boro: $1.86

Gas prices have held relatively steady for the past two weeks, but now face upward pressure. Prices dropped slightly here with some 'Boro discounters starting the week at $1.86.

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Batey Farms Vandalized
Batey Farms Vandalized

Batey Farms is hoping the public might know who is responsible for ripping through their fields over the weekend.

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Missing man in Middle Tennessee
Missing man in Middle Tennessee

Authorities in Middle Tennessee are on the lookout for a missing man.

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Murfreesboro City Schools ESP Hosted Summer Camp
Murfreesboro City Schools ESP Hosted Summer Camp

Fifth and sixth graders from Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program attended Camp Big Shots, a two-week summer camp organized specifically for older students.

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Man Shot & Robbed on Hastings Street
Man Shot & Robbed on Hastings Street

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the shooting and robbery of a Hispanic male in the 800 block of Hastings Street.

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Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped
Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped

A 33-year old Jetton Drive woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was raped.

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Burglary at Whitt's BBQ on S. Church
Burglary at Whitt's BBQ on S. Church

The Whitt's BBQ location on South Church Street was broken into over the weekend.

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The Heat is On!
The Heat is On!

The first significant heat wave of the summer arrives late this week and continues over the weekend.

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Rep. Rudd, Sparks, House Insurance & Banking Committee Produce Strong 2017 Results
Rep. Rudd, Sparks, House Insurance & Banking Committee Produce Strong 2017 Results

Throughout the first half of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly, the House Insurance and Banking Committee was particularly active in the legislative process.

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James, Rooker Preseason All C-USA selections
James, Rooker Preseason All C-USA selections

Two Middle Tennessee football players were named to the 2017 Preseason All-Conference USA as announced by the league office Monday.

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Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest
Memorial Blvd. Accident Leads to DUI Arrest

A 24-year old Edgewater Falls man was arrested for DUI after an accident on Memorial Boulevard.

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Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State
Human Trafficking a Big Issue Facing the Mid-State

In Tennessee, 94 teens a month are sold into human trafficking.

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Murfreesboro Firefighter Returns to Duty Following Investigation
Murfreesboro Firefighter Returns to Duty Following Investigation

Murfreesboro firefighter Britt Gammon is no longer on administrative leave following an internal investigation to determine whether there were any actions that violate City of Murfreesboro policies.

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Northfield man accused of sexually attacking teen walking dog
Northfield man accused of sexually attacking teen walking dog

A 34 year old man in Murfreesboro has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. The suspect was accused of attacking a woman outside of Haynes Manor Apartments as she was walking her dog.

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UPDATE: Mosque Vandals Still Sought
UPDATE: Mosque Vandals Still Sought

Vandals spray painted curse words referring to the Muslim Allah and dropped bacon at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro overnight Sunday...

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Arrive Alive Southern Shield Focuses on Speeding
Arrive Alive Southern Shield Focuses on Speeding

Operation "Arrive Alive Southern Shield" is a campaign to focus on speeding, one of the leading contributing factors as it relates to injury and fatality crashes it is of major concern during the heavily traveled summer season.

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NEWSMAKERS: Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Bill Ketron
NEWSMAKERS: Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Bill Ketron

Bill Ketron talks about his decision to run for Rutherford County Mayor on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board
Man accused of playing a role in the murder of his son in Rutherford County to appear before parole board

Stepfather convicted for his role in murdering his 7-year-old son in Christiana, TN in 2004 will be before a parole board in October of this year. The man will be asking for release.

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Rutherford County man shoots himself in parking lot of Murfreesboro hospital
Rutherford County man shoots himself in parking lot of Murfreesboro hospital

A man evidently shot himself in the parking lot of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro on Tuesday morning.

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United Way Announces New Board Officers, Members
United Way Announces New Board Officers, Members

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced its 2017-18 board officers and members.

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What will happen to the old First Methodist Church in downtown Murfreesboro?
What will happen to the old First Methodist Church in downtown Murfreesboro?

Ideas about what could become of the old First Methodist Church chapel are still abuzz in downtown Murfreesboro...

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MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community
MADD: Drunk Drivers' Rights Win Over Rights of Community

People accused of drunk driving in Tennessee no longer face additional charges if they refuse a blood alcohol test.

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Positive News: Officers of the Month in Murfreesboro
Positive News: Officers of the Month in Murfreesboro

Two deputies who quickly apprehended a bank robbery suspect were honored as Ford of Murfreesboro's Officers of the Month for June and July.

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NEWSMAKERS: Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau
NEWSMAKERS: Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau

Terrie Page with the Better Business Bureau talks about Medicare changes that will lead to new scams you need to know about on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Riverdale FFA Free Fishing Day Saturday, July 15th
Riverdale FFA Free Fishing Day Saturday, July 15th

Have you thought about fishing but never have because you're inexperienced? Do you have kids you'd like to take fishing? Then the free fishing day, put on by Riverdale FFA, is for you.

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Salvation Army Shelter Expands to Include Woman
Salvation Army Shelter Expands to Include Woman

The homeless population in Rutherford County increased 71-percent in the four-years between 2012 and 2016.

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Two Murfreesboro Firefighters Retire After Serving the City for More Than Seven Decades
Two Murfreesboro Firefighters Retire After Serving the City for More Than Seven Decades

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department Engineer Kenneth Richmond and Firefighter Wayne Reed worked their final shift together on Friday, July 7, at Station 5 on Florence Road. Their years of service total seventy-one (71).

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN

For the 5th year in a row, The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will host a Mental Health / Homeless Summit that is attended by Veterans, Family Members and Community Partners.

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Painkiller overdose after Murfreesboro man allegedly injects prescription drugs
Painkiller overdose after Murfreesboro man allegedly injects prescription drugs

Around noon on Monday (7/10/17), Murfreesboro Police received a phone call about a man who was found unconscious in the Vintage Blackman Apartment parking lot.

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Alleged Gang Member arrested for drugs in Murfreesboro
Alleged Gang Member arrested for drugs in Murfreesboro

The official police report shows that the man confirmed that he is a member of the 8-Trey Gangsta Crip gang.

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Ecstasy, Xanax, Molly Crystals and Weed located during local traffic stop
Ecstasy, Xanax, Molly Crystals and Weed located during local traffic stop

About 80 Xanax pills, 9 soft Ecstasy pills a Mason jar of marijuana, and 21.6 grams of Molly Crystals were recovered by Murfreesboro Police during a traffic stop...

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Almost 10 ounces of weed leads to arrest after Probation Officer visit in Murfreesboro
Almost 10 ounces of weed leads to arrest after Probation Officer visit in Murfreesboro

9.9 Ounces of marijuana and over $3,500 in cash were seized as evidence by Murfreesboro Police after officers met with a Board of Probation and Parole officer at an apartment on St. Andrews Drive.

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Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans
Money awarded to higher education for helping veterans

Locally, Middle Tennessee State University is receiving...

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Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Sentenced to 1 year in prison
Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Sentenced to 1 year in prison

Courtney Barrett appeared in court for sentencing late last month. Barrett is the woman who plead guilty after striking and killing a woman riding a scooter on July 10, 2016.

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U.S. Secret Service says Murfreesboro man made White House explosion threat
U.S. Secret Service says Murfreesboro man made White House explosion threat

A special agent with the United States Secret Service contacted Murfreesboro Police in regards to a Facebook post that was on the official White House Facebook page.

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Heroin overdose on Sunday in Murfreesboro
Heroin overdose on Sunday in Murfreesboro

A Sunday drug overdose on the Greenway in Murfreesboro was reported this past weekend around 8:45 in the morning.

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NEWSMAKERS: Linebaugh Library Director Rita Shacklett
NEWSMAKERS: Linebaugh Library Director Rita Shacklett

Linebaugh Library Director Rita Shacklett talks about the summer reading program and more on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Affordable housing as Murfreesboro grows and more discussed
Affordable housing as Murfreesboro grows and more discussed

The City of Murfreesboro continues to experience growth with the population expected to grow to 228,000 by 2035. "Finding available, affordable housing is getting more difficult..."

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Convicted murderer and sex offender will NOT have case reheard
Convicted murderer and sex offender will NOT have case reheard

On June 19, 2017, Jewel Moses Bess appeared again before the Rutherford County Courts. Bess was aiming to have his murder case re-heard.

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Growing number of students from Rutherford County are using summer school as opportunity to get ahead
Growing number of students from Rutherford County are using summer school as opportunity to get ahead

Every morning when Jasmine Glenn wakes up at 5:30 for a full day of summer school classes and one online class, she carries more than books.

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Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS
Department of Commerce and Insurance warns of SCAMS

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance wants to help consumers avoid getting scammed by offering tips on how to navigate air conditioning repair.

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 RUTHERFORD Cable breakfast meeting is NEXT Tuesday, July 11
RUTHERFORD Cable breakfast meeting is NEXT Tuesday, July 11

Krech has shared stages and authorship with such experts as Brian Tracy and Denis Waitley and legends like Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar.

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Murfreesboro Police capture armed robbery suspects
Murfreesboro Police capture armed robbery suspects

Three suspects from an armed robbery and stolen car are in custody in Murfreesboro with the help of Murfreesboro Police Dept K9 Juice.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police and Fire Departments Cyber Attacked
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police and Fire Departments Cyber Attacked

"We have been in contact with the FBI and cooperating with them for any potential investigation."

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28 Pounds of Weed Seized in Nashville Traffic Stop
28 Pounds of Weed Seized in Nashville Traffic Stop

In nearby Nashville, 28 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop.

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Protect home, car from burglars stealing firearms, valuables
Protect home, car from burglars stealing firearms, valuables

About $55,000 worth of firearms were stolen from cars, many unlocked, and homes in unincorporated areas this year, a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office detective supervisor said.

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41 Guns stolen from unlocked vehicles in the City Limits of Murfreesboro
41 Guns stolen from unlocked vehicles in the City Limits of Murfreesboro

About 41 guns were stolen from unlocked cars or truck within the city limits of Murfreesboro in recent weeks.

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New Rutherford County court building is nearing completion
New Rutherford County court building is nearing completion

The brand new Rutherford County Judicial Building will soon be where regular court cases are held.

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Kids frolicked in the water at Barfield Park
Kids frolicked in the water at Barfield Park

Splash Out at Barfield Park took place on Thursday (July 6, 2017). The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department was on hand to hose down

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 Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability
Community Development Department Issues Notice of Funding Availability

"The City of Murfreesboro partners with the federal government to fund a wide range of public service activities including child care, healthcare, job training, homeless services and education programs..."

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Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was a Success
Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was a Success

Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was both musical and enjoyable for local residents. The event was held at Sports*Com and the Mcknight baseball fields on the 4th of July.

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Baum to Run for State House of Representatives
Baum to Run for State House of Representatives

Rutherford County Commissioner and Middle Tennessee State University economics professor Charlie Baum is running in the Republican primary for the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives seat, vacated by Rep. Dawn White.

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Here is your chance to take a selfie with the Oscar Meyer Weiner
Here is your chance to take a selfie with the Oscar Meyer Weiner

A special guest will be visiting Murfreesboro next week... The famous Oscar Meyer Weiner!

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Sherry Carpenter named interim HR director
Sherry Carpenter named interim HR director

City Manager Rob Lyons announced Friday the appointment of Sherry Carpenter, former city treasurer and personnel director, as interim HR director.

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TONIGHT in MURFREESBORO: Fireworks, Family Fun and Swimming on July 4th
TONIGHT in MURFREESBORO: Fireworks, Family Fun and Swimming on July 4th

Greg Lawson will conduct the Murfreesboro Symphony performance during the fireworks display. The fireworks display by Pyro Shows will light up the sky at 9 p.m.

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More Positive Youth Camps in Murfreesboro (Photos)
More Positive Youth Camps in Murfreesboro (Photos)

Unity in the Community Football Camp was recently held at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

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Altered VIN leads to Florida man's Arrest
Altered VIN leads to Florida man's Arrest

Roberto Antonio Perez, age 48 of Miami, FL, was located at a truck stop near Exit 105 off Interstate 24 in nearby Coffee County recently. Evidently, the man was wanted by the long arm of the law.

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VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fireworks Finale
VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fireworks Finale

Check out the last three minutes of the Murfreesboro City Fireworks finale.

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NEWSMAKERS: County Schools Athletic Director Tim Tackett
NEWSMAKERS: County Schools Athletic Director Tim Tackett

Rutherford County Schools Athletic Director Tim Tackett talks about his job, growth in the county and more on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position
Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position

State Senator Bill Ketron has announced he'll seek the County Mayor's office next year.

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Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate
Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate

County Mayor Ernest Burgess will not seek a fourth term. However, with State Senator Bill Ketron's announcement he'll seek the mayor's position, Burgess says he'll run for Ketron's senate seat.

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July a Big Month for Thefts
July a Big Month for Thefts

Independence Day is upon us. As you celebrate the nation's birthday, be aware that July is the third busiest month for theft claims. According to State Farm®, Tennessee ranked 10th in 2015 with nearly 2,800 claims.

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Howard's Hope Announces Expansion of Free Swim Lessons Program
Howard's Hope Announces Expansion of Free Swim Lessons Program

Howard's Hope, a Rutherford county nonprofit, has partnered with the University of Memphis to offer its Flying Fish program in West Tennessee.

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Fisher House Needs Supplies
Fisher House Needs Supplies

The Tennessee Fisher House located on the campus of the Alvin C York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro is in need of supplies for their guest, which are the family members of Active Duty Military and Veterans.

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Tri-Star Stonecrest Promotes Fireworks Safety
Tri-Star Stonecrest Promotes Fireworks Safety

About 7,000 people in the United States will go to the ER with fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July holiday.

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THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th
THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th

If you drive on Tennessee's roads and highways while under the influence, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be looking for you during the Fourth of July holiday.

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Matheny Running for U.S. Congress
Matheny Running for U.S. Congress

State Rep. Judd Matheny has formally announced he is a candidate in the Republican primary for Congress in Tennessee's Sixth Congressional District.

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A Puppy Theft in Murfreesboro
A Puppy Theft in Murfreesboro

How would you feel if you returned home to find out that one of your three newborn puppies were missing?

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Undocumented tenant in a local rental home
Undocumented tenant in a local rental home

A vacant rental property on Minerva Drive is no longer vacant after unknown persons moved into the home and even had their utilities turned on.

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Meeting about the growth of Murfreesboro and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
Meeting about the growth of Murfreesboro and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan

The Murfreesboro Planning Commission will gather to conduct a public hearing on the Murfreesboro 2035 Comprehensive Plan at 7 p.m., Wed., July 12, 2017.

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BB Gun Bandit Strikes Again in Murfreesboro
BB Gun Bandit Strikes Again in Murfreesboro

On Thursday (6/29/17), a resident on Granite Springs Way told police that someone shot a total of twelve windows at her home.

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"It spread by word of mouth on July 4, 1776," says MTSU Professor Larry Burriss

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was announced from a balcony.

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Study to mostly decide fate of two old buildings on the Murfreesboro Square
Study to mostly decide fate of two old buildings on the Murfreesboro Square

Talks have already taken place that involved the idea of tearing down the Goldsteins building that currently houses the county codes department, engineering, planning and the county election offices.

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Construction equipment stolen from a Murfreesboro rental business
Construction equipment stolen from a Murfreesboro rental business

Sunbelt Equipment Rentals off of South Church Street near I-24 was burglarized. The report was filed on Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro.

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18 Year old accuses store clerk of sexual battery after making purchase
18 Year old accuses store clerk of sexual battery after making purchase

An 18 year old female in Murfreesboro filed a police report for sexual battery on Wednesday (6/28/17) after she said she bought a pack of smokes.

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MTSU Survey: 77 percent of Republicans and 9 percent of Democrats trust President Trump, somewhat
MTSU Survey: 77 percent of Republicans and 9 percent of Democrats trust President Trump, somewhat

While 77 percent of Republicans surveyed said they "completely trust" or "somewhat trust" President Donald Trump, only 9 percent of Democrats, 33 percent of independents and 20 percent of respondents with no political affiliation expressed such trust in the president.

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Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature  FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro
Conservative political event in Lascassas to feature FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro

Former State Representative Joe Carr announced Thursday that FoxNews host Judge Jeanine Pirro will be the featured speaker at this year's 9th Annual T-Bones & Politics fundraising event in Lascassas, TN.

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First National Bank of Middle Tennessee opens new branch in Murfreesboro
First National Bank of Middle Tennessee opens new branch in Murfreesboro

Crediting community support for its continued growth in this market, First National Bank of Middle Tennessee officials cut the ribbon on its second full-service branch at 3427 Memorial Boulevard on June 22, 2017.

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More jobs, people and companies calling Rutherford County home
More jobs, people and companies calling Rutherford County home

HYLA will locate its new operations in a 100,000-square-foot facility in Rutherford County. Mobile device reverse logistics technology company to create 225 new jobs...

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Artist should submit work by July 15th for the annual Craft Fair
Artist should submit work by July 15th for the annual Craft Fair

Artists across the United States are invited to submit their artwork for 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair by July 15, 2017.

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Election Commission Improves Campaign Financial Disclosure Process
Election Commission Improves Campaign Financial Disclosure Process

Rutherford County election officials have announced that they have enhanced the campaign financial disclosure reporting process...

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MORE: MTSU has a massive economic impact on Murfreesboro
MORE: MTSU has a massive economic impact on Murfreesboro

We have more news on how MTSU is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates a lot of money for Murfreesboro and the state of Tennessee.

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Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware
Home for rent scam in Murfreesboro - Renters beware

Two more home for rent scams have struck the pockets of Murfreesboro residents in recent days.

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The Broken Windows Theory in Rutherford County
The Broken Windows Theory in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess told WGNS that the county does not patrol areas to inspect lawns, but they do depend on residents to let them know if a property is not properly kept...

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NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland
NEWSMAKERS: Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland talks about apartment safety, public access to parks and more on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Don't put the boat in the water if you plan on drinking in Tennessee
Don't put the boat in the water if you plan on drinking in Tennessee

In 2016 during Operation Dry Water, there were 10 boating under the influence (BUI) arrests across the state.

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State Representatives Terry & White To Host Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event On July 10
State Representatives Terry & White To Host Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event On July 10

State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event at 5:30pm on July 10th in the Sports*Com Meeting Room.

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Pizza Deliveryman hit by BB's in Murfreesboro
Pizza Deliveryman hit by BB's in Murfreesboro

An aggravated assault call was made to Murfreesboro Police after a pizza delivery on Sunday night. The incident was reported outside of Carrington Park Apartments on Rideout Lane (off of Cason Lane)...

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Funding for a new high school in Rockvale passes, along with school budget
Funding for a new high school in Rockvale passes, along with school budget

The Rutherford County School budget for the 2017-2018 year has been approved by the Rutherford County Commission. With that comes the needed funding for a new high school.

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Jobseeker scammed in Murfreesboro
Jobseeker scammed in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro victim thought she had landed the perfect job after talking to a woman who was allegedly named Tiffany Jayss online.

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MTSU Creates $1 Billion Economic Impact, 8,400 jobs
MTSU Creates $1 Billion Economic Impact, 8,400 jobs

Middle Tennessee State University is responsible for about 8,400 jobs across the state, which generates $1.12 billion in revenues and over $408 million in wages and salaries, a new economic report released Tuesday (June 27) shows.

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Murfreesboro man arrested for drugs, according to police - Over $4k in cash
Murfreesboro man arrested for drugs, according to police - Over $4k in cash

When police spoke to the suspect, it was revealed that he had a large bag of "Narcotics" in the rear of his pants. The police report stated, "A large bag wedged between his buttocks."

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Duo accused of shoplifting groceries in Murfreesboro
Duo accused of shoplifting groceries in Murfreesboro

A man and a woman between the ages of 50 and 60 were evidently seen by a Kroger store manager stealing groceries.

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Man armed with gun visits a Murfreesboro hospital to
Man armed with gun visits a Murfreesboro hospital to "Surprise" a nurse

"[The Subject] apparently became fixated on [the victim] and has created an ongoing fictional relationship."

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MTSU gives CAP cadets taste of aerospace, engineering during weeklong events
MTSU gives CAP cadets taste of aerospace, engineering during weeklong events

Middle Tennessee State University has been home base to Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the country attending classes and participating in aerospace and engineering activities tied to the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

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The Superhero Race in Murfreesboro - PURPLE POWER 5K FUN RUN
The Superhero Race in Murfreesboro - PURPLE POWER 5K FUN RUN

This year all proceeds will go to the sweet family of Philip Welker, the late beloved husband of Ms. Arisha Welker who works at Nissan of Murfreesboro.

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MTSU summer camp provides fascinating forensic experience for high schoolers
MTSU summer camp provides fascinating forensic experience for high schoolers

MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, or FIRE, just wrapped up the 2017 CSI:MTSU summer camp in which high schoolers get an exciting, hands-on experience in forensic science.

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Rain: Blackman BBQ moved to next Fri.--Boat Day is cancelled!
Rain: Blackman BBQ moved to next Fri.--Boat Day is cancelled!

The Blackman Barbeque has been moved to Friday, June 30th due to the increased rain Rutherford County is experiencing. In addition, Saturday's (6/24/2017)BOAT DAY has been cancelled!

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Unemployment numbers are going down in Tennessee
Unemployment numbers are going down in Tennessee

While the change is positive, for the first time in years Rutherford County is no longer ranked at number 3 on the list for having the third lowest unemployment rate...

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TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights
TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights

Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.

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Op ed: Warning to seniors who might be at risk of losing their Medicare assistance
Op ed: Warning to seniors who might be at risk of losing their Medicare assistance

"For the first time in several years, TennCare has begun to review whether a senior is still eligible for these programs. TennCare sends seniors a renewal packet, which has 17 pages of instructions and questions. If seniors do not complete the packet and send it back with any documents needed, they can lose their MSP assistance..."

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Great Race Monday at noon at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro
Great Race Monday at noon at Cannonsburgh in Murfreesboro

Five Central Magnet School students and graduates will be among 150 contestants in the Great Race stopping in Murfreesboro Monday...

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Stones River Mall announces Anime & Cosplay Party, Vol. 3
Stones River Mall announces Anime & Cosplay Party, Vol. 3

Stones River Mall and Hot Topic invite fans of all ages to Anime & Cosplay Party, Vol. 3, held from Noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in Center Court.

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MORE on the Debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled
MORE on the Debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled

VIDEO: The debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled took place on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.

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Senator Jim Tracy Against Sanctuary Cities in Tennessee
Senator Jim Tracy Against Sanctuary Cities in Tennessee

Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who passed a law in 2009 preventing any city in Tennessee from becoming a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens, said any action taken by Metro Government of Nashville to try to skirt it will draw a strong legislative response.

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MTSU aviation camp gives high schoolers a chance to soar
MTSU aviation camp gives high schoolers a chance to soar

As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.

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Teen accidentally shoots his foot at Murfreesboro apartment complex
Teen accidentally shoots his foot at Murfreesboro apartment complex

An 18 year old in Murfreesboro got quite the surprise after accidentally firing a .380 pistol... into his foot.

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Semi Spill of chicken mess on S. Church St. in Murfreesboro
Semi Spill of chicken mess on S. Church St. in Murfreesboro

A semi hauling chicken waste lost its load on South Church Street, closing part of the busy roadway on Thursday afternoon.

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NEWSMAKERS: Jeff Jordan, Rutherford Co. School Board Chairman
NEWSMAKERS: Jeff Jordan, Rutherford Co. School Board Chairman

Rutherford County School Board Chairman Jeff Jordan talks about a new middle school opening and dealing with exploding growth on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Stolen  handgun found in backyard of Barfield area home
Stolen handgun found in backyard of Barfield area home

A Smith & Wesson handgun was found in the yard of a home on NYU Place in Murfreesboro.

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More Counterfeit Cash in Murfreesboro
More Counterfeit Cash in Murfreesboro

More counterfeit cash in Murfreesboro... This time, police responded to Mapco gas station on South Church Street near the I-24 interchange...

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"Cindy" to Bring Heavy Rain & Storms to Midstate

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are expected to produce significant rainfall amounts across Middle Tennessee beginning Thursday and lasting through Saturday.

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All of the construction in Murfreesboro continues, but what about the Baby Boomers?
All of the construction in Murfreesboro continues, but what about the Baby Boomers?

According to the Population Reference Bureau, by year 2029 twenty percent of the U.S. population will be aged 65 or older.

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The Middle Tennessee campaign kickoff for Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress Jack Maddux
The Middle Tennessee campaign kickoff for Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress Jack Maddux

Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, Jack Maddux, will be kicking off a series of events in middle Tennessee over the weekend of June 23-25.

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 Main Street's Summer activities in Murfreesboro
Main Street's Summer activities in Murfreesboro

For Main Street Murfreesboro, the community's nonprofit that protects and promotes downtown, summer is prime time for fun in the sun.

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Murfreesboro earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Murfreesboro earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the nineteenth 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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GA Fugitives Captured: Fugitives to be Extradited This Week
GA Fugitives Captured: Fugitives to be Extradited This Week

The Putnam County, Georgia, sheriff where two corrections officers were murdered speaks out about the capture of the two escapes accused of their murders.

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GA Fugitives Captured: Reward Money COULD Be Issued After All
GA Fugitives Captured: Reward Money COULD Be Issued After All

About 130-thousand dollars in reward money put up for the capture of two Georgia prisoners who allegedly murdered two prison guards may issued after all.

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COMMENTARY: International News
COMMENTARY: International News

What do most Americans know about foreign lands, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries are we teaching our children?

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GA Fugitives Captured: Donnie Rowe was Rutherford Co. Native
GA Fugitives Captured: Donnie Rowe was Rutherford Co. Native

Donnie Rowe, one of the two Georgia fugitives accused in the murder of two prison guards, has ties to Rutherford County.

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Mayor Talks About Parks Priority System
Mayor Talks About Parks Priority System

City parks facilities, like the 'Boro Beach and Sports*Com, are popular destinations during the summer.

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Martin named secondary coordinator for Rutherford County Schools
Martin named secondary coordinator for Rutherford County Schools

Dr. Kay Martin has been named the secondary coordinator for Rutherford County Schools effective July 1, announced Richard Zago, the assistant superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

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GA Fugitives Captured: Corrections Officers Laid to Rest
GA Fugitives Captured: Corrections Officers Laid to Rest

One of the corrections officers shot and killed after their prison transport bus was taken over by two inmates has been laid to rest.

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First National Bank of Middle TN Opens New Memorial Branch
First National Bank of Middle TN Opens New Memorial Branch

The new branch office of First National Bank of Middle Tennessee on Memorial Boulevard is now open.

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Shots Fired on Castleview Court
Shots Fired on Castleview Court

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an incident where a male suspect fired a weapon on Castleview Court.

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Old Salem Hwy Man Charged with Driving on Suspended for Fifth Time
Old Salem Hwy Man Charged with Driving on Suspended for Fifth Time

A 42-year old Old Salem Highway man has been arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license for the fifth time.

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DesJarlais' Name on Note of Virginia Gunman
DesJarlais' Name on Note of Virginia Gunman

The name of U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais was on a note found with the gunman who opened fire at the practice for the Congressional Baseball game.

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Reynolds Again Running for U.S. Congress
Reynolds Again Running for U.S. Congress

Former Congressional candidate Steven Reynolds has announced he is again running for the office of 4th District Congressman.

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Get a BS in Dance from MTSU
Get a BS in Dance from MTSU

The first students in MTSU's new major of dance will begin pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree there this fall.

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UPDATE: Georgia Murder Suspects - Extradition Waived
UPDATE: Georgia Murder Suspects - Extradition Waived

The two men that sparked a nationwide manhunt after allegedly murdering two Georgia corrections officers were in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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MFRD and MPD to Participate in Guns N Hoses Softball Game to Benefit Relay for Life
MFRD and MPD to Participate in Guns N Hoses Softball Game to Benefit Relay for Life

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department and Murfreesboro Police Department will "go to bat" Saturday, June 17th in a friendly competition to raise money for a good cause.

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Middle Tennessee Youth for Christ Virtual 5K
Middle Tennessee Youth for Christ Virtual 5K

Middle Tennessee Youth for Christ is hosting a virtual 5K. Basically, it's like a regular 5K, but you do it at your own leisure during the week of July 2 - 7.

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Wrong Number Drug Texts Leads to Arrests
Wrong Number Drug Texts Leads to Arrests

A pair of Murfreesboro residents are in jail after sending texts to buy drugs to the wrong person.

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MTSU aviation camp gives high schoolers a chance to soar
MTSU aviation camp gives high schoolers a chance to soar

As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.

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MTSU Football Host Clinic at Special Kids Camp
MTSU Football Host Clinic at Special Kids Camp

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill, players and about 80 special needs campers ages six to 25 will participate in a clinic.

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State Unemployment Drops to 4%; Lowest in 20-years
State Unemployment Drops to 4%; Lowest in 20-years

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of May was four-percent.

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Crash Leads to Coventry Lane Man's 3rd DUI Arrest
Crash Leads to Coventry Lane Man's 3rd DUI Arrest

Murfreesboro Police responding to a report of a vehicle crash into a pole leads to the DUI arrest of a 56-year old Coventry Lane man.

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Shelbyville Couple Held by Georgia Convicts; 911 Audio
Shelbyville Couple Held by Georgia Convicts; 911 Audio

It was a call to 911 in Bedford County that eventually led to the capture of two Georgia inmates, on the run after the alleged murder of prison guard earlier in the week.

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Bicyclist Killed on Train Tracks
Bicyclist Killed on Train Tracks

A bicyclist is dead after being truck by a train in Murfreesboro. It happened near the intersection of Scott and Dashiel Streets, close to Medical Center Parkway around 7pm Friday night.

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UPDATE: Student Quarters Apartments Murder Suspect in Court
UPDATE: Student Quarters Apartments Murder Suspect in Court

The 20-year old man accused of shooting and killing another man at Student Quarters Apartments appears in court.

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Murfreesboro Council Seat to Remain Vacant
Murfreesboro Council Seat to Remain Vacant

The Murfreesboro City Council will remain a six-member body. At their Thursday meeting, members voted down a measure to appoint someone to fill the vacant seat of the late Vice Mayor Doug Young.

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UPDATE: Vote on Oaklands Park Area Rezoning Deferred
UPDATE: Vote on Oaklands Park Area Rezoning Deferred

A resolution to consider rezoning nearly 12-acres along North Highland Avenue and East Clark Boulevard from general office to planned residential was deferred by the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Murfreesboro Gears Up for July 4th Celebration
Murfreesboro Gears Up for July 4th Celebration

The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Tuesday, July 4.

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Chevrolet Buick GMC Will Pay for Pet Adoptions for Public
Chevrolet Buick GMC Will Pay for Pet Adoptions for Public

Chevrolet has really gone to the dogs, sponsoring "Dog Day", Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pet Adoption & Welfare Services (PAWS) of Rutherford County.

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Camp Forget-Me-Not June 21-23
Camp Forget-Me-Not June 21-23

There's still space available at Alive Hospice's Camp Forget-Me-Not for grieving children and teens, but time is running out to register.

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Former Riverdale Player Drafted by Royals
Former Riverdale Player Drafted by Royals

Former Riverdale and Vanderbilt baseball player Colin Snyder was drafted this week by the Kansas City Royals.

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Former Riverdale Player Drafted by Royals
Former Riverdale Player Drafted by Royals

Former Riverdale and Vanderbilt baseball player Colin Snyder was drafted this week by the Kansas City Royals.

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Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Recent TML Conference
Murfreesboro Mayor Talks About Recent TML Conference

The Tennessee Municipal League wrapped up their conference in Murfreesboro this week.

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Heart Disease Rates Drop in Tennessee
Heart Disease Rates Drop in Tennessee

A report from Vanderbilt University says heart disease deaths have dropped for Tennessee men over the last 10-years.

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Kinkel Out as Motlow President
Kinkel Out as Motlow President

Motlow State Community College is looking for a new leader after the resignation of Dr. Anthony Kinkel. The Tennessee Board of Regents accepted his resignation on Wednesday.

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M'boro City Schools Administration Changes for 2017-18
M'boro City Schools Administration Changes for 2017-18

Dr. Linda Gilbert, Director of Murfreesboro City Schools (MCS) has announced the appointment of Adam Bryson as Principal for John Pittard Elementary. In addition, Cherrye Robertson has been named Assistant Principal at Bradley Academy.

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White Supremacist Flyers on Rutherford County Government Buildings
White Supremacist Flyers on Rutherford County Government Buildings

Flyers for a white supremacists group were left on several government office buildings here in Rutherford County.

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Civil Service Reform at VA Likely
Civil Service Reform at VA Likely

U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 to improve employee accountability and protect whistleblowers at the VA.

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MTSU adds acclaimed media alumni trio to growing 'Wall of Fame'
MTSU adds acclaimed media alumni trio to growing 'Wall of Fame'

A trio of acclaimed alumni are now part of the Wall of Fame in MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment: filmmaker Christin Baker, music producer-engineer F. Reid Shippen and entertainment manager/publicist Traci Thomas.

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MTSU selected as model for online 'how-to' course on effective advising setup
MTSU selected as model for online 'how-to' course on effective advising setup

MTSU's drive toward greater student success is now part of a national online course to guide other institutions toward more efficient advising.

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Young Local Predators Fan Passes Away
Young Local Predators Fan Passes Away

The little boy who was visited by two of the Nashville Predators during their playoff run has passed away.

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Lewisburg Man Arrested on Rape Charge
Lewisburg Man Arrested on Rape Charge

A 44-year old Lewisburg man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police, charged with rape.

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Sycamore Circle Man Tries to Evade Officers; Faces Charges
Sycamore Circle Man Tries to Evade Officers; Faces Charges

A 41-year old Sycamore Circle man was finally taken into custody by two Murfreesboro Police detectives after a short chase.

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Motlow Changing Assessment Testing
Motlow Changing Assessment Testing

Motlow State Community College is offering the ACCUPLACER assessment test at all Motlow campuses multiple times through the 2017 calendar year.

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Counterfeit Money at S. Church Businesses
Counterfeit Money at S. Church Businesses

Two separate reports of counterfeit money being used have been reported at South Church Street businesses.

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FRAUD: Man's Debit Card Used at Bonnaroo
FRAUD: Man's Debit Card Used at Bonnaroo

Someone had a good time at Bonnaroo at the expense of a 38-year old California Drive man from Murfreesboro.

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Home Prices on the Rise in Tennessee
Home Prices on the Rise in Tennessee

A new economic report shows housing prices are increasing across the state and rising higher than the rest of the U.S.

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Murfreesboro/Rutherford Co. Among the Nation's Fastest Growing
Murfreesboro/Rutherford Co. Among the Nation's Fastest Growing

U.S. Census data used by Business Insider magazine shows Murfreesboro and Rutherford County among the fastest growing areas in the country.

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State Officials to Talk about Fentanyl
State Officials to Talk about Fentanyl

Some of the state's top law enforcement and health officials will come together to discuss the dangers of fentanyl.

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Dale Carnegie Training honors MTSU's Urban with Global Leadership Award
Dale Carnegie Training honors MTSU's Urban with Global Leadership Award

As dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU, David Urban feels a deep responsibility to ensure his graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to forge business and personal relationships that go much deeper than an email, text or phone call.

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MPD Searching for Rite Aid Robbery Suspect
MPD Searching for Rite Aid Robbery Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are looking for the person who robbed a Murfreesboro Rite Aid.

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Murfreesboro Electric Represented at Lineman Rodeo
Murfreesboro Electric Represented at Lineman Rodeo

The Murfreesboro Electric team recently represented the local power utility at the Tennessee Lineman Rodeo.

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Things Are Looking Up for TN Children, According to Report
Things Are Looking Up for TN Children, According to Report

Tennessee is doing something right when it comes to its children. The state is seeing improvements for children in education, health and economic well-being according to the Annie E. Casey 2017 Kids Count Data Book released today (Tuesday).

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Local Dentist Promotes National Smile Month
Local Dentist Promotes National Smile Month

You're never fully dressed without a smile. That's why Dr. Elizabeth Jackson at Murfreesboro Family Dentistry is celebrating National Smile Month.

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Targeting Contraband at Tennessee Lockups
Targeting Contraband at Tennessee Lockups

To help keep contraband from being smuggled into state correction facilities, the Tennessee Department of Correction asked the Federal Communications Commission to lift its ban on cell phone-jamming technologies in jails and prisons.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Busy This Summer
Murfreesboro City Schools Busy This Summer

Murfreesboro City Schools' Extended School Program has announced programs planned for summer 2017 including science, art and technology camps.

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Why
Why "Move Over Law" Is Important

Why is the "Move Over Law" so important? The main reason -- it's the law. You can be ticketed for violating the "Move Over Law." But the reason for enforcement keeps our law enforcement officers safe.

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Local Salvation Army Officers Promoted to Majors
Local Salvation Army Officers Promoted to Majors

Joe and Melissa Irvin have been in Murfreesboro for a year, serving as leaders for the local Salvation Army. As of June 9th, they've been promoted to the rank of major.

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Local Native Talks about Space Shuttle Experience
Local Native Talks about Space Shuttle Experience

Bonnie DeHoff Fakes has led an interesting life. The Murfreesboro native and operator of the family business DeHoff Christian Bookstore, recalls a special time in her life when she was considered for the Teacher in Space Project.

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Thank You for Successful Good Neighbor Blood Drive
Thank You for Successful Good Neighbor Blood Drive

The Good Neighbor Blood Drive, sponsored by NewsRadio WGNS was a big success. A special thanks to the City of Murfreesboro and Patterson Park Community Center.

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Area Football Players Commit to Colleges
Area Football Players Commit to Colleges

Another local football standout makes his college choice.

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Duson Blvd. Man Charged with Rape
Duson Blvd. Man Charged with Rape

A 42-year old Duson Boulevard man has been charged with rape. Scott Derrick Johnson was arrested Monday by Murfreesboro Police detectives.

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Homeless Man Beaten and Robbed
Homeless Man Beaten and Robbed

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a reported beating and robbery of a local homeless man.

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Accidental Shooting on Todd Court
Accidental Shooting on Todd Court

A 74-year old Todd Court man was accidentally shot. Murfreesboro Police Officer Travis Henderson reports being called to the man's home just before midnight.

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Harding Place Man Charged with Third DUI
Harding Place Man Charged with Third DUI

A 31-year old Nashville man is charged with DUI and driving on a revoked license for the third time.

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How others countries view American education - Commentary
How others countries view American education - Commentary

MTSU Professor Larry Burriss is attending an international education conference where he heard quite a bit from leaders in other countries commenting on the education system in the United States.

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MTSU Tornado Siren Test
MTSU Tornado Siren Test

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Will the old Murfreesboro Bank and Trust Company building be torn down or rebuilt?
Will the old Murfreesboro Bank and Trust Company building be torn down or rebuilt?

Many years ago it was a bank, but currently, the building next to the judicial center on the Murfreesboro Square is being used as an office to house the District Attorney and staff.

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Auto Burglaries on Heritage Park Drive; Arrest Made
Auto Burglaries on Heritage Park Drive; Arrest Made

Several automobiles were broken into on Heritage Park Drive. Murfreesboro Police have been investigating nearly a dozen reports from multiple complainants who advised someone had entered their unlocked vehicles.

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$99K in Jewelry, Items Stolen from Schoolside Drive Home
$99K in Jewelry, Items Stolen from Schoolside Drive Home

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the theft of over 99-thousand dollars worth of jewelry, electronics and cash from a home in the 28-hundred block of Schoolside Drive.

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Henderson Lane Man Arrested for Auto Burglary
Henderson Lane Man Arrested for Auto Burglary

A 19-year old Henderson Lane man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of auto burglary.

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BBB Warns Telemarketers Using Ringless Voicemail
BBB Warns Telemarketers Using Ringless Voicemail

A new technology is gaining traction, much to the irritation of everyone who gets annoying telemarketing phone calls.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Certified
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Certified

Tennessee Corrections Institute recertified the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center Wednesday, a goal Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh pledged to fulfill when he was voted sheriff Jan. 12 by the Rutherford County Commission.

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MTSU solar boat team seeks first place ranking at 2017 world competition
MTSU solar boat team seeks first place ranking at 2017 world competition

MTSU's solar boat team is ready to shine again at this year's Solar Splash World Championship in Ohio.

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Bonnaroo Begins Thursday
Bonnaroo Begins Thursday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is preparing for tens of thousands of music fans to descend on Tennessee in neighboring Manchester.

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Thank Warm Winter for More Summer Ticks
Thank Warm Winter for More Summer Ticks

After any time outdoors, you may want to check yourself, your kids and your pets for ticks. The Center for Disease Control is predicting an increase in ticks and the diseases they carry this summer because of a warmer winter.

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Local Man New Warren Co. High Baseball Coach
Local Man New Warren Co. High Baseball Coach

The new Warren County High School baseball coach has Rutherford County ties. Trice Powers has been named the new head coach.

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Local Man New Warren Co. High Baseball Coach
Local Man New Warren Co. High Baseball Coach

The new Warren County High School baseball coach has Rutherford County ties. Trice Powers has been named the new head coach.

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Murfreesboro to Host Tennessee Municipal League Conference
Murfreesboro to Host Tennessee Municipal League Conference

The City of Murfreesboro is set to host the 78th annual Tennessee Municipal League Conference.

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Have You Seen Justin Bulle?
Have You Seen Justin Bulle?

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man that's been missing since Sunday morning. Justin Bulle walked away from his St. Andrews Drive home around 5:30 Sunday morning and has not been seen since.

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UPDATE on May 31st motorcycle accident and ways to help the family and learn about the victims progress
UPDATE on May 31st motorcycle accident and ways to help the family and learn about the victims progress

A young man who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on May 31, 2017 is still hospitalized today.

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

For the first time in history, a Tennessee high school will compete in the Great Race's X-Club category for vintage cars.

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Murder case involving victim found at Student Quarters Apartments headed to court
Murder case involving victim found at Student Quarters Apartments headed to court

The murder case of Jesse Buford will head to court this month for a preliminary hearing. Buford was found dead at the Student Quarters Apartment complex this past May.

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Gateway Apartments in Murfreesboro making move to heavily increase security
Gateway Apartments in Murfreesboro making move to heavily increase security

Gateway Apartments, located on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was the site of a fatal shooting last week when eighteen year old Kendrick Love was robbed and killed.

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The Secret Shopper Scam Hitting Murfreesboro Residents
The Secret Shopper Scam Hitting Murfreesboro Residents

The most recent victim told police she was contacted or picked to be a so called "Secret Shopper" and received a check for $1,820.

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Middleton Named Siegel Softball Coach
Middleton Named Siegel Softball Coach

Just weeks after being named new Siegel girls basketball coach, Shawn Middleton has now been named the new head coach for the Lady Stars' softball program.

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Middleton Named Siegel Softball Coach
Middleton Named Siegel Softball Coach

Just weeks after being named new Siegel girls basketball coach, Shawn Middleton has now been named the new head coach for the Lady Stars' softball program.

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Hate Speech in America - Hear what an MTSU Professor Says About Speeches
Hate Speech in America - Hear what an MTSU Professor Says About Speeches

MTSU Professor Larry Burriss dives into a little history about speeches that may have made people uncomfortable in the past.

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Three Murfreesboro Murders in Three Weeks - One Common Denominator
Three Murfreesboro Murders in Three Weeks - One Common Denominator

The three recent murders in Murfreesboro have been heavily discussed by Murfreesboro Police and MTSU Police.

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Murfreesboro man arrested after shooting gun while on toilet
Murfreesboro man arrested after shooting gun while on toilet

A police report showed, "Germaine Dunlap, Jr. was mirandized and confessed to firing the gun while sitting on the toilet."

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Oakland-Riverdale Alumni Football Game Saturday
Oakland-Riverdale Alumni Football Game Saturday

The two oldest high schools in Murfreesboro will clash on the football field - old school style - this Saturday. It's the second annual Oakland-Riverdale Football Alumni Football game. It will be held at 7pm at Oakland High School.

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Oakland-Riverdale Alumni Football Game Saturday
Oakland-Riverdale Alumni Football Game Saturday

The two oldest high schools in Murfreesboro will clash on the football field - old school style - this Saturday. It's the second annual Oakland-Riverdale Football Alumni Football game. It will be held at 7pm at Oakland High School.

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Longtime MT Asst. Football Coach David Bibee Resigns
Longtime MT Asst. Football Coach David Bibee Resigns

Longtime Middle Tennessee assistant football coach, David Bibee, has resigned his post effective immediately. The Voice of the Blue Raiders, Chip Walters, reports.

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Suspected cocaine dealer arrested in Murfreesboro
Suspected cocaine dealer arrested in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police made a traffic stop on South Church Street that led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer.

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Murfreesboro woman saves the life of a suicidal roommate
Murfreesboro woman saves the life of a suicidal roommate

An attempted suicide was stopped, thanks to the watchful eye of a roommate in Murfreesboro.

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Fatal Accident on Highway 231
Fatal Accident on Highway 231

A Memorial Day weekend crash in Rutherford County claims the life of one and injures four others on Highway 231 South.

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Stewarts Creek Fall in State Baseball Title Game
Stewarts Creek Fall in State Baseball Title Game

Stewarts Creek battled the Bruins of Brentwood with the winning run at the plate in the 7th, but fall 5-3 in the AAA State Championship Game.

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FINAL: Brentwood 5 - Stewarts Creek 3
FINAL: Brentwood 5 - Stewarts Creek 3

Stewarts Creek battled the Bruins of Brentwood with the winning run at the plate in the 7th, but fall 5-3 in the AAA State Championship Game.

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Representatives Dawn White and Mike Sparks recognize Dan Whittle
Representatives Dawn White and Mike Sparks recognize Dan Whittle

State Rep. Dawn White (R- 37) and State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-49) surprised local history devotee Dan Whittle Wednesday morning at Murfreesboro's Sylvan Park Restaurant during the Truman Show on WGNS Radio.

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Stewarts Creek Baseball in the State Title Game
Stewarts Creek Baseball in the State Title Game

Two thrilling wins for Stewarts Creek and they punch a ticket to the Class AAA Baseball State Championship game.

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Stewarts Creek Baseball in the State Title Game
Stewarts Creek Baseball in the State Title Game

Two thrilling wins for Stewarts Creek and they punch a ticket to the Class AAA Baseball State Championship game.

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap

Wednesday saw two local team eliminated in Spring Fling baseball and another battle for an extra inning win to stay alive.

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Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update
Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update

Here's an update on the Spring Fling schedule after rain has altered schedules at some venues.

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Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update
Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update

Here's an update on the Spring Fling schedule after rain has altered schedules at some venues (as of 10:20am)

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 2 Recap

Wednesday saw two local team eliminated in Spring Fling baseball and another battle for an extra inning win to stay alive.

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Woman scams elderly victim of jewelry
Woman scams elderly victim of jewelry

A 92-year-old Murfreesboro woman was scammed by someone who knocked on her door this past Monday (5/22/17)...

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iTunes Gift Card Scam in Murfreesboro
iTunes Gift Card Scam in Murfreesboro

In the latest phone scam report, a 30-year-old woman was called by a man named "Jimmy," who told her she was eligible for a $5,000 loan.

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Siegel's Drew Benefield Mr. Baseball Class AAA
Siegel's Drew Benefield Mr. Baseball Class AAA

Siegel junior short stop Drew Benefield was selected the Class AAA Mr. Baseball for 2017.

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Nashville man seriously injured at electric substation - Murfreesboro says DO NOT ENTER
Nashville man seriously injured at electric substation - Murfreesboro says DO NOT ENTER

In Murfreesboro, thefts have been reported in the past that involved subjects breaking into substations to steal copper wires.

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Siegel's Drew Benefield Mr. Baseball Class AAA
Siegel's Drew Benefield Mr. Baseball Class AAA

Siegel junior short stop Drew Benefield was selected the Class AAA Mr. Baseball for 2017.

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Suicide numbers up in Tennessee
Suicide numbers up in Tennessee

In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide. As of 2015, suicide is the third-leading cause of death...

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap

Rutherford County teams went three-for-three in round one Spring Fling state baseball tournament games on Tuesday.

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Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap
Spring Fling Baseball Day 1 Recap

Rutherford County teams went three-for-three in round one Spring Fling state baseball tournament games on Tuesday.

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Tennessee April Unemployment
Tennessee April Unemployment

Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of April was 4.7 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.

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Safe Boating Week
Safe Boating Week

The 2017 National Safe Boating Week continues through Friday. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the summer boating season begins.

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Hot Dog Recall
Hot Dog Recall

The company that makes the popular Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200-thousand pounds of the products after receiving complaints of metal found in the packages.

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Mother of Murdered Teen Speaks Out
Mother of Murdered Teen Speaks Out

The mother of an 18-year old teen shot and killed at the Gateway Apartments on Lascassas Pike says the arrest of her son's alleged killers has been bittersweet.

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Stewarts Creek Hires Dawn Barger as Boys Basketball Coach
Stewarts Creek Hires Dawn Barger as Boys Basketball Coach

Stewarts Creek High School didn't take long to hire their next boys basketball coach. Principal Dr. Clark Harrell tapped Dawn Barger as the school's next coach.

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Click It or Ticket Campaign in Rutherford County
Click It or Ticket Campaign in Rutherford County

As summer kicks off, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office partners with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to remind motorists to "Click It or Ticket."

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Stewarts Creek Hires Dawn Barger as Boys Basketball Coach
Stewarts Creek Hires Dawn Barger as Boys Basketball Coach

Stewarts Creek High School didn't take long to hire their next boys basketball coach. Principal Dr. Clark Harrell tapped Dawn Barger as the school's next coach.

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Rocky Fork Middle School Set to Open in August
Rocky Fork Middle School Set to Open in August

Rocky Fork Middle School Principal Dr. Jimmy Sullivan says one word can be used to describe the atmosphere at Rutherford County's newest, under construction, school -- excitement.

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City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday
City offices closing in observance of Memorial Day holiday

In observance of Memorial Day, City Hall and most other City offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017.

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Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday
Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday

Two Rutherford County teams are in the state's final eight in Class Triple-A baseball for the second year in a row. Central Magnet is in the Class Double-A field for the fifth straight year.

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Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday
Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday

Two Rutherford County teams are in the state's final eight in Class Triple-A baseball for the second year in a row. Central Magnet is in the Class Double-A field for the fifth straight year.

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Loveless Photography Van Stolen But Recovered
Loveless Photography Van Stolen But Recovered

After a busy weekend of photographing high school graduations, Alan and Betty Loveless were getting ready for bed Saturday night. That's when Betty reported to Murfreesboro Police she noticed a flashlight outside their business.

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UPDATE: 18-Year Old Shot at Apartment Complex Determined Self-Inflicted
UPDATE: 18-Year Old Shot at Apartment Complex Determined Self-Inflicted

Murfreesboro Police have an update on a shooting that was said to have occurred outside of a local apartment complex involving an 18-year old Nashville man.

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Rash of Auto Burglaries
Rash of Auto Burglaries

Residents in the area of Splash Place, Carbon Copy Court and Rocking Horse Lane -- all near Osborne Lane -- and Shelby Street near South Church, are the latest victims of auto burglaries in Murfreesboro.

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Stolen Vehicle & Golf Clubs from Franklin Recovered in Murfreesboro
Stolen Vehicle & Golf Clubs from Franklin Recovered in Murfreesboro

A Toyota Sequoia and golf clubs reported stolen by Franklin Police were recovered when suspects tried to sell the golf clubs at Play It Again Sports.

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Standardized Test Scores Will Not Be Part of Final Grades for Co. Students
Standardized Test Scores Will Not Be Part of Final Grades for Co. Students

Results from the recent Tennessee standardized tests will not be factored into the final report card scores for students attending Rutherford County Schools this year, in accordance with state rules and regulations.

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Indecent Exposure on the Greenway
Indecent Exposure on the Greenway

A 26 year old woman called Murfreesboro Police after an unknown man exposed himself to her on the Greenway...

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PHOTOS: Siegel & Blackman Middle 2016-17 All Sports Trophy Winners
PHOTOS: Siegel & Blackman Middle 2016-17 All Sports Trophy Winners

It's the 12th year for the WGNS Primetime Sports / Little Caesar's Pizza Middle School All Sports Trophies.

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Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling
Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling

Three of Rutherford County's four sectional teams won their games and punched their ticket to the TSSAA Spring Flin

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Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling
Blackman, Stewarts Creek & Central Magnet Baseball in Spring Fling

Three of Rutherford County's four sectional teams won their games and punched their ticket to the TSSAA Spring Flin

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Region Championship Roundup
Region Championship Roundup

The Blackman Blaze, behind Jacob Jones' complete game shutout, defeated Stewarts Creek 6-0 to claim the Region 4-AAA Championship. Plus, news on Central Magnet and Eagleville.

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2nd Annual Salvation Army Beyond the Bells Luncheon a Big Success
2nd Annual Salvation Army Beyond the Bells Luncheon a Big Success

The Salvation Army held their second annual "Beyond the Bells" luncheon at Embassy Suites. The event was used to bring awareness to the mission of the local Salvation Army and give the community a chance to give of their time, talents and donations to the organization.

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Theft of Panties at a Murfreesboro Home
Theft of Panties at a Murfreesboro Home

More Victoria's Secret items have been stolen, but this time the theft was not from the store... It was from a home in the Savannah Ridge subdivision in Murfreesboro.

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Region Championship Roundup
Region Championship Roundup

The Blackman Blaze, behind Jacob Jones' complete game shutout, defeated Stewarts Creek 6-0 to claim the Region 4-AAA Championship. Plus, news on Central Magnet and Eagleville.

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Two different pizza deliverymen robbed at Ashwood Cove Apartments
Two different pizza deliverymen robbed at Ashwood Cove Apartments

WGNS has confirmed that two pizza deliverymen were robbed on two different dates while trying to deliver pizzas to Ashwood Cove Apartments in the past five days.

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Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses
Fight the Bite to Prevent Spread of Serious Illnesses

Ticks and mosquitoes are now out in force and looking for food. The meal of choice for both is blood...

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Vice Unit Investigates Illegal Gambling Operation on Murfreesboro Square
Vice Unit Investigates Illegal Gambling Operation on Murfreesboro Square

The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Vice Unit recently served a search warrant at the Past Time Pool Hall...

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Murfreesboro business falls for Monday Electric Bill SCAM
Murfreesboro business falls for Monday Electric Bill SCAM

A Murfreesboro business owner received a phone call from three individuals claiming to be with Murfreesboro Electric. The trio told the woman on three occasions that her electric bill was past due by $1,100.

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Algood Police Officer involved in serious accident after leaving Murfreesboro
Algood Police Officer involved in serious accident after leaving Murfreesboro

Three people including an Algood city police officer were involved in a two vehicle crash Monday evening in Smithville.

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Graduation Time in Rutherford County
Graduation Time in Rutherford County

It's a special time for about 35-hundred high school seniors coming up. Graduation marks the closing of a chapter and beginning of another.

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Beautiful Community Mural Project under Murfreesboro Overpass
Beautiful Community Mural Project under Murfreesboro Overpass

Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department has completed a giant Community Mural Project.

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Region Semifinal Baseball & Softball Roundup
Region Semifinal Baseball & Softball Roundup

All four Rutherford County baseball teams advance while our only two softball teams fall in region semifinal play Monday.

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Region Semifinal Baseball & Softball Roundup
Region Semifinal Baseball & Softball Roundup

All four Rutherford County baseball teams advance while our only two softball teams fall in region semifinal play Monday.

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Ealy Tapped District 19 Commissioner
Ealy Tapped District 19 Commissioner

Former District 19 County Commissioner Joyce Ealy has been tapped by the commission to fill a vacated seat.

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Expect Ticks to Be Bad this Year
Expect Ticks to Be Bad this Year

Ticks - they're a part of spring and summer. But experts say this year, they'll be out in force after a mild winter.

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June S. Anderson Foundation awards scholarships to three nontraditional women
June S. Anderson Foundation awards scholarships to three nontraditional women

Three MTSU students with big dreams and big obstacles to overcome now have a big financial benefit to help them pursue their goals.

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Hooper Steps Down as Stewarts Creek Basketball Coach
Hooper Steps Down as Stewarts Creek Basketball Coach

The Stewarts Creek boys basketball team is looking for a new coach. Kris Hooper stepped down as the head coach after three seasons at the helm.

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Hooper Steps Down as Stewarts Creek Basketball Coach
Hooper Steps Down as Stewarts Creek Basketball Coach

The Stewarts Creek boys basketball team is looking for a new coach. Kris Hooper stepped down as the head coach after three seasons at the helm.

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Jacob Pearman Appeals Murder Conviction
Jacob Pearman Appeals Murder Conviction

The Murfreesboro man convicted in the Valentine's Day 2013 murder of his newlywed wife has had his appeal denied by the state Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville.

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Former Sheriff's Major To Be Sentenced In July
Former Sheriff's Major To Be Sentenced In July

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Major Terry McBurney will have to wait for sentencing, after pleading guilty to several immigration related crimes.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Certified as Heart Safe
Murfreesboro City Schools Certified as Heart Safe

Murfreesboro City Schools is the one of two districts in the region to complete the Project ADAM specifications and become a certified heart safe school district.

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Dancing Degree Takes Step Forward at MTSU
Dancing Degree Takes Step Forward at MTSU

The first class of dance majors pursuing a bachelor of science degree at a public university in Tennessee will begin studying at MTSU this fall.

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La Vergne Police Need Help Identifying ID/Fraud Suspect
La Vergne Police Need Help Identifying ID/Fraud Suspect

La Vergne Police are asking for your help in identifying a woman who is accused of identity theft and fraud.

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Vandalism at Old Fort Golf Course
Vandalism at Old Fort Golf Course

The Old Fort Golf Course has been vandalized again. Sometime between the hours of 8pm Wednesday and 6 o'clock Thursday morning, someone tampered with fuel pumps at the maintenance shed, causing a fire.

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Antioch Man Accused of Faking Armed Robbery
Antioch Man Accused of Faking Armed Robbery

A 35-year old Antioch man is behind bars in Rutherford County, accused of faking an armed robbery.

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Former MTSU Ag Department Chair Passes
Former MTSU Ag Department Chair Passes

Dr. Harley Foutch, who headed up the MTSU agricultural department for many years, passed away.

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Former High School Teacher; La Vergne Resident Indicted for Sexual Battery
Former High School Teacher; La Vergne Resident Indicted for Sexual Battery

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested former Antioch High School teacher Jerome Dooley, 40, at his La Vergne residence.

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Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title
Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title

Stewarts Creek's baseball team won the District 7-AAA tournament with a 3-1 victory over regular-season champion Blackman.

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Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title
Stewarts Creek Claims First District Baseball Tournament Title

Stewarts Creek's baseball team won the District 7-AAA tournament with a 3-1 victory over regular-season champion Blackman.

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First Tennessee Announces Grand Opening of Murfreesboro HOPE Inside location
First Tennessee Announces Grand Opening of Murfreesboro HOPE Inside location

Leaders of First Tennessee Bank were joined by John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, and local elected officials to celebrate the grand opening of the newest HOPE Inside location at First Tennessee Bank on Church St. in Murfreesboro.

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Alive Hospice to celebrate expansion of services with new hospice residence in Murfreesboro
Alive Hospice to celebrate expansion of services with new hospice residence in Murfreesboro

Nonprofit Alive Hospice is expanding its services in Rutherford and surrounding counties and has planned a community celebration to be held in two weeks at its new Murfreesboro location.

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Robbery with Gun at Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place
Robbery with Gun at Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place

A 25-year old North Carolina man was robbed outside the Sleep Inn on Chaffin Place.

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Indecent Exposure Leads to Arrest
Indecent Exposure Leads to Arrest

A reported indecent exposure incident at Carrington Apartments on Rideout Lane leads to the arrest on an active warrant.

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Town of Smyrna to Announce Permanent Honor for Fallen Blue Angels Pilot
Town of Smyrna to Announce Permanent Honor for Fallen Blue Angels Pilot

The Town of Smyrna will soon announce a permanent honor for fallen Blue Angels Pilot, Captain Jeff Kuss.

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St. Thomas Medical Partners Receives Grants for Mission in Motion
St. Thomas Medical Partners Receives Grants for Mission in Motion

Saint Thomas Medical Partners (STMP) announced it has received a $75,000 grant and a $9,778 grant for the Our Mission in Motion (OMIM) program from Susan G. Komen® of Central Tennessee.

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Fosterville Midland Fire Department Pancake Fundraiser
Fosterville Midland Fire Department Pancake Fundraiser

The firefighters at Fosterville Midland Fire Department invite you to their first ever all you can eat pancake fundraiser.

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MTSU Reports Shows Foreign Investment Dips Slightly Statewide
MTSU Reports Shows Foreign Investment Dips Slightly Statewide

The latest Middle Tennessee State University Global Commerce report shows foreign investment into Tennessee business and industry dropped slightly last year, but remained "healthy" and "substantial."

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Greenhouse Ministries to Host ReCYCLE Bike Repair Event
Greenhouse Ministries to Host ReCYCLE Bike Repair Event

Greenhouse Ministries is hosting their annual ReCYCLE Bike Repair Event on June 3rd from 9-12.

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SRO's Award Scholarships to Local Seniors
SRO's Award Scholarships to Local Seniors

Sheriff's School Resource Officers awarded $1,000 scholarships to two seniors at Rutherford County Schools.

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State Lawmakers Race Toward Finish Line
State Lawmakers Race Toward Finish Line

State lawmakers raced toward the finish line - wrapping up this year's session and adjourning for the year.

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Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down
Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down

Pavilions in Old Fort Park have been torn down. It's where many families gathered for a picnic. It was also where homeless advocates fed thousands of the community's less fortunate.

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Smyrna Police Searching for Accused Stalker
Smyrna Police Searching for Accused Stalker

The Smyrna Police Department says they're trying to find a man accused of stalking.

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Illegal Gambling Investigation Nets Two Arrests in Smyrna
Illegal Gambling Investigation Nets Two Arrests in Smyrna

The Smyrna Police Department and the Rutherford County EMS SORT team arrest two men after a lengthy investigation into illegal gambling.

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PHOTOS: Murfreesboro Parks & Rec Guitar Program
PHOTOS: Murfreesboro Parks & Rec Guitar Program

Students in Murfreesboro Parks & Rec.'s Cultural Arts group guitar program learned the basics of the guitar.

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Tennessee Wilderness Act moving forward in the U.S. Senate
Tennessee Wilderness Act moving forward in the U.S. Senate

Tennessee's U.S. senators are moving ahead with a bill providing protections for the state's wilderness lands, even while the Trump administration works to remove protections elsewhere.

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Victim Reports Being Sexually Assaulted by Massage Therapist
Victim Reports Being Sexually Assaulted by Massage Therapist

A 25-year old Willowbrook Drive woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was sexually assaulted.

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Gun Found in Sears' Dressing Room
Gun Found in Sears' Dressing Room

If you left your gun in the men's dressing room at Sears in Stones River Mall, Murfreesboro Police have it now.

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Forrest Hall Vandalized
Forrest Hall Vandalized

MTSU's Forrest Hall was vandalized with spray paint.

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

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

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UPDATE: AMBER Alert: Memphis Man Arrested & 5-Month Old Home
UPDATE: AMBER Alert: Memphis Man Arrested & 5-Month Old Home

An AMBER Alert has been issued for a missing 5-month-old out of Memphis.

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How Rutherford County Cities Fair in
How Rutherford County Cities Fair in "Safe Cities Report"

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks the top 50 safest cities across Tennessee. How did Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne fair?

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Shot Fired into University Ridge Apartment
Shot Fired into University Ridge Apartment

More gunfire at a Murfreesboro apartment complex. This time, Lucas McKinney says someone fired a bullet through his roommate's window at University Ridge Apartments.

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Softball and Baseball Monday Recap
Softball and Baseball Monday Recap

Get a recap of the softball and baseball games around Rutherford County from Monday.

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Free Rabies Clinic for Senior Citizens
Free Rabies Clinic for Senior Citizens

St. Clair Street Senior Center and Beesley Foundation are partnering to bring senior citizens FREE Rabies vaccines and other vaccines.

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COMMENTARY: Why I Wrote 'Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption'
COMMENTARY: Why I Wrote 'Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption'

Nathan Bedford Forrest recently made the news again, but it is never for a good reason. Rep. Mike Sparks of Smyrna introduced a House Resolution (HR 97) to honor me, and shortly thereafter Forrest made the news.

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Two More Cases of Gunfire at Local Apartments Near University
Two More Cases of Gunfire at Local Apartments Near University

Murfreesboro Police have at least two more cases of shots fired into apartments near the university to investigate.

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Decoration Day at Stones River National Battlefield
Decoration Day at Stones River National Battlefield

The second annual 'Decoration Day' at the Stones River National Battlefield was a huge success. It was held last Saturday (May 6th, 2017).

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18th Annual Special Kids Golf Classic Raises Over $52,000
18th Annual Special Kids Golf Classic Raises Over $52,000

Over $52,000 was raised for local nonprofit Special Kids in the organization's 18th Annual Golf Classic presented by Nissan North America on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, at Indian Hills Golf Course in Murfreesboro.

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Nourish Food Bank Presents Its Inaugural Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Nourish Food Bank Presents Its Inaugural Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Nourish Food Bank will present the Inaugural Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, taking place at Flemming Rustic Barn, 4338 Rock Springs Road in Smyrna

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Hotel Bill for State Lawmakers Pulled
Hotel Bill for State Lawmakers Pulled

A bill which would have allowed state lawmakers who live within 50 miles of Nashville to be reimbursed for occasional hotel stays in the capitol city was pulled and will not be taken up this year.

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Serious Accident Joe B. Jackson & South Church
Serious Accident Joe B. Jackson & South Church

Two people were hurt when a car collided with a semi on Joe B. Jackson at South Church Street.

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Rockvale High School Mascot and Colors Unveiled
Rockvale High School Mascot and Colors Unveiled

The planned Rockvale High School has a mascot and colors. And it will be familiar to long time residents.

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Tourism Up in Tennessee
Tourism Up in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Tourism reports about 110-million people visited the state in 2016, that's up over four-percent from 2015.

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Smyrna Police Phone Issues
Smyrna Police Phone Issues

The Smyrna Police Department was having trouble with their non-emergency phone lines.

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State Road Funding for Rutherford County
State Road Funding for Rutherford County

The state House voted to allocate $55 million to the state's 95 counties for road projects as part of the annual state budget bill.

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Hate Crime Report released by the TBI
Hate Crime Report released by the TBI

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

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COMMENTARY: Newton Minnow
COMMENTARY: Newton Minnow

To hear some people tell it, television is just getting worse and worse all the time. Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU Professor of Journalism, says many people wish for the good ol' days when programming was morally uplifting, culturally aware and socially significant.

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St. Clair Street Senior Center Update
St. Clair Street Senior Center Update

The St. Clair Street Senior Center is getting closer to finishing its renovation and has an update for conducting business with seniors.

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MTEMC's SharingChange Donates $5,000 to Interfaith Dental Clinic
MTEMC's SharingChange Donates $5,000 to Interfaith Dental Clinic

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation's SharingChange has donated $5,000 of its funds to Interfaith Dental Clinic.

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TSPN Responds to
TSPN Responds to "13 Reason Why"

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) has fielded several inquiries from the public regarding Netflix's popular series "13 Reasons Why," based on the novel by Jay Asher.

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School Bus Seat Belt Bill Withdrawn
School Bus Seat Belt Bill Withdrawn

Legislation that would have required school buses to have seat belts in the state has been withdrawn.

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Fatal Accident on Sulpher Springs Road
Fatal Accident on Sulpher Springs Road

A motorcycle crash takes the life of a man on Sulpher Springs Road.

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Crash with Injuries on Compton Road
Crash with Injuries on Compton Road

A two-vehicle Saturday morning crash on Compton Road leaves behind serious injuries. It happened around 10:20.

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'Play Ball': Grand Opening for Murfreesboro Miracle Field
'Play Ball': Grand Opening for Murfreesboro Miracle Field

Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro gathered for an official Grand Opening ceremony of the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park, Saturday, May 6.

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Man Facing Sex Crimes Commits Suicide at Old Fort Golf Course
Man Facing Sex Crimes Commits Suicide at Old Fort Golf Course

Murfreesboro Police were called to the Old Fort Golf Course after a man reportedly called about finding a body there.

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8AA Tennis (Central Magnet)

Both Central Magnet Boys and Girls defeated Goodpasture to win the district.

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8AA Tennis (Central Magnet)

Both Central Magnet Boys and Girls defeated Goodpasture to win the district.

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UPDATE: Man Shot & Killed at Student Quarters Apartments
UPDATE: Man Shot & Killed at Student Quarters Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are investigating another shooting at an apartment. This time, it was Student Quarters Apartments (920 Greenland Drive) and it's now a murder investigation.

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RCSO Detention Officer Arrested on Child Rape Charges
RCSO Detention Officer Arrested on Child Rape Charges

A detention officer at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been arrested on charges of child rape and aggravated sexual battery.

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MPD Taking Shootings
MPD Taking Shootings "Very Seriously"

Murfreesboro Police are taking the series of shooting seriously at Student Quarters Apartments on Greenland Drive. One is now a murder investigation.

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Cinco De Mayo Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
Cinco De Mayo Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

You may want to think twice before drinking and driving on Friday, May 5, 2017...

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National Day of Prayer - Murfreesboro Event at World Outreach Church
National Day of Prayer - Murfreesboro Event at World Outreach Church

The event, which is put together by World Outreach and Greenhouse Ministries, will be between 12 noon and 1:00 on Thursday.

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Domestic Violence in Rutherford County is very real - 911 Call
Domestic Violence in Rutherford County is very real - 911 Call

Looking Back at a past court case highlighting the dangers of domestic violence in Rutherford County: A La Vergne man convicted for killing the friend of his ex-wife in 2011 will not see his conviction of first degree murder reduced to a lesser conviction of second degree murder.

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Update on a Monday bank robbery in Murfreesboro
Update on a Monday bank robbery in Murfreesboro

UPDATE: Evidently, the robber entered First National Bank on Mercury Boulevard around 10:45 with a lunch box in hand.

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Trump Bus in 'Boro
Trump Bus in 'Boro

Several callers to the radio station Wednesday asked if the president was in town. He wasn't, but his bus was.

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Bullet enters bedroom of sleeping resident in Murfreesboro
Bullet enters bedroom of sleeping resident in Murfreesboro

A "Shots Fired" call was reported at University Ridge apartments on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro this past Sunday morning at 5...

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Family and Friends to remember Oakland High School Freshman this week
Family and Friends to remember Oakland High School Freshman this week

A young man who had the nickname of "Gentle Giant" will be laid to rest on Thursday as his family celebrates his life.

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Why are critics so critical?
Why are critics so critical?

People who review movies, restaurants and more are not always correct in their reviews... With more, here is Dr. Larry Burriss from MTSU's School of Journalism:

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Miracle Field Grand Opening This Saturday in Murfreesboro
Miracle Field Grand Opening This Saturday in Murfreesboro

Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro will gather for an official Grand Opening ceremony for the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park.

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Stewarts Creek Faculty Treated to Free Breakfast by EnterSource
Stewarts Creek Faculty Treated to Free Breakfast by EnterSource

For winning the girls basketball free throw shooting contact between faculty at the February District Tournament, Stewarts Creek was treated to breakfast from DIRECTV by EnterSource.

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Home shot, two arrests made
Home shot, two arrests made

At 9:56 Wednesday night, Murfreesboro officers heard numerous shots fired in quick succession around Greenland Dr. and Harrison Ave.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Attempted Homicide
Murfreesboro man charged with Attempted Homicide

Police officers responded to 1011 Riviera St. in reference to a shots fired call.

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Fake IRS Calls in Rutherford County
Fake IRS Calls in Rutherford County

Beware of calls from the IRS. WGNS' own Bryan Barrett received a call Thursday from the IRS.

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Oakland High School teacher / coach suspended after start of criminal investigation
Oakland High School teacher / coach suspended after start of criminal investigation

A teacher at Oakland High School has been suspended without pay, according to Rutherford County Schools spokesperson James Evans.

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Multiple Arrest made during heroin overdose call to 911
Multiple Arrest made during heroin overdose call to 911

Deputies and detectives responding to a possible heroin overdose call discovered illegal drugs and six people living in squalid conditions Tuesday at 103 Fall Creek Drive, a sheriff's narcotics supervisor said.

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UPDATE: Gun found outside apartment that caught fire in Murfreesboro previous night of blaze
UPDATE: Gun found outside apartment that caught fire in Murfreesboro previous night of blaze

What has sparked the curiosity of the police is that a rifle was found outside the same building the night before the blaze.

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Riverdale Girls State & National Basketball Champions Honored in State Senate
Riverdale Girls State & National Basketball Champions Honored in State Senate

State Senators paused from conducting business of the 2017 legislative session of Monday (April 24th) to congratulate members of the Riverdale High School basketball team.

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AK-47 Stolen out of car in Murfreesboro
AK-47 Stolen out of car in Murfreesboro

The AK-47 rifle was evidently in the trunk of the car when stolen.

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Commuter rail lines between Murfreesboro and Nashville still an idea in the air
Commuter rail lines between Murfreesboro and Nashville still an idea in the air

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess said a study was already done on the idea, but the information shows a rail line would be very expensive...

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Obscenities and more land one in jail at local motel
Obscenities and more land one in jail at local motel

A man allegedly yelling obscenities was arrested by Murfreesboro Police at the Knights Inn on South Church Street this past weekend (4/23/17).

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Stewarts Creek 2nd in State in Governor's School Attendees
Stewarts Creek 2nd in State in Governor's School Attendees

The Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts (GSFTA) is a four-week residency summer program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance, and filmmaking.

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Central Magnet ranked No. 1 in Tenn., 37th in nation
Central Magnet ranked No. 1 in Tenn., 37th in nation

Students graduating next month from Central Magnet School will be able to say they are alumni from the top school in Tennessee, based on new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Shooting at Student Quarters Apartments
Shooting at Student Quarters Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are looking for two suspects wanted in an afternoon shooting at the Student Quarters Apartments.

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11-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace
11-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace

April 24th the 11th year anniversary since the disappearance of 2 year old Analyce Guerra from Smyrna. Her body was later found in Murfreesboro in 2008.

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81 Year Old Mentally Challenged Woman Sexually Assaulted
81 Year Old Mentally Challenged Woman Sexually Assaulted

Detectives with Murfreesboro Police and the state Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are investigating the sexual assault of an 81-year old Murfreesboro woman.

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TSSAA Spring Fling Returns to Rutherford County
TSSAA Spring Fling Returns to Rutherford County

TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week, May 22-26.

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One More Vote on Gas Tax Tuesday
One More Vote on Gas Tax Tuesday

The Tennessee House of Representatives is expected to vote in favor of an amended version of Governor Haslam's gas tax proposal.

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Monday Morning Flooding: Roads Closed
Monday Morning Flooding: Roads Closed

Rutherford County continues to deal with flooding issues.

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Wear Denim Wednesday and Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Wear Denim Wednesday and Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wednesday is Denim Day. Kim Reynolds with Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Services, tells NewsRadio WGNS, Denim Day is set aside to bring awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Jordan Ethics Complaint Dismissed
Jordan Ethics Complaint Dismissed

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint against County Commissioner Will Jordan after finding no evidence of unethical behavior involving his vote on a rezoning matter.

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Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns
Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns

The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU's Jones College of Business.

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Rutherford Books from Birth Participating in The Big Payback
Rutherford Books from Birth Participating in The Big Payback

Rutherford Books from Birth is participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them.

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Nearly 14,000 Lbs of Food Raised for Food Bank
Nearly 14,000 Lbs of Food Raised for Food Bank

The Ingram Content Group Employee food drive yielded 13,755 pounds of goods from its La Vergne-area properties that will go to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank.

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Georgia Man Charged with Misuse of 911 in 'Boro
Georgia Man Charged with Misuse of 911 in 'Boro

A Chickamauga, Georgia, man is in the local lockup after being charged with misuse of 911 and filing a false report.

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IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro
IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro

Scammers continue to work to take the money of unsuspecting local residents. The popular IRS scam and unemployment scam have been reported in Murfreesboro.

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Child Advocacy Center Presents Hometown Heroes Awards
Child Advocacy Center Presents Hometown Heroes Awards

The final event of Child Abuse Prevention Month was the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Heavy Rain Creates Ruth. Co. Flooding
Heavy Rain Creates Ruth. Co. Flooding

Several days of heavy rainfall has left behind flooding. There are several high water road closures in the county.

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Dollar General at Epps Mill Road Closed for Pest Activity
Dollar General at Epps Mill Road Closed for Pest Activity

We've received several calls inquiring about why the Dollar General Store at Epps Mill Road, near I-24, was closed.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center to be Re-certified
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center to be Re-certified

After a wave of firings and staff changes under the past Rutherford County Sheriff Administration, the local jail lost their official certification as 2016 came to a close.

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Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes
Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes

Despite a no vote from all four State House lawmakers from Rutherford County, Governor Haslam's bill to raise the gas tax passes the lower chamber.

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Reward Offered for Missing Local Teen
Reward Offered for Missing Local Teen

A reward is being offered as the search continues for a missing Riverdale teen.

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Saint Thomas Health Hosts FREE Health Care Clinic for the Uninsured & Underinsured in Rutherford County
Saint Thomas Health Hosts FREE Health Care Clinic for the Uninsured & Underinsured in Rutherford County

An upcoming event will include free primary and specialty healthcare services, such as pediatric and adult dentistry, mammograms...

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A wartime reporter - Commentary by Dr. Larry Burriss at MTSU
A wartime reporter - Commentary by Dr. Larry Burriss at MTSU

What is a war reporter? Good question and Dr. Larry Burriss at MTSU talks about that question...

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BBB Shred Event - April 22nd
BBB Shred Event - April 22nd

FREE shred event, sponsored by the local Better Business Bureau and MaxShred, will take place Saturday, April 22nd.

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Two Crashes on I-24 Westbound Shuts Down Interstate
Two Crashes on I-24 Westbound Shuts Down Interstate

Two crashes shut down westbound I-24 near I-840. The accidents took place just before one o'clock Friday afternoon near mile marker 76, westbound.

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Sparks' Bill Honoring Two African Americans Figures Stalls in Committee
Sparks' Bill Honoring Two African Americans Figures Stalls in Committee

A bill from State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) honoring historical African-Americans Sampson Keeble and Nathan Bedford Forrest fails in the House State Government Committee.

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MTSU biologists share medicinal plant research at Nashville exhibition
MTSU biologists share medicinal plant research at Nashville exhibition

As part of the Adventure Science Center's "Wicked Plants" exhibition continuing through May 29 in Nashville, MTSU students and faculty in the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research presented a series of events featuring medicinal plants.

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Marijuana remains illegal and arrests continue in Rutherford County
Marijuana remains illegal and arrests continue in Rutherford County

The alleged drug dealer of marijuana evidently told the arresting officer, "That he is a good person that is simply trying to provide for his family."

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MT to play Iowa during 2019 Football Season
MT to play Iowa during 2019 Football Season

In a joint release with the University of Iowa, it was announced Middle Tennessee and Iowa will meet in football during the 2019 season. The Blue Raiders will receive a guarantee of $1.55 million to play the game.

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Arson inside the Rutherford County Jail (Adult Detention Center)
Arson inside the Rutherford County Jail (Adult Detention Center)

Multiple indictments were filed against a Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmate accused of felony aggravated arson and four counts of reckless endangerment, a Sheriff's Office detective said Wednesday.

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Shawn Middleton Named Siegel Girls Basketball Coach
Shawn Middleton Named Siegel Girls Basketball Coach

Former Smyrna girls basketball coach Shawn Middleton has been tapped as the second girls coach in Siegel High School history.

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Shawn Middleton Named Siegel Girls Basketball Coach
Shawn Middleton Named Siegel Girls Basketball Coach

Former Smyrna girls basketball coach Shawn Middleton has been tapped as the second girls coach in Siegel High School history.

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Doctors suggested mother terminate her pregnancy, Four years later mom and daughter all smiles
Doctors suggested mother terminate her pregnancy, Four years later mom and daughter all smiles

Prior to Celina Barbour giving birth to Brooklyn, doctors told her that she should terminate the pregnancy. Barbour said that was not an option for her...

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"Music Behind the Stars" Premieres Saturday

Well known local author and weekly co-host of the Truman Show, Dan Whittle, is officially premiering his book "Music City: Talent Behind the Stars."

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Road rage or just bizarre showing of a handgun?
Road rage or just bizarre showing of a handgun?

Reports indicate the victim was driving down Rutherford Boulevard when two men pulled up beside him in a silver Nissan Altima.

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Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary
Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary

It has been eight years since the Good Friday tornado outbreak slammed Murfreesboro, which damaged more than 800 buildings, completely destroying more than 100 others and killing a mother and her nine week old daughter.

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Candlelight Vigil for Missing Teen Devin Bond
Candlelight Vigil for Missing Teen Devin Bond

Family, friends and teammates of Devin Bond came together over the weekend for a candlelight vigil.

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Salad Mix Recall After Dead Bat Found
Salad Mix Recall After Dead Bat Found

Walmart stores are recalling prepackaged salad mix after a dead bat was found inside a bag sold at a Florida store.

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MCS expands Gifted Education Program with Gifted Academy
MCS expands Gifted Education Program with Gifted Academy

Twenty-five teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching after completing the MTSU/MCS Gifted Academy.

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State Farm™ Says Dog Bite Claims Increased 15 Percent over the Past Year
State Farm™ Says Dog Bite Claims Increased 15 Percent over the Past Year

Children make up more than 50 percent of all dog bite victims. With that in mind, National Dog Bite Prevention Week® is April 9-15, 2017.

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TDEC Providing More Options for Unwanted Household Pharmaceuticals
TDEC Providing More Options for Unwanted Household Pharmaceuticals

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) continues to expand its efforts to protect water quality in Tennessee by working with statewide partners to provide more options for the disposal of unwanted medications.

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Report of EBT Fraud in the 'Boro
Report of EBT Fraud in the 'Boro

A 45-year old West Castle Street woman was arrested for criminal simulation after allegedly trying to use an EBT number for another person.

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Shots Fired on Olympid Place
Shots Fired on Olympid Place

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shots fired case in the 2000 block of Olympid Place.

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COMMENTARY: New Ideas
COMMENTARY: New Ideas

Back in the mid 18-hundreds, Alexis de Tocqueville said the only way people had of keeping track of what was happening in a nation as large as ours was through the news media.

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Fraud: Local Man Had Card Taken Out in His Name
Fraud: Local Man Had Card Taken Out in His Name

In an effort to keep you vigilant on local fraud activity, a reminder to check your mail for bills in your name.

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More Foster Parents Needed
More Foster Parents Needed

More Foster parents are needed in Rutherford County. However, the job is not taken lightly and there are lots of things that take place once the child is placed with a family.

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Man alleged stabs his girlfriend over a fight regarding a board game in Murfreesboro
Man alleged stabs his girlfriend over a fight regarding a board game in Murfreesboro

The attack reportedly started over a Monopoly board game while the two were consuming alcoholic beverages with a niece and that nieces husband.

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Dak Prescott to Speak at MTCS
Dak Prescott to Speak at MTCS

Dak Prescott keynotes the 2017 Legacy of Light Gala benefiting Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) on Saturday, April 29.

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United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday
United Way's Days of Action volunteer event - Thursday - Friday

Nearly 150 volunteers from the community will be gathering to complete 17 projects that benefit community organizations for United Way's Days of Action.ckly.

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Tornado Watch for Rutherford County Until 9pm
Tornado Watch for Rutherford County Until 9pm

A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee until 9pm. Severe thunderstorms with large hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and evening.

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Rutherford Co. Dodges Damaging Weather
Rutherford Co. Dodges Damaging Weather

While portions of the midstate saw damage from severe thunderstorms, Rutherford County was spared from the worst.

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Disco Night: Sherlock Holmes in Murfreesboro (age 21+)
Disco Night: Sherlock Holmes in Murfreesboro (age 21+)

Special adult nights at the Discovery Center are a chance for the 21+ crowd to be a kid at heart and dive into some science!

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Walter Hill House Fire on Monday morning
Walter Hill House Fire on Monday morning

UPDATE: A fire around 8:30 Monday (4/3/2017) morning broke out in a home on Greenway Drive in Walter Hill.

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Murfreesboro grant to help with items like child care, fair housing initiatives, homeless, substance abuse treatment and more
Murfreesboro grant to help with items like child care, fair housing initiatives, homeless, substance abuse treatment and more

The purpose of the public hearing is to present the proposed Third-Year Action Plan for allocating and expending grant funds in support of the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.

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Another suicide reported in Murfreesboro on South Church Street
Another suicide reported in Murfreesboro on South Church Street

When police responded to the scene, they located a deceased male under the South Church Street bridge that crosses over the Stones River next to Bubba's Wine and Liquor

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Heroin, Meth and Cocaine recovered from a hotel room in Murfreesboro
Heroin, Meth and Cocaine recovered from a hotel room in Murfreesboro

Three small baggies of meth, a baggie of cocaine and two small baggies of heroin were recovered from a hotel room in Murfreesboro when police responded to the Clarion this past Friday (3/31/17) afternoon at 4.

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Couple facing child abuse and murder charge soon to appear in court
Couple facing child abuse and murder charge soon to appear in court

The couple's daughter Skyler Rae Craighead died in November of 2013...

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I-840 Eastbound Ramp at Sulpher Springs Closed This Weekend
I-840 Eastbound Ramp at Sulpher Springs Closed This Weekend

The I-840 ramp, eastbound, at Sulpher Springs Road, will be closed this weekend for repair work.

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Siegel, Central Magnet & MTCS Baseball Ranked by TBCA
Siegel, Central Magnet & MTCS Baseball Ranked by TBCA

Rutherford County has three teams in the top eight in their respective classifications in the initial Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association state rankings.

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Severe Weather Possible Thursday
Severe Weather Possible Thursday

It's been a stormy spring already and Thursday is shaping up to be another severe weather day for Middle Tennessee.

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Teen with hearing aid called a
Teen with hearing aid called a "Disabled Freak" and threatened at gunpoint

A Murfreesboro teenager with a specialized implanted hearing aid was verbally assaulted and threatened at gun point on Tuesday morning.

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Victim sold guitar on
Victim sold guitar on "LetGo" app and received counterfeit money in Murfreesboro

$360 in fake money was recovered by Murfreesboro Police, but now a local resident is missing their guitar.

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Man seen firing shots out of car window on Sulphur Springs Road in Murfreesboro
Man seen firing shots out of car window on Sulphur Springs Road in Murfreesboro

A drive by shooting was reported in Murfreesboro on Monday around 11:00 at night. The incident was in the area of Sulphur Springs Road.

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UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU
UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU

At 2:50 Saturday (3/25/2017) afternoon, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.

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Blackman Collegiate Academy explores MTSU science options
Blackman Collegiate Academy explores MTSU science options

Blackman Collegiate Academy juniors sampled science at MTSU and the University Honors College.

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Population Exploding in Rutherford County
Population Exploding in Rutherford County

Rutherford County is a leading area for growth in Tennessee. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, areas surrounding Nashville have the fastest growth rates in the state.

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Rutherford Reconnect Meeting April 5th
Rutherford Reconnect Meeting April 5th

Last February, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce launched Rutherford Reconnect in partnership with the State of Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community.

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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Expected Monday Afternoon
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Expected Monday Afternoon

There is a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon for Rutherford County.

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Barrett Firearms Releases Field Rifle
Barrett Firearms Releases Field Rifle

Barrett is excited to announce that shipments of Fieldcraft rifles to distributors have begun.

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COMMENTARY: Production Code
COMMENTARY: Production Code

87 years ago this week, March 31, 1930, the famous, or infamous, Movie Production Code went into effect.

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Rape Reported on Neilson Court
Rape Reported on Neilson Court

A 36-year old Culleoka woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was raped during a photo shoot.

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26 Fake $20 Bills Used at Dollar General
26 Fake $20 Bills Used at Dollar General

The assistant manager at the Dollar General on South Church Street reported a man tried to use twenty-six fake 20-dollar bills to pay for merchandise.

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Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI
Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI

A 51-year old Juneberry Way man is facing his fourth DUI, among several others. Alfredo Villa was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Sunday afternoon just after 2 o'clock.

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Shots Fired Investigation Outside Sigma Pi Fraternity
Shots Fired Investigation Outside Sigma Pi Fraternity

Murfreesboro Police are investigating reports of gunfire outside the Sigma Pi fraternity house on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 10pm
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 10pm

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee until 10pm. High winds and large hail are expected with storms. Isolated tornadoes are also possible. Be weather aware today and make sure you're close to weather information. You can sign up here to receive weather bulletin texts from NewsRadio WGNS and Gil's Ace Hardware.

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Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers
Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers

Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.

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More Spring Storms; More Storm Damage in Rutherford Co.
More Spring Storms; More Storm Damage in Rutherford Co.

Several rounds of severe thunderstorms pounded Rutherford County Monday.

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O'Possum's Closed; McGuire Owned
O'Possum's Closed; McGuire Owned "Hoof" Still Open

The many fans of O'Possum's Pub will be sad to learn they're closed.

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MTSU Fraternity Member accused of sexual assault
MTSU Fraternity Member accused of sexual assault

A sexual assault was reported to Murfreesboro Police shortly after a party at a fraternity house on Greek Row at MTSU. E

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UPDATE: Christiana Elementary Re-Opening Friday
UPDATE: Christiana Elementary Re-Opening Friday

It's back to school for Christiana Elementary School students.

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TN Medical Marijuana Bill Dead
TN Medical Marijuana Bill Dead

A Tennessee lawmaker says his bill that would legalize medical marijuana is dead for this year's legislative session.

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Roy Waldron Elementary Locked Down Due to Gas Leak
Roy Waldron Elementary Locked Down Due to Gas Leak

Roy Waldron Elementary was placed on lockdown after what the school system calls a minor gas leak is repaired.

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Rutherford County students get down at 11th annual special needs prom
Rutherford County students get down at 11th annual special needs prom

Wednesday was the annual special needs prom for Rutherford County Schools. This year's prom took place today at the Smyrna Event Center.

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Oakland Archer Soars Nationally
Oakland Archer Soars Nationally

Oakland High School senior and archery team member, Clay Sizemore, is racking up state and national archery rankings this season.

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Lady Raider Basketball Season Ends at Georgia Tech
Lady Raider Basketball Season Ends at Georgia Tech

One of the greatest individual careers in Lady Raider history ended when Middle Tennessee dropped a 70-57 setback to Georgia Tech in Round 3 of the WNIT here Thursday night.

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New Chick-fil-A to open in Murfreesboro Thursday (3/23/17)
New Chick-fil-A to open in Murfreesboro Thursday (3/23/17)

The first 100 new customers on Thursday receive a year's worth of Chick-fil-A meals (52 full meals or one free meal per week).

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Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment
Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment

A backpack with at least five mortar shells and a training grenade were found dumped at Ashwood Cove Apartments.

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Spa treatment in Murfreesboro is top notch
Spa treatment in Murfreesboro is top notch

The things we do for radio... WGNS' Scott Walker was invited to visit one of our advertisers for a special treatment and without hesitation, he agreed.

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Road rage in Murfreesboro near the local square
Road rage in Murfreesboro near the local square

As the temperature heats up in Murfreesboro, so do the road rage incidents.

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Southbranch Nursery Damaged in Storm
Southbranch Nursery Damaged in Storm

Southbranch Nursery on South Church Street sustained heavy damage from Tuesday afternoon storms.

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UPDATE: FIVE New Schools for Rutherford County
UPDATE: FIVE New Schools for Rutherford County

UPDATE: The Town of LaVergne wants to see the Rutherford County Schools building plan change slightly to allow for a reconstruction addition to the LaVergne Middle School sooner rather than later.

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Call of unresponsive female at hotel turns into drug arrest
Call of unresponsive female at hotel turns into drug arrest

Emergency personnel had to respond to an unresponsive female found by hotel management at the Country Inn and Suites on Armory Drive.

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Attempted murder investigation in Murfreesboro at a local apartment
Attempted murder investigation in Murfreesboro at a local apartment

An attempted murder case is under investigation in Murfreesboro. Evidently, the case was opened on Saturday evening around 5...

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Prostitute in Murfreesboro was a man, not a woman
Prostitute in Murfreesboro was a man, not a woman

Once at the motel room, the victim claims that the two got into an altercation when it was noticed that she was a he.

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Motion Picture Money used as real money in Murfreesboro
Motion Picture Money used as real money in Murfreesboro

The waiter who got the counterfeit $100 and two $50 bills reports that a group of about nine men ordered food, ate and then quickly fled after leaving the fake cash behind.

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Lady Raiders Defeat Wake Forest 73-66
Lady Raiders Defeat Wake Forest 73-66

The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders down Wake Forest in the second round of the WNIT.

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Middle Tennessee's Best Season Ever Ends in NCAA 2nd Round
Middle Tennessee's Best Season Ever Ends in NCAA 2nd Round

Another history making year of Middle Tennessee basketball is in the books with Butler's 74-65 win over the Blue Raiders in the NCAA Tournament.

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Help Riverdale Lady Warriors Purchase Championship Rings
Help Riverdale Lady Warriors Purchase Championship Rings

The Riverdale Lady Warriors are back to back state champions and national champs. You can capture part of that history with short or long sleeved t-shirts to commemorate their special achievement. The proceeds of the sales will go to help them purchase championship rings.

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Lady Raiders Beat Morehead St. 67-58 in WNIT
Lady Raiders Beat Morehead St. 67-58 in WNIT

The Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders win their first round WNIT game 67-58 over Morehead State.

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St. Patricks Day Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro
St. Patricks Day Sobriety Checkpoint in Murfreesboro

Don't drink too much green beer this St. Patty's Day... A St. Patrick's Sobriety Checkpoint...

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Crime on Tennessee College Campuses Increases
Crime on Tennessee College Campuses Increases

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released to the public its annual crime study detailing the volume and nature of crime on the state's college and university campuses.

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Former Murfreesboro City Schools Band Teacher asked for a new trial - No go
Former Murfreesboro City Schools Band Teacher asked for a new trial - No go

Former Murfreesboro City Schools band teacher Lavar Jernigan has appealed his conviction after he was found guilty of six counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Central student receives gold medallion, scholarship, trip to D.C. for volunteer award
Central student receives gold medallion, scholarship, trip to D.C. for volunteer award

Central Magnet School student Wills McAdams -- who recently earned one of only two of Tennessee's 2017 youth volunteer awards -- was presented with a gold medallion during an assembly in front of his peers this morning at the school.

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Governor Haslam Approves of Transportation Funding Changes
Governor Haslam Approves of Transportation Funding Changes

Gov. Bill Haslam says he approves of changes to his transportation funding proposal made in the state Senate earlier this week...

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 Tangible Personal Property tax filings due soon in Rutherford County
Tangible Personal Property tax filings due soon in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell is reminding business owners that there is still time to file their Tangible Personal Property tax information.

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New Chick-fil-A to open March 23rd
New Chick-fil-A to open March 23rd

First 100 Adults in Line to Win Free Year Supply of Chick-fil-A Meals....

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Middle Tennessee Defeats Minnesota 81-72
Middle Tennessee Defeats Minnesota 81-72

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won their first round NCAA tournament game, defeating Minnesota 81-72.

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68 Cats found living in a nearby Coffee County home
68 Cats found living in a nearby Coffee County home

Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) assisted the Tullahoma Department of Animal Control in the rescue of 68 cats found living in a single-family home with dangerously high levels of ammonia gas in nearby Coffee County, TN.

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 Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro
Food Truck Permit Required in Murfreesboro

Vendors interested in operating a food truck within Murfreesboro City limits are required to have a Mobile Food Service Vehicle permit. The annual permit is $50.00.

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Rutherford County theft convict to remain behind bars
Rutherford County theft convict to remain behind bars

Tommy Tyrell plead guilty in Rutherford County for theft of property valued at more than $1,000 and was sentenced to four years of probation in 2014.

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Accidental shooting while man sleeps with revolver in Murfreesboro
Accidental shooting while man sleeps with revolver in Murfreesboro

The man told police that the gun he "always" sleeps with accidentally fired, according to a Monday (3/13/17) Murfreesboro Police Report.

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Murfreesboro woman files rape report - Suspect a family friend
Murfreesboro woman files rape report - Suspect a family friend

A woman in her late twenties told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at the Ramada Inn on South Church Street. The victim told police that the man was a "family friend."

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UPDATE: Monday Morning Crash Kills Indiana Man
UPDATE: Monday Morning Crash Kills Indiana Man

A two-vehicle crash around 3:30 Monday morning took the life of a 44-year old Indiana man who got out of his wrecked truck on I-24 at Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna. It was dark outside, and Christopher Kimbrough was hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle.

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Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year
Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year

Riverdale girls basketball coach Randy Coffman was named this year's Naismith High School Girls' Coach of the Year.

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Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year
Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year

Riverdale girls basketball coach Randy Coffman was named this year's Naismith High School Girls' Coach of the Year.

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Two Shootings in Murfreesboro
Two Shootings in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating two Monday morning shootings.

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Child Shot in Face on I-24 After Leaving Smyrna Wal-Mart
Child Shot in Face on I-24 After Leaving Smyrna Wal-Mart

Nashville authorities continue to investigate a shooting on I-24 at Hickory Hollow Parkway involving a family that had just left the Wal-Mart in Smyrna.

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East Main Man Charged with DUI #4
East Main Man Charged with DUI #4

A 39-year old East Main Street man has been arrested for his fourth DUI. Shawn Goodbar was arrested on Saturday afternoon by Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe.

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MTSU To Host Spring Preview Days
MTSU To Host Spring Preview Days

Middle Tennessee State University will host hundreds of prospective students and their families Saturday, March 18, for the first of two Spring Preview Days on campus.

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Local Detectives Earn Awards from U.S. Attorney's Office
Local Detectives Earn Awards from U.S. Attorney's Office

A former Rutherford County Sheriff's detective who helped investigate a multi-state drug operation earned U.S. Attorney's Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement last week.

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Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year
Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year

The postseason accolades continue to stream in for the Riverdale Lady Warriors and their lone senior. Anastasia Hayes was named the Gatorade State Basketball Player of the Year for Tennessee.

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Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year
Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year

The postseason accolades continue to stream in for the Riverdale Lady Warriors and their lone senior. Anastasia Hayes was named the Gatorade State Basketball Player of the Year for Tennessee.

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MTSU Women's History Month Event Wednesday
MTSU Women's History Month Event Wednesday

The great-great-granddaughter of a trailblazing business magnate will deliver the keynote address for MTSU's National Women's History Month.

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Lady Raiders to host first-round WNIT game
Lady Raiders to host first-round WNIT game

Middle Tennessee will participate in the women's basketball postseason for the 12th consecutive year under Head Coach Rick Insell, and 14th straight overall, after earning an invitation to play in the 2017 WNIT late Monday night.

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Raiders to Play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament
Raiders to Play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is making back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history following a second-straight Conference USA Tournament championship on Saturday.

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MT Men's Basketball Ticket information for Milwaukee
MT Men's Basketball Ticket information for Milwaukee

The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking ticket requests for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota in Milwaukee on Thursday.

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Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion
Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion

Riverdale defeated Memphis Central 66-59 to claim their second consecutive Class Triple-A girls state championship Saturday.

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Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion
Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion

Riverdale defeated Memphis Central 66-59 to claim their second consecutive Class Triple-A girls state championship Saturday.

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Bald in the Boro is Back
Bald in the Boro is Back

The seventh annual Bald In The Boro will take place on March 17th at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles at 450 Butler Drive.

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Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title
Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title

Riverdale will play for their sixth state tournament championship on Saturday after defeating Houston 69-50.

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Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title
Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title

Riverdale will play for their sixth state tournament championship on Saturday after defeating Houston 69-50.

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Lady Raiders fall in C-USA semis
Lady Raiders fall in C-USA semis

Middle Tennessee's Conference USA Tournament title defense came to an end Friday night in the semifinals, as the Lady Raiders were beaten by Southern Miss, 59-54, in a nail-biter.

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Murfreesboro Police Department Growing - New Cars, New Officers and a New Home
Murfreesboro Police Department Growing - New Cars, New Officers and a New Home

Mayor Shane McFarland confirmed the purchase of 50 new patrol cars that will be authorized to be driven home by Murfreesboro officers.

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Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment
Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment

Emergency workers arrived on the scene and confirmed the woman was dead. However, the cause of her death has not been determined, nor has her identity.

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New Alive Hospice facility in Murfreesboro to open nearly debt free
New Alive Hospice facility in Murfreesboro to open nearly debt free

Bluebird in the Boro, a fundraiser for the soon to open Alive Hospice facility next to Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, was a success.

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Rutherford County Continues to have 3rd Lowest Unemployment Rate
Rutherford County Continues to have 3rd Lowest Unemployment Rate

While unemployment rates have gone up across the Volunteer State, Rutherford County continues to have the third lowest in Tennessee.

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Husband drives wife to Murfreesboro Fire Hall when she overdoses on Heroin
Husband drives wife to Murfreesboro Fire Hall when she overdoses on Heroin

To make matters worse, the husband and wife had their 18-month old child in the vehicle with them when they used heroin.

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State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises; Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker
State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises; Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker

Stewarts Creek led most of the game, but a tying three to end regulation and one to send it into overtime finally propelled Dickson County to a 67-64 win. Riverdale dominated Morristown West and came away with a convincing 75-46 win.

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Search Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017
Search Construction of Jones Blvd. Improvement Project to Begin in 2017

The 1.5 mile project will add a 3-lane section, sidewalks, and a multi-use path.

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Fake money in Murfreesboro
Fake money in Murfreesboro

The counterfeit bills keep coming and the bills are getting smaller.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes has been named to the Naismith Trophy High School Girls All American team.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes has been named to the Naismith Trophy High School Girls All American team.

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State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four
State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four

The defending Class Triple-A girls state champions built a comfortable lead against Morristown West and cruised to a 75-46 win.

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State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four
State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four

The defending Class Triple-A girls state champions built a comfortable lead against Morristown West and cruised to a 75-46 win.

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State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County
State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County

Stewarts Creek led most of the game, but a tying three to end regulation and one to send it into a second overtime finally propelled Dickson County to a 67-64 win.

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State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County
State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County

Stewarts Creek led most of the game, but a tying three to end regulation and one to send it into a second overtime finally propelled Dickson County to a 67-64 win.

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Man allegedly steals car from Murfreesboro and drives to Georgia
Man allegedly steals car from Murfreesboro and drives to Georgia

A Nashville man who told a Murfreesboro car dealer that he wanted to test drive one of their cars never returned with the ride.

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Vandalism at the Murfreesboro Greenway
Vandalism at the Murfreesboro Greenway

Gang symbols and anti-government words, as described by city officials, were spray-painted on Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation property.

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Another new business in the Murfreesboro Fountains at the Gateway offices
Another new business in the Murfreesboro Fountains at the Gateway offices

Tressler & Associates, PLLC and Tressler Title have leased a 1,713-square-foot retail space for the firms' new Murfreesboro offices on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza...

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Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach
Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach

After 14 years as the only girls basketball head coach at Siegel, Alan Bush is hanging up his whistle.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes was selected the Class Triple-A Miss Basketball this season.

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Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach
Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach

After 14 years as the only girls basketball head coach at Siegel, Alan Bush is hanging up his whistle.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes was selected the Class Triple-A Miss Basketball this season.

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Food Truck Fridays are BACK in Murfreesboro
Food Truck Fridays are BACK in Murfreesboro

Food truck Friday is back in Murfreesboro. The food trucks park at Cannonsburgh Village every Friday for lunch.

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Fire at Oxford Hall Avenue
Fire at Oxford Hall Avenue

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 2 responded to a house fire at 2729 Oxford Hall Avenue just after 10:30 Friday morning (3/3/17).

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Murfreesboro man charged with possession of a firearm and
Murfreesboro man charged with possession of a firearm and "Driving on a Revoked License for the 7th time"

For the seventh time a Murfreesboro man has been charged with Driving on a Revoked License.

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MT MBB Crack Top 25 in Coaches Poll
MT MBB Crack Top 25 in Coaches Poll

For the first time in school history, the Middle Tennessee men's basketball program has cracked the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25.

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DUI #3 and Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Murfreesboro
DUI #3 and Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Murfreesboro

DUI number 3 is what a Murfreesboro man has been charged with after an accident this past Saturday night.

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Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short
Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley. Blackman drops a heartbreaking 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short
Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley. Blackman drops a heartbreaking 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament

The Riverdale girls defeated Cumberland County 79-58 at home while Stewarts Creek went to undefeated Bradley Central and pulled out a 55-49 win. Both will play in the BlueCross Basketball Championships.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament

The Riverdale girls defeated Cumberland County 79-58 at home while Stewarts Creek went to undefeated Bradley Central and pulled out a 55-49 win. Both will play in the BlueCross Basketball Championships.

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Fire on Veals Road in Rutherford County
Fire on Veals Road in Rutherford County

A large metal building on Veals Road caught fire on Saturday around noon.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man to be sentenced for murder of Lascassas resident in April
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man to be sentenced for murder of Lascassas resident in April

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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Lyndal Duke named interim principal of Buchanan Elementary
Lyndal Duke named interim principal of Buchanan Elementary

Retired Principal Lyndal Duke will lead Buchanan Elementary School for the remainder of the current school year, following the recent resignation of the school's current principal, Michael Hickman.

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Murfreesboro Police increasing patrol
Murfreesboro Police increasing patrol

Increased patrol by Murfreesboro Police will help to prevent more shootings in areas of the community that have seen an influx of crime.

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CONFIRMED: Tornado Hits Rutherford County
CONFIRMED: Tornado Hits Rutherford County

The National Weather Service has determined Rutherford County was indeed struck by a tornado Wednesday morning.

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St. Clair Street Senior Center SCAM
St. Clair Street Senior Center SCAM

The St. Clair Street Senior Center wants to make the public aware someone is using their name to try to scam residents.

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Local Girl Scout Saves Sister's Life - Earns Honor Pin
Local Girl Scout Saves Sister's Life - Earns Honor Pin

A Siegel Middle School 11-year old will receive an honor from Girl Scouts that hasn't been given locally in at least 20-years.

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Uniquely designed new neighborhood to be developed in Murfreesboro
Uniquely designed new neighborhood to be developed in Murfreesboro

The plans are to build homes ranging from 2,000-3,000 square feet with a unique modern architecture that is new to Murfreesboro.

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Subject uses personal drivers license to cash stolen Murfreesboro checks
Subject uses personal drivers license to cash stolen Murfreesboro checks

Be careful of checks that are delivered to your home mailbox... A Murfreesboro man found out the hard way that thieves were also interested in his freshly printed checks.

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Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009
Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009

It's been seven years since the Oakland Patriots have taken the Region 4AAA title. They did it Thursday with a 51-39 win over Blackman.

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Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009
Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009

It's been seven year since the Oakland Patriots have taken the Region 4AAA title. They did it Thursday with a 51-39 win over Blackman.

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AAA Girls & Boys Sectional Games
AAA Girls & Boys Sectional Games

The AAA girls sectional is played Saturday and boys Monday. Check out the matchups for all the teams, including the four from Rutherford County.

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Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship
Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship

The Riverdale girls claim the Region 4AAA championship with a 74-54 win over Stewarts Creek.

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UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads
UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads

March came in like a lion. Severe thunderstorms pushed through early Wednesday morning, even prompting a tornado warning for northern parts of the county. In addition, flooding closed roads.

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Armed Robbery in La Vergne During Storm; Police Cruiser Damaged
Armed Robbery in La Vergne During Storm; Police Cruiser Damaged

During the height of the storm, an armed robbery was taking place in La Vergne. P

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The Future of the Middle Point Landfill in Rutherford County
The Future of the Middle Point Landfill in Rutherford County

Members of the Rutherford County Solid Waste Advisory/Steering Council met Monday night and heard about a broad range of options for dealing with solid waste when the Middle Point landfill reaches capacity.

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Announcing the 2nd Boro Garden Party
Announcing the 2nd Boro Garden Party

The gardening and outdoor parties are coming. In preparation for this energetic time of year, the second year of the Boro Garden Show and Party is in the final stages of preparation.

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Rutherford County Schools Director Addresses Severe Weather Day
Rutherford County Schools Director Addresses Severe Weather Day

Rutherford County Schools Director Don Odom has sent a message to parents, addressing concerns from parents about schools being opened during the Wednesday severe weather.

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Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship
Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship

The Riverdale girls claim the Region 4AAA championship with a 74-54 win over Stewarts Creek.

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4th annual Wine at the Wetlands this Friday
4th annual Wine at the Wetlands this Friday

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, this Friday, March 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Ski mask, guns and weed found in Murfreesboro car
Ski mask, guns and weed found in Murfreesboro car

Inside the car police found two one gallon plastic zip-lock bags with marijuana residue inside. Also in the car was a backpack that contained a 9mm handgun and 2.3 ounces of marijuana.

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UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide
UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide

55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.

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Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall
Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall

Blackman and Oakland win their semifinals games and will play each other for the Region 4-AAA title.

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Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall
Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall

Blackman and Oakland win their semifinals games and will play each other for the Region 4-AAA title.

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MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Middle Tennessee record setting quarterback, Brent Stockstill, underwent shoulder surgery today as announced by Head Coach Rick Stockstill.

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Fire at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Fire at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says all inmates are safe after a small fire was extinguished immediately by detention officers Tuesday night.

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Nissan Fined In Death Of Worker at Local Plant
Nissan Fined In Death Of Worker at Local Plant

Nissan has been fined 29-thousand dollars by TOSHA (Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for safety violations in the accident that led to the death of Dennis Pinkston.

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Severe Weather Possible Wednesday
Severe Weather Possible Wednesday

A spring like cold front will approach the area on Wednesday and it could bring the potential for widespread damaging winds and severe thunderstorms.

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COMMENTARY: Reporters Banned
COMMENTARY: Reporters Banned

During World War II Edward R. Murrow noted that when circumstances prevented reporters from filing their stories, they would be covered by their colleagues.

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MTSU Poll: State voters want Obamacare repeal - but after seeing alternative
MTSU Poll: State voters want Obamacare repeal - but after seeing alternative

Tennessee voters dislike Obamacare and want it repealed, but not until they've seen details of a replacement plan, the latest MTSU Poll shows.

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Woman Struck by Paintballs at The Grove
Woman Struck by Paintballs at The Grove

A 21-year old woman was struck by at least two paintballs during an incident being investigated by Murfreesboro Police.

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UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24
UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24

Westbound lanes of I-24 in La Vergne are shut down as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and La Vergne Police investigate a suicide. A woman jumped from the Waldron Road bridge onto I-24, and was hit by several vehicles.

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Woodbury Man / Smithville Woman Arrested at Aspen Heights Apartments
Woodbury Man / Smithville Woman Arrested at Aspen Heights Apartments

A 31-year old Woodbury man and a 24-year old Smithville woman were arrested after suspicious activity was reported at Aspen Heights Apartments.

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Demos' and Peter D's Restaurants Poised for Growth
Demos' and Peter D's Restaurants Poised for Growth

Demos' Restaurant, a Middle Tennessee institution for over 25 years, is pleased to announce three pertinent additions to the Demos' and Peter D's leadership team.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals

Both Riverdale and Stewarts Creek both blew by their competition in the Region 4-AAA Semifinals Monday night at Siegel.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals

Both Riverdale and Stewarts Creek both blew by their competition in the Region 4-AAA Semifinals Monday night at Siegel.

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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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TONIGHT AND SATURDAY: Rodeo in Murfreesboro on March 3rd and 4th
TONIGHT AND SATURDAY: 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 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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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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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