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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Read To Succeed Receives $30,000 from Dollar General
Read To Succeed Receives $30,000 from Dollar General

On May 10th the Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented Read To Succeed a $15,000 grant for Adult Literacy programs and a $15,000 grant for Family Literacy.

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Tennessee Right to Life Commends Governor Haslam for Support and Signing of Post-Viability Abortion Ban
Tennessee Right to Life Commends Governor Haslam for Support and Signing of Post-Viability Abortion Ban

The state's leading pro-life organization celebrated passage of its priority legislation during a ceremonial bill signing by Governor Bill Haslam today at Legislative Plaza.

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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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Uncle Dave Macon Days musical event nearing for Murfreesboro
Uncle Dave Macon Days musical event nearing for Murfreesboro

The annual music festival known as Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. It will again be held at the Cannonsburgh Village...

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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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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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Rutherford County Schools graduate commissioned into U.S. Air Force
Rutherford County Schools graduate commissioned into U.S. Air Force

Kayla Sides Watson, a 2012 graduate of Blackman High School and a 2016 graduate of East Tennessee State University, was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant by Lt. Col. Clark Harrell

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Scammers using FAKE numbers on caller ID to be punished in TN
Scammers using FAKE numbers on caller ID to be punished in TN

Scammers who use a fake caller ID now face harsher punishment thanks to a new Tennessee law.

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MTSU adjunct/state archaeologist will reveal historic tattoo practices in June 24 public talk
MTSU adjunct/state archaeologist will reveal historic tattoo practices in June 24 public talk

The free public discussion of "Tattooing in Antiquity" will begin at noon June 24 at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro, located just off the Public Square at 225 W. College St.

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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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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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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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Canine Influenza Detected In Tennessee
Canine Influenza Detected In Tennessee

The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee.

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Vehicle registration fees going UP in July for local residents
Vehicle registration fees going UP in July for local residents

The State of Tennessee is increasing vehicle registration fees, as confirmed by Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell.

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Blackman chemistry teacher named state finalist for Presidential excellence award
Blackman chemistry teacher named state finalist for Presidential excellence award

Blackman High School chemistry teacher Kimberly Baumann has been selected as a state-level finalist for the 2016-17 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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Angie Baker-Templeton named next principal of Christiana Elementary School
Angie Baker-Templeton named next principal of Christiana Elementary School

Baker-Templeton succeeds former principal Julie Benson, who has been promoted to the instructional technology coordinator for the school district.

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24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case
24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case

NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).

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Rutherford County is just weeks away from buying the DNJ building
Rutherford County is just weeks away from buying the DNJ building

We have another update on a new parking garage and a new Rutherford County Judicial Building near the Murfreesboro square.

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We featured this story in March, and this is possibly one of the BEST Mother's Day type stories!
We featured this story in March, and this is possibly one of the BEST Mother's Day type stories!

This is a great Mother's Day for Meghan Smith. This is an amazing story of recovery. A story that has a positive ending. A story about a family that is closer today then ever imagined before. This is a story about the healing of childhood cancer. This is the story of Sadie Smith in Murfreesboro. 

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Spring Fling in Murfreesboro is a hefty shot of ECONOMIC GOOD this May
Spring Fling in Murfreesboro is a hefty shot of ECONOMIC GOOD this May

The TSSAA Spring Fling will soon take place in Murfreesboro. The Olympic style event will once again feature the state's top high school athletes. It will take place in Murfreesboro May 19-23.

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COOL: MTSU Develops App for Law Enforcement to Use
COOL: MTSU Develops App for Law Enforcement to Use

MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, known as FIRE, worked with seasoned investigators across the country to find a system to guide first-responding law enforcement officers through an often chaotic and confusing situation.

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UPDATE: Former Murfreesboro Band Teacher to face 45-charges dealing with sexual exploitation of a minor NEXT WEEK
UPDATE: Former Murfreesboro Band Teacher to face 45-charges dealing with sexual exploitation of a minor NEXT WEEK

A former band teacher for the City of Murfreesboro School System will face 45-charges dealing with the sexual exploitation of a minor next week in court on Tuesday (3/25/14).

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One of Two Suspects in Kevin Barrett Murder Set for Court in Near Future
One of Two Suspects in Kevin Barrett Murder Set for Court in Near Future

One of two suspects charged with fatally shooting a man in July of 2011 outside of his Burks Hollow Road home will appear in court in August (2014). Rutherford County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Robin Gentry told WGNS...

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Got old shoes? Recycle them for those in need!

“Murfreesboro is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives...” 

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Giant Mock Accident with Emergency Helicopters to Take Place at Murfreesboro Area High School this Friday
Giant Mock Accident with Emergency Helicopters to Take Place at Murfreesboro Area High School this Friday

A mock traffic accident will occur at Siegel High School on March 21st. Terry Cunningham with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services told WGNS the accident will show what could occur if a teen wrecks their car while texting. 

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Bald in the Boro was a huge success!
Bald in the Boro was a huge success!

The event raises money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund childhood cancer research. Marshall Campbell helped to organize the event…

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Family that donated over 1,500 books to Rutherford County Students recognized on Capital Hill
Family that donated over 1,500 books to Rutherford County Students recognized on Capital Hill

“In the face of such a tremendous loss, the Henson family has shown remarkable grace, dignity, and compassion for others. I cannot imagine the depth of their loss, but I cannot overlook the impact The First Noelle has had on our community,” Rep. White said.

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Adventures in Agriculture event to be held in Murfreesboro on April 12th
Adventures in Agriculture event to be held in Murfreesboro on April 12th

The Adventures in Agriculture event is set for April 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro

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Still time to register for the annual Special Kids Race in Murfreesboro
Still time to register for the annual Special Kids Race in Murfreesboro

The 3rd Annual Special Kids Race announced Friday that spots are still available for the 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile event next Saturday, March 22, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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Murfreesboro Fire Fighters Association announces who they endorse in Murfreesboro races
Murfreesboro Fire Fighters Association announces who they endorse in Murfreesboro races

The Murfreesboro Firefighters Association (I.A.F.F. Local # 3035) has announced who they are supporting with their latest press release outlining political endorsements for the April 15th Murfreesboro city election.

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Shifting of traffic lanes for the Broad Street bridge project STARTING NOW
Shifting of traffic lanes for the Broad Street bridge project STARTING NOW

We have an update on the bridge over Broad Street. Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews plan to start shifting traffic on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro tonight (Thursday, March 13th) and it could take several days to completely shift traffic.

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Another Sizeable Theft at the Victoria's Secret Store in Murfreesboro

More underwear has been stolen from the Victoria’s Secret store in the Avenue. A manager at the store called police when unknown persons stole $1,000 worth of panties and $1,200 worth of bras.

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Convicted Sex Offender from Florida Arrested in Murfreesboro
Convicted Sex Offender from Florida Arrested in Murfreesboro

Young is on the Sex Offender Registry in Florida after being convicted in year 2000 for committing a sexual act on a child. Young was arrested Tuesday morning at 1 and released just before 6am on Tuesday (3/11/14). 

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Man claiming to be with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells victim she owes money for MISSING Jury Duty
Man claiming to be with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office tells victim she owes money for MISSING Jury Duty

The victim was told to purchase a MoneyPak Green Dot Card and put the money on the card and then give him the card account number.

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Suspect faces numerous charges after alleged pill incident that was uncovered at accident scene
Suspect faces numerous charges after alleged pill incident that was uncovered at accident scene

Russell will have to explain the pills to a judge. He was taken to jail and charged with public intoxication, simple possession of a schedule III drug, manufacturing / delivering or sale of a schedule IV drug and a schedule II drug.

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Suspect charged for 6th time with
Suspect charged for 6th time with "Driving on a Suspended License"

When Looper was caught by police driving down Northfield and then Battleground Drive, he was currently on bond for driving on a suspended license.

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Woman raped after answering knock on hotel door in Murfreesboro

A knock at the hotel door turned out to be a rapist who forced his way in attacking the female victim. 

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Thursday afternoon house fire on Holsted Drive extinguished
Thursday afternoon house fire on Holsted Drive extinguished

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 and Engine 1 responded to a house fire at 2809 Holsted Drive just after 12:15 Thursday afternoon.

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Young Marines in Rutherford County, ages 8 to 18?
Young Marines in Rutherford County, ages 8 to 18?

Youth may learn and practice the skills of teamwork, discipline and leadership through the Rutherford County Young Marines, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer said.

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Help out the local The Good Shepherd Children's Home Today
Help out the local The Good Shepherd Children's Home Today

The Rutherford County Assessor of Property's Office is please to assist the Murfreesboro Noon, MTSU and Murfreesboro Barrister's Lion Clubs with their collecting of food and other household items during the month of March...

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Woman falls through apartment ceiling in Murfreesboro

Here is an odd situation. Imagine lying in your bedroom and then all of a sudden someone comes crashing through your ceiling. Well, it happened.

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UPDATE: Beloved dog of man crushed by car in Smyrna, sat by his side for up to 6-hours

What we did not report, was that Sibert's small dog named “Maggie” was found sitting by his side when authorities arrived. Sibert's sister Susan Hughes lives in Missouri, but was told that the small dog sat by her brothers' side for an estimated 6-hours before a passerby noticed that Sibert was actually under the vehicle.

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Students at Siegel High School to learn the Pork of Healthier Foods

There are 68,000 pork producers in the United States. The industry generates more than a half million jobs and produces more than $21 billion in personal income each year.

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UPDATE: Beloved dog of man crushed by car in Smyrna, sat by his side for up to 6-hours

What we did not report, was that Sibert's small dog named “Maggie” was found sitting by his side when authorities arrived. Sibert's sister Susan Hughes lives in Missouri, but was told that the small dog sat by her brothers' side for an estimated 6-hours before a passerby noticed that Sibert was actually under the vehicle.

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Sadie Smith had cancer this past summer, but is doing far better today
Sadie Smith had cancer this past summer, but is doing far better today

This is an amazing story of recovery. A story that has a positive ending. A story about a family that is closer today then ever imagined before. This is a story about the healing of childhood cancer. This is the story of Sadie Smith in Murfreesboro. 

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Free Trees for Rutherford County Land Owners

The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will be giving away bare-root tree seedlings to Rutherford County landowners at the Lane Agri-Park Complex, located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Suite 150, on Wednesday, March 5th at 9a.m.  

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Murfreesboro man originally convicted of robbery headed back to confinement

"The evidence shows that the Defendant failed to report to his Community Corrections officer, failed to inform his officer that he was not living at the address he had previously provided, failed to complete any of his community service..."

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Handgun recovered after witness says he found gun in Murfreesboro
Handgun recovered after witness says he found gun in Murfreesboro

A previously arrested suspect who allegedly ran from Murfreesboro Detectives during a traffic stop now faces an additional charge after a nearby witness saw him drop a handgun while fleeing.

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3-Arrested at motel, 3-children turned over to relative after needles, burnt spoons and drugs found in room
3-Arrested at motel, 3-children turned over to relative after needles, burnt spoons and drugs found in room

Two men and a woman were arrested at Motel 6 on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro after officers responded to check on a woman who had warrants for her arrest. DCS had to be called because the woman had three young children with her. 

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Reality: Two new Walmart stores coming along despite outrage by some while other praise new jobs
Reality: Two new Walmart stores coming along despite outrage by some while other praise new jobs

Many residents are arguing that four Walmart stores will make it hard on locally owned retailers in Murfreesboro while others say they are thankful for the jobs.

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More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County
More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour.  Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...

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Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)
Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)

From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Senator Mae Beavers who once represented Rutherford County commented on Common Core Standards - Highlighting Murfreesboro City Schools
Senator Mae Beavers who once represented Rutherford County commented on Common Core Standards - Highlighting Murfreesboro City Schools

"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."

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Say What?
Say What? "Fines for Texting While Driving" could jump from $50 to $1,000 in TN

here’s a new push for stiffer penalties for people caught texting while driving. A House subcommittee wants to increase the fine for a second offense to up to $1,000.

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Will you volunteer on Saturday? It is a tree planting event!
Will you volunteer on Saturday? It is a tree planting event!

Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.

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Murfreesboro based ad agency hits the big time... Again.
Murfreesboro based ad agency hits the big time... Again.

Murfreesboro ad agency Barker & Christol was in the spotlight at the 2014 American Advertising Awards (The Addys). On Saturday, February 15, the agency walked into War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville as the Addy’s Creative...

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Oh No: $40,000 Worth of jewelry stolen - - But from where?
Oh No: $40,000 Worth of jewelry stolen - - But from where?

Some $40,000 worth of jewelry was reported as stolen by a homeowner in Murfreesboro. The problem is, the owner of the jewelry doesn’t know exactly where the jewelry was taken.

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The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County
The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.

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Free Groceries for Those in Need This Friday in Murfreesboro
Free Groceries for Those in Need This Friday in Murfreesboro

Free food (groceries) will be distributed this Friday to those in need in Rutherford County. The food will be handed out at Greenhouse Ministries...

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Man knocked off of bicycle tells police: He Stole My Tablet...

A man was knocked off of his bicycle as he was riding in the area of Northfield Boulevard and Chariot Drive. The victim told police that a man physically knocked him off of his bike and stole his Samsung Tablet...

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Fire at Camino Real off of East Main St. in Murfreesboro
Fire at Camino Real off of East Main St. in Murfreesboro
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DUI Number 9 Case - No Re-trial Granted in Rutherford County

Defendant James M. Smith was arrested after an accident in 2011. Smith rear-ended another car near Florence Road. He was later indicted on a charge of DUI number 9 in Rutherford County. 

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29th Annual Main Street Meeting and Luncheon (With audio and pictures)
29th Annual Main Street Meeting and Luncheon (With audio and pictures)

WGNS had a chance to speak with Phillips and asked him, “What would you tell someone thinking about opening a business on the local square today?”

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State Representative Dawn White Recognizes MTSU on Tuesday
State Representative Dawn White Recognizes MTSU on Tuesday

MTSU’s Quest for Student Success efforts were recognized Tuesday by state Rep. Dawn White during a hearing of the House Education Committee at the Capitol.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Make an Interesting Rescue - See the Pictures
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Make an Interesting Rescue - See the Pictures

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 responded to a unique rescue call just before 3:30 Monday afternoon at a home located at 5206 St. Ives Drive in Berkshire subdivision.

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Special Conference will Give You the Tools to HELP

A “Faith and Finance” Conference will take place in Murfreesboro on March 6th at the Lane Agri Park on John R. Rice Blvd. 

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Do you think people use cell phones and check emails too much? One MTSU Professor does...
Do you think people use cell phones and check emails too much? One MTSU Professor does...

So what’s up with cell phones? A local professor by the name of Larry Burriss at MTSU chimes in on the rise of cell phone use. He stated, “How did we get into such a state that we became so dependent on these machines?” 

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue to hold special ceremony
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue to hold special ceremony

The ceremony will take place on the northwest side of the public square at the site of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial. MFRD’s national award-winning Honor Guard will perform...

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Local Woman Arrested and Allegedly Admits to Selling Marijuana in Murfreesboro

A 21-year old Murfreesboro resident has been charged with three counts of felony drug possession. Police went to a home on Shelly Street where they were granted permission to go inside and search the residence.

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Marijuana and 186 Credit Cards Evidently Don't Mix Well in Murfreesboro
Marijuana and 186 Credit Cards Evidently Don't Mix Well in Murfreesboro

186 Credit cards were discovered in a Select Inn motel room on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro after officers followed their nose to the scent of marijuana.

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Young Mother Allegedly Steals Over $550 of Baby Clothing in Murfreesboro

The woman was charged with theft and was taken to the local jail. Her 2-month old was turned over to the custody of...

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Trees in Downtown Murfreesboro Area to be Replaced
Trees in Downtown Murfreesboro Area to be Replaced

Phase III of the Street Tree Replacement Project to replace street trees in the downtown historic business district will begin late February or early March, weather permitting.

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU

POLICE: “The above listed subject was developed as a suspect in a recent series of armed and strong armed robberies in and around MTSU Campus. Washington was found with stolen property connected to one of the robberies.”

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Senator Ketron Plans for a Town Hall Meeting - He Wants to Hear from YOU!

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns. 

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Time and Time Again, Local Residents are Charged for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Time with Driving on a Suspended Licnse

WGNS continues to follow stories about persons receiving multiple DUI charges over the years, “Driving on a Suspended” and “Driving on a Revoked” license charges as well. This story highlights yet another situation involving a motorist who was caught for driving on a suspended license for the 8th time…

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Update: Remains Found on Feb. 3rd in Rutherford County have been Identified
Update: Remains Found on Feb. 3rd in Rutherford County have been Identified

The search for a man who has been missing since September in the Murfreesboro is now over. Human remains found off of Big Springs Road on February 3rd have been identified as that of Mr. Dale Gaines, age 58.

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WARNING PARENTS: Possible Attempted Abduction Confirmed in the Barfield Area Southridge Subdivision

A 10-year-old boy reported a man tried to grab him after feeding his dogs about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Southridge subdivision off Veterans Parkway, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy said.

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Woman Accused of Leaving Murfreesboro Walmart with Two Shopping Carts of Stolen Merchandise

A Murfreesboro woman is accused of stealing nearly $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Walmart store on Old Fort Parkway.

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Another Business Broken Into - Culprit CAUGHT

Another Murfreesboro business was broken into. This time, the Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report.

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FOLLOW UP: Free Community College in Tennessee

A new education initiative proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam will make it tough for graduating high school seniors in Tennessee to find an excuse not to further their education.

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Man Allegedly Pulls Out Knife After Being Told to Move Truck in Front of Apartment
Man Allegedly Pulls Out Knife After Being Told to Move Truck in Front of Apartment

UPDATE with Interview: The fight was over a parking space at 1321 Dudley Street where a resident told officers he noticed someone had used the parking space in front of his unit. A witness told WGNS there is much more to this story...

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Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING
Another New School is Needed in Rutherford County, Already - Student Population GROWING

Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.

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Political News Update: New Name in Hat for County Commission Race

Steve Spence of the Midland community is seeking the Eighth District seat on the Rutherford County Commission. The seat is currently held by Tiffany Phillips of Bell Buckle...

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Jim Tracy for Congress Brings In Over $150,000 for 4th Quarter
Jim Tracy for Congress Brings In Over $150,000 for 4th Quarter

“The 4th quarter fundraising numbers clearly show Jim Tracy’s momentum in the 4th District,” said Tracy for Congress Finance Chairman Shane Reeves.

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Two Female Customers of Local Restaurant Claim Waiter Fondled Them After Dinner

Two women who had just wrapped up an evening meal at a Mexican Restaurant in the area of Cason Lane, called the police to report their waiter sexually assaulted them. Both women told police they were shocked by their experience.

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Woman Accused of Robbing Market in Murfreesboro
Woman Accused of Robbing Market in Murfreesboro

A 34-year old Murfreesboro woman has been arrested on attempted robbery charges after she allegedly demanded money from a clerk at a local market.

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Convicted Felon Busted for Possession of Two Stolen Handguns in Murfreesboro
Convicted Felon Busted for Possession of Two Stolen Handguns in Murfreesboro

A convicted felon was arrested in Murfreesboro when police found two guns that appeared to be hidden in a laundry basket wrapped in clothing in his home. 

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UPDATE on Wednesday Afternoon Vehicle Fire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8 and Engine 1 responded to a vehicle fire at 1617 Huntington Drive just before 3:00 Wednesday afternoon.

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MTSU Students and Faculty Committed to Non-Violence in Rutherford County
MTSU Students and Faculty Committed to Non-Violence in Rutherford County

A commitment to nonviolence is one of four core values expressed in the True Blue Pledge, which is recited each year at MTSU’s Convocation Ceremony. A task force of faculty, staff and students developed the pledge in 2011 following the death of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.

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UPDATE: Crime Down in Murfreesboro by 2% Explained
UPDATE: Crime Down in Murfreesboro by 2% Explained

There were four (4) homicides reported in 2012 and three (3) reported in 2013, a decrease of 25%....

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Some Still Smoking, Despite Warning Issued Way Back in 1964

The once commonly held belief that smoking tobacco was harmless, and perhaps even good for some, was shattered Jan. 11, 1964. 

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TWRA will No Longer Move Animals to Change Numbers in Certain Parts of the State

Previously, game wardens might physically move elk or turkeys to a certain part of the state to beef-up numbers. 

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BAD NUMBERS: 1 Person Between the Ages of 10 and 24 Dies by Suicide in Tennessee Every Four Days

In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide.  This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days. 

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You Can Decide When to Vote in Future "Murfreesboro" Elections

Included on the April 15 city election ballot for Mayor, City Council and City School Board, voters will also have the opportunity to vote whether or not they would prefer future city elections be moved to coincide with county, state, and federal office elections in August.

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Smyrna Man Arrested for Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro

A 26-year old Smyrna resident is facing aggravated robbery charges in Murfreesboro. Zebulun W. Byrd, who goes by the nickname of “Zeb,” allegedly robbed...

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Local Mom and Her Parents Buy iPads for the Campus School
Local Mom and Her Parents Buy iPads for the Campus School

Positive news stories are so fun to report... The parent of a student at the Homer Pittard Campus School should get the good mom award, if only one existed.

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Murfreesboro to Gain NEW Comprehensive City Plan as Rutherford County is Forecasted to Reach 420,000 Residents Within 20-Years
Murfreesboro to Gain NEW Comprehensive City Plan as Rutherford County is Forecasted to Reach 420,000 Residents Within 20-Years

City Manager Rob Lyons told WGNS they are in the process of putting together a new Comprehensive Plan.

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When will Construction Start on the Much Discussed Bridge Over Broad Street?
When will Construction Start on the Much Discussed Bridge Over Broad Street?
We have more news on the future bridge over NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro. As reported earlier, the $17-million bridge will connect Old Fort Parkway to...
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Ever Asked the Question: Girl Scout Cookies - Why are they For Sale?
Ever Asked the Question: Girl Scout Cookies - Why are they For Sale?
The Girl Scout Cookie Program launched in 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where the Mistletoe Troop baked and sold cookies in its high school cafeteria as a service project.
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Child Abuse a Very Real Issue for Rutherford County
Child Abuse a Very Real Issue for Rutherford County
In Rutherford County, child abuse is a very real concern and many times, these concerns are known too late and the situation is not fully realized until it hits the courts. 
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Goodwill Stores Say "Collection Trailers CLOSED" Due to Weather
Due to the cold, cold weather, more than just schools are closed. For the first time that we have ever reported, the Goodwill trailers are all closed in Middle Tennessee because...
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Marijuana is Legal in Colorado, but not Tennessee - Felony Marijuana Bust in Murfreesboro
Marijuana is Legal in Colorado, but not Tennessee - Felony Marijuana Bust in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous call about possible drug activity at a home on Palmer Drive in Murfreesboro and went to investigate on Sunday.
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Report Filed at Local Hospital After Man Allegedly Bit on Lip by Another Man
Report Filed at Local Hospital After Man Allegedly Bit on Lip by Another Man
Talk about uncomfortable… A fight between three men resulted in one biting the other in the lip.
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Discussion Remembering the Daily News Journal building after the announcement that it is for sale
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Daily News Journal Building Now FOR SALE in Murfreesboro
Daily News Journal Building Now FOR SALE in Murfreesboro
The Daily News Journal has decided to sell their downtown Murfreesboro building. The DNJ has been a part of Rutherford County for 164-years.
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UPDATE: Sheriff Deputies Arrest Auto Theft Suspect - Now Court Plea Expected Friday...
UPDATE: Sheriff Deputies Arrest Auto Theft Suspect - Now Court Plea Expected Friday...
In Smyrna, Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies arrested a suspect who allegedly stole a car. Brandon Basham was pulled over on the Old Nashville Highway... He will now face the courts on FRIDAY.
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Have You Ridden the Bus to Nashville?
Have You Ridden the Bus to Nashville?
It was 5:50 a.m. on a cold and blustery day when around 20 riders gathered at North Boulevard Church of Christ to board one of the region’s most convenient bus services to Nashville’s downtown Metropolitan Transit Authority hub known as the Music City Central.
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State of Tennessee Sends Out WARNING About Thanksgiving Meal -
State of Tennessee Sends Out WARNING About Thanksgiving Meal - "If in doubt, throw it out"
If there’s any question about the safety of a food item before, during or after cooking, remember this rule: “If in doubt, throw it out.”
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One Intersection in Smyrna and a Railroad Intersection in Murfreesboro to be Closed This Week
One Intersection in Smyrna and a Railroad Intersection in Murfreesboro to be Closed This Week
WGNS has confirmed that the CSX railroad crossing on Middle Tennessee Boulevard near the South Church Street intersection will be closed on Wednesday. 
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Police Nab Alleged Pharmacy Thief Walking Out of Store With Various Pill Bottles
Police Nab Alleged Pharmacy Thief Walking Out of Store With Various Pill Bottles
Detectives responded to the scene and took photographs and seized all stolen property, including the large quantity of pills found in the suspects vehicle.
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State Says You Can Easily Compare Schools Online Now
The department reports that the new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts...
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CraigsList Scam Hits Murfreesboro Woman Looking to Rent Home
The victim told police she found the house on Nashville CraigsList. After agreeing to rent the property, she sent them man a deposit and money for the first month’s rent.
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More Talks About Drug Test for Those on Food Stamps
More Talks About Drug Test for Those on Food Stamps
We have learned that more drops in funding may be nearing in the SNAP food program and some of those decreases could come in the form of drug test for the poor.
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Scottish Drive Fire in Murfreesboro on Wednesday
Scottish Drive Fire in Murfreesboro on Wednesday
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 responded to a grass fire at the dead end of Scottish Drive just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
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UPDATE: We Now Know What Caused the SMOKE In the Air On Tuesday - So What Was It?
UPDATE: We Now Know What Caused the SMOKE In the Air On Tuesday - So What Was It?
UPDATE: We did have a lawn mower fire, but I doubt that had anything to do with the excessive amount of smoke.
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Murfreesboro Fire Dept. Ready for Airplane Disaster, Should One Occur
Murfreesboro Fire Dept. Ready for Airplane Disaster, Should One Occur
With the increased aircraft traffic in Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is taking proactive measures to prepare personnel for responding to aircraft and airfield emergencies.
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Woman Charged with DUI in School Parking Lot 45-Minutes After School Bell Rang
Woman Charged with DUI in School Parking Lot 45-Minutes After School Bell Rang
45-Minutes after school was over on Monday, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with DUI in a county school parking lot.
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UPDATE: Valentine's Day Murder Suspect to Appear Before Judge David Bragg for Trial in March of 2014
UPDATE: Valentine's Day Murder Suspect to Appear Before Judge David Bragg for Trial in March of 2014

The man accused of murdering his wife on Valentine’s Day in the Blackman Community earlier this year will head to court for trial in March of 2014.

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Stolen Excavator Valued at Over $35,000 in the Boro
No suspects have been named in the stolen machinery case, but the Caterpillar has been listed in the National Crime Information Center database.
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New First Bank Office NOW OPEN
New First Bank Office NOW OPEN
The NEW First Bank office that is in front of the Publix Shopping Center on Highway 99 had their first full day on Monday. FirstBank Murfreesboro President Ben Weatherford told us they are literally the first bank in that area…
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Female at Motel in Murfreesboro Allegedly Dialed 911 Multiple Times Asking for Police to Get Hubby from Waffle House
Female at Motel in Murfreesboro Allegedly Dialed 911 Multiple Times Asking for Police to Get Hubby from Waffle House
On the most recent visit with Murphy police wrote in a report, “Upon arrival I knocked on the door and she immediately began screaming and cursing for me to leave.” 
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MTSU Student Tells WGNS She Was Prematurely Kicked Out of A Private Apartment Complex
MTSU Student Tells WGNS She Was Prematurely Kicked Out of A Private Apartment Complex
A local MTSU student tells WGNS that she was prematurely kicked out of her apartment because of a domestic violence situation with her roommate. 
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Motorcycle Number 5 and 6 Stolen in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Motorcycle Number 5 and 6 Stolen in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
The most recent case of theft occurred on Bell Street. The bike that was taken was a Honda CBR 1000 “RR.” 
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Local Non-Profit that Aids Those with Intellectual Disabilities to Hold Halloween Bash
Local Non-Profit that Aids Those with Intellectual Disabilities to Hold Halloween Bash
Spooky ghosts, creepy ghouls and scary goblins will descend upon Dance Murfreesboro's studio off Middle Tennessee Boulevard Oct. 25 thanks to community support of a local nonprofit that aids adults with intellectual disabilities. 
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UPDATE: Four Adults and Three Children Displaced After Monday Fire that Started in Children's Bedroom
UPDATE: Four Adults and Three Children Displaced After Monday Fire that Started in Children's Bedroom
The bedroom received significant fire damage. The rest of the apartment received heavy smoke and heat damage, but only minor water damage.
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Three Murfreesboro Fire Fighters Deliver Baby
Three Murfreesboro Fire Fighters Deliver Baby
“We can’t get over how much bigger Molly is in just five weeks,” said Firefighter Spivey. “This was such a unique experience for us and something we will never forget.”
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County Commission Candidate Announces Campaign Leadership Team for District 7 Commissioner Campaign
Griffin’s team is comprised of Commissioner Jack Black (Chairman), Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling, Rutherford County Register of Deeds Heather Dawbarn, Gabriel Fancher, Brittany Gammon, Daniel Gammon, Katherine Hudgins and JoAnne Skidmore.
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What is a Guardian ad Litem and How do They Benefit Rutherford County Children?
What is a Guardian ad Litem and How do They Benefit Rutherford County Children?
Little does one know that court appointed attorneys have a positive impact on the lives of children on a daily basis in Rutherford County. 
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State Senator Bill Ketron Announces Job Fair for Tuesday (10/08) in Murfreesboro
State Senator Bill Ketron Announces Job Fair for Tuesday (10/08) in Murfreesboro

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced he has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor to host a job fair for the people of Rutherford County and surrounding areas.

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Awe Man... Theft from a Local Gym Locker Room / Theft from Car in Parking Lot
Awe Man... Theft from a Local Gym Locker Room / Theft from Car in Parking Lot
Talk about a bad day… A man who left his pants in an “unlocked” YMCA locker in the men’s locker room while working out told police when he returned to change clothes, his keys were missing. 
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Unknown Subject Purchases Computer Goods with Stolen Credit Card Number Obtained in Murfreesboro
Unknown Subject Purchases Computer Goods with Stolen Credit Card Number Obtained in Murfreesboro
The theft report was filed on Tuesday. What is interesting about this case is that the theft suspect may have sent whatever goods they purchased to his or her home address which is an apartment complex in Maynard, Massachusetts. No arrests have been made at this point. 
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WGNS Receives Seven Seals Award
WGNS Receives Seven Seals Award "LIVE" on the Air
WGNS was proud to receive the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award on Thursday morning.
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Christiana Middle School Student Allegedly Beaten in School Bathroom - Grandmother Says Nothing Being Done - Schools Say Story not Adding Up
Christiana Middle School Student Allegedly Beaten in School Bathroom - Grandmother Says Nothing Being Done - Schools Say Story not Adding Up

UPDATE: The grandmother told WGNS that despite the schools questioning her story about her grandson being beat up, it really did happen. 

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More Awesome News on the Job Front for Rutherford County and Wilson County
More Awesome News on the Job Front for Rutherford County and Wilson County
Amazon just announced it will add more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs at its fulfillment centers, including 8,000 jobs here in Middle Tennessee.
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Another Fire Reported at Lakewood Park in Beechgrove (see picture)
Another Fire Reported at Lakewood Park in Beechgrove (see picture)
The cabin was unoccupied at the time and according to an eyewitness, someone may have thrown something thru the front window to start the fire.
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REALLY? A Fake $5 Bill Turns Up in Murfreesboro?
REALLY? A Fake $5 Bill Turns Up in Murfreesboro?
The counterfeit bills are getting smaller and smaller. Police were most recently dispatched to Thorton’s Gas Station on Medical Center Parkway for a counterfeit five dollar bill.
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WARNING: New
WARNING: New "It's The Law" Stickers to Warn Underage Persons Not to Attempt to Buy Alcohol
Some listeners have asked WGNS about new stickers on the doors of local gas stations in Rutherford County with a picture of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold on them.
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New Conservative Group Known as
New Conservative Group Known as "BEAT LAMAR" Make Endorsement of Joe Carr
Monday, a group known as "BEAT LAMAR" made an announcement about the Joe Carr campaign.
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Local Volunteer Groups Aims to Gather More Opportunities for Local Teens to Volunteer!
Local Volunteer Groups Aims to Gather More Opportunities for Local Teens to Volunteer!
Volunteer Rutherford has compiled a list of opportunities for teenagers to volunteer during the week of October 7-11 in Murfreesboro. 
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Hunt Street Man Hit in Head During Robbery in Murfreesboro
Being robbed in your own front yard does not make you feel welcome on your own property.
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Do You Know What Your Chances for Striking a Deer on a Tennessee Roadway Are? We Will Tell You...

So when is the last time you struck a deer on a Tennessee roadway? Chances are good, you have never struck a deer. 

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The Supreme Court on the MTSU Campus Today? Why?
The Supreme Court on the MTSU Campus Today? Why?

At 10:15 a.m., the state Supreme Court will hear Garcia v. Tennessee, which involves the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. Juan Alberto Blanco Garcia was an unauthorized alien illegally in the United States in 2008 when he was accused of multiple offenses in Warren County. 

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State of Tennessee to WELCOME Every New Baby, but how?
State of Tennessee to WELCOME Every New Baby, but how?

The state of Tennessee plans to personally welcome all 79,000 newborns in the state each year. While this may sound a bit extreme, First Lady Crissy Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Health will begin greeting each new arrival...

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Rutherford County Ranks 6th in the Nation for Positive Job Growth - Who is Number Uno?
Rutherford County Ranks 6th in the Nation for Positive Job Growth - Who is Number Uno?

Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell notified WGNS that according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Rutherford County Tennessee has the 6th largest increase...

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Woman Allegedly Walks Herself to Police Car When Warrant Served
Woman Allegedly Walks Herself to Police Car When Warrant Served

The Murfreesboro Police Vice Unit and the Gang Unit showed up at a home on North Highland Avenue this past week to serve a search warrant. Once at the home 37-year old...

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Charge for Driving on a Revoked License for an 8th Time Filed Against Local Resident
Charge for Driving on a Revoked License for an 8th Time Filed Against Local Resident

WGNS has reported numerous stories involving local residents caught driving on a revoked license. Many of the arrests we report involve cases where drivers have been busted five times or more for driving on a revoked or suspended license.

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More Political News in Rutherford County - Race for County Commission
More Political News in Rutherford County - Race for County Commission

JoAnne Skidmore officially announced Monday evening at the Rutherford County Republican Party Headquarters that she will be a candidate in the Republican primary for the Rutherford County Commission in the 15th District.

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Female Passenger Arrested on Drug Charges, Driver Said He Was Taking Her to Buy Cocaine
Female Passenger Arrested on Drug Charges, Driver Said He Was Taking Her to Buy Cocaine

Police turned their questioning to the female passenger who allegedly produced a bag of crack that was said to be hidden in the area of her groin. 

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Murfreesboro Fire Department Receives Grant for New Trailer With Help of Fema
Murfreesboro Fire Department Receives Grant for New Trailer With Help of Fema

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department has been awarded $28,000.00 in grant funds from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program. See the pictures of the trailer here. 

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Meeting on Creating NEW Rutherford County Promotional Artwork on Wednesday
Meeting on Creating NEW Rutherford County Promotional Artwork on Wednesday

An upcoming meeting will discuss the creation of Rutherford County promotional artwork. The meeting will be on Wednesday in the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse.

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Victim in Murfreesboro Reportedly Falls for Lottery Scame
Victim in Murfreesboro Reportedly Falls for Lottery Scame

Another fraud report has been filed in Murfreesboro after a local resident stated she received a call from someone who told her she had won $250,000. 

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Three Firemen Added to Award Winning Honor Guard in Murfreesboro
Three Firemen Added to Award Winning Honor Guard in Murfreesboro

Deputy Chief Roger Toombs announced this week the addition of three members to Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s award-winning Honor Guard.

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Police Reports: Strange Happenings at Funeral Homes and Fast Food Restaurants in Murfreesboro
Police Reports: Strange Happenings at Funeral Homes and Fast Food Restaurants in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police were not able to make an arrest, but they did record names of those involved in a bizarre incident at a local fast food eatery.

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Attempted Purse Snatch on Thursday Afternoon - K-9 Called in, But No Arrests Made

A woman almost had her purse snatched in Murfreesboro on Thursday afternoon. The incident sparked a call to the Murfreesboro Police K-9 unit in an effort to track down the culprit (or possibly two culprits) in this case.

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More Shoplifting Reported in the Mighty 'Boro this Week
More Shoplifting Reported in the Mighty 'Boro this Week

Three females and one male worked together to shoplift from Kohl’s Department Store earlier this week in Murfreesboro. Reports indicate two females filled a bag full of merchandise and then handed it off to the third shoplifting suspect and she calmly walked out of the store.

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Calling In Your Own Prescriptions is Usually Not a Wise Idea
A local doctor’s office notified police after a Valley View Road woman allegedly filled prescriptions their office never approved. 
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TN Department of Health Reports When Their Office First Opened, 80 Out of Every 1,000 Babies Died by Age 1
TN Department of Health Reports When Their Office First Opened, 80 Out of Every 1,000 Babies Died by Age 1
Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday. When the Tennessee Department of Health was first established, 80 out of every 1,000 babies died before age 1...
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Seniors Enjoy FROZEN Property Taxes on Their Homes - IF Approved
Seniors Enjoy FROZEN Property Taxes on Their Homes - IF Approved

Frozen properties pay the frozen amount or the actual tax whichever is lower.  Taxes may decrease, but the qualifying homeowner will not pay more than the frozen amount.

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Murfreesboro Woman Falls for
Murfreesboro Woman Falls for "Home for Rent" Scheme on Nashville.CraigsList.org

The report shows that the female sent the money via Western Union to an address in California. When the keys failed to show up, she drove back by the house and saw a sign for a property management company.

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Man Asked 911 for a Ride to Ethiopia, Instead Receives a Ride to Jail
Man Asked 911 for a Ride to Ethiopia, Instead Receives a Ride to Jail

A man who reportedly called 9-1-1 from inside of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway asking for a ride to Ethiopia has been arrested. The incident was reported early Wednesday morning.

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TONIGHT: Nashville Concert to Raise Funds for Foundation Named After Deceased Riverdale High School Student
TONIGHT: Nashville Concert to Raise Funds for Foundation Named After Deceased Riverdale High School Student
The 4th Annual 30 Days Of Hope Outdoor Concert, which will be held at Dan McGuinness Irish Pub in Nashville Tonight (Sept. 24, 2013) from 5 to 10. 
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MTSU Production of ‘Les Misérables’ Drew Record Crowd to Campus
MTSU Production of ‘Les Misérables’ Drew Record Crowd to Campus
It was a record performance that drew record crowds to campus, as MTSU’s theatrical rendition of the award-winning “Les Misérables” sold out four consecutive shows inside Tucker Theatre.
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Local Nurse Charged with DUI, Allegedly Admits to Prescription Drug Use
Local Nurse Charged with DUI, Allegedly Admits to Prescription Drug Use
“While talking to Mrs. Schott-Morton, she stated that at approximately 6am, prior to leaving MTMC where she worked, she had taken both a Lyrica and a Lortab.”
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Murfreesboro Schools First: New Program to Teach About Local Music History and Local Music Genres
Murfreesboro Schools First: New Program to Teach About Local Music History and Local Music Genres
The first of these performances will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at Bradley Academy. The Slim Chance Band will be presenting music of the 1920s. Each month following, a new band will showcase the style of music popular in the next decade.
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Massive TACA Crafts Fair in Nashville Presented by the Nissan LEAF
Massive TACA Crafts Fair in Nashville Presented by the Nissan LEAF
Craft artists from across the United States will travel to Nashville’s Centennial Park September 27-30 for the 35th Annual TACA Fall Craft Fair presented by the Nissan LEAF that is built locally in Smyrna, Tennessee. 
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BIG UH-OH: Murfreesboro Massage Businesses Shut Down And One Charged With
BIG UH-OH: Murfreesboro Massage Businesses Shut Down And One Charged With "Promoting Prostitution"

One person was arrested on four counts of "Promoting Prostitution" and two people were charged with "Impersonating a Licensed Professional" at the "Health Massage". Investigators began looking into these businesses after complaints of illegal sexual activity and impersonation of licensed professionals at these locations.

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WHAT GIVES? Fake Cash in the 'Boro AGAIN? Really?
WHAT GIVES? Fake Cash in the 'Boro AGAIN? Really?
Counterfeit bills have reared their worthless head in Rutherford County again. This time, the fake cash has struck another CraigsList shopper.
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MTSU STUDY: Consumers Excited About Economy
MTSU STUDY: Consumers Excited About Economy
Midstate consumers continue to gain a more positive outlook on the economy continues, albeit slowly, according to the latest three-county survey by MTSU.
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WELCOME: New Doctor at Primary Care in Murfreesboro
WELCOME: New Doctor at Primary Care in Murfreesboro
Dr. Chayla Chasten is a native of Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, graduating Cum Laude.  Dr. Chasten was accepted in to the 2010 class in the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College.  
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DUI Case Stands After Defendant Questioned Original Trial Decision
DUI Case Stands After Defendant Questioned Original Trial Decision
Upon the officer walking to the car after making the stop, Pitts allegedly smelled like alcohol, according to Officer Higgins who initiated the traffic stop.
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Several County Commissioners Recognized for 20+ Years of Service
Several County Commissioners Recognized for 20+ Years of Service
Several Rutherford County Commissioners were recently recognized for their years of service on the county commission. One has even been on the commission for the past 36-years. 
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Brother of the Woman Who Killed Her Son in Christiana 9-Years Ago Says Parole Hearing Nearing for Step Father of Victim
Brother of the Woman Who Killed Her Son in Christiana 9-Years Ago Says Parole Hearing Nearing for Step Father of Victim
About nine years ago today, 7-year old James Lee Harper III was killed by his mother Rachel Cline Summers in Christiana, Tennessee. Listen to the interview...
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Greenway Art Festival is THIS Saturday
Greenway Art Festival is THIS Saturday
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Greenway Art Festival at Old Fort Park along the Stones River Greenway in Murfreesboro this Saturday (September 21, 2013) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Ford of Murfreesboro Helps Celebrate Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine
Ford of Murfreesboro Helps Celebrate Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine
Ford Motor Company has celebrated a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since Ford launched EcoBoost in 2009.
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Reading in Schools Day was Held on Friday in Rutherford County
Reading in Schools Day was Held on Friday in Rutherford County
On Friday, Read To Succeed celebrated their 10th annual “Reading in the Schools Day” throughout Rutherford County.
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Local Girl in Murfreesboro Plays Football with the Boys... Interesting Story that is 100% Unique!
Local Girl in Murfreesboro Plays Football with the Boys... Interesting Story that is 100% Unique!
"I have always wanted to do things that they say a girl can't do," said Blythe. "And I always feel good when I tell people yes I can and then show them I can." 
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UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspects ARRESTED After Hold Up on the MTSU Campus Thursday
UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspects ARRESTED After Hold Up on the MTSU Campus Thursday
Police on the MTSU campus have arrested 2 suspect's after an alleged armed robbery that occured ealry Thursday morning.
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Register for the Charity Golf Scramble Today!
Register for the Charity Golf Scramble Today!
There is still time to register for the 8th Annual MTAR Charity Golf Scramble! The event is Thursday, September 26th at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Lunch will be served at 11:30am with a 1:00pm shotgun start.
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We Have Even More Political News for Rutherford County... More Candidates Announced!
We Have Even More Political News for Rutherford County... More Candidates Announced!
More political news for the Rutherford County area… We have confirmed that another local resident has announced his intention to run for the Circuit Court Clerk seat currently held by Laura Bohling.
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Horseback Riding Lessons and a Haunted Horse Barn? In Murfreesboro?
Horseback Riding Lessons and a Haunted Horse Barn? In Murfreesboro?
Have your kids always told you that they wanted to take horse riding lessons? Perhaps they suggested they want their own horse, but there is no way on God's green earth that you would ever say YES to buying a horse, especially if you live in a subdivision.
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Public invited to MTSU Ag Farm Open House Sept. 19 in Lascassas
Public invited to MTSU Ag Farm Open House Sept. 19 in Lascassas
A free dinner, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, soft drinks and chocolate milk, will be served at 6 p.m. om Thursday night.
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Common Core Standards in Rutherford County and Beyond to be Discussed at Hearing on Thursday and Friday
Common Core Standards in Rutherford County and Beyond to be Discussed at Hearing on Thursday and Friday
The Common Core Standards within local public schools continue to raise eyebrows while at the same time encouraging others. Some are for the new standards and some are dead against them. A hearing will discuss what is currently at hand in our state.
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Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County Petitions Supreme Courts of TN for Appeal - COURT SAYS NO
Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County Petitions Supreme Courts of TN for Appeal - COURT SAYS NO
Porter and his twin brother broke into a woman’s’ home in 2006 while the victim’s husband was gone for the evening. The victim was home alone with her two year old daughter.
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Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk to Announce Reelection Intentions on Thursday
Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk to Announce Reelection Intentions on Thursday
Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling will officially announce her re-­‐election intentions at a campaign kick off event this Thursday, September 19th, at 10 A.M.
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ATTENTION "Les Mis" Lovers: MTSU To Hold Full Length Performance of Les Misérables!
You may have seen the Oscar-winning film or perhaps a touring company's production of the Tony-winning musical, but wait until you see the passion, sacrifice and redemption in the MTSU Arts full-length performance of "Les Misérables" in Tucker Theatre!
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Suspect Allegedly Runs Full Sized Van into Judge's Car and Flees Scene
Suspect Allegedly Runs Full Sized Van into Judge's Car and Flees Scene
Running your van into a judge’s car and then fleeing the scene of the accident is not a good thing to do. That is exactly what was reported in Murfreesboro this past week.
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Employee Allegedly Defrauded Company Out of Over $100,000 in Murfreesboro
The so called “false company,” according to the report we gathered from the police department, showed that they registered with the Secretary of State in 2012. 
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GREAT GIFT: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Donates Like New X-Ray Machine to Primary Care & Hope Clinic
GREAT GIFT: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Donates Like New X-Ray Machine to Primary Care & Hope Clinic
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro now has a brand new piece of equipment that normally costs about $75,000, but thanks to Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, the new X-Ray device did not cost them a penny. 
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MTSU Minority Student Population Appears to be UP
MTSU Minority Student Population Appears to be UP
African-American students have increased to 5,014, an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012. Freshmen African-American is up 881 vs. 853 (3.3 percent increase). African-American enrollment (5,014) represents 21 percent of total enrollment, and increased 1.6 percent over 2012. African-American first-time freshmen (881) represent 27.71 percent of total first-time freshmen (3,179).
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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Releases Tips for Campus Fire Safety
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Releases Tips for Campus Fire Safety
Each year college and university students living both on and off campus are involved in devastating fires.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Respond to I-24 Accident on Tuesday - No Serious Injuries (With Picture)
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Respond to I-24 Accident on Tuesday - No Serious Injuries (With Picture)
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Responded to Hazardous Materials Incident on I-24 Tuesday afternoon.
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NEED WORK? Job Fair for Rutherford County Residents!
NEED WORK? Job Fair for Rutherford County Residents!
The fair, which will include approximately 50 local employers looking to hire, is scheduled for September 18th at the Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Tells us you Need to Make Sure your Child Seat is Installed Correctly
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Tells us you Need to Make Sure your Child Seat is Installed Correctly
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15-21, 2013 and Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department and Safe Kids Worldwide are urging parents and caregivers to make sure their car and booster seats are properly installed. 
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More Fake $20's In Murfreesboro - Where is this Moo-la Coming From Anyway?
More Fake $20's In Murfreesboro - Where is this Moo-la Coming From Anyway?
A Murfreesboro couple that recently took a trip to Kroger on Middle Tennessee Boulevard found out the hard way that the money they received as change was fake cash. 
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Multiple Murfreesboro Fire Employees Honored!
Multiple Murfreesboro Fire Employees Honored!
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department honored employees at the Third Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation September 9 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
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Did You Lose Your "Coach" Purse in a Parking Lot? Police Have It!
Inside the purse was over $100 in cash and a driver’s license, which was how police were able to track down the name of the rightful owner.
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UPDATE: The Heart Walk in Murfreesboro was GREAT! Perfect Weather and Awesome Attendance - See Pictures
UPDATE: The Heart Walk in Murfreesboro was GREAT! Perfect Weather and Awesome Attendance - See Pictures
More than one thousand walkers came together on a picture-perfect day Saturday morning for the 2013 Rutherford Heart Walk, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
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Home Invasion at Local Apartment Yet To Be Solved
Home Invasion at Local Apartment Yet To Be Solved
An arrest has yet to be made in a reported home invasion that took place on Thursday of last week (9/12/13) at Raiders Crossing Apartments. 
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MTSU DEBATE: DREAM Act Undocumented Immigrant Program - Yea or Nay?
MTSU DEBATE: DREAM Act Undocumented Immigrant Program - Yea or Nay?
“Not only is the DREAM Act a national topic, but a topic that is very important to Tennessee,” Richey said of the debate topic choice. “We live in a state with a large immigrant population. One only need to look around the campus of MTSU to see this.”
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Elderly Man Allegedly Beat By Grandson, Transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center
Elderly Man Allegedly Beat By Grandson, Transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center
A 74-year old man had to be admitted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after he was allegedly beat by his grandson.
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Volunteer Firefighters in Rutherford County Win Award for the Most Training Hours in the State
Volunteer Firefighters in Rutherford County Win Award for the Most Training Hours in the State
Volunteer firefighters from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue earned a state award for the completion of the most training hours by a volunteer fire department in Tennessee , said Mayor Ernest Burgess.
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DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
The cup that the man threw to the floorboard reportedly contained beer. When asked to recite the alphabet starting with the letter “C,” the arrest report shows the man stated, “C-X-Y” instead of “C-D-E…”
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NOT GOOD: Michigan Sex Offender Found Living in Home Across the Street from Central Magnet School
NOT GOOD: Michigan Sex Offender Found Living in Home Across the Street from Central Magnet School
When police in the ‘Boro caught up with Fitrakis they found him living in a home that was divided into apartments at 618 East Main Street acorss the street from Central Magnet School.
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Local Man Buys Car from Florida Company - Car Never Shows Up, BBB Says Business Not Accredited
Local Man Buys Car from Florida Company - Car Never Shows Up, BBB Says Business Not Accredited
A Murfreesboro man says he was ripped off when he tried to buy a wrecked Toyota Camry from a salvage company in Florida.
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The “Funnest 5k on the Planet” - Wash Me Pink?
The “Funnest 5k on the Planet” - Wash Me Pink?
Wash Me Pink, the funnest color run to hit the market, will debut in Murfreesboro on September 22, 2013. 
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County Commissioner Gary Farley will have Competition in Next Election
County Commissioner Gary Farley will have Competition in Next Election
Phil Griffin has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th District Commissioner position on the Rutherford County Commission. 
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UPDATE: What Wines Will Be Offered at Wine Around the Square?
UPDATE: What Wines Will Be Offered at Wine Around the Square?
Thanks to Charlie Patel, owner of Stones River Total Beverages, the wine lineup for the second annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) promises to exceed the wonderful wine offerings sampled at last year’s event.
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Handgun Permits are UP in Tennessee: Do You have Your Permit Yet?
Handgun Permits are UP in Tennessee: Do You have Your Permit Yet?
Officials say 50 percent more women ages 21 to 45 have their handgun permits.
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A local Man Allegedly Stole $1.53 Worth of Fishing Weights from a Murfreesboro Store, Could He Spend Close to a Year In Jail for the Alleged Theft?
A local Man Allegedly Stole $1.53 Worth of Fishing Weights from a Murfreesboro Store, Could He Spend Close to a Year In Jail for the Alleged Theft?
On Tuesday a man walked into Walmart on Old Fort Parkway and allegedly stole fishing weights. The weights were valued at under $2. The question, could the suspect go to jail for the theft? 
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Rutherford County Sheriff K9 Receives Blood Transfusion - Helpful Donor Now Up for Adoption!
Rutherford County Sheriff K9 Receives Blood Transfusion - Helpful Donor Now Up for Adoption!
Buddy, a dog waiting to be adopted, is a hero after he donated blood and probably saved the life of Ely, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9, said veterinarian Dr. Sara Covert of Williams Animal Hospital.
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Heart Walk is This Saturday in Murfreesboro!
Heart Walk is This Saturday in Murfreesboro!
WKRN News 2 personalities Bob Mueller, Samantha Fisher, and John Dwyer will emcee THIS Saturday’s Rutherford Heart Walk at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. 
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Great Honor: MTSU President Sidney McPhee Named a Paul Harris Fellow
Great Honor: MTSU President Sidney McPhee Named a Paul Harris Fellow
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee on Tuesday was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club in recognition of his international outreach on behalf of the university.
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Alleged Meth Lab Found at Murfreesboro Home
Alleged Meth Lab Found at Murfreesboro Home
Outside of the home located at 1103 Jetton Drive, authorities found a gallon of muriatic acid (also called hydrochloric acid).
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Teen Accused of Breaking Into Police Officers Apartment
Teen Accused of Breaking Into Police Officers Apartment
18-Year old suspect Dallas Marshall Brinkley told police that he thought he was on the MTSU Campus at a friends dorm in Corlew Hall, according to the MPD report. 
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Artist to Visit MTSU Campus Has Awesomely Unique Works! Is Awesomely Even a Word?
Artist to Visit MTSU Campus Has Awesomely Unique Works! Is Awesomely Even a Word?
She intends to spend her time on campus creating a commemorative work to country singer George Jones a.k.a. "Possum," who died earlier this year. 
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Congressman Scott DesJarlais Comments on President Obama's Statement on Syria
Congressman Scott DesJarlais Comments on President Obama's Statement on Syria
Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address on Syria:
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Road Rage Incident Involving Gun Reported in Area of Medical Center Parkway
Road Rage Incident Involving Gun Reported in Area of Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro Detectives have been notified about a possible road rage incident that occurred in the area of I-24 and Medical Center Parkway Tuesday morning. 
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United Way Gets Healthy on FRIDAY!
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University and other local businesses to promote healthy habits in youth in Rutherford and Cannon Counties on September 13, 2013.
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DUI Number 5 - Uh Oh?
DUI Number 5 - Uh Oh?
The charge of DUI number five has been levied against a local resident by the name of Burnice Beach.
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More Alleged Drug Selling Interactions Caught on Text Messages in Murfreesboro
More Alleged Drug Selling Interactions Caught on Text Messages in Murfreesboro
More and more alleged drug dealers are being arrested because of text messages indicating drug sales on their cell phones.
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It's That Time of Year... Business Owner Says He is Running for County Commission in Rutherford County
It's That Time of Year... Business Owner Says He is Running for County Commission in Rutherford County
Murfreesboro Businessman Daniel Gammon will officially announce on Wednesday his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission race.
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Teen Claims He was Robbed on Warrior Drive
The victim told police that he was next to his vehicle when two men assaulted him, grabbed his iPhone and ran. 
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Zaxby's Most Recent to be Hit by Counterfeit Cash
Zaxby's Most Recent to be Hit by Counterfeit Cash
Counterfeit money continues to be a problem for area businesses. Zaxby’s on Rutherford Boulevard was the most recent victim. 
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The Identity of a Man Wanted for Questioning for the Use of Stolen Credit Cards Has Been Confirmed, Do You Recognize Him Too?
The Identity of a Man Wanted for Questioning for the Use of Stolen Credit Cards Has Been Confirmed, Do You Recognize Him Too?
An M-P-D incident report that WGNS obtained on Tuesday (9/10/13) states, “She allowed a woman she didn’t know to stay in her room at the Murfreesboro Motel, because the woman had no place to stay.”
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Suspect charged with Kidnapping to Appear in Court Later This Month
Suspect charged with Kidnapping to Appear in Court Later This Month
Murfreesboro Police and deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office chased the vehicle all the way to Cannon County. The chase ended when Marable crashed.

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Would you like to volunteer to read at a local school during Reading in Schools Day? DO IT!
On Friday, September 20, over 25,000 students in Rutherford County will have volunteer readers visiting their classroom for the 10th anniversary of “Reading in the Schools Day”.
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University of Glasgow Archaeologist to Discuss Bloody Fight of British Monarchy Sept. 11th at MTSU
University of Glasgow Archaeologist to Discuss Bloody Fight of British Monarchy Sept. 11th at MTSU
An internationally renowned battlefield archaeologist from the University of Glasgow will bring the story of the final bloody fight for the British monarchy to MTSU on Wednesday, Sept. 11...
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UPDATE: Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Mt. Tabor Rd. Shooting in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Mt. Tabor Rd. Shooting in Rutherford County
Second suspect was arrested on Monday morning, according to Sheriff Robert Arnold. 
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AWESOME: To Remember 9/11, Murfreesboro Firefighters Climb 110-Stories with 80-Pounds of Gear
AWESOME: To Remember 9/11, Murfreesboro Firefighters Climb 110-Stories with 80-Pounds of Gear
It was not a “Stairway to heaven” as noted by the Led Zeppelin band, but it probably felt like it for Murfreesboro firefighters.
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Murfreesboro: Journeys in Community Living Celebrating Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
Local non-profit Journeys in Community Living and other area health and social services entities across the state will be busily celebrating Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week this week.
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Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Fitzhugh noted in his announcement, “A new leader is needed for Sheriff. A Sheriff who will introduce measures to stop the wasteful spending of our citizens’ hard earned tax dollars. A Sheriff who will restore leadership, and work within approved budgetary levels.”
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Rutherford County Sheriff Dept. K-9 Undergoing Additional Treatment After Seeking Shooting Suspect
Rutherford County Sheriff Dept. K-9 Undergoing Additional Treatment After Seeking Shooting Suspect
K-9 Ely was undergoing additional treatment at a veterinarian’s office Monday, after collapsing in 90-plus degree heat while tracking a shooting suspect Sunday, said Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9 Sgt. Lee Young.
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Nicole Lester, Rutherford County Election Commission, Announces September is National Voter Registration Month in Tennessee
Nicole Lester, Rutherford County Election Commission, Announces September is National Voter Registration Month in Tennessee
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Rutherford County Election Commission in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month. 
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UPDATE: New Pictures of the BIGGEST BRIDGE Project in Murfreesboro Along Joe B. Jackson Pkwy: In the Middle of Nowhere Right Now?
UPDATE: New Pictures of the BIGGEST BRIDGE Project in Murfreesboro Along Joe B. Jackson Pkwy: In the Middle of Nowhere Right Now?
The City of Murfreesboro is undertaking the construction of one of the largest bridges in Rutherford County that is not part of an interstate interchange right now.
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Four NEW Radio Towers to be Built in Murfreesboro
Four NEW Radio Towers to be Built in Murfreesboro
The four new radio towers will be built towards the end of the year and operational during the first half of 2014. 
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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Case Involving Man Who Allegedly Broke Into Walmart Cash Registers
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Case Involving Man Who Allegedly Broke Into Walmart Cash Registers
The suspect has reportedly been going to multiple Walmart locations throughout Tennessee and breaking into cash registers late at night when the staff is scarce.
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Fatal Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident in Shelbyville Tied to Murfreesboro (Updated Photos)
Fatal Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident in Shelbyville Tied to Murfreesboro (Updated Photos)
An SUV that was allegedly involved in a fatal hit and run accident that left a motorcycle rider dead in Shelbyville this past Saturday was recovered in Murfreesboro.
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UPDATE: Special Kids Receives Nearly $1.5 Million Grant to Build!!!
UPDATE: Special Kids Receives Nearly $1.5 Million Grant to Build!!!
The Christy Houston foundation’s grant will provide funding for the building project on 2 acres of property located on the corner of East Main Street and Arnette Street in Murfreesboro. 
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Woman Accused of Spending STOLEN Credit Cards (See if You Recognize Her)
Woman Accused of Spending STOLEN Credit Cards (See if You Recognize Her)
A woman who is accused of spending more than $10,000 with a stolen credit card is wanted for questioning in Murfreesboro.
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New Goodwill Drop Off Location in the 'Boro
Donors in Rutherford County will now have a new place to drop off their gently used items. Goodwill will open a new storefront Donation Express Center on Friday, September 6 on Highway 96 at Rucker Lane.
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Rutherford County Property Reappraisals Being Done in Upcoming Months - What is Your Home Worth Today?
Rutherford County Property Reappraisals Being Done in Upcoming Months - What is Your Home Worth Today?
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell tells WGNS that 2014 property reappraisals are being conducted at this time.  
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INTERESTING: Stress on a Female's Brain is TOUGH
INTERESTING: Stress on a Female's Brain is TOUGH
A California-based researcher will discuss the physical and emotional impact of stress on women’s brain function at a free public lecture this month at MTSU.
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Man Drives Past Elderly Woman Pushing Shopping Cart and Grabs Purse at Grocery Store
Man Drives Past Elderly Woman Pushing Shopping Cart and Grabs Purse at Grocery Store
A 75-year old woman pushing her shopping cart through a grocery store parking lot was the victim of theft. 
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Lt. Governor of TN Says A Rise in the Unemployment Trust Fund May Save Employers MONEY
Lt. Governor of TN Says A Rise in the Unemployment Trust Fund May Save Employers MONEY
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey announced that a rise in the state’s unemployment trust fund has triggered a considerable tax cut for employers across Tennessee.
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UPDATE: More Information on Wednesday Accident on 231 South Near Volunteer Rd.
UPDATE: More Information on Wednesday Accident on 231 South Near Volunteer Rd.
We have a follow up on an accident that occurred this past Wednesday on Highway 231 South in Rutherford County, just outside the city limits of Murfreesboro.
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UPDATE: Possible Arrest Made in Shooting on East Main Street
UPDATE: Possible Arrest Made in Shooting on East Main Street
Police Report:  “It was believed that Mr. Womack was involved in a shooting on East Main Street on August 30, 2013.”
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Homeless Man Allegedly Pulls Out Gun After Reported Shoplifting Incident
Homeless Man Allegedly Pulls Out Gun After Reported Shoplifting Incident
For now, the 25-year old has a bed to lay his head at night in the county jail. He will remain in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center until his first scheduled court appearance on September 12th.
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Thieves Write Over $10,000 With Stolen Checks from Murfreesboro
Unknown persons have been using stolen checks that belong to an elderly woman in Murfreesboro in recent days. The checks total over $10,000 so far.
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Disabled Vet Says He Was Forced to Sign Paper by Man Impersonating Sheriff's Deputy
Disabled Vet Says He Was Forced to Sign Paper by Man Impersonating Sheriff's Deputy
In fear, the victim told police he signed the paper. As the man was leaving the victim stated, “You strong armed me into signing the paper.”
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Man Flees the Scene on a Bike After Perfume Heist at Target Store
Man Flees the Scene on a Bike After Perfume Heist at Target Store
The man was seen leaving the store in the most recent perfume heist on a bicycle.
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State Senator Jim Tracy Said America Should Not Use Military Force Against Syria as Suggested by President Obama
State Senator Jim Tracy Said America Should Not Use Military Force Against Syria as Suggested by President Obama
Republican 4th district candidate Jim Tracy stated Wednesday that President Obama’s lack of a strategic plan for military force in Syria should result in a no vote.
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Blue Hydrangea Tea Party
The Blue Hydrangea Tea Party is an event where communities across the nation come together to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer while celebrating the courage of the survivors and their families and remembering those who never gave up the fight.
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Sexual Battery Victim Told Police She Was Walking Home from Kohl's near St. Andrews Drive
The man asked the victim what her name was and grabbed her buttocks.
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Read To Succeed Reader Training September 5th - A Good Way to Further Help Others
Read To Succeed Reader Training September 5th - A Good Way to Further Help Others
Dr. Suze Gilbert, professor of elementary and special education at MTSU, will provide tips and guidelines on how to make reading aloud to children as effective as possible.
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Almost Like a Rock Concert: MTSU GOES ON TOUR, Academically Speaking of Course
Almost Like a Rock Concert: MTSU GOES ON TOUR, Academically Speaking of Course
The statewide tour, organized by the university’s Admissions Office, will include student receptions in Chattanooga on Sept. 17; Johnson City on Sept. 23; Knoxville on Sept. 24; Nashville on Oct. 8; Memphis on Oct. 21; and Jackson on Oct. 22.
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Cowboys and Guns on Horseback in Murfreesboro Wednesday - Saturday at Miller Coliseum
Cowboys and Guns on Horseback in Murfreesboro Wednesday - Saturday at Miller Coliseum
Jim Rogers from the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association told WGNS what they will be doing…
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Man Faces Drug Related Charges After Minor Labor Day Weekend Accident in the 'Boro
Man Faces Drug Related Charges After Minor Labor Day Weekend Accident in the 'Boro
A 22-year old Murfreesboro man will face possession of a schedule six drug charges and manufacturing charges as well in court this December after being arrested over the extended Labor Day weekend. 
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A New Building to House the Courts in Rutherford County is in Our Future, But What About the Current Building?
A New Building to House the Courts in Rutherford County is in Our Future, But What About the Current Building?
We asked the mayor what would happen to the old judicial building that is currently in use for the courts on the local square…
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Two Women Arrested Together on Violation of Probation Charges During Traffic Stop
Two Women Arrested Together on Violation of Probation Charges During Traffic Stop
Police wrote in the report, “Ms. Faulkner stated she had purchased the cocaine for fifty dollars and was going to sell it for sixty dollars.”
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Another Labor Accident Between Two Cars on Sunday Evening
Another Labor Accident Between Two Cars on Sunday Evening
The wreck occurred between a Nissan Xterra and a Toyota Sienna on Highway 96 in front of the entrance to the Kingdom Ridge subdivision.
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What is the Marilyn Wood Award for Outstanding Department Contributions at MTSU? Hmmm....
What is the Marilyn Wood Award for Outstanding Department Contributions at MTSU? Hmmm....
MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is handing out a sweet new award — and rewards — this academic year to faculty and staff who help inspire students and colleagues.
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Possible Suicide Problem: 1 In 4 High School Students Said they have Felt Hopelessness for Two Weeks or More in a 12-Month Period
In May of this year, the TN Suicide Prevention Network reported that the rate of suicide in Tennessee is 14.4 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average of 10.8 per 100,000 individuals, which places Tennessee’s suicide rate 13th in the nation.
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Say Goodbye: Henry's Florist Closes After Being on Square for 31-Years
Say Goodbye: Henry's Florist Closes After Being on Square for 31-Years
A local florist with a long history for serving Rutherford County has closed. Henry’s Florist closed on Friday after being on the corner of East Main St. and North Church for the past 31-years. 
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Just a Bit Peculiar… Woman Found Lying in Expectant Mother Parking Space at Walmart in Murfreesboro
Just a Bit Peculiar… Woman Found Lying in Expectant Mother Parking Space at Walmart in Murfreesboro
When police arrived at the store they found the 52-year old female lying down exactly where the caller told dispatch… in expectant mother parking.
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Parents Receive Warning to Pass Along to Children About Social Media Threats in Rutherford County Schools...
Parents Receive Warning to Pass Along to Children About Social Media Threats in Rutherford County Schools...
"Any student who transmits by an electronic device any communication containing a credible threat to cause bodily injury or death to another student or school employee..."
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Man Robbed at Gunpoint at Raiders Ridge Apartments in Murfreesboro
Man Robbed at Gunpoint at Raiders Ridge Apartments in Murfreesboro
According to the report that WGNS obtained on Friday, the subject was walking into his apartment at Raiders Ridge when a man armed with a handgun approached him and stated, “Give me everything you got.”
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Ford of Murfreesboro Helps OHS Raise $1,480!
Ford of Murfreesboro Helps OHS Raise $1,480!
Ford of Murfreesboro, Oakland High School and members of the local community raised $1480 for Oakland High School’s Endzone Club at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program. 
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Possible Steroids Uncovered After Burglary Call in Rutherford County
Possible Steroids Uncovered After Burglary Call in Rutherford County
Rumors of steroid use increasing in Murfreesboro may not be that far from the truth.
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LOCAL ARTIST: Participate in the Greenway Arts Festival
Are you an artist? You should really consider having your works displayed on the Greenway at the annual arts festival...
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2013 Murfreesboro Football League About to Get Underway!
2013 Murfreesboro Football League About to Get Underway!
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway this upcoming weekend.
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2013 Murfreesboro Football League About to Get Underway!
2013 Murfreesboro Football League About to Get Underway!
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway this upcoming weekend.
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Honda Accord was Stolen In Front of a Local S. Church St. Business - 9:30 Wednesday Morning!
Honda Accord was Stolen In Front of a Local S. Church St. Business - 9:30 Wednesday Morning!
On Wednesday, a Honda Accord parked outside of a local business was stolen. The subject was previously arrested in March...
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UPDATE: County Commissioner Adam Coggin Announces Leadership Team for State Representative Race
UPDATE: County Commissioner Adam Coggin Announces Leadership Team for State Representative Race
Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced the leadership team (see below) for his campaign to become the next state representative from the 48th district.
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Who Has the Best Looking Yard in Murfreesboro?
Who Has the Best Looking Yard in Murfreesboro?
Winning properties of the Community Landscape Awards are selected during the summer months and now WGNS has a list of those winners...
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Smyrna Police Department Says that Con Artist are Targeting Senior Citizens in the Area
Smyrna Police Department Says that Con Artist are Targeting Senior Citizens in the Area
Chief Arnold said, “Unfortunately one of our senior residents fell for this scam and has spent thousands of dollars in the hopes of getting his “winnings.”
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Smyrna Mayor Tony Dover Resigns... Why?
"It takes a strong person to accept the challenge of elected office but it also takes a strong person to know when it is time to give it up."
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Murfreesboro Officer Follows His Nose to Mary Jane in Garden
Murfreesboro Officer Follows His Nose to Mary Jane in Garden
Sandwiched between tomato plants Officer Gibbs followed his nose to a 3-foot tall marijuana plant.
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Pizza Delivery Man Allegedly Delivering More Than Just Pizza
Pizza Delivery Man Allegedly Delivering More Than Just Pizza
Police pulled over a pizza delivery man on Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro for having expired tags and came to the conclusion that the 24-year old may be delivering more than pizza. 
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UPDATE: Armed Subject Hits Local Title Loan Business - Flees Scene Towards Greenway
UPDATE: Armed Subject Hits Local Title Loan Business - Flees Scene Towards Greenway
The armed bandit brought a book bag into the business and allegedly demanded the employees fill the bag with money.
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UPDATE: Smyrna Police Want to Know if You Recognize These Alleged Thieves?
UPDATE: Smyrna Police Want to Know if You Recognize These Alleged Thieves?
The Smyrna Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance for a second time in the past week in a case that is quite similar to one that was reported on July 29th (previous case below).
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Do You Recognize These Suspects in The Local Counterfeit Schemes?
Do You Recognize These Suspects in The Local Counterfeit Schemes?
Murfreesboro Police have released pictures of suspects in one of the most recent cases reported on August 19th.
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Man Allegedly Tries to Sell Fake Roxy's and Then Reportedly Robs Drug Buyers
Man Allegedly Tries to Sell Fake Roxy's and Then Reportedly Robs Drug Buyers
Police spotted the car with one subject hanging off the driver side door, according to a report. 
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UPDATE: The Avenue Shopping Center SOLD!
 The 747,497-square-foot shopping center was sold by Faison & Associates and Cousin Properties, Inc.
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Stomach Sickness Hits Middle Tennessee
You may know someone who has recently fallen ill with a stomach bug. 
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BEER - It's What's For Dinner! 192 Cans of the Beer to be Exact...
BEER - It's What's For Dinner! 192 Cans of the Beer to be Exact...
At this point it would appear that 49-year old suspect in this case may possibly be a beer drinker.
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Two Women Allegedly Steal Over $1,600 in Clothing, Shoes and Smell Good Juice at Murfreesboro Store
Two Women Allegedly Steal Over $1,600 in Clothing, Shoes and Smell Good Juice at Murfreesboro Store
The two supects were caught by security and later arrested by Murfreesboro’s finest.
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Murfreesboro Electric Says the Phone Related Scams Targeting Customers Have Died Down
Murfreesboro Electric Says the Phone Related Scams Targeting Customers Have Died Down
Last week on WGNS you heard about a scam targeting Hispanic residents in our community. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric gave us a follow up on the story.
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He Will be Missed: John Harris, Director of MTSU Disabled Student Services Calls it Quits After Years of Helping Others
He Will be Missed: John Harris, Director of MTSU Disabled Student Services Calls it Quits After Years of Helping Others
Blind since birth, John Harris attended MTSU in the late 1970s and later returned to become the university’s first Disabled Student Services director in 1985.
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Project Help Baird Lane Renovations
Some Project Help kids are enjoying new digs today. Finishing touches after a major renovations to the Baird Lane facility were completed over the weekend. 
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Brief Video Tour and Interview with Project Help
Brief Video Tour and Interview with Project Help
Watch our tour and interview at Project Help. The children will back at their Baird Lane location on Monday. 
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Automated License Plate Scanners Added to Additional Police Cars in Murfreesboro
Automated License Plate Scanners Added to Additional Police Cars in Murfreesboro
If you parked in front of a local apartment complex on July 20th, police can go back and see that information in their computer if the ALPR scanned your license plate.
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UPDATE: Man in Beechgrove Who Allegedly Targeted Confidential Informants, Had Pipe Bombs
UPDATE: Man in Beechgrove Who Allegedly Targeted Confidential Informants, Had Pipe Bombs
Garrison allegedly targeted two confidential informants who were planning to testify against him in a separate case where he is charged with delivery of a schedule II substance.
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Murfreesboro Woman Allegedly Tries to Swindle Immigrant Out of More Than $6,000 for Immigration Waiver
Police have the name of a suspect who happens to have an immigration related background herself.
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Odd Incident: An Alleged Fight Where a Baseball Bat, Metal Pipe and Gun Were never Used?
A metal pipe, a gun and a baseball bat were recovered from the scene of a fight that was captured on video.
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Radio Advertising and Internet Statistics
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UPDATE: Name of accident victims in fatal wreck on Riverview Drive released by police
UPDATE: Name of accident victims in fatal wreck on Riverview Drive released by police
Murfreesboro Police have confirmed that the next of kin have been notified in the case of a fatal accident on Riverview Drive. WGNS regretfully releases the identity of the deceased as a 24-year old Knoxville resident...
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police investigating what has been described as a home invasion
UPDATE: Man hit over the head with a golf club during home invasion incident in Murfreesboro.
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Construction to soon begin on extension of Joe B. Jackson Parkway between I-24 and S. Church St.
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons told WGNS that new projects are underway to make the city more user friendly. One of those project is the extension of the Joe B. Jackson Parkway between South Church Street and I-24.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Marraquin was living at 826 LaVergne Lane for approximately 12 years under the assumed name of Cesar Cruz.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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Teen accused of fleeing from police and hitting up to 80 m.p.h. on Memorial Blvd.
Officer T. Ledford who filed the report stated, “I initiated blue lights and my siren and the vehicle (motorcycle) refused to stop.”
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Lebanon Police ask for public's help in locating former Smyrna resident wanted on child abuse charges
Lebanon Police ask for public's help in locating former Smyrna resident wanted on child abuse charges
Crawford has family in Madison and in Tullahoma and has recently lived in Smyrna and Lebanon, according to police. He is approximately six feet, three inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Gateway Island Pond is nearly empty and is being repaired
The location of the pond was once a landfill. When Medical Center Parkway was built and the Gateway zone officially opened, the city turned that property into a functional park.
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Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Detectives at the Smyrna Police Department received tips from the general public as to the identity of these individuals.
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Lewis Brothers Bakery employee seriously injured in accident
There was a serious accident involving a worker at Lewis Brothers Bakery on Monday. A line technician got his head stuck under a rolling conveyor line.
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Cost to mail a letter has increased
The cost of mailing a letter has gone up again, after less than a year at 45 cents it will now be 46 cents. As of Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service’s latest rate hike on first class postage stamps went into effect.
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Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle TN Electric (MTEMC) has new President
Middle Tennessee Electric’s Board of Directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president. Jones, MTEMC’s Vice President of Communications and Member Services, will succeed Frank Jennings, who has served as president for 11 years and has been with MTEMC for more than 42 years. Chris will be on the WGNS Action Line this Friday at 8:10 A.M.
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Local news was the topic of discussion today
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Ben and Steve Cates on WGNS
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Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Murfreesboro Crime Statistics released for the past year
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
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Group planning to open the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro
Group planning to open the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro
Several individuals, including Lewis Elrod of the Mid Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society have offered to donate or loan their large collections to the museum.  Also Mr. Jerry Jacene of Prehistoric Exhibits has agreed to loan multiple casts of dinosaur skeletons to the museum.  MTSU has agreed to put the MTSU Mineral Gem and Fossil museum collection on loan to the new Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History.
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School safety in Rutherford County a priority in new and existing school plans
School safety in Rutherford County a priority in new and existing school plans
School safety is a priority in the construction of new schools and current schools in Rutherford County. The layout and floor plans for each school in the county system is now in an online database for emergency personnel. County School's Maintenance and Construction Superintendent Gary Clardy told WGNS…
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Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Monday afternoon fire on Bartway Drive in Murfreesboro
Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from a roof vent and flames shooting from the right roof vent. Crews entered the house and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the kitchen area and attic area above the kitchen.
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Unknown person breaks into video game store to steal Wii
Police made contact with a suspicious subject walking near the store minutes after the alarm went off on Saturday. An arrest has not been made, but the case is under investigation.  
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Some TN lawmakers concerned with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission spending
Some TN lawmakers concerned with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission spending
According to the report, “The audit revealed information suggesting the former  executive director’s husband worked for, or was in appearance, professionally involved with, a law firm involved with at least three film projects that received a  Film  Commission incentive.”
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Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter,
Sheriffs Office met with Public Safety Committee - Sheriff Arnold states in letter, "right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools"
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
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Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Fire in Murfreesboro at apartment complex on Northfield
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Engines 1 and 4, Ladder 6, and Rescue 7 responded to an apartment fire at 1710 E Northfield Boulevard just after 9:30 Sunday morning.
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Construction on the Increase in Rutherford County
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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State Budget Proposal Will Not Include Federal Health Care Dollars
State Budget Proposal Will Not Include Federal Health Care Dollars
Governor Bill Haslam says he’ll propose a budget for next year without deciding whether to accept hundreds of millions of federal healthcare dollars.
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TN Lottery is making big bucks
TN Lottery is making big bucks
According to The Tennessean, lottery ticket sales produced $1.3 billion in sales in the latest fiscal year and scratch-offs accounted for more than 80% of total sales. It was the eighth consecutive year of lottery sales growth in Tennessee.
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Murfreesboro motorcycle ministry meets third Saturday each month for ride
Murfreesboro motorcycle ministry meets third Saturday each month for ride
In Murfreesboro, a ministry known as Cornerstone Riders meet and go on a chapter ride the third Saturday of each month.
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Hooper Penuel, Michelle Willard (M'boro Post), Dan Whittle (M'boro Post) and Truman Jones
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Topic: Education in Rutherford County - Multiple Guests
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MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
MTSU to help train Chinese airline pilots
The airplane is housed at Corporate Flight Management’s hangar at the Smyrna Airport. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China also is interested in purchasing maintenance services here. 
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55-Year Old Man Confesses To Child Porn
Murfreesboro police were surprised when a child porn suspect turned himself in on Thursday (1/24/2013).
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: Three bold shoplifting cases, five suspects and one caught
In one store, two males and a female stole over $500 in perfume. In a second case, a suspect stole groceries. To be precise, the man is accused of stealing $505.80 worth of groceries.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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$4,500 Stolen in Murfreesboro... from a truck
The man called the police on Tuesday to report that his money was stolen. According to the victim, he left the money in a brief case that was in his vehicle overnight.
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Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
In Smyrna on Wednesday evening a woman armed with a gun entered K-mart demanding cash. The female got all the money she could and fled the store in a red Oldsmobile Alero that was waiting outside for her.
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.

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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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Grandfather Caught with 8-Pounds of Marijuana on I-24 with Grandson in Car
Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. Receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
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K-12 Art Entries Must Be Into BEP Before February 15th
The Business Education Partnership Foundation is accepting art entries now through February 15th from kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
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Senator Tracy's Community Breakfast Filled With The Christmas Spirit
On Saturday (12/22/2012) State Senator Jim Tracy invited everyone to his Community Christmas Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. All three ballrooms were packed with folks enjoying a full meal and renewing friendships
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What's a "Cash Mob"?
Christmas is a time for bringing families and friends together. It is a time for helping others, but all of this should be held together by the "Reason for the Season".
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MTSU Beats Vanderbilt at Bridgestone Arena 56 - 52
MTSU - WINS! On Friday night the Blue Raiders BEAT Vanderbilt at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. MTSU was playing as the home team. The final score was 56 to 52. Chip Walters stated, "and another SEC school goes down!"
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Nissan Donates Leaf Vehicles to MTSU
Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.
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Current Obituary Information

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Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
(615) 893-2422
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Woodfin Funeral Chapels
(615) 893-5151
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167

Murfreesboro Funeral Home
(615) 896-2229
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
(931) 685-4200
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Rucker Memorial Chapel
(615) 895-2200
1505 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Scales and Sons Funeral Home
(615) 893-1313
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Hellum Funeral Home
(615) 893-4323
611 S HIGHLAND AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268

Cemetery Maps

Cannon County
Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-3237

Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316

Bedford County

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356

Gowen-Smith Chapel
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372

Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256

Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011

Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445

Coffee County

Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329

Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481

Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963

J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723

Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505

Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486

DeKalb County
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615)597-4321
Fax: (615)597-8321

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Fax: (615)597-5254

Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323

Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173

Marshall County
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233

Warren County
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343

Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428

McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663

Wilson County
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318

Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142

Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459

Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618

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