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Man Charged Federally with Interstate Stalking Involving Taylor Swift's Nashville Record Label
Man Charged Federally with Interstate Stalking Involving Taylor Swift's Nashville Record Label

According to the complaint, in January 2018, Big Machine Label Group ("BMLG") in Nashville, began receiving letters from Eric Swarbrick expressing his desire for BMLG CEO Scott Borchetta to introduce him to BMLG client Taylor Swift.

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15 Year old charged with Criminal Homicide of his Father
15 Year old charged with Criminal Homicide of his Father

Nashville Detectives from the Homicide-Cold Case Unit charged Michael Goff III, age 15, with criminal homicide for the May murder of his father whose bones were found September 2nd in a small duffel bag at the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake behind Lincoya Bay Apartments.

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State Offers Assistance on Finding Missing Life Insurance Policies
State Offers Assistance on Finding Missing Life Insurance Policies

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers of a life insurance claims return tool that has found $6,808,924 in life insurance benefits for Tennesseans since January.

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Police in Middle TN to Be On the Lookout for a Ford Fiesta- Driver Accused of Striking / Killing Pedestrian
Police in Middle TN to Be On the Lookout for a Ford Fiesta- Driver Accused of Striking / Killing Pedestrian

Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. The car did sustain damage.

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CAPTURED: Two men suspected of pistol whipping / kidnapping Green Hills man
CAPTURED: Two men suspected of pistol whipping / kidnapping Green Hills man

CAPTURED: Nashville North Precinct Flex officers a short time ago arrested accused kidnappers/armed robbers Orlando Harris Jr. and Deion Glover from the Green Hills case. They were taken into custody without incident after being spotted at 17th Avenue North & Wheless Street by Officers Garren Hoskins, Khalid Abbady and Daniel Garrett.

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New State Museum to Open in October
New State Museum to Open in October

The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

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Wilson Bank & Trust named 19th Best Bank in Nation
Wilson Bank & Trust named 19th Best Bank in Nation

Wilson Bank & Trust has been named one of the top banks in the nation. With more on this story, here's WGNS' Scott Walker...

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Additional School Safety Features and More in Tennessee
Additional School Safety Features and More in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday (8/14/18) announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.

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Tennessee Democrats to meet for press conference in Murfreesboro Wednesday
Tennessee Democrats to meet for press conference in Murfreesboro Wednesday

With under 90 days to go until the general election, Tennessee Democrats are excited to come together as a united party and win more seats up and down the ballot.

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Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way
Operation Song is helping local Veterans in Murfreesboro in a non traditional way

Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving

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Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Murder in Aid of Racketeering in Middle Tennessee
Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Murder in Aid of Racketeering in Middle Tennessee

A federal grand jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee returned a five-count indictment, charging two members of the MS-13 gang with murder in aid of racketeering...

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Do you recognize this suspect?
Do you recognize this suspect?

In nearby Antioch, Nashville Metro Police detectives are working to identify the gunman who on July 17th robbed the KFC at 5321 Hickory Hollow Lane.

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Second Harvest Food Bank Celebrates Grand Opening
Second Harvest Food Bank Celebrates Grand Opening

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.

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Lewisburg, TN Man Charged with
Lewisburg, TN Man Charged with "Enhancement of Hate Crime" in Murfreesboro after alleged Attack

The official report obtained by WGNS showed, "Mr. Wiley had sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for grabbing his penis."

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Tennessee Planning Execution Next Month
Tennessee Planning Execution Next Month

Tennessee's first execution in almost a decade is now scheduled for next month.

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Personal HIV Medical Records Compromised
Personal HIV Medical Records Compromised

Thousands of Tennessee residents with HIV may have had their medical information compromised. Evidently, the medical records were on a public server for about 9 months before being discovered.

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TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails
TDOT Removing Dangerous Guardrails

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.

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Sex Trafficking in Rutherford County a Big Business
Sex Trafficking in Rutherford County a Big Business

Over 100 juvenile and adult sex trafficking cases were reported in Rutherford, Coffee and Davidson Counties in 2011 alone. That would be over 100 in each county, according to one study year.

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Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement Endorses Mariah Phillips
Former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement Endorses Mariah Phillips

Today, Mariah Phillips, a public school teacher and candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 4th District, received the endorsement of former Middle Tennessee Congressman Bob Clement.

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Murfreesboro woman shot in Nashville - Realizes it was a bullet the next day
Murfreesboro woman shot in Nashville - Realizes it was a bullet the next day

A Murfreesboro woman was shot in Nashville on the 4th of July, but didn't realize she had been hit by a bullet until the following day.

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It Takes a Village: TN Group Looks to End Youth Violence
It Takes a Village: TN Group Looks to End Youth Violence

More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army.

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MTSU officials say university stands ready to assist displaced Art Institute students
MTSU officials say university stands ready to assist displaced Art Institute students

Middle Tennessee State University officials said Thursday, July 5, that they stand ready to assist Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville students affected by the institution's decision to suspend enrollment.

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Cannon County man arrested for child's injuries, swelling on the brain
Cannon County man arrested for child's injuries, swelling on the brain

A 23 year old Cannon County father was arrested after his 11-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital over the weekend with head trauma.

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TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State
TN Arts Commission Awards Over $4 Million in Grants Across State

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee.

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ATF Warns of Illegal Fireworks and More
ATF Warns of Illegal Fireworks and More

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division reminds the public, whether attending community fireworks displays or celebrating with backyard fireworks, to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks.

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July 13th the coveted Trail Blazer Award will be presented to the
July 13th the coveted Trail Blazer Award will be presented to the "Queen of Bluegrass" at Uncle Dave Macon Days

The 2018 Uncle Dave Macon Days is proud to announce as a part of the 2018 Festival the Annual Trail Blazer Award Winner--Rhonda Vincent.

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LaVergne Police Chase ends with Neighborhood Crash - TEEN Arrested
LaVergne Police Chase ends with Neighborhood Crash - TEEN Arrested

UPDATE: At 4:08 a.m. Monday, June 2nd a LaVergne Police officer attempted to pull over a driver on Sue Ellen Drive after noticing the vehicle did not have any working brake lights.

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Nashville Police ask area residents to be on the lookout for gun thieves
Nashville Police ask area residents to be on the lookout for gun thieves

The suspects entered the business at 10:30 a.m. and ordered two employees to the ground. They took at least ten guns including handguns and three rifles. They fled in a newer model white U-Haul GMC 15-passenger van.

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MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off
MTSU survey: Tennessee consumer outlook still strong, though leveling off

Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.

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MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect  potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover
MTSU-led pain medicine research findings to detect potential liver failure adorn journal's inside cover

Three years of investigation conducted by a Middle Tennessee State University chemistry researcher, two of his graduate students and three researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has led to a unique design for monitoring acetaminophen (a common ingredient in pain medications) to prevent overdose, resulting in liver damage.

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41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro
41st Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro

Grab your banjos and shine you dancin' shoes--the 41st annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is set to kick-off at Cannonsburgh Village, Friday afternoon 1pm, July 13th and Saturday morning 9am, July 14th in historic Murfreeesboro, Tennessee...

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Helping those most in need
Helping those most in need

First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro will host a special event this Friday night called, "Living a better story." Funds raised this Friday at 6:30pm will go to the "Mahima Ministries" program.

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Potomac horse fever has been confirmed in Tennessee
Potomac horse fever has been confirmed in Tennessee

Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers...

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Burger King Manager Fights Alleged Robber - Manager in Critical Condition and Robber Dead
Burger King Manager Fights Alleged Robber - Manager in Critical Condition and Robber Dead

In Nashville, the masked armed robber killed late Monday night inside the Burger King restaurant...

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Convicted Thief & Burglar Caught Walking Around with Stolen AR-15 Rifle
Convicted Thief & Burglar Caught Walking Around with Stolen AR-15 Rifle

It was quite the scare for tourist and residents in downtown Nashville this past Thursday night.

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Interview with Paul Hatton Sr. in Murfreesboro - Hatton Automotive
Interview with Paul Hatton Sr. in Murfreesboro - Hatton Automotive

WGNS' Scott Walker recently spoke to Paul Hatton Sr. with Hatton Automotive in Murfreesboro...

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Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills
Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills

A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.

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TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend
TDOT Suspending All Construction-Related Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.

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Mary Mancini, TN Democratic Party: Solace is Not Enough
Mary Mancini, TN Democratic Party: Solace is Not Enough

Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...

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Public meeting set for Center Hill Dam Modification Study
Public meeting set for Center Hill Dam Modification Study

A meeting will be held to discuss a popular swimming and fishing destination for many Rutherford County residents. That destination... Center Hill Lake and the modification of the Center Hill Dam.

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Mass Shooting by Naked Man In Antioch's Waffle House
Mass Shooting by Naked Man In Antioch's Waffle House

There are 4 dead, 2 critically wounded and 2 with minor injuries after a Sunday morning shooting at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike (highway 41-70) in neighboring Davidson County's Antioch community, not far from the Rutherford County line.

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Nashville Sergeant Jason Wilkerson Decommissioned Following his Arrest Sunday in Rutherford County
Nashville Sergeant Jason Wilkerson Decommissioned Following his Arrest Sunday in Rutherford County

Central Precinct Sergeant Jason Wilkerson has been decommissioned and assigned to desk duty as the result of his arrest on Sunday by the La Vergne Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault.

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Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative
Gov. Haslam okays partnership with CMA Foundation for $1 Million Music and Arts Education Initiative

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.

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MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws
MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws

Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"

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Former Nashville Pastor Denny Patterson Arrested on Child Molestation Indictment
Former Nashville Pastor Denny Patterson Arrested on Child Molestation Indictment

The former pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church who served for more than two decades has just been returned to Nashville by Metro Nashville Police officers from Pittsburgh to be booked on a Davidson County Grand Jury...

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12 Year old charged with armed attempted carjacking in Nashville
12 Year old charged with armed attempted carjacking in Nashville

In nearby Nashville, detectives Monday night charged a 12-year-old with the armed attempted carjacking of a woman near the intersection of 20th Avenue North and Church Street.

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Helping Kimberly
Helping Kimberly

In September of 2017 she learned that she has cervical cancer. Doctors told her that she needed to be on medication and have surgery. To date, neither of the two have occurred. Kimberly explained, "It's so expensive to get help, so I'm not dealing with it."

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New coffee shop and convenience store opens in Murfreesboro
New coffee shop and convenience store opens in Murfreesboro

Debuting their signature blend of quality and convenience in the Murfreesboro market, Nashville-based convenience store brand Twice Daily and White Bison Coffee opened their first joint store at 110-A John Rice Blvd. on Jan. 15.

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No charges filed against Smyrna woman who accidentally struck pedestrian
No charges filed against Smyrna woman who accidentally struck pedestrian

A woman from Smyrna, TN accidentally struck and killed a man on Interstate 24 this past weekend. Evidently, the man who was hit by the motorist pulled his car to the shoulder of the road, got out and allegedly sat down...

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Domestic Violence Hands Project: Hands of the Violent Man
Domestic Violence Hands Project: Hands of the Violent Man

This woman, who is 53 today, talked about her ex and the violence and torment he caused in a way that would make one vomit. At one point, he broke her ankle so that she could not run from him. When her left ankle finally healed, he broke her right ankle.

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Local lawmakers chime in on the removal of historic statues in Memphis, TN
Local lawmakers chime in on the removal of historic statues in Memphis, TN

The concern stems from a decision made by the Memphis, Tennessee City Council to remove statues in Memphis parks honoring Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Murfreesboro, LaVergne, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet - Have you had any MISSING Packages?
Murfreesboro, LaVergne, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet - Have you had any MISSING Packages?

Two men and one woman were arrested this past weekend after an alert citizen observed 2 suspects steal a package off a neighbor's front porch.

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Teen who Accidentally Shot Himself Charged with Theft and Unlawful Weapon Possession
Teen who Accidentally Shot Himself Charged with Theft and Unlawful Weapon Possession

Three weapons stolen from a Rutherford County gun store have been recovered in Nashville after a teen accidentally shot himself.

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Motorcyclist from Rockvale Killed in Collision with SUV
Motorcyclist from Rockvale Killed in Collision with SUV

The motorcyclist fatally injured Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. in the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Burning Tree Drive in Nashville has been identified as Dustin Yates, 24, of Rockvale, Tennessee.

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Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area
Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area

Long term, there is a possibility of a light rail commuter line between Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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Tennessee revenues are UP compared to this time last year
Tennessee revenues are UP compared to this time last year

Gasoline and motor fuel revenues increased by 36.82% and they were $7.9 million more than the budgeted estimate of $90.3 million....

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Rutherford County's unemployment rate stays at 2.3 %
Rutherford County's unemployment rate stays at 2.3 %

Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state's 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.

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Multiple shotguns, rifles and more stolen from Smyrna gun store Thursday
Multiple shotguns, rifles and more stolen from Smyrna gun store Thursday

Early Thursday morning (11/16/17), at approximately 1:00 am, Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway was burglarized. Multiple shotguns and semi-automatic rifles, along with ammunition were stolen.

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$20,000 Gift to Greenhouse Ministries
$20,000 Gift to Greenhouse Ministries

Greenhouse Ministries accepted a grant for $20,000 from Publix Super Market Charities.

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Detectives Investigating Saturday Night's Alleged Assault at Brentwood Restaurant
Detectives Investigating Saturday Night's Alleged Assault at Brentwood Restaurant

The couple, a 30-year-old white woman and a 37-year-old African American man, was sitting at a table when a group of 20-30 white men and women entered the restaurant.

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Nearby Nashville Police Dept. Experimenting with Officer Body Cameras
Nearby Nashville Police Dept. Experimenting with Officer Body Cameras

As part of the research and development phase of designing an integrated body worn camera system specifically for the Nashville Police Department, 20 volunteer officers...

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Former owner of Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro sentenced to prison Tuesday
Former owner of Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro sentenced to prison Tuesday

Randl Arthur Roth, 49, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the former owner of Murfreesboro-based Nashville Motor Cars Premier car dealership, was sentenced Tuesday (10/24/17) by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., to 24 months...

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Middle TN's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk THIS Saturday
Middle TN's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk THIS Saturday

Middle Tennessee's 16th American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at Nissan Stadium.

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Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

Nashville Metro Police are asking for the public's help throughout Middle Tennessee in locating a domestic violence suspect.

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State of LGBTQ Equality in Eight Tennessee Cities Detailed
State of LGBTQ Equality in Eight Tennessee Cities Detailed

According to their rating system, Murfreesboro received a score of 12, which is extremely low on their list. Nashville had the highest score...

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Mayor comments on possible White Lives Matter rally expected in Murfreesboro
Mayor comments on possible White Lives Matter rally expected in Murfreesboro

At the recent African American Heritage Society black tie affair, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland made a statement about the proposed upcoming that has been labeled as a White Lives Matter event.

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Lab Report Shows Drug Seizure in May to be Potent Fentanyl
Lab Report Shows Drug Seizure in May to be Potent Fentanyl

The laboratory analysis of the brown solid material shows it to be not heroin, but the opioid Fentanyl.

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New items at the MTSU Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro
New items at the MTSU Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro

As Saturday's MTSU season-opening football matchup with Vanderbilt nears, Middle Tennessee is making fans aware of some fan experience changes in store for this season...

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Unconscious man with bite marks discovered in area of Indian Park Drive
Unconscious man with bite marks discovered in area of Indian Park Drive

Once on the scene officers discovered a 27-year-old man who was passed out next to building number 30. The subject had a bite mark on his arm...

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Drowning Victim at J. Percy Priest Lake Identified
Drowning Victim at J. Percy Priest Lake Identified

A swimmer in Percy Priest Lake reported that he was walking in the water when he stepped on the body.

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Missing man in Middle Tennessee
Missing man in Middle Tennessee

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

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Racketeering Acts Include Multiple Murders and Drug Trafficking in Clarksville and Murfreesboro
Racketeering Acts Include Multiple Murders and Drug Trafficking in Clarksville and Murfreesboro

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., returned a 40-count indictment yesterday, charging 11 members of the Gangster Disciples with conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, including the murder of a witness...

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Bridgestone Honored with Subaru Supplier Award
Bridgestone Honored with Subaru Supplier Award

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the company is the recipient of a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award.

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 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro this July
40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro this July

Grab your banjos and shine your dancin' shoes-- the 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days old-time music and dance festival is set to kick off July 7th and 8th, in Cannonsburgh Village...

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Bonnaroo - A success this year with U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bonnaroo - A success this year with U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

While attendance has been on the decline with a sharp drop in 2016, the crowds seemed to be up this year.

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Former owner of Murfreesboro-based Nashville Motor Cars faces up to 30 years in prison
Former owner of Murfreesboro-based Nashville Motor Cars faces up to 30 years in prison

According to the charging document and plea agreement, beginning in May 2014, Roth and two co-conspirators, who were employed at Nashville Motor Cars, devised a scheme to defraud their customers, the banks that financed their customers' car purchases...

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MTSU biologists share medicinal plant research at Nashville exhibition
MTSU biologists share medicinal plant research at Nashville exhibition

As part of the Adventure Science Center's "Wicked Plants" exhibition continuing through May 29 in Nashville, MTSU students and faculty in the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research presented a series of events featuring medicinal plants.

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Missing teenage girl has not been seen since February
Missing teenage girl has not been seen since February

A teenager reported as missing in Rutherford County two months ago has yet to be located.

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Murfreesboro man and LaVergne man die in Antioch shooting
Murfreesboro man and LaVergne man die in Antioch shooting

The shooting occurred at 4:50 Sunday morning and the two men who died were identified as 23 year old...

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Airplane makes emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport Friday (2/24/17)
Airplane makes emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport Friday (2/24/17)

An airplane had to make an emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport on Friday morning (2/24/17). Airport manager Chad Gehrke explains (33 Sec)...

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New Waterpark coming to Nashville
New Waterpark coming to Nashville

On Wednesday, officials announced a new luxury indoor/outdoor water park will be built at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

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Did you have real or fake tickets for the Country Music Awards Show?
Did you have real or fake tickets for the Country Music Awards Show?

Fraud detectives this afternoon charged a New York man with felony criminal simulation and misdemeanor theft for peddling counterfeit tickets to Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards show.

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

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

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

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

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Siegel High School Band Wins the 38th Annual Music City Invitational in Nashville, TN
Siegel High School Band Wins the 38th Annual Music City Invitational in Nashville, TN

The Siegel High School Band has won the 38th Annual Music City Invitational (MCI) marching band competition at McGavock High School in Nashville, TN on October 15th.

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"POWER OF 10" Meets Nov. 9th In Nashville

The largest planning event in the ten-county area is is from 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 9th, until 3:30 that afternoon in Nashville's Music City Center. Rutherford County is well represented on the board.

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PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State
PHOTOS: Lions International President Corlew Bringing International Board To Mid-State

PHOTOS: As Lions International prepares for its 100th anniversary next summer, the international board of directors was called to order in Nashville Thursday (10/13/2016) by Murfreesboro's Bob Corlew.

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LaVergne, Tennessee man Killed in Nashville Accident
LaVergne, Tennessee man Killed in Nashville Accident

Prior to the fatal crash, Kostyk was driving his 2007 Hyundai Elantra south on I-65 when he struck the center concrete barrier at the I-40 overpass.

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Do you remember the Greer Stadium? Former home to the Nashville Sounds...
Do you remember the Greer Stadium? Former home to the Nashville Sounds...

Many who grew up in and around Middle Tennessee have fond memories of games at the Nashville stadium.

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The Annual Buddy Walk in middle Tennessee to raise awareness for Down syndrome
The Annual Buddy Walk in middle Tennessee to raise awareness for Down syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) does so many things to bring our community together and support not only those born with Down syndrome but the families that love them.

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Man revisits area of where he lost his leg while jumping onto a train 42 years later
Man revisits area of where he lost his leg while jumping onto a train 42 years later

Imagine losing your right leg at age 15 by way of a train car cutting it off. Marshall, who is 57 years old today, recalls the night that he lost his leg.

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New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee
New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee

This new law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense naloxone to a person at risk of opioid overdose or to a family member, friend or other person to assist someone at risk of an opiate-related overdose.

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Man on Death Row in Nashville Explains his 4 Killings, but has yet to be Executed
Man on Death Row in Nashville Explains his 4 Killings, but has yet to be Executed

A man who killed four people, including his own mother is sitting on death row in Nashville. Stephen Lynn Hugueley said that he is ready to be executed, but the state and federal government won't allow it to happen.

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Tennessee 45th Annual Craft Fair
Tennessee 45th Annual Craft Fair

Artist from Rutherford County and far beyond are participating in the 45th annual annual Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville on Mothers Day Weekend (May 5-8th).

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Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse in Tennessee
Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in association with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Office of Diversion Control is encouraging all Tennesseans to do their part to reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse.

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MTSU Alumna photographer's work is focus of new exhibit at MTSU's Baldwin Gallery
MTSU Alumna photographer's work is focus of new exhibit at MTSU's Baldwin Gallery

"The country has stereotyped the South as hillbilly, religious fanatic and racist, and there is evidence in support of those claims," said Reynolds, a graduate of MTSU...

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RuCo Election Administrator Remember
RuCo Election Administrator Remember "Friend" Fred Thompson

Likely no one in Rutherford County knew the late U.S. Senator Fred Thompson better than Alan Farley, the Administrator of Elections here.

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Senator Fred Thompson Dead At Age 73
Senator Fred Thompson Dead At Age 73

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson died Sunday at age 73, following a recurrence of lymphoma.

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Tennessee stands to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees
Tennessee stands to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees

Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months.

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Artist from Murfreesboro and Beyond Participate in the Crafts Fair
Artist from Murfreesboro and Beyond Participate in the Crafts Fair

Over 200 of the finest craft artists from across the country will converge on the lawn of Nashville's Centennial Park September 25-27 for the 37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, attracting 40-50,000 new and long-time citizens plus tourists from Boston to Houston and beyond.

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Antioch Theater Suspect Had Rutherford County Ties - See the police reports
Antioch Theater Suspect Had Rutherford County Ties - See the police reports

Murfreesboro Police release police reports outlining some of the past run-ins with the law that Montano had in Middle Tennessee...

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Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation in Antioch
Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Situation in Antioch

Metro Nashville Police identified the suspect killed outside the Carmike 8 theater in neighboring Antioch as 29-year old Vincente David Montano. Records indicate he had a history of psychiatric problems.

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More Police Reports filed against Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro
More Police Reports filed against Nashville Motor Cars in Murfreesboro

Police reports continue to be filed against Nashville Motor Cars, a dealer with two locations on Broad Street that shut down several weeks ago.

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Nashville man allegedly takes sexually explicit photos with his 3-month old daughter
Nashville man allegedly takes sexually explicit photos with his 3-month old daughter

In nearby Nashville, the Metro Police investigation into a domestic violence case has led to charges that a 37-year-old Nashville father has been sexually exploiting his three-month-old daughter.

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Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:
Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:

Metro Sex Crimes detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who digitally raped a female resident of Brentridge Apartments in South Nashville after entering her apartment through an unlocked door late Sunday night.

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UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars
UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars

While criminal charges have not been filed, some legal action is moving forward. WGNS' Ron Jordan explains...

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UPDATE: More Police Reports filed against Nashville Motorcars in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: More Police Reports filed against Nashville Motorcars in Murfreesboro

The police reports continue to funnel in for cars with missing titles or missing cars all together from Nashville Motor Cars, a dealer that recently closed in Murfreesboro (July 2, 2015).

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

This month, one of the men entered multiple businesses in the downtown/West End area and took company checks.

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STILL MISSING: Tabitha Tuders
STILL MISSING: Tabitha Tuders

The 12th anniversary for a child in Middle Tennessee to remain missing is nearing. Tabitha Tuders was only 13-years old...

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Rape suspect arrested after being placed on TBI most wanted list
Rape suspect arrested after being placed on TBI most wanted list

The Ashland City man was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office on charges of Rape and Violation of the Sex Offender Registry.

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Buying real estate in Nashville? Buyer beware... of the seller
Buying real estate in Nashville? Buyer beware... of the seller

The suspect went to a Davidson County business and tried to submit his fingerprints as those of someone else, so that other individual could obtain a real estate license.

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Music is a HUGE thing in Rutherford County, Tennessee
Music is a HUGE thing in Rutherford County, Tennessee

In the fall of 2013 at Murfreesboro's Bradley Academy, Macon Music Education offered a unique experience to touch the lives of children in the classroom with the "Music Through the Decades" pilot program.

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Murder suspect in Nashville on the run to...
Murder suspect in Nashville on the run to...

Nashville Metro Police say "Goodlett is believed to have fled the Nashville area." Goodlett was in Nashville as a college student. He withdrew earlier this month.

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Does this suspect live in Murfreesboro or Nashville? Can you identify?
Does this suspect live in Murfreesboro or Nashville? Can you identify?

East Precinct detectives are working to identify the woman who used stolen credit cards taken during three separate vehicle break-ins on October 13th at the Shelby Bottoms Greenway parking lot, 1900 Davidson Street.

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Two semi truck drivers die in fiery I-24 accident
Two semi truck drivers die in fiery I-24 accident

Interstate 24 had to be shut down after a Tuesday evening accident in Davidson County.

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Annual Crafts Fair in Nashville nearing
Annual Crafts Fair in Nashville nearing

The 36th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair (formerly TACA Craft Fair) is expected to draw a crowd of around 50,000 people.

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Positive: Local band with ties to the Sheriff's Office to play benefit concert in the 'Boro
Positive: Local band with ties to the Sheriff's Office to play benefit concert in the 'Boro

"We're commanded to look after the less fortunate, especially the widows and children," Blue Davis said.

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Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO
Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning. 

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Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly touching girl at Nashville Shores
Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly touching girl at Nashville Shores

A Murfreesboro man is in jail after allegedly touching a minor at a Nashville water park.

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Darryl Worley to host Songwriters Event in Murfreesboro July 15th
Darryl Worley to host Songwriters Event in Murfreesboro July 15th

Country music star and songwriter Darryl Worley will host hit songwriters Wynn Varble, David Lee and Brett Jones on Tuesday, July 15, for the Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro. 

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Happy Independence Day to you
Happy Independence Day to you

Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now called the United Kingdom).

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Beware: Tennessee apparently a dangerous state for walkers
Beware: Tennessee apparently a dangerous state for walkers

Overall, Tennessee ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths in the decade from 2003 to 2012.

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How do homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee?
How do homeless get help for mental illness in Tennessee?

Many of the homeless persons living in Tennessee have mental illness problems, so the question we have is… how do homeless get help for mental illness? 

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Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina
Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina

Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...

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MTSU Meets Music City at the Todd Art Gallery and Beyond
MTSU Meets Music City at the Todd Art Gallery and Beyond

MTSU Todd Art Gallery mixes in a little of the Music City for the latest Art Gallery display...

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Nashville Identified as 72-Year Old Rutherford County Resident

A man from LaVergne was hit by a car and killed in Nashville on Wednesday night. WGNS was able to confirm the identity of the victim Friday evening.

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WHAT? Justin Timberlake on the Cover of the
WHAT? Justin Timberlake on the Cover of the "Official" 2014 Tennessee Vacation Guide
“We’re thrilled to showcase Justin Timberlake on the cover of our 2014 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of rock n’ roll and all that Tennessee offers as the global..."
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Women's "f4 Studio" photo art on display at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts
Nashcville's "f-4 Studio" women display unique photo art through the end of this month at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts.
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Huge Unique Vehicle Collection Just Down The Road In Nashville
Huge Unique Vehicle Collection Just Down The Road In Nashville
Did you realize one of the nation's greatest collections of unique cars, trucks and motorcycles is on Murfreesboro Pike in neighboring Nashville? Bart talked with Founder Jeff Lane.
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Five MTSU grad students take science on the road … to Chile
Five MTSU grad students take science on the road … to Chile
Five Middle Tennessee State University graduate students will encounter an exchange of international scientific ideas for the next two weeks.
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Planes, One Headed to Nashville, Clip Each Other in NJ
A plane bound for Nashville International Airport was clipped by a Scandinavian Airlines plane while they both prepared for takeoff at New Jersey's Newark International. 
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United Way Advocates for Pre-K Support at State Capitol
Pre-K program funding was a top issue for the day. “While we were grateful that Pre-K classrooms received full funding in the Governor’s budget, we need to stay vigilant in tough economic times..."
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Decongestant Medication "Controlled Substance"
Legislation the Tennessee General Assembly is currently considering would make decongestant medicine used to produce methamphetamine a controlled substance but it is drawing strong opposition from a national allergy foundation. 
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Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday
Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday "Earthquake" preparedness event
The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is a coordinated drill that will take place February 7 at 10:15 a.m. local time.
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Pictures: "Wear Red Day" marks women’s fight against heart disease
As a sign of support, many General Assembly members and staff wore an element of red to mark the occasion. See all the photos below. 
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Metro Police in Nashville are asking for the public's assistance in locating two men who are wanted on assault charges. Both men listed their most recent address as being in Murfreesboro, TN. 
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

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

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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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Grandfather Caught with 8-Pounds of Marijuana on I-24 with Grandson in Car
Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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Commendation Letters for Murfreesboro Firefighters who Performed
Commendation Letters for Murfreesboro Firefighters who Performed "“Life Saving Efforts"
Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received commendations letters from Chief Cumbey Gaines today for their “life saving efforts."
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