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Barnabas Vision and the
Barnabas Vision and the "Adopt-A-Grandparent" program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent. Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.

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Theft of Panties at a Murfreesboro Home
Theft of Panties at a Murfreesboro Home

More Victoria's Secret items have been stolen, but this time the theft was not from the store... It was from a home in the Savannah Ridge subdivision in Murfreesboro.

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Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in  Carter, Robertson and Rutherford Counties on May 13
Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Carter, Robertson and Rutherford Counties on May 13

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Carter, Robertson and Rutherford Counties on Saturday, May 13.

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Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary
Good Friday Tornado 8-Year Anniversary

It has been eight years since the Good Friday tornado outbreak slammed Murfreesboro, which damaged more than 800 buildings, completely destroying more than 100 others and killing a mother and her nine week old daughter.

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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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Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern
Recent Mumps outbreak causes concern

"While few vaccines provide 100 percent protection against illness, two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 88 percent effective in preventing mumps..."

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Get trained to look for signs of child sexual abuse in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for free
Get trained to look for signs of child sexual abuse in Rutherford and Cannon Counties for free

The sexual abuse of children in our society is unfortunately quite common in this day and age. The Child Advocacy Center in Murfreesboro is aiming to reduce the numbers and to ensure offenders are prosecuted.

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Food drive and party open to the public at Hippie Hill Friday and Saturday
Food drive and party open to the public at Hippie Hill Friday and Saturday

The food drive at Hippie Hill will begin at 5:00 Friday night (11/25/16). Keep in mind, it is more than just a non-perishable food drive.

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Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks
Nearby states seeing Mumps outbreaks

As health officials in nearby states, including Arkansas and Missouri monitor outbreaks of mumps that are growing in number and geographically, the Tennessee Department of Health reminds residents mumps vaccination is the best way to prevent mumps illness.

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Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Making a Difference in Tennessee
Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Making a Difference in Tennessee

The number of "doctor shoppers" - those who go to multiple healthcare providers seeking a prescription for certain narcotics - has decreased more than 50 percent.

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Former State Rep. Joe Carr Comments on President Obama's Failed Immigration Plan
Former State Rep. Joe Carr Comments on President Obama's Failed Immigration Plan

Former Rutherford County State Representative Joe Carr said with the Supreme Court's 4-4 tie vote Thursday, President Obama's unconstitutional immigration plan was defeated.

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Arrest Warrant Issued in Connection with 'Boro Homicide
Arrest Warrant Issued in Connection with 'Boro Homicide

An arrest warrant has been issued by the Rutherford County Grand Jury for Quantavios Dance for giving false information to law enforcement.

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TN Successfully Petitions FDA for Action to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse
TN Successfully Petitions FDA for Action to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse

The effort to reduce prescription drug-related problems in Tennessee received a boost March 22 when the Food and Drug Administration announced it was expanding its boxed warning, commonly referred to as a "Black Box Warning," to include certain immediate-release pain medicines.

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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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Marijuana Sent to Partner Radio Station WMSR
Marijuana Sent to Partner Radio Station WMSR

On Monday, partner radio station WMSR received mail that turned out to be something that no one at the station asked for, marijuana.

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With the landfill closing in a few years, Murfreesboro will have to recycle more
With the landfill closing in a few years, Murfreesboro will have to recycle more

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland told News Radio WGNS that with the closing of the local landfill in the next 8 to 12 years, the city will have to examine the idea of curbside recycling.

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UPDATE: Still no arrest in the 1996 murder of Gordon Kent in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Still no arrest in the 1996 murder of Gordon Kent in Murfreesboro

As of February 25, 2016, no one has been arrested for the murder of 65-Year old Gordon Kent who was brutally beat to death in his North Maple Street apartment in 1996. Police need your help.

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Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the widening of Jefferson Pike, a road with a deadly past
Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess talks about the widening of Jefferson Pike, a road with a deadly past

Local resident John Phillips' son Jonathan died in a wreck about 12-years ago on Jefferson Pike.

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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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Hotel room vandalized, felony warrants obtained
Hotel room vandalized, felony warrants obtained

Guests in room 138 reportedly poured some type of substance all over the floor and trash was scattered about the room.

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WGNS' Bart Walker to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame
WGNS' Bart Walker to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

On Wednesday's morning's radio broadcast, Doug Combs and Skip Woolwine surprised Bart Walker with news that he would be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame at their annual awards ceremony in May.

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Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste
Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in collaboration with Rutherford County, and City of Murfreesboro governments are hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) on Saturday at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road in Murfreesboro. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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UPDATE: Settlement reached in former Property Assessor Bill Boner Case to likely cost Rutherford County $1,000,000
UPDATE: Settlement reached in former Property Assessor Bill Boner Case to likely cost Rutherford County $1,000,000

Current Property Assessor Rob Mitchell commented on the case that is now closed...

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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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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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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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Fall is here: Time for a Refresher on Fire
Fall is here: Time for a Refresher on Fire

It's Fire Prevention Week. Here are some tips on reducing your chances of house fires.

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Waiting Game for Expanding Tennessee Health Coverage
Waiting Game for Expanding Tennessee Health Coverage

Almost 300,000 Tennesseans would have access to health coverage if Governor Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan is implemented - but not everyone is happy with the Republican governor's support for expanding coverage.

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Murfreesboro Traffic Stop leads to fake credit cards and a card skimmer
Murfreesboro Traffic Stop leads to fake credit cards and a card skimmer

Four individuals now face charges of "Criminal Simulation" and "Criminal Conspiracy" in Murfreesboro after a recent traffic stop on Old Fort Parkway.

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MFRD Honor Guard Members Hold Class at TFACA
MFRD Honor Guard Members Hold Class at TFACA

Members of the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Honor Guard held an "Intro to Honor Guard Operations" class at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy (TFACA) in Deason, Tennessee last week. A total of 17 students from six different departments attended the class.

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Male Social Worker arrested on
Male Social Worker arrested on "Aggravated Solicitation of Statutory Rape" charge

A 27-year old Murfreesboro man who told police he is employed as a social worker has been arrested on "Aggravated Solicitation of Statutory Rape" charges.

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Man accused of exposing himself to woman on Murfreesboro Greenway
Man accused of exposing himself to woman on Murfreesboro Greenway

The female told police that a man wearing a cowboy hat exposed himself to her while running on the Greenway in Murfreesboro. The incident was reported at 8:30, Tuesday night.

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Man arrested on crack cocaine charges within 1,000 feet of local Christian school
Man arrested on crack cocaine charges within 1,000 feet of local Christian school

Murray was busted at the Mapco gas station on South Church Street at Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Evidently, a Murfreesboro Police Officer recognized him as someone who has a warrant for his arrest.

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Customer inside Walmart allegedly pulled out gun when told the store was being evacuated in Murfreesboro
Customer inside Walmart allegedly pulled out gun when told the store was being evacuated in Murfreesboro

Reports indicate a Walmart employee approached Overall and told him he needed to leave the store "because there was an emergency."

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Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams
Week by Week Football Schedule for RuCo Teams

Want to pick the best football game to see on a Friday night this fall? Check out the week by week schedule and broadcasts on NewsRadio WGNS. Games in red will be broadcast on NewsRadio WGNS (subject to change).

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Georgia man arrested for false prescriptions in Murfreesboro
Georgia man arrested for false prescriptions in Murfreesboro

A Georgia man has been arrested after he allegedly visited various pharmacist around Murfreesboro in an attempt to fill a prescription for Promethazine with Codeine.

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LaVergne Man arrested in Smyrna for Strangling and Kidnapping girlfriend
LaVergne Man arrested in Smyrna for Strangling and Kidnapping girlfriend

A LaVergne man has been arrested after he allegedly strangled and kidnapped his girlfriend.

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Tennessee Health Dept. says they fully support Breastfeeding at Work
Tennessee Health Dept. says they fully support Breastfeeding at Work

The theme for World Breastfeeding Week 2015 is Breastfeeding and Work: Let's Make It Work!, emphasizing the importance of workplace support for breastfeeding women.

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MTSU Police investigating shots-fired report Wednesday night at Murphy Center
MTSU Police investigating shots-fired report Wednesday night at Murphy Center

Police responded to the scene just after 11 p.m. Wednesday when an employee working in the area reported seeing a male suspect fire a handgun into the air...

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Job Fair TODAY in La Vergne (7/22/15)
Job Fair TODAY in La Vergne (7/22/15)

Job seekers may visit the La Vergne Public Library on Wednesday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for a Career-Family Resources Day.

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Free Food Pantry OPEN this Friday in Murfreesboro - Volunteers Needed
Free Food Pantry OPEN this Friday in Murfreesboro - Volunteers Needed

Christy Sanford who is with the non-profit told News Radio WGNS that those needing food don't have to show proof of income to receive groceries.

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Marijuana and Xanax found on Murfreesboro man - Male and Female arrested
Marijuana and Xanax found on Murfreesboro man - Male and Female arrested

"She felt bad that her shorts were not large enough to conceal the narcotics because they belonged to her and she handed them to Mr. Smith right before we arrived."

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More Shoplifting in Murfreesboro
More Shoplifting in Murfreesboro

A Cannon County man was arrested for shoplifting in Murfreesboro after he allegedly was caught shoplifting over $500 worth of merchandise from Walmart.

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In Murfreesboro, the discussion will be about butterflies flying from Mexico to Canada
In Murfreesboro, the discussion will be about butterflies flying from Mexico to Canada

Guest speaker, Courtney Morgan, will teach about how and why Monarch butterflies travel from Mexico to Canada and the long journey back.

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Local Assisted Living Home Expanding
Local Assisted Living Home Expanding

Creekside at Three Rivers is adding on to their Murfreesboro campus. They are adding a total of 36 additional suites at 2744 Ashers Fork Drive.

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Man accused of stealing Play Station will be behind bars for 10-years
Man accused of stealing Play Station will be behind bars for 10-years

Drennard T. Riley was sentenced in Rutherford County on charges of aggravated burglary and robbery, in 2013.

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Another TBI Top Ten Suspect Captured
Another TBI Top Ten Suspect Captured

A fugitive on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list, Bryan James Cooke, was captured Tuesday morning in Jacksonville, Florida, a day after being added to the list.

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Health officials recognized for spotting carbon monoxide issues
Health officials recognized for spotting carbon monoxide issues

Four alert health professionals each recently recognized something was wrong when screening four different mothers in the Baby and Me Tobacco Free program. In each situation, during a breathing evaluation...

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Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested
Convicted Sex Offender Re-Arrested

A convicted sex offender in Murfreesboro has been arrested after police found him to be within 1,000 feet of a school.

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Chief Administrative Officer at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been on paid leave since April
Chief Administrative Officer at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been on paid leave since April

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold was on WGNS Wednesday and the subject of JailCigs was brought up by a caller...

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Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Murfreesboro Public Safety Training Facility
Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Murfreesboro Public Safety Training Facility

"The voice of the people in and around the Liberty Valley subdivision was loud and clear," said Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley. "Regardless of whether a firing range were located on the property, neighborhood residents do not want a police and fire training center nearby."

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10,700 Adults applied for a new free college program in Tennessee
10,700 Adults applied for a new free college program in Tennessee

More than 10,700 adults have applied for a state grant that would send them to technical college for free.

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TDOT Wants your input on the Thompson Lane road widening project in Murfreesboro
TDOT Wants your input on the Thompson Lane road widening project in Murfreesboro

The 4.3 mile widening project from SR-1 (US 70S, NW Broad St.) to SR-10 (US 231, Memorial Boulevard) will widen the existing 2-lane road to 5 lanes.

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Murfreesboro resident Candace Bush will remain in prison until the age of 91, if she is allowed parole
Murfreesboro resident Candace Bush will remain in prison until the age of 91, if she is allowed parole

One of two people accused of killing Lynn Orrand in the area of Richland Road in 1982 near Halls Hill Pike in Murfreesboro asked the courts for post-conviction relief. Candace Carol Bush suggested...

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Man accused of stealing from clients
Man accused of stealing from clients

Agents developed information that from August 2002 through February 2012, agency co-owner Loney Hutchins stole more than $250,000 from some of the clients of 21st Century Living Services.

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Murfreesboro Event: AAUW annual meeting features 'Buffalo Raffle' May 14
Murfreesboro Event: AAUW annual meeting features 'Buffalo Raffle' May 14

The local chapter of the American Association of University Women is adding a global flair to its upcoming fundraiser.

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Give the Gift of Life in Rutherford County
Give the Gift of Life in Rutherford County

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

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JazzFest is this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro, TN
JazzFest is this Friday and Saturday in Murfreesboro, TN

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the best of local, regional and nationally known jazz artists in the shadow of the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.

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Hunting for a new job? Be a County school crossing guard OR?
Hunting for a new job? Be a County school crossing guard OR?

Job hunting in RUTHERFORD or nearby MARSHALL COUNTIES? The Goodwill Career Solutions centerin Murfreesboro (2955 S. Church St.)...

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Rocky Fork Road Fire

A Rocky Fork Road home fire leaves a family displaced. It happened around 11 Sunday night at 7399 Rocky Fork Road.

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N. Rutherford Blvd. Shooting
N. Rutherford Blvd. Shooting

An investigation is underway after a shots fired call at Campus Crossings Apartments on North Rutherford Boulevard. Murfreesboro Police were called to the scene around 9 this (Monday) morning.

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Retirement Party for Butch Vaughn
Retirement Party for Butch Vaughn

Providence Christian Academy will host a retirement ceremony for Butch Vaughn. The longtime Rutherford County educator, who has been the headmaster at P-C-A since 2008.

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MPD Seeking Help in Old Fort Golf Course Burglary
MPD Seeking Help in Old Fort Golf Course Burglary

Murfreesboro Police are asking for your help in identifying those responsible for a break-in at Old Fort Golf Course. Officer Amy Norville tells NewsRadio WGNS that on Friday at 3:44am, two people used a sledge hammer to break through the glass door to the office and attempted to gain access to the safe.

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Shoplifting Lands a Wanted Nashville Woman in Jail
Shoplifting Lands a Wanted Nashville Woman in Jail

A 28-year old Nashville woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a shirt from the South Rutherford Wal-Mart. After Murfreesboro Police ran a background check on Stephanie Nicole Lindsey...

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Child Abuse Charge Against Smyrna Man

A 20-year old Smyrna man has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated child abuse after a Rutherford County Grand Jury indictment.

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Mt. Juliet Woman Arrested in 'Boro on DUI #5
Mt. Juliet Woman Arrested in 'Boro on DUI #5

A Mt. Juliet woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on her fifth DUI offense. On Saturday, Murfreesboro Police report 50-year old Greta Newland of Cooks Lane in Mt. Juliet, was arrested after a welfare check at the Mapco on Northwest Broad.

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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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Governor Haslam releases new budget numbers for the state
Governor Haslam releases new budget numbers for the state

The supplemental appropriations amendment to SB1399/HB1374 reflects $30 million more in recurring funding, which tracks closely to the governor's original budget proposal presented to the General Assembly on February 9.

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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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Guns in parks despite local governments like Murfreesboro saying NO?
Guns in parks despite local governments like Murfreesboro saying NO?

Legislation that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks is advancing in the Legislature despite concerns from the governor. In 2009 the Murfreesboro City Council...

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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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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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Three charges of Credit Card Fraud filed against Murfreesboro man
Three charges of Credit Card Fraud filed against Murfreesboro man

If you have ever fallen victim to having your credit card stolen or illegally used, then you know how much trouble it can be to retrace your steps in figuring out where it was last used. That being said, perhaps one possible victim will be able to get several questions answered...

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It is almost time to register your kids for kindergarten
It is almost time to register your kids for kindergarten

It is almost time to register your children for kindergarten for the Murfreesboro City Schools. Public Information Officer Lisa Trail tells News Radio WGNS...

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TSSAA Girls State; Games Rescheduled - Thursday games moved to Friday
TSSAA Girls State; Games Rescheduled - Thursday games moved to Friday

For the first time anyone can remember, the Thursday TSSAA Girls State Basketball Championships were postponed due to snow and rescheduled to Friday.

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TSSAA Girls State Postponed; Games Rescheduled
TSSAA Girls State Postponed; Games Rescheduled

For the first time anyone can remember, the TSSAA Girls State Basketball Championships have been postponed due to snow. All of the Thursday games have been postponed and moved to Friday. The entire schedule of remaining games has had to be adjusted.

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Angela Bingham, Kindergarten Teacher at Cason Lane Academy
Angela Bingham, Kindergarten Teacher at Cason Lane Academy

Angela Bingham, a kindergarten teacher at Cason Lane Academy, is the latest NewsRadio WGNS Educator of the Month.

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Rutherford County Schools OPEN Tuesday
Rutherford County Schools OPEN Tuesday

Rutherford County Schools will be OPEN on Tuesday, and that's on their regular schedule.

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Middle Tennessee State University is CLOSED Due to Weather
Middle Tennessee State University is CLOSED Due to Weather

Middle Tennessee State University is CLOSED due to inclement weather. Remaining Friday day and evening classes will be cancelled, along with all planned university activities. University offices also will be closed.

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MTSU closes Wednesday Because of Continuing Inclement Weather
MTSU closes Wednesday Because of Continuing Inclement Weather

Middle Tennessee State University will remain closed Wednesday because of continuing inclement weather. The closing includes all day and night classes, and all offices and activities planned for Wednesday.

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RuCo Offices to Open Wednesday
RuCo Offices to Open Wednesday

Rutherford County Governmental Offices are planning to re-open Wednesday. That's after being closed due to the weather on Tuesday.

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A great Valentines Day for the kids in Murfreesboro
A great Valentines Day for the kids in Murfreesboro

Dressed in Valentine Day attire, the participants enjoyed refreshments, created a themed craft project and each received a bag of Valentine Day related gifts at the close of the event.

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Ice Storm Warning
Ice Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued an ICE STORM WARNING for Rutherford County.

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District Basketball Tournaments Delayed for Weather
District Basketball Tournaments Delayed for Weather

Icy conditions have forced tournament directors for both the District 7AAA and 9A Tournaments here in the county to postpone Monday evening games.

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District Basketball Tournaments Delayed for Weather
District Basketball Tournaments Delayed for Weather

Icy conditions have forced tournament directors for both the District 7AAA and 9A Tournaments here in the county to postpone Monday evening games.

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Electric Department Outage Maps
Electric Department Outage Maps

We have links to outage maps for MTEMC and NES (servicing parts of Smyrna/La Vergne) and one to REPORT outages for Murfreesboro Electric (no map available for MED).

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February Icy, Sleet, Snow (PHOTOS)
February Icy, Sleet, Snow (PHOTOS)

NewsRadio WGNS staff and listeners have been contributing photos of the February 16th ice, sleet and snow. If you have photos to share, email them to news@wgnsradio.com.

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MT Baseball Home Opener Postponed
MT Baseball Home Opener Postponed

The Middle Tennessee baseball home opener originally scheduled for Tuesday against Lipscomb has been postponed due to winter weather conditions across the area.

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Ice Storm Forces NewsRadio WGNS Off The Air
Ice Storm Forces NewsRadio WGNS Off The Air

The ice storm of 2015 has temporarily claimed another victim. The storm has caused a disruption in the transmission from the studios of NewsRadio WGNS to the radio tower.

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You may soon be able to have marijuana in TN
You may soon be able to have marijuana in TN

Two Tennessee lawmakers have introduced companion bills that would legalize the possession and casual exchange of up to half an ounce of marijuana.

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MTSU closes Tuesday
MTSU closes Tuesday

Middle Tennessee State University will be closed Tuesday because of inclement weather. No day or night classes will be held and all offices and departments will be closed.

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Man admits to downloading child porn, according to Murfreesboro Incident Report
Man admits to downloading child porn, according to Murfreesboro Incident Report

Murfreesboro Police recently spoke to a woman who told officers that she found about 30-child pornography videos that were loaded on her male friend's computer.

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Grocery Store Shelves Stripped of Essentials
Grocery Store Shelves Stripped of Essentials

Rutherford Countians used Sunday to get ready for a wintry blast of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Every grocery store was full and lines long to get the essentials. We have some photos of empty bread and milk shelves.

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Wintry Weather Travel
Wintry Weather Travel

Wintry weather travel is strongly discouraged as snow, sleet and freezing rain will leave roads a mess. Officials say the biggest thing to remember when driving on slick roads is that you should dramatically reduce speed.

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Unused dynamite stick found in field along Veterans Pkwy in Murfreesboro
Unused dynamite stick found in field along Veterans Pkwy in Murfreesboro

It was something that you don't usually find in a field... an unused stick of dynamite was found in a lot at the corner of Franklin Road (Highway 96) and Veterans Parkway...

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Home broken into in Murfreesboro - Pennies stolen
Home broken into in Murfreesboro - Pennies stolen

The person who broke into the home should probably pick their target address a little more carefully. The resident works for a local law enforcement agency.

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Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists
Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists

Two standout Blackman girls basketball players have been selected as Miss Basketball finalists. Crystal Dangerfield and Alex Johnson were named two of the three finalists for Class Triple-A.

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Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists
Two Blackman Girls Named Miss Basketball Finalists

Two standout Blackman girls basketball players have been selected as Miss Basketball finalists. Crystal Dangerfield and Alex Johnson were named two of the three finalists for Class Triple-A.

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UPDATE: MPD Pursuit, Officer Dragged, Cars Hits Dumptruck

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a pursuit and crash which also involved a Murfreesboro Police officer being dragged.

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Second Annual Community Baby Shower Makes an Impact
Second Annual Community Baby Shower Makes an Impact

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently hosted its second annual Community Baby Shower to benefit families in Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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MTCS Girls Advance to Championship
MTCS Girls Advance to Championship

The MTCS girls defeated Huntland 48-42 to advance to the championship game of the District 9-A Tournament.

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Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis
Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis

Oakland and Siegel boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals.

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MTCS Girls Advance to Championship
MTCS Girls Advance to Championship

The MTCS girls defeated Huntland 48-42 to advance to the championship game of the District 9-A Tournament.

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Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis
Oakland, Siegel Boys to Semis

Oakland and Siegel boys advance to the District 7-AAA Tournament semifinals.

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Someone Else Files Taxes with Local Woman's Identity

A Tyne Avenue woman reported to Murfreesboro Police that someone filed taxes with the I-R-S in her name. The 41-year old victim reported while attempting to file her taxes.

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Paramedics & Fire Officials Begin Carrying 2-1-1 Cards
Paramedics & Fire Officials Begin Carrying 2-1-1 Cards

Area paramedics and firefighters will have a new tool to help the community. Terry Cunningham with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services tells NewsRadio WGNS they'll be carrying 2-1-1 information cards.

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Several Auto Burglaries in Blackman Area
Several Auto Burglaries in Blackman Area

There have been several auto burglaries in the Blackman area and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help.

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Alleged Shoplifter Returns to Business & Arrested
Alleged Shoplifter Returns to Business & Arrested

A man who is believed to have shoplifted at the Pilot Travel Center in South Church Street is arrested after returning to the business.

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Tinnell Court Burglary

A Tinnell Court resident reported to Murfreesboro Police their home in the 23-hundred block was burglarized. Authorities responded to the home just after 9pm Tuesday.

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MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house
MTSU Honors College hosts prospective students with Feb. 16 Presidents' Day open house

High school and transfer students and their families from across Tennessee and beyond are invited to the sixth annual MTSU Honors College Presidents' Day Open House.

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Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance
Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance

The Siegel girls and Riverdale boys advance after the opening night of the District 7-AAA basketball tournament at Riverdale.

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Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance
Siegel Girls, Riverdale Boys Advance

The Siegel girls and Riverdale boys advance after the opening night of the District 7-AAA basketball tournament at Riverdale.

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Smelling Groovy? A shoplifting suspect has been nailed for stealing cologne in Murfreesboro...
Smelling Groovy? A shoplifting suspect has been nailed for stealing cologne in Murfreesboro...

An employee in the store told police that Allen is a suspect in two earlier cologne thefts as well. Additional charges could be filed.

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Sen. Tracy's Mother, Betty Jean, Passes Away
Sen. Tracy's Mother, Betty Jean, Passes Away

The mother of State Senator Jim Tracy, Betty Jean Smith Tracy, passed away. She died Monday in Shelbyville.

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iPad leads authorities to address of stolen TV's
iPad leads authorities to address of stolen TV's

When officers arrived at the Center Pointe Drive home, they were given permission to search the property by lease holder Scott D. Miller, age 44.

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"Driving on a Revoked License" for the 7th time

For a 7th time a Murfreesboro man has been charged with "Driving on a Revoked License." 29-Year old Joshua D. Smith was pulled over on South East Broad Street after he allegedly drove through a parking lot to avoid...

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Government cracking down on SMOG in bigger cities
Government cracking down on SMOG in bigger cities

Some industry leaders say the current standard is effective but Benjamin says there is solid science showing it isn't strong enough. Public hearings wrap up today in California, but written comments can be made until March 17.

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Fatal stabbing and then a fire in nearby DeKalb County
Fatal stabbing and then a fire in nearby DeKalb County

The Tahoe reportedly belongs to 42 year old Anthony (Tony) Crews, the man charged with second degree murder in the stabbing of his girlfriend, 28 year old Ashley Bain.

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Local state representative recruiting Central Magnet School students to help with legislation
Local state representative recruiting Central Magnet School students to help with legislation

State Representative Bryan Terry, MD, is looking to get more youth involvement in politics. To do so, he has partnered with students at Central Magnet School to co-sponsor legislation this session.

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Murder trials and a rape case will soon be heard in a Rutherford County courtroom
Murder trials and a rape case will soon be heard in a Rutherford County courtroom

Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones told WGNS that several upcoming trials will soon be heard in Murfreesboro...

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Blackman High Student Killed In I-24 Crash
Blackman High Student Killed In I-24 Crash

A Blackman High School wrestler was killed and another injured in a crash on I-24 in La Vergne. It happened early Sunday morning, just after 2.

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Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions
Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions

The Whitworth-Buchanan boys won the school's first ever state sectional middle school title. The Oakland Middle girls won it all this year as well.

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Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions
Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions

The Whitworth-Buchanan boys won the school's first ever state sectional middle school title. The Oakland Middle girls won it all this year as well.

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Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions
Whitworth-Buchanan Boys; Oakland Girls Sectional Champions

The Whitworth-Buchanan boys won the school's first ever state sectional middle school title. The Oakland Middle girls won it all this year as well.

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U.S. Marshals & MPD Search for Accused Rapist
U.S. Marshals & MPD Search for Accused Rapist

The U.S. Marshals Service and Murfreesboro Police are looking for a dangerous suspect who is accused of attacking two women.

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Remembering the History of Central Magnet School
Remembering the History of Central Magnet School

MTSU students are seeking assistance from Murfreesboro and Rutherford County residents in preserving the history of what is now Central Magnet School.

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Probable Cause search leads to felony drug arrest in Murfreesboro
Probable Cause search leads to felony drug arrest in Murfreesboro

For probable cause to exist, a police officer must have sufficient knowledge of facts to warrant a belief that a suspect is committing a crime.

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Curriculum Integration Grants at MTSU

The deadline is Monday, Feb. 9, for faculty to apply for the Curriculum Integration Grants offered by the university's President's Commission on the Status of Women.

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McDaniel Resigns as Oakland Football Coach
McDaniel Resigns as Oakland Football Coach

Oakland High School is losing their state champion football coach.

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McDaniel Resigns as Oakland Football Coach
McDaniel Resigns as Oakland Football Coach

Oakland High School is losing their state champion football coach.

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WINTER WEATHER: Be prepared for cold temps
WINTER WEATHER: Be prepared for cold temps

Winters in Tennessee can be very unpredictable. That's why the Tennessee Department of Health urges everyone to be prepared for dangerous weather...

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Man claims to be victims grandson in Murfreesboro - Suggesting he was in an accident
Man claims to be victims grandson in Murfreesboro - Suggesting he was in an accident

An older resident of Murfreesboro called the police after having a phone conversation with someone who claimed to be her grandson. The woman told local authorities...

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New computer software helps State Troopers figure out where DUI drivers will be
New computer software helps State Troopers figure out where DUI drivers will be

Officials say in some cases, the increase is due to new techniques that include analytic software to predict when and where drunken drivers might crash and focusing more efforts around establishments that serve alcohol.

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Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins
Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins

State lawmakers will begin a special session today (Monday) to consider Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, which will extend health coverage for about 280-thousand Tennesseans.

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The annual crime statistics for Rutherford County, TN released
The annual crime statistics for Rutherford County, TN released

"We are excited our enforcement efforts reduced violent crimes with only slight increases in less serious crimes," Sheriff Arnold said.

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Another Law Enforcement Checkpoint in Rutherford County Nearing on Thursday
Another Law Enforcement Checkpoint in Rutherford County Nearing on Thursday

Another drivers license checkpoint has been planned for Rutherford County...

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SHARE: Job fair for positions in LaVergne
SHARE: Job fair for positions in LaVergne

You may have been looking for a new job in recent days... a job fair will take place on Tuesday of next week in Antioch that will aim to fill about 50 positions in LaVergne.

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Double jeopardy may allow Rutherford County rape convict less time in prison
Double jeopardy may allow Rutherford County rape convict less time in prison

Nicholas Keith Phillips of Leanna Road received a forty-year sentence to be served at 100%, but now contends that the evidence is insufficient to support the convictions and that his dual convictions for the offenses violate principles of double jeopardy.

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander speaks on National School Choice Week
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander speaks on National School Choice Week

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate education committee, today marked the celebration of "National School Choice Week," saying:‎

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Multiple arrests made in Murfreesboro after incident at Walmart
Multiple arrests made in Murfreesboro after incident at Walmart

Three arrests were made in Murfreesboro that may have ties to other cities.

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Former Murfreesboro man Eddie Farmer to register as Sex Offender
Former Murfreesboro man Eddie Farmer to register as Sex Offender

As a result of the deal that was reached in court earlier this week, Farmer will have to register as a sex offender...

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Locally farmed food at the Murfreesboro City Schools
Locally farmed food at the Murfreesboro City Schools

The city schools received a $40,000 planning grant to increase the use of locally farmed food in school lunchrooms and to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers.

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Murfreesboro Police catch robbery suspect in the middle of a robbery
Murfreesboro Police catch robbery suspect in the middle of a robbery

The robbery in question unfolded on Battle Avenue. Police showed up as the robbery was taking place.

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Shooting at Dodge's Store in Murfreesboro
Shooting at Dodge's Store in Murfreesboro

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Dodge's Store on Broad Street near West Main at about 1 in the morning.

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Murfreesboro man charged with 6th DUI
Murfreesboro man charged with 6th DUI

Not that three DUI's isn't enough to realize you may need to get professional help, but imagine double that...

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Smyrna Family Seeks to Adopt, Fundraiser Saturday
Smyrna Family Seeks to Adopt, Fundraiser Saturday

A Smyrna family is seeking to adopt a child and need the communities help. Jimmy and Pamela Barrett have been approved by an accredited Christian adoption agency and are awaiting placement of a newborn baby.

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Jacob Pearman Trial Verdict
Jacob Pearman Trial Verdict

Jacob Pearman was found guilty of first-degree murder in the Valentine's Day 2013 death of his wife Carla and assault and child abuse of her then seven-year old son.

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Central Magnet Super Trivia Bowl Coming Up
Central Magnet Super Trivia Bowl Coming Up

Test your knowledge of odd facts at the 4th annual Super Trivia Bowl and Auction. Lisa Trail with the Central Magnet P-T-O says the event is set for Saturday, February 7th.

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Bridge Over Broad Update
Bridge Over Broad Update

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says a lot of progress has been made on the Bridge Over Broad project. This is the new interchange at Broad Street, Memorial Boulevard and Old Fort Parkway.

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Pearman Trial: Deliberations Begin
Pearman Trial: Deliberations Begin

The fate of Jacob Pearman is in a jury's hands. The defense rested Saturday in the the trial for the 32-year old, accused of murdering his wife Carla and abusing her then seven-year old son.

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Save the Date: VITA Ribbon Cutting on January 30th
Save the Date: VITA Ribbon Cutting on January 30th

Join the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties for a Ribbon Cutting to mark the beginning of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Murfreesboro Developing Strategic Plan for Homelessness
Murfreesboro Developing Strategic Plan for Homelessness

You can help the City of Murfreesboro develop its strategic plan for dealing with homelessness in our community.

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Murfreesboro Developing Strategic Plan for Homelessness
Murfreesboro Developing Strategic Plan for Homelessness

You can help the City of Murfreesboro develop its strategic plan for dealing with homelessness in our community.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ceremony planned honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in La Vergne
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ceremony planned honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in La Vergne

A remembrance ceremony will be held in the city of La Vergne to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Multipurpose Building behind City Hall.

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Barrett® Announces Chris Barrett as President
Barrett® Announces Chris Barrett as President

Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, based in Murfreesboro, recently announced the promotion of Chris Barrett to president. Chris Barrett is son to rifle pioneer, Ronnie Barrett.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Parody & Satire
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Parody & Satire

All of the recent news about the French satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo" has caused much discussion about the role of satire in the public arena. And some confusion about the literary forms of parody and satire. So let's try to clear the air.

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Moderate to High Radon Risk for 70 Percent of Tennesseans
Moderate to High Radon Risk for 70 Percent of Tennesseans

It really is a matter of out of sight, out of mind, but radon is a deadly danger in many homes across the state, and the message on the importance of testing is clear.

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MLK March in Murfreesboro
MLK March in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro will again commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a march. Walkers will gather at Central Magnet School on Hancock Street about 11:30 this (Monday) morning with the march beginning at noon.

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Girl Scout Cookies are BACK
Girl Scout Cookies are BACK

The largest girl-led business in the world is back - Girl Scout Cookie Season is here.

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If you are wanted by police, don't cause problems
If you are wanted by police, don't cause problems

man who was wanted by the long arm of the law in Mississippi has been arrested in Murfreesboro.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT
Former Blackman & Ole Miss Football Player Transfers to MT

Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today that former Blackman High School and Ole Miss running back I'Tavius Mathers will be joining the Blue Raider football program.

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Cold Weather Fallout: Higher Electric Bills
Cold Weather Fallout: Higher Electric Bills

Last week's bitterly cold weather is but a memory now...but wait until you get your electric bill. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric tells NewsRadio WGNS you'll notice an increase in your bill.

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RuCo School CLOSED Today (Wednesday)

Unexpected road conditions, especially in eastern Rutherford County, have forced Rutherford County Schools to CLOSE this (Wednesday) morning.

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RuCo School Opening 2-Hours LATE Today (Wednesday)

Unexpected road conditions, especially in eastern Rutherford County, have forced the delay of Rutherford County Schools this (Wednesday) morning.

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Pearman Trial Day 1: Child testifies Pearman kicked, choked him
Pearman Trial Day 1: Child testifies Pearman kicked, choked him

Ten-year-old Maddox Thomas testified Tuesday that Jacob Pearman, a former weight and fitness trainer, pulled him out of bed and kicked and choked him, then made him sit in the hall before he ran to school barefooted on a cold December morning.

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Shots Fired in Bradyville Pike Area
Shots Fired in Bradyville Pike Area

Gun shots fired in the 13-hundred block of Bradyville Pike. Murfreesboro Police are investigating an incident where gunshots where heard around 11 Tuesday night.

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Bradyville Area Resident Reports Home Burglary
Bradyville Area Resident Reports Home Burglary

NewsRadio WGNS continues to follow the story of criminal activity in the Bradyville Pike area. In fact, a listener called to tell us her home was recently broken into after she heard our story about a rash of auto burglaries.

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Special Kids Race early registration rate ends Thursday
Special Kids Race early registration rate ends Thursday

Organizers of the Special Kids Race remind area runners that only a few days remain until late registration prices take effect for the 4th Annual Special Kids Race.

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A Focus on Education as Tennessee's 2015 Session Begins
A Focus on Education as Tennessee's 2015 Session Begins

The 109th session of Tennessee's General Assembly begins today (Tuesday) with education high on the agenda, including possible changes to the controversial educational standards known as Common Core.

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Local Pharmacists Discusses Flu Season
Local Pharmacists Discusses Flu Season

Local health officials are urging increased vigilance amid rising flu numbers. Dr. Jason Greene with Reeves-Sain Drugstore tells NewsRadio WGNS in many of the cases, the patients are infected with a strain not covered by this year's flu vaccine.

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Rash of Auto Burglaries; MPD Increasing Patrols
Rash of Auto Burglaries; MPD Increasing Patrols

A rash of vehicle burglaries has been reported in the Bradyville Pike and Carolyn Court area. Murfreesboro Police reports from Monday were filled with vehicle burglaries and vandalisms.

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Next Murfreesboro 2035 Community Meeting Set
Next Murfreesboro 2035 Community Meeting Set

The City Murfreesboro will conduct a third public meeting to gather input from the community as part of the Murfreesboro 2035 comprehensive plan.

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Road Rage Incident; Gun Allegedly Produced
Road Rage Incident; Gun Allegedly Produced

A case of road rage involving a gun was reported in the area of New Salem Highway and Barfield Road. Murfreesboro Police responded to the scene Monday just before 2:30 when the victim told them another driver displayed a gun.

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RuCo Well Represented AGAIN at National Farm Bureau Conference
RuCo Well Represented AGAIN at National Farm Bureau Conference

The American Farm Bureau Federation recognizes farmers across the country for excellence in agriculture. Once again this year, a Rutherford County farm family is in the spotlight.

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RCSO Receives Energy Grant for Roof & Lighting
RCSO Receives Energy Grant for Roof & Lighting

Replacing the Detention Center roof and switching to LED lighting is expected to save taxpayers more than 53-thousand dollars a year in energy savings. Sheriff Robert Arnold says the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office received a $130,241 grant.

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Ashli Lamons at Barfield Elementary
Ashli Lamons at Barfield Elementary

Ashli Lamons, a special needs educator at Barfield Elementary, is the latest NewsRadio WGNS Educator of the Month.

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Whittle to Hold 'Book Signing' At Smyrna YMCA
Whittle to Hold 'Book Signing' At Smyrna YMCA

Local author Dan Whittle has been invited to conduct a "book signing-sale" on Wednesday at the North Rutherford YMCA in Smyrna.

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Legislators and others to pack meals for Tennessee Food Banks

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the Governor's cabinet and the Supreme Court will join the state's constitutional officers and the Attorney General in a major effort to restock Tennessee's food banks.

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Author Luncheon for Friends of Linebaugh Library Members
Author Luncheon for Friends of Linebaugh Library Members

The Friends of Linebaugh Library is pleased to host author Susan Gregg Gilmore at the annual Member's Luncheon on January 24 at 11:00 at The Woman's Club located at 221 East College Street in Murfreesboro.

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Math Textbook Adoption
Math Textbook Adoption

Parents and residents can review mathematics textbooks being considered for adoption by Murfreesboro City Schools in February.

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La Vergne Tops Best Places for Young Families in RuCo, Smyrna & Murfreesboro Ranked
La Vergne Tops Best Places for Young Families in RuCo, Smyrna & Murfreesboro Ranked

La Vergne has been named the best place for young families to live in Rutherford County, Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.

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Organization is Key as Tax Time Nears in Tennessee
Organization is Key as Tax Time Nears in Tennessee

It is still more than three months away, but Tennesseans are being urged to spend a little time now to get ready for the upcoming income tax-filing season.

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Murfreesboro Citizens Academy Openings Available
Murfreesboro Citizens Academy Openings Available

It's your chance to learn about Murfreesboro city government. Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley tells NewsRadio WGNS they're taking applications for the Murfreesboro Citizens Academy.

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BBB Warns of Government Grant Scam
BBB Warns of Government Grant Scam

Sometimes, it's a phone call claiming you've qualified to receive a "free grant" to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Terrie Page with the local Better Business Bureau tells NewsRadio WGNS the "money for nothing grants" from My Government Grants are scams.

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RuCo to Hire Construction Manager for Judical Complex
RuCo to Hire Construction Manager for Judical Complex

There's a sign of movement in construction is projected to begin in about a year on a 73-million dollar judicial complex. Murfreesboro Post contributor Sam Stockard reports the county is planning to hire a construction manager later this month.

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MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set
MT Baseball Groundhog Day Luncheon Set

The 42nd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Monday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside Murphy Center. The popular luncheon will feature the traditional menu of ham hocks, white beans, tomato salad, green onions, corn bread, chocolate cake and ice cream.

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Clark Blvd. Man Charged with TV & Computer from Wal-Mart
Clark Blvd. Man Charged with TV & Computer from Wal-Mart

A 50-year old Clark Boulevard man is in jail after Murfreesboro Police charged him with theft and criminal trespassing. George Lee is accused of walking out of the Old Fort Parkway Wal-Mart...

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MPD Investigating Aggravated Burglaries

Murfreesboro Police have been busy investigating aggravated burglaries. A Sunset Drive home was broken into sometime Wednesday. A Sorrell Court home was burglarized Thursday.

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Over 17K in Bad Check Cashed
Over 17K in Bad Check Cashed

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the theft of checks from a South Church Street business, resulting in over 17-thousand dollars in bad checks being written.

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2014 MPD Crime Stats: Overall Crime Down 4%, Homicides Up 133%
2014 MPD Crime Stats: Overall Crime Down 4%, Homicides Up 133%

Murfreesboro Police officials released a report that shows overall reports of "Part I" crimes to police in 2014 decreased by 4% from 2013.

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Several Smyrna High Students to be Tested for Tuberculosis
Several Smyrna High Students to be Tested for Tuberculosis

In a follow-up to a story we brought you earlier this week about a case of tuberculosis at Smyrna High School. State health officials report they'll be testing about 100 students and staff on Monday.

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Arthur Drive Home Fire
Arthur Drive Home Fire

An Arthur Drive Home may be damaged beyond repair after a Wednesday morning fire. The home at 2934 Arthur Drive, in the southeastern part of the county near Dilton Mankin Road, was in flames when several county fire departments responded just before noon.

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Sunset Ave. Man Charged with Violation of Sex Offender Registry
Sunset Ave. Man Charged with Violation of Sex Offender Registry

A Sunset Avenue man has been charged with violating the sex offender registry. Forty-two year old James Kasiah was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Wednesday just before 4pm after he admitted to staying in the home since December 20th.

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January St. Woman Charged with 7th of Driving on a Revoked License

A 40-year old January Street woman was arrested this week for driving on a suspended license...for the seventh time. Chinda Watkins of January Street was pulled over by Murfreesboro Police on Northwest Broad Wednesday just after noon.

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Yates Services Accepting Resumes for Nissan
Yates Services Accepting Resumes for Nissan

Yates Services is hosting a job fair for Nissan's Vehicle Assembly and Electric Vehicle Battery Plant manufacturing facilities in Smyrna.

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Murfreesboro Single-Family Permits rise in 2014 amid economic recovery
Murfreesboro Single-Family Permits rise in 2014 amid economic recovery

Murfreesboro single-family permits rose in 2014, a reflection of continued regional recovery in housing. City officials expect the trend to continue in 2015.

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Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement
Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement

Rutherford County was one of eight across the state targeted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for no refusal D-U-I enforcement during the recent New Year's holiday. The T-H-P reports 68 arrests for D-U-I and 306 seat belt violations in all eight counties during the New Year's holiday period, which was 102 hours this year.

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State Lawmakers to Meet in Special Session on Healthcare
State Lawmakers to Meet in Special Session on Healthcare

Governor Haslam has issued a proclamation convening an "extraordinary session" of the 109th General Assembly to consider "Insure Tennessee," a two year pilot program to provide health care coverage to Tennesseans who do not currently have access to health insurance or have limited options.

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Central Magnet XC Student Named
Central Magnet XC Student Named "Gatorade Tennessee Girls Runner of the Year"

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, has announced Taylor Cuneo of Central Magnet School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

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Central Magnet XC Student Named
Central Magnet XC Student Named "Gatorade Tennessee Girls Runner of the Year"

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, has announced Taylor Cuneo of Central Magnet School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

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Cold Weather: Fire Hazards Increase
Cold Weather: Fire Hazards Increase

As people work to stay warm during this arctic outbreak, a word of warning. Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman tells NewsRadio WGNS alternative heat sources, like space heaters and kerosene heaters can be dangerous.

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Cold Weather: Energy Usage
Cold Weather: Energy Usage

On cue, Mother Nature throws Rutherford County into the deep freeze. Temperatures aren't expected to get above freezing again until Friday afternoon. Murfreesboro Electric spokeswoman Amy Byers says your heating unit is working overtime.

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Cold Weather: Check on Elderly & Very Young
Cold Weather: Check on Elderly & Very Young

The super cold weather can unfortunately turn deadly. Community advocate Dwight Ogleton tells NewsRadio WGNS it's important to check on the area's most vulnerable citizens.

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New Life University Application Deadline Nearing
New Life University Application Deadline Nearing

New Life University (NLU) is currently accepting applications for the winter semester of the Pastoral Counselor tract. Deadline for enrollment is Friday, January 16, 2015.

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Cold Weather: TVA Asks Power Consumers to Voluntarily Reduce Electricity Use
Cold Weather: TVA Asks Power Consumers to Voluntarily Reduce Electricity Use

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for a voluntary reduction in electricity use until Thursday afternoon as a result of frigid temperatures causing high demand across the Southeast.

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Bradyville Pike Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Bradyville Pike Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A Bradyville Pike man is in jail facing numerous drug charges, including introducing contraband in jail. Twenty-five year old Coryokis Scruggs was arrested last Friday after Murfreesboro Police executed a search warrant.

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Tuberculosis Case at Smyrna High School
Tuberculosis Case at Smyrna High School

Rutherford County Schools has been notified by the Tennessee Department of Health that a student at Smyrna High School has tested positive for active tuberculosis.

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La Vergne Store Robber Wears Pink Sneakers
La Vergne Store Robber Wears Pink Sneakers

At 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Kangaroo Market at 5022 Murfreesboro Road was held up by a male using a black handgun. The suspect was wearing pink sneakers, possibly NIKE foamposites.

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Lawmaker Says Students Should Pass Civics Test Before Graduating
Lawmaker Says Students Should Pass Civics Test Before Graduating

The bill was filed by House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick who said students should score at least a 60 on that test in order to graduate.

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UNSOLVED Double Murder in Murfreesboro
UNSOLVED Double Murder in Murfreesboro

Alexander told us the hardest part about losing his brother McAdoo, is the fact that he left a 10-year old daughter behind for surviving family members to lovingly raise...

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Two teens charged with four counts of burglary to an auto in Murfreesboro
Two teens charged with four counts of burglary to an auto in Murfreesboro

One day before Christmas Eve, an 18-year old man and an 18-year old woman were arrested and charged with four counts of "Burglary to an Auto."

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Cloud account helps in Murfreesboro phone theft
Cloud account helps in Murfreesboro phone theft

A stolen phone and a Cloud account... Technology is making it harder and harder for thieves to get away with theft.

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Are too many people smoking in Tennessee?
Are too many people smoking in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, nearly one-in-six high school students and one-in-four adults are smokers with more than 11,000 related deaths each year.

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Local heros can receive a FREE will thanks to local attorneys
Local heros can receive a FREE will thanks to local attorneys

Wills will be drafted at no charge for local heroes in Rutherford County on January 31st in LaVergne.

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Helping those in Need during Christmas
Helping those in Need during Christmas

This picture is simple, yet magical. Notice the smile on the face of the man receiving...

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Driving on a Suspended License for the 12th Time?
Driving on a Suspended License for the 12th Time?

For the 12th time, a man has been charged with "Driving on a Suspended License."

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Local Inmate Injured
Local Inmate Injured

Charges are expected against a Rutherford County Adult Detention Center inmate after he allegedly assaulted his cellmate late Saturday.

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Paint on the inside and paint thinner on the outside of an SUV
Paint on the inside and paint thinner on the outside of an SUV

Paint thinner was also sprayed all over the exterior of the Suburban causing damage to the outside of the SUV.

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Millions are traveling during Christmas and New Years
Millions are traveling during Christmas and New Years

With Christmas and New Years just around the corner, AAA released its travel forecast for the end of the year holiday season...

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UPDATED PHOTOS: Two armed robberies in LaVergne and two in Smyrna
UPDATED PHOTOS: Two armed robberies in LaVergne and two in Smyrna

According to police, the robbery was at the Ramada Inn on Enterprise Blvd.

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Summitville man arrested for Coffee County Attempted Murder
Summitville man arrested for Coffee County Attempted Murder

Upon arrival Officers discovered the victim, Elton "Coty" Thomas, a 34-year-old who resides at the Campbell Ave. residence, had suffered a single gunshot wound to the face.

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Woman allegedly brings 9-year old with her on a shoplifting trip in Murfreesboro
Woman allegedly brings 9-year old with her on a shoplifting trip in Murfreesboro

The 40-year old shoplifter was a female, according to a Loss Prevention Worker at the store on Old Fort Parkway.

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Graffiti at Siegel Soccer Park in Murfreesboro
Graffiti at Siegel Soccer Park in Murfreesboro

Someone decided to add a little artwork to a bathroom at Siegel Park.

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Man claims he was hit over the head and robbed in Murfreesboro
Man claims he was hit over the head and robbed in Murfreesboro

The subject allegedly left in a green four door sedan and has yet to be caught.

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Female Murder Suspect arrested in Rutherford County on Drug Charges
Female Murder Suspect arrested in Rutherford County on Drug Charges

A woman facing murder and drug charges in Georgia was charged Friday with felony possession of marijuana and Ecstasy...

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UPDATE from the Press Conference held by the Governor's Highway Safety Office in Murfreesboro
UPDATE from the Press Conference held by the Governor's Highway Safety Office in Murfreesboro

Drive responsibly and don't drink and drive were the messages sent Friday by more than 100 law enforcement officers in Middle Tennessee.

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Christmas Nativity Scene at Smyrna's Parkway Baptist Fri & Sat

Smyrna Parkway Baptist Church's live Christmas Nativity Scene is Friday and Saturday this week.

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Woman claims Murfreesboro bondsman asked for provocative pictures
Woman claims Murfreesboro bondsman asked for provocative pictures

According to a police report, the 30-year old victim told police when she called A-Plus Bonding about bonding her boyfriend out of jail, Redman asked her to send him a few provocative pictures.

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Man who shot victim three times asked for appeal - says he didn't understand
Man who shot victim three times asked for appeal - says he didn't understand

In 2009 Campbell went to a home on Peachtree Street near Mitchel Neilson Elementary School and kicked in the door of the house belonging to the mother of his estranged wife.

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Woman accidentally SHOT in the hand
Woman accidentally SHOT in the hand

A Murfreesboro woman who claims she was attempting to shoot a dog accidentally shot herself.

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Discovery School at Bellwood is now accepting applications
Discovery School at Bellwood is now accepting applications

Application deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015.

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Governor made
Governor made "Constitutional Carry" promise for firearm carrying

Bill Haslam actually promised the Tennessee Firearms Association that he would sign into law legislation adopting "Constitutional Carry" when such legislation came to him.

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UPDATE: Water Rescue in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Water Rescue in Rutherford County

"By the grace of God, it worked out," Lt. Haynes said. Around 9:00 o'clock Monday morning, the car was pulled from the high water at the Elam Road slab at the Stones River.

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Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House a Success
Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House a Success

Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman says it's one of his favorite Murfreesboro Christmas traditions. We're talking about the Child Advocacy Center Holiday Open House.

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MTSU Survey: Midstate consumers' cheery outlook rising during holiday season

The economic outlook of consumers in three Mid State counties continues to rise heading into the Christmas and holiday season, a good sign for area retailers.

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Motlow College Smyrna Center hosting care package drive for the homeless
Motlow College Smyrna Center hosting care package drive for the homeless

The Motlow College Smyrna Center is hosting a care-package drive for the homeless now until Dec. 18, according to Estelle Davis, secretary at the Smyrna Center.

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New York Man Charged with Credit Card Fraud in the 'Boro
New York Man Charged with Credit Card Fraud in the 'Boro

A New York man has been charged with credit card fraud here in Murfreesboro. According to Murfreesboro Police reports, 22-year old Manuel Pelayes of Woodbourne, New York, was arrested.

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Nashville Man Charged with Forgery; Runs from Police
Nashville Man Charged with Forgery; Runs from Police

Murfreesboro Police nabbed a Nashville man after he fled the Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway, reportedly after attempting to pass off a fake 100-dollar bill as the real thing.

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Technology Training Center Groundbreaking in Smyrna
Technology Training Center Groundbreaking in Smyrna

Several government officials and business leaders dug the first dirt on the site of a new technology training center in Smyrna.

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Veterans treatment court in works for county
Veterans treatment court in works for county

Rutherford County is laying the groundwork for a Veterans Treatment Court to provide services for former members of the U.S. armed forces who get caught up in the court system.

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HUD recognizes City of Murfreesboro for Consolidated Planning Programs
HUD recognizes City of Murfreesboro for Consolidated Planning Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently applauded the City of Murfreesboro for implementing housing and community development programs and policies in the 2013 Consolidated Planning Programs.

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Broad Street residents file suit vs. Voyage

A group of Southeast Broad Street residents are suing the city of Murfreesboro and a rehabilitation company claiming the former home of County Attorney Jim Cope was turned into a treatment facility - in violation of the city's zoning ordinance - that will hurt their neighborhood and property values.

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MTSU Football Will NOT Go to Bowl
MTSU Football Will NOT Go to Bowl

Middle Tennessee football will not play in a bowl game this year, despite becoming bowl eligible with a 6-and-6 record.

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Devaney Beats Carr for State GOP Chair
Devaney Beats Carr for State GOP Chair

Chris Devaney was re-elected as chairman of the Tennessee Republican party, defeating former State Representative Joe Carr of Lascassas.

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Murfreesboro Pension Plans to be EQUAL for Same Sex Couples

The Murfreesboro City Council approved several items on the agenda, including various items that deal with trash collection as well as amending pension plans.

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Officers grow beards for charity; Donate over $2,400 to American Cancer Society
Officers grow beards for charity; Donate over $2,400 to American Cancer Society

Murfreesboro Police Officers and Detectives recently participated in the American Cancer Society's "No Shave November".

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Former M'boro Bank Employee Nabbed in TBI Theft Case
Former M'boro Bank Employee Nabbed in TBI Theft Case

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Murfreesboro woman accused of misusing her position as a personal banker.

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Local residents prepare food boxes for the needy
Local residents prepare food boxes for the needy

Local residents of the Patterson Park Community Center Youth Development group prepare food boxes...

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Rain to Force Market at the Mall Indoors
Rain to Force Market at the Mall Indoors

The threat of rain this Sunday will force the Stones River Mall "Market at the Mall" to be held indoors.

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Beware of Identity Theft in Tennessee
Beware of Identity Theft in Tennessee

Last year, identity theft accounted for 14 percent of all complaints recorded by the Federal Trade Commission...

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Local teen continues to help non-profit help those in need
Local teen continues to help non-profit help those in need

With this money raised, S.A.V.E. has been able to help the village of Boukeron get off its feet and toward the path of success.

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Volunteer to be a mentor at Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Murfreesboro
Volunteer to be a mentor at Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Murfreesboro

Have you thought about volunteering to be a mentor in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program in Murfreesboro?

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Murfreesboro Police Respond to Sobriety Checkpoint Video released on YouTube
Murfreesboro Police Respond to Sobriety Checkpoint Video released on YouTube

UPDATE: After the driver returned to the vehicle, he and other passengers had questions for the supervisor. Sgt. Cox answered the questions and respectfully engaged in the conversation.

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House Fire at 225 Wilson Avenue
House Fire at 225 Wilson Avenue

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 3 and Rescues 2 and 8 responded to a house fire at 225 Wilson Avenue just before 2:00 Sunday morning.

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Trio in DeKalb County indicted for aggravated kidnapping
Trio in DeKalb County indicted for aggravated kidnapping

42 year old Jimmy Tolbert (J.J.) Hendrixson, Jr., 36 year old Casey Joseph Jacobs, and 48 year old Comas Brian Higgins all of Old Snow Hill Road, Dowelltown are each indicted with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.

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Vandal throws large rock at ATM machine - Caught on Camera in Murfreesboro
Vandal throws large rock at ATM machine - Caught on Camera in Murfreesboro

The vandal failed to realize his actions were being recorded on the ATM video camera within the machine.

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Riverdale Receives $25,000 from State Farm's Celebrate My Drive
Riverdale Receives $25,000 from State Farm's Celebrate My Drive

Riverdale High School is one of the recipients of 25-thousand dollars from State Farm's "Celebrate My Drive." It's the company's program to encourage safe driving in high schools across the country.

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Courts say NO to appeal filed by convicted rapist - Victim only 1 in Rutherford County
Courts say NO to appeal filed by convicted rapist - Victim only 1 in Rutherford County

Court records show the abuse started when the victim was only 1-year of age...

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Rover Schedule and Route Changes
Public Meeting Scheduled for Rover Schedule and Route Changes

The City of Murfreesboro will conduct a public meeting at Murfreesboro City Hall, 111 West Vine Street, City Council Chambers, December 10, 2014, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., to provide an opportunity for public comment related to proposed Rover route and schedule changes.

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

City Hall and other city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov 27, 2014, and Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

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China Spring on Middle Tennessee Blvd. Burglarized
China Spring on Middle Tennessee Blvd. Burglarized

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a commercial burglary at China Spring on Middle Tennessee Boulevard, near Fred's. A burglary alarm was responded to by M-P-D Saturday morning just after 4am.

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N. Academy Man Charged with Aggravated Assault
N. Academy Man Charged with Aggravated Assault

A 39-year old North Academy man was arrested on aggravated assault charges. T.L. Pinto was charged after a witness corroborated the victim's story.

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Fake $50 Bills Circulating in M'boro & Manchester
Fake $50 Bills Circulating in M'boro & Manchester

The loss prevention officer at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway called Murfreesboro Police to report $950 in fake 50-dollar bills were used in their store.

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Chariot Drive Woman Faces DUI, DOR and Reckless Endangerment Charges
Chariot Drive Woman Faces DUI, DOR and Reckless Endangerment Charges

A Chariot Drive woman faces various charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated with her 14-year old and five-year old children in the car.

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Shoshone Place Man & Accomplices Face Burglary, Handgun & Theft Charges
Shoshone Place Man & Accomplices Face Burglary, Handgun & Theft Charges

A Shoshone Place man faces a laundry list of charges after a Saturday domestic situation. The victim called Murfreesboro Police after she suspected the accused, Brandon Lee Rowlette, age 28, was inside her home.

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Journeys in Community Living "Heart Tree"

Journeys in Community Living clients (mostly in our residential homes) have made a list of small items they would like for Christmas.

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RuCo Deputies Investigate Fradulent Comcast Account
RuCo Deputies Investigate Fradulent Comcast Account

A Lascassas man is a victim of identity theft after a fraudulent Comcast account was opened up in his name.

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Journeys in Community Living "Heart Tree"

Journeys in Community Living clients (mostly in our residential homes) have made a list of small items they would like for Christmas.

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TSSAA Class 6A Brackets After Quarterfinals
TSSAA Class 6A Brackets After Quarterfinals

Here is the updated bracket, complete with scores, for Class 6A.

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Murfreesboro Man Found Dead in St. John, Virgin Islands
Murfreesboro Man Found Dead in St. John, Virgin Islands

An insurance company owner and Murfreesboro native was found dead with a head wound Tuesday morning in St. John, Virgin Islands. Edward H. Netherland was found in his isolated rental home at the farthest reach of an undeveloped luxury subdivision at Privateer Bay.

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Flag raised for 3 Local Children Who Died in 2014 as a Result of Child Abuse
Flag raised for 3 Local Children Who Died in 2014 as a Result of Child Abuse

"November 19 marks the end of the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth," announced Child Advocacy Center director Sharon De Boer."

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Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter Program will be OPEN for the homeless Thursday
Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter Program will be OPEN for the homeless Thursday

The Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter will again be open Thursday evening as the temps dip down below 30.

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See the fantastic artwork by local MTSU students at Murfree Galleries
See the fantastic artwork by local MTSU students at Murfree Galleries

In Murfree Gallery I the project features artwork by a number of art majors including Kandace Lovett, Holly Hagan, Chloe Campbell, Kari Owen, and Sarah Al-Ansari.

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Super Hero Training in Murfreesboro
Super Hero Training in Murfreesboro

Instructor Allison Davidson, right, and other participants in Superhero training class, chase each other around the room...

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Suspect accused of using stolen Social Security number to gain employment in Murfreesboro
Suspect accused of using stolen Social Security number to gain employment in Murfreesboro

A worker at a local hotel has been arrested after Murfreesboro Police were contacted by authorities in Torrance, California.

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U.S. Veterans to camp out in Murfreesboro to bring more awareness to homelessness
U.S. Veterans to camp out in Murfreesboro to bring more awareness to homelessness

Over Thanksgiving weekend, members of the United States Military Vets Motorcycle Club (a non-profit organization) will be living outside for 48 hours in a shopping center parking lot in Murfreesboro.

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The electric scam strikes a Murfreesboro business AGAIN
The electric scam strikes a Murfreesboro business AGAIN

The electric scam is back and has struck a local restaurant.

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Dating website turns into a scam website for a Murfreesboro woman
Dating website turns into a scam website for a Murfreesboro woman

There is a new scam around every corner, or so it seems.

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Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise
Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise

A contagious infection that most people thought was a long-distant memory is on the rise in Tennessee.

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Want to be a part of the upcoming CASH MOB in Murfreesboro?
Want to be a part of the upcoming CASH MOB in Murfreesboro?

Participates are invited to meet and do a specific action, via social media or text messages.

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City Council Seeks Recommendations
City Council Seeks Recommendations

City Council discusses traffic light camera recommendations from Chief of Police.

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Black Friday is nearing - local shopping center giving away $5,000 in prizes
Black Friday is nearing - local shopping center giving away $5,000 in prizes

As part of its Black Friday festivities, Stones River Mall will award lucky shoppers more than $5,000 in prizes and gift cards during the Be Present to Win Giveaway on Friday, Nov. 28.

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Social responsibility and volunteering in Rutherford County

The program's ultimate goal is to train volunteers to serve in nonprofit leadership roles, such as nonprofit boards, in both Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Help homeless children in Rutherford County - Drop off a toy at Southeastern Tire
Help homeless children in Rutherford County - Drop off a toy at Southeastern Tire

A drop off box is at Southeastern Tire on NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro.

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MTSU is BEST for Veterans
MTSU is BEST for Veterans

Middle Tennessee State University has again been named among the best colleges nationally for supporting student veterans by the Military Times.

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Tennessee's prescription drug abuse is hurting newborn children
Tennessee's prescription drug abuse is hurting newborn children

Tennessee's prescription drug abuse epidemic is harming a generation of unborn and newborn infants across the state.

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$40,000 of Equipment burned in Murfreesboro
$40,000 of Equipment burned in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's District 9 was dispatched to Almar Knot Drive for a report of construction equipment on fire around 11:45 Wednesday morning.

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Former State Representative Joe Carr seeking chairman's seat of the Tennessee Republican Party
Former State Representative Joe Carr seeking chairman's seat of the Tennessee Republican Party

"I've been a Tennessee Republican since 1978, run several successful small businesses, represented the 48th District for 6 years and received over 271,000....

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S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Taken in Ebay Scam
S. Rutherford Blvd. Woman Taken in Ebay Scam

A South Rutherford Boulevard woman is the latest victim in an Ebay scam. She reported to Murfreesboro Police Saturday she found a car she wanted to buy on Ebay.

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DUI & Drug Charges Facing a Thompson Road Man
DUI & Drug Charges Facing a Thompson Road Man

A Thompson Road man faces several alcohol and drug charges after someone called Murfreesboro Police about a possible impaired driver.

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Moose Lodge to host fundraiser for Wounded Warriors on Tuesday
Moose Lodge to host fundraiser for Wounded Warriors on Tuesday

The Murfreesboro Moose Lodge on N.W. Broad St. will raise donations to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty.

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Read to Succeed Spelling Bee Tonight
Read to Succeed Spelling Bee Tonight

Can you spell "TONIGHT"? That's when the annual Read to Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held at World Outreach Church on New Salem Highway.

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Veteran's Day is Tuesday
Veteran's Day is Tuesday

November 11th is a day we set aside to honor our country's veterans. This year is no different. Several events are scheduled.

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State Leaders to Hear from Educators

Rutherford County state legislative leaders will join members of both the Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County School Boards for a joint meeting this week.

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Weekend Fire at La Vergne Hotel
Weekend Fire at La Vergne Hotel

There were no injuries after a fire inside a La Vergne hotel. The incident happened Saturday around 11am at the Oasis Motel on Charter Place.

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UPDATE: The Sports*Com remodel project is underway
UPDATE: The Sports*Com remodel project is underway

The Murfreesboro Sports*Com remodel project is now officially underway and dirt is on the move.

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Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0
Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0

Oakland continues to roll after eliminating Mt. Juliet. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0
Oakland Routs Mt. Juliet 53-0

Oakland continues to roll after eliminating Mt. Juliet. NewsRadio WGNS' Monte Hale, Jr. has more from Ray Hughes Stadium.

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REMINDER: Limited opportunity to drive the yet to be released 2015 Ford F-150
REMINDER: Limited opportunity to drive the yet to be released 2015 Ford F-150

"The new F-150 is a game changer," said Doug Scott, marketing manager, Ford Truck Group.

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A place where the elderly can relax
A place where the elderly can relax

WGNS' Scott Walker recently spoke to Jamie Watters with Mindful Care, a program of Elders First...

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"Turkey Tee Off" golf tournament will be held on Saturday, November 8

"There will be a $10,000 prize for a hole in one at the 'Turkey Tee Off' on Saturday," said golf tournament co-chairman Mike Becker.

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Japanese Consul General to headline International Education Week at MTSU
Japanese Consul General to headline International Education Week at MTSU

The Consul-General of Japan highlights a dynamic celebration of International Education Week at MTSU.

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State House: Terry Elected to 48th District, Sparks Re-Elected to 49th District
State House: Terry Elected to 48th District, Sparks Re-Elected to 49th District

Dr. Bryan Terry will be the new State Representative in District 48, succeeding Joe Carr who ran for U.S. Senate. 49th District State Represenative Mike Sparks will remain in office, defeating Democratic challenger Mike Williams by 3,247 votes.

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Nearly 28% Voter Turnout in RuCo
Nearly 28% Voter Turnout in RuCo

It was a busy first election for newly appointed Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley. The county saw 57,609 people cast ballots, which is nearly 28-percent voter turnout.

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Voters Approve All 4 Constitutional Amendments
Voters Approve All 4 Constitutional Amendments

Rutherford County voted with the state's majority in approving the four state Constitutional amendments on the ballot.

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Smyrna Voters Keep Reed as Mayor
Smyrna Voters Keep Reed as Mayor

Voters in Smyrna kept Mary Esther Reed as mayor, defeating challenger Jeff Hollingshead by 648 votes. Reed received nearly 54-percent of the vote (4,505) to Hollingshead's 46-percent (3,857).

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Incumbents Win Congressional, Senate & Gubernatorial Races
Incumbents Win Congressional, Senate & Gubernatorial Races

Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais has held on to his U.S. House seat.

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The annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14th
The annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14th

The theme of the Christmas Parade is your interpretation of "All I want for Christmas is..."

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Do you have the perfect tree to be used as the Rutherford County Square Christmas Tree?
Do you have the perfect tree to be used as the Rutherford County Square Christmas Tree?

The tree will be used in front of the Rutherford County Courthouse.

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Bill Shacklett Elected to M'boro City Council
Bill Shacklett Elected to M'boro City Council

Bill Shacklett returns to the Murfreesboro City Council. He defeated two challengers for the vacant seat of former Councilman Toby Gilley, who gave up his seat after winning a General Sessions judgeship.

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Waldron Unseats Mosley for La Vergne Mayor
Waldron Unseats Mosley for La Vergne Mayor

Longtime La Vergne Alderman Dennis Waldron is the new mayor of La Vergne. He defeated incumbent Mayor Senna Mosley by 133 votes.

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Eagleville Has New Mayor & Councilmembers
Eagleville Has New Mayor & Councilmembers

Eagleville Councilman Travis Brown is the new mayor. He ran unopposed for the position after longtime Mayor Sam Tune decided not to seek re-election.

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Woman makes a small mistake during shoplifting incident in Murfreesboro
Woman makes a small mistake during shoplifting incident in Murfreesboro

A 26-year old woman accused of shoplifting at Walmart was positively identified after a small mistake...

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The new indoor Tennis facility at Old Fort Park continues to near completion
The new indoor Tennis facility at Old Fort Park continues to near completion

We have more new pictures from the construction site of the first city operated indoor tennis courts... We are told that they should be complete by early 2015.

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Sex Offender originally convicted for incident with a child, found to be living near a daycare in Murfreesboro
Sex Offender originally convicted for incident with a child, found to be living near a daycare in Murfreesboro

It didn't take long for police to learn his true identity and to find out that he was not supposed to be near any daycare's.

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Strong arm robbery in parking lot of S. Church Street restaurant deemed to be FALSE
Strong arm robbery in parking lot of S. Church Street restaurant deemed to be FALSE

Police headed to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant on South Church Street at 10:00 Saturday morning in reference to a strong arm robbery.

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Friday Night Thunder Playoff Bracket Projections

Dennis Weaver of Friday Night Thunder has come up with playoff projections for the TSSAA football playoffs, which begin next week.

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Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20
Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20

Despite a third quarter comeback attempt, Blackman drops their first game of the year at Hoover, Alabama, 35-20.

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Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20
Hoover Beats Blackman 35-20

Despite a third quarter comeback attempt, Blackman drops their first game of the year at Hoover, Alabama, 35-20.

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UPDATE: Man allegedly kidnaps three and holds them at knifepoint
UPDATE: Man allegedly kidnaps three and holds them at knifepoint

Once police made entry into the house, they not only found two of the three women in question, but also Frazier hiding under clothes and blankets in the home.

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Election Day: City Schools Open; County Closed
Election Day: City Schools Open; County Closed

With election day coming up Tuesday, Murfreesboro City Schools are making plans to have voters in their buildings while school is in session.

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Looking for a job? 450 Positions need to be filled!
Looking for a job? 450 Positions need to be filled!

A career fair will for jobs in Rutherford County and several surrounding areas will be held in nearby Lebanon, Tennessee.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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Riverdale Beats Smyrna 42-20
Riverdale Beats Smyrna 42-20

Riverdale scored 21-unanswered points in the third quarter to open up a big lead enroute to a 42-to-20 win at Smyrna.

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La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1
La Vergne in Playoffs; Oakland Goes 9-and-1

The La Vergne Wolverines haven't been in the playoffs since 2006. That is until this year. They defeated Siegel 56-to-23 and punched a ticket to the playoffs for just the fourth time in school history.

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Riverdale Beats Smyrna 42-20
Riverdale Beats Smyrna 42-20

Riverdale scored 21-unanswered points in the third quarter to open up a big lead enroute to a 42-to-20 win at Smyrna.

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Rutherford County to reach 420,000 by year 2030
Rutherford County to reach 420,000 by year 2030

As Rutherford County continues to grow, so will the need for services. Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess stated...

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Screaming Eagle Honor Flight for our Veterans in Rutherford County
Screaming Eagle Honor Flight for our Veterans in Rutherford County

Michael Zietz from Oakland High School and Madison Childers from Blackman High School are leading an effort to raise money for the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight.

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Airport rage said to involve a Bedford County man

We learned from our friends at the Shelbyville Times Gazette that a Shelbyville man faces charges after a brawl at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport last Thursday.

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Abortion amendment too close to call in a new MTSU Poll
Abortion amendment too close to call in a new MTSU Poll

A close vote may be in store for Tennessee's proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, according to the latest statewide MTSU Poll.

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14 Graduate from the 12th Session of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Citizens Fire Academy
14 Graduate from the 12th Session of Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Citizens Fire Academy

The students completed a six-weeks course in which they participated in activities that MFRD personnel perform on the job.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says his department will grow
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says his department will grow

Sheriff Robert Arnold stated that as our population grows, so will law enforcement departments...

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Local teen talks about her love for horses in Murfreesboro
Local teen talks about her love for horses in Murfreesboro

WGNS' Scott Walker spoke to local teen Hanah Coleman about her love for horseback riding...

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Man Shot Near Oakland Mansion

A man has been airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after being shot in the face on East Lokey Avenue and Christy Court.

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NewsRadio WGNS
NewsRadio WGNS "LIVE" at Murphy Madness

Murphy Madness is coming up this Thursday and it's Blue Raider fans first chance to see the newly renovated Murphy Center and this year's mens' and women's basketball teams. PLUS, NEWSRADIO WGNS WILL BROADCAST "LIVE."

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Cold & Flu Season: When to Keep Kids Home from School
Cold & Flu Season: When to Keep Kids Home from School

It's a dilemma for every parent. When to keep their kids home from school when they don't feel well.

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Stab wound to the abdomen and an attempted murder charge
Stab wound to the abdomen and an attempted murder charge

An apparent road rage situation led to one driver suffering a stab wound to his abdomen and a suspect arrested on an attempted murder charge Friday, a Rutherford County Sheriff's supervisor said.

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MTSU Student Recovering After Deer Crashes into His Windshield
MTSU Student Recovering After Deer Crashes into His Windshield

It's been a long three week for Michael Pethke (PET-key). He's the MTSU student who was critially hurt when a deer crashed through the windshield of his truck in Bell Buckle.

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Halloween hayride at Barfield Park was fun for all this past weekend
Halloween hayride at Barfield Park was fun for all this past weekend

Both the Haunted and the Not So Haunted hayrides were fun for the entire community this past weekend.

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Little Hero At Buddy Walk
Little Hero At Buddy Walk

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes but this little hero is extra special, at least that's what his family thinks.

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Smyrna woman arrested after leaving the scene of a pedestrian accident involving 15-year old
Smyrna woman arrested after leaving the scene of a pedestrian accident involving 15-year old

The Smyrna woman was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, filing a false report, reckless driving and failure to render aid.

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UPDATE: Man Hit by a Dumptruck on Barfield-Crescent Road
UPDATE: Man Hit by a Dumptruck on Barfield-Crescent Road

A Nashville man was hit by a dump truck on Barfield-Crescent Road. Twenty-year old Fredrico Martinez, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, was walking westbound on Barfield-Crescent.

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RuCo & M'boro City Schools Half Day Tuesday

Students in Rutherford County Schools and Murfreesboro City Schools will only go a half day on Tuesday.

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Woman accused of shoplifting over $500 in clothing arrested
Woman accused of shoplifting over $500 in clothing arrested

$660 worth of clothing was recovered by a loss prevention worker at the JC Penny store...

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Man allegedly tells local fast food workers that he kills people for a living
Man allegedly tells local fast food workers that he kills people for a living

A Little Rock, Arkansas man visiting a Murfreesboro Wendy's restaurant allegedly stated to workers at the establishment, "That he kills people for a living and that it was time to begin."

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Man on state probation found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs
Man on state probation found to be in possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs

The probation officer conducted a search of Hardin and recovered a bag of heroin, a bag of cocaine, a bag of marijuana and a box containing 12 Suboxone.

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Man Allegedly Tries to Tase Dogs
Man Allegedly Tries to Tase Dogs

A Murfreesboro woman reported to police a man tried to tase her dogs while they were being walked on a leash. The incident happened on Saturday.

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Saturday's Open House at Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Headquarters was a great success!
Saturday's Open House at Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Headquarters was a great success!

In 1964, the now existing Headquarters located at 202 East Vine Street was built.

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Smyrna Shooting / Standoff
Smyrna Shooting / Standoff

Smyrna Police arrest a man after a brief standoff and reports of a shooting. Sergeant Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS they received a call around 3:20 Saturday afternoon in reference to a possible shooting at 115 Berry Wood Drive.

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RuCo Crime Map
RuCo Crime Map

Wondering where crime is occurring in Rutherford County? Check out this map from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.

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Three Blackman Students making a difference for veterans
Three Blackman Students making a difference for veterans

Three Blackman High School students, Neyda Calixto, Joseph Brown, and Madison Childers, have taken upon the challenge to raise money for Screaming Eagles Honor Flight.

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MTSU Social Science Symposium:
MTSU Social Science Symposium: "Worth Every Penny?: Debt, Education and Opportunity"

MTSU student, faculty and visiting scholars will discuss whether the opportunities that higher education provides are worth the debt it often requires...

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Special guest at MTCS Steak Dinner is a pretty funny guy!
Special guest at MTCS Steak Dinner is a pretty funny guy!

The speaker is a nationally known popular comedy entertainer whose impressive list of credits includes NBC's The Tonight Show, CBS's The Late, Late Show and NBC's Young Comedians Special.

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Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28
Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28

Blackman goes undefeated in District 7-Triple-A play in 2014 with a home win over Siegel.

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Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28
Blackman Remains Undefeated, Beats Siegel 42-28

Blackman goes undefeated in District 7-Triple-A play in 2014 with a home win over Siegel.

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Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20
Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20

It was 28-20 Oakland and Riverdale had the ball midway through the fourth quarter when a costly fumble changed the course of the game.

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Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20
Oakland Wins Battle of the 'Boro 42-20

It was 28-20 Oakland and Riverdale had the ball midway through the fourth quarter when a costly fumble changed the course of the game.

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Expert speaker on green and renewable chemistry to appear at MTSU Friday
Expert speaker on green and renewable chemistry to appear at MTSU Friday

An expert in green and renewable chemistry will appear at MTSU Friday, Oct. 24, to talk about how science can help reduce waste and create more environmentally friendly processes and products.

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La Vergne moving to 5A; Maryville moving up to 6A

District 7-AAA football will have a new look in 2015. With the new Class 6A football playoffs going to a new format next year, in which the top 32 schools across the state with the highest enrollment will be placed into Class 6A, it means it will no longer be an all Rutherford County district.

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La Vergne moving to 5A; Maryville moving up to 6A
La Vergne moving to 5A; Maryville moving up to 6A

District 7-AAA football will have a new look in 2015. With the new Class 6A football playoffs going to a new format next year, in which the top 32 schools across the state with the highest enrollment will be placed into Class 6A, it means it will no longer be an all Rutherford County district.

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Suspect accused of possessing handgun with drugs
Suspect accused of possessing handgun with drugs

The driver of a car pulled over on North Rutherford Boulevard is accused of possessing a gun and weed at the same time which is a no-no in most cases.

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Trees along the Oakland's Mansion driveway to be removed and replaced
Trees along the Oakland's Mansion driveway to be removed and replaced

For years, visitors to Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro have been greeted by a majestic tree line of pin oak trees as they entered the historic grounds.

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Governor's proclamation recognizes the state's afterschool programs' role in developing children
Governor's proclamation recognizes the state's afterschool programs' role in developing children

"Research shows that students participating in high-quality afterschool programs have better school attendance, grades and standard test performance compared to students who do not..."

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Memorial Blvd. Wal-Mart Opens
Memorial Blvd. Wal-Mart Opens

The Wal-Mart on Memorial Boulevard, near the Murfreesboro Airport, is open.

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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

Averting a jury trial set for late October, former Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel reached a settlement in his lawsuit against Sheriff Robert Arnold...

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Ankle bracelets and house arrest instead of jail would possibly save the county millions
Ankle bracelets and house arrest instead of jail would possibly save the county millions

Ankle bracelets and placing a pre-trial inmates under house arrest instead of actually holding an inmate behind bars would possibly save the county millions of dollars.

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History celebrated at the Murfreesboro Fire Department Vine Street Location
History celebrated at the Murfreesboro Fire Department Vine Street Location

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department will host an open house Saturday, October 25 from 1:00 -3:00 pm at the Headquarters fire station located at 202 E. Vine Street to celebrate the building turning 50.

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480 Athletes and approximately 8,000 spectators to visit Rutherford County this week
480 Athletes and approximately 8,000 spectators to visit Rutherford County this week

The TSSAA Division I and Division II State Girls' Volleyball Championships will be held October 22-24 at Blackman High School, Siegel High School, and Siegel Middle...

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Congrats to the Siegel Stars Marching Band!
Congrats to the Siegel Stars Marching Band!

he Siegel Stars Marching Band went to Farragut High School in Knoxville this past Saturday where they not only entered...

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Veterans Day Parade on the VA Campus will be Nov. 8, 2014 / Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14, 2014
Veterans Day Parade on the VA Campus will be Nov. 8, 2014 / Christmas Parade will be Dec. 14, 2014

For the first time ever, the York VA Medical Center is putting together a Veterans Day Parade on November 8th. Jessica Schiefer with the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System told WGNS...

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WGNS Expands News & Community Commitment
WGNS Expands News & Community Commitment

Since 1947, WGNS has been taken seriously our commitment to Rutherford County. The "GNS" in Good Neighbor Station is something we work each day to uphold.

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Cash Mobsters headed to Slick Pig BBQ, will you be one of them
Cash Mobsters headed to Slick Pig BBQ, will you be one of them

"Mobsters" will descend on Slick Pig BBQ, Thursday...

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WARNING: Watch out for deer in Rutherford County
WARNING: Watch out for deer in Rutherford County

Multiple deer have been spotted in the area of Barfield Park, 231 South and Veterans Parkway in recent days.

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DENIED AGAIN: Man accused of twisting the neck of a child told his court case will not move forward
DENIED AGAIN: Man accused of twisting the neck of a child told his court case will not move forward

We have another update on a court case that has hit a brick wall involving a man accused of twisting the neck of his child.

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WGNS Expands News & Community Commitment
WGNS Expands News & Community Commitment

Since 1947, WGNS has been taken seriously our commitment to Rutherford County. The "GNS" in Good Neighbor Station is something we work each day to uphold.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Soliciting Statutory Rape of a Minor
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Soliciting Statutory Rape of a Minor

An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Rutherford County man charged with Solicitation of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of Statutory Rape of a Minor.

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INTERESTING: Nobel Prize winning chemist to be first featured speaker in NEW MTSU Science Building Monday evening
INTERESTING: Nobel Prize winning chemist to be first featured speaker in NEW MTSU Science Building Monday evening

Kroto shared the 1996 Nobel Prize with Robert F. Curl Jr. and Richard E. Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes, a series of carbon molecules...

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Martin's Home & Garden Fall Festival
Martin's Home & Garden Fall Festival

Hundreds showed up for the Martin's Home and Garden Fall Festival Saturday. From a pick your own pumpkin patch to a hayride for the kids...

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The new indoor Murfreesboro Tennis Courts are coming along nicely
The new indoor Murfreesboro Tennis Courts are coming along nicely

We are told that they should be complete by early 2015.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Gloria Christy Talks with Charlie Daniels
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Gloria Christy Talks with Charlie Daniels

Gloria Christy has an exclusive interview with country music star Charlie Daniels. He opens up about Volunteer Jam, helping soldiers who are coming home needing our support and more.

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By law, you must obtain a burn permit for any outdoor fire
By law, you must obtain a burn permit for any outdoor fire

Last year, 6,427 burn permits were issued for Rutherford County alone, according to David Warren...

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Whittle Speaks to Help Raise Funds For 'Way of Hope'
Whittle Speaks to Help Raise Funds For 'Way of Hope'

Murfreesboro Post/Cannon Courier newspaper columnist and regular WGNS talk show guest Dan Whittle is the scheduled "featured speaker" Thursday night (Oct. 16) as part of ministry Way of Hope's Dinner and Fashion Show.

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Local 5k helps to bring in $10,000 for local charities in Murfreesboro area
Local 5k helps to bring in $10,000 for local charities in Murfreesboro area

The event raised $10,000 for local charities, $5,000 for The Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, Inc. and $5,000 for Murfreesboro Rescue Mission.

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Some Prep Football Teams Move October 31st Games
Some Prep Football Teams Move October 31st Games

To avoid Halloween and hopefully boost attendance at local games, some local prep football teams are moving their October 31st games to Thursday night.

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Some Prep Football Teams Move October 31st Games
Some Prep Football Teams Move October 31st Games

To avoid Halloween and hopefully boost attendance at local games, some local prep football teams are moving their October 31st games to Thursday night.

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John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry a Success
John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry a Success

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry for MTSU baseball was another huge success. It was held last (Wednesday) night at the MTSU Livestock Pavilion.

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John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry a Success
John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry a Success

The annual John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry for MTSU baseball was another huge success. It was held last (Wednesday) night at the MTSU Livestock Pavilion.

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MTSU Baseball Fish Fry Wednesday
MTSU Baseball Fish Fry Wednesday

This is the week Blue Raider baseball hosts the "John Stanford Grand Slam Fish Fry." It will be held Wednesday, beginning at 6pm at the Livestock Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

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Martin's Home and Garden Fall Festival Saturday
Martin's Home and Garden Fall Festival Saturday

You'll want to visit Martin's Home and Garden this Saturday. They're having a fall festival from 9am until 4pm at their location on Broad, across from Demos'.

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Rutherford County Government United Way Online Auction
Rutherford County Government United Way Online Auction

The Rutherford County Government annual online auction, benefiting the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon County, is LIVE.

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Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue aims to reduce fires
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue aims to reduce fires

The cold weather is on its way and everyone will soon be trying to heat their homes. Did you know that heating...

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October 'Adventures in Murphy's Burrow' features Mayor McFarland
October 'Adventures in Murphy's Burrow' features Mayor McFarland

Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland is the featured guest on this month's episode of "Adventures in Murphy's Burrow," an educational adventure for children and adults to learn about the City of Murfreesboro.

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Driving on a Revoked License, 7th Offense
Driving on a Revoked License, 7th Offense

A 45-year old Tennell Court man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police for allegedly driving on a revoked license for the seventh time.

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Local Homeless Man Reportedly Tries to Bribe MPD Officer with Heroin
Local Homeless Man Reportedly Tries to Bribe MPD Officer with Heroin

A local homeless man, who was found unconscious outside PetsMart on Old Fort Parkway, is now in jail after reportedly trying to bribe a police officer with heroin.

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W College Street Closed at CSX Underpass

West College Street is closed at the CSX Underpass until further notice due to high water.

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Flooding Getting Better
Flooding Getting Better

The National Weather Service says flooded streams should get better by Wednesday. The Rutherford County Highway Department reported to them there were several local roads impassable due to high water from the heavy rainfall.

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Death With Dignity Act: Suicide Or Not?
Death With Dignity Act: Suicide Or Not?

A terminally ill woman plans to end her life under the Death With Dignity Act.

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Self Defense event to benefit Special Kids in Murfreesboro

A Self-Defense Seminar and Fundraiser hosted by Science of Self-Defense to benefit Special Kids, Inc.

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3,500 Pounds worth of used car batteries have been stolen in Murfreesboro
3,500 Pounds worth of used car batteries have been stolen in Murfreesboro

No way... Over 3,000 pounds of USED batteries were stolen from MID-Tenn Metal Exchange in Murfreesboro.

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Wal-Mart Parking Lot Robbery, MPD Needs Your Help
Wal-Mart Parking Lot Robbery, MPD Needs Your Help

Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects who robbed a couple with a young son at the South Rutherford Wal-Mart.

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Home Depot worker admits to theft at local store
Home Depot worker admits to theft at local store

A police report dated October 13, 2014 shows that 21-year old Taylor Truss admitted to the theft.

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Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms
Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms

There is a November 1st deadline to apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship. Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College, says it's a unique scholarship available beginning with this year's high school seniors.

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T-CAT Locations Hosting Scholarship Saturday
T-CAT Locations Hosting Scholarship Saturday

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Murfreesboro will open up its computer lab from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for area high school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and fill out their college applications as part of a statewide Scholarship Saturday.

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Murfreesboro Leaf Collection Set to Get Underway Oct. 20th
Murfreesboro Leaf Collection Set to Get Underway Oct. 20th

Leaf collection season will get underway October 20, 2014. The Murfreesboro Streets and Solid Waste departments plan to utilize the same system first implemented in 2013 to improve service and efficiencies for the City and its customers.

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Baden brings focus on medical examiner training to MTSU for Oct. 21 lecture
Baden brings focus on medical examiner training to MTSU for Oct. 21 lecture

Veteran medical examiner Michael Baden has played a role in some of history's most celebrated investigations, and now he'll share his knowledge with the MTSU community Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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MTSU helps bring history to community with special Oct. 18 speakers
MTSU helps bring history to community with special Oct. 18 speakers

MTSU is helping to bring history to the community during Rutherford County Heritage Month with a special public event, "The Legacy of Stones River," set Saturday, Oct. 18, at Murfreesboro's First Presbyterian Church.

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Early Voting Begins Wednesday
Early Voting Begins Wednesday

Early voting for the November 4th general election will begin Wednesday and continue through October 30th.

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WIND ADVISORY, FLOOD WATCH, SEVERE WEATHER
WIND ADVISORY, FLOOD WATCH, SEVERE WEATHER

A flood watch and wind advisory has been issued in advance of severe weather, which is expected tonight in middle Tennessee. The National Weather Service is predicting a strong line of storms to form to the west and push through our area between 9pm and 12am. In advance of the line of storms, strong to severe storms could pop up ahead of the line. High winds, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes are possible with storms. Stay weather aware today and tonight

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Murfreesboro advises motorists to use caution navigating flooded streets
Murfreesboro advises motorists to use caution navigating flooded streets

Motorists are urged to use caution this afternoon and this evening following heavy rains this past weekend with more rain and a powerful storm system expected.

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Farmer's Market Classes include Mushroom Gardening and Lasagna Gardening

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market has free classes that begin at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center each Tuesday and Friday while the market is open.

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New clinic for Smyrna residents

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic announces the opening of their newest MMC Now Family Walk-In Clinic in Smyrna.

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Bragg chairing Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee
Bragg chairing Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee

Tommy Bragg is no longer serving as Murfreesboro's mayor, but he is taking a presiding role as chairman of the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, a group set up to serve mass transportation demands in a 10-county area.

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MPD Investigating Shots Fired in Sulpher Springs area
MPD Investigating Shots Fired in Sulpher Springs area

Murfreesboro Police are investigating shots being fired on Pavillian Place, near Sulpher Springs Road. Officers responded to the area just after 3am Sunday morning.

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Man Arrested for Assault, Drugs Found in "Butt-Cheeks" at Jail

A 36-year old Netherlands Drive man faces various charges after a Murfreesboro Police gang unit covert operation. Marcus Lanier Haynes was arrested last Thursday.

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Dollar General on W. Northfield Blvd. Robbed at Knife point
Dollar General on W. Northfield Blvd. Robbed at Knife point

Murfreesboro Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at knife point. It happened Saturday around 7:40pm at the Dollar General on West Northfield Boulevard.

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Hillwood Court Man Faces Burglary, Assault & Drug Charges
Hillwood Court Man Faces Burglary, Assault & Drug Charges

A 19-year old Hillwood Court man faces various burglary, assault and drug charges. Murfreesboro Police report they were called to the 200 block of Hillwood Court in reference to a suicidal subject, possibly armed with an AR-15.

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Man Arrested for Assault after Distrubance at Hilton Garden Inn
Man Arrested for Assault after Distrubance at Hilton Garden Inn

A 51-year old Murfreesboro man faces assault charges after allegedly threatening hotel workers and police. Murfreesboro Police were called to 1335 Conference Center Boulevard, the location of Hilton Garden Inn.

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New Board Member at Branches Counseling Center

Robert B. Schwarz has been elected to the Board of Directors at Branches Counseling Center. Branches is a non-profit, faith based counseling center headquartered in Murfreesboro.

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Severe Weather and Flooding Possible through Tuesday
Severe Weather and Flooding Possible through Tuesday

Rough weather is expected for the mid-state. Severe weather is possible anytime through Tuesday. However, a cold front will sweep through overnight Monday into Tuesday and it's likely to bring intense storms.

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Severe Weather and Flooding Possible through Tuesday
Severe Weather and Flooding Possible through Tuesday

Rough weather is expected for the mid-state. Severe weather is possible anytime through Tuesday. However, a cold front will sweep through overnight Monday into Tuesday and it's likely to bring intense storms.

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Fall Break Fun Week
Fall Break Fun Week

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Dept. Fall Break Fun Week was a week of activities for kids out on Fall Break from area schools as well anyone else in the community that wanted to participate in activities that the Wilderness Station had to offer.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ebola Coverage
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ebola Coverage

We've often commented here on the abysmal state of science reporting, from numerical illiteracy to giving credence to pseudoscience to ignorance of scientific principles and results. And when all three problems are combined, the results can be a hyperbolic blend of misinformation that is not only misleading, but can be downright dangerous.

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Registration to Open for 4th Annual Special Kids Race
Registration to Open for 4th Annual Special Kids Race

Registration will open Saturday for the 4th Annual Special Kids Race presented by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter (MMC) to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at MMC in Murfreesboro.

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Golden Raiders urged to join celebration of MTSU Class of '64
Golden Raiders urged to join celebration of MTSU Class of '64

The MTSU Office of Alumni Relations is issuing a call for all Golden Raiders -- university graduates and students from the Class of 1964 and earlier -- to attend the annual reunion during Homecoming 2014 Oct. 17-18.

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Small Businesses May Dispose of Hazardous Materials
Small Businesses May Dispose of Hazardous Materials

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) now has provisions for businesses and not-for-profit agencies to dispose of hazardous waste.

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REALTORS® Announce Results of Charity Golf Scramble
REALTORS® Announce Results of Charity Golf Scramble

The Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS® could not have chosen a more perfect day for the 9th Annual MTAR Charity Golf Scramble presented by First Community Mortgage and Wilson Bank & Trust.

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18-Year Old Hit with a Brick
18-Year Old Hit with a Brick

An 18-year old Walnut Street man was reportedly hit with a brick during an assault. Murfreesboro Police report Calvin Miles was sitting at the intersection of Walnut and Lokey.

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Arnette Street Man Charged with 3rd DUI After Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Arnette Street Man Charged with 3rd DUI After Leaving the Scene of an Accident

A 35-year old Arnette Street man was arrested after a Murfreesboro Police officer heard a crash and saw cars leaving the scene. Dean Smythia allegedly hit a vehicle on the square around 1:30 Thursday morning.

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Power Outage Effects Highland Ave, Clark Blvd. Area
Power Outage Effects Highland Ave, Clark Blvd. Area

Lightning struck a breaker Friday morning at the corner of Clark Blvd. and Highland Ave., which knocked out power to about 12-hundred Murfreesboro Electric customers.

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Patterson Park Community Center's Youth Development Camp
Patterson Park Community Center's Youth Development Camp

Patterson Park Community Center is holding their Youth Development Fall Breakdown Camp during fall break for Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools.

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Fall Break Fun Week at the Wilderness Station
Fall Break Fun Week at the Wilderness Station

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Dept. Fall Break Fun Week is a week full of activities at the Wilderness Station.

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Suspect Uses Fake Cash to Pay for Gas
Suspect Uses Fake Cash to Pay for Gas

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a woman who tried to pay for gas with counterfeit money. A clerk at the Kroger gas station on Lascassas told police the woman attempted to pay for the gas with a fake 10-dollar bill.

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N. Tenn. Blvd. Woman Bitten by Dogs
N. Tenn. Blvd. Woman Bitten by Dogs

A 20-year old North Tennessee Boulevard woman was bitten by two dogs while walking outside her apartment. It happened just before 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

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Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10
Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10

The Oakland Patriots score with 1:38 to go in the game to defeat Chattanooga Baylor 17-10 Friday night.

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Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10
Oakland Scores Late to Defeat Baylor 17-10

The Oakland Patriots score with 1:38 to go in the game to defeat Chattanooga Baylor 17-10 Friday night.

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Taste of Hope Announces Top Honors for 2014 Culinary Tasting Event
Taste of Hope Announces Top Honors for 2014 Culinary Tasting Event

More than thirty restaurants and vendors took part in the eighth annual Taste of Hope (formerly named Taste of Stones River) held last month in the Belk parking lot.

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Smyrna CAP Squadron Travels for Yorktown and Citadel
Smyrna CAP Squadron Travels for Yorktown and Citadel

"Walk in the Steps of Heroes" was the slogan at Patriot's Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC. It could have also been the motto for Smyrna's Composite Civil Air Patrol squadron on their 3rd annual visit to the site recently.

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Bob Schwarz Elected to Board at Branches
Bob Schwarz Elected to Board at Branches

Robert B. Schwarz has been elected to the Board of Directors at Branches Counseling Center. Branches is a non-profit, faith based counseling center headquartered in Murfreesboro.

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Memphis Belle in Smyrna This Weekend; Special Story from Mike Bryan
Memphis Belle in Smyrna This Weekend; Special Story from Mike Bryan

You can fly in a B-17 World War II plane later this month! The fully restored aircraft will land at the Smyrna Airport on Saturday.

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Smyrna Senior Citizens Receives MTEMC Grant
Smyrna Senior Citizens Receives MTEMC Grant

Middle Tennessee Electric's Customers Care has donated $5,174.69 of its Operation Round Up funds to Smyrna Senior Citizens.

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Very Cold Winter Ahead According to Almanac
Very Cold Winter Ahead According to Almanac

This year's edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac is out and predicts a cold winter ahead for Middle Tennessee. Senior Associate Editor Sarah Perrault says you'll love this winter if you liked last year.

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Halloween at the Sheriff's Office
Halloween at the Sheriff's Office

Action heroes and princesses will show off their costumes and collect candy during the annual Rutherford County Sheriff's Office's Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 31.

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Costume Swap Moved from Stones River Mall to Vine Street
Costume Swap Moved from Stones River Mall to Vine Street

BoroFamily.com's Costume Swap will be held this Saturday, October 11th. Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the Costume Swap has been moved from Stones River Mall to a Downtown Murfreesboro location at 306 W. Vine Street.

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Counterfeit Money Found at Local Apartment Complex
Counterfeit Money Found at Local Apartment Complex

A 27-year old woman walking her dog stumbled upon what at first looked to be a big money find. Then, she quickly realized the money was fake.

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Richardson Ave. Man Faces Drug Charges
Richardson Ave. Man Faces Drug Charges

A 20-year old Richardson Avenue man faces various drug charges after being stopped by Murfreesboro Police. Fronzell Batts was stopped on East Main Street at Hancock for a traffic violation around 2 Tuesday afternoon.

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Silver Alert Cancelled

A silver alert was issued overnight for 84-year old Onnie Lafayette Wilhite. He was last seen leaving St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital around 7pm Wednesday when the silver alert was issued around 1:45am.

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MTSU studies business of Bonnaroo with help from festival organizers
MTSU studies business of Bonnaroo with help from festival organizers

Bonnaroo began as a way to reinvigorate outdoor music festivals, its organizers said Wednesday at MTSU, and over the last 13 years has used its business model to embrace and expand on the same peaceful, inclusive culture of the events that inspired it.

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MTSU students, alumni, fans await Oct. 18 homecoming activities
MTSU students, alumni, fans await Oct. 18 homecoming activities

MTSU's 2014 Homecoming features a 1960s theme that's a throwback to an era of hippies, Woodstock and psychedelic posters and music.

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Rutherford County Assessor Goes Green to Save You Green
Rutherford County Assessor Goes Green to Save You Green

The Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell has purchased the first Hybrid vehicles in Rutherford County for fleet use. The Rutherford County Property Assessor's office is the only assessor's office in the state to undertake this type of acquisition.

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United Way Uses 2-1-1 Service to Gauge Community Needs
United Way Uses 2-1-1 Service to Gauge Community Needs

Each year, thousands of people in Rutherford and Cannon counties turn to United Way's 2-1-1 service for help. In fact, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, United Way's 2-1-1 service received 9,150 calls by need from Rutherford and Cannon counties alone.

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Whittlemania Tickets on Sale for $10 at WGNS
Whittlemania Tickets on Sale for $10 at WGNS

Ten dollar Whittlemania meal tickets are available now at WGNS. Whittlemania namesake, Murfreesboro Post columnist Dan Whittle says the meal tickets you buy in October are redeemable for a $20 meal value in November through Nov. 26 at the new Peter D's Restaurant.

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New indoor tennis courts in Old Fort Park under construction
New indoor tennis courts in Old Fort Park under construction

The City has removed the 11,000 square feet Ag Center and are now in the process of constructing a 70,000 square feet indoor tennis facility with eight courts...

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Peterson to Talk Baseball Thursday Night on WGNS
Peterson to Talk Baseball Thursday Night on WGNS

Former MTSU baseball coach Steve Peterson will join the Primetime Sports crew this Thursday night, for a special two-hour show.

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CityTV Wins National Awards from NATOA
CityTV Wins National Awards from NATOA

Murfreesboro Communications Department's CityTV continues to be recognized nationally for quality government television programming.

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Rutherford County Spotlighted on 2015
Rutherford County Spotlighted on 2015 "South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups" List by ConventionSouth Magazine

Rutherford County has been chosen as one of ConventionSouth magazine's Editors' Picks for the 2015 South's Surprising Recreational Havens for Groups list.

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Hit and Run on N.W. Broad Near Battlefield
Hit and Run on N.W. Broad Near Battlefield

A 42-year old Glendale Drive woman was injured in a hit and run accident on Northwest Broad, near Battlefield Drive. It happened around 11:30 Sunday night.

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Motorcyclists Charged with Drag Racing
Motorcyclists Charged with Drag Racing

Complaints of motorcyclists' drag racing recklessly led to five drivers being cited Sunday night on Mona Road and Highway 542.

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MTSU students, faculty will observe fall break Oct. 11-14
MTSU students, faculty will observe fall break Oct. 11-14

While Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools are enjoying fall break this week, it's MTSU's turn next week. MTSU students and faculty will observe fall break from Saturday, Oct. 11, through Tuesday, Oct. 14.

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Nearly 1 in every 10 suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore
Nearly 1 in every 10 suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore

Depression affects all walks of life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression.

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Senior Citizens Fall Festival October 18th
Senior Citizens Fall Festival October 18th

The second annual "Senior Citizen Fall Festival", is coming up. It's free and open to the public from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, on the grounds of Northside Healthcare on East MTCS Road, just off Memorial.

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It's National 4-H Week
It's National 4-H Week

More than 6 million young people across the country are celebrating National 4-H Week. Here in Rutherford County, more than 35-hundred youth and over 150 volunteers are involved in 4-H.

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Chapel Hill Man Charged with Indecent Exposure
Chapel Hill Man Charged with Indecent Exposure

A 27-year old Chapel Hill man was recently arrested in Murfreesboro on various charges, including indecent exposure. Authorities report Christopher Schnapp was seen urinating toward the street on West Main.

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Man Wanted by Cannon County Captured by MPD
Man Wanted by Cannon County Captured by MPD

Murfreesboro Police have arrested a 27-year old Flat Rock Road man after receiving a "be on the lookout" for him. Travis Dewayne Lowe was wanted by Cannon County authorities.

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La Vergne Armed Robbery & Arrest
La Vergne Armed Robbery & Arrest

La Vergne Police make a quick arrest in an armed robbery on Riverwood Drive. Officer Eric Staats arrived Monday on scene where the victims told him two suspects in a silver Pontiac Grand AM pointed a handgun at them and took a backpack, with 80-dollars inside.

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Murfreesboro Half Marathon is THIS SATURDAY
Murfreesboro Half Marathon is THIS SATURDAY

The streets of Murfreesboro will welcome 3,250 half marathon athletes on Saturday for the Murfreesboro Half Marathon. The race, also known as "The Middle Half", sold out in under one day when registration opened in June.

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Murfreesboro Half Marathon is THIS SATURDAY
Murfreesboro Half Marathon is THIS SATURDAY

The streets of Murfreesboro will welcome 3,250 half marathon athletes on Saturday for the Murfreesboro Half Marathon. The race, also known as "The Middle Half", sold out in under one day when registration opened in June.

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Fall Break Fun Week
Fall Break Fun Week

Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Dept. Fall Break Fun Week is a week full of activities at the Wilderness Station.

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Find friends, support and fun at the Alive Teen Retreat
Find friends, support and fun at the Alive Teen Retreat

Being a teen can be difficult enough, but losing a loved one at a young age is one of the hardest things there is. Coming up in Rutherford County Oct. 17-19, the Alive Teen Retreat will give grieving youths a weekend full of new friends, support and fun.

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Second Ave. Man Calls 911, Drunk on Mouthwash
Second Ave. Man Calls 911, Drunk on Mouthwash

A Second Avenue man is in jail after calling 911 six times to say he was drunk. Sixty-two year old Robert Zettwoch was arrested Friday morning just after 8:30 by Murfreesboro Police.

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Bonnaroo seminar on October 8th at MTSU
Bonnaroo seminar on October 8th at MTSU

MTSU's College of Mass Communication is giving the university community unprecedented access Wednesday, Oct. 8, to the co-founders and organizers of one of music's largest and most popular events: the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

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Cool Start to October
Cool Start to October

We saw the first scattered frost of the season and it came several weeks early. A plunge of chilly air moved in last Friday night.

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La Vergne Police Sergeant Graduates from FBI National Academy
La Vergne Police Sergeant Graduates from FBI National Academy

Sgt. John Eubank of the La Vergne Police Department completed one of the most prestigious law enforcement training programs in the nation this month, graduating from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

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City Café Under New Ownership
City Café Under New Ownership

The iconic City Café on East Main Street is under new ownership in its 113th year. Tammy Greer and Teresa Kellogg took over from Rusty and Cindy Perkins last week.

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Simulators Debut for RuCo Teen Drivers
Simulators Debut for RuCo Teen Drivers

School Resource Officers hope to improve driving skills of Rutherford County high school students by using a simulator showing consequences of driving distracted and impaired.

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Murfreesboro Man Kidnapped, Assaulted
Murfreesboro Man Kidnapped, Assaulted

A 32-year old Murfreesboro man says he was kidnapped, taken to Ashland City, beaten and robbed. The victim, who we aren't identifying to protect him, contacted Murfreesboro Police Saturday afternoon to file a report.

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Shots Fired in Northfield Blvd
Shots Fired in Northfield Blvd

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 17-hundred block of Northfield Boulevard. Authorities were dispatched to Kings Crossing Apartments after 6:30 Sunday night.

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Find friends, support and fun at the Alive Teen Retreat
Find friends, support and fun at the Alive Teen Retreat

Being a teen can be difficult enough, but losing a loved one at a young age is one of the hardest things there is. Coming up in Rutherford County Oct. 17-19, the Alive Teen Retreat will give grieving youths a weekend full of new friends, support and fun.

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Smyrna National Night Out Against Crime
Smyrna National Night Out Against Crime

Smyrna will have their National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night. The Smyrna Police and Fire Departments along with the Smyrna Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will host the event at Lee Victory Parkway. It will be held from 4 until 7pm.

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RCSO Deputies Complete Northwestern Training
RCSO Deputies Complete Northwestern Training

Two Rutherford County Sheriff's Office supervisors studied budgets, leadership and command during the 10-week Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command course.

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Patterson Park Youth Development Camp (PHOTOS)
Patterson Park Youth Development Camp (PHOTOS)

Patterson Park Community Center is holding their Youth Development Fall Breakdown Camp during fall break for Murfreesboro City Schools and Rutherford County Schools.

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MTSU Asst. Softball Coach Arrested on DUI Charges
MTSU Asst. Softball Coach Arrested on DUI Charges

An assistant coach on the MTSU softball staff has been arrested. Murfreesboro Police report Kelley Leahan Montalvo, age 27, of Bradyville Pike, was arrested just before midnight Friday.

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"Hail" of a Storm

Stormy weather can be expected much of the week. Monday saw morning and afternoon storms, some which produced small hail.

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More Great Farmer's Market Classes This Week

This week, the Rutherford County Farmer's Market will have free classes once again.

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Start Smart Soccer
Start Smart Soccer

Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. introduced a new program this fall called Start Smart Soccer. It was a developmentally appropriate introductory soccer program for children 2-4 years old.

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Princess Training Class
Princess Training Class

Being a princess is more than just looking good in your crown. You have to know how to fight the evil dragons, run from the wicked witches, dodge all of your suitors and all with the poise and confidence.

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Frost Advisory Sunday Morning
Frost Advisory Sunday Morning

An early frost is likely for Rutherford and surrounding counties. The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory from 4-8am as temperatures drop to the mid-and-upper 30's. A frost advisory means frost is likely and sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

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Siegel Holds Off Smyrna 21-14
Siegel Holds Off Smyrna 21-14

Siegel scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half and held off Smyrna in the second to win their first district game, 21-14.

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MTCS Rolls to 7-0 with 50-3 Thumping of Moore Co.
MTCS Rolls to 7-0 with 50-3 Thumping of Moore Co.

Middle Tennessee Christian School rolls on to remain undefeated. WGNS' Monte Hale has more in this report from Thorneberry Stadium (PLUS ALL AREA SCORES)

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MT Stays on Top in C-USA, Top S. Miss 37-31
MT Stays on Top in C-USA, Top S. Miss 37-31

Austin Grammer turned in a career high and Middle Tennessee turned back Southern Miss, 37-31, to remain atop the C-USA standings at Floyd Stadium Saturday.

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MTSU flips punch line on 'Tonight Show' jab at 'Murfreersboro'
MTSU flips punch line on 'Tonight Show' jab at 'Murfreersboro'

Middle Tennessee State University is standing up for its hometown with some good-natured humor directed at "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon regarding the correct pronunciation of the midstate city's name.

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Siegel Holds Off Smyrna 21-14
Siegel Holds Off Smyrna 21-14

Siegel scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half and held off Smyrna in the second to win their first district game, 21-14.

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MTCS Rolls to 7-0 with 50-3 Thumping of Moore Co.
MTCS Rolls to 7-0 with 50-3 Thumping of Moore Co.

Middle Tennessee Christian School rolls on to remain undefeated. WGNS' Monte Hale has more in this report from Thorneberry Stadium (PLUS ALL AREA SCORES)

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TSSAA Football Scoreboard for Oct. 3rd
TSSAA Football Scoreboard for Oct. 3rd

Here are all of the football scores from October 3rd from the TSSAA.

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Comedian Talks About Murfreesboro Gig on 'Tonight Show'
Comedian Talks About Murfreesboro Gig on 'Tonight Show'

A comedian who appeared on The Tonight Show on Wednesday shared a story with Jimmy Fallon about a heckling experience he had during a gig in Murfreesboro.

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Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro
Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro

The victim told police that she was with Johnson when he offered to take her and her children to church the following morning.

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Week of 10-2-14: Middle School Football Scores / Final Standings

A special thanks to Jeff Jordan of the Murfreesboro Post for the middle school information.

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Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro running unopposed in race
Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro running unopposed in race

Ketron is unopposed for the district seat which includes LaVergne, Smyrna, Eagleville and Murfreesboro, as well as the Blackman, Walter Hill, Leanna, and Rockvale communities.

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City Council Approves $2.7 Million Plan
City Council Approves $2.7 Million Plan

Murfreesboro City Council approves a $2.7 million dollar plan to expand and renovate Sports*Com

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Man accused of stealing
Man accused of stealing "Guilty" Cologne in our Shoplifting Story of the Day

The loss prevention worker at the department store told Murfreesboro Police he recognized the suspect known as "Dennis" as someone who had stolen in the past...

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UPDATE WITH PHOTOS: N.W. Broad Street Store Robbed
UPDATE WITH PHOTOS: N.W. Broad Street Store Robbed

Murfreesboro Police detectives are investigating an armed robbery at the Murfreesboro Market on Northwest Broad. The owner, Nareshkumar Patel told police that an unknown male came into the store just before 6 o'clock Saturday

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Motlow Smyrna Center Biology Students Study Eastern Bluebird Activity
Motlow Smyrna Center Biology Students Study Eastern Bluebird Activity

The Motlow College Smyrna Center Conservation and Outdoor Recreation (COR) club recently constructed and installed bird boxes as part of a joint project involving the COR club and the Smyrna biology environmental science class.

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Local author talks about Vietnam and his thirty year career in flight
Local author talks about Vietnam and his thirty year career in flight

Captain Butcher has a story to tell about growing up in Tennessee, serving his country in Viet-Nam, and flying a thirty-year career with Delta Airlines, all covering the years 1939 to 1999.

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4-H Open House TONIGHT

Rutherford County 4-H will host an open house TONIGHT and you're invited. Agent Michael Shirley tells NewsRadio WGNS about the open house tonight.

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74% of females and and 43% of males in Rutherford County jail on psychotropic medications
74% of females and and 43% of males in Rutherford County jail on psychotropic medications

Medication is prescribed when symptoms of mental or emotional illness are severe...

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Cars broken into in Murfreesboro, but an arrest was made
Cars broken into in Murfreesboro, but an arrest was made

A call of three suspicious males looking into vehicles landed one man behind bars on Monday. 34-year old...

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League of Women Voters to host La Vergne Candidate Forum

The people wishing to serve as aldermen for La Vergne will have the opportunity to share their vision for the city in an upcoming candidate forum. The League of Women Voters is hosting the forum on October 8 in the Board Room at City Hall.

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Amendment 1 Debate Will Be Decided On Nov. 4
Amendment 1 Debate Will Be Decided On Nov. 4

In a few weeks, Tennessee voters will decide on a controversial abortion amendment. Known as "Amendment #1," a "yes" vote would alter the state constitution and allow state lawmakers to enact tighter restrictions on abortions in Tennessee. A "no" vote would maintain the status quo.

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Nearly 23,000 High School Seniors Have Applied for Tennessee Promise
Nearly 23,000 High School Seniors Have Applied for Tennessee Promise

Registration of Tennessee high school senior's in the state's "Tennessee Promise" program stands at nearly 23-thousand. That from numbers released by the Tennessee Board of Regents late last week.

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Wings and Rings on Tuesday

Sheriff's School Resource Officers will raise funds for the Special Olympics bowling tournament while enjoying "good food and fun" during the "Wings and Rings" event Tuesday at the Smyrna Toot's.

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Homeless murder bound over to grand jury
Homeless murder bound over to grand jury

The man charged with killing another homeless person in early May returned to a West Main Street apartment covered in blood and ordered people to get rid of his clothes just an hour and a half after leaving with the victim.

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Circuit Court computer situation plaguing production
Circuit Court computer situation plaguing production

A project to replace the Circuit Court clerk's computer system to improve efficiency and save money has turned into a task of epic proportions.

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Agreement signed between MTSU and Northeast State Community College
Agreement signed between MTSU and Northeast State Community College

The presidents of Middle Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College signed agreements to ease the transition for students seeking to transfer from the community college to the university.

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M'boro Cash Mob at it Again
M'boro Cash Mob at it Again

The Murfreesboro Cash Mob is at it again. They'll desend on another locally owned and operated business in October. On Thursday, October 23rd, Slick Pig BBQ on East Main will be "mobbed."

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One Extricated, Three Transported after Head-on Collision
One Extricated, Three Transported after Head-on Collision

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and SUV in front of the McDonald's on South Rutherford Boulevard around 4:30 Monday morning.

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MFRD and Blackman HS Football Team Installs 26 Free Smoke Alarms
MFRD and Blackman HS Football Team Installs 26 Free Smoke Alarms

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, with the assistance of Blackman Blaze football players and Coach Philip Shadowens, canvassed three high risk areas in Murfreesboro Saturday morning and installed a total of 26 free smoke alarms in the community.

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Dayna Nichols named principal of Rockvale Elementary
Dayna Nichols named principal of Rockvale Elementary

Director of Schools Don Odom has named Dayna Nichols the next principal of Rockvale Elementary School.

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MTSU True Blue Tour visits Nashville Tuesday
MTSU True Blue Tour visits Nashville Tuesday

Tuesday, the annual MTSU True Blue Tour to recruit students from the Nashville and Midstate region will be held at Rocketown, 601 4th Ave. S., in Nashville.

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MTSU Enrollment Drops by 5-Percent
MTSU Enrollment Drops by 5-Percent

Enrollment at MTSU has dropped by five-percent.

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Smyrna's Sonny Gray Pitches A's to Postseason
Smyrna's Sonny Gray Pitches A's to Postseason

Sonny Gray pitched his Oakland A's to the postseason, nailing down a spot after shutting out the Texas Rangers 4-nothing.

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Nashville Teen Faces Drug Charges
Nashville Teen Faces Drug Charges

A Nashville teen faces multiple drug charges after a routine traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police.

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West Tn. Shooting Suspects Apprehended in RuCo
West Tn. Shooting Suspects Apprehended in RuCo

Two suspects wanted for multiple shootings in Bolivar, Tenn., were apprehended Friday at a Murfreesboro motel by a team of federal and local law enforcement officers.

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Man arrested in Murfreesboro for making his own prescription labels
Man arrested in Murfreesboro for making his own prescription labels

A 33-year old man was arrested after creating his own prescription labels.

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Congrats to MPD Captain Cary Gensemer and Sergeant Greg Walker
Congrats to MPD Captain Cary Gensemer and Sergeant Greg Walker

The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Captain Cary Gensemer and Sergeant Greg Walker from the...

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Seasonal Eating and Fermented Vegetable Classes This Week

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market has free classes that begin at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center each Tuesday and Friday while the market is open.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with some mild protest at MTSU
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with some mild protest at MTSU

"Controversial decisions? Right? That's your legacy, man," one young man said as MTSU Police escorted him and two friends out of the room.

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Fire hydrant flushing is underway in La Vergne

The La Vergne Fire Department is testing fire hydrants throughout the city to ensure proper water supply, water flow, and water pressure.

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Victim says that she was asked to perform for husbands bond
Victim says that she was asked to perform for husbands bond

WARNING, EXPLICIT OR ADULT CONTENT IN THIS NEWS STORY: According to a police report, the 30-year old victim told police when she called about bonding her boyfriend out of jail a bondsman asked her to send him a few provocative pictures.

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Hungry thief in Rutherford County heads to the Freezer of an apartment
Hungry thief in Rutherford County heads to the Freezer of an apartment

It looks like he got all 7 of her Banquet Chicken Pot Pies, 2 Hot Pockets and 2 frozen pizzas.

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Crash on Midland-Fosterville Road
Crash on Midland-Fosterville Road

Ron Walker believes higher forces kept him alive and unharmed Thursday morning when a concrete truck crashed through his home and barely missed him.

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Smyrna Armed Robbery Being Investigated
Smyrna Armed Robbery Being Investigated

The Smyrna Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying individuals that are responsible for an armed robbery.

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MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel
MTSU president stresses adaptability, funding at higher ed panel

From rising tuition to curriculum innovation to partnerships with business, Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee joined three other higher education leaders Wednesday (Sept. 24) in discussing these and other issues related to better preparing students for today's workforce.

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Odom Receives Extension from RuCo School Board
Odom Receives Extension from RuCo School Board

Rutherford County Director of Schools Don Odom was unanimously given a one-year contract extension by the school board at their Thursday meeting.

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Bobcat bulldozer rented and later reported as STOLEN in Murfreesboro
Bobcat bulldozer rented and later reported as STOLEN in Murfreesboro

A 38-year old man who rented a Bobcat bulldozer from Sunbelt Rentals in Murfreesboro has been accused of stealing the $30,000 piece of equipment.

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A Mob scheduled to hit Holden Hardware in Murfreesboro on Sept. 27th
A Mob scheduled to hit Holden Hardware in Murfreesboro on Sept. 27th

Murfreesboro Cash Mob is on a mission to support Murfreesboro's locally owned businesses, and they're starting with a family owned business, in Murfreesboro since 1948, "Holden Hardware" downtown Murfreesboro.

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Car stolen from driveway in neighborhood off of S. Church St.
Car stolen from driveway in neighborhood off of S. Church St.

A 2007 Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from the driveway of a home in Murfreesboro. The case could be tied to a home burglary.

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Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas - Already
Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas - Already

Christmas time's a comin'. While many aren't thinking about Christmas just yet, the Salvation Army has been preparing since July for the holiday season.

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UPDATE: Supreme Court files an answer on the latest appeal involving the murder of MTSU Lady Raider Tina Stewart
UPDATE: Supreme Court files an answer on the latest appeal involving the murder of MTSU Lady Raider Tina Stewart

The woman who killed MTSU Lady Raider Basketball star Tina Stewart asked the courts again for a new trial this past May.

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ALS Walk for SRO Saturday
ALS Walk for SRO Saturday

Student archery competitors are swapping arrows for tennis shoes when they walk for their former School Resource Officer coach who was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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'Guess Who' and Raise Money for Journeys in Community Living
'Guess Who' and Raise Money for Journeys in Community Living

Journeys in Community Living invites everyone in our community to get in on the fun of guessing the true identity of a local community member who has dressed up as Dolly Parton to help raise money for the organization's mission.

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The American Heart Association says thank you, Rutherford County!
The American Heart Association says thank you, Rutherford County!

Positive Monday News: The Rutherford Heart Walk that was held on September 13th raised more than $110,000 net to date, beating its goal of $100,000.

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Hummingbirds in Murfreesboro - Great pictures
Hummingbirds in Murfreesboro - Great pictures

Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department was at Barfield Park and happened to catch the magical bird in flight.

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Man charged with DUI 3 after being found passed out in car
Man charged with DUI 3 after being found passed out in car

A man who appeared to be passed out in a car parked at the Jackson Heights Plaza in Murfreesboro ended up going to jail on Sunday morning.

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Fewer teens are drinking and alcohol related crime is down for teens
Fewer teens are drinking and alcohol related crime is down for teens

Fewer teens and pre-teens in Tennessee are abusing alcohol, according to the findings of a five-year prevention effort.

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Two Injured in Accident involving Car and Motorcycle

MFRD's District 8 responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a car and a motorcycle at 2083 Lascassas Hwy (in front of Sonic) just after 9:00 Monday night.

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Raiders Suffer Setback in Memphis
Raiders Suffer Setback in Memphis

Middle Tennessee could not find its stride against Memphis in a 36-17 setback at the Liberty Bowl here Saturday. The Blue Raiders (2-2) mustered 328 yards total offense and were guilty of two turnovers that proved costly and Memphis' defense scored on a fumble return and a safety as the Tigers (2-1) controlled the game from the outset.

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Four Vehicles, Including THP Car, Involved in I-24 Crash
Four Vehicles, Including THP Car, Involved in I-24 Crash

Four vehicles were involved in a crash on eastbound I-24 at mile marker 86, which is near Joe B. Jackson Parkway. The crash occurred around 7 Friday night.

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State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14
State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14

Oakland scored 21 unanswered points after the game was tied at 14 with about seven minutes left in the third to beat host Smyrna 35-14.

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State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14
State Farm Prep Football: Oakland Outlasts Smyrna 35-14

Oakland scored 21 unanswered points after the game was tied at 14 with about seven minutes left in the third to beat host Smyrna 35-14.

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State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15
State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15

The Riverdale Warriors score late to put the game away in a district win over La Vergne.

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State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15
State Farm Prep Football: Riverdale Over La Vergne 42-15

The Riverdale Warriors score late to put the game away in a district win over La Vergne.

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St. Luke Catholic Church International Fall Festival

St. Luke Catholic Church is preparing for their 2014 International Fall Festival and it promises to be the best ever! The festivities will be held Friday through Sunday.

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UPDATE: Motorcycle accident this past Saturday sends husband and wife to Vanderbilt Medical Center
UPDATE: Motorcycle accident this past Saturday sends husband and wife to Vanderbilt Medical Center

Reports indicate one of two persons on a motorcycle this past Saturday has sadly passed away...

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UPDATE: The accident on Wednesday next to Mitchell Neilson Schools believed to be caused by drunk driver
UPDATE: The accident on Wednesday next to Mitchell Neilson Schools believed to be caused by drunk driver

Reynolds is accused of running a red light at the intersection near the two schools striking an Infinity that overturned in the crash.

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Do you have information about a stolen canoe, fly rods or fishing gear?
Do you have information about a stolen canoe, fly rods or fishing gear?

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Richard Brinkley is seeking information about the olive green Frontier 12 Nu-Canoe...

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Kentucky State Police find their woman in Murfreesboro
Kentucky State Police find their woman in Murfreesboro

Kentucky State Police got their woman in Murfreesboro. Well, Murfreesboro Police arrested the wanted fugitive from justice in Murfreesboro.

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Man buys $3,800 worth of faucets at Lowe's in Murfreesboro with FAKE check
Man buys $3,800 worth of faucets at Lowe's in Murfreesboro with FAKE check

A cashier's check for nearly $4,000 was a fake, according to a recent Murfreesboro Police Incident report.

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Is it EVER okay to steal? Local woman allegedly stole to make house payments...
Is it EVER okay to steal? Local woman allegedly stole to make house payments...

The 24-year old suspect allegedly stole the money keep her home from going into foreclosure.

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UPDATE: Robbery suspect in custody after heading to Cason Lane area movie theater
UPDATE: Robbery suspect in custody after heading to Cason Lane area movie theater

UPDATE: As we dived deeper into the story, it was discovered that Canty reportedly robbed a resident on Oakhill Drive in Murfreesboro.

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UPDATE:
UPDATE: "Attempted First Degree Murder" charge filed against Murfreesboro man

61 Year old Hicks told police that during the argument Ferguson stabbed him with a knife and struck him in the head with a baseball bat.

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Middle School Football Scores & Standings

Thanks to Jeff Jordan with the Murfreesboro Post for Middle School football scores from the week and updated standings.

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Local 11th grader saving money to take trip of a lifetime to Peru
Local 11th grader saving money to take trip of a lifetime to Peru

Cox also stated, "Because the Peruvian government has heavily restricted the tourism to Machu Picchu, this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime trip!"

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GAME CHANGER: MTSU to help incoming students with $1,000 supplement - details...
GAME CHANGER: MTSU to help incoming students with $1,000 supplement - details...

Middle Tennessee State University will supplement by $1,000 the Hope Lottery Scholarships of incoming students who stay on track to graduate in four years - and pay a Finish Line Scholarship to graduating seniors that will return any tuition increases over that span.

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Two agencies in Murfreesboro to receive grant money from smokeless tobacco company in Nashville

Two Murfreesboro agencies, Domestic Violence Program Inc. and Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency, are receiving grants from the employees of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company...

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Like Wine? How about wine on the Murfreesboro square?
Like Wine? How about wine on the Murfreesboro square?

The Murfreesboro downtown Square will be blocked off for the Third Annual Wine Around The Square, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sept. 20, thanks to a special permit...

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Local school donates more than 10,000 pounds of dog food to PAWS, Rutherford County's Pet Adoption and Welfare Service
Local school donates more than 10,000 pounds of dog food to PAWS, Rutherford County's Pet Adoption and Welfare Service

Providence Christian Academy recently partnered with Feed America First to donate more than 10,000 pounds of dog food to PAWS, Rutherford County's Pet Adoption and Welfare Service.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Healing with Pets
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Healing with Pets

For a long time dogs have been considered man's best friend but now there's a program to help people in other ways too. Over a year ago Maury Regional Medical Center launched their pet therapy program.

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Grow Operation Found in Saddlebrook Drive Home
Grow Operation Found in Saddlebrook Drive Home

A 19-year old Saddlebrook Drive man faces several charges, including operating a grow operation in a dwelling. Erik Eilers was arrested by Murfreesboro Police early Sunday morning after they responded to a noise complaint

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Peachtree Street Man
Peachtree Street Man "Stumbles" Into Trouble in Mercury Plaza Business

A 28-year old Peachtree Street man has been arrested after being found stumbling around a Mercury Plaza business. Murfreesboro Police report John Bates showed signs of being intoxicated when officers arrived Sunday afternoon around 3:40.

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Suspect Flees Police After Traffic Stop
Suspect Flees Police After Traffic Stop

Murfreesboro Police are looking for a man who drove away from a traffic stop in a silver Dodge AXT. According to police reports, Officer Rodriguez made a stop on Medical Center Parkway just before 2:30 Saturday morning for a lane violation.

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Eastland Avenue Armed Robbery and Shooting
Eastland Avenue Armed Robbery and Shooting

A man was shot and several others robbed in the 200 block of Eastland Avenue. Murfreesboro Police report several victims were robbed and one was shot by at least two black males just after 1:20 Sunday morning.

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

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

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UPDATE: Rape reported in Barfield area of Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Rape reported in Barfield area of Murfreesboro

We spoke to Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans on Monday to see if an arrest has been made and he told us that...

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Enjoy family-friendly 'American Tall Tales' at MTSU Sept. 24-28
Enjoy family-friendly 'American Tall Tales' at MTSU Sept. 24-28

They've shared American folk stories with children around the world for the last decade, and now MTSU students are bringing their original production of "American Tall Tales" back home to Tucker Theatre Sept. 24-28.

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COMMENTARY: Family Television
COMMENTARY: Family Television

In this week's media commentary, MTSU Professor of Journalism Dr. Larry Burris explores family television.

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La Vergne Police Looking for Two Females Who Stole Pre-Paid Credit Cards
La Vergne Police Looking for Two Females Who Stole Pre-Paid Credit Cards

Police in La Vergne are looking for suspects in at least three convenience store thefts. Over the weekend on Saturday, La Vergne Police report two black females entered three convenience stores and stole money from each business by way of prepaid credit card fraud.

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August Home Sales Up 8-Percent in RuCo
August Home Sales Up 8-Percent in RuCo

August home sales in Rutherford County jumped 8 percent over last year's mark, and closings have increased 5.5 percent for 2014, even as prices rose, showing overall improvement in the market's health.

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Read To Succeed Volunteer Training Tuesday
Read To Succeed Volunteer Training Tuesday

Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a place to volunteer in our community? Malia Grubbs with Read To Succeed says they'll be hosting a volunteer training this week.

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Legal Aid Society to Provide Free Help TennCare Applicants

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands confirms they'll provide free legal assistance to TennCare applicants whose applications have been inordinately delayed.

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RCSO Offers Classes for Inexperienced Teen Drivers
RCSO Offers Classes for Inexperienced Teen Drivers

Teens who need experience driving may take the Rutherford County School Resource Officers' 11-hour DRIVE class to build their skills.

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Big Turnout for Rutherford Heart Walk
Big Turnout for Rutherford Heart Walk

Hundreds of people turned out for the Rutherford Heart Walk over the weekend. The annual event was once again hosted by St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, which is the biggest fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

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Wings of Freedom Raises $100K
Wings of Freedom Raises $100K

The Wings of Freedom Fish Fry, sponsored by the Smyrna Rotary Club, drew a record crowd this year. The event was held at the Corporate Flight Hanger at the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport on Saturday.

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Tennessee Parents Left Behind without Medicaid Expansion
Tennessee Parents Left Behind without Medicaid Expansion

When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states - with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not.

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MTSU president part of Sept. 24 TN higher education panel
MTSU president part of Sept. 24 TN higher education panel

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee will be among a group of academic leaders across the state gathering to discuss the state of higher education and the push to produce career-ready graduates.

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Man believed to be armed with a gun and shooting people in Murfreesboro arrested
Man believed to be armed with a gun and shooting people in Murfreesboro arrested

A 26-year old man who was said to be armed with a gun and shooting at people in Murfreesboro has been arrested.

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Burglar made way into local liquor store by cutting holes into the wall
Burglar made way into local liquor store by cutting holes into the wall

Someone really wanted to get into the liquor store...

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Want to work for the Murfreesboro City Schools?
Want to work for the Murfreesboro City Schools?

Murfreesboro City Schools will present an opportunity for job applicants to meet the city support area administrators on Tuesday, September 23 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday
Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday

A drivers license checkpoint will take place next Friday (9/12/14) in Rockvale...

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Former Bookeeper at Holloway Night School accused of stealing $15,875
Former Bookeeper at Holloway Night School accused of stealing $15,875

A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has revealed a former bookkeeper at Rutherford County's Holloway Night School allegedly stole at least $15,875.

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Female allegedly stuffed merchandise in diaper bag
Female allegedly stuffed merchandise in diaper bag

The suspect allegedly went to the dressing room with clothing in hand and reportedly stuffed multiple items in her child's diaper bag.

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Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award
Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award

Ketron sponsored Tennessee's "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011" to cut off the support for terrorists who are planning to commit acts in Tennessee...

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Local company collects food to help Rutherford County residents in need
Local company collects food to help Rutherford County residents in need

Yates Services recently collected 75 boxes of food to impact Rutherford County.

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Republican State Leadership Committee Names Dr. Bryan Terry as a 14 in '14 Candidate to watch
Republican State Leadership Committee Names Dr. Bryan Terry as a 14 in '14 Candidate to watch

Dr. Bryan Terry is Native American and an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation.

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Local bank to giveaway FREE GAS in Murfreesboro (Please Share)
Local bank to giveaway FREE GAS in Murfreesboro (Please Share)

A local bank in Murfreesboro is helping the community in a major way... they will take the reins of a local gas station and buy gas for those who are running low (first 200 vehicles).

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MTCS Fall Festival is later this month
MTCS Fall Festival is later this month

Middle Tennessee Christian School will host its 51st Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

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Safe Haven Law: A good idea?
Safe Haven Law: A good idea?

Safe Haven law allows mothers who cannot care for their newborn children to legally give them up

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Rutherford County School Resource Officers to teach Driving Class for Teens
Rutherford County School Resource Officers to teach Driving Class for Teens

Teens who need experience driving may take the Rutherford County School Resource Officers' 11-hour DRIVE class to build their skills, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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GREAT NEWS: Special Kids Raised OVER $128,000 at Banquet
GREAT NEWS: Special Kids Raised OVER $128,000 at Banquet

Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center raised over $128,000 at its largest Annual Friendraiser Banquet on Thursday, September 4, at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.

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TDOT grant provides funding for Middle Tennessee Boulevard improvement project
TDOT grant provides funding for Middle Tennessee Boulevard improvement project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded a $670,488 federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) grant earmarked for the Middle Tennessee Boulevard Improvement Project to complete the .8 mile section from Greenland Drive to Main Street along the MTSU campus.

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ICE Traffic Stop Leads to 1998 Murder Arrest
ICE Traffic Stop Leads to 1998 Murder Arrest

Intuition by a Rutherford County Sheriff's sergeant and a K-9 alert resulted in a driver's conviction for a $1 million jewelry heist and charges in a 1998 double murder.

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What is happening on the street? Man claims drug dealer gave him cocaine to sell, but he smoked it...
What is happening on the street? Man claims drug dealer gave him cocaine to sell, but he smoked it...

A man with an admitted drug addiction to cocaine told police that he was assaulted by a subject who allegedly gave him a "dub" of cocaine to sell. Instead of selling the cocaine...

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Professor helps shape TN workplace anti-bullying law, policy
Professor helps shape TN workplace anti-bullying law, policy

An MTSU business professor continues her push for a more civil workplace. Dr. Jackie Gilbert, a professor of management in the MTSU Jones College of Business, joined forces with like-minded people across the state and nation.

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UPDATE: Odor Shuts Down Judicial Building
UPDATE: Odor Shuts Down Judicial Building

The Rutherford County Judicial Building was shut down Tuesday afternoon and one person went to the hospital after a suspicious envelope was delivered to the third floor.

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Incident at Judicial Building on Square

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue, Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency, and Rutherford County EMS are working an incident at the Judicial Building located at 20 North Public Square.

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Your Rutherford County High School could win a personal concert by The Band Perry
Your Rutherford County High School could win a personal concert by The Band Perry

In 2013, Wilson Central High School in Lebanon received $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry...

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UPDATE: Name of man killed on train tracks in Murfreesboro released
UPDATE: Name of man killed on train tracks in Murfreesboro released

After a preliminary investigation, detectives believe that 43-year old...

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Rutherford County property sales are UP - How do we compare to other counties?
Rutherford County property sales are UP - How do we compare to other counties?

Rutherford County saw an increase in home sales of 8% over the previous period last year.

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Sexual assault reported at local apartment complex

A sexual assault was reported at an apartment complex in Murfreesboro. The incident occurred at Cross Court Apartments on Crossway...

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Retiring Murfreesboro Officers Eddie Burgess and David Blackwell honored this past Friday
Retiring Murfreesboro Officers Eddie Burgess and David Blackwell honored this past Friday

During the ceremony, Burgess was presented with his duty weapon and badge that was in a specially made box engraved with his name on it.

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Smyrna murderer told for a 5th time - the courts will not hear her case again
Smyrna murderer told for a 5th time - the courts will not hear her case again

For a fifth time, a Rutherford County woman convicted of first degree premeditated murder has been told that her fifth recently filed appeal has been denied.

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Stones River Center Recognizing Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Week: September 7-13, 2014

Stones River Center cares for 80 Intellectually Disabled adults, with 10 group homes and a day program site in the Murfreesboro area.

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Two shot in Smyrna when unwanted guests show up at party

At what was described as a family party, two people were shot in Smyrna. The shooting occurred when two to three uninvited guest showed up at the Rock Springs Road address.

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Old Timers Festival is NEXT WEEKEND!
Old Timers Festival is NEXT WEEKEND!

Carnival rides will be open starting on Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m. and go through Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Week 2 Prep & MTSU Scores

Get the latest scores on the prep and MTSU games here. Refresh the page often to get score updates.

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Murfreesboro's Wheels & Wings Day Saturday

Murfreesboro is full of numerous captivating vehicles that make living here safe, clean, and fun! Join Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and the Murfreesboro Airport this Saturday for Murfreesboro's Wheels & Wings Day.

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Two robbery suspects arrested in Murfreesboro
Two robbery suspects arrested in Murfreesboro

19-Year old Quintorieous Benford of Nashville has been re-arrested in Murfreesboro under a sealed indictment for both Robbery and Aggravated Robbery

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UPDATE with Chase Video: Man arrested in Murfreesboro after police chase wanted as
UPDATE with Chase Video: Man arrested in Murfreesboro after police chase wanted as "Person of Interest" in Homicide Case

We have more news on a man who was pursued by Wilson County Sheriff Deputies and arrested in Murfreesboro shortly after running into a Jaguar.

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State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale
State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale

It's time for the "Backyard Brawl" as Blackman travels to Riverdale. Both teams, along with Oakland, were ranked in the first statewide Associated Press poll in Class 6-A.

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State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale
State Farm Preview: #2 Blackman at #9 Riverdale

It's time for the "Backyard Brawl" as Blackman travels to Riverdale. Both teams, along with Oakland, were ranked in the first statewide Associated Press poll in Class 6-A.

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What goes through the mind of a Murfreesboro Police Officer at a
What goes through the mind of a Murfreesboro Police Officer at a "Routine" traffic stop

Have you ever stopped to think what goes through the mind of an average police officer when they make what a passing motorist may call a routine traffic stop?

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For the second time, a South Church Street business has been vandalized
For the second time, a South Church Street business has been vandalized

For a second time in just a few days, the outside back wall of Olympus Fitness Center on South Church Street has been vandalized. Who did it?

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Murfreesboro woman reports credit card fraud - police likely know address of suspect
Murfreesboro woman reports credit card fraud - police likely know address of suspect

Detectives have an exact address of which trailer "Carolyn" likely lives in at a mobile home park in Tazewell, Virginia.

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Man arrested in Murfreesboro after he allegedly used his drivers license to cash fraudulent checks
Man arrested in Murfreesboro after he allegedly used his drivers license to cash fraudulent checks

According to a recent incident report, the suspect actually used his own drivers license to cash the check.

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Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Salutes Korean War Veterans
Wings of Freedom Fish Fry Salutes Korean War Veterans

The annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry, presented by the Smyrna Rotary, is coming up Saturday, September 13th. Rotarian Ginny Williams of Gil's Ace Hardware says this year, they're honoring Korean War veterans.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in La Vergne Saturday
Sobriety Checkpoint in La Vergne Saturday

Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints Saturday. Officers will be working overtime on mobile Alcohol Saturation Patrols

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UPDATE: Victim gives suspects hundreds of dollars in McDonalds parking lot on Old Fort Parkway
UPDATE: Victim gives suspects hundreds of dollars in McDonalds parking lot on Old Fort Parkway

Sgt. Kyle Evans with the MPD stated in an email, "We believe that they walked around parking lots at Ross's and Kmart looking for potential victims who are elderly that they may be able to confuse."

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Two-Mile Series of Crashes On I-24: 2 T-DOT Workers Seriously Injured
Two-Mile Series of Crashes On I-24: 2 T-DOT Workers Seriously Injured

A wreck on I-24 has seriously injured two T-DOT workers and shutdown westbound lanes at the Rutherford - Coffee County line.

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I-24 Wreck Injures TDOT Workers; Westbound Shutdown

A wreck on I-24 has seriously injured two T-DOT workers and shutdown westbound lanes at the Rutherford - Coffee County line.

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Child rapist in Murfreesboro denied a new trial by the Tennessee Supreme Court
Child rapist in Murfreesboro denied a new trial by the Tennessee Supreme Court

A man indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury for raping a child and then later convicted has been denied a new trial.

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Former Commissioner Among Those Considered for School Board Vacancy
Former Commissioner Among Those Considered for School Board Vacancy

Former Rutherford County Commissioner Jeff Jordan is among the names being considered for a vacancy on the County School Board.

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Exercising each day can help keep the doctor away
Exercising each day can help keep the doctor away

In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent.

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Local hair salon workers throw pies at each other on video to raise awareness about childhood cancer
Local hair salon workers throw pies at each other on video to raise awareness about childhood cancer

The Beehive Salon, in Murfreesboro TN, is passionate about Raising Awareness, Research Funds and Supporting local families who have a child fighting cancer.

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Blackman High Air Conditioner Just Fine
Blackman High Air Conditioner Just Fine

Rumors of no air conditioning at Blackman High School for a couple of days have been debunked.

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No arrest made in skinned cat case in Murfreesboro
No arrest made in skinned cat case in Murfreesboro

A very serious animal cruelty case is being investigated by Murfreesboro Police at this time. Reports indicate a cat on Pine Court was skinned. The animal cruelty case was reported on Tuesday.

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Have you lost a loved one? Help is available...
Have you lost a loved one? Help is available...

Adults grieving the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling or other loved one are invited to join the group.

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Woman claims to have been robbed by two women in Murfreesboro parking lot

A 70-year old woman in Murfreesboro was reportedly forced to withdraw money from the bank.

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Can Murfreesboro handle 3 NEW department stores within a 4-month period?
Can Murfreesboro handle 3 NEW department stores within a 4-month period?

We are less than 3-months away from two new department stores entering the economy in Murfreesboro. A third will be open in 2015.

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MTSU has expressive art for the community
MTSU has expressive art for the community

"Art Education and the Human Figure" is an exhibition of artworks by MTSU art education majors that explore portraiture and the human form.

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Shoplifting case sends woman to the hospital
Shoplifting case sends woman to the hospital

The theft occurred several days ago and WGNS obtained the official police report that outlined the shoplifting case soon after the woman was released from the hospital...

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Be On The Lookout: Men claimed to be selling flooring - Stole victims money
Be On The Lookout: Men claimed to be selling flooring - Stole victims money

The victim was approached by the men while she was sitting on her front porch in a Murfreesboro neighborhood...

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Murfreesboro man decides to test his body by consuming 5,000 mg of caffeine - Not a good idea
Murfreesboro man decides to test his body by consuming 5,000 mg of caffeine - Not a good idea

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS - - How many caffeine pills can a human body withstand? A man who consumed approximately 25 caffeine pills had to be rushed to the hospital.

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96 Cans of beer stolen from Walmart in Murfreesboro
96 Cans of beer stolen from Walmart in Murfreesboro

We have another beer theft story for you, this one unfolded on Labor Day at Walmart on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

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19-Year old woman reports she was raped in Murfreesboro
19-Year old woman reports she was raped in Murfreesboro

In the most recent case, a 19-year old woman in Murfreesboro told police that she was raped while spending the night at a home in the area of Mercury Boulevard.

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Man calls Murfreesboro Police claiming to have shot his wife
Man calls Murfreesboro Police claiming to have shot his wife

Online gaming is an addiction for some people, for others it is simply a fun way to pass time. Regardless of where you stand on the subject, it landed one innocent man in the middle of a police perimeter this past Sunday morning at 3AM.

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Vote 2014: November 4th, What to Expect
Vote 2014: November 4th, What to Expect

It won't be long until voters will again head to the polls for state and federal general elections and decide races in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville.

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Work Continues on former Brad's Pool Shop Location After Fire
Work Continues on former Brad's Pool Shop Location After Fire

A June 2nd fire forced Brad's Pool Shop on Memorial Boulevard to relocate to a building just behind that location on East MTCS Road.

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Upside down cross, letter's
Upside down cross, letter's "SS" and the numbers "666" found on back of Murfreesboro business

New pictures added: In addition to the "SS" symbols found in both red and black, an upside down cross and the numbers "666" were also located on the back of the business wall.

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3rd Annual Taste of Hope scheduled for Saturday
3rd Annual Taste of Hope scheduled for Saturday

More than thirty-five restaurants and vendors will participate in the annual Taste of Hope scheduled for Saturday, September 6 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Prostitution arrest made in Murfreesboro
Prostitution arrest made in Murfreesboro

As police were arriving at the hotel in question, a customer reportedly just left.

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MTSU students find many opportunities to volunteer at fair
MTSU students find many opportunities to volunteer at fair

Andrea Hampton had a list of potential nonprofit organizations she was considering helping as a volunteer -- and it kept growing.

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Tour of Evergreen Cemetery for Rutherford County Heritage Month
Tour of Evergreen Cemetery for Rutherford County Heritage Month

Did you know that Evergreen Cemetery began as a slave burial ground for Oaklands Plantation in the mid-1800's? The cemetery officially began on May 30, 1872, when Dr. James Maney sold a 20-acre tract encompassing the plantation's slave burial ground to the city of Murfreesboro.

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Commentary: Speed of News
Commentary: Speed of News

Delivery of news hits hyper-speed. MTSU Journalism Professor Dr. Larry Burris examines the speed in which news is delivered nowadays.

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Farmer's Market Classes this Week
Farmer's Market Classes this Week

If you're planning trip to the Rutherford County Farmer's Market this week, you may also want to catch one of their free class offerings.

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Meteorologist Predicts Upcoming Winter Worse than Last
Meteorologist Predicts Upcoming Winter Worse than Last

If you thought last winter was bad, you might want to brace yourself. According to survivaljoe.net, Winter 2015 should be worse.

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E-Cigarettes: Should They Be Banned
E-Cigarettes: Should They Be Banned

The use of e-cigarettes is increasing in use and more and more businesses are beginning to ban their use. In fact, WGNS captured found out that a new sign outside the Primary Care and Hope Clinic clearly lists e-cigarettes as banned inside their facility.

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A fatal accident on I-24 on Sunday left a Beechgrove man dead
A fatal accident on I-24 on Sunday left a Beechgrove man dead

Toombs got out of his truck and walked through the median into westbound lanes where he was struck by a 2008 Trailblazer driven by...

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E-Cigarettes: Should They Be Banned
E-Cigarettes: Should They Be Banned

The use of e-cigarettes is increasing in use and more and more businesses are beginning to ban their use. In fact, WGNS captured found out that a new sign outside the Primary Care and Hope Clinic clearly lists e-cigarettes as banned inside their facility.

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Over 30 Colleges and Universities to be Featured at Motlow College Fair
Over 30 Colleges and Universities to be Featured at Motlow College Fair

Motlow College invites its student body, students from area high schools and those who are home-schooled, and the general public to the annual College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Moore County campus.

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FREE Oil Change for single mom's and the elderly in Rutherford County
FREE Oil Change for single mom's and the elderly in Rutherford County

Single mom's and low income elderly residents in Rutherford County can get their oil changed for free at Greenhouse Ministries on September 20th...

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Rockvale Elementary School Principal Donald
Rockvale Elementary School Principal Donald "Donnie" Johnson arrested for buying crack cocaine.

MPD Vice Detective Shawn Jensen received information that Rockvale Elementary Principal Donald "Donnie" Johnson had purchased crack cocaine in Murfreesboro multiple times and was going to purchase more Friday afternoon at a pharmacy on Cason Lane.

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State Farm Game Preview: Ooltewah at Siegel
State Farm Game Preview: Ooltewah at Siegel

This week, the Siegel Stars look to bounce back after an opening week loss to district rival Riverdale.

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Start Smart program in Murfreesboro teaches the basics of organized sports without pressure of competition
Start Smart program in Murfreesboro teaches the basics of organized sports without pressure of competition

The philosophy of Start Smart is to teach children and their parents the basics of organized baseball and softball without a fear of getting hurt and with no pressure of competition.

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Steroids and marijuana recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop
Steroids and marijuana recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop

Update: Police also discovered 24-needles, syringes and a vile of steroids.

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RUN or WALK in the United Way 5k
RUN or WALK in the United Way 5k

Early registration for the fourth annual Run United 5k ends Friday, September 12.

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State Farm Game Preview: Ooltewah at Siegel
State Farm Game Preview: Ooltewah at Siegel

This week, the Siegel Stars look to bounce back after an opening week loss to district rival Riverdale.

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Franklin's Printing Welcomes Chip Payne, Operations Specialist
Franklin's Printing Welcomes Chip Payne, Operations Specialist

Franklin's Printing announces the addition of Chip Payne as their Operations Specialist. Chip has nearly 30 years of experience as a printing and pre-press specialist, graphic designer, production and project manager, customer service, and as a business owner

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Deadline Approaching to Register for Run United 5K

Early registration for the fourth annual Run United 5K ends Friday, September 12. The race, presented by The Avenue Murfreesboro to benefit United Way, is set for Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7 a.m.

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Bill Shacklett, owner of Shacklett's Photography, Announces his run for Murfreesboro City Council
Bill Shacklett, owner of Shacklett's Photography, Announces his run for Murfreesboro City Council

Local businessman, Bill Shacklett, owner of Shacklett's Photography is announcing his candidacy for the Murfreesboro City Council seat vacated by Toby Gilley...

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Was it a robbery or what?
Was it a robbery or what?

"She initially stated that while walking to the gas station (Uncle Sandy's) to buy milk, a black male hid behind the air conditioner, jumped out, removed $30 from her bra and hit her in the chest."

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Murfreesboro School Board to turn in City School Director Evaluation on Sept. 16th
Murfreesboro School Board to turn in City School Director Evaluation on Sept. 16th

Looking at this year compared to 2013, Dr. Gilbert told WGNS this school year has been interesting...

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Serious accident on I-24 involving oversized commercial dump truck
Serious accident on I-24 involving oversized commercial dump truck

One person was flown by Life Flight Helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville with serious injuries.

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Positive Growth: Federal-Mogul officials announced today the company will invest $6.2 million in Smyrna, TN
Positive Growth: Federal-Mogul officials announced today the company will invest $6.2 million in Smyrna, TN

Federal-Mogul officials announced today the company will invest $6.2 million to expand its current distribution facility in Smyrna, Tennessee and create 135 new jobs in Rutherford County.

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WGNS TV News Update for August 27th

Bryan Barrett hosts the WGNS TV news update for Thursday, August 27th.

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Over 40 baggies of marijuana discovered in Murfreesboro
Over 40 baggies of marijuana discovered in Murfreesboro

Once inside the apartment police found over $1,300 in cash, a digital scale and 40 individual baggies of marijuana.

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Rutherford County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
Rutherford County Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a Rutherford County man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Everything's better with BACON
Everything's better with BACON

A man entered the Walmart store on Old Fort Parkway and reportedly loaded his buggy with a case of beer, a blender, bacon, sausage, earring's...

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Hello Jamaica - Goodbye hard earned money
Hello Jamaica - Goodbye hard earned money

The victim claims the caller told her to visit a bank on West Clark Boulevard in Murfreesboro and to write several checks "for cash" and then send them via Western Union to Westmoreland, Jamaica.

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MTSU Students to stage Italian campaign
MTSU Students to stage Italian campaign

"The soft underbelly of Europe," as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described Italy, is an often underappreciated theatre of operations in the war, Dr. Derek Frisby of MTSU said.

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New TV episode of a show called
New TV episode of a show called "Fat Guys in the Woods" to feature a Murfreesboro man

A Murfreesboro man and a Mt. Juliet resident will appear on a brand new TV show this Sunday called "Fat Guys in the Woods."

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Strong armed robbery reported in Murfreesboro over shoes, beer and a cell phone
Strong armed robbery reported in Murfreesboro over shoes, beer and a cell phone

The only items reported as stolen were a pair of $50 Nike running shoes, a cell phone and a 6-pack of Red Apple Ale.

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Former Suntrust Bank employee accused of forging checks
Former Suntrust Bank employee accused of forging checks

At this point, the subject has been accused of forging some $3,462 in checks.

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Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday
Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday

Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up.

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Help a WWII or Korean War Veteran take an Honor Flight
Help a WWII or Korean War Veteran take an Honor Flight

Michael Zietz who is a Murfreesboro member of the organization, says it's important to act now because there are very few World War II and Korean War Veterans alive today....

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno - See the photos

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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TryBoro Kids Race in Murfreesboro was Exciting for the young athletes
TryBoro Kids Race in Murfreesboro was Exciting for the young athletes

The 2014 Tryboro Kids Triathlon was held at Sports*Com this past weekend. The heat did not stop the early morning participants.

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Local Boy Scout Achieves Eagle Scout Rank
Local Boy Scout Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

George Barrett, a junior at Redeemer Classical Academy, has accomplished what only 4% of Boy Scouts achieve, the rank of Eagle Scout.

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MTSU Science Building leaves quite a first-day impression
MTSU Science Building leaves quite a first-day impression

Wiser-Patten Science Hall, built in 1932, and Davis Science Building, built in 1967, have served generations of students.

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41,000 Military Surplus Items at local law enforcement departments in Tennessee
41,000 Military Surplus Items at local law enforcement departments in Tennessee

UPDATE: Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.

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Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno
Blackman Edges Oakland 28-21 at the Inferno

It was the hottest ticket in high school football in the mid-state...Oakland at Blackman. The game and the temperature lived up the to hype.

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Over $10,000 in equipment stolen from local apartment complex
Over $10,000 in equipment stolen from local apartment complex

Everything from a $1,000 paint sprayer to $2,800 carpet extractors (two) were taken from a supply building at the local complex.

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MTSU president emphasizes retention, graduation, jobs to faculty
MTSU president emphasizes retention, graduation, jobs to faculty

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee had a straightforward message to faculty and leaders during the Fall Faculty Meeting inside Tucker Theatre: "We must ensure that we recruit, retain..."

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Siegel / Riverdale Football Preview
Siegel / Riverdale Football Preview

Rival week continues and the first games of the regular season for both Siegel and Riverdale will be on WGNS tonight (Friday).

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Multiple baggies of cocaine and baggies with cocaine residue found
Multiple baggies of cocaine and baggies with cocaine residue found

Multiple empty baggies with cocaine residue inside of them were also found. The drugs and several hundred dollars in cash were seized by Vice officers.

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New cadets at MTSU in the Military Science Program
New cadets at MTSU in the Military Science Program

Four new cadets have contracted to be a part of the Blue Raider Battalion in MTSU's outstanding military science program.

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Man with Towel on, Towel off in front yard of Murfreesboro home

The person who called the police told officers when she walked by the first time the towel was covering him...

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Riverdale Shuts Out Siegel 21-0
Riverdale Shuts Out Siegel 21-0

The Riverdale Warriors ended last season on an upswing, beating Siegel and Smyrna before not making the playoffs. This year, they open the season with a win at Siegel by a final score of 21-to-nothing.

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Riverdale Shuts Out Siegel 21-0
Riverdale Shuts Out Siegel 21-0

The Riverdale Warriors ended last season on an upswing, beating Siegel and Smyrna before not making the playoffs. This year, they open the season with a win at Siegel by a final score of 21-to-nothing.

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Reminder: Back to School Blast this Saturday
Reminder: Back to School Blast this Saturday

School has been back in session for two weeks now, but the celebration is just beginning. Murfreesboro City Schools spokesperson Lisa Trail says the Back to School Blast is slated for Saturday in Cannonsburgh.

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Big changes for the annual 9-11 event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Big changes for the annual 9-11 event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Big changes have been announced for this years 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office...

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Man allegedly tells two men fishing to get off his lake, referring to Todd's Lake in Murfreesboro
Man allegedly tells two men fishing to get off his lake, referring to Todd's Lake in Murfreesboro

"Mr. Smith advised that the subject then became irate stating that he would shoot them if they came back to his property (the lake)..."

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Make sure you are hydrated as temps increase in Rutherford County
Make sure you are hydrated as temps increase in Rutherford County

As the heat index rises, make sure you check on loved ones. Concerned resident Dwight Ogleton commented...

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More shoplifting in Murfreesboro
More shoplifting in Murfreesboro

As heard in past news stories, shoplifting in Murfreesboro and throughout America, drives prices up for corporate and local businesses.

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Girl Scouts filling a vital need in Rutherford County
Girl Scouts filling a vital need in Rutherford County

Through Girl Scouts, girls (grades K-12) can't wait for the fun, adventure and new experiences that will come.

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Thief steals backpack - Backpack sold - Backpack returned to man in Murfreesboro
Thief steals backpack - Backpack sold - Backpack returned to man in Murfreesboro

According to a police report, the thief stole a backpack containing a Turkish passport, sunglasses, a laptop computer and clothing.

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United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...

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Stewartsboro School placed on lock down on Thursday... Here is why:
Stewartsboro School placed on lock down on Thursday... Here is why:

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a mentally disturbed man Thursday morning at his home on Stewart Valley Road...

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Councilman Toby Gilley honored at Murfreesboro meeting Wednesday night
Councilman Toby Gilley honored at Murfreesboro meeting Wednesday night

"It's a lot of business that you've helped the Planning staff conduct," Lamb reminded Gilley. "Toby, I'll say this, you've done a tremendous job with us"

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United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
United Way has huge impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Andy Womack, United Way board member, emphasized United Way's impact saying, "In 2013, United Way's 2-1-1 information and referral line took 5,411 calls...

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Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7
Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7

Smyrna football continues their streak against La Vergne with a 28-to-7 win at home. Bulldogs sophomore quarterback John Turner, who was 7-of-10 passing for 142 yards, didn't even take a snap before his team was already up 7-nothing.

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Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7
Smyrna Downs La Vergne 28-7

Smyrna football continues their streak against La Vergne with a 28-to-7 win at home. Bulldogs sophomore quarterback John Turner, who was 7-of-10 passing for 142 yards, didn't even take a snap before his team was already up 7-nothing.

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Elliott's hard work recognized with MTSU quarterly employee award
Elliott's hard work recognized with MTSU quarterly employee award

An MTSU employee has been recognized for outstanding service to her department, colleagues, students and the university.

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Prank with AirSoft Guns goes too far in Murfreesboro? You decide...
Prank with AirSoft Guns goes too far in Murfreesboro? You decide...

Several armed subjects who were wearing ski mask alarmed residents in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night. MTSU Football Coach Rick Stockstill has issued a statement after confirming that multiple players were involved in this prank.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Use of Acupuncture Continues to Grow
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: The Use of Acupuncture Continues to Grow

In a few weeks I will be attending the annual symposium of one of the national professional acupuncture groups I belong to.

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Heat Index Could Create Game Issues
Heat Index Could Create Game Issues

The hottest weather of the summer is on tap for the next several days and that could affect outdoor sports, like football.

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Heat Index Could Create Game Issues
Heat Index Could Create Game Issues

The hottest weather of the summer is on tap for the next several days and that could affect outdoor sports, like football.

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Smyrna / La Vergne Football Preview
Smyrna / La Vergne Football Preview

The local football seasons begins with "rival week" for area District 7-AAA teams. The regular season kicks off with La Vergne at Smyrna, a huge rival game with north Rutherford County bragging rights on the line.

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Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Arts in the Park program
Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. Arts in the Park program

You have to love all of the kids photos we have been adding to the website lately. It is so neat to watch the children in our community learning new things. These are photos from the Murfreesboro Arts in the Park program...

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Storms Leave Damage in Smyrna

As severe thunderstorms rolled through Rutherford County Wednesday, they left some damage behind.

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Journeys in Community Living Honored Two on Wednesday
Journeys in Community Living Honored Two on Wednesday

Two Woodbury natives were honored at a statewide awards ceremony in Nashville on Wednesday for their long-time support of Murfreesboro nonprofit Journeys in Community Living.

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Suspect who allegedly led authorities on a high speed chase down  Northfield and Broad Streets to appear in court
Suspect who allegedly led authorities on a high speed chase down Northfield and Broad Streets to appear in court

Violent actions allegedly committed by a suspect this past April prompted six Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputies to join Murfreesboro Police in apprehending the suspect, Sheriff Robert Arnold said.

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Former Lactation Consultant speaks out for Murfreesboro mother accused of child neglect
Former Lactation Consultant speaks out for Murfreesboro mother accused of child neglect

A woman in Michigan is getting involved with a local case dealing with accusations of child neglect.

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Tennessee pays off over $190-million in general obligation bonds
Tennessee pays off over $190-million in general obligation bonds

The State of Tennessee completed the sale of just over $190 million worth of general obligation bonds today at some of the lowest interest rates in Tennessee history.

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Do you recognize these subjects? They are accused of vandalizing Reeves Rogers Elementary School.
Do you recognize these subjects? They are accused of vandalizing Reeves Rogers Elementary School.

Murfreesboro Police are trying to find out who vandalized Reeves Rogers Elementary School.

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Did you know that if you report suspect child abuse you will remain anonymous?
Did you know that if you report suspect child abuse you will remain anonymous?

One in ten children are victims of sexual abuse by the time they turn 18.

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Construction thefts continuing in the 'Boro
Construction thefts continuing in the 'Boro

A construction company based in Ohio called the Murfreesboro Police Department when someone stole their 10-foot long metal bender.

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Tennessee changes pesticide laws
Tennessee changes pesticide laws

Tennessee has modified state laws and regulations concerning the use of pesticides, and applicators need to be aware of how those changes...

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

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

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation aims to let more people know about human trafficking
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation aims to let more people know about human trafficking

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officially launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.

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VA's First of Four Veteran Town Halls Tuesday
VA's First of Four Veteran Town Halls Tuesday

VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VA TVHS) leadership will host four town hall forums for Veterans, starting Tuesday at the Murfreesboro campus, with the remaining Nashville, Clarksville and Chattanooga campuses at the end of September.

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Murfreesboro Single-Family Permits rise slightly in July after code-induced dip

Approved Commercial Site Plans dipped to a low of just 50 in 2010 but have resumed a typical annual pace above 100 with 145 Site Plans in 2011, 119 in 2012 and 137 in 2013.

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Two of three robbery suspects in Rutherford County headed to court
Two of three robbery suspects in Rutherford County headed to court

Earlier this year in January, the Smyrna Police Department asked for the public's help in apprehending three individuals...

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Melton Among The Members Of A Newly Appointed Task Force
Melton Among The Members Of A Newly Appointed Task Force

Governor Haslam last week announced the formation of the Governor's Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism as part of the administration's overall effort to reduce crime and improve public safety.

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Tramel-Arnold Jury Trial Set For Oct. 28
Tramel-Arnold Jury Trial Set For Oct. 28

A U.S. District Court judge has denied Rutherford County's request for summary judgment and set an October 28th jury trial in a lawsuit filed by former Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel, who claims he was fired by Sheriff Robert Arnold in June 2013 for political reasons.

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Tennessee Blood Donations Low
Tennessee Blood Donations Low

With the summer quickly winding down, the need for blood donors in Tennessee is up.

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DesJarlais Still Leading Tracy in 4th District Congressional Race
DesJarlais Still Leading Tracy in 4th District Congressional Race

Congressman Scott DesJarlais holds a 38-vote lead over State Senator Jim Tracy. Most of the provisional ballots are in from the district's 16 counties, with only 14 of those ballots counted.

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Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers
Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers

The dress rehearsal is over and now it's time for area prep football teams to begin game week preparations. What the TSSAA calls Week Zero is upon us, with most Rutherford County teams preparing to play each other this week.

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Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers
Regular Season Week for Prep Footballers

The dress rehearsal is over and now it's time for area prep football teams to begin game week preparations. What the TSSAA calls Week Zero is upon us, with most Rutherford County teams preparing to play each other this week.

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Home Grown Bouquets and Fall Lawn Care Classes at Farmer's Market this Week

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market has free classes that begin at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center each Tuesday and Friday while the market is open. This week's classes focus on home grown bouquets and fall lawn care.

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Man Loses Finger After Dog Bite

A Susan Drive man had to have his finger amputated after being bitten by a dog. The victim told Murfreesboro Police his German Shepard mix got into a fight with another dog at his home Sunday.

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Sloan Street Woman Charged with 3rd DUI
Sloan Street Woman Charged with 3rd DUI

A Sloan Street woman is jailed after being after allegedly driving drunk at Clark Boulevard and North Highland. Twenty-three year old Heather Vandyne was stopped by Murfreesboro Police after reportedly crossing out of her lane three times.

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Shots Fired on East State Street
Shots Fired on East State Street

Murfreesboro Police are investigating several calls of gunshots in the East State Street area. Just before three o'clock Saturday, a home owner in the 600 block of East State Street called police.

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Federal Court Gunfire Damages Home

A Federal Court couple called Murfreesboro Police after finding several bullet holes around their home. The victims called Murfreesboro Police Friday, just after noon.

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Coolidge Court Woman Charged with 3rd DUI
Coolidge Court Woman Charged with 3rd DUI

A Coolidge Court woman is charged with her third DUI. Thirty-seven year old Christie Prater was stopped by Murfreesboro Police Sunday after reportedly driving the wrong way around the downtown square, which is one way.

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MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students
MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students

Thousands of MTSU students are preparing to return to campus for the fall semester. The mix of new freshmen and transfers will join returning students in their quest for academic success.

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MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students
MTSU Week of Welcome breaks ice for new, returning students

Thousands of MTSU students are preparing to return to campus for the fall semester. The mix of new freshmen and transfers will join returning students in their quest for academic success.

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Fashion & Foundation
Fashion & Foundation

The 7th Annual Fashion Show presented by The City Schools Foundation has been invigorated to include a host of fashions for men and women, an enhanced runway show, new seating options and an upbeat event for men and women to enjoy.

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City School's Anti-Bullying Kickoff Wednesday
City School's Anti-Bullying Kickoff Wednesday

Murfreesboro City Schools will kick off the nationally recognized bullying prevention program on Wednesday.

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Ever wanted to get a better glimpse into the Murfreesboro Police Department? Check this 7-min. video out...
Ever wanted to get a better glimpse into the Murfreesboro Police Department? Check this 7-min. video out...

Here is a special video that will give you a better idea of what the Murfreesboro Police Department is made of...

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Convenience store robbery in Rutherford County
Convenience store robbery in Rutherford County

La Vergne Police are seeking your help in identifying suspects in a recent crime at a convenient store...

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Marijuana Seized
Marijuana Seized

Tips provided by multiple concerned citizens led Detective Mike Hoekstra and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Bureau detectives to seize a sizeable indoor marijuana grow operation Wednesday at a Murfreesboro residence.

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Despite low turnout, protest about police brutality against people like Michael Brown in Missouri continued in Murfreesboro Saturday Evening
Despite low turnout, protest about police brutality against people like Michael Brown in Missouri continued in Murfreesboro Saturday Evening

The protest that was held on the Murfreesboro Square Saturday evening was small, but those who did show up were passionate about their beliefs...

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Suspect arrested with crack and marijuana after police make traffic stop in Murfreesboro
Suspect arrested with crack and marijuana after police make traffic stop in Murfreesboro

A 28-year old Murfreesboro man was pulled over in his Kia because Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Hathaway had prior knowledge that the subject was driving on a revoked license.

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Election to Determine Councilman Toby Gilley's Replacement
Election to Determine Councilman Toby Gilley's Replacement

It looks as if the Murfreesboro City Council seat, left vacant by Judge-Elect Toby Gilly can be filled by an election November 4th.

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Man Skips Out on Court Date on Rape Charges; On the Run
Man Skips Out on Court Date on Rape Charges; On the Run

Smyrna Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a 39-year old man wanted on various sex abuse related charges.

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Protest to be held on Murfreesboro square Saturday evening directed at ending violence against African Americans
Protest to be held on Murfreesboro square Saturday evening directed at ending violence against African Americans

Update: A protest will take place on the streets of downtown Murfreesboro Saturday evening around the Rutherford County Courthouse...

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Elderly Man with Gun Prompts Brief Lockdown of Schools

Siegel Middle School and Erma Siegel Elementary were briefly placed on lockdown status this (Thursday) morning around 8am.

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Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner Debuts Saturday
Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner Debuts Saturday

With the start of prep football, it's time to hear what the coaches have to say about their teams. This Saturday, the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner will debut for the 23rd year.

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Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner Debuts Saturday
Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner Debuts Saturday

With the start of prep football, it's time to hear what the coaches have to say about their teams. This Saturday, the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner will debut for the 23rd year.

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Homeless women in Rutherford County are on the move everyday with The Way of Hope
Homeless women in Rutherford County are on the move everyday with The Way of Hope

It's hard to imagine moving from church to church, building to building every night.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol join forces for another checkpoint
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Highway Patrol join forces for another checkpoint

Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies and troopers will check drivers who may be drinking and driving.

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Nature Camp photos - Camp by Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.
Nature Camp photos - Camp by Murfreesboro Parks and Rec.

A spider has been captured by a camper at Nature Camp for study as participants in the Murfreesboro Parks & Rec. sponsored week long camp...

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MTSU's Keel among 'Women in Music City' honorees
MTSU's Keel among 'Women in Music City' honorees

MTSU professor Beverly Keel, chair of the university's highly touted Department of Recording Industry, has been named among the winners of The Nashville Business Journal's inaugural Women in Music City Awards.

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MTSU, 50 colleges recruit students Aug. 27 at Miller Coliseum
MTSU, 50 colleges recruit students Aug. 27 at Miller Coliseum

Area high school students and their parents and guardians are welcome to attend the annual Rutherford County College Night.

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Nearly one in every ten suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore
Nearly one in every ten suffer from depression - Free mental health screening at Reeves Sain Drugstore

Depression affects all walks of life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression.

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UPDATE: Special Kids Friendraiser Banquet
UPDATE: Special Kids Friendraiser Banquet

Local nonprofit Special Kids prepares for one of the organization's largest fundraisers of the year the Special Kids Annual Friendraiser Banquet on September 4.

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Pink Caprice wrecks after short pursuit... Who was driving it?
Pink Caprice wrecks after short pursuit... Who was driving it?

A short vehicle pursuit in Murfreesboro involving a pink 1987 Chevrolet Caprice ended a couple of minutes after police called off the pursuit.

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Arrest in Amerson Court Murder
Arrest in Amerson Court Murder

Murder and attempted murder charges were lodged Tuesday against a suspect accused of killing one man and shooting a woman Monday night at a home off Old Woodbury Highway near Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro host to the TN Journalism Hall of Fame
Murfreesboro host to the TN Journalism Hall of Fame

Representing excellence in newspaper, television and radio news, six veteran journalists were inducted into the second class of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Murfreesboro.

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Do you love animals? Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), a Washington, D.C.-based international nonprofit, is hosting a local course.
Do you love animals? Animal Rescue Corps (ARC), a Washington, D.C.-based international nonprofit, is hosting a local course.

"Animal Rescue Corps is very excited to bring this training opportunity back to Middle Tennessee where we first offered it and to launch our advanced rescue course here..."

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway
Prep Football Coverage Gets Underway

It's the last week of tune-ups for local high school football teams. WGNS' Bryan Barrett says they'll get a dress rehearsal under the lights this week.

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Meth found inside of a woman and multiple arrests made at Murfreesboro address near I-24
Meth found inside of a woman and multiple arrests made at Murfreesboro address near I-24

Meth continues to plague Rutherford and Surrounding Counties. The most recent case led police to a domestic violence call at the Knights Inn on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro

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Robin Robertson, a 4th grade teacher at Wilson Elementary, is this month's Educator of the Month
Robin Robertson, a 4th grade teacher at Wilson Elementary, is this month's Educator of the Month

Robin Robertson, a 4th grade teacher at Wilson Elementary School is this month's "Educator of the Month." The Educator of the Month salute on WGNS is sponsored by City Tile and Floor Covering on Spring Street, Claiborne and Taylor Insurance, L&K Trophies along with Toot's Good Food and Fun.

Click into the article to hear why she enjoys teaching, advise she has for other teacher and more.

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TSSAA Votes to Revise Playoff System, Starting in 2015
TSSAA Votes to Revise Playoff System, Starting in 2015

The TSSAA Board of Control voted Monday to use the alternate 6-class plan for football classification for the remainder of the current classification period for schools in Division I.

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TSSAA Votes to Revise Playoff System, Starting in 2015
TSSAA Votes to Revise Playoff System, Starting in 2015

The TSSAA Board of Control voted Monday to use the alternate 6-class plan for football classification for the remainder of the current classification period for schools in Division I.

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Local VA in Murfreesboro to host a town hall forum for veterans
Local VA in Murfreesboro to host a town hall forum for veterans

Patient Advocates will be on hand to take down any personal concerns that need follow up, however the open forum will be geared toward systems improvement...

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Murfreesboro City Councilman to Resign Sept. 1, 2014
Murfreesboro City Councilman to Resign Sept. 1, 2014

The City Attorney has written a letter to the City Council on filling the vacancy of City Council member Toby Gilley...

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Open house scheduled for Tuesday night at new arts academy in Rutherford County
Open house scheduled for Tuesday night at new arts academy in Rutherford County

The Middle Tennessee Arts Academy offers quality educational enrichment to Rutherford County and the surrounding areas.

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Jack is Back! Jack Roush that is... founder, CEO and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing
Jack is Back! Jack Roush that is... founder, CEO and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing

Thursday, August 21st from 6:00 - 8:00pm, the legendary Jack Roush, founder, CEO and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing is returning to Ford of Murfreesboro...

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Mom arrested during party for son, she was accused of supplying alcohol to minors
Mom arrested during party for son, she was accused of supplying alcohol to minors

A total of twenty citations were issued at a party that was held at a home on Richard Road in Murfreesboro this past weekend.

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Need a job? Hundreds of positions need to be filled
Need a job? Hundreds of positions need to be filled

Three companies are looking to fill hundreds of positions in Rutherford County. Openings include everything from retail positions to general warehouse distribution positions.

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Photos: Murfreesboro Football is fun for children of all ages
Photos: Murfreesboro Football is fun for children of all ages

These photos are pictures of City of Murfreesboro leagues. The photos were captured by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Rec. Department.

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How fun! A real cash mob in Murfreesboro.
How fun! A real cash mob in Murfreesboro.

Murfreesboro Cash Mob will hold their first MOB in September at Holden Hardware, located in downtown Murfreesboro.

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Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet August 22, 2014
Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet August 22, 2014

On Friday, August 22, 2014, the NAACP Murfreesboro Branch will host their annual Freedom Fund Banquet.

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Photos of street photography on display now at the Murfreesboro City Hall
Photos of street photography on display now at the Murfreesboro City Hall

The Murfreesboro City Hall exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, August 12-September 25. The hours are 8 am-4:30 pm.

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Local Inmate Charged with Perjury
Local Inmate Charged with Perjury

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained an indictment for a Rutherford County jail inmate, charging him with aggravated perjury.

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Inmates are loved by many on Saturday when united with family at a special event in Murfreesboro
Inmates are loved by many on Saturday when united with family at a special event in Murfreesboro

On Saturday, a special family day was held for many of the inmates at the Work Center. Inmates were bused to New Vision Baptist Church...

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Storm Delays 16th Judicial Races
Storm Delays 16th Judicial Races

Evening storms caused a power outage in Cannon County and results were severely delayed. And that effected the 16th Judicial Races for Circuit Court Judge.

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Was it human flesh that was found inside of a drink can by a Murfreesboro woman?
Was it human flesh that was found inside of a drink can by a Murfreesboro woman?

The woman poured the remainder of the juice out and that was when she found what appeared to be flesh hanging inside the bottom of the can.

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Burgess & Arnold Win Re-Election; Other County Races
Burgess & Arnold Win Re-Election; Other County Races

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold won another four-years in office, defeating a Democrat and two independent challengers. Plus, information on the County Mayor, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, Register of Deeds and County Trustee races.

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Terry Wins 48th District GOP Race, Sparks & White Win Primaries
Terry Wins 48th District GOP Race, Sparks & White Win Primaries

Dr. Bryan Terry won a three-way GOP race to replace State Representative Joe Carr. Mike Sparks and Dawn White hold off challenges as well.

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State Supreme Court Justices Retained
State Supreme Court Justices Retained

Despite an effort by Republicans, Tennessee's three Democrat state Supreme Court Justices were retained.

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Rutherford County School Board Results
Rutherford County School Board Results

Some very tight races for Rutherford County School Board. One race, between three candidates, was decided by just 57 votes.

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Two of Three Incumbent General Sessions Judges Defeated
Two of Three Incumbent General Sessions Judges Defeated

Two of the three sitting General Sessions Court judges were defeated in the Rutherford County General Election.

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County Commission: Some Races Extremely Close
County Commission: Some Races Extremely Close

Three races for Rutherford County Commission went down to the wire, with one race decided by only 13 votes.

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Alexander Holds Off RuCo's Carr for U.S. Senate Nomination
Alexander Holds Off RuCo's Carr for U.S. Senate Nomination

A fierce battle for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate between Lamar Alexander and Joe Carr of Lascassas was won by the incumbent.

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Tracy/DesJarlais Race Very Tight
Tracy/DesJarlais Race Very Tight

The race between Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais and challenger Jim Tracy is as close as a race can be. With all of the precincts reporting, the unofficial tally reported to the state from the district show DesJarlais 35 votes ahead of Tracy.

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UPDATE: More Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County on Friday, August 15th
UPDATE: More Law Enforcement Checkpoints in Rutherford County on Friday, August 15th

We have more news on police checkpoints in Rutherford County. Since bringing our listeners the story about the drivers license checkpoint...

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Vote 2014: Smyrna Races
Vote 2014: Smyrna Races

Smyrna Town Judge Keta Barnes was defeated by challenger Lynn England Alexander.

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Local business reports $34,000 theft - two other companies also find employee thefts
Local business reports $34,000 theft - two other companies also find employee thefts

A local oil company called the police after an alleged employee theft occurred. Reports indicate an employee may have stolen over $34,000 from the "Tennessee Oil Service."

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Indian Hills house fire Thursday morning
Indian Hills house fire Thursday morning

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 2 and Rescue 9 responded to a house fire at 433 Indian Park Drive around 8:45 Thursday morning.

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WHAT? Another Victoria's Secret Panties Theft in Murfreesboro?
WHAT? Another Victoria's Secret Panties Theft in Murfreesboro?

More news on theft problems at Victoria's Secret located in the Avenue Shopping Center in Murfreesboro...

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Man allegedly uses his brothers identification when arrested
Man allegedly uses his brothers identification when arrested

A Lawrenceburg man who works for the Mt. Pleasant Housing Authority was charged with Forgery, Criminal Impersonation, Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest after allegedly telling police he was actually his brother

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Envelope containing substance sent to Murfreesboro Water - One worker received medical attention
Envelope containing substance sent to Murfreesboro Water - One worker received medical attention

Talk about an odd situation, a cashier at Murfreesboro Water and Sewer opened an envelope the water company received in the mail and inside was some type of a substance.

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Nationwide be on the lookout issued for a Nashville man after mom was murdered
Nationwide be on the lookout issued for a Nashville man after mom was murdered

A nationwide "Be on the Lookout" has been issued for a Nashville man who allegedly had something to do with the murder of his mother.

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Murfreesboro woman arrested on
Murfreesboro woman arrested on "Aggravated Child Abuse" charge after alleged burning incident - Court date nearing

UPDATE: Court date set for August 21st for a local woman who confessed to burning a little girl "multiple times with a cigarette."

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Six to be inducted into the TN Journalism Hall of Fame
Six to be inducted into the TN Journalism Hall of Fame

Six outstanding journalists comprise the second class to be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame located at Middle Tennessee State University.

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MFRD Responds to Fire in Outdoor Bathroom at Patterson Park Community Center
MFRD Responds to Fire in Outdoor Bathroom at Patterson Park Community Center

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1, 3, and Rescue 2 were dispatched to a fire call at 521 Mercury Boulevard (Patterson Park Community Center) around 2:15 Wednesday afternoon.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Wal-Mart Thief
Smyrna Police Looking for Wal-Mart Thief

Smyrna Police are asking for you help in finding a male suspect who allegedly took several items on two different occasions from the Wal-Mart on Enon Springs Road.

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Second Chance Ministries Hosts Back to School Celebration
Second Chance Ministries Hosts Back to School Celebration

Second Chance Ministries will hold their annual Back to School celebration this Saturday (August 9th) at Patterson Park Community Center.

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Elderly Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of $62K
Elderly Murfreesboro Woman Scammed Out of $62K

An elderly Murfreesboro woman has been forced to file bankruptcy after being scammed out of 62-thousand dollars.

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August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote
August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote

The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?

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Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants $3K to Special Kids
Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants $3K to Special Kids

Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs.

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First half day for school students is Wednesday - first full day is then..
First half day for school students is Wednesday - first full day is then..

With hundreds of school children, cars, and buses coming and going, the City of Murfreesboro is taking extra precautions to make sure the first full day of school is a safe one.

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Local man charged with 4th DUI and allegedly asked police to
Local man charged with 4th DUI and allegedly asked police to "Help him out"

Officer O'Rourke also filed in a report that Fox almost struck another motorist while driving down Bradyville Pike.

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Grant approved for Smyrna Parks
Grant approved for Smyrna Parks

The funds will be used for planning and construction of a neighborhood park including playground, walking trails, shelter, restroom facilities, picnic tables, benches and associated parking areas.

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Murfreesboro man arrested after fleeing from police and admitting to his use of a synthetic cannabis
Murfreesboro man arrested after fleeing from police and admitting to his use of a synthetic cannabis

"Mr. Woods was mirandized and during questioning advised he had been smoking K-3 for several hours."

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WARNING: No swimming above the Sportsman's Club dam in Murfreesboro as Work Begins
WARNING: No swimming above the Sportsman's Club dam in Murfreesboro as Work Begins

Work will require siphoning to lower water levels and rock blasting to bore holes in the affected area. Residents need to be advised that the water level above the dam will be too shallow for diving and swimming.

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Cheerleading, Basketball, Art, Football and MORE in Murfreesboro this summer!
Cheerleading, Basketball, Art, Football and MORE in Murfreesboro this summer!

Creative Art Camp and Cheerleading Camp were both big success stories for the City of Murfreesboro this year. The camps were organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Older Tennesseans Find Purpose Fostering Older Pets
Older Tennesseans Find Purpose Fostering Older Pets

For a rising number of Tennesseans, as they grow older and enter retirement and go through other major life changes, it's not a time to slow down, but a chance to seek out meaning.

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New app in Tennessee allows you to find local farms that sell fruits and veggies
New app in Tennessee allows you to find local farms that sell fruits and veggies

As more and more Tennesseans seek out farmers markets for their produce, Tennesseans can now find the nearest farmers market within seconds through a new mobile app.

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Burke joins Walters on Blue Raider Network
Burke joins Walters on Blue Raider Network

You'll hear a new voice on WGNS this fall during Middle Tennessee football broadcasts. Dennis Burke, a former linebacker for the Blue Raiders, will join Chip Walters on the Blue Raider Network as analyst and color commentator.

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Burke joins Walters on Blue Raider Network
Burke joins Walters on Blue Raider Network

You'll hear a new voice on WGNS this fall during Middle Tennessee football broadcasts. Dennis Burke, a former linebacker for the Blue Raiders, will join Chip Walters on the Blue Raider Network as analyst and color commentator.

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Back to School Week
Back to School Week

It's the week summer comes to an end for area school children. It's back to school week for both Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City school students and teachers.

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Local Educator / Football Star Dies
Local Educator / Football Star Dies

SERVICE TIME: Melvin Daniels, who called Rutherford County his home for most of his 62 years, passed away on Saturday. The longtime county schools educator and local football standout retired just a few years ago from the school system.

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Missing M'boro Teen Found
Missing M'boro Teen Found

A Murfreesboro teenager reported missing July 24th is now safely at home. Murfreesboro Police report Josh Elmore was found out of state and is now back in Rutherford County.

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Farmer's Market Class Schedule This Week

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market has free classes that begin at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center each Tuesday and Friday while the market is open.

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Over 17,500 Early Vote in RuCo
Over 17,500 Early Vote in RuCo

Many Rutherford Countians took advantage of the early voting period, which ended Saturday. There were 17,514 early votes cast here.

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Property Assessor’s Office to Get Hybrids
Property Assessor’s Office to Get Hybrids

The Rutherford County Property Assessor’s Office will use a Clean Energy Grant to buy two Ford C-max hybrid vehicles to boost fuel efficiency and help improve the county’s air quality.

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Child Seat Checks Tuesday

Parents can get their child’s seat belts checked for recalls or installation issues from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 964 New Salem Highway.

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Two RuCo Sheriff's Deputies Earn State Honors
Two RuCo Sheriff's Deputies Earn State Honors

Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies earned top honors Friday during graduation from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy’s Basic Police School, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Positive news for a side of Murfreesboro that has seen an increase in crime
Positive news for a side of Murfreesboro that has seen an increase in crime

Positive news for an area of Murfreesboro that has seen an increase in crime over the past 10-years. A local church has decided to open an outreach facility for children and their parents called The Den…

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Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend!
Sales Tax Holiday is This Weekend!

The first Sales Tax Holiday was August 4-6, 2006, saving Tennesseans about $15 million. Since then, Tennesseans have enjoyed $8 to $10 million in tax savings each holiday. 

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MAJOR Cold Case - Just a few more clues needed in local murder investigation
MAJOR Cold Case - Just a few more clues needed in local murder investigation

Detective Groce feels that someone in the community knows exactly who killed Robertson over 10-years ago. Detective Groce says the killer could strike again…

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Photography show at Murfreesboro City Hall will feature Scott Walker
Photography show at Murfreesboro City Hall will feature Scott Walker

He photographs life, captures addiction, homelessness, pain, happiness and sorrow. 

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Stolen property recovered by Rutherford County ICE Deputies

“During the course of the stop ICE Deputies collected a cell phone, prescription medication, a camera, camera lenses, camera bag and a Sony portable DVD player that were taken..."

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Murfreesboro man arrested for Attempted Murder Case
Murfreesboro man arrested for Attempted Murder Case

According to a domestic violence report, medical staff at the local hospital advised Montgomery that she would likely lose her right eye...

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Salvation Army Giving Away Backpacks Friday
Salvation Army Giving Away Backpacks Friday

The Salvation Army is giving away backpacks to families that qualify this Friday. Lt. Andy Seiler says the annual backpack giveaway will help hundreds of children here in our community.

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Monte Hale to Co-Host Prep Coaches Shows
Monte Hale to Co-Host Prep Coaches Shows

Longtime Rutherford County sports writer and co-host of All Sports Talk, Monte Hale, Jr., will join Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins this fall to co-host the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner.

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Monte Hale to Co-Host Prep Coaches Shows
Monte Hale to Co-Host Prep Coaches Shows

Longtime Rutherford County sports writer and co-host of All Sports Talk, Monte Hale, Jr., will join Bryan Barrett and Jon Dinkins this fall to co-host the Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner.

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The park is helping children become better, more creative writers
The park is helping children become better, more creative writers

Walks along the Barfield Park Wilderness Trail, watching the river flow, and taking a peek at a snake inside the Wilderness Station all helped local students become better writers.

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Same contractor accused a second time of fraud in Murfreesboro
Same contractor accused a second time of fraud in Murfreesboro

A Bowers Lane resident in Murfreesboro called the police when a contractor she hired failed to follow through on a recent project.

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Local business celebrates 135th birthday - setting awesome example for others to follow
Local business celebrates 135th birthday - setting awesome example for others to follow

A local business in Murfreesboro is celebrating their 135th anniversary. In 1879, Mr. William R. Bell...

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Kids go wild for Wildlife Camp
Kids go wild for Wildlife Camp

New camps were offered in Murfreesboro this summer. One of the new camps on the every growing list was Wildlife Camp. 

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2005 Mustang badly damaged during vandalism on Memorial Blvd.
2005 Mustang badly damaged during vandalism on Memorial Blvd.

This is apparently the 5th time a vandalism incident has been reported at the Memorial Boulevard tire shop. The case is under investigation, but no arrests have been made.

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MORE Shingles have been stolen in Murfreesboro
MORE Shingles have been stolen in Murfreesboro

This most recent theft occurred on Cottingham Drive at a newly built home.

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Rutherford County Schools releases TCAP results
Rutherford County Schools releases TCAP results

The latest achievement results for Rutherford County Schools show similar trends to the statewide outcomes, which were released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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Ceremony for the renaming of a road in Murfreesboro - Road named after NFL Player Jerry Anderson.
Ceremony for the renaming of a road in Murfreesboro - Road named after NFL Player Jerry Anderson.

City officials will gather to dedicate a section of Community Circle in the Kimbro Woods subdivision in honor of the late Jerry Anderson who died while saving the lives of two drowning children in the Stones River in 1989.

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Little change in school achievement test in Rutherford County
Little change in school achievement test in Rutherford County

The latest achievement results for Rutherford County Schools show similar trends to the statewide outcomes, which were released today by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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$50,000 Front loader stolen in Murfreesboro
$50,000 Front loader stolen in Murfreesboro

Talk about a heavy load to steal, a small bulldozer (front loader) was stolen from a construction site on Avelino Circle in Murfreesboro. 

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UPDATE: More charges for suspect who barricaded himself in house
UPDATE: More charges for suspect who barricaded himself in house

Commander Sgt. Chris Kauffman said the Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Search Tactical Team responded. Jackson’s father notified deputies his son threatened to shoot responding officers.

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RutherfordCable welcomes Nashville Attorney to Murfreesboro
RutherfordCable welcomes Nashville Attorney to Murfreesboro

Attorney Barbara Moss, founder of Elder Law of Nashville, will bring her personal and professional journey to RutherfordCABLE on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro. 

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Multiple officers called in to dismantle and clear mobile Meth lab on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro
Multiple officers called in to dismantle and clear mobile Meth lab on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro

A traffic stop early Monday morning in front of Wendy’s on S. Church Street netted two arrests. Police say they stopped a vehicle because license plate was not properly lit.

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MTSU Men's Basketball Team to help Special Needs Children with basketball
MTSU Men's Basketball Team to help Special Needs Children with basketball

Coach Kermit Davis and members of the MTSU Men’s Basketball Team will facilitate a basketball clinic for children with special needs at Special Kids’ Camp Ability this Wednesday, July 30, from 1-2:30 p.m.

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Man allegedly became upset when clerk refused to sell him a pack of smokes in the 'Boro
Man allegedly became upset when clerk refused to sell him a pack of smokes in the 'Boro

So, who has to be carded and who does not need to be carded when buying tobacco products in Tennessee? Good question. Here is a quick story to illustrate the ID laws.

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Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee
Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee

County unemployment rates for June have been released and reports indicate the rates have slightly increased in every Tennessee County.

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TBI: Have you seen this WANTED Fugitive in Tennessee?
TBI: Have you seen this WANTED Fugitive in Tennessee?

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new fugitive on TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Nathan Lennon McCollum...

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Drug overdose cases continue to rise in Tennessee
Drug overdose cases continue to rise in Tennessee

The 1,166 fatalities last year involved prescribed and illegal drugs, unintentional and intentional overdoses, and compares with 1,094 overdose deaths in 2012.

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UPDATE: Teenager shot in area of University Street in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Teenager shot in area of University Street in Murfreesboro

A shooting in Murfreesboro that was reported on Tuesday morning around 1 is still being investigated by Police. 

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Attempted "Suicide by Cop" case reported Monday night

WGNS usually does not report attempted suicide stories, but that changes when the attempted suicide threats revolve around other potential victims.

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Sheriff's Office arrest man accused of shooting at sister, barricading himself in home
Sheriff's Office arrest man accused of shooting at sister, barricading himself in home

The Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Search Tactical Team was called after Jeffery Allen Jackson, 39, of Windrow Road allegedly barricaded himself inside a house, the sheriff said.

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UPDATE: La Vergne Police Arrest Video - Incident still under investigation
UPDATE: La Vergne Police Arrest Video - Incident still under investigation

At this point, the results of the investigation into that incident have yet to be disclosed.

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Have you seen Josh Elmore, a possible runaway juvenile in Murfreesboro
Have you seen Josh Elmore, a possible runaway juvenile in Murfreesboro

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a missing person case involving a possible runaway juvenile.

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Volleyball for all ages in Murfreesboro!
Volleyball for all ages in Murfreesboro!

When is the last time you said to yourself, "I sure do want to slam a volleyball while beating another team?" Perhaps never or perhaps just yesterday... 

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New from MTSU: Scandinavian study-abroad trip finds 'happiness' for new exhibit in MTSU's Todd Art Gallery
New from MTSU: Scandinavian study-abroad trip finds 'happiness' for new exhibit in MTSU's Todd Art Gallery

MTSU students learned firsthand why the people of Scandinavia’s cozy countries continually top the United Nations’ “World Happiness Report..."

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Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square
Woman arrested on 3rd DUI after allegedly driving the wrong way around the square

A 23-year old woman caught driving down a one way street on the Rutherford County square was arrested over the weekend.

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Murfreesboro woman loses eye in attack with hammer
Murfreesboro woman loses eye in attack with hammer

A 27-year old Murfreesboro man has been accused of attempted murder. The accusation came as the result of a domestic violence situation that unfolded on Shoreham Street Sunday morning at 4.

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Female teen reported missing last week in Middle Tennessee area found
Female teen reported missing last week in Middle Tennessee area found

A 16-year old girl who was reported missing in the Middle Tennessee area this past week has been found. 

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Arrest made in parking lot note allegedly asking about sex in Smyrna
Arrest made in parking lot note allegedly asking about sex in Smyrna

Last week the Smyrna Police Department requested the public’s assistance in finding out who had entered a female’s vehicle in the Kroger parking lot...

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MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation
MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation

Interesting: The Death Scene Investigation Workshop aims to help the people who work with death sites get ready to secure, investigate and prosecute deadly crimes.

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National Parks locations in Murfreesboro and Tennessee are very popular
National Parks locations in Murfreesboro and Tennessee are very popular

They are some of Tennessee’s most pristine areas, and a new study shows National Parks are not just great places to spend the day but also major drivers of the local economy.

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Woman who went missing in Murfreesboro found safe
Woman who went missing in Murfreesboro found safe

The week long search for a Manchester woman came to a happy ending on Sunday. Elizabeth Brook Roberts was located and is safe in Colorado, according to Roberts’ mother.

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Murfreesboro Police cancel Silver Alert for 61-year old woman -- Found
Murfreesboro Police cancel Silver Alert for 61-year old woman -- Found

The Murfreesboro Police Department has cancelled a Silver Alert for 61-year old Carol Benson. Authorities say that Benson went missing from her home on Thursday night. Authorities notified WGNS on Saturday that she has been found.

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Barfield Park camping adventure...
Barfield Park camping adventure...

Did you know there is a primitive campground in Barfield Park? The 430-acre park that is operated by the Murfreesboro Parks...

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WARNING: Heat index in Rutherford County on Sunday could reach 110
WARNING: Heat index in Rutherford County on Sunday could reach 110

A combination of temperatures in the middle 90s and dew points in the upper 60s and low 70s will drive heat index values into the...

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UPDATE: Manchester woman goes missing in Murfreesboro - May be in New Orleans
UPDATE: Manchester woman goes missing in Murfreesboro - May be in New Orleans

On Friday, Murfreesboro Police informed WGNS that security at a New Orleans casino spotted the two via a security video.  A

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House Fire in Murfreesboro on Belle Rive Drive
House Fire in Murfreesboro on Belle Rive Drive

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Districts 1 and 9 and Rescue 2 were dispatched to a fire call at 2631 Belle Rive Drive just after 11:30 Thursday night.

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Jefferson Pike will soon be widened after numerous fatality accidents
Jefferson Pike will soon be widened after numerous fatality accidents

John Phillips' son Jonathan died in a wreck about 10-years ago on Jefferson Pike. The accident happened directly...

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McFadden Community Center enjoys a reopening party after a massive face-lift
McFadden Community Center enjoys a reopening party after a massive face-lift

After a six month renovation project was completed at the McFadden Community Center at 211 Bridge Avenue, Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department held a remodel reopening.

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Participate in a Real Pep Rally and more at Stones River Mall on Aug. 2nd
Participate in a Real Pep Rally and more at Stones River Mall on Aug. 2nd

Get back-to-school in style during Stones River Mall’s fashionable event from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. Kick off the event in Center Court with a Pep Rally...

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Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)
Saddle Up for ACE Learning Center (formerly Project Help)

"Saddle Up" gets underway at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the MTSU Foundation House...

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Are you sleeping at night? Why not?
Are you sleeping at night? Why not?

Sleep is not a luxury; it is a basic health need long known to affect a person’s ability to think and function. 

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UPDATE: Man to face 4th DUI in court - Discussion date next week
UPDATE: Man to face 4th DUI in court - Discussion date next week

A Murfreesboro man will face two drug possession charges, 2 felony drug possession charges, a driving on a revoked license charge, his 4th DUI charge...

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Confirmed: Sheriff's Detective lost not one, but two service weapons
Confirmed: Sheriff's Detective lost not one, but two service weapons

We were told that the gun in Chicago was recovered by staff at a hotel and later turned into the Chicago Police Department, but the deputy who gave us that information did not want us to use his name out of fear of retaliation

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Man accused of breaking into females car and leaving sexually explicit note in Rutherford County
Man accused of breaking into females car and leaving sexually explicit note in Rutherford County

Smyrna Police are attempting to locate a vehicle believed to have been involved in bizarre car break-in.

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Courthouse clock being painted - History of the Rutherford County Courthouse
Courthouse clock being painted - History of the Rutherford County Courthouse

If you have driven past the historic Rutherford County Courthouse in recent days, you have probably noticed the workers on the top of the clock. The courthouse clock is being painted. 

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

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

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Woman jailed after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend in Smyrna
Woman jailed after she allegedly stabbed boyfriend in Smyrna

A stabbing was reported in Smyrna on Monday that is still being investigated. According to Smyrna Police Chief Kevin...

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Hargrove to Retire from West Main Mission
Hargrove to Retire from West Main Mission

After giving over 25 years to serving the less fortunate here in our community, Jim Hargrove says he plans to retire from the West Main Mission.

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District 7-AAA Football Schedules
District 7-AAA Football Schedules

Find your favorite District 7-AAA team and view their football schedule.

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District 9-A Football Schedules

Check out the football schedules for both Eagleville and Middle Tennessee Christian School.

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Woman allegedly pulls out gun in the Walmart parking lot after being asked to
Woman allegedly pulls out gun in the Walmart parking lot after being asked to "Slow Down"

When the reported victim told the suspect that he would call the police, she reportedly stated, “I don’t care, I got a carry permit."

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High School Football Schedules Now Online
High School Football Schedules Now Online

As we near August, the high school football season is just around the corner. We have posted the schedule of the nine TSSAA football playing schools on our website, WGNSRadio.com in sports.

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MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students
MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students

The Guangxi students will enroll at MTSU as soon as they complete course requirements on their campus.

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Why would someone steal a clothing recycling bin?
Why would someone steal a clothing recycling bin?

Folks will steal just about anything these days...

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Unknown person or persons try to break into the roof of a Murfreesboro pharmacy
Unknown person or persons try to break into the roof of a Murfreesboro pharmacy

Once officers were on the scene, they quickly saw this was not an ordinary break-in.

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New President and CEO at First National Bank of Manchester, Woodbury and Murfreesboro
New President and CEO at First National Bank of Manchester, Woodbury and Murfreesboro

Claus Thormaehlen, chairman of the Board for FCB Corporation, announces the promotion of Tim Spry to President / CEO of First National Bank of Manchester, Woodbury and Murfreesboro. 

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2-Year old boy revived after drowning in Rutherford County

A 2-year-old boy was revived after a near drowning Wednesday on Roy Arnold Road, said a supervisor from Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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Murfreesboro City Street named after former Planning Commission Chair Jack Byrnes
Murfreesboro City Street named after former Planning Commission Chair Jack Byrnes

Jack Byrnes served as chairman of the Planning Commission during a significant period of growth in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.

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Arrest made in recent Murfreesboro car burglary cases
Arrest made in recent Murfreesboro car burglary cases

Murfreesboro Police have made an arrest in a recent rash of car break-ins.

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Pit Bull bites the hand of a man taking out the trash
Pit Bull bites the hand of a man taking out the trash

The 59-year old victim told police he was taking out the trash when a Pit Bull Dog jumped up and bit his hand. 

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Red Cross is extremely short on blood donations
Red Cross is extremely short on blood donations

Over the past 11 weeks, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 8 percent, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations...

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Politics: State Rep. Mike Sparks gets endorsement by the NRA
Politics: State Rep. Mike Sparks gets endorsement by the NRA

Earlier this week, The National Rifle Association (NRA) posted their candidate ratings for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Volunteers Needed for the Child Advocacy Center Darkness to Light Program

Volunteers are needed as the Child Advocacy Center is recruiting Darkness to Light Volunteers. 

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Foot golf in Murfreesboro?
Foot golf in Murfreesboro?

The City of Murfreesboro Golf Department will kick off the new style of golf this weekend...

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Government Contractors must now make
Government Contractors must now make "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" a protected status

In the Volunteer State, sexual orientation and sexual identity are not protected statuses for employers. However, the State...

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MTSU extends research contract with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China
MTSU extends research contract with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China

Middle Tennessee State University signed an agreement Monday to extend its research partnership with the world’s largest medicinal herb garden in China through 2021.

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Peach, plum and nectarine recall due to Listeria monocytogenes
Peach, plum and nectarine recall due to Listeria monocytogenes

Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, Calif is voluntarily recalling certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots packed between June 1, 2014 through July 12,2014...

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Local politician running for State Representative Seat and County Commission Seat - What happens if he wins both?
Local politician running for State Representative Seat and County Commission Seat - What happens if he wins both?

Have you ever heard of a politician holding two offices in Rutherford County at the same time?

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State of Tennessee once again warns - Students need their shots to return to school
State of Tennessee once again warns - Students need their shots to return to school

All students entering seventh grade are required to have proof they have had two doses of chickenpox vaccine (or a history of illness) and a booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis...

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Barnabas Vision has taken over “Adopt-A-Grandparent” program in Rutherford County
Barnabas Vision has taken over “Adopt-A-Grandparent” program in Rutherford County

Activity Directors match a volunteer with a grandparent.  Volunteers spend between 20 minutes to an hour a week with their grandparent.  

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REMINDER: Safety belt checkpoint planned for the 25th in Murfreesboro
REMINDER: Safety belt checkpoint planned for the 25th in Murfreesboro

An upcoming Tennessee Highway Patrol safety belt checkpoint has been planned for Murfreesboro.

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Gluten-Free Doesn't Automatically Mean a Healthy Choice
Gluten-Free Doesn't Automatically Mean a Healthy Choice

As more and more food choices labeled as gluten free show up on store shelves across the state, a warning that just because it's free of gluten doesn't automatically mean it's a healthy choice.

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Chikungunya in Tennessee
Chikungunya in Tennessee

The state Department of Health is reporting at least 12 confirmed cases of chikungunya in Tennessee. 

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Unemployment in Tennessee Up in June

Tennessee’s unemployment rate for the month of June was 6.6 percent, a slight increase from the May rate of 6.4 percent. That’s according to Tennessee Labor Commissioner Burns Phillips. 

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Gearing Up for Back to School
Gearing Up for Back to School

We are getting closer, believe it or not, to back to school time for Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City students. In fact, it's just a little more than two weeks away. 

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Election Commission to Set Administrator Candidate Interviews
Election Commission to Set Administrator Candidate Interviews

The Rutherford County Election Commission will meet tonight (Monday) at 5pm to discuss replacing fired Election Administrator Nicole Lester. 

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Rotary Club spends the day on the farm with MTSU
Rotary Club spends the day on the farm with MTSU

Rising with the roosters, members of the Murfreesboro business community spent part of their workday at MTSU Farm.

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UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Halls Hill Pike - Name released by THP
UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Wreck on Halls Hill Pike - Name released by THP

We have more news about the fatal motorcycle accident on Halls Hill Pike near Adams Lane. The wreck occurred on Sunday night around 11:30.

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Victory Gallop Lane Burglary
Victory Gallop Lane Burglary

A 55-year old resident of a Victory Gallop Lane home reported to Murfreesboro Police a burglary at her home.

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Bullet Holes Found in Rutherford Blvd. Home
Bullet Holes Found in Rutherford Blvd. Home

An apartment dweller on North Rutherford Boulevard returned home to find what Murfreesboro Police say were bullet holes inside the home.

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Dialysis Patient's Home Burglarized

A 62-year old Eagle Street man returned home from dialysis to find he had been broken into. 

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Power Outage Affects Smyrna
Power Outage Affects Smyrna

Over 17-thousand Smyrna homes and businesses were without power on Monday for a short time. The Middle Tennessee Electric outage map showed this just after 9am. 

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SWAT Training in Smyrna

If you noticed some police activity in Smyrna on Monday, the police department was conducting SWAT training on Sam Ridley Parkway near Motlow Boulevard. 

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Have you had a Polio vaccination? You may need it.

The Tennessee Department of Health, in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is issuing polio vaccination guidance for individuals planning travel to and from 10 countries...

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MTSU James Union Building closed for repairs

The roughly 52,000-square-foot facility opened in 1952 as MTSU’s first student union and has remained in constant use since for campus and community special events...

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Waffle House and a Staffing Agency looking to hire Rutherford County residents
Waffle House and a Staffing Agency looking to hire Rutherford County residents

The Goodwill Career Solutions center in Antioch is helping a company fill positions that are available in Rutherford County and Davidson County.

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Free concert in Murfreesboro on the 3rd Friday of each month
Free concert in Murfreesboro on the 3rd Friday of each month

The third Friday music night is from 7 to 9:30 and it is absolutely FREE. 

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Murfreesboro Man who is accused of alleged relationship with teen due in court Monday
Murfreesboro Man who is accused of alleged relationship with teen due in court Monday

Court date set for Monday in regards to a subject who allegedly had relationship with a 14-year old girl. 

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Possible drug use, alcohol use leads to man being admitted to hospital in Murfreesboro
Possible drug use, alcohol use leads to man being admitted to hospital in Murfreesboro

Whomever called the concern in, told police the man was starting to take the rest of his clothes off.

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Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall County Road Projects total more than $50,000,000
Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall County Road Projects total more than $50,000,000

Recent Tennessee Department of Transportation Projects in Middle Tennessee are costly to taxpayers in our area. In fact, the cost is well over $50-million in Rutherford, Bedford and Marshall Counties. 

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First female firefighter in Murfreesboro to retire
First female firefighter in Murfreesboro to retire

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s first female Firefighter is retiring after 32 years of service. Mary Madding began her career with MFRD in July 1982.

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Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned
Rutherford County Adult Detention Center earned "Certification"

The inspection showed the facility met all applicable minimum standards, Executive Director Beth Ashe stated in a letter to Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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GOOD NEWS: Fewer kids are part of the Summer Feeding Program in Tennessee
GOOD NEWS: Fewer kids are part of the Summer F