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Obituaries (Listen online)

These are the latest obituaries in Rutherford County...

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

Greenhouse Ministries will host their first Fix-It-Fair on 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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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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Fireworks, Family Fun and Swimming on July 4th in Murfreesboro
Fireworks, Family Fun and Swimming on July 4th in Murfreesboro

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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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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Mother indicted for fatal 2016 accident in Rutherford County
Mother indicted for fatal 2016 accident in Rutherford County

A Smyrna mother has been arrested after a sealed indictment was handed down by the May 2017 Grand Jury for an accident that killed her 3-year old son.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A fraud case was reported to Murfreesboro Police on Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase
Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase

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

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

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

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

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

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Senator Ketron to Inauguration
Senator Ketron to Inauguration

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

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Fitzhugh Names Chief Deputy
Fitzhugh Names Chief Deputy

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

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

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

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Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern
Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern

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

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

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro Native Participating in Inauguration
Murfreesboro Native Participating in Inauguration

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike Fitzhugh Officially New Sheriff
Mike Fitzhugh Officially New Sheriff

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

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

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

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COMMENTARY: Secrets
COMMENTARY: Secrets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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City Council Charter Change Resolution
City Council Charter Change Resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jones Car Wash Sold
Jones Car Wash Sold

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Group "U2" to headline at Bonnaroo this year

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

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

Road conditions are still somewhat hazardous across Rutherford County.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Snow Chances for Rutherford County
Snow Chances for Rutherford County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Year, New Laws
New Year, New Laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Murfreesboro Golf Director
New Murfreesboro Golf Director

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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McBurney Suspended at RCSO
McBurney Suspended at RCSO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MPD Investigating Rape
MPD Investigating Rape

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

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Indecent Exposure at Taco Bell
Indecent Exposure at Taco Bell

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

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

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

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Aggravated Robbery with a Machete
Aggravated Robbery with a Machete

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carjacking at local apartment complex
Carjacking at local apartment complex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Body Discovered in Rutherford County
Body Discovered in Rutherford County

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

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

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

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

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

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Cement mixer stolen in Murfreesboro
Cement mixer stolen in Murfreesboro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrest in Smokies Wildfires
Arrest in Smokies Wildfires

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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COMMENTARY: Pearl Harbor Anniversary
COMMENTARY: Pearl Harbor Anniversary

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

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

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Letter of Intent application is now available for the 2017 funding cycle.

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Country Inn & Suites Robbed
Country Inn & Suites Robbed

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

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Counterfeit
Counterfeit "Benjamins" Passed at JC Penny

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

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

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

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Greenland Drive Strong Armed Robbery
Greenland Drive Strong Armed Robbery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Severe Weather Possible Overnight
Severe Weather Possible Overnight

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

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

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

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

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

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Inside theft at Murfreesboro store
Inside theft at Murfreesboro store

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

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

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

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

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Field Fire on Manchester Highway
Field Fire on Manchester Highway

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

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

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

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

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

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Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks
Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks

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

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

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

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

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

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John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blaze Drive Burglary Suspect Caught
Blaze Drive Burglary Suspect Caught

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Russell Terminated from RCSO
Russell Terminated from RCSO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape
Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics
Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Election Night Interviews
Election Night Interviews

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

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DesJarlais Returns to Washington
DesJarlais Returns to Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ride to the Polls
Ride to the Polls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shots Fired on January Street
Shots Fired on January Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Running through the pain
Running through the pain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The day will be all about America's veterans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Murfreesboro Aviation recognized for flight training excellence
Murfreesboro Aviation recognized for flight training excellence

Murfreesboro Aviation has again been recognized for its high standard of accomplishment in flight training by The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association.

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4th Annual Mall-O-Ween set for Oct. 31 at Stones River Mall
4th Annual Mall-O-Ween set for Oct. 31 at Stones River Mall

Trick-or-Treat Stations will be set up throughout the mall and at participating retailers, while supplies last, for children age 12 and younger.

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

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

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Young boy to receive Courage Award for helping his grandmother in Murfreesboro
Young boy to receive Courage Award for helping his grandmother in Murfreesboro

Young Jackson will be presented with the"Courage Award" at the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue office located at 220 NW Broad Street on Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 am.

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

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

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​Howard's Hope Receives $33K Grant From BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation to Support Flying Fish​
​Howard's Hope Receives $33K Grant From BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation to Support Flying Fish​

Howard's Hope was recently awarded a $33,000 grant from BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee Health Foundation to support the organization's Flying Fish program.

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Blackman Student a BBB Scholarship Winner
Blackman Student a BBB Scholarship Winner

The Better Business Bureau awards four "Student of Integrity" Scholarships each year. Terrie Page, local branch manager, tells NewsRadio WGNS a Blackman High School student is one of this year's recipients.

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Gas leak on Wednesday fixed in Murfreesboro
Gas leak on Wednesday fixed in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police Department units had to block traffic on East Main from Arnette to Rutherford Blvd for about two hours Wednesday.

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

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

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Another robbery on West Castle Street in Murfreesboro
Another robbery on West Castle Street in Murfreesboro

Another robbery has occurred in the area of West Castle Street in Murfreesboro near the railroad tracks.

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

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

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Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Health Care Week
Chamber of Commerce Hosts Inaugural Health Care Week

Over 100 Students from local schools visited Adams Place, Interfaith Dental Clinic, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, TriStar StoneCrest Hospital and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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MetLife insurance dumps Snoopy - Hear what an MTSU Professor Says
MetLife insurance dumps Snoopy - Hear what an MTSU Professor Says

After more than 30 years together, the MetLife insurance company is unceremoniously dumping Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has the details to this separation...

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

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

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Murfreesboro man transported to the ER after ingesting synthetic purchased from gas station
Murfreesboro man transported to the ER after ingesting synthetic purchased from gas station

The mother of a 26 year old Murfreesboro man called emergency personnel after her son purchased and likely used a white synthetic called LEAN that he bought at a gas station.

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Several new schools in pipeline based on School Board's building plan
Several new schools in pipeline based on School Board's building plan

Several new schools are in the pipeline throughout Rutherford County based on the proposed building plan approved by the Rutherford County Board of Education.

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MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth
MTSU NAACP chapter outpaces other universities in membership growth

An MTSU student organization has been recognized at the national level for its remarkable membership growth.

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MTSU students, alumni invited to Oct. 27 Fall Career Fair
MTSU students, alumni invited to Oct. 27 Fall Career Fair

The Career Development Center of Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting its annual Fall Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Murphy Center.

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Time to Winterize Your Car
Time to Winterize Your Car

It's time to take care of your vehicle and winterize. Lance Woodall, service manager at American Tire, tells NewsRadio WGNS there are several things you need to do to get ready for the harsh winter.

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Smyrna School Bus Crash Sends Victims to Hospital
Smyrna School Bus Crash Sends Victims to Hospital

Eight to 10 students and the driver of bus number 58 were taken to the hospital after being involved in an accident around 7:45 during Monday (10/24/2016) morning's rush hour.

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Child Porn Discovered on T-Mobile Customer's Phone
Child Porn Discovered on T-Mobile Customer's Phone

Murfreesboro Police are looking into possible child pornography on the phone of a customer of T-Mobile on Old Fort Parkway.

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John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry is Tuesday
John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry is Tuesday

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry Tuesday (October 25th) at the MTSU Livestock Center, benefitting Blue Raider Baseball.

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More Bogus Bills in 'Boro
More Bogus Bills in 'Boro

At least two more incidents of counterfeit money in Murfreesboro is being reported by local authorities.

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Inmate with strong ties to Rutherford County Fails his Escape from Prison
Inmate with strong ties to Rutherford County Fails his Escape from Prison

This past week an inmate that has a history of theft and burglary in Rutherford County tried to escape from a Tennessee Department of Corrections facility located in Hickman County, Tennessee.

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Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus
Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus

The trailer was taken from an MTSU parking lot this past September and police only know that the culprit drove away in a Dodge Truck.

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

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

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 Department Proposes to Phase-In Impact TNReady has on Student Grades
Department Proposes to Phase-In Impact TNReady has on Student Grades

At the Tennessee Board of Education meeting last week, Commissioner McQueen announced the department's proposal to phase TNReady scores into high school student grades over the next three years...

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

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

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SATURDAY: Taste of Latin America at Bradley Academy School
SATURDAY: Taste of Latin America at Bradley Academy School

From 10 am until 2 pm students and families can experience music, food, dances, art and activities from Latin America.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday

The two oldest Murfreesboro schools are coming together for an alumni basketball game this Saturday.

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Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday
Battle of the 'Boro Alumni Basketball Game Saturday

The two oldest Murfreesboro schools are coming together for an alumni basketball game this Saturday.

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Local Salvation Army Captain in SC for Hurricane Relief
Local Salvation Army Captain in SC for Hurricane Relief

A Rutherford County Salvation Army leader is in South Carolina, helping with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters
High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters

Interest in the November 8th presidential election is very high and the numbers show it. A 74-percent voter turnout is expected in Rutherford County.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna

It's not a question of whether Riverdale and Smyrna get in the playoffs - they're both 6A teams and they all get in. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett says this week's State Farm Prep Football Game is about playoff seeding.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Smyrna

It's not a question of whether Riverdale and Smyrna get in the playoffs - they're both 6A teams and they all get in. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett says this week's State Farm Prep Football Game is about playoff seeding.

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Political Forums On Demand
Political Forums On Demand

If you missed the live broadcast of political forums for local offices, download and listen to the podcasts here.

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

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

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Circle Up and Let's 'Pow Wow' For A While
Circle Up and Let's 'Pow Wow' For A While

Spread a blanket and meditate for a spell, while I share my favorite Indian Tale of Life.

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

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

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Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County
Another Home Rental SCAM in Rutherford County

Another home for rent scam has popped up in Murfreesboro. This time, the targeted home was on Sewanee Place.

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5th Graders: Who can make the best Missing Children's Poster?
5th Graders: Who can make the best Missing Children's Poster?

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is calling all 5th graders from across the state to participate in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) 2017 National Missing Children's Day poster contest...

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Arson of a car on E State Street
Arson of a car on E State Street

Murfreesboro Police were called to a possible arson at 460 East State Street on Monday evening. Apparently, a 1991 Honda Civic was set on fire.

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McFadden Fall Festival
McFadden Fall Festival

The annual McFadden Fall Festival recently took place in Murfreesboro. The event is held each year at the McFadden Community Center on Bridge Avenue.

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

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

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

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

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Shoplifting Groceries in Murfreesboro
Shoplifting Groceries in Murfreesboro

A male and a female believed to be from Alexandria, Tennessee are accused of visiting a Murfreesboro Kroger store to shoplift.

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Another Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro
Another Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro

The police report suggested the female had possibly overdosed on heroin.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Crime to falsely criticize the government
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Crime to falsely criticize the government

MTSU Professor Larry Burris takes a look at the old Alien and Sedition Acts, which, among other things, made it a crime to falsely criticize the government and government officials...

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