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People Helping People: Free Food and Clothing to Those in Need in Rutherford County

"Feed My Sheep Ministries" event will be this Saturday at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 111 Lytle Street.

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UPDATE: Suspect in Riverview Subdivision home invasion says he sentenced too long
UPDATE: Suspect in Riverview Subdivision home invasion says he sentenced too long

Looking back to one of two cases that sparked the arrest of Mikita in 2012, a female victim said that she was asleep on her sofa when someone entered her house. She awoke to confront Mikita in her hallway.

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Need Food? Here is your chance to gain free food
Need Food? Here is your chance to gain free food

The free USDA Commodity Food Program will be handing out free food in September.

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Amateur Radio Club's to hold  Field Day exercise at the StoneCrest Hospital in Smyrna
Amateur Radio Club's to hold Field Day exercise at the StoneCrest Hospital in Smyrna

On June 27th and 28th 2015 (Saturday and Sunday) the Stones River Amateur Radio Club and the Rutherford County Amateur Radio Emergency Services will hold their annual Field Day exercise at the StoneCrest Hospital in Smyrna.

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Looking back to early days at WGNS (brief step back into history)
Looking back to early days at WGNS (brief step back into history)

WGNS thought we would take a brief look back into local radio history with the wife of Carl Tipton.

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The ULTIMATE Babysitting 101 in Murfreesboro at SportsCom was a success!
The ULTIMATE Babysitting 101 in Murfreesboro at SportsCom was a success!

“The girls in the class are at an age where they could understand the information given them and could appreciate the seriousness of the situations that were covered..."

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Shoplifting case leads to the potential charges of
Shoplifting case leads to the potential charges of "Aggravated Robbery"

An incident report obtained by WGNS on Tuesday shows that the suspect stuffed the shorts down his pants.

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Convicted rapist in Murfreesboro allegedly tampered with his tracking device
Convicted rapist in Murfreesboro allegedly tampered with his tracking device

A 33-year old sex offender who failed to properly check in as required by law has been rearrested. 

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Dance Recital Photos from Patterson Park Community Center
Dance Recital Photos from Patterson Park Community Center

A dance recital was recently held at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro. These are a few pictures from that event. We thought we would share the talent. 

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Murfreesboro children 18 and younger can participate in the FREE summer feeding program
Murfreesboro children 18 and younger can participate in the FREE summer feeding program

Children do not have to register in advance, they simply stop by any of the locations at the designated times to enjoy a healthy meal.

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Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland Jumps Right In... We Asked What He Thought About Public Transportation?
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland Jumps Right In... We Asked What He Thought About Public Transportation?

New Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland was asked by WGNS about transportation plans for the future and he told us he would love to expand the Rover bus, but…

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MORE Shingles have been STOLEN in the 'Boro
MORE Shingles have been STOLEN in the 'Boro

Murfreesboro Police have another case of stolen shingles on their hands. This is shingle theft number six. 

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Truck stolen and then sold as if it belonged to the Murfreesboro thief
Truck stolen and then sold as if it belonged to the Murfreesboro thief

A homeless Murfreesboro man originally from Ohio has been arrested for allegedly stealing a truck.

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Surgical laser stolen in Murfreesboro - Where is it?
Surgical laser stolen in Murfreesboro - Where is it?

Here’s a strange theft that WGNS has never reported in our 66-years of broadcasting… 

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Murfreesboro, TN has a real Beach for kids to build sand castles on? Sort of.
Murfreesboro, TN has a real Beach for kids to build sand castles on? Sort of.

Thomas Laird with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department told WGNS a beach party…

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Many local churches held community events on Saturday in Rutherford County
Many local churches held community events on Saturday in Rutherford County

New Vision Baptist Church was one of several local churches that held family events for children in our community on Saturday…

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 New Study: Tennessee Physicians Support 143,229 Jobs, $20.1B in Economic Impact
New Study: Tennessee Physicians Support 143,229 Jobs, $20.1B in Economic Impact

Tennessee’s patient care physicians fulfill a vital role in the state’s economy by supporting more than 143,000 jobs and generating $20.1 billion in economic activity, according to a new report released today by the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

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U-haul truck stolen in Murfreesboro
U-haul truck stolen in Murfreesboro

Here is a theft you don’t expect to hear about… A U-Haul truck was stolen from… you guessed it, U-Haul. 

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Armed robber got away with no cash, only a check card in Murfreesboro
Armed robber got away with no cash, only a check card in Murfreesboro

As one might imagine, most college students don't have any money. At least that was the case in this situation.

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Truck stolen and later recovered a block away in Murfreesboro

A Ford F-150 was stolen out of a driveway on Monet Court in Murfreesboro on Thursday. 

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Man says subject claiming to be his "Half-Brother" stole over $10,000 from him

A man claiming to be the half-brother of another man in Rutherford County has reportedly stolen over $10,000 from the victims’ checking account.

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Special Fundraiser for the Fisher house in Murfreesboro
Special Fundraiser for the Fisher house in Murfreesboro

The Fisher House in Murfreesboro is holding a fundraiser this Saturday at the Stones River Country Club on Broad Street. Phil Barnett, who is with the Tennessee Fisher house Foundation, explains...

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Six Decades of Country Music on Display at MTSU
Six Decades of Country Music on Display at MTSU

A new exhibit showcasing photos from six decades of country music captured by the lenses of three distinguished photographers opens Thursday, March 20, in MTSU’s nationally renowned Baldwin Photographic Gallery.

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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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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander comments on increasing minimum wage for federal employees and Joe Carr for Senate comments on Common Core Standards

“The president’s directive—combined with his support for a minimum wage hike, his executive order increasing minimum wage for federal employees..."

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TN Sees fewer "TB" cases, but case complexity is more difficult than ever

The number of confirmed cases of tuberculosis, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, reached a historic low in Tennessee in 2013. However, many TB cases seen in Tennessee in recent years are complex and more challenging for health care providers to treat. 

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Unknown caller told victim he was Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and that he owed money to the IRS?
Unknown caller told victim he was Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and that he owed money to the IRS?

One of those calls came from a man claiming to be Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. 

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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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REMINDER: Your Online Murfreesboro Electric Account will go DEAD March 31st
REMINDER: Your Online Murfreesboro Electric Account will go DEAD March 31st

Big changes for Murfreesboro Electric Customers... Amy Byers, the spokesperson for the electric department, tells us that you will be able to view more details about your account then ever before online.

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Murfreesboro Police respond to call of female screaming and gun shots
Murfreesboro Police respond to call of female screaming and gun shots

M-P-D Officers later made contact with the suspect and after a police interview, he was charged with “Aggravated Assault.” 

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Troops in Smyrna, TN Preparing for Year Long Deployment to Afghanistan
Troops in Smyrna, TN Preparing for Year Long Deployment to Afghanistan

Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1176th Transportation Company, based in Smyrna, TN are scheduled to depart on Sunday morning (Mar. 16), for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan...

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Fundraiser to help local organization that focuses on those with intellectual disabilities

The disability services provider that supports adults with intellectual disabilities with choosing and realizing their visions of how they want to live, work and socialize will host its Annual Celebration & Silent Auction from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

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Think Pink Bunco Tournament to benefit breast cancer education and awareness is March 21
Think Pink Bunco Tournament to benefit breast cancer education and awareness is March 21

This marks the second year for the Think Pink® Bunco Tournament. The community-wide fundraiser benefits breast cancer education and awareness through the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. 

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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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Information needed on robbery at Dollar General Store on Lascassas Pike
Information needed on robbery at Dollar General Store on Lascassas Pike

Information is needed about an armed suspect and a companion who robbed the Dollar General store Sunday night at 2706 Lascassas Pike, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective said.

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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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Alleged Road Rage incident reported in Murfreesboro

According to a Murfreesboro Police report, a 6-month old baby was injured in a road rage incident. Evidently, another motorist who was named in the report, is accused of throwing a cologne bottle...

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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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27-Year old man allegedly video's 16-year old getting out of the shower
27-Year old man allegedly video's 16-year old getting out of the shower

27-Year old Terry S. Wilson has been arrested on charges of “Attempted Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor” and “Unlawful Photography.” Wilson, who lives in Eagleville, was apprehended on Wednesday.

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27-Year old man allegedly video's 16-year old getting out of the shower
27-Year old man allegedly video's 16-year old getting out of the shower

27-Year old Terry S. Wilson has been arrested on charges of “Attempted Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor” and “Unlawful Photography.” Wilson, who lives in Eagleville, was apprehended on Wednesday.

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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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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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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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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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At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or
At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or "Colored Only" restrooms?

You will love this story and the soundbytes that go with it. The woman in these clips is so full of life, despite her age. Imagine all that you would see in 90-years. Imagine the stories you would have to tell.

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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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Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Tramel has officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff. You may recall in July of 2013, Tramel told WGNS News that he was called into Sheriff Arnold's office on June 6th and asked if he planned on running against him in 2014? 

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UPDATE: Wine in Grocery Stores Not Quite a Done Deal Yet, But Very Close
UPDATE: Wine in Grocery Stores Not Quite a Done Deal Yet, But Very Close

The “Wine in Grocery Stores” is nearly a 100-Percent GO, but not just yet. It passed in the house this week, but will come back to the Senate on Monday. Senator Bill Ketron (Republican), who lives in Murfreesboro, stated…

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Appeal Courts and Supreme Court of TN Agree with Rutherford County Courts on Case Dealing with 70-Pounds of Marijuana
Appeal Courts and Supreme Court of TN Agree with Rutherford County Courts on Case Dealing with 70-Pounds of Marijuana

A man who entered a conditional guilty plea in Rutherford County to one count of conspiracy to sell over seventy pounds of marijuana and one count of possessing over seventy pounds of marijuana was denied an appeal on Tuesday.

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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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Simple Police Stop Leads to Three Arrests in Murfreesboro
Simple Police Stop Leads to Three Arrests in Murfreesboro

The 31-year old woman was charged with DUI #1, Driving on a Revoked License for the 4th time and simple possession of a sc

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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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Same Sex Marraige, Marijuana and Guns! What More Can You Ask in the Polls?

Additionally, the poll measured attitudes toward abortion, further restricting access to pseudoephedrine, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, and repealing the new federal healthcare law.

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Car Reported as Stolen - Woman Who Reported Car Stolen Said to be In the Car When Car was Recovered
Car Reported as Stolen - Woman Who Reported Car Stolen Said to be In the Car When Car was Recovered

A woman was charged with filing a false report in Murfreesboro after the car she reported as stolen was spotted driving down South Rutherford Boulevard with her inside of it.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Confirms Human Remains Found Sunday Sent to Medical Examiner

Human remains found Sunday and Monday off Big Springs Road have been sent to the state medical examiner's office for possible identification, Sheriff Robert Arnold said.

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UPDATE: Accident on Medical Center Parkway at the I-24 Exit Ramp Results in Death 4-Days Later

77-Year old Ned Livingston was the passenger in one of the three cars involved in the mishap on January 27th at 2:30 in the afternoon.

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Local Bank Recognized as one of the top Rural Development Lenders in the State of Tennessee
Local Bank Recognized as one of the top Rural Development Lenders in the State of Tennessee

First National Mortgage Services, LLC Vice President, Becky Walker said  “We are pleased to be honored as being a top lender in the State of Tennessee and honored in assisting over 140 families with their home loan needs.” 

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More and More Local Residents Continue to Rack Up
More and More Local Residents Continue to Rack Up "Driving on a Suspended License" Charges

A charge of “Driving on Suspended license" for the 5th time was filed against a Murfreesboro woman after she was pulled over for having a brake light out.

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Local Restaurant Enjoyed by Thousands Every Year Broken Into

Only about $100 was actually stolen from the restaurant, but about $2,000 worth of food had to be thrown out… 

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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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Tennessee Children Have Problems READING - Do Your Kids?

A new report finds that despite progress made over the last decade, only about one-in-three students in the state are proficient at reading when he or she reaches the fourth grade.

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Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Moves Forward in the TN Senate - Rutherford County Residents May Be Able to Vote it In by Nov.
Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Moves Forward in the TN Senate - Rutherford County Residents May Be Able to Vote it In by Nov.

Legislation that would let Tennesseans in certain communities vote on whether to allow the sale of wine in retail food stores via a local referendum was approved 23 to 8 by the State Senate on Thursday. 

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Murfreesboro Man Accused of Stealing Over $12,000 of Jewelry in DeKalb County
Murfreesboro Man Accused of Stealing Over $12,000 of Jewelry in DeKalb County

A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...

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Homeless Man Allegedly Injured in Residential Break-in Treated at Murfreesboro Hospital Then Taken to Jail
Homeless Man Allegedly Injured in Residential Break-in Treated at Murfreesboro Hospital Then Taken to Jail

A homeless man who was reportedly injured in a residential burglary that allegedly occurred in Murfreesboro was treated at the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital for injuries sustained...

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Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Scores
Murfreesboro Youth Basketball Scores

2014 Murfreesboro Basketball League Week two scores have been released. WGNS has the update below...

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Arrested Suspect Claims He Was Taking Crack Cocaine to a Junkie in Murfreesboro

The Officer reported that upon making contact with Robert A. McAdoo, he seemed nervous. Officer Gann patted McAdoo down and felt something in his pocket. 

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ANOTHER Big Theft at Victoria's Secret of Murfreesboro
ANOTHER Big Theft at Victoria's Secret of Murfreesboro

Past police reports confirm that the Victoria’s Secret Store in the Avenue and at the local shopping mall are the most heavily shoplifted stores in the City of Murfreesboro, financially speaking.

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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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Two Murfreesboro Suspects Arrested in Cadillac Escalade and Ford F-150 Theft Case
Two Murfreesboro Suspects Arrested in Cadillac Escalade and Ford F-150 Theft Case

A 26-year old man who lives in the area of St. Andrews Drive was arrested on “Theft Over $10,000” charges this past week.

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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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Murfreesboro City Schools are Welcoming New Technology this Week with  5,000 New iPads and Laptops
Murfreesboro City Schools are Welcoming New Technology this Week with 5,000 New iPads and Laptops

New laptop computers and iPads for school students in Murfreesboro elementary schools.

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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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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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Limo Driver from Nashville Arrested in Murfreesboro for Failing to Sign Traffic Citation
Limo Driver from Nashville Arrested in Murfreesboro for Failing to Sign Traffic Citation
Have you ever asked a police officer what would happen if you fail to sign a traffic citation? A limousine driver from Nashville found out the answer the hard way.
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By The Numbers: What the Red Cross Did in Tennessee During the 2013 Year
By The Numbers: What the Red Cross Did in Tennessee During the 2013 Year
Tennessee Volunteer Region Red Cross Responds to 932 Disasters in 2013 -- Effort part of overall Red Cross response to 146 large disasters nationwide..
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WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)
WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)

A lot has changed over the years, but one thing in our community has remained constant. While Jan. 1st rang in a new year, it also rang in the 67th anniversary for WGNS. 

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Why Not Go Hiking on New Year's Day in Tennessee?
Why Not Go Hiking on New Year's Day in Tennessee?
Tennessee State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes on New Year’s Day. Each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year as part of the quarterly hikes program.
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City of Murfreesboro Seeking a NEW City Wide Comprehensive Plan for the New Year! Last
City of Murfreesboro Seeking a NEW City Wide Comprehensive Plan for the New Year! Last "Plan" was Adopted in 1989...
The comprehensive plan, once formulated and adopted, will serve as the principal guide for community and governmental decision making regarding land use, zoning, transportation planning, utility capacity and construction, economic development, traffic management, recreation, capital budgeting, provision of municipal services and facilities, housing, and community engagement. 
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Man Allegedly Pulls Knife on Customer in Bar on Murfreesboro Square
Man Allegedly Pulls Knife on Customer in Bar on Murfreesboro Square
Murfreesboro Police responded to a bar located at 114 South Maple Street on the local square in regards to an armed suspect early Sunday morning.
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Shoplifting, Methamphetamine and Xanax - Oh My!
A man who allegedly took a bag containing only a small amount of methamphetamine into a Murfreesboro Walmart store faces several misdemeanor citations. 
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New Seat-belt Laws in Tennessee for KIDS
New laws regarding child passenger restraints take effect this week on Jan. 1.
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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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Bill Taylor Helping Out Former Student Diagnosed with Leukemia
Bill Taylor Helping Out Former Student Diagnosed with Leukemia
Eleven-year-old Kobe Lowe attended the school for a few months before receiving his diagnosis at the end of September. Since then, Kobe has been at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, undergoing aggressive treatment.
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Subject in Rutherford County Victim of Blackmail After Video Chat Online
Subject in Rutherford County Victim of Blackmail After Video Chat Online
A victim in his late teens in the Rutherford County area was the target of a blackmail in recent days. 
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Stealing Toys for Christmas?
A Walmart Loss Prevention Officer managed to chase off two shoplifting suspects who exited the Old Fort Parkway store the day before Christmas Eve with over $700 worth of toys and computer related items in their shopping cart. 
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UPDATE: Second Arrest Made in the First Cash Robbery that Occurred Dec. 17th in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Second Arrest Made in the First Cash Robbery that Occurred Dec. 17th in Murfreesboro
Jamison then described the suspect to officers as being a black male standing 6 foot 2. The reported robber however was not black at all… It was later determined that her white boyfriend conspired...
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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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Copper Theft Cost More Than Cost of Copper in Murfreesboro
Copper Theft Cost More Than Cost of Copper in Murfreesboro
The contractor that reported the theft told police the labor to install the copper cost about 4-Grand.
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ARSON in Murfreesboro - Fire Took Place Late Wednesday Night
ARSON in Murfreesboro - Fire Took Place Late Wednesday Night
According to Assistant Fire Marshal Michael Bartlett, two key witnesses saw a person in the area at the time of ignition. They also reported seeing the same person flee the scene. 
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UPDATE: 50-Bikes to Less Fortunate Children in Rutherford County
UPDATE: 50-Bikes to Less Fortunate Children in Rutherford County
On Thursday (December 19, 2013), the Rutherford County Fire Department and the Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, along with Mapco Stores will be donating 50 (fifty) bicycles to children who are less fortunate in Rutherford County.
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Shop with a Cop in Murfreesboro Went Well!
Several Murfreesboro Police Department Officers spent Saturday morning shopping with some very special young people. 
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Man Reported as MISSING by Wife was Found by Police in Murfreesboro - WANTED IN New Jersey
Man Reported as MISSING by Wife was Found by Police in Murfreesboro - WANTED IN New Jersey
A man currently residing in Murfreesboro was pulled over on South Highland Avenue and issued a verbal warning for not wearing a seatbelt… but there is much more to this story.
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UPDATE: MTSU and North China University Ink Agreement (Video Also Included)
UPDATE: MTSU and North China University Ink Agreement (Video Also Included)
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee wrapped up a recent trip to China with an academic exchange agreement with the North China University of Technology, with initial focus on ties to the MTSU Jones College of Business.
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Local Resident Steve Morton Raises Over $65,000 for Make A Wish Foundation
Morton got involved in the foundation after his son was granted a wish. He told us his son Tyler started having problems breathing when he was 10…
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Governor Haslam Announces $625,007 Grant for Equipment Funding in Murfreesboro and Thanks Rep. Dawn White
Governor Haslam Announces $625,007 Grant for Equipment Funding in Murfreesboro and Thanks Rep. Dawn White
While in town, Governor Haslam announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment needed at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro. Gov. Haslam also spoke candidly about the role of local politicians…
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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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The Rutherford County Christmas Parade is This Sunday at 2pm
The Rutherford County Christmas Parade is This Sunday at 2pm
The annual Christmas Parade for Rutherford County is THIS SUNDAY, and while the event may last only one day... volunteers with WGNS spend months planning and organizing the event.
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Hippie Hill Hosting a Fundraiser in Murfreesboro
Hippie Hill Hosting a Fundraiser in Murfreesboro
Hippie Hill, a location that many homeless call home in Rutherford County, is hosting a fundraiser on Friday night in Murfreesboro.
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Why Would You Steal 14-Pairs of Jeans? AND - $500 of Bras...
Why Would You Steal 14-Pairs of Jeans? AND - $500 of Bras...
Altar’d State on Medical Center Parkway reported the theft of 14-pairs of jeans on Saturday.
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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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Governor Bill Haslam Says Teachers Need to be Paid MORE MONEY
Governor Bill Haslam Says Teachers Need to be Paid MORE MONEY
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he’s committed to improving the salaries of the state’s teachers and plans to provide some degree of funding in his proposed budget to start doing so.
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Another Motorcycle Stolen in the City of Murfreesboro
Another Motorcycle Stolen in the City of Murfreesboro
We have yet another motorcycle theft to report in Murfreesboro. This will mark street bike theft number 8 this year. Plus, one dirt bike was also taken several months ago.
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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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Murfreesboro Electric Speaking Out About Recent Electric Department Scams (with audio)
Murfreesboro Electric Speaking Out About Recent Electric Department Scams (with audio)
Unknown persons continue calling on local businesses and telling them they owe money for past due electric bills. Hear what the electric department says about this HERE...
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"Former" Tennessee Titans to Play Football in Murfreesboro on Saturday? What For?
Former Tennessee Titans players like Chris Sanders will be in Murfreesboro on Saturday to play football and help raise money for the Shop with a Cop program.
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Police Learn of Possible Beer Heist at Walmart
Police Learn of Possible Beer Heist at Walmart
Police responded to Walmart on South Rutherford Boulevard several days ago after an employee witnessed a woman load her buggy with several cases of beer and paper towels and leave the store without paying for the merchandise.
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INTERESTING: Swap and Shop has been On the Airwaves Since 1947 (With Audio and Pictures)
INTERESTING: Swap and Shop has been On the Airwaves Since 1947 (With Audio and Pictures)
It gives listeners a chance to experiance what radio was like int the 1940's and 1950's. You could almost say, it was the CraigsList of the era during that time frame. It gave folks a chance to instantly sell their car, their house, their bike, etc. Today, the form of communication still works great for some. 
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See Pictures of Inside the WGNS Studio and More
See Pictures of Inside the WGNS Studio and More
WGNS has years and years of history within our walls. Much of our old equipment is either in storage or on display within the station today.
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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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UPDATE: Suspect Accused of Stabbing Cab Driver in Neck to File Plea in Court at End of Month
UPDATE: Suspect Accused of Stabbing Cab Driver in Neck to File Plea in Court at End of Month
Suspect acccused of stabbing a Murfreesboro cab driver in April will appear in court to file a plea on Halloween morning. 

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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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Rutherford County Books from Birth Holding Fundraiser Planned by Local Mom
Rutherford County Books from Birth Holding Fundraiser Planned by Local Mom
The program is free to children and parents, but the actual cost of the program is $27 per year, per child, and is split evenly between each county-wide program and the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation. This pays for the cost of the books and postage.
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GANG Grant for the City of Murfreesboro... Why? To Fight Gang Activity!
GANG Grant for the City of Murfreesboro... Why? To Fight Gang Activity!
In 2009, Edward M. Yarbrough, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, announced a 64-count indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, charging nine individuals with the commission of violent crimes in furtherance of racketeering activity. 
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GOOD TIMES: Murfreesboro Middle Half This Weekend! RUN!
GOOD TIMES: Murfreesboro Middle Half This Weekend! RUN!
The streets of Murfreesboro will welcome 3,000 half marathon athletes on Saturday, October 12 after selling out in just two hours in June.
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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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Suspect in Riverview Subdivision
Suspect in Riverview Subdivision "Aggravated Kidnapping" Case Headed to Trial on Friday
An entire day has been set aside in Circuit Court for a Rutherford County trial involving a 24-year old man accused of an alleged home invasion that reportedly took place in 2012. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FUN: Engineering for Kids at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro
FUN: Engineering for Kids at the Discovery Center in Murfreesboro
Engineering is a field that has had a great deal of press lately and rightfully so. In the next ten years, the demand for engineers will be four times what it is today.
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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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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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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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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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Free Food for those in Need in Rutherford County This Sunday Morning
Free Food for those in Need in Rutherford County This Sunday Morning
Judy Warnack told WGNS that beginning this Sunday (September 22, 2013) at 10:00 am free food will be given to those in need.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is Cool: Sony Music Nashville Chairman — and MTSU Alumnus to Speak at MTSU on Tuesday Evening
This is Cool: Sony Music Nashville Chairman — and MTSU Alumnus to Speak at MTSU on Tuesday Evening
Sony Music Nashville chairman — and MTSU alumnus — Gary Overton will speak at MTSU on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in Room 221 of the McWherter Learning Resources Center. 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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TennCare / Obama Care Related Issue: 16,000 Tennesseans May Have a Problem in 2014
TennCare / Obama Care Related Issue: 16,000 Tennesseans May Have a Problem in 2014
In 2006, then-Governor Phil Bredesen signed CoverTennessee into law giving thousands of people not purged off of TennCare access to some type of health care. It not only helped small business owners, but also struggling families and children.
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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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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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Meth Suspect Re-Arrested Second Time to Appear in Court This Month
Meth Suspect Re-Arrested Second Time to Appear in Court This Month
A man who was arrested for allegedly having a meth lab this past April and later re-arrested on similar charges in July will appear in court this month.
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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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Rescheduled DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
Rescheduled DUI Checkpoint in Rutherford County
The checkpoints are part of the continuing effort by the Smyrna Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol to reduce impaired driving on the roads of Rutherford County.
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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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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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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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Labor Day Message: Sobriety Checkpoint on
Labor Day Message: Sobriety Checkpoint on "GO" and Road Construction to be PAUSED...
Sobriety checkpoint is coming up for Rutherford County motorist. Also - Road construction will be paused this weekend...
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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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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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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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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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Parking Situation Could Be Hectic Thursday Night for MTSU Home Opener
Parking Situation Could Be Hectic Thursday Night for MTSU Home Opener
MTSU’s Blue Raiders will be playing the Western Carolina Catamounts beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The game will be "LIVE" on WGNS Thursday night. 
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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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United Way is Getting Healthy
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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UH-OH: Company Installing Electric Charges in Murfreesboro Having Problems
When you drive past an electric charging station at a shopping center in Murfreesboro you rarely see an electric vehicle. That is not a good sign for the company that installs the electric re-charge posts.
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Woman Allegedly Bit Manager of Gas Station While Reportedly Stealing Beer
Woman Allegedly Bit Manager of Gas Station While Reportedly Stealing Beer
The manager of Uncle Sandy’s Truck Stop on South Church Street evidently stopped an alleged thief from stealing two 24-oz. beers on Tuesday night. 
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Wine Around the Square Will Be on Sept. 20th
Wine Around the Square Will Be on Sept. 20th
The event is a progressive wine-tasting, food sampling and music event outdoors around the historic downtown Square in Murfreesboro. WATS is a casual, fun, “hip” evening for all ages.  
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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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Protesters Chant and Raise Signs on Medical Center Parkway Saturday - See Pictures and Hear Audio
Protesters Chant and Raise Signs on Medical Center Parkway Saturday - See Pictures and Hear Audio
If you drove down I-24 and looked up as you passed under Medical Center Parkway on Saturday you may have noticed protesters suggesting President Obama should be impeached.
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Two Year Old Found Walking Down Murfreesboro Street at 11PM, Mother Arrested
Police are investigating why two year old child was found wandering down a Murfreesboro street at 11:00 at night earlier this week.
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Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Melvin Cunningham Retires...
Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Melvin Cunningham Retires...
Murfreesboro Police Sergeant Melvin Cunningham is retiring his badge after 34-years of service to the community.
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Better Business Bureau WARNS Residents About Pool Installation Company in Middle TN
Better Business Bureau WARNS Residents About Pool Installation Company in Middle TN
The Better Business Bureau is warning area residents to use caution when choosing a company to build a pool in their backyard.
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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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Pilot Who Died in Alabama UPS Cargo Plane Flight Previously Lived in Murfreesboro
Pilot Who Died in Alabama UPS Cargo Plane Flight Previously Lived in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro resident Kim Honeycutt told WGNS she has fond memories of Fanning who was currently living in Moore County with her husband Bret Fanning. 
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Woman Allegedly Uses Juveniles to Reportedly Attempt Theft
Woman Allegedly Uses Juveniles to Reportedly Attempt Theft
Few details can be released about a case involving a woman who allegedly used children to reportedly help her attempt to commit a theft...
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Rutherford County Inmates Graduate from Two Month Long Electrical Class
"Anything we can do to benefit inmates will get people on the right track,” Lt. Deal said.
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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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Home Under Construction Vandalized
A $400,000 home that is under construction was badly vandalized this past weekend.
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$23.5 Million in Parking Options Now Available on the MTSU Campus
$23.5 Million in Parking Options Now Available on the MTSU Campus
Built by Messer Construction, the $23.5 million garages were paid for with student fees instituted a few years ago.
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Man Asked to Leave Murfreesboro Party, Man Allegedly Stabbed Person Who Asked Him to Leave the Shindig
Man Asked to Leave Murfreesboro Party, Man Allegedly Stabbed Person Who Asked Him to Leave the Shindig
A 22-year old Murfreesboro man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly stabbing someone when they reportedly asked him to leave their party.
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County Once Again Discussing a New Judicial Building to be Built in Near Future
County Once Again Discussing a New Judicial Building to be Built in Near Future
Plans for a new building which are only ideas at this point, have not been released.
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Read To Succeed Literacy March (with Audio and Pictures)
Read To Succeed Literacy March (with Audio and Pictures)
Before the Literacy walk began, guest speaker Fred Bailey who is the founder of Children are People, thanked educators for their hard work.
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Man Charged with 4th DUI in Murfreesboro
During a search of Elmore’s vehicle, officers say they found 28 Xanax pills with someone else’s name on the bottle. 
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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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Sex Offender Arrested at Kids Castle in Murfreesboro Thanks to GPS Device
Sex Offender Arrested at Kids Castle in Murfreesboro Thanks to GPS Device
32-year old Kodi Riko Chaney was tracked down by police because of the GPS monitoring device on his ankle. 
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Duo BUSTED for Alleged Involvement in Starting a Car Fire in Murfreesboro
Duo BUSTED for Alleged Involvement in Starting a Car Fire in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Fire Marshal's Division and Murfreesboro Police Department brought charges against two people late Thursday night after the initial investigation into a car fire.
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Murfreesboro Man Allegedly Wearing Joker Mask While Armed with a Handgun Arrested in Road Rage Incident
Murfreesboro Man Allegedly Wearing Joker Mask While Armed with a Handgun Arrested in Road Rage Incident
On the arrest report for Jordan Scott, it list his alias or nickname as being “Joker.”
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NO WAY! 4th HUGE Panties and Bra Theft from Murfreesboro Victoria Secret Store
NO WAY! 4th HUGE Panties and Bra Theft from Murfreesboro Victoria Secret Store
Someone LOVES panties! This is the 4th time in the past two months that Victoria Secret has been targeted by thieves.
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MORE Fake Cash Hits Murfreesboro, TN - It's Raining Cash!
MORE Fake Cash Hits Murfreesboro, TN - It's Raining Cash!
Unknown men have successfully used counterfeit $100 bills at the Carmike Movie Theater and at a gas station on Highway 96.
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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Concentrating on School Safety During 40-Hour School Resource Officer Course
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Concentrating on School Safety During 40-Hour School Resource Officer Course
“Having an SRO in every school is very important to the community for the safety of our children of Rutherford County ,” Sheriff Arnold said.
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Special Kids Camp Ability Continues - Visit from the MTSU Basketball Team This Week
The MTSU basketball team will visit local nonprofit Special Kids’ summer day camp, Camp Ability, on Thursday.
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Murfreesboro City Schools Report High Marks in Past TCAP Scores - What Will Happen This Upcoming School Year?
TCAP Achievement Level Results for Grades 3-8 show Murfreesboro City Schools teachers and students can celebrate their accomplishments for the 2012-13 school year.
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Woman Claims She Found Child Porn on Husbands Computer - Computers Taken In As Evidence
At this point no arrest has been made and names are not being released as the case appears to be under investigation.
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Remodel of McDonald's on Memorial Blvd. Reveals Retro McDonald's Underneath Facade in Murfreesboro (See Picture)
Remodel of McDonald's on Memorial Blvd. Reveals Retro McDonald's Underneath Facade in Murfreesboro (See Picture)
Do you remember the old McDonalds with the red roof? 
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37 Bottles of Perfume STOLEN from Local Store in the Avenue
37 Bottles of Perfume STOLEN from Local Store in the Avenue
At this point the shoplifters have not been caught and it is not known if the perfume heist is related to the underwear theft at the nearby Victoria Secret store. 
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Amazon.com Fulfillment Center Now Hiring
Amazon.com Fulfillment Center Now Hiring
The company is hiring 5,000 employees at 17 different fulfillment centers in the United States.
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Random Gunshots Heard in Downtown Murfreesboro Area
No one was hurt, but reports indicate this type of scenario unfolds quite often.
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VIDEO: What We Do and Don't Do at WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN - Funny
VIDEO: What We Do and Don't Do at WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN - Funny
This is a funny little video about what we do and don't do at WGNS radio. 
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Company Looking to Hire for Murfreesboro Positions Next Week
The company is looking to hire several industrial janitorial employees for their Lebanon and Murfreesboro locations.
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38-Year WGNS Personality Jerry Brown Honored By County Schools
A WGNS' on-air personality for 38-years was honored at the last Rutherford County Schools board meeting. County Schools Director Don Odom presented Jerry D. Brown, Sr. with an honorary high school diploma.
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VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro
VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro

In this most recent video, the woman we spoke to told WGNS that she is homeless because she has been on the run from a domestic violence situation. 

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Not So Gift Like: Trio Charged in Gift Card Scheme in Rutherford County
Not So Gift Like: Trio Charged in Gift Card Scheme in Rutherford County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged three individuals for running a gift card scheme after they were indicted by the Rutherford County grand jury earlier this month. 

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Gun Possession is an Arrestable Offense for Some Folks in Murfreesboro - See Why...
Gun Possession is an Arrestable Offense for Some Folks in Murfreesboro - See Why...

The passenger in a car pulled over in the area of Bradyville Pike for having a broken taillight was arrested by Murfreesboro Police for possessing a gun.

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MTSU Dean Chimes in on the First Amendment in America

34 percent of Americans say the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees, up from 13 percent in last year’s survey.

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SAY WHAT? Several Thousand Dollars Worth of Bras and Panties STOLEN in Murfreesboro!
SAY WHAT? Several Thousand Dollars Worth of Bras and Panties STOLEN in Murfreesboro!

So, how many bras and panties can a person wear at once? 

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Who Do The Courts Pick for Jury Duty in Rutherford County? Registered Voters or Daily Drivers?

Judge David Bragg told us that things have changed over the years and most people in our community have never been picked for jury duty before.

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City Hall Art Exhibit Revolves Around Local Wetlands - Also, See Video from the Top of the WGNS Radio Tower

The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee's latest exhibit is entitled "Wetlands" and features the photographic work of Bob Timmerman, Dan Whittle, Terry Spence, and Harry Polny. Some of the pictures were taken at the base of the 328-foot tall WGNS radio tower. 

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Three Men Accused of Opening Fire at Each Other in Murfreesboro Park Taken to JAIL

Several men who allegedly fired multiple gun shots this past Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2013) near Roger’s Park in Murfreesboro have been arrested.

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Local Firemen Honor Young Children at Baseball Event
Imagine being a little kid and being honored by firemen for a good baseball game during awards night... Several Murfreesboro youngsters felt like hero's earlier this week when the fire department arrived at their event.
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Take the Challenge, The Doughboy Challenge - IT IS THIS SATURDAY!
The annual Doughboy Challenge is THIS WEEKEND (June 22), are you ready?
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Murfreesboro Fire Extinguished Flames at Local Townhome
MFRD’s Districts 1 and 2 were dispatched to a fire call at a two story townhome located at 417 Kubota Drive around 7:15 on Tuesday evening.
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Homeless Attack Homeless During Alleged Robbery Attempt in Murfreesboro
WGNS is continuing to follow the homeless situation throughout the City of Murfreesboro. 
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Man States He Was Victim to Armed Robbery... While Trying to Buy Cocaine in Downtown Murfreesboro Area
The report goes on to say, “He was shaking and stated he just had a gun in his face.” 
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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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United Way Hires Coordinator of Communications and Events
Murfreesboro native hired by United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. 
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Primary Care and Hope Clinic Hires New Nurse Practitioner
“We are thrilled to have Lita join our team,” states Lisa Terry, CEO, Primary Care and Hope Clinic.
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SportsCom Opens
SportsCom Opens "Boro Beach" - Take a Look Back into an Early WGNS Broadcast at SportsCom in 1987
Melinda Tate with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department told WGNS that “Boro Beach” is now officially open.
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SPLASH OUT Event for Local Children at Siegel Park
Marlane Sewell with the City of Murfreesboro told WGNS that next Thursday, June 6th, the annual Splash Out will be held at Siegel Park.
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John Q. Hammons Dies - The Man Behind Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (audio)
John Q. Hammons Dies - The Man Behind Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (audio)
John Q. Hammons, the man behind Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro, has passed away. 
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Do You Know the Symptoms of a STROKE?
There are an estimated 795,000 strokes in our country each year, yet 1 in 4 Americans could not name a single stroke risk factor.  
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How Much Do You Spend on Memorial Day Weekend? What About Gas Use for the Car?
Median spending during the Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be $659, 6 percent less than the $702 median spending last year. 
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Saturday and Sunday Were Great Days for Boating on Percy Priest Lake
We are told that the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency was out in full force this past weekend. 
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
A Murfreesboro man has been arrested on a felony charge of sexual exploitation of a minor, TWICE.
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"Flags of Remembrance...Healing Field" is Now "OPEN" For You to Visit for Free!
The flags are set up next to the Avenue shopping center on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.
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77-Year Old Murfreesboro Man Placed Under $200,000 Bond For Alleged Incident Involving a Child
A 77-year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested on aggravated sexual battery charges. Reports indicate the alleged victim is under the age of 13.
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19-Year Old Holding Cancer Research Fundraising Dinner in Honor of Deceased Father
Brittney’s father Brent Benefield, who was a volunteer fireman in Walterhill, died just four months after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
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What is Local Radio?
The simple question was asked to Scott Walker this week by an out of town potential advertiser with a corporate store in Rutherford County… “I hear some stations highlight the fact that they are locally owned and not part of a corporate conglomerate, so what exactly is local radio?”
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Local Teacher Wins Award, Says She Has Never Worked a Day in Her Life!
Local Teacher Wins Award, Says She Has Never Worked a Day in Her Life!
“When you love teaching children, you never work a day in your life. My award is not so much a result of an extraordinary teacher, but rather an extraordinary belief in my students..." 
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Suspect Accused of Hit and Run Pulled Out of His Car by Murfreesboro Police
Police observed the suspect vehicle within 1,000 feet of the accident and attempted to pull the culprit over. 
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Murfreesboro Resident Has Pilot's License Stolen in Armed Robbery
The armed robber cocked his weapon, but did not point it at the victim as he was stepping away.
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Masked Man in Bank, But No Robbery?
It is not known if he was about to rob the bank or just scoping the place out while wearing his robbery outfit.
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Rutherford County is Prepared for Babies!
“We are excited to offer this enhanced level of care to our community,” said Mark Sims, chief executive officer at TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna, Tenn. 
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Well, It Is Not a Big Cut in the Grocery Tax, But it is a Cut!
Well, It Is Not a Big Cut in the Grocery Tax, But it is a Cut!
The bill reduces the current tax from 5.25 percent to 5 percent. WGNS repeats... that is a (point) .25 percent decrease! 
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MTSU Centennial Campaign Closer to Fundraising Goal of $80,000,000
Middle Tennessee State University is inching closer and closer to their goal of raising $80-million in their Centennial Campaign. 
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Just Prior, During and After Murfreesboro Storm Tuesday, Emergency Workers Had Increase in Calls
 Apparently, a woman became trapped in an elevator when the power went out in downtown Murfreesboro. 
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A Ford F-150 Rolls Away and Into a Brand New SUV in Murfreesboro
The truck slipped out of gear and rolled across St. Clair Street, through the F & M Bank parking lot on Memorial and...
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Thieves are Currently After Your Medicine Cabinet - Did You Know That?
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold tells WGNS that thieves are after what may be in your medicine cabinet. 
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Suspect in Wilson County Fatality Arrested in Murfreesboro
The victim who was killed in the accident this past February was Megan Carter. 
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5-Drug Related Arrests Made at Murfreesboro Area Apartment Complex
Five men in their twenties who were in Murfreesboro are facing a serious list of charges for illegal drug sales.
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Kroger Apparently Believes You Must Have Money to Leave Store With Merchandise
Going Krogering without cash… A man and a woman were issued citations on Thursday after filling up a shopping cart with over $300 in merchandise and simply walking out of the store without paying for it. 
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It Was Held Thursday: Police Memorial Day 2013
It Was Held Thursday: Police Memorial Day 2013
Officers honored in Rutherford County included: William H. James (1942), Herbert McClanahan (1946), Samuel Enoch Vaughn (1953), Lewis Hendon (1957), Joseph Tomlinson (1999), Kay Rogers (2005), Byron Motley (2006), Matt Lovejoy (2007), Andy Wall (2011).
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Graphic Text Messages Continue
In Murfreesboro, a victim told police she received a graphic text message from what looked like a male shortly after allowing a stranger to use her phone.
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ALCOHOL ABUSERS: You May Have a Mental Illness
According to a report published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, 37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.  
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Suspect Accused of Tax Evasion to Be in Rutherford County Courtroom at End of Month
Court indictments show that a 39 year old Nashville man who recently owned a business in Smyrna has been indicted on ten counts of tax evasion charges in Rutherford County. 
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What Happened During the 2012-2013 Murfreesboro City School Year? TONS OF THINGS!
The Murfreesboro City Council approved land for the new school that will be on the west side of town.
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QUESTION: Would You Consent to a Search of Your Residence IF You Possibly Had Marijuana Growing Inside? Two Murfreesboro Folks Did...
With the permission of the tenants, the officers made their way inside where they wrote in a report that they found 8 large marijuana plants.
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Atmos Energy Undertaking Massive Project of Replacing 20,000 Feet of Pipe
Now through October, the company that supplies gas to Rutherford County residents is replacing over 20-thousand feet of pipe.
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Have a Handgun Permit? You are of the Minority in Rutherford County!
Have a Handgun Permit? You are of the Minority in Rutherford County!
The number of persons with a handgun carry permit is fairly low, considering Rutherford County has a population of about 300,000 residents.
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Man Drowned in Percy Priest Lake Over the Weekend
Authorities spent both Saturday evening and Sunday searching for a man’s body who drowned in Percy Priest Lake on Saturday. 
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"Little Evil" (alias) facing multiple charges in Rutherford County Courtroom
A Murfreesboro man who has the alias of “Little Evil” is facing a large number of charges this month in court.

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LOOKING BACK: Suspect in 2009 Murfreesboro Home Invasion Remains Behind Bars Until 2019
Reports indicate Beau Estes who was accused of that crime remains behind bars and will be released in almost exactly 6 years.

 
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Woman Charged with 3rd DUI with 10-Year Old in Car with her
A 42-year old woman who was described as “lethargic” was pulled over on Warrior Drive for failing to yield at the South Church Street intersection Wednesday evening at about 6.
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Suspect Accused of Tagging Things with "5150" and Breaking Into Cars
Murfreesboro has apparently seen its share of vandalism and burglaries in the Riverdale area in recent days. Someone has been tagging things with the numbers “5150.”

 
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Teen Accused of Raping 7-Year Old Scheduled to be In Court Next Week
The suspect is currently free on bond. When he appears in court next week he will be represented by Attorney Brandon Booten. 

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Lawsuit Against Rutherford County Parking Lot Issue Headed Back to Court
A court case involving a woman who fell in a county owned parking lot in 2009 is headed back to court.

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Three possible illegal aliens may be deported after Immigration Agency has their way with them
Law enforcement officers throughout Rutherford County were busy this past weekend. A total of three possible illegal immigrants were apprehended on various charges and now face possible deportation.

 
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Sprint to Offer Real Radio Tuners on Your Smart Phone (Not Just an App!)
Keep in mind, this is not the normal radio app, this is an actual over the air FM tuner in your phone... just like your car radio.

 
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Outdoor Activities Enjoyed by All on Monday, April 15th
The first day of spring may have been March 20th, but it first officially felt like spring on April 15th in Murfreesboro. Monday proved to be an excellent day for residents to get out and enjoy a wide variety of activities. Check out our photos.

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JUST PLAIN MEAN: Unknown Persons Steal 19-Year Old's Wheelchair
The report stated, “Upon returning to his residence approximately 30-minutes later, he noticed his wheelchair was missing.”

 
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K9 Meet Mr. White. Mr. White meet "police" K9
When the police officer and probation officer arrived at the address they introduced their partner to Mr. White… a K9.

 
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Simple tracking app allows police to retrieve stolen phone
A man and a woman visiting Murfreesboro told police they left their hotel room to hit the town, leaving behind an iPhone. The couple returned later that evening only to discover the phone was missing.

 
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Good Times! Kids Fishing Day at Fate Sanders Marina!
Two events geared towards children will allow kids the experience of fishing within the coming months. The events will be in June and July.

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WAIT - - WHAT? Human remains found in front of a home on Warrior Drive
Human remains located on Warrior Drive in front of a house. The odd discovery occurred around 1:00, Saturday morning.

 
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Murfreesboro woman claims to have been assaulted after taxi ride by unknown male
“I was able to observe her face to be swollen and bleeding from the nose and mouth.”

 
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Woman strikes gas pump, woman flees the scene (see picture)
While police do not have a name to the suspect, she was said to be a daily customer. Charges are likely to be filed in the near future, possibly for leaving the scene of an accident.

 
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3-Rape cases reported in past 4-days in Murfreesboro
WGNS is not releasing the police department incident report numbers in order to protect the identity of the victims in these recent cases. Once an arrest is made, we will release the name or names of the suspects charged.

 
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Murfreesboro turns out to be an excellent destination for thieves from all over the country to SHOP TILL' YA' DROP!
Police say a woman caught on video at the Toys R’ Us store in Murfreesboro is a suspect in an ID theft in Wicomico County, Maryland.

 
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Daytime Highway Patrol drivers license checkpoint scheduled for Friday
The Highway Patrol is back at it again. They plan another driver’s license checkpoint for this Friday…

 
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Marijuana, an ax and text messages - - How do these things go hand in hand?
A field sobriety test was conducted and Walton passed the tasks without a problem. Here is where the actual problem comes in for Walton...

 
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Spring Bash in the ‘Boro to host 1,800 soccer players - Murfreesboro TOP ten in U.S. for Soccer!
Soccer has already brought national recognition to Rutherford County and Murfreesboro. National website Livability.com ranked Murfreesboro one of the top 10 soccer cities in the U.S. along with Chapel Hill, N.C. and Scottsdale, AZ.

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Note from Tennessee: This is Minority Health Awareness Month
This annual observance is designed to raise awareness about health issues that affect racial and ethnic minority populations.

 
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BANG: Learn how to shoot the famous Barrett .50 rifle made in Murfreesboro
Ronnie Barrett was recently on WGNS where he told the audience that shooting his .50 caliber rifle was about as tame as shooting a 12 gauge shotgun.

 
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Murfreesboro Fire Department one of the lowest workers comp rates
Using statistics from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, it was determined that MFRD had 6 percent less injuries than the average for Fire Protection entities in the State of Tennessee and 9.5 percent less than the average for Fire Protection entities nationwide.


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Woman charged with DUI after wreck, says she smoked cracked 1 to 3 days prior to accident
The official arrest report shows that Brinkley admitted to the accident and told officers she had smoked crack one to three days prior.

 
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New stores, new roads and store expansions expected on S. Church St. in Murfreesboro
A Price Less IGA Grocery Store will soon open and the Kroger Store across from Indian Hills Golf Course will likely expand to include merchandise similar to what Walmart offers. A Goodwill store is also in the forecast for the south side.

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DUDE, Where's my boat?
A little detective work led officers to an address on North Maple Street where the boat was successfully located. 
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Smart Thinking - - Woman used her personal ID to cash a fraudulent check
If you are planning to steal a check or for that matter, just forge your own check – it is not a good idea to use your driver’s license to cash the check.
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Radio Advertising and Internet Statistics
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Bizarre: Entire heating and air unit stolen from the home of a local resident
The entire HVAC unit was totally missing from the side of the victims home. On March 20th the police were called to investigate.
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office releases 2012 crime statistics
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office releases 2012 crime statistics
No one lost their life to murder in 2012 within Rutherford County (outside the cities) as overall crime dropped 1 percent for the year, said Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold.
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Hear All Local WGNS Programs On Demand

At WGNS, our staff works very hard to ensure that you can go back and learn from past broadcasts if their is something that you would like to learn more about. You can now listen to past shows online or on your mobile device anytime.

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Our favorite section - the history of the WGNS studios (in pictorial form)
Our favorite section - the history of the WGNS studios (in pictorial form)
These are some neat pictures. The below photos are from the WGNS studios over the years. These are pictures from the 1940’s to today. You will love viewing the changes in technology. These are very interesting pictures. . 
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Murfreesboro woman charged with attempted murder after alleged stabbing
Murfreesboro woman accused of stabbing male roommate multiple times.
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From teacher to nurse practitioner to Irish Pub owner in Murfreesboro
From teacher to nurse practitioner to Irish Pub owner in Murfreesboro
Originally from the Nashville area where McGuire was a Metro school teacher for sixteen years, the family actually came to the ‘Boro by way of Oregon where Gary and wife Jennifer were family nurse practitioners.
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Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County
Help someone learn to read in Rutherford County
There are a large percentage of adults in our community that don’t know how to read. The hardest part of helping these individuals is getting them to come forward.
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Convicted Sex Offender already jailed sentenced a second time in Rutherford County
The children that Smartt is accused of molesting this time around were only 6-years of age when the alleged abuse occurred. The two children have since moved out of state with their mother.
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Monday wreck in Manchester involved Murfreesboro woman
Monday wreck in Manchester involved Murfreesboro woman
A one-vehicle crash occurred near Manchester on Monday afternoon. The female driver is from Murfreesboro and appeared to be unhurt. The accident took place around 3pm on Fredonia Road near DeBerry Curve.
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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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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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Ben and Steve Cates on WGNS
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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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Hooper Penuel, Michelle Willard (M'boro Post), Dan Whittle (M'boro Post) and Truman Jones
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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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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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