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Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14
Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14

A tight first quarter followed by 36-unanswered points leads Oakland to a 50-14 win over rival Siegel.

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Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14
Oakland Downs Siegel 50-14

A tight first quarter followed by 36-unanswered points leads Oakland to a 50-14 win over rival Siegel.

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Ghost Tours at Sam Davis Home
Ghost Tours at Sam Davis Home

The Sam Davis Home in Smyrna is gearing up for a spooky tour of the grounds with Ghost Tours.

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Rutherford Co. Schools Has New Attorney
Rutherford Co. Schools Has New Attorney

Lauren Bush -- a lifelong resident of Murfreesboro and 2007 graduate of Siegel High School -- has joined Rutherford County Schools as its new staff attorney.

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Burn Permit Season Upon Us
Burn Permit Season Upon Us

Burn permits are required in Tennessee from October 15, 2017 to May 15, 2018.

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MTSU's Sluder recognized for use of analytics to boost student retention
MTSU's Sluder recognized for use of analytics to boost student retention

MTSU continues to get national recognition for its leadership in using data analytics to boost the university's retention rates to record levels.

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Local Domestic Violence Center Receives $20K
Local Domestic Violence Center Receives $20K

Our local Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center has been awarded a $20,000 grant by The Mary Kay Foundation during an influential and meaningful month, October; National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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District Attorney on Neglect Death of Poplar Avenue Woman
District Attorney on Neglect Death of Poplar Avenue Woman

We have more on an alleged case of neglect of a disabled woman in Murfreesboro.

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Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat
Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat

Add another name to the list of those seeking to replace State Senator Bill Ketron in Nashville. Murfreesboro resident Nicholas Gardner recently announced his intention to run.

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Stones River Chamber Players launches new season
Stones River Chamber Players launches new season

The Stones River Chamber Players, MTSU's faculty ensemble-in-residence, will open its 2017-18 season today (Monday, Oct. 9), with a free concert, "Words and Music."

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MMC Hosts Stronger TogetHER
MMC Hosts Stronger TogetHER

MMC's Comprehensive Breast Center is hosting an event, "Stronger TogetHER," Thursday (October 12th) from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

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Interfaith Dental's
Interfaith Dental's "Story Behind the Smiles" Coming Up

Interfaith Dental Clinic invites you to be a part of "The Story Behind the Smiles." It will be held October 26th from 6-9pm at the Grove at Williamson Place.

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District Attorney on Case of Woman Stabbed 20+ Times
District Attorney on Case of Woman Stabbed 20+ Times

She was repeatedly stabbed and is permanently blind in her left eye. Now, her husband, accused of the crime, has his case bound over to the Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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September Grand Jury Returns 142 Indictments
September Grand Jury Returns 142 Indictments

Rutherford County District Attorney General Jennings Jones reports the September grand jury returned 142 total indictments.

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Dangers of Halloween Contact Lenses
Dangers of Halloween Contact Lenses

Halloween offers the opportunity to change your appearance, put on a costume and specialty makeup. Cosmetic contact lenses can complete your costume. But they're dangerous!

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MPD Investigating Attempted Murder / Aggravated Robbery
MPD Investigating Attempted Murder / Aggravated Robbery

Murfreesboro Police detectives continue to investigate the attempted murder of a 44-year old man and the assault of a 33-year old man.

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Arson Investigation on Benley Street
Arson Investigation on Benley Street

A Benley Street car fire now being investigated as arson.

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17 Chainsaws Stolen at Kelton's Hardware and Pets
17 Chainsaws Stolen at Kelton's Hardware and Pets

Over 83-hundred dollars worth of chainsaws were stolen from Kelton's Hardware and Pets.

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Murfreesboro Added to
Murfreesboro Added to "White Lives Matter" Rally

Add Murfreesboro to what may be a growing number of "White Lives Matter" rallies across Tennessee.

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"Nate" Brings Wet Weather to Mid-State; More to Come

Heavy rain soaked Rutherford County as what was left of Hurricane Nate crossed Middle Tennessee.

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Speedway executive credits MTSU for success
Speedway executive credits MTSU for success

Classifying the MTSU Distinguished Alumni Award received from his alma mater as both "overwhelming and humbling," one of the motorsports world's leading executives said he felt somewhat at a loss for words.

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9th Frosty Fun Run Slated
9th Frosty Fun Run Slated

Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro announces the 9th annual Frosty Fun Run to be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Stones River Country Club.

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MTSU to test tornado sirens on campus
MTSU to test tornado sirens on campus

MTSU plans to test its tornado sirens on campus and at the Miller Coliseum Complex Tuesday, October 10, at 12:20 p.m.

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Kimberly Family Foundation to Host Charity Casino Night
Kimberly Family Foundation to Host Charity Casino Night

The Kimberly Family Foundation will host an Inaugural Charity Casino Night, presented by The Crossings at Victory Station and The Alley on Main, on Saturday, October 28.

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Man Charged with Church Shooting Has Court Date Moved
Man Charged with Church Shooting Has Court Date Moved

The Murfreesboro man charged in the Antioch church shooting was schedule to appear in court.

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Former MTSU students find surprising degree path through Graduate MT program
Former MTSU students find surprising degree path through Graduate MT program

As MTSU's new academic year rolls along, the university has been successfully reaching out to former students who haven't been on campus for a while yet didn't realize just how close they really were to earning that elusive bachelor's degree.

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City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest
City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest

Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges.

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Local Missing Woman
Local Missing Woman

Murfreesboro Police are searching for a missing woman with medical conditions.

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"White Lives Matter" Rally to be held in Shelbyville

The white nationalist group, League of the South, is planning a demonstration October 28th in nearby Shelbyville to bring attention to the recent church shooting in Antioch.

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Blackman Will Run, Haslam Will Not for U.S. Senate
Blackman Will Run, Haslam Will Not for U.S. Senate

Congressman Marsha Blackburn has announced she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by Senator Bob Corker.

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Rutherford County Assessor of Property Honored
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Honored

Rutherford County Assessor of Property, Rob Mitchell, was awarded the 2017 John C. Donehoo Essay Award by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

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Local Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue
Local Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue

Greenhouse Ministries is partnering with Feed America First to get much needed food and water to Texas and Florida. The two areas were hit hard by hurricanes this summer.

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$15K Jewelry/Electronics Theft Suspect Sought
$15K Jewelry/Electronics Theft Suspect Sought

Smyrna Police are looking for a man wanted for identity theft and multiple counts of theft, totaling over 15-thousand dollars.

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Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7
Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7

Oakland rolled to 7-and-0 with a 41-7 win at Franklin Friday night.

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Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7
Oakland Downs Franklin 41-7

Oakland rolled to 7-and-0 with a 41-7 win at Franklin Friday night.

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Former FBI behaviorist returns to MTSU for forensic-science lecture, workshop
Former FBI behaviorist returns to MTSU for forensic-science lecture, workshop

If anyone knows how to figure out what you're saying while you're not talking, it's a former FBI agent.

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Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to host Fire Prevention Week Open House Event
Rutherford County Fire and Rescue to host Fire Prevention Week Open House Event

The Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department will be hosting a free Open House event during Fire Prevention Week.

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MTSU's Walker Library salutes gospel music history with diverse exhibit
MTSU's Walker Library salutes gospel music history with diverse exhibit

In MTSU's James E. Walker Library, it's possible to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" without creating a disturbance.

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Mass Shooting Could Even Happen Here
Mass Shooting Could Even Happen Here

While thousands of miles away from the tragedy in Las Vegas here in Rutherford County, police and emergency officials know it could happen anywhere. Even here.

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MTSU Golden Raiders celebrate Oct. 6 during homecoming activities
MTSU Golden Raiders celebrate Oct. 6 during homecoming activities

Golden Raiders -- the classes of 1967 and older -- will be celebrated this week during MTSU homecoming festivities.

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Recording artist Crissy Collins returns to MTSU to share career insights Oct. 5
Recording artist Crissy Collins returns to MTSU to share career insights Oct. 5

Crissy Collins, a recording artist who's also known for her work with fellow musicians Beyoncé, Kelly Price and Luther Vandross, will speak about her career and music on Thursday, Oct. 5, in MTSU's Keathley University Center Theatre.

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Author, Speaker Don Day to Keynote October RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting
Author, Speaker Don Day to Keynote October RUTHERFORD Cable Meeting

Local author Don Day is the keynote speaker at RUTHERFORD Cable's monthly breakfast meeting Tues., Oct. 10 from 7:15 a.m. until 9 a.m.

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Man Barricades Himself in La Vergne Business
Man Barricades Himself in La Vergne Business

A man is behind bars after an hours long barricade situation in La Vergne.

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United Way and FamilyWize Gather Useful Health Data
United Way and FamilyWize Gather Useful Health Data

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and FamilyWize announced today that local Rutherford and Cannon county members have saved $2,059,123 on prescription heart disease, diabetes and mental health medications through the organizations' partnership.

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Gun Fire Rings Out in Several Neighborhoods
Gun Fire Rings Out in Several Neighborhoods

Murfreesboro Police have been busy answer several instances of shots being fired in area neighborhoods.

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Police Chase With Guns Drawn Near Rogers Park
Police Chase With Guns Drawn Near Rogers Park

Rogers Park was the sight of a police foot chase, with guns drawn, after reports of subjects there after hours.

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Milton Man Facing Vehicle Theft & Drug Charges
Milton Man Facing Vehicle Theft & Drug Charges

A 23-year old Milton man is arrested on West Northfield Boulevard after police were called because of a suspicious subject.

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Guns & Drugs Lead to Arrested of Felons at Campus Villa Apartments
Guns & Drugs Lead to Arrested of Felons at Campus Villa Apartments

Two convicted felons were among those arrested on gun possession and drug charges in the parking lot of Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive.

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MTSU alumnus, former congressman homecoming parade grand marshal
MTSU alumnus, former congressman homecoming parade grand marshal

Alumnus and former U.S. congressman Bart Gordon will be the grand marshal for this year's MTSU Homecoming Parade this coming weekend.

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Salvation Army Seeking Volunteer Bell Ringers
Salvation Army Seeking Volunteer Bell Ringers

Parents, Sunday School teachers, employers, civic organizations and community members -- the Salvation Army has a great volunteer opportunity for you. Sign ups are going on for the Christmas red kettles now.

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Greenhouse Ministries Starts Pathways for Career Success Program
Greenhouse Ministries Starts Pathways for Career Success Program

Greenhouse Ministries has launched a new program, Pathways for Career Success (PCS).

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La Vergne Honors Antioch Church Usher
La Vergne Honors Antioch Church Usher

The City of La Vergne honors the man many are hailing a hero after the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

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Hunters Beware of Purple Paint Law in Tennessee
Hunters Beware of Purple Paint Law in Tennessee

Tennessee is now part of a growing number of states with what's called the "Purple Paint Law."

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Yahoo Breach - All Users Affected
Yahoo Breach - All Users Affected

Yahoo now says all of its users were affected by the largest data breach in history.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Backs Changes to State's Indigent Representation Structure
Tennessee Supreme Court Backs Changes to State's Indigent Representation Structure

The Tennessee Supreme Court, acting on recommendations from its Indigent Representation Task Force, is taking action to reform the state's method for providing legal assistance to individuals who are unable to afford an attorney.

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Kirkwood Ave. Man Charged with Sexual Battery By Authority Figure
Kirkwood Ave. Man Charged with Sexual Battery By Authority Figure

A 30-year old Kirkwood Avenue man is facing four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure after an investigation by Murfreesboro Police.

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MT Blackout Game Set; T-Shirt/Ticket Packages Available
MT Blackout Game Set; T-Shirt/Ticket Packages Available

For the 2017 season, the BLACKOUT game will be on October 20th against Marshall at 6 PM. The official Middle Tennessee Blackout ticket/t-shirt package will be available to the public at various Murfreesboro locations starting Wednesday, October 4th.

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Infant Clothing Stolen from TJ Maxx
Infant Clothing Stolen from TJ Maxx

Two women make shoplifting look as easy as taking candy from a baby. Or in this case, infant clothing.

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HA Beasley & Company Accountant Completes CPA Certification
HA Beasley & Company Accountant Completes CPA Certification

HA Beasley & Company announced that Michael A. Carter recently completed the certification requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), having earned the professional designation through a combination of passing the Uniform CPA Exam, education, and experience.

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Tennessee Elementary and Middle School Students Set New Baseline with TNReady Results
Tennessee Elementary and Middle School Students Set New Baseline with TNReady Results

Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced TNReady results for students in grades 3-8 today, following an extended scoring and review process led by Tennessee educators.

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Man Wanted in Idaho Arrested in Murfreesboro
Man Wanted in Idaho Arrested in Murfreesboro

A 46-year old man wanted in Idaho on an active parole violation was arrested after a traffic stop in Murfreesboro.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Achieves IAPE Accreditation
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Achieves IAPE Accreditation

The International Association for Property and Evidence, Inc. (IAPE) announced today (Wednesday) that the Property and Evidence Section of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been awarded full accreditation status as of September 15, 2017.

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UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive
UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive

The victim's in a fiery crash on Highway 231 South (Shelbyville Highway) have been identified. Sgt. Charlie Caplinger with the Tennessee Highway Patrol tells NewsRadio WGNS 39-year old Carey Coleman of Bell Buckle and 56-year old Robin Ross of Murfreesboro passed away as a result of injuries.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Negligence
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Negligence

A Murfreesboro man faces charges of criminal negligence in the death of his disabled fiancee.

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Local Broadcaster Tn. Radio Hall of Fame Nominee
Local Broadcaster Tn. Radio Hall of Fame Nominee

A voice familiar to listeners of NewsRadio WGNS is among the nominees for the 2018 class for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.

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Equifax Breach Affected Millions More than First Thought
Equifax Breach Affected Millions More than First Thought

Credit reporting company Equifax says an additional two-point-five million Americans may have been affected by a massive security breach this summer.

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Record-High ATM Fees
Record-High ATM Fees

Getting cash from an ATM isn't always a convenience, at least when it comes to its cost.

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Guns Stolen from Almar Knot Drive Home
Guns Stolen from Almar Knot Drive Home

Two guns were stolen from a home in the 34-hundred block of Almar Knot Drive, just off Blaze Drive.

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State Senate joint resolution honors success of MTSU Blue Raider Debate team
State Senate joint resolution honors success of MTSU Blue Raider Debate team

Middle Tennessee State University's Blue Raider Debate team was honored this year with a Tennessee Senate Joint Resolution in recognition of the team's highly successful season last year.

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United States and North Korea talk behind the scenes
United States and North Korea talk behind the scenes

A diplomatic back channel between the United States and North Korea... Now that sounds like something you only hear about in movies. With more, here is MTSU Professor Dr. Larry Burriss:

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Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14
Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14

Smyrna outscores Siegel 28-7 in the second half enroute to a 42-14 win on homecoming.

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Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14
Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-14

Smyrna outscores Siegel 28-7 in the second half enroute to a 42-14 win on homecoming.

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UPDATE: Church Shooting Guns recovered -Three guns purchased in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Church Shooting Guns recovered -Three guns purchased in Rutherford County

Samson bought the .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol found in his SUV from a Rutherford County retailer in December 2015.

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Local Playgrounds Benefit from Fifth Annual Hometown Huddle
Local Playgrounds Benefit from Fifth Annual Hometown Huddle

United Way volunteers from local companies recently participated in the fifth annual Hometown Huddle event, presented by First Baptist Murfreesboro (East Castle).

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RCSO: Counterfeit Money, Drugs Seized
RCSO: Counterfeit Money, Drugs Seized

Counterfeit cash, methamphetamine and a loaded handgun were seized from a convicted felon during a traffic stop Friday.

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Church Shooting Suspect in Court
Church Shooting Suspect in Court

The Murfreesboro man who is charged in Sunday's fatal church shooting will be in court today (Wednesday).

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Burnette Church of Christ Minister Speaks
Burnette Church of Christ Minister Speaks

The minister of Burnette Church of Christ, who was among the wounded when a gunman entered this past Sunday, speaks for the first time since the ordeal.

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GoFundMe for Smyrna Woman Fatally Shot at Church
GoFundMe for Smyrna Woman Fatally Shot at Church

The Rutherford County community of friends of Melanie Crow Smith are coming together through GoFundMe to help raise final expenses.

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Funeral Set for Church Shooting Victim
Funeral Set for Church Shooting Victim

The funeral for the woman who was fatally shot outside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ has been set.

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Corker NOT Running for Re-Election; Candidate Flood Gates to Open
Corker NOT Running for Re-Election; Candidate Flood Gates to Open

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) announced he would not seek a third term to the upper chamber. Who are possible politicians who may seek the open seat?

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Riverdale Football Homecoming On Despite Concession/Restroom Fire
Riverdale Football Homecoming On Despite Concession/Restroom Fire

Riverdale High School has been working feverishly to get ready for their homecoming football game despite a fire which destroyed their concession stand and restrooms.

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Burnette Chapel Church of Christ Witness Reaction
Burnette Chapel Church of Christ Witness Reaction

Many in the mid-state are still in shock over the events at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ, when a shooter opened fire on members.

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Burnette Church of Christ Usher Being Hailed a Hero
Burnette Church of Christ Usher Being Hailed a Hero

A young church usher who confronted the masked gunman who came into Burnette Church of Christ shooting is being hailed a hero.

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Latest on Burnette Church of Christ Shooting Investigation
Latest on Burnette Church of Christ Shooting Investigation

The FBI and other federal authorities have launched a civil rights investigation into the deadly shooting at Burnette Church of Christ.

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Who is Emanuel Samson - Church Shooting Suspect
Who is Emanuel Samson - Church Shooting Suspect

We are learning a little more about Emanuel Samson, the man who admitted to Metro Nashville Police to fatally shooting a woman and injuring several others at Burnette Church of Christ.

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County Judicial Parking Garage Open
County Judicial Parking Garage Open

The parking garage near the site of the under construction Judicial building is open.

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18-Year Old Woman Raped
18-Year Old Woman Raped

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the rape of an 18-year old woman, who lives on the MTSU campus.

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Vape Crazy Armed Robbery
Vape Crazy Armed Robbery

There was an armed robbery at Vape Crazy on Cason Lane. Murfreesboro Police Officer T. Brice Robbins reports responding to the location Friday afternoon around 4:40.

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

A 48-year old Domino's Pizza delivery driver was robbed at gun point for 13-dollars.

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VIDEO: The opening of the 1973 Murfreesboro Police Time Capsule
VIDEO: The opening of the 1973 Murfreesboro Police Time Capsule

Watch as representatives of the Murfreesboro Police Dept. and the Rutherford County Historical Society open the time capsule from 1973 above. They remove and talk about each item on this day, Friday (9/22/17).

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Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21
Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21

#1 Oakland, trailing 21-14 at the half, scored 28 unanswered in the second half to defeat #2 Blackman 42-21 Friday night.

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Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21
Oakland Beats Blackman 42-21

#1 Oakland, trailing 21-14 at the half, scored 28 unanswered in the second half to defeat #2 Blackman 42-21 Friday night.

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PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman
PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman

It's the premiere prep match up in the state. Number one Oakland travels to number two Blackman. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman
PREVIEW: Oakland at Blackman

It's the premiere prep match up in the state. Number one Oakland travels to number two Blackman. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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MTSU Professors talks about Google Ads related to 1973 Cartoon Rules on TV
MTSU Professors talks about Google Ads related to 1973 Cartoon Rules on TV

In 1973 a set of guidelines related to advertising on Saturday morning cartoons was created in America. The idea was to clearly distinguish between cartoons and the ads that are aired during cartoons. MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has more on how this idea is being carried over to Google...

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Riverdale Football Concession Stand Burns Prior to Game
Riverdale Football Concession Stand Burns Prior to Game

As Riverdale was preparing to take on Oakland in freshman football action, the concession stand caught fire.

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UPDATE: Gun found at Eagleville HS and another gun found at a Manchester Middle School last week
UPDATE: Gun found at Eagleville HS and another gun found at a Manchester Middle School last week

An unloaded and un-assembled assault rifle was confiscated from a student's truck at Eagleville School.

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RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post
RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post

Check out the roundup of Rutherford County football games, complete with game articles from the Murfreesboro Post staff writers.

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RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post
RuCo Prep Roundup Week 5 from Murfreesboro Post

Check out the roundup of Rutherford County football games, complete with game articles from the Murfreesboro Post staff writers.

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MPD Rush To Gunnerson Avenue
MPD Rush To Gunnerson Avenue

Around 9:05 Friday (9/15/2017) morning, officers responded to 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to investigate a call of a suspicious person armed with a gun.

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Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14
Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14

Despite two first quarter turnovers and several penalties in the game, Oakland bested rival Riverdale 43-14 in the 49th Battle of the 'Boro.

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Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14
Oakland Beats Riverdale 43-14

Despite two first quarter turnovers and several penalties in the game, Oakland bested rival Riverdale 43-14 in the 49th Battle of the 'Boro.

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NEWSMAKER: A Soldier's Child Founder Darryl Mackin
NEWSMAKER: A Soldier's Child Founder Darryl Mackin

A Soldier's Child founder Darryl Mackin talks about the national organization that started in his Murfreesboro living room on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland

It's the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale travels to Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland

It's the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale travels to Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview.

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Busy Smyrna Intersection Back Open
Busy Smyrna Intersection Back Open

Nissan Drive at Enon Springs Road is back open after an overnight crash. Smyrna Police report a crash involving a car hauler and a van around 8pm Tuesday kept the intersection closed for nearly 12-hours.

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Man Walking Tennessee for St. Jude in Rutherford Co.
Man Walking Tennessee for St. Jude in Rutherford Co.

A Johnson City man who is Walking Across Tennessee raising money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital is schedule to arrive in Murfreesboro Wednesday. He'll travel to Smyrna Thursday.

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Irma's Impact on Rutherford Co.
Irma's Impact on Rutherford Co.

Hurricane Irma has bashed areas of Florida and her impacts will be felt here in Rutherford County.

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COMMENTARY: Telemarketing
COMMENTARY: Telemarketing

Dr. Larry Burris, MTSU professor of journalism, comments today on "telemarketing."

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NWS: Wind Advisory, Gusts Up to 50 MPH
NWS: Wind Advisory, Gusts Up to 50 MPH

The National Weather Service believes the remnants of Irma could bring winds strong enough to take down a few tree limbs and power lines.

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OPINION: First They Came
OPINION: First They Came

First they came is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller. The poem was written in regards to the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

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Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee
Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 19 human cases of West Nile Virus infection and 11 cases of La Crosse Virus infection in the state so far in 2017.

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Volunteer State Sends Irma Help to Florida
Volunteer State Sends Irma Help to Florida

Over 150 medical, search and rescue and first responders are in Florida, helping in the aftermath of Irma's landfall.

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Tennessee Now Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants
Tennessee Now Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants

Tennessee officials are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants.

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Childhood Obesity: Serious Issue for Tennessee
Childhood Obesity: Serious Issue for Tennessee

Many Tennessee children are overweight, with approximately one out of every five classified as obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Farmer's Almanac Predicts
Farmer's Almanac Predicts "Cold, Snowy" Winter in Tennessee

Cooler weather in September have ushered in an early fall pattern. That's leaving many wondering how does this winter look?

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Everybody Drum Some Presents Next Community Rhythm Event on Sept. 22
Everybody Drum Some Presents Next Community Rhythm Event on Sept. 22

Murfreesboro percussion collective Everybody Drum Some continues its tradition of ringing in the changing seasons with a community rhythm event on Friday, Sept. 22.

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 MTSU holds 'moving' 9/11 Observance
MTSU holds 'moving' 9/11 Observance

The MTSU student cadet-led prayer, moment of silence and 9/11 memorial speech, the guest speakers' remarks, playing of taps, and three students' remembrances of where they were on Sept. 11, 2001, were moving tributes as MTSU held its third 9/11 Observance.

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Macon Co. Man Brought to Murfreesboro After Accidental Shooting
Macon Co. Man Brought to Murfreesboro After Accidental Shooting

A 56-year old Macon County man is recovering after an accidental shooting over the weekend. Murfreesboro Police Officer Matthew Vaughn reports being called to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital around 6:30 Saturday.

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Four Vehicles Stolen from Riverside Motors
Four Vehicles Stolen from Riverside Motors

Four vehicles were stolen from Riverside Motors on Northwest Broad. Murfreesboro Police Officer Phillip Simpson was called to the business around 9:30 Sunday morning after Marty Clancy reported the vehicles stolen.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10

While Blackman's potent offense had its bright spots, it was their defense that had a break out game in a 42-10 win over rival Smyrna.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 42-10

While Blackman's potent offense had its bright spots, it was their defense that had a break out game in a 42-10 win over rival Smyrna.

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Battle of the 'Boro BBQ Dinner
Battle of the 'Boro BBQ Dinner

The Battle of the 'Boro is coming up September 15th. The Oakland softball team will host their 11th annual Slick Pig BBQ Dinner and meat sale in the annex cafeteria.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman

While it's not a region game this year, the Smyrna at Blackman game still has plenty of intrigue.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Blackman

While it's not a region game this year, the Smyrna at Blackman game still has plenty of intrigue.

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Local Salvation Army Major on the Ground in Flood Ravaged Texas
Local Salvation Army Major on the Ground in Flood Ravaged Texas

The cleanup from Hurricane Harvey continues along coastal Texas and a local Salvation Army officer is in the middle of it. We talked to Major Joe Irvin in Houston, Texas.

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TV News Shows where Commentators Yell - The opinion of an MTSU Professor
TV News Shows where Commentators Yell - The opinion of an MTSU Professor

Ever watched a so called news talk show where the commentators basically yell at each other over different hot button news stories? A professor at MTSU has and he has a few words about such TV shows.

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Rain Forces Prep Football Changes
Rain Forces Prep Football Changes

For the most part, only wet field conditions will affect Friday's prep football games. But there are some schedule changes.

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Rain Forces Prep Football Changes
Rain Forces Prep Football Changes

For the most part, only wet field conditions will affect Friday's prep football games. But there are some schedule changes.

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Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History
Harvey Relief in Texas Likely Largest in Salvation Army History

The Salvation Army has deployed its national network of trained disaster staff and volunteers to the Gulf Coast to provide food, hydration, clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and survivors. It's expected to be the largest relief effort in the organization's history.

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Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6
Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6

A battle of running backs in Region 3-6A as Riverdale hosted Siegel on a wet Tom Nolan Field. The Warriors defeat their cross town rival by an 18-6 final, with heavy rainfall for much of the game.

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Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6
Riverdale Defeats Siegel 18-6

A battle of running backs in Region 3-6A as Riverdale hosted Siegel on a wet Tom Nolan Field. The Warriors defeat their cross town rival by an 18-6 final, with heavy rainfall for much of the game.

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Week 3 Prep Football Recap
Week 3 Prep Football Recap

Get a recap of Week 3 in prep football in Rutherford County.

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Tennessee Teams Deploy to Texas; Rutherford Agencies Represent
Tennessee Teams Deploy to Texas; Rutherford Agencies Represent

Search and rescue teams from Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and La Vergne Fire Department are among the many headed to flood ravaged Texas to conduct life-saving operations.

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Deploys to Assist With Texas Flooding
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Deploys to Assist With Texas Flooding

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department has deployed a team of trained swift water rescue personnel to assist with the flooding in Texas.

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Harvey Remnants Moving In
Harvey Remnants Moving In

Deep atmospheric moisture, associated with the remnants of "Harvey," is forecast to lift northeastward into Middle Tennessee from mid to late week.

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UPDATE: Friday Night Shooting On Wenlon Dr.
UPDATE: Friday Night Shooting On Wenlon Dr.

As Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a double shooting on Wenlon Drive, we now know the identities of those involved.

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'Boro Country Star Chris Young Donating 100K to Harvey Relief
'Boro Country Star Chris Young Donating 100K to Harvey Relief

Country music star Chris Young of Murfreesboro is donating 100-thousand dollars to disaster relief efforts in Texas and started a GoFundMe page.

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MT Football Coaches/Players Look Toward Opener with Vanderbilt
MT Football Coaches/Players Look Toward Opener with Vanderbilt

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are in game-week mode as they put the final touches on preparation for this week's home opener with Vanderbilt.

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COMMENTARY: ESPN & R. LEE
COMMENTARY: ESPN & R. LEE

MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris has views on ESPN and political correctness.

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Civil War Era Gun Stolen
Civil War Era Gun Stolen

Thieves got away with several guns in Murfreesboro, including a Civil War rifle, and now the homeowner has been hoping to have them returned.

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Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out
Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out

The winds and rain from what was Hurricane Harvey continue to pummel southeastern Texas. Local agencies are deployed to assist victims.

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MTSU Scholars Academy aims for students' successful futures
MTSU Scholars Academy aims for students' successful futures

The Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Academy for freshmen has a twofold plan for their individual success.

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Tennessee Tech Football Has Rutherford County Flavor
Tennessee Tech Football Has Rutherford County Flavor

Tennessee Tech will begin their college football season Thursday (Aug. 31) in Cookeville as they battle Western Illinois.

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Armed Robbery at O'Reilly's on S.E. Broad
Armed Robbery at O'Reilly's on S.E. Broad

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an armed robbery at the O'Reilly's Auto Parts on Southeast Broad.

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Skimming Crew Targets A Local Post Office
Skimming Crew Targets A Local Post Office

Murfreesboro Police were called to the U.S. Post Office on Memorial Boulevard after a suspected "skimming crew" attempted a money order transaction.

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Local Salvation Army Major Headed to Flood Ravaged Texas
Local Salvation Army Major Headed to Flood Ravaged Texas

The Salvation Army is preparing for the largest mass feeding in U.S. history in the wake of catastrophic flooding in Texas from Harvey. Major Joe Irvin with the Salvation Army of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, has been deployed to provide disaster services for two weeks.

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Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit
Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) spoke today to educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the state at the Better Health Better Learning summit hosted by Tennessee Score and Nashville Health.

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PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central
PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central

The Smyrna Bulldogs defeated Wilson Central 43-10 Friday night. The Bulldogs put up 43 points but their defense was even more impressive.

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PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central
PHOTOS: Smyrna vs. Wilson Central

The Smyrna Bulldogs defeated Wilson Central 43-10 Friday night. The Bulldogs put up 43 points but their defense was even more impressive.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football

Riverdale will get their first road test of the year at Franklin tonight (Friday).

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Franklin Football

Riverdale will get their first road test of the year at Franklin tonight (Friday).

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Bomb Threats at Smyrna High & Justice Center
Bomb Threats at Smyrna High & Justice Center "Not Credible"

Smyrna authorities are investigating a bomb threat, made to both Smyrna High School and the Smyrna Justice Center.

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Can a city or county prohibit a demonstration?
Can a city or county prohibit a demonstration?

Can a city or county prohibit a group from marching or having a demonstration? Hear what MTSU Professor Larry Burriss has to say about this interesting topic...

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Eclipse: Donut Country Eclipse Dozen
Eclipse: Donut Country Eclipse Dozen

Don't look directly at the donuts. But you can certainly eat them. Locally owned Donut Country is getting in on the eclipse craze.

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Grants Agribusiness in Tennessee
Grants Agribusiness in Tennessee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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City, Family Promise invite public to participate in Community Meeting Aug. 22
City, Family Promise invite public to participate in Community Meeting Aug. 22

The homeless population has soared across U.S. cities, including Murfreesboro, since the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2008.

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Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply
Senior Opioid Addiction Up Sharply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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La Vergne Woman Turns 102!
La Vergne Woman Turns 102!

The year 1915 saw World War I ramping up and the first use of poison gas by the Germans, Ford Motor Company manufactured it's one-millionth Model T and La Vergne's Jane Vails was born.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LaVergne to receive $500,000 home repair grant
LaVergne to receive $500,000 home repair grant

This Thursday, the Tennessee Housing Development Agency will present a $500,000 HOME grant to LaVergne Mayor Dennis Waldron.

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State of the City of La Vergne
State of the City of La Vergne

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron addresses growth and more in a "state of the city" open letter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Martin to be Inducted into TnFCA Hall of Fame
Martin to be Inducted into TnFCA Hall of Fame

Stewarts Creek football coach David Martin is among the five newest members being inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TnFCA) Hall of Fame.

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Martin to be Inducted into TnFCA Hall of Fame
Martin to be Inducted into TnFCA Hall of Fame

Stewarts Creek football coach David Martin is among the five newest members being inducted into the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TnFCA) Hall of Fame.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Batey Farms Vandalized
Batey Farms Vandalized

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

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COMMENTARY: Museum
COMMENTARY: Museum

A couple of years ago, Dr. Larry Burrus wrote to one of the most secretive agencies in the government, and asked if he could get a copy of their policy manual that dictates how the agency deals with the public.

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

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

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

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

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Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped
Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped

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

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

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

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The Heat is On!
The Heat is On!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hammonds returns as MT Basketball Director of Operations
Hammonds returns as MT Basketball Director of Operations

Former Middle Tennessee basketball standout and graduate assistant Kerry Hammonds II has returned to the Blue Raider basketball program, joining Head Coach Kermit Davis' staff as the new Director of Basketball Operations.

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

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

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VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fireworks Finale
VIDEO: Murfreesboro Fireworks Finale

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

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

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

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

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

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 4th of July Celebration in La Vergne
4th of July Celebration in La Vergne

The City of La Vergne will celebrate Independence Day at Veterans Memorial Park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fisher House Needs Supplies
Fisher House Needs Supplies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Cindy" to Bring Heavy Rain & Storms to Midstate

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

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GA Fugitives Captured: Fugitives to be Extradited This Week
GA Fugitives Captured: Fugitives to be Extradited This Week

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

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

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

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COMMENTARY: International News
COMMENTARY: International News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shots Fired on Castleview Court
Shots Fired on Castleview Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Help Identifying Smyrna Armed Robbery Suspect
Help Identifying Smyrna Armed Robbery Suspect

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man who held up an area business at gun point.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bicyclist Killed on Train Tracks
Bicyclist Killed on Train Tracks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrests and Citations Up Slightly at Bonnaroo
Arrests and Citations Up Slightly at Bonnaroo

The 16th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival ended late Sunday night and Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves says his department wrote 295 citations during Bonnaroo 2017.

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

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

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

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

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Kinkel Out as Motlow President
Kinkel Out as Motlow President

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motlow Changing Assessment Testing
Motlow Changing Assessment Testing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Man Accused of Stabbing Wife Arrested
UPDATE: Man Accused of Stabbing Wife Arrested

Authorities have made an arrest in the weekend stabbing of a 32-year old Windwalker Court woman.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Targeting Contraband at Tennessee Lockups
Targeting Contraband at Tennessee Lockups

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

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

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

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Why
Why "Move Over Law" Is Important

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Homeless Man Beaten and Robbed
Homeless Man Beaten and Robbed

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

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Accidental Shooting on Todd Court
Accidental Shooting on Todd Court

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bonnaroo Begins Thursday
Bonnaroo Begins Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fatal Accident on Highway 231
Fatal Accident on Highway 231

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update
Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update

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

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Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update
Wednesday Spring Fling Weather Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tennessee April Unemployment
Tennessee April Unemployment

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

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Safe Boating Week
Safe Boating Week

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

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Hot Dog Recall
Hot Dog Recall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday
Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday

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

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Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday
Spring Fling Baseball Begins Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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Rash of Auto Burglaries
Rash of Auto Burglaries

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

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

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

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

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

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Indecent Exposure on the Greenway
Indecent Exposure on the Greenway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Region Championship Roundup
Region Championship Roundup

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

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

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

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Region Championship Roundup
Region Championship Roundup

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

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

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

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Graduation Time in Rutherford County
Graduation Time in Rutherford County

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

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

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

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

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

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La Vergne Library Re-opens
La Vergne Library Re-opens

Back in February, the La Vergne Public Library was forced to close due to water damage from a burst pipe. It's now re-opened!

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Ealy Tapped District 19 Commissioner
Ealy Tapped District 19 Commissioner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jacob Pearman Appeals Murder Conviction
Jacob Pearman Appeals Murder Conviction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Smyrna Kid's Safety Day
Smyrna Kid's Safety Day

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, the Town of Smyrna, and the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Center are hosting the first Smyrna Kid's Safety Day. This free family-friendly community event will be held on Saturday, May 20.

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

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

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

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

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Indecent Exposure Leads to Arrest
Indecent Exposure Leads to Arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down
Old Fort Pavilions Torn Down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Forrest Hall Vandalized
Forrest Hall Vandalized

MTSU's Forrest Hall was vandalized with spray paint.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Softball and Baseball Monday Recap
Softball and Baseball Monday Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tourism Up in Tennessee
Tourism Up in Tennessee

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

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Smyrna Police Phone Issues
Smyrna Police Phone Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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La Vergne Police Search for Armed Man
La Vergne Police Search for Armed Man

La Vergne Police were called to the area of Plantation Drive and Hurricane Circle after reports of an armed man running through neighborhoods.

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TSPN Responds to
TSPN Responds to "13 Reason Why"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Project One Four, a David Price Foundation, and City of Murfreesboro gathered for an official Grand Opening ceremony of the Murfreesboro Miracle Field at Sports*Com in McKnight Park, Saturday, May 6.

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Man Facing Sex Crimes Commits Suicide at Old Fort Golf Course
Man Facing Sex Crimes Commits Suicide at Old Fort Golf Course

Murfreesboro Police were called to the Old Fort Golf Course after a man reportedly called about finding a body there.

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8AA Tennis (Central Magnet)

Both Central Magnet Boys and Girls defeated Goodpasture to win the district.

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8AA Tennis (Central Magnet)

Both Central Magnet Boys and Girls defeated Goodpasture to win the district.

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UPDATE: Man Shot & Killed at Student Quarters Apartments
UPDATE: Man Shot & Killed at Student Quarters Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are investigating another shooting at an apartment. This time, it was Student Quarters Apartments (920 Greenland Drive) and it's now a murder investigation.

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RCSO Detention Officer Arrested on Child Rape Charges
RCSO Detention Officer Arrested on Child Rape Charges

A detention officer at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been arrested on charges of child rape and aggravated sexual battery.

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MPD Taking Shootings
MPD Taking Shootings "Very Seriously"

Murfreesboro Police are taking the series of shooting seriously at Student Quarters Apartments on Greenland Drive. One is now a murder investigation.

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Trump Bus in 'Boro
Trump Bus in 'Boro

Several callers to the radio station Wednesday asked if the president was in town. He wasn't, but his bus was.

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Why are critics so critical?
Why are critics so critical?

People who review movies, restaurants and more are not always correct in their reviews... With more, here is Dr. Larry Burriss from MTSU's School of Journalism:

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Stewarts Creek Faculty Treated to Free Breakfast by EnterSource
Stewarts Creek Faculty Treated to Free Breakfast by EnterSource

For winning the girls basketball free throw shooting contact between faculty at the February District Tournament, Stewarts Creek was treated to breakfast from DIRECTV by EnterSource.

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Fake IRS Calls in Rutherford County
Fake IRS Calls in Rutherford County

Beware of calls from the IRS. WGNS' own Bryan Barrett received a call Thursday from the IRS.

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Riverdale Girls State & National Basketball Champions Honored in State Senate
Riverdale Girls State & National Basketball Champions Honored in State Senate

State Senators paused from conducting business of the 2017 legislative session of Monday (April 24th) to congratulate members of the Riverdale High School basketball team.

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Stewarts Creek 2nd in State in Governor's School Attendees
Stewarts Creek 2nd in State in Governor's School Attendees

The Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts (GSFTA) is a four-week residency summer program for high school students gifted in music, visual art, theatre, dance, and filmmaking.

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Central Magnet ranked No. 1 in Tenn., 37th in nation
Central Magnet ranked No. 1 in Tenn., 37th in nation

Students graduating next month from Central Magnet School will be able to say they are alumni from the top school in Tennessee, based on new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Shooting at Student Quarters Apartments
Shooting at Student Quarters Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are looking for two suspects wanted in an afternoon shooting at the Student Quarters Apartments.

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81 Year Old Mentally Challenged Woman Sexually Assaulted
81 Year Old Mentally Challenged Woman Sexually Assaulted

Detectives with Murfreesboro Police and the state Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are investigating the sexual assault of an 81-year old Murfreesboro woman.

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TSSAA Spring Fling Returns to Rutherford County
TSSAA Spring Fling Returns to Rutherford County

TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week, May 22-26.

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One More Vote on Gas Tax Tuesday
One More Vote on Gas Tax Tuesday

The Tennessee House of Representatives is expected to vote in favor of an amended version of Governor Haslam's gas tax proposal.

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Monday Morning Flooding: Roads Closed
Monday Morning Flooding: Roads Closed

Rutherford County continues to deal with flooding issues.

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County Finishing Up TNReady; City Tests This Week
County Finishing Up TNReady; City Tests This Week

It's testing time for local school students. City Schools spokeswoman Lisa Trail tells NewsRadio WGNS while county students are wrapping up, Murfreesboro City students are testing all this week.

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Wear Denim Wednesday and Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Wear Denim Wednesday and Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wednesday is Denim Day. Kim Reynolds with Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Services, tells NewsRadio WGNS, Denim Day is set aside to bring awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Jordan Ethics Complaint Dismissed
Jordan Ethics Complaint Dismissed

The Rutherford County Ethics Committee dismissed a complaint against County Commissioner Will Jordan after finding no evidence of unethical behavior involving his vote on a rezoning matter.

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Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns
Tennessee Business Barometer: Optimism grows, but still hiring concerns

The Tennessee Business Barometer Index has bested its record high just set the previous quarter, according to the latest online survey of business leaders by MTSU's Jones College of Business.

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Rutherford Books from Birth Participating in The Big Payback
Rutherford Books from Birth Participating in The Big Payback

Rutherford Books from Birth is participating in The Big Payback, a 24-hour, online giving event created to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise funds vital to continuing their work and directly improving the community around them.

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Nearly 14,000 Lbs of Food Raised for Food Bank
Nearly 14,000 Lbs of Food Raised for Food Bank

The Ingram Content Group Employee food drive yielded 13,755 pounds of goods from its La Vergne-area properties that will go to the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank.

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Georgia Man Charged with Misuse of 911 in 'Boro
Georgia Man Charged with Misuse of 911 in 'Boro

A Chickamauga, Georgia, man is in the local lockup after being charged with misuse of 911 and filing a false report.

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IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro
IRS and Employment Scams in Murfreesboro

Scammers continue to work to take the money of unsuspecting local residents. The popular IRS scam and unemployment scam have been reported in Murfreesboro.

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Child Advocacy Center Presents Hometown Heroes Awards
Child Advocacy Center Presents Hometown Heroes Awards

The final event of Child Abuse Prevention Month was the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Heavy Rain Creates Ruth. Co. Flooding
Heavy Rain Creates Ruth. Co. Flooding

Several days of heavy rainfall has left behind flooding. There are several high water road closures in the county.

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Dollar General at Epps Mill Road Closed for Pest Activity
Dollar General at Epps Mill Road Closed for Pest Activity

We've received several calls inquiring about why the Dollar General Store at Epps Mill Road, near I-24, was closed.

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Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes
Gas Tax Passes; Local Reps Vote No - Senators Yes

Despite a no vote from all four State House lawmakers from Rutherford County, Governor Haslam's bill to raise the gas tax passes the lower chamber.

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Reward Offered for Missing Local Teen
Reward Offered for Missing Local Teen

A reward is being offered as the search continues for a missing Riverdale teen.

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A wartime reporter - Commentary by Dr. Larry Burriss at MTSU
A wartime reporter - Commentary by Dr. Larry Burriss at MTSU

What is a war reporter? Good question and Dr. Larry Burriss at MTSU talks about that question...

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Two Crashes on I-24 Westbound Shuts Down Interstate
Two Crashes on I-24 Westbound Shuts Down Interstate

Two crashes shut down westbound I-24 near I-840. The accidents took place just before one o'clock Friday afternoon near mile marker 76, westbound.

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MT to play Iowa during 2019 Football Season
MT to play Iowa during 2019 Football Season

In a joint release with the University of Iowa, it was announced Middle Tennessee and Iowa will meet in football during the 2019 season. The Blue Raiders will receive a guarantee of $1.55 million to play the game.

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"Music Behind the Stars" Premieres Saturday

Well known local author and weekly co-host of the Truman Show, Dan Whittle, is officially premiering his book "Music City: Talent Behind the Stars."

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Road rage or just bizarre showing of a handgun?
Road rage or just bizarre showing of a handgun?

Reports indicate the victim was driving down Rutherford Boulevard when two men pulled up beside him in a silver Nissan Altima.

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Candlelight Vigil for Missing Teen Devin Bond
Candlelight Vigil for Missing Teen Devin Bond

Family, friends and teammates of Devin Bond came together over the weekend for a candlelight vigil.

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Salad Mix Recall After Dead Bat Found
Salad Mix Recall After Dead Bat Found

Walmart stores are recalling prepackaged salad mix after a dead bat was found inside a bag sold at a Florida store.

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MCS expands Gifted Education Program with Gifted Academy
MCS expands Gifted Education Program with Gifted Academy

Twenty-five teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools received their Tennessee Employment Standard for Gifted Teaching after completing the MTSU/MCS Gifted Academy.

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State Farm™ Says Dog Bite Claims Increased 15 Percent over the Past Year
State Farm™ Says Dog Bite Claims Increased 15 Percent over the Past Year

Children make up more than 50 percent of all dog bite victims. With that in mind, National Dog Bite Prevention Week® is April 9-15, 2017.

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TDEC Providing More Options for Unwanted Household Pharmaceuticals
TDEC Providing More Options for Unwanted Household Pharmaceuticals

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) continues to expand its efforts to protect water quality in Tennessee by working with statewide partners to provide more options for the disposal of unwanted medications.

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Report of EBT Fraud in the 'Boro
Report of EBT Fraud in the 'Boro

A 45-year old West Castle Street woman was arrested for criminal simulation after allegedly trying to use an EBT number for another person.

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Shots Fired on Olympid Place
Shots Fired on Olympid Place

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a shots fired case in the 2000 block of Olympid Place.

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COMMENTARY: New Ideas
COMMENTARY: New Ideas

Back in the mid 18-hundreds, Alexis de Tocqueville said the only way people had of keeping track of what was happening in a nation as large as ours was through the news media.

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Fraud: Local Man Had Card Taken Out in His Name
Fraud: Local Man Had Card Taken Out in His Name

In an effort to keep you vigilant on local fraud activity, a reminder to check your mail for bills in your name.

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Dak Prescott to Speak at MTCS
Dak Prescott to Speak at MTCS

Dak Prescott keynotes the 2017 Legacy of Light Gala benefiting Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS) on Saturday, April 29.

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Tornado Watch for Rutherford County Until 9pm
Tornado Watch for Rutherford County Until 9pm

A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee until 9pm. Severe thunderstorms with large hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible this afternoon and evening.

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Rutherford Co. Dodges Damaging Weather
Rutherford Co. Dodges Damaging Weather

While portions of the midstate saw damage from severe thunderstorms, Rutherford County was spared from the worst.

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I-840 Eastbound Ramp at Sulpher Springs Closed This Weekend
I-840 Eastbound Ramp at Sulpher Springs Closed This Weekend

The I-840 ramp, eastbound, at Sulpher Springs Road, will be closed this weekend for repair work.

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Siegel, Central Magnet & MTCS Baseball Ranked by TBCA
Siegel, Central Magnet & MTCS Baseball Ranked by TBCA

Rutherford County has three teams in the top eight in their respective classifications in the initial Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association state rankings.

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Severe Weather Possible Thursday
Severe Weather Possible Thursday

It's been a stormy spring already and Thursday is shaping up to be another severe weather day for Middle Tennessee.

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UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU
UPDATE: College Grove Apartments Shooting Near MTSU

At 2:50 Saturday (3/25/2017) afternoon, Murfreesboro police responded to a shooting call at 1540 New Lascassas Highway.

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Blackman Collegiate Academy explores MTSU science options
Blackman Collegiate Academy explores MTSU science options

Blackman Collegiate Academy juniors sampled science at MTSU and the University Honors College.

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Population Exploding in Rutherford County
Population Exploding in Rutherford County

Rutherford County is a leading area for growth in Tennessee. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, areas surrounding Nashville have the fastest growth rates in the state.

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Rutherford Reconnect Meeting April 5th
Rutherford Reconnect Meeting April 5th

Last February, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce launched Rutherford Reconnect in partnership with the State of Tennessee and the Middle Tennessee Reconnect Community.

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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Expected Monday Afternoon
Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Expected Monday Afternoon

There is a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms Monday afternoon for Rutherford County.

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Barrett Firearms Releases Field Rifle
Barrett Firearms Releases Field Rifle

Barrett is excited to announce that shipments of Fieldcraft rifles to distributors have begun.

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COMMENTARY: Production Code
COMMENTARY: Production Code

87 years ago this week, March 31, 1930, the famous, or infamous, Movie Production Code went into effect.

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Rape Reported on Neilson Court
Rape Reported on Neilson Court

A 36-year old Culleoka woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was raped during a photo shoot.

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26 Fake $20 Bills Used at Dollar General
26 Fake $20 Bills Used at Dollar General

The assistant manager at the Dollar General on South Church Street reported a man tried to use twenty-six fake 20-dollar bills to pay for merchandise.

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Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI
Juneberry Way Man Charged with 4th DUI

A 51-year old Juneberry Way man is facing his fourth DUI, among several others. Alfredo Villa was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Sunday afternoon just after 2 o'clock.

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Shots Fired Investigation Outside Sigma Pi Fraternity
Shots Fired Investigation Outside Sigma Pi Fraternity

Murfreesboro Police are investigating reports of gunfire outside the Sigma Pi fraternity house on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 10pm
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 10pm

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee until 10pm. High winds and large hail are expected with storms. Isolated tornadoes are also possible. Be weather aware today and make sure you're close to weather information. You can sign up here to receive weather bulletin texts from NewsRadio WGNS and Gil's Ace Hardware.

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Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers
Scholars Week begins for MTSU researchers

Research, special events and performances will be showcased March 27-April 1 during the annual MTSU Scholars Week.

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More Spring Storms; More Storm Damage in Rutherford Co.
More Spring Storms; More Storm Damage in Rutherford Co.

Several rounds of severe thunderstorms pounded Rutherford County Monday.

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O'Possum's Closed; McGuire Owned
O'Possum's Closed; McGuire Owned "Hoof" Still Open

The many fans of O'Possum's Pub will be sad to learn they're closed.

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ATM Theft in Smyrna
ATM Theft in Smyrna

Smyrna Police are looking for two suspects who entered a Hazelwood Drive business and took and ATM machine and cash.

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Kermit Davis Inks New Contract; Will Remain Men's Basketball Coach
Kermit Davis Inks New Contract; Will Remain Men's Basketball Coach

Head men's basketball coach Kermit Davis has agreed to a new seven-year contract to stay at Middle Tennessee through the 2023-24 season.

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UPDATE: Christiana Elementary Re-Opening Friday
UPDATE: Christiana Elementary Re-Opening Friday

It's back to school for Christiana Elementary School students.

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Roy Waldron Elementary Locked Down Due to Gas Leak
Roy Waldron Elementary Locked Down Due to Gas Leak

Roy Waldron Elementary was placed on lockdown after what the school system calls a minor gas leak is repaired.

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Rutherford County students get down at 11th annual special needs prom
Rutherford County students get down at 11th annual special needs prom

Wednesday was the annual special needs prom for Rutherford County Schools. This year's prom took place today at the Smyrna Event Center.

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Lady Raider Basketball Season Ends at Georgia Tech
Lady Raider Basketball Season Ends at Georgia Tech

One of the greatest individual careers in Lady Raider history ended when Middle Tennessee dropped a 70-57 setback to Georgia Tech in Round 3 of the WNIT here Thursday night.

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Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment
Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment

A backpack with at least five mortar shells and a training grenade were found dumped at Ashwood Cove Apartments.

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Southbranch Nursery Damaged in Storm
Southbranch Nursery Damaged in Storm

Southbranch Nursery on South Church Street sustained heavy damage from Tuesday afternoon storms.

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Middle Tennessee's Best Season Ever Ends in NCAA 2nd Round
Middle Tennessee's Best Season Ever Ends in NCAA 2nd Round

Another history making year of Middle Tennessee basketball is in the books with Butler's 74-65 win over the Blue Raiders in the NCAA Tournament.

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Help Riverdale Lady Warriors Purchase Championship Rings
Help Riverdale Lady Warriors Purchase Championship Rings

The Riverdale Lady Warriors are back to back state champions and national champs. You can capture part of that history with short or long sleeved t-shirts to commemorate their special achievement. The proceeds of the sales will go to help them purchase championship rings.

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Middle Tennessee Defeats Minnesota 81-72
Middle Tennessee Defeats Minnesota 81-72

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won their first round NCAA tournament game, defeating Minnesota 81-72.

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UPDATE: Monday Morning Crash Kills Indiana Man
UPDATE: Monday Morning Crash Kills Indiana Man

A two-vehicle crash around 3:30 Monday morning took the life of a 44-year old Indiana man who got out of his wrecked truck on I-24 at Sam Ridley Parkway in Smyrna. It was dark outside, and Christopher Kimbrough was hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle.

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Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year
Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year

Riverdale girls basketball coach Randy Coffman was named this year's Naismith High School Girls' Coach of the Year.

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Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year
Riverdale's Coffman Named Naismith Coach of the Year

Riverdale girls basketball coach Randy Coffman was named this year's Naismith High School Girls' Coach of the Year.

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Two Shootings in Murfreesboro
Two Shootings in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating two Monday morning shootings.

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Child Shot in Face on I-24 After Leaving Smyrna Wal-Mart
Child Shot in Face on I-24 After Leaving Smyrna Wal-Mart

Nashville authorities continue to investigate a shooting on I-24 at Hickory Hollow Parkway involving a family that had just left the Wal-Mart in Smyrna.

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East Main Man Charged with DUI #4
East Main Man Charged with DUI #4

A 39-year old East Main Street man has been arrested for his fourth DUI. Shawn Goodbar was arrested on Saturday afternoon by Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe.

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MTSU To Host Spring Preview Days
MTSU To Host Spring Preview Days

Middle Tennessee State University will host hundreds of prospective students and their families Saturday, March 18, for the first of two Spring Preview Days on campus.

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Local Detectives Earn Awards from U.S. Attorney's Office
Local Detectives Earn Awards from U.S. Attorney's Office

A former Rutherford County Sheriff's detective who helped investigate a multi-state drug operation earned U.S. Attorney's Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement last week.

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Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year
Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year

The postseason accolades continue to stream in for the Riverdale Lady Warriors and their lone senior. Anastasia Hayes was named the Gatorade State Basketball Player of the Year for Tennessee.

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Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year
Riverdale's Hayes Gatorade Player of the Year

The postseason accolades continue to stream in for the Riverdale Lady Warriors and their lone senior. Anastasia Hayes was named the Gatorade State Basketball Player of the Year for Tennessee.

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MTSU Women's History Month Event Wednesday
MTSU Women's History Month Event Wednesday

The great-great-granddaughter of a trailblazing business magnate will deliver the keynote address for MTSU's National Women's History Month.

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Lady Raiders to host first-round WNIT game
Lady Raiders to host first-round WNIT game

Middle Tennessee will participate in the women's basketball postseason for the 12th consecutive year under Head Coach Rick Insell, and 14th straight overall, after earning an invitation to play in the 2017 WNIT late Monday night.

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Raiders to Play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament
Raiders to Play Minnesota in NCAA Tournament

The Middle Tennessee men's basketball team is making back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in school history following a second-straight Conference USA Tournament championship on Saturday.

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MT Men's Basketball Ticket information for Milwaukee
MT Men's Basketball Ticket information for Milwaukee

The Middle Tennessee Ticket Office is taking ticket requests for the Blue Raiders' first round NCAA Tournament game against Minnesota in Milwaukee on Thursday.

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Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion
Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion

Riverdale defeated Memphis Central 66-59 to claim their second consecutive Class Triple-A girls state championship Saturday.

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Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion
Riverdale Now a Six-Time State Champion

Riverdale defeated Memphis Central 66-59 to claim their second consecutive Class Triple-A girls state championship Saturday.

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Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title
Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title

Riverdale will play for their sixth state tournament championship on Saturday after defeating Houston 69-50.

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Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title
Riverdale Girls Play for 6th State Title

Riverdale will play for their sixth state tournament championship on Saturday after defeating Houston 69-50.

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Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment
Deceased woman found at a Murfreesboro apartment

Emergency workers arrived on the scene and confirmed the woman was dead. However, the cause of her death has not been determined, nor has her identity.

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State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises; Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker
State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises; Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker

Stewarts Creek led most of the game, but a tying three to end regulation and one to send it into overtime finally propelled Dickson County to a 67-64 win. Riverdale dominated Morristown West and came away with a convincing 75-46 win.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes has been named to the Naismith Trophy High School Girls All American team.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes H.S. Naismith All American

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes has been named to the Naismith Trophy High School Girls All American team.

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State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four
State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four

The defending Class Triple-A girls state champions built a comfortable lead against Morristown West and cruised to a 75-46 win.

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State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four
State Tourney: Riverdale Cruises to Final Four

The defending Class Triple-A girls state champions built a comfortable lead against Morristown West and cruised to a 75-46 win.

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State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County
State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County

Stewarts Creek led most of the game, but a tying three to end regulation and one to send it into a second overtime finally propelled Dickson County to a 67-64 win.

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State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County
State Tourney: Creek Drops 2OT Heartbreaker to Dickson County

Stewarts Creek led most of the game, but a tying three to end regulation and one to send it into a second overtime finally propelled Dickson County to a 67-64 win.

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Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach
Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach

After 14 years as the only girls basketball head coach at Siegel, Alan Bush is hanging up his whistle.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes was selected the Class Triple-A Miss Basketball this season.

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Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach
Bush Resigns as Siegel Girls Basketball Coach

After 14 years as the only girls basketball head coach at Siegel, Alan Bush is hanging up his whistle.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes is Miss Basketball

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes was selected the Class Triple-A Miss Basketball this season.

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Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short
Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley. Blackman drops a heartbreaking 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short
Oakland Boys to State Tournament; Blackman Falls Short

The Oakland boys return to the BlueCross Basketball Championships for the first time in 10-years with a 57-45 win over Walker Valley. Blackman drops a heartbreaking 72-68 decision at East Hamilton.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament

The Riverdale girls defeated Cumberland County 79-58 at home while Stewarts Creek went to undefeated Bradley Central and pulled out a 55-49 win. Both will play in the BlueCross Basketball Championships.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Girls Advance to State Tournament

The Riverdale girls defeated Cumberland County 79-58 at home while Stewarts Creek went to undefeated Bradley Central and pulled out a 55-49 win. Both will play in the BlueCross Basketball Championships.

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Lyndal Duke named interim principal of Buchanan Elementary
Lyndal Duke named interim principal of Buchanan Elementary

Retired Principal Lyndal Duke will lead Buchanan Elementary School for the remainder of the current school year, following the recent resignation of the school's current principal, Michael Hickman.

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St. Clair Street Senior Center SCAM
St. Clair Street Senior Center SCAM

The St. Clair Street Senior Center wants to make the public aware someone is using their name to try to scam residents.

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Local Girl Scout Saves Sister's Life - Earns Honor Pin
Local Girl Scout Saves Sister's Life - Earns Honor Pin

A Siegel Middle School 11-year old will receive an honor from Girl Scouts that hasn't been given locally in at least 20-years.

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Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009
Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009

It's been seven years since the Oakland Patriots have taken the Region 4AAA title. They did it Thursday with a 51-39 win over Blackman.

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Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009
Oakland Boys Claim First Region Title Since 2009

It's been seven year since the Oakland Patriots have taken the Region 4AAA title. They did it Thursday with a 51-39 win over Blackman.

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Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship
Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship

The Riverdale girls claim the Region 4AAA championship with a 74-54 win over Stewarts Creek.

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UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads
UPDATE: Wednesday Morning Storm Damage--Flooding Closes Roads

March came in like a lion. Severe thunderstorms pushed through early Wednesday morning, even prompting a tornado warning for northern parts of the county. In addition, flooding closed roads.

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Armed Robbery in La Vergne During Storm; Police Cruiser Damaged
Armed Robbery in La Vergne During Storm; Police Cruiser Damaged

During the height of the storm, an armed robbery was taking place in La Vergne. P

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Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship
Riverdale Girls Claim Region 4AAA Championship

The Riverdale girls claim the Region 4AAA championship with a 74-54 win over Stewarts Creek.

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UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide
UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide

55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.

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Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall
Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall

Blackman and Oakland win their semifinals games and will play each other for the Region 4-AAA title.

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Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall
Blackman & Oakland Boys in Region Championship; MTCS & Central Magnet Fall

Blackman and Oakland win their semifinals games and will play each other for the Region 4-AAA title.

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MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Undergoes Shoulder Surgery
MT Quarterback Brent Stockstill Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Middle Tennessee record setting quarterback, Brent Stockstill, underwent shoulder surgery today as announced by Head Coach Rick Stockstill.

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Fire at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Fire at Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh says all inmates are safe after a small fire was extinguished immediately by detention officers Tuesday night.

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Nissan Fined In Death Of Worker at Local Plant
Nissan Fined In Death Of Worker at Local Plant

Nissan has been fined 29-thousand dollars by TOSHA (Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for safety violations in the accident that led to the death of Dennis Pinkston.

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Severe Weather Possible Wednesday
Severe Weather Possible Wednesday

A spring like cold front will approach the area on Wednesday and it could bring the potential for widespread damaging winds and severe thunderstorms.

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COMMENTARY: Reporters Banned
COMMENTARY: Reporters Banned

During World War II Edward R. Murrow noted that when circumstances prevented reporters from filing their stories, they would be covered by their colleagues.

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MTSU Poll: State voters want Obamacare repeal - but after seeing alternative
MTSU Poll: State voters want Obamacare repeal - but after seeing alternative

Tennessee voters dislike Obamacare and want it repealed, but not until they've seen details of a replacement plan, the latest MTSU Poll shows.

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Woman Struck by Paintballs at The Grove
Woman Struck by Paintballs at The Grove

A 21-year old woman was struck by at least two paintballs during an incident being investigated by Murfreesboro Police.

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UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24
UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24

Westbound lanes of I-24 in La Vergne are shut down as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and La Vergne Police investigate a suicide. A woman jumped from the Waldron Road bridge onto I-24, and was hit by several vehicles.

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Woodbury Man / Smithville Woman Arrested at Aspen Heights Apartments
Woodbury Man / Smithville Woman Arrested at Aspen Heights Apartments

A 31-year old Woodbury man and a 24-year old Smithville woman were arrested after suspicious activity was reported at Aspen Heights Apartments.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals

Both Riverdale and Stewarts Creek both blew by their competition in the Region 4-AAA Semifinals Monday night at Siegel.

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Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals
Riverdale & Stewarts Creek Cruise to Region Finals

Both Riverdale and Stewarts Creek both blew by their competition in the Region 4-AAA Semifinals Monday night at Siegel.

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Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket
Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket

Raider Tees introduces the "Buy a MT Blanket - Give a Blanket" program. Each time a fan purchases a MT blanket from Raider Tees, we will give a solid non-branded blanket to an agency in Murfreesboro that works with the homeless.

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Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket
Buy a MT Blanket at Raider Tees - Give a Blanket

Raider Tees introduces the "Buy a MT Blanket - Give a Blanket" program. Each time a fan purchases a MT blanket from Raider Tees, we will give a solid non-branded blanket to an agency in Murfreesboro that works with the homeless.

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Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game
Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game

The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland. Riverdale defeated Stewarts Creek for third place.

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Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game
Blackman Boys 7AAA Champs; Riverdale Wins Consolation Game

The Blackman boys defended their District 7AAA Tournament title with a 52-34 win over Oakland. Riverdale defeated Stewarts Creek for third place.

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MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT
MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT

The MTCS boys, the number one seed in the District 9A, made a perfect run in the tournament, taking a 73-67 championship game.

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MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT
MTCS Boys 9A Champions, Eagleville Falls in 2OT

The MTCS boys, the number one seed in the District 9A, made a perfect run in the tournament, taking a 73-67 championship game.

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Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third
Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third

The Riverdale girls claimed a hard-fought 57-55 win over Stewarts Creek in the District 7-AAA Girls Championship game. Oakland wins the consolation game.

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Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third
Riverdale Girls D7AAA Champions; Oakland Takes Third

The Riverdale girls claimed a hard-fought 57-55 win over Stewarts Creek in the District 7-AAA Girls Championship game. Oakland wins the consolation game.

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7AAA Semifinal Roundup
7AAA Semifinal Roundup

Riverdale and Stewarts Creek girls join Blackman and Oakland boys in the District 7-AAA title games after the Saturday semifinal contests.

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7AAA Semifinal Roundup
7AAA Semifinal Roundup

Riverdale and Stewarts Creek girls join Blackman and Oakland boys in the District 7-AAA title games after the Saturday semifinal contests.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman girls.

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Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis
Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis

The Riverdale and Stewarts Creek boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals with wins Thursday night.

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Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis
Riverdale, Stewarts Creek Boys Advance to District Semis

The Riverdale and Stewarts Creek boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals with wins Thursday night.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun
DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun

DIRECTV by EnterSource is again partnering with NewsRadio WGNS to bring some additional fun to the District 7-AAA Basketball Tournament, which runs through next Tuesday at Blackman High School.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun
DIRECTV by EnterSource / WGNS Sports D7AAA Tournament Fun

DIRECTV by EnterSource is again partnering with NewsRadio WGNS to bring some additional fun to the District 7-AAA Basketball Tournament, which runs through next Tuesday at Blackman High School.

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D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)
D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)

Stewarts Creek's boys and Oakland's girls won elimination games in the District 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday night at Blackman.

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D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)
D7AAA Tournament Roundup (Wednesday)

Stewarts Creek's boys and Oakland's girls won elimination games in the District 7-AAA tournament on Wednesday night at Blackman.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Stewarts Creek girls.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting
UPDATE: Smyrna Man Involved In Franklin Shooting

Franklin police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that involves a Smyrna man and a woman from Shelbyville.

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Missouri Family Reunited with Service Dog in Murfreesboro
Missouri Family Reunited with Service Dog in Murfreesboro

A wonderful ending to a story of a boy and his service dog, Ziggy - now reunited after over a month apart.

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MTSU Partners with Grammy Museum as Educational Affiliate
MTSU Partners with Grammy Museum as Educational Affiliate

MTSU wrapped up its trip to Southern California by announcing an educational partnership with the Grammy Museum, one the nation's top educational venues devoted to the music industry.

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Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act
Rep. Bryan Terry, M.D. Files the Reliable Coverage Act

An unexpected denial letter in the mail, a surprise bill at the pharmacy counter: many Tennessee consumers are discovering the prescription coverage benefits they signed up for are not the benefits they actually receive.

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Rash of Auto Burglaries in 'Boro
Rash of Auto Burglaries in 'Boro

A rash of auto burglaries have been reported in Murfreesboro in the Riverbend Drive area.

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UPDATE: Man Shot at Baymont Inn
UPDATE: Man Shot at Baymont Inn

The man shot outside the Baymont Inn on Armory Drive has been identified. Twenty-three year old Brandon Byrd of West Street in Murfreesboro was shot in the abdomen Sunday morning just before six.

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UPDATE: Double Shooting at King's Hookah Lounge
UPDATE: Double Shooting at King's Hookah Lounge

Two victims in a weekend shooting incident at King's Hookah Lounge on Middle Tennessee Boulevard have been identified.

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Mock Crash at Riverdale High Tuesday
Mock Crash at Riverdale High Tuesday

The Riverdale High School Beta Club and Virtual Club will host a realistic mock motor vehicle crash on campus.

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RUTHERFORD Cable's annual ATHENA International Leadership Award Dinner
RUTHERFORD Cable's annual ATHENA International Leadership Award Dinner

The founder of the ATHENA International Leadership Award Program will be the keynote speaker on April 27, when RUTHERFORD Cable presents the fourth annual ATHENA International Leadership Award dinner and ceremony at Embassy Suites Murfreesboro.

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Sen. Ketron Presents Resolution to Country Music Legend Randy Travis
Sen. Ketron Presents Resolution to Country Music Legend Randy Travis

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) presented country music legend Randy Travis with a resolution recently to recognize the singer songwriter for his many contributions to country music and his continued support for stroke research and awareness.

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Aggravated Rape at Walter Hill Park
Aggravated Rape at Walter Hill Park

A 54-year old woman reports she was raped by an acquaintance at the Walter Hill Park.

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Bomb Threat at Rite-Aid
Bomb Threat at Rite-Aid

Many people reportedly saw police activity at the Rite-Aid on Memorial Boulevard. It was around 1:30 Friday afternoon when Murfreesboro Police were called after a bomb threat was made.

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Hancock St. Man Facing Drug & Weapon Charges After Traffic Stop
Hancock St. Man Facing Drug & Weapon Charges After Traffic Stop

A 60-year old Hancock Street man is facing various drug and weapons charges after being stopped by Murfreesboro Police.

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Wanted Maryland Man Captured by MPD
Wanted Maryland Man Captured by MPD

Murfreesboro Police arrested a wanted Maryland man after being dispatched to a loitering call.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes is one of three Miss Basketball finalists for Class Triple A high school basketball.

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Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist
Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes Miss Basketball Finalist

Riverdale senior guard Anastasia Hayes is one of three Miss Basketball finalists for Class Triple A high school basketball.

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Toot's Sells over 32K Big Game Chicken Wings
Toot's Sells over 32K Big Game Chicken Wings

The sign at Toot's on Northwest Broad recently touted their "Big Game" wing sales.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman boys.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Blackman boys.

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MTSU trailblazer, community leader Gloria Bonner to retire March 1
MTSU trailblazer, community leader Gloria Bonner to retire March 1

Always a teacher at heart, MTSU's Gloria Bonner pledges to continue fulfilling that God-given purpose even after she leaves her alma mater in a few weeks.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the MTCS boys.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the MTCS boys.

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Strong - Severe Storms Possible Today
Strong - Severe Storms Possible Today

The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms today.

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La Vergne Primary Evacuated After Gas Leak
La Vergne Primary Evacuated After Gas Leak

La Vergne Primary School students, faculty and staff have been evacuated to nearby Roy Waldron School after a reported gas leak.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Siegel boys.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Siegel boys.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Oakland boys.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP

DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS recently presented the MVP and Game of the Week to the Oakland boys.

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2016-2017 All Rutherford County Middle School Basketball Team Announced
2016-2017 All Rutherford County Middle School Basketball Team Announced

NewsRadio WGNS Primetime Sports, Winners' Trophies and DIRECTV by EnterSource are once again proud to honor the best Rutherford County Middle School basketball athletes.

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RCSO Command Staff Named
RCSO Command Staff Named

Four veteran supervisors were promoted to command positions at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office by Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

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Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash
Man scammed on CraigsList in Murfreesboro with fake cash

The victim said that the buyer handed him three one hundred dollar bills that he discovered seconds later, were fake.

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Murfreesboro Soccer Club Launches TOPSoccer
Murfreesboro Soccer Club Launches TOPSoccer

Murfreesboro Soccer Club (MSC) is introducing a new, free soccer program for Murfreesboro-area children and youth with special needs, following a pilot program in Fall 2016.

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Groundhog Day Luncheon Thursday
Groundhog Day Luncheon Thursday

The 44th Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon for MTSU Baseball is coming up. It's the unofficial start to the Blue Raiders' baseball season.

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Flu Season Picking Up
Flu Season Picking Up

While the Mayo Clinic reports flu in Rutherford County as mild now, it's on the increase across the state. While we are approaching the height of flu season, Dr. Jason Greene from Reeves-Sain Drug Store tells NewsRadio WGNS there's still time immunized.

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1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road
1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred early Monday morning on I-24 at mile marker 90.

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Chamber Looking for Coupons/Giveaways for TSSAA Teams
Chamber Looking for Coupons/Giveaways for TSSAA Teams

As March Madness approaches, the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the TSSAA Girls' and Boys' State Basketball Tournaments.

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MTSU's Girl Day Filling Up Fast
MTSU's Girl Day Filling Up Fast

Only 60 openings are available for the 2017 MTSU Girl Day, part of the worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the world of engineering.

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Gunfire Wounds Two Victims Near University Ridge
Gunfire Wounds Two Victims Near University Ridge

Murfreesboro Police are investigating gunfire that left two women with gunshot wounds.

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Suspects Nabbed in TC's Pawn Burglary
Suspects Nabbed in TC's Pawn Burglary

Two of the three suspects Murfreesboro Police believe burglarized TC's Pawn on Mercury Boulevard are in custody.

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Fall Creek Drive Woman Arrested for Theft & Forgery
Fall Creek Drive Woman Arrested for Theft & Forgery

A 43-year old Fall Creek Drive woman has been arrested on charges of theft and forgery by Murfreesboro Police.

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Over $12K in Merchandise Stolen from Victoria's Secret
Over $12K in Merchandise Stolen from Victoria's Secret

It's happened again. Murfreesboro Police are looking for three black females who took over 12-grand in merchandise from the Victoria's Secret store on Medical Center Parkway.

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More Counterfeit Cash in the 'Boro
More Counterfeit Cash in the 'Boro

There's more counterfeit cash floating around Murfreesboro. Incidents at the Sonic on Fortress and Wal-Mart on Joe B. Jackson have been reported.

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Stonecrest Holds Reunion for Center for Joint Replacement Patients
Stonecrest Holds Reunion for Center for Joint Replacement Patients

TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience joint replacement surgery since the introduction of the Center for Joint Replacement.

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Possible Slick Spots Monday Morning
Possible Slick Spots Monday Morning

With overnight temperatures below freezing and roads still wet from Sunday's precipitation, many Middle Tennessee roads will likely become slick for the Monday morning commute.

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Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro
Phony money at Sonic Restaurant in Murfreesboro

More fake bills are turning up in Murfreesboro. The most recent report was for a counterfeit $50 bill at the Sonic restaurant on Memorial Boulevard.

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Rape and assault under investigation in Murfreesboro
Rape and assault under investigation in Murfreesboro

The rape allegedly took place in a rural wooded area in Rutherford County, according to the 38 year old victim.

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Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court
Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court

A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase
Governor Proposes Gas Tax Increase

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

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

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

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

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

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Senator Ketron to Inauguration
Senator Ketron to Inauguration

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

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Fitzhugh Names Chief Deputy
Fitzhugh Names Chief Deputy

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

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

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

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UPDATE: Authorities Investigating Deadly Woodbury Shooting
UPDATE: Authorities Investigating Deadly Woodbury Shooting

We have an update on the deadly weekend shooting incident in Woodbury. Two are now dead after the incident, which happened Saturday on Choctaw Drive.

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Murfreesboro Native Participating in Inauguration
Murfreesboro Native Participating in Inauguration

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

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

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

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

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

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Mike Fitzhugh Officially New Sheriff
Mike Fitzhugh Officially New Sheriff

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

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

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

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COMMENTARY: Secrets
COMMENTARY: Secrets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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City Council Charter Change Resolution
City Council Charter Change Resolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jones Car Wash Sold
Jones Car Wash Sold

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

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

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

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Snow Patrol Closings / Cancellations / Delays for MONDAY
Snow Patrol Closings / Cancellations / Delays for MONDAY

Check out the latest Snow Patrol Report from NewsRadio WGNS for closings, cancellations and delays for MONDAY.

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

Road conditions are still somewhat hazardous across Rutherford County.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Snow Chances for Rutherford County
Snow Chances for Rutherford County

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Year, New Laws
New Year, New Laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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McBurney Suspended at RCSO
McBurney Suspended at RCSO

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

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

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

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

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

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Red Cross encourages adding 'give blood' to holiday checklist
Red Cross encourages adding 'give blood' to holiday checklist

As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

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MPD Investigating Rape
MPD Investigating Rape

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

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Indecent Exposure at Taco Bell
Indecent Exposure at Taco Bell

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

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

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

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100K Powerball Winner in Smyrna
100K Powerball Winner in Smyrna

A Smyrna player of the Tennessee Lottery is 100-thousand dollars richer.

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Aggravated Robbery with a Machete
Aggravated Robbery with a Machete

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory

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

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

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

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State Farm Classic Dec 28-30
State Farm Classic Dec 28-30

Bryan Barrett talks to State Farm Agent Celeste Middleton about the upcoming State Farm Classic at Riverdale December 28-30.

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

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

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VIDEO: Murfreesboro Christmas Parade 2016
VIDEO: Murfreesboro Christmas Parade 2016

If you missed the 55th annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade, sponsored by NewsRadio WGNS, we have photos and video from the event.

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

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

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First Look at Smyrna T-CAT
First Look at Smyrna T-CAT

NewsRadio WGNS was the first media outlet to get a tour of the new, state-of-the-art, Smyrna Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus, better known as T-CAT.

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

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

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Arrest in Smokies Wildfires
Arrest in Smokies Wildfires

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title
Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title

Whitehaven defeated Oakland 12-9 to claim the Class 6A State Football Championship in the Blue Cross Bowl.

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Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title
Whitehaven Defeats Oakland 12-9 for 6A State Title

Whitehaven defeated Oakland 12-9 to claim the Class 6A State Football Championship in the Blue Cross Bowl.

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

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

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Investigated:
Investigated: "Inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School on social media

School Resource Officers identified and are now talking with a student who made "inappropriate comments" about Stewarts Creek High School Tuesday night on social media, an SRO captain said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Severe Weather Possible Overnight
Severe Weather Possible Overnight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

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

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Oakland - Maryville Photos
Oakland - Maryville Photos

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

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Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7
Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7

The Oakland Patriots defeat the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to punch their ticket to the Class 6A State Championship Game.

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Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7
Oakland Headed to Cookeville; Beats Maryville 23-7

The Oakland Patriots defeat the Maryville Rebels 23-7 to punch their ticket to the Class 6A State Championship Game.

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Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines
Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines

Planning to go to the semifinal football game tonight (Friday) as Oakland battles Maryville? If so, you can beat the lines at the ticket booth. The main gate will be open between 1-3pm at the school for fans who want to get their tickets early.

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Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines
Get Oakland Football Tickets Between 1-3pm to Beat Lines

Planning to go to the semifinal football game tonight (Friday) as Oakland battles Maryville? If so, you can beat the lines at the ticket booth. The main gate will be open between 1-3pm at the school for fans who want to get their tickets early.

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Field Fire on Manchester Highway
Field Fire on Manchester Highway

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

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

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

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John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blaze Drive Burglary Suspect Caught
Blaze Drive Burglary Suspect Caught

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7
Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7

The Oakland Patriots power their way to a 49-7 quarterfinal win over Hardin Valley.

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Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7
Oakland Beats Hardin Valley 49-7

The Oakland Patriots power their way to a 49-7 quarterfinal win over Hardin Valley.

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Russell Terminated from RCSO
Russell Terminated from RCSO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35
Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35

The Blackman Blaze kick their way to the quarterfinals, edging Bradley Central 38-35.

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Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35
Blackman Kicks Their Way Past Bradley Central 38-35

The Blackman Blaze kick their way to the quarterfinals, edging Bradley Central 38-35.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Donald Trump is 45th President of the United States
Donald Trump is 45th President of the United States

It was 1:42am this (Tuesday) morning when Rutherford Countians heard on the radio -- news some 18-months in the making. Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States.

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Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics
Kent Syler Talks Presidential Politics

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

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Election Night Interviews
Election Night Interviews

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

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DesJarlais Returns to Washington
DesJarlais Returns to Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ride to the Polls
Ride to the Polls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shots Fired on January Street
Shots Fired on January Street

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

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

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

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Hidden Camera in Bathroom of Smyrna Business
Hidden Camera in Bathroom of Smyrna Business

A Smyrna business owner has been arrested and charged with photographing in violation of privacy and observation without consent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Riverdale Downs Bearden 48-27
Riverdale Downs Bearden 48-27

The Riverdale Warriors defeat the Bearden Bulldogs 48-27 to advance in the TSSAA playoffs

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Riverdale Downs Bearden 48-27
Riverdale Downs Bearden 48-27

The Riverdale Warriors defeat the Bearden Bulldogs 48-27 to advance in the TSSAA playoffs

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

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

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

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

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Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7
Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7

The Oakland Patriots go undefeated in the regular season, defeating Smyrna 49-7 to wind up the regular season.

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Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7
Oakland Defeats Smyrna 49-7

The Oakland Patriots go undefeated in the regular season, defeating Smyrna 49-7 to wind up the regular season.

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

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

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

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

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 10
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 10

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 10 is Riverdale defensive back Gentry Bonds.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 10
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 10

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 10 is Riverdale defensive back Gentry Bonds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 8
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 8

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 8 is Middle Tennessee Christian School quarterback Joseph Peck.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 8
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 8

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 8 is Middle Tennessee Christian School quarterback Joseph Peck.

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

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

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

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

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Time to Winterize Your Car
Time to Winterize Your Car

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

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

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

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

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

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Mitchell-Neilson a
Mitchell-Neilson a "Leader in Me" School

Mitchell-Neilson School is getting nationwide attention as a Leader in Me School.

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

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

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

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

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Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School
Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School

A La Vergne teen is in the hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggen tells NewsRadio WGNS a 14-year old boy suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit around 6:30 this (Monday) morning.

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Stolen Vehicle in La Vergne
Stolen Vehicle in La Vergne

A vehicle owner in La Vergne is learning a hard lesson. Their vehicle was stolen just before 7 this (Monday) morning at 122 Berele Shepsele Lane.

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Riverdale Downs Smyrna 23-20
Riverdale Downs Smyrna 23-20

The region game between the Warriors and Bulldogs went down to the wire in the week 10 tilt.

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Riverdale Downs Smyrna 23-20
Riverdale Downs Smyrna 23-20

The region game between the Warriors and Bulldogs went down to the wire in the week 10 tilt.

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (Alan Farley)
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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 9 is Oakland's Lazarius Patterson.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 9

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 9 is Oakland's Lazarius Patterson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Political Forums On Demand
Political Forums On Demand

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

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

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

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Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7
Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7

Oakland has now won four in a row in the Battle of the 'Boro, defeating rival Riverdale 35-7.

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Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7
Oakland Defeats Riverdale 35-7

Oakland has now won four in a row in the Battle of the 'Boro, defeating rival Riverdale 35-7.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale

It's the 47th edition of the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale entertains Oakland.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Riverdale

It's the 47th edition of the Battle of the 'Boro as Riverdale entertains Oakland.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 7
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 7

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 7 is Riverdale's Marqwell Odom.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 7
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 7

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 7 is Riverdale's Marqwell Odom.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy

It's a rivalry that dates back to 1974. It's a rivalry that is traditionally recognized as one of the biggest and best in the state in prep football.

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Blackman Area Auto Burglaries
Blackman Area Auto Burglaries

Several Blackman area residents have reported their vehicles have been broken into and items taken.

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Atlanta Woman Tries to Cash Fake Money Orders
Atlanta Woman Tries to Cash Fake Money Orders

A 22-year old Atlanta, Georgia, woman is in jail after being arrested for allegedly trying to cash two fake money orders.

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MTEMC Crews in Florida after Matthew
MTEMC Crews in Florida after Matthew

Three Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation crews are in Florida to help in the recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

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City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities
City Council to Discuss 2017 State Legislative Priorities

Members of the Murfreesboro City Council will meet with a lobbyist this week concerning legislative priorities for the 2017 Tennessee General Assembly.

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Secretary of State Visits Motlow to Promote Voting
Secretary of State Visits Motlow to Promote Voting

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett went back to school. He recently visited the Smyrna campus of Motlow State Community College.

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Statewide AMBER Alert: Rebecca Lewis (In Middle Tennessee)
Statewide AMBER Alert: Rebecca Lewis (In Middle Tennessee)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is issuing a statewide AMBER Alert for the Polk County, Florida, Sheriff's Office for Rebecca Lewis.

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Lions Club International Board of Directors Meeting in Nashville
Lions Club International Board of Directors Meeting in Nashville

The Lions Club International Board of Directors will be holding their meeting this week in Nashville. International President and Murfreesboro's own Bob Corlew will lead the group of 36 directors from around the world.

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Shots Fired on Diana Street
Shots Fired on Diana Street

Several residents in the Diana Street area reported to Murfreesboro Police they heard gun shots. The reports came in around 10:15 Saturday night from at least four different people.

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Avison Young Brokers 9.5-Acre Sale of Former Murfreesboro YMCA
Avison Young Brokers 9.5-Acre Sale of Former Murfreesboro YMCA

Avison Young has brokered the sale of the former YMCA of Murfreesboro property located at 205 North Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro to Anchor Commercial Development.

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Strong Armed Robbery Outside S. Rutherford Restaurant
Strong Armed Robbery Outside S. Rutherford Restaurant

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a strong armed robbery outside the Daily Buffet on South Rutherford Boulevard.

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Robbery on North Maney Avenue
Robbery on North Maney Avenue

A robbery was reported in the 900 block of North Maney Avenue on Thursday evening (10/6/16).

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MTCS Defeats Cannon Co. 35-0
MTCS Defeats Cannon Co. 35-0

A dominating performance for Middle Tennessee Christian School over Cannon County. The Cougars defeated the Lions 35-0.

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MTCS Defeats Cannon Co. 35-0
MTCS Defeats Cannon Co. 35-0

A dominating performance for Middle Tennessee Christian School over Cannon County. The Cougars defeated the Lions 35-0.

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 (Butch Campbell & Wayne Blair)
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Recent Changes for Historic Barber Shop on Square
Recent Changes for Historic Barber Shop on Square

If you've driven by "Tip Top Barber Shop" recently, you've probably noticed changes. The signage and interior have been changed somewhat.

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Riverdale Defeats Siegel 16-13
Riverdale Defeats Siegel 16-13

A defensive battle between in county region rivals Riverdale and Siegel. The Warriors defeat the Stars 16-13.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel

While many in Rutherford County are thinking about fall break, football teams are focused on Friday night battles. None bigger than Riverdale at Siegel.

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Interstate 840 Signs Going Up
Interstate 840 Signs Going Up

The transition from State Route 840 to Interstate 840 is taking place. Back in August, you'll recall we told you about a Federal Highway Administration ruling that would designate 840 an interstate.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Riverdale at Siegel

While many in Rutherford County are thinking about fall break, football teams are focused on Friday night battles. None bigger than Riverdale at Siegel.

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Murfreesboro Robbery and Vehicle Theft
Murfreesboro Robbery and Vehicle Theft

In front of Jets Pizza, a man was robbed at knife point and his vehicle stolen. The incident was reported outside the pizza establishment on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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Response to Gun at Siegel High Was Quick
Response to Gun at Siegel High Was Quick

It was an alert student who told Rutherford County Sheriff's SRO's at Siegel a student had a gun. Rutherford County Schools Testing and Safe Schools Coordinator Josh Kubly says the fact a student came forward speaks volumes for the SRO program.

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Sheriff in Court on Domestic Abuse Charges Tuesday
Sheriff in Court on Domestic Abuse Charges Tuesday

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold will be in a federal courtroom Tuesday afternoon to answer questions about alleged domestic abuse.

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Domestic Abuse Advocate on Allegations Against Sheriff
Domestic Abuse Advocate on Allegations Against Sheriff

Despite a federal court hearing concerning allegations of domestic abuse against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, there was no police report filed by responding deputies.

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Thriller at the Floyd: MT Beats La Tech
Thriller at the Floyd: MT Beats La Tech

Middle Tennessee football fans are still talking about the remarkable win over Louisiana Tech. Hear the two big calls at the end of the game from Chip Walters.

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RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols
RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols

Lady Warrior Anastasia Hayes will play her senior year for the Lady Warriors with her mind made up where she'll hoop in college.

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RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols
RuCo Prep Basketball Star Commits to Lady Vols

Lady Warrior Anastasia Hayes will play her senior year for the Lady Warriors with her mind made up where she'll hoop in college.

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Praying for Siegel High School
Praying for Siegel High School

A few concerned citizens and parents of students at Siegel High met to pray over the school.

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Farmer's Market Has More Exciting Classes Planned
Farmer's Market Has More Exciting Classes Planned

Another week of the Rutherford County Farmer's Market brings more classes as well.

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Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children
Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children

A South Church Street woman is in jail on various drug charges after police were called to a problem concerning DCS taking custody of two children.

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Rash of Car Burglaries in Halls Hill Area
Rash of Car Burglaries in Halls Hill Area

Murfreesboro Police report a rash of vehicles being broken into on Destiny Drive, Journey Drive and Passage Drive - that's in the Halls Hill Pike area

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Siegel High Steps Up Security in Wake of Gun at School
Siegel High Steps Up Security in Wake of Gun at School

Spokesperson James Evans Stated: "We have not had any credible threats but there have been lots of rumors. However, we also don't take the situation lightly, and we have been investigating all rumors thoroughly. We had additional SROs on campus yesterday to assist with investigations and for additional security as a precaution. We have found no credible threats, and we believe students are safe and secure."

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Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-10
Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-10

A battle of state ranked teams as Siegel hosted Smyrna.

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Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-10
Smyrna Defeats Siegel 42-10

A battle of state ranked teams as Siegel hosted Smyrna.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 5 is Oakland senior JaCoby Stevens.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 5

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 5 is Oakland senior JaCoby Stevens.

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Oil-based Paint Collected for Proper Disposal Sept. 24
Oil-based Paint Collected for Proper Disposal Sept. 24

Oil-based paint only will be collected and properly disposed of on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at 1140 Haley Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.

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UPDATE: WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones Surgery Successful
UPDATE: WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones Surgery Successful

Truman Jones heart surgery went well. The former sheriff and WGNS talk show host underwent heart bypass surgery Thursday at a Nashville hospital.

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Court Papers Indicate Domestic Assault at Sheriff Arnold's Home
Court Papers Indicate Domestic Assault at Sheriff Arnold's Home

Documents filed in federal court Thursday showed the sheriff is accused of domestic assault against his wife, Megan.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel

It's the Stars and Bulldogs this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel
State Farm Prep Preview: Smyrna at Siegel

It's the Stars and Bulldogs this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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Salmonella at Local Fire Department Fish Fry
Salmonella at Local Fire Department Fish Fry

State Department of Health officials are investigating several reports of people who attended the September 10th Lascassas Volunteer Fire Department fish fry getting sick.

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Rape and Assault Reported at a South Church Street Motel
Rape and Assault Reported at a South Church Street Motel

The 50 year old resident told police the rape and assault took place on September 17, 2016.

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WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones to have Heart Surgery
WGNS Host, former Sheriff, Truman Jones to have Heart Surgery

Local radio host and former Sheriff Truman Jones faces a battle. On his Wednesday show, guest host Dan Whittle spoke of his friend's heart issues.

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Student with Loaded Gun at Siegel High School
Student with Loaded Gun at Siegel High School

Siegel High School was on lockdown while Rutherford County Sheriff's SRO's investigated a gun on campus.

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Murfreesboro Police Looking for Runaway Juvenile
Murfreesboro Police Looking for Runaway Juvenile

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a runaway juvenile. Spokesman Kyle Evans tells NewsRadio WGNS Brittany Barker, age 16, was in DCS custody and released to her mother to be taken to a Mt. Juliet facility.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 4
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 4

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 4 was Stewarts Creek running back Keyshawn Walker.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 4
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 4

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 4 was Stewarts Creek running back Keyshawn Walker.

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Great 2016 Heart Walk at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Great 2016 Heart Walk at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Saturday morning was a great day for the annual Heart Walk at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Gas in Short Supply in Rutherford County
Gas in Short Supply in Rutherford County

Many local gas stations around the county are out of gas. And the few that have it have long lines. The shortage of gas is being blamed on a gas leak in Alabama. Residents can expect more frustrations trying to fill up in the coming days.

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Meetings, public hearings set to decide Rocky Fork Middle School zone lines
Meetings, public hearings set to decide Rocky Fork Middle School zone lines

Rutherford County Schools will open its next school, Rocky Fork Middle School, in less than a year -- August 2017. The much-needed middle school in Smyrna will help relieve overcrowding at Rocks Springs Middle School, Smyrna Middle School and Stewarts Creek Middle School.

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Expect Gas Prices To Spike After Pipeline Leak
Expect Gas Prices To Spike After Pipeline Leak

Gas prices are expected to spike as much as 20 cents on the East Coast over the next week and a major fuel pipeline leak in Alabama is to blame. Local residents may not be immune to the jump.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens helps to lead the Patriots to a 38-0 region win over rival Blackman.

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Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0
Oakland Defeats Blackman 38-0

Oakland's JaCoby Stevens helps to lead the Patriots to a 38-0 region win over rival Blackman.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman

It's the Patriots and Blaze this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman
State Farm Prep Preview: Oakland at Blackman

It's the Patriots and Blaze this week on State Farm Prep Football.

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Local Church Feeds SRO
Local Church Feeds SRO

A small local church steps out to feed those who put their lives on the line every day to keep our children safe. Rutherford County Sheriff's School Resource Officers were treated to a catfish lunch Thursday at Central Magnet School after their in-service, provided by Holly Grove Baptist Church.

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Wine Around the Square is This Saturday Evening
Wine Around the Square is This Saturday Evening

SATURDAY: This is the fifth year for what's become Murfreesboro's best night outdoors around the historic downtown Square. What could be better than having fun with friends while helping other people at the same time?

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Leadership Change at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Leadership Change at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

For the first time since being founded in 1986, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services will be under new leadership.

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UPDATE: La Vergne Shooting on Murfreesboro Road at Stones River Road
UPDATE: La Vergne Shooting on Murfreesboro Road at Stones River Road

UPDATE: The juvenile who was arrested after a shooting took place in LaVergne on Monday night was in court on Wednesday (9/14/16).

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Parts of West College / Lytle Street Roundabout Open
Parts of West College / Lytle Street Roundabout Open

Most of Murfreesboro's first roundabout at West College and Lytle Streets is open.

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Farmer's Market Classes This Week
Farmer's Market Classes This Week

There are more exciting classes scheduled this week at the Rutherford County Farmer's Market.

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Local Eye Doctor Makes History with New Implant
Local Eye Doctor Makes History with New Implant

A local eye doctor makes history. Craig McCabe, MD, surgically implanted Tennessee's first Symfony multi-focal lens in the eye of a Murfreesboro woman who was suffering from cataracts.

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County Clerk Drive- Thru Window Closed Tuesday
County Clerk Drive- Thru Window Closed Tuesday

Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell has announced the drive-thru window will be closed Tuesday at the 319 North Maple Street office.

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Eagleville Fall Festival Coming Up
Eagleville Fall Festival Coming Up

The City of Eagleville will host a day long, downtown street festival on September 24, 2016. Marking the first weekend of Fall, plans for the event include two stages.

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Armed Robbery Behind Middle Tennessee Blvd. Kroger
Armed Robbery Behind Middle Tennessee Blvd. Kroger

A delivery man from Jasper is robbed, at gunpoint, while on his run to the Kroger on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Gun, Safes Found in Abandoned Vehicle on Medical Center Parkway
Gun, Safes Found in Abandoned Vehicle on Medical Center Parkway

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an abandoned vehicle on Medical Center Parkway, which had a stolen gun, cell phones and cell phone parts inside.

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Two Men & Juvenile Arrested in Rogers Park
Two Men & Juvenile Arrested in Rogers Park

A Wenlon Drive man, who was wanted on a parole violation, was arrested along with two others with him.

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Knights Inn Man Charged with Extortion & False Imprisonment
Knights Inn Man Charged with Extortion & False Imprisonment

A 62-year old man who lives at Knights Inn is charged with trying to extort a member of the cleaning staff out of 500-dollars and allegedly held him inside his room.

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Alabama Duo Arrested for Kratom
Alabama Duo Arrested for Kratom

An Alabama duo seen by Murfreesboro Police Officer Jeff Carroll panhandling on South Church Street at I-24 have been arrested on drug charges.

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AUDIO: Remembering 9-11
AUDIO: Remembering 9-11

NewsRadio WGNS remembers 9-11 with this tribute to the men and women who gave their all on the day our homeland was attacked by terrorists.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP for Week 3 is Blackman junior wide receiver and defensive back Amauri Burks.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 3

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP for Week 3 is Blackman junior wide receiver and defensive back Amauri Burks.

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Shades Valley Defeats Blackman
Shades Valley Defeats Blackman

Blackman welcomed in an out of state team for their home opener. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more on the 39-29 loss to Shades Valley.

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Shades Valley Defeats Blackman
Shades Valley Defeats Blackman

Blackman welcomed in an out of state team for their home opener. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more on the 39-29 loss to Shades Valley.

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Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt
Blue Raiders Seek Revenge Against Vanderbilt

The Middle Tennessee football team will be out for a little revenge after last year's tough 17-13 fourth quarter loss to Vanderbilt.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley
State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley

It's probably a team you've never heard of before - but they're coming to Murfreesboro. Blackman will host Shades Valley Friday night in the State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week.

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State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley
State Farm Prep Preview: Blackman vs. Shades Valley

It's probably a team you've never heard of before - but they're coming to Murfreesboro. Blackman will host Shades Valley Friday night in the State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week.

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Pre-K at Kittrell Elementary Has Openings
Pre-K at Kittrell Elementary Has Openings

Kittrell Elementary School has openings in their Pre-K program for area four-year olds.

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State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale

The "Backyard Brawl" highlights the night of high school football coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale
State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week: Blackman at Riverdale

The "Backyard Brawl" highlights the night of high school football coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14
Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14

The Backyard Brawl lived up to its name as Blackman snuck out of Riverdale with a 17-14 win.

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Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14
Blackman Edges Riverdale 17-14

The Backyard Brawl lived up to its name as Blackman snuck out of Riverdale with a 17-14 win.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 2
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 2

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 2 is Smyrna quarterback John Turner.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 2
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 2

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 2 is Smyrna quarterback John Turner.

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Truman Jones' Wife, Jackie, Passes Away
Truman Jones' Wife, Jackie, Passes Away

We've lost a beautiful, smiling face within the WGNS family. Jackie Jones, the wife of radio personality Truman Jones, passed away Tuesday.

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Speedway Robbed; Riverdale Lockdown Lifted
Speedway Robbed; Riverdale Lockdown Lifted

The Speedway market at 1624 New Salem Highway, at the intersection of Warrior Drive, was robbed. Nearby Riverdale High School was placed on lockdown while Murfreesboro Police investigated.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 1
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 1

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 1 is Riverdale junior quarterback Christian Souffront.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 1
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP - Week 1

The DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS MVP of Week 1 is Riverdale junior quarterback Christian Souffront.

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Week 2 Prep Football Recap
Week 2 Prep Football Recap

Two weeks into the season, and there only three undefeated high school football teams in Rutherford County.

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Rep. Terry Speaks to Young Republicans
Rep. Terry Speaks to Young Republicans

Rep. Bryan Terry, MD, who prides himself on citizen outreach, is slated to speak to Rutherford County's younger generation at two separate events in the coming weeks.

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Aggravated Assault With Gun Leads to Three Arrests
Aggravated Assault With Gun Leads to Three Arrests

A domestic assault investigation leads to the arrest of three Murfreesboro men.

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New Murfreesboro City Council Members to be Sworn In
New Murfreesboro City Council Members to be Sworn In

Veteran Murfreesboro City Councilmen Bill Shacklett and Eddie Smotherman will be sworn-in, along with newly elected council member Kirt Wade this week.

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Park Lane Suspect Wanted by RCSO & MPD Arrested at Wal-Mart
Park Lane Suspect Wanted by RCSO & MPD Arrested at Wal-Mart

A 24-year old Park Lane man, wanted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and Murfreesboro Police was arrested on Friday.

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Remembering Brandon Brewer
Remembering Brandon Brewer

Christopher Brewer of Smyrna made quite a name for himself during his short life. The 24-year old passed away last week, but was remembered Monday for his fight.

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Accidental Shooting on Shoshone Place
Accidental Shooting on Shoshone Place

A 22-year old Shoshone Place man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

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MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet
MTEMC Seeks Your Thoughts on Providing Broadband Internet

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation asking for member feedback as they look into delivering more programs or services. One of the services they are studying is broadband Internet services.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Murfreesboro Woman
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Murfreesboro Woman

A stop sign violation leads to the arrest of a 33-year old Arapaho Drive woman on a warrant and three orders of arrest.

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Rutherford Blvd. Man Arrested on 10th Driving on a Revoked License
Rutherford Blvd. Man Arrested on 10th Driving on a Revoked License

A 23 year old Rutherford Boulevard man was arrested for his 10th driving on a revoked license charge after a three-vehicle hit and run accident.

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MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic is Friday
MTSU Engineering Technology Golf Classic is Friday

Participate in MTSU's third annual Engineering Technology Golf Classic ... and you will be helping fund nationally recognized student projects including the solar boat and lunar rover.

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18-Year Old Hospitalized after Smoking Synthetic Marijuana
18-Year Old Hospitalized after Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

An 18-year old South Rutherford Boulevard woman had to be taken to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a male acquaintance reported to police she smoked synthetic marijuana.

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Verizon Wireless Theft
Verizon Wireless Theft

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a burglary at the Verizon Wireless store on Old Fort Parkway, in front of Target.

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Alleged Felon with Gun Arrested on Battleground Drive
Alleged Felon with Gun Arrested on Battleground Drive

A 20-year old Victory Gallop Lane man, who is a convicted felon, has been arrested after he was found with a handgun.

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MFRD Welcome 10 New Recruits (Fire Trainees)
MFRD Welcome 10 New Recruits (Fire Trainees)

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed 10 new Fire Trainees this week.

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City Schools Foundation Back to School 5K/10K
City Schools Foundation Back to School 5K/10K

The City Schools Foundation will kick off the 2016-17 school year with a 5K/10K run on September 17, 2016.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Siegel Downed by Ravenwood 23-19
Siegel Downed by Ravenwood 23-19

It was a tale of two halves for the Siegel Stars versus the Ravenwood Raptors Thursday night to open the prep football season in Rutherford County.

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Siegel Downed by Ravenwood 23-19
Siegel Downed by Ravenwood 23-19

It was a tale of two halves for the Siegel Stars versus the Ravenwood Raptors Thursday night to open the prep football season in Rutherford County. T

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La Vergne Woman Celebrates 101st Birthday
La Vergne Woman Celebrates 101st Birthday

A well known La Vergne woman celebrated her 101st birthday. Jane Vailes celebrated with a huge turnout at the La Vergne Senior Center Monday.

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Burger Republic Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway
Burger Republic Leases Space at Fountains at Gateway

Burger Republic has leased a 4,002-square-foot retail space at Fountains at Gateway, the new Class A office and retail development in Murfreesboro, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.

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Hanover Street Woman Allegedly Hides Crack Pipe in Groin
Hanover Street Woman Allegedly Hides Crack Pipe in Groin

A 53-year old Hanover Street woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police and a crack pipe was allegedly found in her groin.

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Woodbury Man Facing Drug Charges
Woodbury Man Facing Drug Charges

A 34-year old Woodbury man is facing various drug charges after being arrested on North Academy Street.

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STOLEN ID: Nearly 10K in Credit Card Charges
STOLEN ID: Nearly 10K in Credit Card Charges

A Pantera Drive man contacted Murfreesboro Police after receiving a phone call he was late on his credit card bill - to the tune of $9,659! But it wasn't his credit card.

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Macduff Drive Man Has $18K in Cash Stolen
Macduff Drive Man Has $18K in Cash Stolen

A 51-year old Macduff Drive man reports to Murfreesboro Police he had 18-thousand dollars in cash stolen from his home.

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Bradyville Pike Man Arrested; Found Inside Closet in Fetal Position
Bradyville Pike Man Arrested; Found Inside Closet in Fetal Position

A 24 year old Bradyville Pike man was arrested for active warrants and found inside a closet in the fetal position.

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Douglas Avenue Man Robbed by Police Impersonators
Douglas Avenue Man Robbed by Police Impersonators

A 39-year old Douglas Avenue man says he was robbed by three people, one claiming to be a police detective.

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Dilton Mankin Rd. Man Facing Drug & Delinquency Charges
Dilton Mankin Rd. Man Facing Drug & Delinquency Charges

A smoke filled car leads Murfreesboro Police to arrest a 19-year old Dilton Mankin Road man on various drug charges and contributing to the delinquency of three minors.

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New, returning MTSU students await Week of Welcome events
New, returning MTSU students await Week of Welcome events

Thousands of new and returning MTSU students converge on campus this week, awaiting the start of the 2016-17 academic year.

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2016 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park, Sept 17
2016 Greenway Art Festival returns to Old Fort Park, Sept 17

Murfreesboro artist Dawna Kinne Magliacano will join dozens of local talented artists who will once again display and sell their creative work along the Greenway trail, Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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Man Reportedly Steals Vehicle, Crashes & Finally Arrested
Man Reportedly Steals Vehicle, Crashes & Finally Arrested

A 38-year old homeless man is arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a home on Jose Way, which led to a crash and foot pursuit before being apprehended.

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Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge
Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge

Lisa Eischeid beats eight other opponents to become the new General Sessions Judge, Part Four.

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Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race
Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race

State Representative Mike Sparks easily won the Republican nomination in the state House District 49 race. This despite what he calls negative print media coverage.

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Interviews from Election Night Coverage
Interviews from Election Night Coverage

We have 11 election night interviews you can listen back to from the coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election
Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election

Voter turnout for the August 4th state and federal primary and city/county general election was a dismal 5.86%.

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PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage
PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage

We caught up with many folks during our election coverage. Check out the photos here.

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DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District
DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District

Republican U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais has won re-nomination to another two year term.

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Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race
Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race

Tim Rudd won the approval of Republicans in State House District 34 in a race to determine who replaces Representative Rick Womick.

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Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes
Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes

It was a race to the wire for a Rutherford County Road Board seat. Doug Bodary defeated incumbent Randal "Bubba" Jones by just 39 votes.

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Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board
Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board

Incumbent Jeff Jordan has won election to the Rutherford County School Board, after being appointed to the position two years ago.

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Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council
Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council

Despite an uncontested race for Murfreesboro City Council, there will be a new face on the governing body.

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Four Elected to City School Board
Four Elected to City School Board

Five candidates ran for four seats on the Murfreesboro City School Board. Incumbent chairman of the board Butch Campbell was the top vote getter.

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Election Day is Thursday
Election Day is Thursday

Early voting continues here in Rutherford County, ahead of the August 4th state and federal primary along with city and county general election.

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Back to School This Week
Back to School This Week

It's back to school time for area students in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools.

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Nashville Man Arrested on Several Felony Drug Charges
Nashville Man Arrested on Several Felony Drug Charges

Murfreesboro Police have arrested a 35-year old Nashville man on several felony drug charges.

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S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Facing Theft & Drug Charges
S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Facing Theft & Drug Charges

A 52-year old South Rutherford Boulevard woman is facing several drug charges after being accused of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart near her home.

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Florida Man Arrested as Fugitive from Justice
Florida Man Arrested as Fugitive from Justice

A 34-year old Florida man has been arrested as being a fugitive from justice after allegedly driving down Mercury Boulevard at 3:15am with a headlight out.

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MPD Investigating Several Counterfeit Bill Cases
MPD Investigating Several Counterfeit Bill Cases

At least three recent reports of counterfeit bills being passed at local businesses has been reported by Murfreesboro Police.

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Armed Robbery & Assault at New Salem Highway Apartments
Armed Robbery & Assault at New Salem Highway Apartments

Local authorities are investigating an armed robbery and assault at the Westbury Farm Apartments on New Salem Highway.

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Accidental Shooting at Poplar Village Apartments
Accidental Shooting at Poplar Village Apartments

A 63-year old resident of the Poplar Village Apartments has been treated for an accidental gunshot wound.

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Minor Fired Loaded Gun at Spring Valley Apartments
Minor Fired Loaded Gun at Spring Valley Apartments

Murfreesboro Police received several calls about gunfire at Spring Valley Apartments. When authorities arrived, one apartment dweller reported hearing a loud bang and then a bullet come through his bedroom ceiling.

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New City Residents Robbed at Gunpoint
New City Residents Robbed at Gunpoint

Two people who were moving into a residence on East College Street reported to Murfreesboro Police they were robbed at gunpoint.

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Local Big Money Powerball Winners
Local Big Money Powerball Winners

It wasn't the jackpot or even the one-million dollar winner, but two Rutherford County residents did win big money playing Powerball.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again
Changes Coming to TSSAA Classification Again

The TSSAA Board of Control voted to again shake up high school sports classification - especially for football.

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Murfreesboro Detectives Investigating Weekend Rape Case
Murfreesboro Detectives Investigating Weekend Rape Case

An aggravated rape charge has been filed by a Murfreesboro woman. The victim, who is 26 years old, went to the police department on Saturday afternoon to report the rape.

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Missing Juvenile and Missing Adult FOUND SAFE
Missing Juvenile and Missing Adult FOUND SAFE

A teen girl and a 19 year old adult reported missing to Murfreesboro Police have been located.

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Putting the Pieces Together: Gannaway Family Roots
Putting the Pieces Together: Gannaway Family Roots

Daryl Webb of Murfreesboro and Tim and Brenda Fredericks of Indianapolis, Indiana, have something in common--a shared interest in the life and times of Burrell Gannaway of Murfreesboro.

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High Schools Change Freshmen Orientation Date
High Schools Change Freshmen Orientation Date

Rutherford County Schools has announced a change in this year's freshmen orientation date.

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Farmer's Market Classes for the Week
Farmer's Market Classes for the Week

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market will again be open this Tuesday and Friday. Along with that, there are some educational opportunities for area residents.

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Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County
Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County

You may have seen them around the downtown Murfreesboro square, at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne and at various other public locations around Rutherford County. We're talking about Pokémon Go players.

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Home Invasion Suspects Caught after High Speed Chase
Home Invasion Suspects Caught after High Speed Chase

Suspects who were wanted for a violent home invasion in La Vergne have been taken into custody after a chase.

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Arrest in S. Church Street Motel Robbery
Arrest in S. Church Street Motel Robbery

Murfreesboro Police have made two arrests after investigating an aggravated robbery at a local motel.

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Aggravated Robbery Reported at Local Bar
Aggravated Robbery Reported at Local Bar

A 37-year old Seals Way man was assaulted at a local bar. Murfreesboro Police Officer Nicholas Sapp reports being sent to the home of the victim Friday around 10am.

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Naylor Avenue Woman Sexually Assaulted
Naylor Avenue Woman Sexually Assaulted

A 23-year old Naylor Avenue woman is sexually assaulted. She reported to Murfreesboro Police Officer Dave Norton, through a translator since she didn't speak English, that she was sexually assaulted last Tuesday, July 12th.

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Stockstill named nominee for AFCA Good Works Team
Stockstill named nominee for AFCA Good Works Team

Middle Tennessee quarterback Brent Stockstill has proven what he can do on the football field and in the classroom but he also excels in the community.

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Road Rage Incident on Manson Pike
Road Rage Incident on Manson Pike

A 43-year old Hammock Drive woman finds herself the victim of a road rage incident near the Manson Pike Dollar General store.

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Steelson Court Man Seriously Hurt in Crash
Steelson Court Man Seriously Hurt in Crash

A 23-year old Steelson Court man seriously injured in a single vehicle crash on Osborne Lane.

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RuCo School Board to Discuss Booster Club Policies
RuCo School Board to Discuss Booster Club Policies

The Rutherford County School Board is having a Monday work session and Tuesday board meeting this week and some of the discussion will concern policies for booster clubs.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Teen Fighting Meningitis
UPDATE: Smyrna Teen Fighting Meningitis

We have an update on a story about a Smyrna teen who is battling bacterial meningitis. Caleb Jones has made significant progress and was released from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital on Thursday.

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Discovery Center Receives Nissan Foundation Grant
Discovery Center Receives Nissan Foundation Grant

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is among the recipients of 700-thousand dollars in grants to non-profits from Nissan Foundation.

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Reeves-Sain Hires
Reeves-Sain Hires "True Blue" Pharmacist in Taylor Black

Reeves-Sain is excited to welcome their newest pharmacist, MTSU and Lipscomb University graduate Taylor Black. While he is now employed in the pharmacy, he has been part of the Reeves-Sain family for years.

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TDOT Halts Road Construction for Holiday Weekend
TDOT Halts Road Construction for Holiday Weekend

The state Transportation Department is shutting down road construction projects for the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Pinnacle Close Merger with Avenue Financial
Pinnacle Close Merger with Avenue Financial

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. completed its previously announced acquisition of Avenue Financial Holdings, Inc.

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UPDATE: Woman Accused of Hitting Nolensville Officer Found in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Woman Accused of Hitting Nolensville Officer Found in Murfreesboro

We've learned more about the arrest in Murfreesboro of a woman accused of hitting a Nolensville Police officer.

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Community Welcomes Joe & Melissa Irvin
Community Welcomes Joe & Melissa Irvin

The Salvation Army opened its doors to welcome new officers to the local community. Captains Joe and Melissa Irvin began their service to the Rutherford County community just this week.

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Murfreesboro Soccer Club Director of Business Named
Murfreesboro Soccer Club Director of Business Named

Murfreesboro resident Al Overton has been named Director of Business for Murfreesboro Soccer Club (MSC). The position is MSC's first full time paid administrative position and is part of the long-term strategic business plan developed nearly four years ago.

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StoneCrest Medical Center Promotes Fireworks Safety
StoneCrest Medical Center Promotes Fireworks Safety

About 7,000 people in the United States will go to the ER with fireworks-related injuries during the Fourth of July holiday. This Independence Day, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna encourages you to prevent fireworks accidents by practicing common sense and following basic safety rules.

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Fifth Third Bank Robbed; Suspect Caught
Fifth Third Bank Robbed; Suspect Caught

Murfreesboro Police have nabbed the man accused of robbing the Fifth Third Bank on South Church Street. It happened Thursday morning around 11 o'clock at the bank, located near the Kroger store.

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Man Found Dead Inside Car in Nashville from Murfreesboro
Man Found Dead Inside Car in Nashville from Murfreesboro

Metro Nashville Police are investigating the death of a man, found inside a parked car. They have identified the victim as Jason McGill of Murfreesboro.

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Shavon Davis-Louis Named Cason Lane Principal
Shavon Davis-Louis Named Cason Lane Principal

Murfreesboro City Schools announces the appointment of Shavon Davis-Louis as the principal for Cason Lane Academy.

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Sides Named Smyrna West Principal
Sides Named Smyrna West Principal

Judy Sides will be the next principal of Smyrna West Alternative School. Director of Schools Don Odom made the announcement Thursday, with the recent retirement of Kay Davenport.

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MFRD Announces Upcoming Opening of Veterans Parkway Station
MFRD Announces Upcoming Opening of Veterans Parkway Station

The City of Murfreesboro and Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department are proud to announce the long-awaited opening of Fire Station 10 located at 2563 Veterans Parkway.

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Veteran MTSU professor earns national chemistry distinction
Veteran MTSU professor earns national chemistry distinction

It only took a moment for Judith Iriarte-Gross to open the envelope that arrived in the mail at her Murfreesboro home. For the MTSU faculty member, the contents divulged wonderful news that took years and decades of striving to achieve success in the chemical world and chemistry classroom for the dividend to be realized.

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Expect High Electric Bills
Expect High Electric Bills

July will bring more hot weather to Rutherford County. And with that, you can expect higher electric bills.

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High Schoolers Gain Research Insight through Project SEED
High Schoolers Gain Research Insight through Project SEED

Instead of summer vacation at the beach, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or another popular destination, local high school students Helene Hamo and Edgar Lozano are conducting chemical research in an MTSU Science Building lab for two months.

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Murfreesboro City School Board Says Goodbye to Longtime Members
Murfreesboro City School Board Says Goodbye to Longtime Members

With their final Murfreesboro City School Board meeting under their belts, two board members and the city council liaison will be retiring.

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Rep. Bryan Terry Picks Up TNRTL Endorsement
Rep. Bryan Terry Picks Up TNRTL Endorsement

Rep. Bryan Terry, MD was officially endorsed by Tennessee Right to Life (TNRTL) for the 2016 State Representative race for District 48 which is the eastern half of Rutherford County.

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Boyer named City Purchasing Director
Boyer named City Purchasing Director

City Manager Rob Lyons has named Paul C. Boyer as Director of Purchasing for the City of Murfreesboro.

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4th Annual Four on the 4th Registration Open & Volunteers Needed
4th Annual Four on the 4th Registration Open & Volunteers Needed

Registration is still underway for the 4th annual Four on the 4th Birthday Run/Walk, to benefit a Soldier's Child Foundation. It will start at 8am at Providence Christian Academy.

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Murfreesboro Half Marathon Fees Increase Friday
Murfreesboro Half Marathon Fees Increase Friday

Registration for the Murfreesboro Half Marathon continues and you have until Friday (July 1st) to save on your entry fee.

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Four New RuCo Schools Principals Named
Four New RuCo Schools Principals Named

Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom has named four new principals for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars...and fireworks!
Murfreesboro's Celebration Under the Stars...and fireworks!

The City of Murfreesboro's "Celebration Under the Stars" will be held at McKnight Park on Monday, July 4. The day's activities begin at the outdoor pool at Sports*Com at 10a.m. with a pool party and wrap up with fireworks!

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More State Funding Helped Keep County Property Taxes Lower
More State Funding Helped Keep County Property Taxes Lower

As we previously reported, Rutherford County's property tax rate remained at $2.68 per one-hundred dollars of assessed value. County Mayor Ernest Burgess explains a major component of balancing this year's budget.

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Public Invited to City's North Highland Avenue Planning Study Visioning Workshop
Public Invited to City's North Highland Avenue Planning Study Visioning Workshop

Downtown-area property owners, residents, business owners, community leaders, interested stakeholders, and the general public are invited to participate in a visioning workshop Monday, July 11 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Patterson Park Community Center, Meeting rooms A and B.

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Sprouts Farmers Market Hiring
Sprouts Farmers Market Hiring

Sprouts Farmers Market is looking to hire 150 people to open its new store in Murfreesboro, just off Memorial Boulevard.

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M'boro City Schools Growing
M'boro City Schools Growing

The Murfreesboro City School system continues to grow. Director Dr. Linda Gilbert says they're adding 10 classrooms and a gym at Hobgood and there's construction at Bradley Academy.

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Tears on Rocky Top as Pat Summitt Passes Away
Tears on Rocky Top as Pat Summitt Passes Away

Pat Summitt, the iconic University of Tennessee women's basketball coach who became the winningest coach in college basketball history, has died at the age of 64.