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Siegel & MTCS Baseball Ranked by TBCA
Siegel & MTCS Baseball Ranked by TBCA

Rutherford County has two teams in the top eight in their respective classifications in the initial Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association state rankings.

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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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Casper Court Man Arrested for Allegedly Shattering Pool Hall Door
Casper Court Man Arrested for Allegedly Shattering Pool Hall Door

A 43-year old Casper Court man is facing several charges after allegedly shatting a glass door at MJ's Pool Hall.

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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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FREE Backpacks with School Supplies Given Away by Local Church
FREE Backpacks with School Supplies Given Away by Local Church

East Main Church of Christ is putting together backpacks and school supplies for Murfreesboro City School children.

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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.

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Poplar Ave. Man Charged with Sexual Battery
Poplar Ave. Man Charged with Sexual Battery

A Poplar Avenue man has been charged with sexual battery. Murfreesboro Police Detective Tommy Roberts reports 56-year old Keith Howard has been arrested after an alleged Father's Day incident.

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Throwing Bottle Rocket from Car Leads to Drug & Firearms Arrest
Throwing Bottle Rocket from Car Leads to Drug & Firearms Arrest

A 19-year old Lascassas Pike man is in jail on numerous drug and firearms charges after his passenger threw a lit bottle rocket out a car window.

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Wanted Knoxville Woman Arrested in Murfreesboro
Wanted Knoxville Woman Arrested in Murfreesboro

A 25-year old Knoxville woman, wanted on several active warrants, was arrested by Murfreesboro Police.

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Prescription Pad Stolen from Psychiatric Office
Prescription Pad Stolen from Psychiatric Office

A missing prescription pad led a suspect to attempt to get drugs from a local pharmacy.

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Riverdale FFA Wins Outstanding Chapter Award
Riverdale FFA Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

The Riverdale Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter of Rutherford County was named Outstanding Chapter at Camp Clements Leadership Training Camp this week.

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Smyrna Man Reports Assault then Arrested
Smyrna Man Reports Assault then Arrested

A 20-year old Smyrna man who was reportedly assaulted winds up in jail himself. Murfreesboro Police Officer Derrick Bush reports Adam Pickle of Shirley Road was assaulted at gun point outside Advance Financial on Old Fort Parkway.

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Blue Angels Set to Return to the Air
Blue Angels Set to Return to the Air

United States Navy officials say the Blue Angels will return to the air by the country's celebration of Independence Day. Based in Pensacola, Florida, the Blue Angels will resume performances July 2nd at an air show in Michigan.

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Smyrna Man Arrested in Kentucky Trying to Elude Authorities
Smyrna Man Arrested in Kentucky Trying to Elude Authorities

A 23-year old Smyrna man has been arrested in Kentucky, trying to elude authorities on a bike. Kentucky State Police report Hysen Krqeli passed a state trooper in Christian County Saturday night around 8:30, reportedly going over 100 miles per hour.

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Meet the New Salvation Army Officers
Meet the New Salvation Army Officers

You've got several chances this week to meet the new Salvation Army officers, who began their service in Murfreesboro last week.

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League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Thursday
League of Women Voters Candidate Forum Thursday

The League of Women Voters will conduct a candidate forum this week for those running for General Sessions Judge Part Four and County School Board Zone 6.

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Wine in Grocery Stores Begins Friday
Wine in Grocery Stores Begins Friday

Not only can you get milk and bread at your local grocery store, starting Friday, you can pick up wine.

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Farmer's Market Classes This Week
Farmer's Market Classes This Week

Summer crops are now ready for picking and visitors to the Rutherford County Farmer's Market are the big winners.

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Murfreesboro Young Professionals to Host Inaugural Emerging Leader Award
Murfreesboro Young Professionals to Host Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

Murfreesboro Young Professionals (MYP) will host the Inaugural Emerging Leader Award in conjunction with the group's annual Leadership Summit event on August 5, 2016.

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Domestic Arrest After Shots Fired
Domestic Arrest After Shots Fired

A domestic situation ends in the arrest of a 24-year old Greenville, Mississippi, man after gun fire. Murfreesboro Police Detective Jacob Fountain reports Trendarius Jimerson was arrested Saturday morning around 10.

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Parking Lot MVA Leads to Arrest
Parking Lot MVA Leads to Arrest

Two Murfreesboro woman are in jail on alcohol related charges after police were called to the parking lot of Fifth Third Bank on South Rutherford Boulevard in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

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Indian Park Dr. Man Charged with Theft from Roommate
Indian Park Dr. Man Charged with Theft from Roommate

A 35-year old Indian Park Drive man has been arrested for allegedly stealing jewlery from his roommate. Murfreesboro Police Detective Jacob Fountain charged Austin Holt with theft over one-thousand dollars.

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Rutherford Co. Commissioners Pass Budget; No Property Tax Increase
Rutherford Co. Commissioners Pass Budget; No Property Tax Increase

Rutherford County Commissioners passed a budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 and did so without a property tax increase. The plan passed 19-to-2 Monday morning for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

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MTSU Photography Student Show gives big picture to aspiring professionals
MTSU Photography Student Show gives big picture to aspiring professionals

MTSU's Photography Student Show is on display at the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, giving aspiring photographers a chance to display their creativity to a large audience.

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South Church the Scene of Several Pursuits & Crashes
South Church the Scene of Several Pursuits & Crashes

South Church Street has been the scene of several serious crashes after police pursuits in recent months.

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Clark Maples welcomes new team member
Clark Maples welcomes new team member

Clark Maples Realty & Auction Co. is pleased to welcome its newest team member, Angela Braach.

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Sherrill Blvd. Men Assaulted
Sherrill Blvd. Men Assaulted

A Sherrill Boulevard man is recovering after being assaulted at his home. Murfreesboro Police Officer James Wilkinson reports on Friday morning around 1:30, a 57-year old victim showed up at Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Station 3 on Mercury Boulevard.

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City Council August Retreat to Take Up Employee Raises
City Council August Retreat to Take Up Employee Raises

The Murfreesboro City Council was set to discuss giving all full time employees a 12-hundred dollar pay raise at their most recent meeting. However, that discussion was deferred to a planned August retreat.

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Heather Maples Murder Suspect in Court
Heather Maples Murder Suspect in Court

The 24-year old man charged with the murder of 22-year old Heather Maples was in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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Power Outage at MPD, MFRD, City Hall and WGNS
Power Outage at MPD, MFRD, City Hall and WGNS

Faulty equipment within a sectionalizing cabinet near the radio station caused a power outage and took your "Good Neighbor Station" off the air. It happened around 7:45 Thursday morning.

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Rep. Sparks Hosts Job Fair Thursday
Rep. Sparks Hosts Job Fair Thursday

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) along with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will host a job fair this Thursday. It will be held from 10am until 2pm at Grace Church in La Vergne (108 Stones River Road).

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Steven Reynolds Launches Campaign for Congress
Steven Reynolds Launches Campaign for Congress

Steven Reynolds, the Democratic candidate for US Congress in Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District, launched his campaign.

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"I Love Kellie Pickler" Star Charged After Ransacking Fortress Blvd. Home

A 29-year old reality T.V. star is facing several charges after allegedly ransacking his girlfriend's home and forcing the victim to follow him.

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Hazelwood Drive Man Charged with Unlawful Handgun Possession
Hazelwood Drive Man Charged with Unlawful Handgun Possession

A 29-year old Hazelwood Drive man is charged with possessing a handgun while intoxicated. Jonathan Letzler was arrested Friday morning around 2:30 by Murfreesboro Police Detective Ed Gorham.

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Two Arrested for Obstructing Highway After Police Respond to Gunfire
Two Arrested for Obstructing Highway After Police Respond to Gunfire

Murfreesboro Police, responding to gunfire in the 800 block of Lee Street, arrested two individuals. Officers Palmer Gibbs and Westley Hall report responding to a large party on Lee Street, near Roberts Street Friday night around 8:30.

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Habitat Building Home in 5-Hours!
Habitat Building Home in 5-Hours!

As part of Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity's partnership with Thrivent Financial and the national Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program, area churches and community volunteers will build all of the interior and exterior walls for an upcoming "House of Faith" build in just 5 hours!

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Ask the Author: Dawn Jones
Ask the Author: Dawn Jones

People ask me questions frequently on how I started writing. The questions range from why did you choose self-publishing versus traditional? How do you market your books and most often how much money I make?

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New WGNS News App Hits iPhone & Android
New WGNS News App Hits iPhone & Android

Keeping up with local news and information has never been easier. Station Manager Bryan Barrett says the new WGNS News app has hit the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Last Chance to RSVP for United Way Community Celebration
Last Chance to RSVP for United Way Community Celebration

The deadline to register for the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' annual Community Celebration is June 13, 2016.

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Good Neighbor Blood Drive Next Tuesday (June 14th)
Good Neighbor Blood Drive Next Tuesday (June 14th)

It's your chance to give the "gift of life" next Tuesday. The third annual Good Neighbor Blood Drive is coming up next Tuesday (June 14th) at Patterson Park Community Center from 8am - 1pm.

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Rape reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday
Rape reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday

Police were called to The Grove Apartment complex off of Halls Hill Pike by the victim's roommate.

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Blue Raider Insider Report with Chip Walters
Blue Raider Insider Report with Chip Walters

Chip Walters shares some football news in today's Blue Raider Insider Report.

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NOT GUILTY: Plea Entered by Sheriff & Two Others
NOT GUILTY: Plea Entered by Sheriff & Two Others

Not guilty. That's the plea entered Tuesday by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and two others on a 14 count federal indictment.

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Authorities Looking for Blue Angel Jet Wreckage
Authorities Looking for Blue Angel Jet Wreckage

Authorities investigating the crash of a U.S. Navy Blue Angel jet in Smyrna are asking for the public's help.

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Murfreesboro 2035 Public Open House Coming Up
Murfreesboro 2035 Public Open House Coming Up

The City of Murfreesboro is once again seeking input from residents, land owners, and developers as part of the process to develop its Murfreesboro 2035 Plan, a 20-year comprehensive plan for the future of Murfreesboro.

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Alleged Shoplifting Leads to Arrest on Active Warrants
Alleged Shoplifting Leads to Arrest on Active Warrants

A 22-year old South Church Street man was arrested on shoplifting charges and also picked up on active warrants.

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Man Angry at Parking Lot Speeder Arrested for Assault
Man Angry at Parking Lot Speeder Arrested for Assault

A 26-year old Smyrna man was arrested after allegedly making threats with a gun outside a Stones River Mall store.

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Taunted with a Taser
Taunted with a Taser

A 30-year old Regal Inn man reported to Murfreesboro Police another resident there has been taunting him with a taser.

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Counterfeit Cash Used at Local Sonic
Counterfeit Cash Used at Local Sonic

The Sonic on Northwest Broad Street is out of $80 after four fake 20-dollar bills were used.

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Police Looking for Man Taking Photos of Women at Department Store
Police Looking for Man Taking Photos of Women at Department Store

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man who allegedly has been taking photos of women at a local department store.

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Donations For Fallen Blue Angel Pilot Continue to Come In
Donations For Fallen Blue Angel Pilot Continue to Come In

The local community and friends of the fallen Blue Angel pilot who was killed last week when his jet crashed in Smyrna continue to support the family with monetary donations.

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Former Blue Raider LaRon Dendy Talks with Chip Walters
Former Blue Raider LaRon Dendy Talks with Chip Walters

Former Middle Tennessee Blue Raider LaRon Dendy talks with Chip Walters in today's Blue Raider Insider Report.

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Bonnaroo Begins This Week
Bonnaroo Begins This Week

It is that time of the year again for Bonnaroo, which means traffic on I-24 will be hectic.

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MTSU welcomes almost 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets to campus
MTSU welcomes almost 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets to campus

Almost 100 cadets from Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol are spending the week on the MTSU campus for the U.S. Air Force auxiliary's week long annual training encampment.

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Former M'boro City Councilmember Found Stabbed to Death in Florida; Husband Confessed
Former M'boro City Councilmember Found Stabbed to Death in Florida; Husband Confessed

The Murfreesboro community is shocked at the fatal stabbing of a former Murfreesboro City Councilmember, allegedly at the hands of her husband and former MTSU history professor.

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Siegel Wins First Ever Baseball State Title; Softball Finishes Runner-Up
Siegel Wins First Ever Baseball State Title; Softball Finishes Runner-Up

Siegel baseball claimed their first ever state championship in baseball and the first for Rutherford County since 2002 with a 9-8 win over Arlington. The softball team's state championship quest ended in the title game with a 6-3 loss to Dickson County.

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Siegel Wins First Ever Baseball State Title; Softball Finishes Runner-Up
Siegel Wins First Ever Baseball State Title; Softball Finishes Runner-Up

Siegel baseball claimed their first ever state championship in baseball and the first for Rutherford County since 2002 with a 9-8 win over Arlington. The softball team's state championship quest ended in the title game with a 6-3 loss to Dickson County.

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Spring Fling - Wednesday Recap
Spring Fling - Wednesday Recap

Siegel, Stewarts Creek and Central Magnet baseball are still alive in Spring Fling play along with Stewarts Creek and Siegel softball. How did the teams fair on Wednesday?

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Spring Fling - Wednesday Recap
Spring Fling - Wednesday Recap

Siegel, Stewarts Creek and Central Magnet baseball are still alive in Spring Fling play along with Stewarts Creek and Siegel softball. How did the teams fair on Wednesday?

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Local Softball & Baseball Teams Begin State Championship Quest
Local Softball & Baseball Teams Begin State Championship Quest

Five local softball and baseball teams begin their quest for a state championship today (Tuesday). NewsRadio WGNS will have coverage all this week, including today's (Tuesday's) games.

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Local Softball & Baseball Teams Begin State Championship Quest
Local Softball & Baseball Teams Begin State Championship Quest

Five local softball and baseball teams begin their quest for a state championship today (Tuesday). NewsRadio WGNS will have coverage all this week, including today's (Tuesday's) games.

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Drive by shooting on Bridge Avenue Tuesday morning
Drive by shooting on Bridge Avenue Tuesday morning

One round from a gun went through a window and then lodged into a sofa, that according to a police report filed on Bridge Avenue in Murfreesboro.

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Spring Fling: Softball and Baseball Day One Results
Spring Fling: Softball and Baseball Day One Results

Tuesday saw Rutherford County baseball teams go 3-and-1 in games across Rutherford County and Stewarts Creek softball got the win.

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Spring Fling: Softball and Baseball Day One Results
Spring Fling: Softball and Baseball Day One Results

Tuesday saw Rutherford County baseball teams go 3-and-1 in games across Rutherford County and Stewarts Creek softball got the win.

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TSSAA Spring Fling Gets Underway
TSSAA Spring Fling Gets Underway

The T-Double-S-Double-A Spring Fling, the Olympic-style state tournament sports event for five springs sports begins today (Monday) here in Rutherford County.

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Serious Crash with Injuries on S.E. Broad Street
Serious Crash with Injuries on S.E. Broad Street

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a serious crash, which resulted in injury. One person was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center while two others were taken there by ambulance after the Sunday afternoon accident.

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COMMENTARY: The Telegraph
COMMENTARY: The Telegraph

One of the sort of fun considerations about media is the debate about which media form has had the most impact.

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 Tracy named Tennessee Wildlife Federation's Legislator of the Year
Tracy named Tennessee Wildlife Federation's Legislator of the Year

State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) was presented with the Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) "Legislator of the Year" award last week at a ceremony hosted by the organization in Nashville.

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Murfreesboro Police Participating in
Murfreesboro Police Participating in "Click It or Ticket"

The Murfreesboro Police Department, in cooperation with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) and local law enforcement agencies, will participate in the summer 2016 "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

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Scuffle & Gunfire in Attempted Robbery & Assault at College Grove Apartments
Scuffle & Gunfire in Attempted Robbery & Assault at College Grove Apartments

A man from Joelton had to fight off a suspect, despite being assaulted and shot at during an incident at College Grove Apartments. According to a report from Murfreesboro Police Officer Rafiq Qadir, 20-year old Dylan Valentine of Eatons Creek Road in Joelton was on his way to his girlfriend's apartment on Lascassas Pike.

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Alleged Rape of a Nashville Woman at Safari Inn
Alleged Rape of a Nashville Woman at Safari Inn

A 35-year old Nashville woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was raped. Officer Grant Perry was called to a New Salem Highway address Sunday afternoon around 6:30 after being called by the victim.

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Homeless Man Swallows Drugs During Police Investigation
Homeless Man Swallows Drugs During Police Investigation

A 26-year old homeless man is in jail after allegedly swallowing a bag of pills. Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Tim Higgins reports Dustin Heath was arrested at the McDonald's on Broad at South Church Friday morning at 9am.

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Northfield Blvd. Man Arrested on Nine Out of State Warrants
Northfield Blvd. Man Arrested on Nine Out of State Warrants

A 36-year old East Northfield Boulevard man was arrested at his work on nine felony warrants out of Indiana.

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Suspect Kicked Patrol Car Window After Arrest on DUI and Various Charges
Suspect Kicked Patrol Car Window After Arrest on DUI and Various Charges

A 25-year old Weybridge Drive man faces numerous charges after a traffic stop led to his arrest. Murfreesboro Police Officer Christopher Finley reports Robert Mintlow blew by another traffic stop he was assisting with on Highland Avenue Friday just after 11pm.

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Northfield Business Owner Allegedly Raped
Northfield Business Owner Allegedly Raped

A 48-year old woman reports she was raped. Murfreesboro Police Officer Sean Martin reports he met up with the victim at a Northfield Boulevard business.

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$15K Ring Among Stolen Items in Higgins Lane Burglary
$15K Ring Among Stolen Items in Higgins Lane Burglary

A ring, valued at 15-thousand dollars, was among the many items taken during a home burglary on Higgins Lane. Murfreesboro Police Officer Cole Glass was called to the home, which is just off Rutherford Boulevard, Friday just before noon.

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Blackman Middle Wins Overall & Boys All Sports Trophies; Oakland & Siegel Tie for Girls
Blackman Middle Wins Overall & Boys All Sports Trophies; Oakland & Siegel Tie for Girls

The Blackman Middle Flames claimed their first WGNS, Primetime Sports, Little Caesar's Pizza All Sports Trophy. Oakland and Siegel girls tied for the girls' trophy. It's the 11th year for the award.

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Blackman Middle Wins Overall & Boys All Sports Trophies; Oakland & Siegel Tie for Girls
Blackman Middle Wins Overall & Boys All Sports Trophies; Oakland & Siegel Tie for Girls

The Blackman Middle Flames claimed their first WGNS, Primetime Sports, Little Caesar's Pizza All Sports Trophy. Oakland and Siegel girls tied for the girls' trophy. It's the 11th year for the award.

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Rutherford County Honors Fallen Police Officers
Rutherford County Honors Fallen Police Officers

The sounds of a busy city seemed to have been silenced when a bell started to troll at exactly 9:00 o'clock Thursday morning, May 19th. It was Rutherford County's "Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony" on the Civic Plaza in front of the Murfreesboro City Hall.

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Salvation Army
Salvation Army "Beyond the Bells" a Huge Success

The Salvation Army held their first ever "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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Kindergarten Registration Week for RuCo Schools
Kindergarten Registration Week for RuCo Schools

If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten in August, this information is for you. Rutherford County Schools are currently registering students for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.

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Steve Spurrier Coming to 'Boro for Stake & Burger
Steve Spurrier Coming to 'Boro for Stake & Burger

Legendary college football coach Steve Spurrier will be in Murfreesboro as this year's speaker at the 29th annual Boys and Girls Clubs' Stake and Burger Dinner.

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Nashville Crash Claims the Life of Smyrna Man
Nashville Crash Claims the Life of Smyrna Man

A Smyrna man has been identified as the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a crash on I-24 in Nashville.

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Smyrna Among Best Places to Retire in the Country
Smyrna Among Best Places to Retire in the Country

Smyrna makes a popular list of the best places in the country to retire. Check out what the experts have to say!

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Crismon Announces Candidacy for General Sessions Judge
Crismon Announces Candidacy for General Sessions Judge

Andrae P. Crismon announces he's a candidate for the Rutherford County General Sessions Judge seat.

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Murfreesboro Police Investigating Two Shots Fired Incidents
Murfreesboro Police Investigating Two Shots Fired Incidents

Murfreesboro Police are busy investigating incidents where gunfire was reported at apartments on Greenland Drive and University Street. One bullet entered a room where a child was playing.

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Flat Rock Road Man Charged with 6th DUI
Flat Rock Road Man Charged with 6th DUI

A 48-year old Flat Rock Road man is charged for the sixth time with DUI. Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Renfroe reports stopping the vehicle driven by Daniel Hazel at South Rutherford and Chandler Place Friday afternoon just after 3:30.

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Two Murfreesboro Men Facing Weapon and Drug Charges
Two Murfreesboro Men Facing Weapon and Drug Charges

Two Murfreesboro men are facing various weapon and drug charges after local police respond to shots fired in the area of Greenland Drive.

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Car of Jimmy Johns Driver Stolen; Suspects Lead Police on Foot Chase
Car of Jimmy Johns Driver Stolen; Suspects Lead Police on Foot Chase

Two suspects in the theft of the vehicle of a Jimmy John's driver led Murfreesboro Police on a foot chase before being apprehended. Officer Joshua Borel reports he was dispatched to an auto theft call at College Grove Apartments on Lascassas Pike around 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

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High Winds Leave Damage & Attributed to Death in Ruth. Co.
High Winds Leave Damage & Attributed to Death in Ruth. Co.

High winds that accompanied storms here in Rutherford County left some structural damage and is even the suspected cause of death of a Milton man.

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More Funny Money in Murfreesboro
More Funny Money in Murfreesboro

Another case of phony money has been reported in Murfreesboro. This time around, the fake cash appeared at the McDonald's drive thru on Sunday.

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MTSU names Veterans and Military Family Center after Charlie Daniels
MTSU names Veterans and Military Family Center after Charlie Daniels

MTSU's new Veterans and Military Family Center will be named for legendary country music entertainer Charlie Daniels and his wife, Hazel, President Sidney A. McPhee announced Wednesday.

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RuCo School Reacts to State Suspending TNReady for 3-8 Grades
RuCo School Reacts to State Suspending TNReady for 3-8 Grades

The Tennessee Department of Education is suspending TNReady testing for grades 3-8 immediately but testing for high schools will continue as planned, Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen announced Wednesday. Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom responds.

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COMMENTARY: Shakespeare's Death Anniversary
COMMENTARY: Shakespeare's Death Anniversary

As the world observes the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, it's interesting to also note not everyone has been enamored of the bard.

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Smyrna Police Still Looking Into Unsolved Child Murder
Smyrna Police Still Looking Into Unsolved Child Murder

It's been ten-years since two-year old Analyce Guerra disappeared from her Smyrna home. It was two-years later when the child's remains were found in a wooded area in Murfreesboro.

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RuCo Schools Kindergarten Countdowns Tuesday
RuCo Schools Kindergarten Countdowns Tuesday

The Rutherford County Schools' Instruction Department is hosting the annual Kindergarten Countdown meeting to help parents with the transition of their children going to kindergarten.

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MTSU offers drug take-back event Tuesday
MTSU offers drug take-back event Tuesday

The MTSU campus community and general public are welcome to participate in MTSU's next Drug Take-Back Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 26), near the Campus Pharmacy drive-thru.

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Date Announced for 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon
Date Announced for 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon

The 10th Annual Murfreesboro Half Marathon will be held Saturday, October 8th.

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Black Caucus Demands Investigation After Arrest of Kids
Black Caucus Demands Investigation After Arrest of Kids

The Tennessee Black Caucus of state lawmakers is the latest to sound off concerning the incident where several children were allegedly handcuffed by Murfreesboro Police.

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Baylor Bramble Comes Home
Baylor Bramble Comes Home

The Siegel High School football player who was hurt during a game last season is home for the first time since the accident in October.

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La Vergne Middle Student Arrested at School
La Vergne Middle Student Arrested at School

A La Vergne Middle School student was arrested at school. Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans confirms to NewsRadio WGNS the student was arrested at the school Wednesday.

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Lisa Eisheid To Announce Candidacy for New Judge Position
Lisa Eisheid To Announce Candidacy for New Judge Position

Local attorney Lisa Eischeid will announce this week that she will be running in the upcoming August 4th election for Rutherford County General Sessions Judge, Part 4.

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RuCo Relay for Life Benefit Concert Planned for April 23rd
RuCo Relay for Life Benefit Concert Planned for April 23rd

National Hit Recording Artist Todd Allen Herendeen will be doing a live concert benefiting Rutherford County Relay For Life, Saturday April 23rd at 7pm at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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ROTC Forrest Hall Task Force to Make Recommendation on Name Thursday
ROTC Forrest Hall Task Force to Make Recommendation on Name Thursday

The MTSU Forrest Hall task force will meet Thursday, April 14, at which it will discuss making a recommendation to the university's president regarding a possible name change to the ROTC building on campus.

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COMMENTARY: Social Peace
COMMENTARY: Social Peace

Here's a question for you: how much social harmony can democracy tolerate? MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris has more...

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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Celebrated Locally
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Celebrated Locally

The Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and the City of Murfreesboro will honor local public safety Telecommunicators, the "first" first responders, this week in honor of National Telecommunicators Week.

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Blue-White Football Game on Saturday
Blue-White Football Game on Saturday

Middle Tennessee football will conclude spring drills on April 16 with the annual Blue-White Spring Game presented by Kroger. Kickoff is set for 1 PM at Floyd Stadium and admission is free.

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Black Fox Students Plant Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month
Black Fox Students Plant Pinwheel Garden for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Kindergarteners and teachers at Black Fox Elementary School were adorned in blue Monday morning as they planted a pinwheel garden as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Nearly Pound of Pot Seized in Arrest of La Vergne Man
Nearly Pound of Pot Seized in Arrest of La Vergne Man

A La Vergne man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police, which netted nearly a pound of marijuana. Murfreesboro Police Officer Christopher Hobbs reports Saturday night around 9:20, he arrived at The Grove on Journey Drive.

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MTSU Habitat Blitz Build home for Jones family dedicated
MTSU Habitat Blitz Build home for Jones family dedicated

Sharnail Jones and her family are so happy they are in their new home and so thankful for the MTSU and community support that made it all possible.

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Rep. Terry Out of Hospital after Pulmonary Embolism
Rep. Terry Out of Hospital after Pulmonary Embolism

State Representative Dr. Bryan Terry is out of the hospital and resting after being admitted with a pulmonary embolism last week.

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'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
'Vote Anywhere' Likely by 2018
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Boro BBQ Festival Features High School Steak Competition
Boro BBQ Festival Features High School Steak Competition

Four Rutherford County high schools will compete for top honors in the 2016 Backyard BBQ Festival High School Steak Cook-Off. Culinary teams from Siegel High, Stewarts Creek High, Blackman High and Smyrna High will light a fire and prepare select cuts of beef in hopes of formulating an award-winning recipe.

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City Council Approves Red Light Camera Contract
City Council Approves Red Light Camera Contract

In a unanimous vote, the Murfreesboro City Council approved a brand new five year red-light camera contract.

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TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 1AM
TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 1AM

A TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR RUTHERFORD COUNTY UNTIL 1AM.

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Ketron Throws Support to Randy McNally for Senate Speaker
Ketron Throws Support to Randy McNally for Senate Speaker

State Senator Bill Ketron has thrown his support for Senate Speaker to Randy McNally, taking his name out of consideration

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Tiller Named MTCS President
Tiller Named MTCS President

Matt Tiller is the new president of Middle Tennessee Christian School. He's been the interim president, serving since January 1st, when Phil Ellenburg resigned.

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Traffic Reports and Interactive Map
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The "British Voice" Begins Next Chapter

The British Voice, Kerry Boylan, will begin a new chapter in her life. And with that new chapter's beginning, it means the end of her regular Friday morning show on NewsRadio WGNS.

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PODCAST: New Siegel Boys Basketball Coach Dyron Birdwell
PODCAST: New Siegel Boys Basketball Coach Dyron Birdwell

Dyron Birdwell will be the next head coach of the Siegel boys basketball program. The current assistant coach at Oak Ridge High School was named Wednesday by Principal Larry Creasy.

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PODCAST: New Siegel Boys Basketball Coach Dyron Birdwell
PODCAST: New Siegel Boys Basketball Coach Dyron Birdwell

Dyron Birdwell will be the next head coach of the Siegel boys basketball program. The current assistant coach at Oak Ridge High School was named Wednesday by Principal Larry Creasy.

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Middle Tennessee Men SHOCK the Country: Beat Michigan State 90-81
Middle Tennessee Men SHOCK the Country: Beat Michigan State 90-81

The biggest shock wave of the NCAA men's basketball tournament was delivered by No. 15 Middle Tennessee, who shocked No. 2 Michigan State 90-81.

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Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four

The Blackman boys quest for a second state title in three years fell short in the BlueCross Basketball semifinals, dropping a 46-41 decision to Memphis East.

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Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Quest for State Championship Ends in Final Four

The Blackman boys quest for a second state title in three years fell short in the BlueCross Basketball semifinals, dropping a 46-41 decision to Memphis East.

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Historic Season Ends in State Tournament Quarterfinals for MTCS
Historic Season Ends in State Tournament Quarterfinals for MTCS

The historic season for the Middle Tennessee Christian School boys ends in the quarterfinals of the BlueCross Basketball Championships. Two-time defending state champion Memphis Mitchell had all they wanted, but beat the Cougars 55-41.

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Historic Season Ends in State Tournament Quarterfinals for MTCS
Historic Season Ends in State Tournament Quarterfinals for MTCS

The historic season for the Middle Tennessee Christian School boys ends in the quarterfinals of the BlueCross Basketball Championships. Two-time defending state champion Memphis Mitchell had all they wanted, but beat the Cougars 55-41.

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Bullets Hit Barfield Home from Nearby Gun Range
Bullets Hit Barfield Home from Nearby Gun Range

Gun owners must practice safely after a high-powered rifle bullet smashed through an occupied home's window in the Barfield community last week.

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Handgun Found in Student's Backpack at Stewarts Creek High
Handgun Found in Student's Backpack at Stewarts Creek High

A tip from a student led to the search of another student at Stewarts Creek High School. Law enforcement and school administration found a loaded handgun in the student's back pack Thursday morning.

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Wootten Player of the Year: Crystal Dangerfield
Wootten Player of the Year: Crystal Dangerfield

Blackman senior and Connecticut signee Crystal Dangerfield adds another award to the list of honors. She was named Wednesday the 2016 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.

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Wootten Player of the Year: Crystal Dangerfield
Wootten Player of the Year: Crystal Dangerfield

Blackman senior and Connecticut signee Crystal Dangerfield adds another award to the list of honors. She was named Wednesday the 2016 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year.

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Suntrust Bank on Greenland Drive Faces a Possible Armed Robber - Reeves Rogers School Locked Down
Suntrust Bank on Greenland Drive Faces a Possible Armed Robber - Reeves Rogers School Locked Down

As a precaution, Reeves Rogers School was placed on a brief lockdown. The FBI was notified and the Murfreesboro Police are assisting with the investigation.

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Blackman girls whip Franklin Co., face Riverdale next
Blackman girls whip Franklin Co., face Riverdale next

Blackman senior Crystal Dangerfield's 3-pointer 30 seconds into the game essentially ended it -- and Franklin County's season -- on Friday night.

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Oakland boys hold off Columbia 54-49, Region Roundup
Oakland boys hold off Columbia 54-49, Region Roundup

The Oakland Patriots never trailed in their exciting 54-49 win over the Columbia Central Lions Saturday night at Randy King Gymnasium in the opening round of the Region 4-AAA tournament.

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Murfreesboro City Manager Names Karl Durr of Oregon Chief of Police
Murfreesboro City Manager Names Karl Durr of Oregon Chief of Police

Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons named James "Karl" Durr as the new Chief of Police, replacing retired Chief Glenn Chrisman.

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Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week

Oakland girls basketball player Shelby Gibson and Jordan Pelleaux from the Stewarts Creek boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Gibson & Pelleaux from Stewarts Creek Boys Recent MVP's of the Week

Oakland girls basketball player Shelby Gibson and Jordan Pelleaux from the Stewarts Creek boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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District 7-AAA Basketball Standings
District 7-AAA Basketball Standings

Here's a look at the final regular season District 7-AAA girls and boys basketball standings for 2016.

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Snow Patrol for Thursday
Snow Patrol for Thursday

The NewsRadio WGNS Snow Patrol Report looks at closings, cancellations and schedule changes of events due to winter weather for Thursday, February 11th.

Rutherford Co. Schools - OPEN 2 HOURS LATE

Murfreesboro City Schools - OPEN ON TIME

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Students Back in Schools - Except a Few
Students Back in Schools - Except a Few

Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City students were back in the classroom after being out a couple of days due to snow. At least the majority.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource Brings Excitement to District 7AAA Tournament
DIRECTV by EnterSource Brings Excitement to District 7AAA Tournament

It's basketball tournament time and once again, DIRECTV by EnterSource is bringing some fun and excitement to the fans at the games.

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Snow Patrol Report for Tuesday
Snow Patrol Report for Tuesday

The NewsRadio WGNS Snow Patrol Report looks at closings, cancellations and schedule changes of events due to winter weather for Tuesday, February 8th.

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Snow Patrol Report for Tuesday
Snow Patrol Report for Tuesday

The NewsRadio WGNS Snow Patrol Report looks at closings, cancellations and schedule changes of events due to winter weather for Tuesday, February 8th.

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UPDATE: TNReady Assessment Failure Leads to Pencil and Paper Use
UPDATE: TNReady Assessment Failure Leads to Pencil and Paper Use

Students in Rutherford County and around the state were prepared to take the TNReady Assessment Tests only to find out the online system at the state level failed. Testing now to be done by paper and pencil.

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Ferby from Stewarts Creek & Smyrna'a Cunningham Recent MVP's of the Week
Ferby from Stewarts Creek & Smyrna'a Cunningham Recent MVP's of the Week

Stewarts Creek girls player Brandi Ferby and Taylor Cunningham from Smyrna boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Ferby from Stewarts Creek & Smyrna'a Cunningham Recent MVP's of the Week
Ferby from Stewarts Creek & Smyrna'a Cunningham Recent MVP's of the Week

Stewarts Creek girls player Brandi Ferby and Taylor Cunningham from Smyrna boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Ron Aydelott Resigns as Riverdale Football Coach
Ron Aydelott Resigns as Riverdale Football Coach

Riverdale football coach Ron Aydelott has resigned. His resignation came Tuesday as principal Tom Nolan tweeted "Thanks Coach A for 10 great years!"

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Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman girls and Oakland boys baller Tre Jones are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week
Oakland's Jones & Blackman's Dangerfield Recent MVP's of the Week

Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman girls and Oakland boys baller Tre Jones are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Riverdale's Barge & Wilkerson from MTCS Recent MVP's of the Week
Riverdale's Barge & Wilkerson from MTCS Recent MVP's of the Week

MTCS girls player Ashlynd Wilkerson and Preston Barge from Riverdale boys are the most recent winners of the of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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More fake money is filtering into Murfreesboro businesses
More fake money is filtering into Murfreesboro businesses

A manager at the restaurant called the police to report that two white female's wearing hoodies came in to buy food using a fake $50.

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Your PHOTOS From Around The Area
Your PHOTOS From Around The Area

Thanks to everyone who emailed photos of the big snow. If you have photos you want us to post, email them to news@wgnsradio.com.

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Snow Patrol Report for Sunday
Snow Patrol Report for Sunday

The NewsRadio WGNS Snow Patrol Report looks at closings, cancellations and schedule changes of events due to winter weather for Sunday, January 24th, 2016.

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Cameras could be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Courtroom in the Future
Cameras could be allowed in the U.S. Supreme Courtroom in the Future

A bill currently making its way through Congress would allow camera coverage of U.S. appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Snow Patrol Report for Saturday
Snow Patrol Report for Saturday

The NewsRadio WGNS Snow Patrol Report looks at closings, cancellations and schedule changes of events due to winter weather for Saturday, January 23rd, 2016.

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Significant Snow Possible for RuCo Friday
Significant Snow Possible for RuCo Friday

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Rutherford County and much of Middle Tennessee from 6am Friday until 6am on Saturday by the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible with locally higher amounts.

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Icy Conditions Lead to Multiple Wrecks
Icy Conditions Lead to Multiple Wrecks

Icy roads caused major problems for Rutherford County drivers.

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RuCo, M'Boro City Schools & MTSU OPEN Thursday
RuCo, M'Boro City Schools & MTSU OPEN Thursday

Rutherford County, Murfreesboro City and MTSU students will head back to the classroom Thursday as systems announce they'll be back in session.

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Bradyville Pike Home Destroyed by Fire
Bradyville Pike Home Destroyed by Fire

Firefighters battled the cold weather and flames at a Bradyville Pike home for many hours. The home was a total loss.

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Woman Arrested with Children in Trunk
Woman Arrested with Children in Trunk

La Vergne Police arrested a woman after finding several children in the trunk of her car. Thirty-three-year old Andria D. James was arrested after dispatch received several calls from concerned citizens.

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COLD WEATHER: Frigid with Wintery Precip Chances
COLD WEATHER: Frigid with Wintery Precip Chances

Some of the coldest air of the season will have a hold on the mid-state through mid-week. Plus, there are chances of wintery precipitation!

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COLD WEATHER: Snow Day Talk with Murfreesboro City Schools
COLD WEATHER: Snow Day Talk with Murfreesboro City Schools

With winter weather in the forecast this week, kids eagerly anticipate possible snow days. The voice parents of Murfreesboro City School children hear on the phone calling about weather altering class schedules is Lisa Trail. She's the spokeswoman for the city system.

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UED busy with tree removal and sprucing up Downtown Square
UED busy with tree removal and sprucing up Downtown Square

The City Urban Environmental Department (UED) during the past two months UED has been involved in a number of one-time and on-going projects to enhance the aesthetic beauty of the community.

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RuCo Subs Get Pay Raise
RuCo Subs Get Pay Raise

The Rutherford County School Board approved a measure to increase pay for most substitute teachers by five-dollars.

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Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week
Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week

Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes and Blackman's Cedriontis Wilson are this year's first basketball recipients of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week
Riverdale's Hayes & Blackman's Wilson Chosen as MVP's of the Week

Riverdale's Anastasia Hayes and Blackman's Cedriontis Wilson are this year's first basketball recipients of the DIRECTV by EnterSource, NewsRadio WGNS, Murfreesboro Post MVP of the Week Awards.

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Arrest In Salvation Army Warehouse Theft
Arrest In Salvation Army Warehouse Theft

La Vergne Police have made an arrest in the Salvation Army warehouse burglary at 444 Dick Buchanan Street.

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Boys & Girls Clubs CPO Resigns
Boys & Girls Clubs CPO Resigns

The chief professional officer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rutherford County has resigned.

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Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne
Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Advance Auto Parts, Inc. announced Wednesday plans to locate a new Advance Auto Parts distribution center in La Vergne to support the company's continued growth.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Registered Sex Offender with Violent Tendencies
Smyrna Police Looking for Registered Sex Offender with Violent Tendencies

Smyrna Police are searching for a suspect, seen recently in town, who is on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and has violent tendencies.

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Rutherford Co. Spared as TN Twisters Leave Death and Destruction
Rutherford Co. Spared as TN Twisters Leave Death and Destruction

Severe thunderstorms have led to a state of emergency in Tennessee. Tornadoes left behind damage in southern Middle Tennessee, but Rutherford County was one of the lucky areas.

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Mark Follis named Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year
Mark Follis named Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Mark E. Follis, partner with accounting firm Dempsey Vantrease & Follis, PLLC, as the 2015 Business Person of the Year.

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Best and
Best and "Most Miserable" Places to Live in Tennessee

The website RoadSnacks compiled data to come up with Tennessee's most miserable cities. Where do Rutherford County cities rank?

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Is Santa Real?
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Is Santa Real?

In the fall of 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon had a problem: some of her friends had told her there was no Santa Claus.

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Raiders arrive in the Bahamas
Raiders arrive in the Bahamas

The Blue Raider football program got an early start to the day with a 9 AM flight to Nassau and made it to the hotel around 2 PM Eastern time.

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Wreaths Across America Saturday at Stones River National Battlefield
Wreaths Across America Saturday at Stones River National Battlefield

Wreaths Across America honors our fallen Military hero's by placing a simple wreath at the grave of a Veteran in remembrance of their service to the Nation.

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Attorney Joe Brandon Dies
Attorney Joe Brandon Dies

The Murfreesboro attorney who represented clients in several high profile cases has passed away. Joe Brandon, Jr. died suddenly Thursday night from an apparent heart attack, according to the Rutherford/Cannon County Bar Association.

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Big Turnout for Smyrna Parade; Rutherford County Parade This Coming Sunday
Big Turnout for Smyrna Parade; Rutherford County Parade This Coming Sunday

It was the 41st time Smyrna celebrated Christmas with a parade. The theme of Sunday's parade was "Miracle on Lowery Street."

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Courtland Street Shooting
Courtland Street Shooting

Murfreesboro Police officers and detectives are investigating a shooting. It happened Saturday just before noon at 615 Courtland Avenue.

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Death Investigation on Old Lascassas Pike
Death Investigation on Old Lascassas Pike

A man was found deceased at the Grove at Center Point Apartments on Lascassas Pike.

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Shots Fired at Raider's Ridge Apartments
Shots Fired at Raider's Ridge Apartments

Murfreesboro Police respond to a shots fired call. Officer Phillip Simpson reports on Sunday around 10:40 he answered a call at 1345 Wenlon Drive, which is Raider's Ridge Apartments.

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Battle Avenue Woman Jailed for Not Sending Her Child to School
Battle Avenue Woman Jailed for Not Sending Her Child to School

A 24-year old Battle Avenue woman is in jail after being charged with failure to cause her child to attend school.

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Christiana Man Facing Various Drug Charges
Christiana Man Facing Various Drug Charges

A Christiana man faces several drug charges after a traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police.

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon at North Campus Apartments
Assault with a Deadly Weapon at North Campus Apartments

Two 20-year old Murfreesboro men face assault charges after an incident at the North Campus Apartments on Rocky Lane in Murfreesboro.

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North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away
North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away

North Rutherford County businessman Tim Tomlin has passed away after battling cancer.

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UPDATE: Two Charged with Drag Racing Causing I-24 Semi to Overturn
UPDATE: Two Charged with Drag Racing Causing I-24 Semi to Overturn

The horrendous traffic tie-ups on I-24 due to an overturned semi Monday were reportedly caused by two men drag racing. Now, the two men are in jail.

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Freak Accident Takes Truck Executive's Life

Tennessee Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bill Miller confirmed that William Hayes died in a freak trucking accident around 2:30 Monday afternoon in La Vergne.

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Oakland Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees
Oakland Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees

Oakland Principal Bill Spurlock and Oakland basketball coaches Jennifer Grandstaff and Troy Bond have started the Oakland Basketball Hall of Fame and inducted the first five honorees on Tuesday night.

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Oakland Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees
Oakland Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees

Oakland Principal Bill Spurlock and Oakland basketball coaches Jennifer Grandstaff and Troy Bond have started the Oakland Basketball Hall of Fame and inducted the first five honorees on Tuesday night.

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City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement
City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement

After nearly 31 years of dedicated service to the City of Murfreesboro, City Transportation Director Dana Richardson has announced plans to retire as director, effective January 14, 2016.

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TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville
TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville

The Oakland Patriots travel to Maryville to battle the Rebels for a spot in the 6A state title game.

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TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville
TWO MINUTE DRILL: Oakland Travels to Maryville

The Oakland Patriots travel to Maryville to battle the Rebels for a spot in the 6A state title game.

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December Prep Basketball Radio Schedule
December Prep Basketball Radio Schedule

The Primetime Sports team will have a busy December of prep basketball.

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Candlelight Vigil for Local Teen Missing Since 1999
Candlelight Vigil for Local Teen Missing Since 1999

Friends of a Riverdale High School junior who disappeared 16 years ago will remember her Monday with a candlelight vigil on what would have been her 33rd birthday.

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Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony
Smyrna Tree Lighting Ceremony

The official Christmas tree for the town of Smyrna goes up on Tuesday.

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Salvation Army Family Store Re-Opens
Salvation Army Family Store Re-Opens

The Salvation Army Family Store will begin taking donations today (Monday) after being closed for months due to damage from a severe thunderstorm.

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City & County Offices Closed Thursday & Friday
City & County Offices Closed Thursday & Friday

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week, a reminder that city and county offices will be closed this week.

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RuCo Seniors Taking Advantage of Tennessee Promise
RuCo Seniors Taking Advantage of Tennessee Promise

Rutherford County high school seniors met all of the community service and other requirements for the Tennessee Promise scholarships.

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Stock Report: Raiders Prepare for Regular Season Finale at Texas San Antonio
Stock Report: Raiders Prepare for Regular Season Finale at Texas San Antonio

Coach Rick Stockstill talks about the Blue Raider's upcoming game with Texas San Antonio.

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MTSU students, faculty, staff take Thanksgiving break
MTSU students, faculty, staff take Thanksgiving break

MTSU will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT
Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT

It took overtime for the Oakland Patriots to get past Smyrna 21-14.

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Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT
Oakland beats Smyrna 21-14 in OT

It took overtime for the Oakland Patriots to get past Smyrna 21-14.

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TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game
TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game

Oakland coach Kevin Creasy and Smyrna coach Matt Williams talk about the quarterfinal county matchup between these two squads.

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TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game
TWO-MINUTE DRILL: Oakland & Smyrna Coaches on Friday's Game

Oakland coach Kevin Creasy and Smyrna coach Matt Williams talk about the quarterfinal county matchup between these two squads.

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Man with Gun Outside Murfreesboro VA Hospital
Man with Gun Outside Murfreesboro VA Hospital

A man with a gun outside the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center campus in Murfreesboro caused quite a scare.

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Salvation Army Family Store Opens Saturday
Salvation Army Family Store Opens Saturday

The Salvation Army Family Store will re-open on Saturday after a June severe thunderstorm destroyed everything and damaged the building.

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Get Your Aloha on with a Job at Omni Hut
Get Your Aloha on with a Job at Omni Hut

A 55-year tradition in Smyrna, Omni Hut is looking for outgoing people to join their team.

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New RCSO Chief Deputy
New RCSO Chief Deputy

Veteran law enforcement professional Keith D. Lowery was appointed Deputy Chief of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Tuesday by Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Sen. Ketron Drafting Legislation Calling for Transparency in Refugee Resettlement Program
Sen. Ketron Drafting Legislation Calling for Transparency in Refugee Resettlement Program

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is drafting legislation to determine how much refugee resettlement is costing Tennesseans in his continuing effort to give the state greater control over who and how many are placed here by the federal government.

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Pa Bunk's on the Square Closing
Pa Bunk's on the Square Closing

Pa Bunk's Natural Market and Cafe on the historic uptown square is closing. Owner Corey Williams posted the decision on Facebook on Monday.

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Stock Report: North Texas Coming to 'Boro
Stock Report: North Texas Coming to 'Boro

Coach Rick Stockstill of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders talks about last week's win at FAU and looks ahead at the home game with North Texas on Saturday.

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Blackman beats Siegel 56-28
Blackman beats Siegel 56-28

Blackman's Taeler Dowdy had 266-yards on 36 carries and four touchdowns to lead the Blaze to a 56-28 win over Siegel.

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Blackman beats Siegel 56-28
Blackman beats Siegel 56-28

Blackman's Taeler Dowdy had 266-yards on 36 carries and four touchdowns to lead the Blaze to a 56-28 win over Siegel.

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Veterans Remembered in Local Ceremony
Veterans Remembered in Local Ceremony

It's Veteran's Day. If you missed the Veteran's Day ceremony on the lawn of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse, you can listen here.

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Man Shot During Road Rage Incident
Man Shot During Road Rage Incident

A man has been shot in a road rage incident here in Murfreesboro. It happened at 11:49 Wednesday morning near the intersection of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Southeast Broad Street.

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Groundbreaking for new John Colemon school set for Thursday
Groundbreaking for new John Colemon school set for Thursday

One of the oldest and most overcrowded schools in Rutherford County will soon be replaced by a new facility.

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FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made
FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made

We have a follow up to the story of a Lascassas woman, who was arrested for pulling a gun in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.

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100 Year Old Eagleville Home Destroyed by Fire
100 Year Old Eagleville Home Destroyed by Fire

A one-hundred year old home in Eagleville is destroyed by fire.

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West Main Mission's
West Main Mission's "Christmas from the Heart"

The West Main Mission will continue to take names of children in the community that are in need of Christmas gifts until November 20th.

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Fisherman Shot at During Benefit for Gregg Hawkins
Fisherman Shot at During Benefit for Gregg Hawkins

A man was shot at during a fishing tournament to benefit the reward fund for fellow outdoorsman Gregg Hawkins, who was killed at the Mona Boat Ramp last month.

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Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges
Smyrna Man Faces DUI & Firearms Charges

A 22-year old Smyrna man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police after being found asleep in his car outside a bar.

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La Vergne Man Alleges Blackmail & Extortion
La Vergne Man Alleges Blackmail & Extortion

A La Vergne man claims he's being blackmailed by a woman. The 21-year old told Murfreesboro Police, who interviewed the man in the Old Fort Parkway Wal-Mart parking lot, he was in a relationship with a woman through a relationship website.

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Burglary at Subway on NW Broad
Burglary at Subway on NW Broad

Someone broke into the Subway on Northwest Broad Street. Murfreesboro Police Officer Timothy Jensen responded to an alarm Sunday morning around 2 o'clock.

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Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police
Trio Face Various Charges after Evading Police

A husband and wife along with another Murfreesboro man face various charges after driving off after being pulled over on Robert Rose Boulevard at North Thompson Lane.

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MTSU POLL: Majority of Tennessee voters remain opposed to legal same-sex marriage
MTSU POLL: Majority of Tennessee voters remain opposed to legal same-sex marriage

Most Tennessee voters remain opposed to letting gay couples marry legally, according to the first MTSU Poll taken since this summer's U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

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Stock Report: Marshall Win; FAU Awaits
Stock Report: Marshall Win; FAU Awaits

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about their 3OT win over Marshall and the upcoming game at Florida Atlantic.

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Fifteen named to MTSU panel to study the naming of Forrest Hall
Fifteen named to MTSU panel to study the naming of Forrest Hall

Fifteen people, including state Sen. Bill Ketron and State Historian Carroll Van West, will serve as members of the task force that will consider whether to change the name of MTSU's Forrest Hall.

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Smyrna Downs Jefferson County
Smyrna Downs Jefferson County

Smyrna defeated Jefferson County 44-27 and is one of the five Rutherford County football teams in the second round of the TSSAA playoffs final 16.

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Smyrna Downs Jefferson County
Smyrna Downs Jefferson County

Smyrna defeated Jefferson County 44-27 and is one of the five Rutherford County football teams in the second round of the TSSAA playoffs final 16.

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Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett
Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett

Blackman routed Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 56-10 in the opening round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

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Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett
Blackman Routs Kingsport Dobyns Bennett

Blackman routed Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett 56-10 in the opening round of the TSSAA football playoffs.

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West Main Mission Director Retires; New Director Named
West Main Mission Director Retires; New Director Named

After 27-years of work with the West Main Mission, Jim Hargrove is retiring. Patrick Morgan will succeed him.

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Stock Report: Thundering Herd Comes to 'Boro
Stock Report: Thundering Herd Comes to 'Boro

Middle Tennessee football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the team's upcoming home game with Marshall, coming off a bye week.

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Check the Prep Hoops Schedules
Check the Prep Hoops Schedules

Prep basketball season is right around the corner. We have a daily prep basketball schedule so you can keep up with your favorite teams

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PREVIEW: Cookeville at Riverdale
PREVIEW: Cookeville at Riverdale

A lot on the line in the WGNS State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview of the Cookeville at Riverdale game.

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PREVIEW: Cookeville at Riverdale
PREVIEW: Cookeville at Riverdale

A lot on the line in the WGNS State Farm Prep Football Game of the Week. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has a preview of the Cookeville at Riverdale game.

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PODCAST: TOA Sports Medicine Special
PODCAST: TOA Sports Medicine Special

Jon Dinkins and Bryan Barrett talk sports medicine with Dr. Robert Greenberg with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA).

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Two Local Coaches Receive A.F. Bridges Award
Two Local Coaches Receive A.F. Bridges Award

For the 16th consecutive year, the A.F. Bridges Awards are being presented. It's one of the highest honors in high school athletics in Tennessee. And two Rutherford County coaches are among this year's 63 honorees.

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Two Local Coaches Receive A.F. Bridges Award
Two Local Coaches Receive A.F. Bridges Award

For the 16th consecutive year, the A.F. Bridges Awards are being presented. It's one of the highest honors in high school athletics in Tennessee. And two Rutherford County coaches are among this year's 63 honorees.

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UPDATE: Baylor Bramble Remains Critical
UPDATE: Baylor Bramble Remains Critical

Another update on the condition of a Siegel football player who was injured during a football game last Friday night at Warren County.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 10 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 10 Awards Presented

Smyrna wins the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award while John Turner is the Week 10 MVP.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 10 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 10 Awards Presented

Smyrna wins the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award while John Turner is the Week 10 MVP.

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Amherst Drive Man Charged with Possession of Drugs, Firearms, Burglary & More
Amherst Drive Man Charged with Possession of Drugs, Firearms, Burglary & More

A 24-year old Amherst Drive man has been charged with various drug, firearm and burglary charges. Daniel Lee Williams was arrested Thursday night around 11:30 after Murfreesboro Police received a call of an armed subject near Jackson Heights Plaza on Northwest Broad.

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Middle Tennessee Blvd. Woman Charged with Indecent Exposure & Public Intoxication
Middle Tennessee Blvd. Woman Charged with Indecent Exposure & Public Intoxication

A 25-year old Middle Tennessee Boulevard woman was arrested for indecent exposure and public intoxication. Sabrina Elizabeth Owens was arrested Sunday afternoon.

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Promoting Prostitution Arrests at Knights Inn on S. Church Street
Promoting Prostitution Arrests at Knights Inn on S. Church Street

Two Memphis women were arrested at Knights Inn on charges of promoting prostitution

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Two Women Charged with Selling Drugs Outside S. Rutherford Wal-Mart
Two Women Charged with Selling Drugs Outside S. Rutherford Wal-Mart

Two area women were charged with selling drugs outside the South Rutherford Boulevard Wal-Mart.

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Record Growth Leads to Need for More Murfreesboro City School Classrooms
Record Growth Leads to Need for More Murfreesboro City School Classrooms

Just over 12-percent growth over the last two school years is leading Murfreesboro City Schools to add classroom space and consider a new school in the near future.

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Siegel Football Player in Critical Condition after Football Injury
Siegel Football Player in Critical Condition after Football Injury

The Siegel community is praying for a junior football player injured during the high school's game at Warren County.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football

In terms of playoff seeding, there's not a bigger game in Region 2-6A than Smyrna at Riverdale.

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PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football
PREVIEW: Smyrna at Riverdale Football

In terms of playoff seeding, there's not a bigger game in Region 2-6A than Smyrna at Riverdale.

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RuCo Middle School All Sports Trophy Race After Fall Sports
RuCo Middle School All Sports Trophy Race After Fall Sports

There's a tight race for the Little Caesar's Pizza, Primetime Sports, NewsRadio WGNS Rutherford County Middle School All Sports Trophy.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented

Oakland wins the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award while Lazarius Patterson is the Week 9 MVP.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 9 Awards Presented

Oakland wins the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award while Lazarius Patterson is the Week 9 MVP.

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AUDIO: RuCo Middle School Football Championship Game & All-Conference Players

You can listen back to and/or download the Rutherford County Middle School Football Championship game broadcast and view the all-conference team.

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AUDIO: RuCo Middle School Football Championship Game & All-Conference Players

You can listen back to and/or download the Rutherford County Middle School Football Championship game broadcast and view the all-conference team.

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Stock Report: Travel to La Tech Satruday
Stock Report: Travel to La Tech Satruday

Coach Stockstill talks about trip to Ruston, Louisiana, to take on La Tech this weekend.

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Man Dies of Gunshot Wound at Mona Boat Ramp
Man Dies of Gunshot Wound at Mona Boat Ramp

A fisherman apparently interrupted a crime in progress died after being shot around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning at Mona Boat Ramp. He was 53-year old William Gregory Hawkins of Murfreesboro.

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Franklin Synergy Bank ROBBED in Smyrna
Franklin Synergy Bank ROBBED in Smyrna

Smyrna Police are looking for a bank robbery suspect. Bobby Gibson with Smyrna Police tells NewsRadio WGNS a black male suspect entered the Franklin Synergy Bank on Sam Ridley Parkway Friday.

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Battle of the 'Boro Trophy to be Presented
Battle of the 'Boro Trophy to be Presented

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. In the past, with it came only bragging rights. That is until this year.

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro

It's the oldest continuous rivalry between Murfreesboro high schools...Riverdale at Oakland...better known as the "Battle of the 'Boro."

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PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro
PREVIEW: Riverdale at Oakland a.k.a. Battle of the 'Boro

It's the oldest continuous rivalry between Murfreesboro high schools...Riverdale at Oakland...better known as the "Battle of the 'Boro."

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 8 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 8 Awards Presented

Middle Tennessee Christian School's win over Cannon County in week 8 of the prep football season garnered them the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award. Tanner Green was the MVP of the Week.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 8 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 8 Awards Presented

Middle Tennessee Christian School's win over Cannon County in week 8 of the prep football season garnered them the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award. Tanner Green was the MVP of the Week.

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MT Football Running Back Arrested - Twice
MT Football Running Back Arrested - Twice

Middle Tennessee football running back Jeremiah Bryson was arrested last weekend and then again on Monday.

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Legal Aid Society Rebuilding after Arson Fire
Legal Aid Society Rebuilding after Arson Fire

The Legal Aid Society hopes to get back in their Walnut Street location sometime this winter.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented

Blackman's win over Smyrna in week 7 of the prep football season garnered the Blaze the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 7 Awards Presented

Blackman's win over Smyrna in week 7 of the prep football season garnered the Blaze the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" award.

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MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy
MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy

MTSU students and alumni can again pursue promising job, internship and graduate school opportunities at the 33rd annual MTSU Fall Career Fair set for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Murphy Center.

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Haslam Proclaims This Earth Science Week in Tennessee
Haslam Proclaims This Earth Science Week in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 11 through Oct.17 Earth Science Week in Tennessee, which will promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee's safety, health, welfare and economy, and increase awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.

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MTSU brings home 'Bleed Blue' trophy, but region's residents are winners
MTSU brings home 'Bleed Blue' trophy, but region's residents are winners

MTSU may have the trophy again, but the real winners are the thousands of neighbors, friends, family members and colleagues who'll be helped by the blood donated by two competing universities.

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Riverdale High School Students to Hear Why Farmers Need Science & Technology to Grow Healthier Food

How are farmers using science and technology to grow healthier food? What's the impact on our food, animal care and the environment?

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Patriot Day 5K in Smyrna
Patriot Day 5K in Smyrna

Join the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee (EANGTN) & the National Guard Association of Tennessee (NGATN) in honoring our State and Nation's Service Members, currently serving and past served, by participating in the First Annual Patriot Dash 5K!

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Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th
Fall Leaf collection set to get underway Oct. 19th

It will soon be time to rake and spruce up the yard ahead of winter. Leaf collection season gets underway Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

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George Cunningham Named Executive Director of Journeys in Community Living
George Cunningham Named Executive Director of Journeys in Community Living

Journeys in Community Living is proud to announce George Cunningham as the successor to current Executive Director Betty McNeely, who is set to retire from Journeys after nearly 40 years of service on Nov. 1.

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Argument over Dog Poop Leads to Man's Arrest
Argument over Dog Poop Leads to Man's Arrest

An argument between neighbors over dog poop leads to a 46-year old man's arrest.

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Convicted Sex Offender Indicted Again
Convicted Sex Offender Indicted Again

A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses.

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Local Salvation Army's Disaster Truck Headed to South Carolina
Local Salvation Army's Disaster Truck Headed to South Carolina

In response to the flooding that ravaged South Carolina, the Salvation Army has mobilized resources from across the country to help in recovery efforts.

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911 Class for First Graders
911 Class for First Graders

The questions and answers were part of a new program for kindergarten through 3rd grade students Kirsch and fellow telecommunicator Raymond Shew developed to teach children how, why and when to call 911.

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Murfreesboro Podiatrist Charged With Health Care Fraud

Dr. John J. Cauthon, 49, of Murfreesboro, was charged Wednesday in a federal indictment with seven counts of health care fraud, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Milton Man Charged With Extortion Scheme Involving Numerous Minors

Kendall Carter, 21, of Milton, was indicted on September 23, 2015 in connection with an investigation into an alleged scheme to extort several minors into producing child pornography, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6
Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6

Oakland used a punishing ground game to tame the Tomcats. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more in a report from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6
Oakland Thumps Haywood 49-6

Oakland used a punishing ground game to tame the Tomcats. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more in a report from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Second RuCo SwiftWater Team Deploys to SC
Second RuCo SwiftWater Team Deploys to SC

Due to the historic flooding in South Carolina, Rutherford County Fire-Rescue was requested by the State of Tennessee to send personnel with specialized training for swiftwater rescues.

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Lebanon Man Faces Charges of Drag Racing
Lebanon Man Faces Charges of Drag Racing

A Lebanon man faces charges of drag racing. Twenty-seven year old Brian Powers is accused of driving between 80 to 90 miles per hour on South Rutherford Boulevard, near Broad Street.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery

A 33-year old Country Almond Way man has been charged with aggravated burglary and violation of a bond condition. Hunter Lawrence Womack was taken in by MPD officers after a relative reported his home was broken into Wednesday.

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Trio Facing Drug Charges after Alleged Shoplifting
Trio Facing Drug Charges after Alleged Shoplifting

Three people were arrested on various drug related charges after Murfreesboro Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Wal-Mart on Memorial.

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United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2016 VITA Program
United Way Seeking Volunteers for 2016 VITA Program

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Patriots Will Try to Tame the Tomcats
Patriots Will Try to Tame the Tomcats

The Patriots are the only 6A team playing this week, which is fall break for Rutherford County. They had an agreement to play Pulaski, Arkansas, week three.

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DesJarlais on Majority Leader McCarthy Withdrawing Name for Speaker
DesJarlais on Majority Leader McCarthy Withdrawing Name for Speaker

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday dropped his bid to serve as speaker of the House after coming under intense scrutiny from anti-establishment conservatives.

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Car Crashes into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center
Car Crashes into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center

Scary moments for a driver, who crashed into a fenced-in area outside the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

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Boro Art Crawl is Friday
Boro Art Crawl is Friday

The first ever Boro Art Crawl is coming up this week. Leslie Russell-Yost from Boro Art Crawl tells NewsRadio WGNS the event was created to spotlight the many great artisans in the community.

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MFRD Honors Employees at 5th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation
MFRD Honors Employees at 5th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department honored employees at the 5th Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation September 26 at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Same Four Women Hit Victoria's Secret Twice in Two Days
Same Four Women Hit Victoria's Secret Twice in Two Days

Over 45-hundred dollars in merchandise was stolen from the Victoria's Secret store in the Avenue.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Bradyville Pike Man's Arrest on Sealed Indictment

A Bradyville Pike man was arrested after a traffic stop revealed he was wanted by authorities.

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Rockvale Man Arrested for
Rockvale Man Arrested for "Huffing and Driving"

A 35-year old Rockvale man was arrested by Murfreesboro Police after he allegedly was "huffing and driving."

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Flowers Court Man Charged with DUI #3
Flowers Court Man Charged with DUI #3

A 28-year old Flowers Court man was charged with his third DUI.

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Threats to Shoot Owner and Blow Up Business Made
Threats to Shoot Owner and Blow Up Business Made

The owner of Cell Tone Plus on Northwest Broad reports to Murfreesboro Police an irate customer threatened to "shoot him in the face and blow up your store."

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MTSU launches statewide consumer survey; first poll shows mixed economic outlook
MTSU launches statewide consumer survey; first poll shows mixed economic outlook

Tennessee consumers are a bit sour on the current economy, but are slightly more upbeat about the future and their willingness to open their wallets, according to the first of an expanded economic survey by Middle Tennessee State University.

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MTSU students, faculty observe fall break Oct. 10-13
MTSU students, faculty observe fall break Oct. 10-13

MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 10, through Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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ATM / Fuel Pump Skimming Devices Being Used in Smyrna
ATM / Fuel Pump Skimming Devices Being Used in Smyrna

Smyrna Police report a spike in activity in the use of ATM and Fuel Pump Skimming devices.

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Smyrna Millionaire Walking Around
Smyrna Millionaire Walking Around

A winning $2 million Powerball ticket was sold in Smyrna.

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Donard Court Woman Scammed by
Donard Court Woman Scammed by "Friend"

A 20-year old Donard Court woman is scammed by a friend. The victim reported to Murfreesboro Police Officer Darryl Sanders she was approached by a friend of hers from school about a quick money making proposal.

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Kings Highway Man Bitten by a Dog
Kings Highway Man Bitten by a Dog

A 53-year old Kings Highway man was bitten by a dog while riding his bike.

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Former Kroger Employee Accused of Stealing Merchandise
Former Kroger Employee Accused of Stealing Merchandise

A former Kroger employee is accuse of stealing 24-hundred dollars in merchandise from the store on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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Read to Succeed Tutor Training Coming Up
Read to Succeed Tutor Training Coming Up

Read to Succeed is expanding. Adult Literacy Coordinator Carolynn Kobiske tells NewsRadio WGNS they're having a tutor training October 13th and October 20th.

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Smyrna Man Charged with Shooting at Children and Women
Smyrna Man Charged with Shooting at Children and Women

An anonymous tip led to Monday's arrest of a suspect accused of firing a weapon toward children and adults.

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McDonald's Employee Arrested for Vandalism at Hardee's & Other Businesses
McDonald's Employee Arrested for Vandalism at Hardee's & Other Businesses

A 21-year old employee of McDonald's was arrested and charged with vandalism of the Hardee's on N.W. Broad. Gary Marcel Smith of 1137 N.W. Broad Street reportedly kicked at the door of Hardee's just after 4:15 Saturday morning.

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Local Karate Instructor Speaks on Bullying
Local Karate Instructor Speaks on Bullying

October is "National Bullying Prevention Month". Sadly, there are several students in Rutherford County who take their lives each year, often as a result of being bullied.

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Stock Report: Western Kentucky Week
Stock Report: Western Kentucky Week

MTSU football coach Rick Stockstill talks about the team's heartbreaking loss to Vanderbilt and looks ahead to rival Western Kentucky.

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Nashville SWAT & Locals Arrest Dusan Boulevard Man
Nashville SWAT & Locals Arrest Dusan Boulevard Man

A Dusan Boulevard man was arrested after Nashville Metro Police SWAT and detectives, with the help of Murfreesboro Police, enter his apartment.

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Man Floors Car & Bails as It Heads Toward a Brinkley Avenue Trailer
Man Floors Car & Bails as It Heads Toward a Brinkley Avenue Trailer

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man who floored the vehicle, bailed out and fled after a traffic stop.

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RuCo Emergency Medical Service SORT Called to South Carolina
RuCo Emergency Medical Service SORT Called to South Carolina

The Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service Special Operations Response Team was called out to assist with the rescue efforts in the South Carolina floods.

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Shots Fired: 8 Casings Found at S. Rutherford Apartment
Shots Fired: 8 Casings Found at S. Rutherford Apartment

Murfreesboro Police recovered eight 9mm shell casings outside a South Rutherford Boulevard apartment complex after several residents reported hearing gunfire.

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MTSU Homecoming Parade (Photos & Video)
MTSU Homecoming Parade (Photos & Video)

Several hundred MTSU Blue Raider fans braved the elements Saturday morning for the annual Homecoming Parade, which traveled a new route down East Main Street in Murfreesboro.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14

Blackman uses a punishing run game to defeat Smyrna 28-14.

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Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14
Blackman Defeats Smyrna 28-14

Blackman uses a punishing run game to defeat Smyrna 28-14.

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Castle Street Woman Shot; Halls Hill Pike Man Arrested
Castle Street Woman Shot; Halls Hill Pike Man Arrested

A 20-year old Castle Street woman was shot in the 500 block of State Street. The victim, Elizabeth Lamb of East Castle Street, was taken to the St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital ER after the shooting Saturday morning around 12:45.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 6 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 6 Awards Presented

Smyrna High School was last week's DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" recipient. Casey Perkins was the MVP of the Week.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 6 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 6 Awards Presented

Smyrna High School was last week's DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" recipient. Casey Perkins was the MVP of the Week.

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PODCAST: Blackman & Smyrna Coaches Talk About Friday's Game
PODCAST: Blackman & Smyrna Coaches Talk About Friday's Game

Hear what the coaches of Blackman and Smyrna have to say about this Friday night's matchup on State Farm Prep Football from NewsRadio WGNS.

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Homeless Man Charged with Tampering with Monitoring Device
Homeless Man Charged with Tampering with Monitoring Device

A 33-year old homeless man has been charged with tampering with his monitoring device.

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Disorderly Conduct at Sulpher Springs Road Church
Disorderly Conduct at Sulpher Springs Road Church

A local man has been warned by Murfreesboro Police to not return to a Sulpher Springs Road church after a recent incident.

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McMinnville Woman Has Purse Stolen in Strong Armed Robbery
McMinnville Woman Has Purse Stolen in Strong Armed Robbery

A 47 year old McMinnville woman received minor injuries after two unknown black males snatched her purse.

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Armed Robbery on Jackson Street
Armed Robbery on Jackson Street

An armed robbery was reported to local authorities. Murfreesboro Police Officer Charles Alexander reports the 20-year old male victim reported being robbed of 60-dollars at gunpoint.

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Shot Fired at Willow Drive Home
Shot Fired at Willow Drive Home

A Willow Drive home was damaged by apparent gun fire. Murfreesboro Police Officer Brent Collins reports he was called to the home in the 23-hundred block of Willow Drive around 8:15 Saturday night.

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New Route for MT Homecoming Parade
New Route for MT Homecoming Parade

There will be a new route for the Middle Tennessee football homecoming parade this year. Rhonda King with MTSU tells NewsRadio WGNS the parade will begin on East Main at Maney Avenue.

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Stock Report: Homecoming Week with Vanderbilt
Stock Report: Homecoming Week with Vanderbilt

MTSU football head coach Rick Stockstill talks about their tough loss at Illinois and the upcoming homecoming game with Vanderbilt.

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Nonprofit co-founded by Charlie Daniels donates $50K to new MTSU veterans center
Nonprofit co-founded by Charlie Daniels donates $50K to new MTSU veterans center

The Journey Home Project, co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels, has committed $50,000 to help equip the new Veterans and Military Family Center at Middle Tennessee State University set to open Nov. 5.

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Oakland Remains #2, Blackman Falls to #8

The Oakland Patriots remain ranked second in the Class 6A prep football poll. The Blackman Blaze fall from 6th to 8th after their 21-7 loss to Oakland last week.

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PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game
PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game

Check out the photos taken by Chad Cunningham from the Oakland / Blackman football game from Friday, September 18th.

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PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game
PHOTOS: Oakland / Blackman Football Game

Check out the photos taken by Chad Cunningham from the Oakland / Blackman football game from Friday, September 18th.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 5 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 5 Awards Presented

Oakland High School was last week's DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" recipient. JaCoby Stevens was the MVP of the Week.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 5 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 5 Awards Presented

Oakland High School was last week's DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" recipient. JaCoby Stevens was the MVP of the Week.

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PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football
PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football

While we're still not at the halfway point in the regular season, the Blackman-Oakland game will put the winner in the driver's seat for a region title in 2-6A.

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PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football
PREVIEW: Blackman at Oakland Football

While we're still not at the halfway point in the regular season, the Blackman-Oakland game will put the winner in the driver's seat for a region title in 2-6A.

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Raiders face Charlotte in C-USA opener
Raiders face Charlotte in C-USA opener

Middle Tennessee returns home this weekend to face undefeated Charlotte in the Conference USA opener for both teams. The Blue Raiders and 49ers will kick-off at 6:00 PM central and the game will not be televised, but we will have it here on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Virgil Gammon
Virgil Gammon "Fired" from RuCo Sheriff's Office

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon has been fired. Gammon first mentioned his termination on Facebook around 10:45 Friday morning. He was third in command at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, serving 38-years with the department.

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Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7
Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7

Another classic region battle between Blackman and Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7
Oakland Downs Blackman 21-7

Another classic region battle between Blackman and Oakland. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 4 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 4 Awards Presented

Siegel High School was last week's DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" recipient and Greedy Howse the MVP winner.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 4 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 4 Awards Presented

Siegel High School was last week's DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS "Game of the Week" recipient and Greedy Howse the MVP winner.

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Tennessee Promise Deadline Approaches
Tennessee Promise Deadline Approaches

The Tennessee Promise application for the Class of 2016 is open. Students can apply at www.tnpromise.gov. The scholarship application deadline is November 2nd

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Ahart's Pizza Garden on Old Fort ROBBED
Ahart's Pizza Garden on Old Fort ROBBED

The Ahart's Pizza Garden on Old Fort Parkway was robbed at gunpoint. Murfreesboro Police Officer Christopher Pate was first on the scene and reports around 8:45 Sunday morning, the pizza restaurant was robbed by an unknown white male.

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Hiawassee Court Man Charged with Two Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
Hiawassee Court Man Charged with Two Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Sealed indictments on charges of sex crimes against a child were handed down recently from the September grand jury against a Hiawassee Court man.

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Threats Allegedly Made to Juvenile Court Judge
Threats Allegedly Made to Juvenile Court Judge

Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport was the target of alleged threats. Murfreesboro Police Officer Ramona Thomas reports talking last week to a judicial assistant for the judge. She'd been told by a D-C-S case worker that threats were made.

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Nashville Man Facing Multiple Charges after Speeding from Traffic Stop
Nashville Man Facing Multiple Charges after Speeding from Traffic Stop

A 39-year old Nashville man faces multiple charges after speeding away when Murfreesboro Police tried to make a traffic stop. Kyfarie Jamale Wagner of Archwood Drive in Nashville was observed by Murfreesboro Police Officer Earl Crow on Bridge Avenue around 1 a.m. Friday.

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Battle Avenue Woman Arrested on Child Abuse Charges
Battle Avenue Woman Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

A 30-year old Battle Avenue woman has been arrested on child abuse and neglect charges. Jatika Floyd was arrested last Friday by Murfreesboro Police Detective Tommy Roberts after indictments were handed down by the grand jury this month.

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2016 Town of Smyrna Special Census
2016 Town of Smyrna Special Census

City official says during the last official census in 2010, the population was set at 39,974. However, based on new housing permits and utility hookups since that time, they believe that they have many more residents.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Native Ads
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Native Ads

Does the phrase "native advertising" mean anything to you? Well, MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris says it's a made-up term that means internet advertising that is supposed to look like non-advertising content.

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Wilson Central Downs Siegel 46-29
Wilson Central Downs Siegel 46-29

Wilson Central broke open a close game early, scoring 26 unanswered points after enroute to a 46-29 win.

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Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21
Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21

Blackman notches their first win in four games versus out of state teams, defeating Tucker, Georgia, 34-21.

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Wilson Central Downs Siegel 46-29
Wilson Central Downs Siegel 46-29

Wilson Central broke open a close game early, scoring 26 unanswered points after enroute to a 46-29 win.

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Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21
Blackman Beats Tucker, GA 34-21

Blackman notches their first win in four games versus out of state teams, defeating Tucker, Georgia, 34-21.

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Bojangle's RuCo Locations Shuttered by State
Bojangle's RuCo Locations Shuttered by State

Bojangle's three Rutherford County locations have been closed. Customers were surprised to find the doors shut and a sign from the State Department of Revenue, saying the businesses had been seized for nonpayment of taxes.

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Siegel - Wilson Central Preview
Siegel - Wilson Central Preview

It will be with heavy hearts the Siegel Stars take to the field to battle Wilson Central. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more.

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Siegel - Wilson Central Preview
Siegel - Wilson Central Preview

It will be with heavy hearts the Siegel Stars take to the field to battle Wilson Central. NewsRadio WGNS' Bryan Barrett has more.

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Movement in the 6A Statewide Poll

There are still three local teams in the 6A football poll. Smyrna, which was not ranked before, enters the poll for the first time at 3-0. Riverdale dropped out of the top 10 after back to back losses.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 3 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 3 Awards Presented

Blackman High School won their second "Game of the Week" plaque after downing rival Riverdale 38-0 in the 20th edition of the "Backyard Brawl."

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 3 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 3 Awards Presented

Blackman High School won their second "Game of the Week" plaque after downing rival Riverdale 38-0 in the 20th edition of the "Backyard Brawl."

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UPDATE: Siegel Middle Player Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury
UPDATE: Siegel Middle Player Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

The family of a Siegel Middle School football player who suffered a head injury during a game says they're taking it day by day. Caleb Victory is still at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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UPDATE: Siegel Middle Player Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury
UPDATE: Siegel Middle Player Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury

The family of a Siegel Middle School football player who suffered a head injury during a game says they're taking it day by day. Caleb Victory is still at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Four NewsRadio WGNS Hosts Honored
Four NewsRadio WGNS Hosts Honored

Four familiar voices to listeners of NewsRadio WGNS have been honored. Station owner Bart Walker and Dick Palmer of the Blue Raider Network have been nominiated for induction into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame. Dave Ramsey & Clark Howard inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 2 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 2 Awards Presented

Blackman High School and their starting quarterback were the Week 2 winners of the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Game of the Week and MVP of the Week Awards.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 2 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 2 Awards Presented

Blackman High School and their starting quarterback were the Week 2 winners of the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Game of the Week and MVP of the Week Awards.

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Deputy Involved Crash
Deputy Involved Crash

Sheriff's Deputy Lawson Royal was not injured when a hit-and-run driver T-boned his patrol car at 11:21 p.m. Sunday on Puckett Creek Crossing at Fortress Boulevard, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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MTSU Football Prepares for Home Opener
MTSU Football Prepares for Home Opener

It's game week for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. They'll host Jackson State on Saturday at 6pm to open the 2015 football season. Coverage of opening week begins tonight (Monday) with Rick Stockstill Live.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 1 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 1 Awards Presented

The first ever winners of the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Game of the Week and MVP of the Week Awards have been presented to Stewarts Creek.

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DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 1 Awards Presented
DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Week 1 Awards Presented

The first ever winners of the DIRECTV by EnterSource / NewsRadio WGNS Game of the Week and MVP of the Week Awards have been presented to Stewarts Creek.

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Siegel looking to get back on winning track
Siegel looking to get back on winning track

Siegel was almost a victim of its previous success last season, which saw the Stars finishing a disappointing 3-7. Siegel faced the always tough District 7-AAA schedule, not to mention non-conference games against Ooltewah, McCallie and Science Hill.

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Smyrna looking to advance in playoffs in 2015
Smyrna looking to advance in playoffs in 2015

Smyrna's football team is looking to take the next step in 2015 after exiting the playoffs in the first round the previous two years. "The last two years we've gotten beaten in the first round, and our goal is to not let that happen," said Smyrna coach Matt Williams.

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Stewarts Creek looking to make more noise in 2015
Stewarts Creek looking to make more noise in 2015

Stewarts Creek's growing pains have been many and well documented the past two seasons on the football field. The Red Hawks won only one game in their first year of existence in 2013 and managed just victories last season.

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MTCS Cougars looking to build on 2014 success
MTCS Cougars looking to build on 2014 success

Fred Shambaugh brought a dynamic, up-tempo offense to Middle Tennessee Christian School last season, and it was an instant hit. The Cougars reached uncharted waters, going 9-2 and winning a league championship.

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Inexperienced Oakland still has big expectations
Inexperienced Oakland still has big expectations

The transition period between a new coach and players has been quite smooth for Kevin Creasy and the Oakland High School football team. Creasy replaced Thomas McDaniel (now at Christian Brothers) last spring, and obviously brought a different philosophy with him from Trousdale County where he won one state title.

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Riverdale poised for another strong season in 2015
Riverdale poised for another strong season in 2015

Riverdale got back into the postseason mode last season after missing the playoffs in 2013. The Warriors finished with an impressive 8-3 record before falling in the second round of the TSSAA playoffs to Blackman for a second time.

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Prep Coaches Show Begins 23rd Season from New Home - Bojangle's
Prep Coaches Show Begins 23rd Season from New Home - Bojangle's

The 2015-2016 sports season will begin the 23rd year in a row for the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner. It will be the first of what we hope is many on-location at Bojangle's. The first show is this Saturday from the Memorial Boulevard location.

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Prep Coaches Show Begins 24th Season from New Home - Bojangle's
Prep Coaches Show Begins 24th Season from New Home - Bojangle's

The 2015-2016 sports season will begin the 24th year in a row for the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner. It will be the first of what we hope is many on-location at Bojangle's. The first show is this Saturday from the Memorial Boulevard location.

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Eagleville must overcome youth, inexperience in 2015
Eagleville must overcome youth, inexperience in 2015

Youth will certainly be served on the Eagleville High School football team this season. In fact, of the 57 players on the Eagles roster, 30 are freshmen and 13 are sophomores.

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Blackman first-year coach Watson concerned about schedule
Blackman first-year coach Watson concerned about schedule

Blackman football will have a new look in a lot of ways this season. Gone is veteran coach Philip Shadowens, who resigned last spring and later hired at Blount County.

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La Vergne football taking an 'old school' approach
La Vergne football taking an 'old school' approach

A "buzz" has surrounded La Vergne High School football in the offseason based on how the Wolverines were able to finish the 2014 season. La Vergne defeated Siegel 56-23 in its final regular-season game to earn a No. 7 seed and make the playoffs.

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High School Sports Kicks Off Friday
High School Sports Kicks Off Friday

Prep football kicks off Friday as teams will have one more big practice under the lights before the regular season kicks off. The Rutherford County Football Jamboree is Friday and NewsRadio WGNS will broadcast all four match-ups from Stewarts Creek.

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Good Neighbor Blood Drive A Success
Good Neighbor Blood Drive A Success

The Good Neighbor Blood Drive, sponsored by NewsRadio WGNS was a big success.

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Blue Raiders Staying on NewsRadio WGNS
Blue Raiders Staying on NewsRadio WGNS

Blue Raider Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, is happy to announce that a three-year extension has been added to the broadcast agreement with NewsRadio WGNS Radio.

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Bess Murder Trial in Murfreesboro
Bess Murder Trial in Murfreesboro

The first-degree murder trial for Jewell Moses Bess is set to begin soon in the Rutherford County Courts. The once cold case dates back to 1986.

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Ouster Suit Filed Against Sheriff Arnold
Ouster Suit Filed Against Sheriff Arnold

A group of Rutherford Countians is planning to file an ouster suit against Sheriff Robert Arnold this week. According to Murfreesboro Post writer Sam Stockard, the group is hiring an attorney and will take legal action to remove the sheriff.

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UPDATE: Riverdale Football Coach Assaulted
UPDATE: Riverdale Football Coach Assaulted

New details surrounding the assault on Riverdale football coach Ron Aydelott have been released by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Riverdale Football Coach Assaulted
Riverdale Football Coach Assaulted

Riverdale football coach Ron Aydelott was assaulted by a student this (Tuesday) morning and had to be taken to the ER. Rutherford County Sheriff's spokesman Det. Sgt. Dan Goodwin tells NewsRadio WGNS the male subject, a 17-year-old Riverdale High School junior, attacked and seriously injured the coach.

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Riverdale Names Randy Coffman Girls Basketball Coach
Riverdale Names Randy Coffman Girls Basketball Coach

The next head coach of the Riverdale Lady Warrior basketball team will be Randy Coffman. He's leaving his position as the head coach of the Dyersburg Lady Trojans.

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Riverdale Names Randy Coffman Girls Basketball Coach
Riverdale Names Randy Coffman Girls Basketball Coach

The next head coach of the Riverdale Lady Warrior basketball team will be Randy Coffman. He's leaving his position as the head coach of the Dyersburg Lady Trojans.

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UPDATED: Siegel Middle Teacher/Coach Suspended
UPDATED: Siegel Middle Teacher/Coach Suspended

Rutherford County Schools Spokesperson James Evans responded to WGNS in regards to a situation at Siegel Middle School involving a 16-year old student from a different school...

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AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach
AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach

Two-time state champion girls basketball coach Bud Brandon has been named the next head coach of the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs. Bryan Barrett talks to the new coach.

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AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach
AUDIO: Brandon Named Smyrna Girls Basketball Coach

Two-time state champion girls basketball coach Bud Brandon has been named the next head coach of the Smyrna Lady Bulldogs. Bryan Barrett talks to the new coach.

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AUDIO: Wilson Central Coach Tabbed for Oakland Basketball Job
AUDIO: Wilson Central Coach Tabbed for Oakland Basketball Job

The first and only boys coach at Wilson Central High School has been tabbed the new head coach at Oakland. Hear Bryan Barrett's interview with Troy Bond.

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City Manager Rob Lyons names second Assistant City Manager
City Manager Rob Lyons names second Assistant City Manager

City Manager Rob Lyons announced today that Jennifer Moody has accepted the position as Assistant City Manager for the City of Murfreesboro, effective June 1. Moody becomes the second assistant city manager for Murfreesboro.

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City Solid Waste continues to remove debris following storm damage
City Solid Waste continues to remove debris following storm damage

The double-whammy ice and snow storms that hit Middle Tennessee in late February and early March still linger in some parts of Murfreesboro.

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City Council to Consider Employee Pay Increases Study

Murfreesboro City Council will hear the results of a study, which recommends pay increases for employees. A special meeting will be held Thursday at 5:30pm in the council chambers inside City Hall.

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Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties
Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is answering questions about a business agreement with an electronic cigarette company. NewsChannel 5 reports critics claim the company is not only operated by his family, it's a source of income for him.

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RuCo School Zone Exemption Deadline

For those wanting to file a zone exemption for next school year in the county, you have just a few days left.

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SROs Recognized by RuCo Schools Accreditation Team

Adding school resource officers to every county school drew commendations from an international organization that recently accredited the Rutherford County Schools system.

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Wilson Central Coach Tabbed for Oakland Basketball Job
Wilson Central Coach Tabbed for Oakland Basketball Job

The first and only boys coach at Wilson Central High School has been tabbed the new head coach at Oakland.

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TOA Providing Free Sports Physicals for RuCo Athletes
TOA Providing Free Sports Physicals for RuCo Athletes

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance and physicians and staff from St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital will again offer free pre-participation physicals for prospective Rutherford County middle and high school student athletes.

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TOA Providing Free Sports Physicals for RuCo Athletes
TOA Providing Free Sports Physicals for RuCo Athletes

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance and physicians and staff from St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital will again offer free pre-participation physicals for prospective Rutherford County middle and high school student athletes.

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Great Opening Day for RuCo MLB Pitchers
Great Opening Day for RuCo MLB Pitchers

Two former local Rutherford County prep baseball players were opening day pitchers for MLB teams.

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Rep. Terry's Military Healthcare Support Bill Moves Forward
Rep. Terry's Military Healthcare Support Bill Moves Forward

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) designed to better support the healthcare needs of military men and women across the state moved forward this week as the House State Government Committee voted unanimously in support of the bill.

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Severe Weather Possible Today
Severe Weather Possible Today

Tornado watch in effect for Rutherford County until 9pm tonight. Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and evening in Middle Tennessee. We may also see damaging straight line winds and large hail are likely. Stay with the NewsRadio WGNS Weather Eye team of meteorologists for any watches or warnings. Also, sign up now to receive text alerts on your cell phone of weather bulletins. We have links on our website, WGNSRadio.com.

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Fatal Accident on Hwy 99; Child Killed

A two car accident on Highway 99 in Rockvale takes the life of a child and injures four others. It happened Friday just after 11am.

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Family
Family "Seeks Justice" in the Death of Desiree Hattingh

The family of a Christiana woman, who died June 26th of last year, is asking for the investigation into her death to be re-opened.

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Fire Chief Cumbey Gaines Announces Retirement
Fire Chief Cumbey Gaines Announces Retirement

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will soon be looking for a new chief. Fire Chief Cumbey Gaines announced his plans to retire this week after 35 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Murfreesboro. Gaines' retirement will be effective August 13, 2015.

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Four Area Business Nominated for BBB Torch Award
Four Area Business Nominated for BBB Torch Award

Four Rutherford County businesses have been nominated for the Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards, a celebration of the nominee's ethical standing in the community.

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Local State Lawmaker Withdraws Abortion Ultrasound Bill
Local State Lawmaker Withdraws Abortion Ultrasound Bill

A local state representative's bill requiring ultrasound images be shown or described to women seeking abortions has been withdrawn. The House Health subcommittee was ready to send Representative Rick Womick's bill to a study committee for the summer.

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Some State Leaders Want More Physical Activity For Tennessee Students
Some State Leaders Want More Physical Activity For Tennessee Students

A bill being considered in the state House would require students in kindergarten to fifth grade to participate in a physical education class at least twice a week.

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Motlow College CLOSED Friday
Motlow College CLOSED Friday

All Motlow College facilities, including the Smyrna campus, will be closed this Friday, April 3 for a spring holiday administrative closing

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Pregnancy a Life-Changing Event: TN Women Want Federal Officials Recognition
Pregnancy a Life-Changing Event: TN Women Want Federal Officials Recognition

If a woman in Tennessee gets pregnant while not covered by insurance, she is not eligible to enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act outside of the open-enrollment period.

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Online Exclusive: H-Bomb Book
Online Exclusive: H-Bomb Book

Hey buddy! Wanna learn how to build a Hydrogen bomb in your basement this weekend? Well, let me sell you this book I just bought on-line. It's called "Building the H-Bomb," written by physicist Ken Ford.

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Reeves-Sain Drug Store Remains
Reeves-Sain Drug Store Remains

In a follow up to news that broke last week that created a lot of buzz in Murfreesboro, NewsRadio WGNS invited Rick Sain of Reeves-Sain Drug Store to our studios to talk to listeners.

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Identity Theft: IRS Return Stolen
Identity Theft: IRS Return Stolen

We have another case of a local person's identity being stolen and along with it, their income tax return. Murfreesboro Police report a 62-year old Avellico Circle man received an email from his accountant stating his income tax return had been denied because another return has already been filed.

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Richardson Avenue Home Broken Into

The screams of her child alerted a Richardson Avenue woman of an attempted burglary. Murfreesboro Police responded to the home on Saturday around 6:45 in the morning.

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Beware of Homes for Rent on Craigslist
Beware of Homes for Rent on Craigslist

A Poplar Avenue man reported an Internet scam to Murfreesboro Police. Last Thursday, the 24-year old man found a home to rent in Columbia, Tennessee.

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Sulpher Springs Road Man's Car Stolen from Garage

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a 2003 Acura TL, stolen from the home of a Sulpher Springs Road man. According to reports, the car was taken right out of the man's garage Thursday between 8pm and midnight.

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Get Ready to Hunt Easter Eggs
Get Ready to Hunt Easter Eggs

The city of Murfreesboro's Easter egg hunt will take place on Saturday. There is also an Easter egg hunt in Smyrna at the Sam Davis Home.

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Lady Raiders WNIT Run Ends vs. Temple
Lady Raiders WNIT Run Ends vs. Temple

The Middle Tennessee women's basketball team suffered a 69-57 defeat at the hands of Temple Sunday afternoon in the Murphy Center, ending the historical run in the National Women's Invitation Tournament and the 2014-15 season.

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Murfreesboro 2035 Meeting Wednesday
Murfreesboro 2035 Meeting Wednesday

The Murfreesboro 2035 Task Force will meet this Wednesday. This committee will hear from Kendig Keast Collaborative, a consultant, on housing. The consultant will present information about housing as it relates to Murfreesboro's quality of life, community character, and growth capacity.

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Murfreesboro City Schools Job Fair
Murfreesboro City Schools Job Fair

Murfreesboro City Schools will host a job fair. It's coming up Saturday, April 11th at Overall Creek Elementary School from 9am until 11am. The job fair is an opportunity for job applicants to meet principals and other support area administrators.

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Hibdon Resigns at Blackman for College Coaching Job
Hibdon Resigns at Blackman for College Coaching Job

After winning two state championships at Blackman, Lady Blaze coach Chad Hibdon has resigned. He'll become the new head coach at Truett-McConnell College in Georgia.

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Hibdon Resigns at Blackman for College Coaching Job
Hibdon Resigns at Blackman for College Coaching Job

After winning two state championships at Blackman, Lady Blaze coach Chad Hibdon has resigned. He'll become the new head coach at Truett-McConnell College in Georgia.

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Tyndall Fired at UT
Tyndall Fired at UT

Tennessee has fired former MTSU men's assistant coach Donnie Tyndall after being notified by the NCAA about serious NCAA rules violations while he was at Southern Miss.

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Almaville House Fire
Almaville House Fire

A house fire in Almaville sends two people to the hospital and kills a family dog. NewsChannel 5 reports the fire happened at 1:30 Friday morning on Watauga Way in Almaville.

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Sheriff Asks Committee for More Deputies
Sheriff Asks Committee for More Deputies

Members of the Rutherford County Commission's Public Safety Committee heard from the sheriff's department about the need for more deputies. Patrol Lt. Chris Haynes fears the midnight shift when no deputies are available to answer critical calls.

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Students See First Hand the Consequences of Distracted Driving
Students See First Hand the Consequences of Distracted Driving

Riverdale High School juniors and seniors saw first hand the dangers of distracted driving. A mock traffic accident Thursday morning demonstrated the grizzly consequences of driving while distracted.

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AdvancED Recommends RuCo Schools Accreditation
AdvancED Recommends RuCo Schools Accreditation

A global organization that evaluates academic quality and effectiveness has given Rutherford County Schools high marks and recommended the district for reaccreditation.

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Couser Joins Staff at Local United Way
Couser Joins Staff at Local United Way

Lisbeth (Lis) Couser has joined the staff of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties as the Director of Community Engagement.

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MT Takes Down Ole Miss in WNIT
MT Takes Down Ole Miss in WNIT

For the second time this season, Father got the best of Son as the Middle Tennessee women's basketball team dealt Ole Miss an 82-70 defeat Thursday evening in front 2,806 fans inside the Murphy Center.

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UPDATE: Gas Leak at Manson Pike and Fortress Blvd Repaired

The gas leak at Manson and Fortress has been shut off by Atmos Energy. Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department crews have cleared the scene and all roads have opened back up.

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Teddy Bears and Backpacks
Teddy Bears and Backpacks

As a social services intern, a small child clung to Laura Kissel's legs and asked Kissel to take her home. "That really got to me," Kissel said.

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Smyrna Football Alumni Night
Smyrna Football Alumni Night

Calling all former Smyrna High School football players and their families. The Bulldogs will host the first ever Smyrna Football Alumni Night on Monday, May 11th from 5-8pm.

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Smyrna Football Alumni Night
Smyrna Football Alumni Night

Calling all former Smyrna High School football players and their families. The Bulldogs will host the first ever Smyrna Football Alumni Night on Monday, May 11th from 5-8pm.

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Lady Raiders in WNIT Sweet 16
Lady Raiders in WNIT Sweet 16

The Middle Tennessee women's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) with a 70-60 win over Arkansas State in front of 2,806 in the Glass House Sunday.

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Lady Raiders Advance to Second Round of WNIT
Lady Raiders Advance to Second Round of WNIT

The Middle Tennessee women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) with a 69-58 victory over Ball State Thursday evening inside the Murphy Center.

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Lady Raiders to Host First-Round WNIT Game
Lady Raiders to Host First-Round WNIT Game

Middle Tennessee will be participating in the women's basketball postseason for the 12th consecutive year after earning an invitation to play in the 2015 WNIT late Monday night.

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Prep Baseball's First Pitch On-Air
Prep Baseball's First Pitch On-Air

Catch the first pitch of State Farm Prep Baseball and Softball coverage for the season tonight (Tuesday). Jon Dinkins and Bryan Barrett will broadcast "LIVE" from Blackman as the Blaze host city rival Siegel. Pregame coverage begins at 5:55pm with the first-pitch set for 6pm here on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Prep Baseball's First Pitch On-Air
Prep Baseball's First Pitch On-Air

Catch the first pitch of State Farm Prep Baseball and Softball coverage for the season tonight (Tuesday). Jon Dinkins and Bryan Barrett will broadcast "LIVE" from Blackman as the Blaze host city rival Siegel. Pregame coverage begins at 5:55pm with the first-pitch set for 6pm here on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Riverdale & Blackman Get New Coaches; Smyrna Searching
Riverdale & Blackman Get New Coaches; Smyrna Searching

Wendi Scott has been named girls' basketball coach of the Riverdale Lady Warriors. David Watson has been tabbed the next head coach for Blackman football. Smyrna posts vacant position, but no decision on coach Shawn Middleton.

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Riverdale & Blackman Get New Coaches; Smyrna Searching
Riverdale & Blackman Get New Coaches; Smyrna Searching

Wendi Scott has been named girls' basketball coach of the Riverdale Lady Warriors. David Watson has been tabbed the next head coach for Blackman football. Smyrna posts vacant position, but no decision on coach Shawn Middleton.

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Nissan Expansion Announced
Nissan Expansion Announced

Nissan will expand its vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, bring 1,000 new jobs. Governor Haslam and Nissan officials made the announcement at the State Capitol Tuesday.

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MFRD to Begin Annual Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance
MFRD to Begin Annual Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will start its annual hydrant flow testing program on today (Monday, March 16).

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How Prepared Are You for a Tornado?
How Prepared Are You for a Tornado?

Tornado and high winds are some of the most destructive forces of nature. While tornadoes are frequent in the Great Plains, South, and Midwest, there is no state in the country that isn't at risk.

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Burning Wood to Fuel Cars - It's Possible
Burning Wood to Fuel Cars - It's Possible

MTSU's Dr. Cliff Ricketts has been on the forefront of alternative fuels research for years. In fact, he recently finished an over 18-hundred mile trip from Key West, Florida to Seattle, Washington.

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UPDATE: Smyrna Kings Crest Apartments Shooting; Suspect Sought
UPDATE: Smyrna Kings Crest Apartments Shooting; Suspect Sought

Smyrna Police continue to investigate a weekend shooting at Kings Crest Apartments. Sergeant Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS they have issued active warrants for John Jeff Hicks.

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Funny Money Used at Target

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a black male who reportedly used three one-hundred dollar counterfeit bills to purchase merchandise at Target on Old Fort Parkway.

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Car Window Shot Out on Rocky Lane
Car Window Shot Out on Rocky Lane

A Bradyville Pike woman reported her rear car window was shot out. Murfreesboro Police were called to the area of Rocky Lane and Gunnerson Avenue Friday morning around 12:30. The 25-year old victim was not hurt in the incident.

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Gun Shots on Belle Oaks Drive
Gun Shots on Belle Oaks Drive

Murfreesboro Police are looking into gun fire in the 15-hundred block of Belle Oaks Drive. They were called to the area by someone who heard the shots from outside their home Saturday night just before 11pm.

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Red Light Camera Bill Could Die in State Senate

Legislation prohibiting red-light camera enforcement, such as Murfreesboro's system, made it through one legislative committee but could hit a wall in the Senate.

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South Rutherford Boulevard Shooting
South Rutherford Boulevard Shooting

A South Rutherford Boulevard man was shot near his home. The incident happened around 2:45 Saturday morning near the intersection of South Rutherford and Mercury Boulevard.

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New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Smyrna
New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Smyrna

One-thousand new manufacturing jobs are coming to Smyrna. Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Latture tells NewsRadio WGNS it will be over 100-million dollars in capitol development.

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Fix a Leak Week
Fix a Leak Week

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ongoing "We're for Water" campaign, the City of Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department is unveiling a new animated character to help promote "Fix a Leak Week".

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Annual 'Child Find' Early Screening March 21 at Barfield, Stewartsboro

The annual RCS "Child Find" early childhood screening will be held at Barfield Elementary and Stewartsboro Elementary on March 21 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Nelson Mandela's Eldest Grandchild Visits NewsRadio WGNS
Nelson Mandela's Eldest Grandchild Visits NewsRadio WGNS

Ndileka Mandela. the oldest granddaughter of the late Nelson Mandela, visited the NewRadio WGNS studios. She was on Sunday morning with Mary Glass on "To God Be the Glory" and Sunday evening with Kerry Malone Marable on "The Beat Goes On."

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Motlow PTK chapter earns Awards
Motlow PTK chapter earns Awards

The Alpha Xi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Motlow College recently received awards and had members elected as officers at the PTK regional convention at Columbia State Community College.

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Blackman Boys Season Ends in Final Four
Blackman Boys Season Ends in Final Four

Back to back state championships was not in the cards for the Blackman boys, as they fell 58-43 to Memphis Hamilton.

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Deadly Crash in Smyrna
Deadly Crash in Smyrna

A deadly crash in Smyrna takes the life of a 29-year old Mt. Juliet woman and injures others. Smyrna Police spokesman Sergeant Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS Emily Wilkerson was having trouble with her Chevy Impala.

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Dangerfield Names Gatorade Player of the Year - AGAIN
Dangerfield Names Gatorade Player of the Year - AGAIN

For the second year in a row, Crystal Dangerfield has been named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year in girl's basketball. She led her team to a 58-54 double overtime win over crosstown rival Oakland for Blackman's second Class AAA girls state championship in a row.

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Dangerfield Names Gatorade Player of the Year - AGAIN
Dangerfield Names Gatorade Player of the Year - AGAIN

For the second year in a row, Crystal Dangerfield has been named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year in girl's basketball. She led her team to a 58-54 double overtime win over crosstown rival Oakland for Blackman's second Class AAA girls state championship in a row.

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County Unemployment Rates Released

County unemployment rates for January have been released and show the rates increas