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Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Sentenced to 1 year in prison
Woman Accused of Striking and Killing Scooter Rider Sentenced to 1 year in prison

Courtney Barrett appeared in court for sentencing late last month. Barrett is the woman who plead guilty after striking and killing a woman riding a scooter on July 10, 2016.

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Wrong way driver on I-24 in LaVergne Tuesday morning
Wrong way driver on I-24 in LaVergne Tuesday morning

A wrong way driver on I-24 early Tuesday morning may have driven as many as 20-miles before crashing in Rutherford County in the La Vergne area. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Woman gives birth in Walgreens parking lot on Monday in LaVergne
Woman gives birth in Walgreens parking lot on Monday in LaVergne

A 22 year old woman gave birth at around 11:45 Monday morning in a pharmacy parking lot.

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La Vergne Board of Aldermen candidates to talk on October 18th
La Vergne Board of Aldermen candidates to talk on October 18th

Voters will get a chance to hear from La Vergne Board of Aldermen candidates on the November 8 ballot in a voter forum on Tuesday, October 18, at the La Vergne City Hall...

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State Commissioner to Visit Rutherford County manufacturing plant Friday
State Commissioner to Visit Rutherford County manufacturing plant Friday

The LaVergne plant was first opened in 1972 on a 132-acre plot of farmland. However, it was opened under the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, which was not tied to Bridgestone until 1988.

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2016 Old Timers Festival
2016 Old Timers Festival "Hometown Heroes"

The city of La Vergne is excited to announce the 2016 Old Timers Festival, to be held on Saturday September 17, with theme of "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes."

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UPDATE: Fatal Truck Vs. Scooter Accident in Rutherford County
UPDATE: Fatal Truck Vs. Scooter Accident in Rutherford County

According to witness statements, the suspect vehicle dragged Denton's scooter for approximately one quarter of a mile before the driver stopped, got out and removed the wreckage from underneath the vehicle.

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Woman at local Farmers Market Refused Service allegedly due to Black Lives Matter shirt
Woman at local Farmers Market Refused Service allegedly due to Black Lives Matter shirt

In La Vergne, a woman who was wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt says she was refused service. Apparently, the woman wanted to buy fresh produce from a worker at the...

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La Vergne Ball Players Get Chance to Impress Coaches
La Vergne Ball Players Get Chance to Impress Coaches

Tennessee Elite Director Roger Herrold and his team of colleagues start the planning process for Nashville's Elite Invitational softball tournament nine months in advance. "It's well worth it," said Herrold. This will be the first time the tournament has been held in La Vergne.

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Robbery reported in LaVergne - Culprits Waited
Robbery reported in LaVergne - Culprits Waited

The robbery occurred at 5:45, Thursday morning and police are on the lookout for the culprits who may have been driving a burgundy 2006 to 2008 Chevy Impala.

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LaVergne Police on the lookout for not so strong man who allegedly stole a cash register
LaVergne Police on the lookout for not so strong man who allegedly stole a cash register

John Fesmire with the police department told WGNS NEWS, "He's not very strong and struggled with the cord of the cash register for a few moments before freeing the register and running out of the store on foot."

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Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning
Man Allegedly Led Smyrna Authorities on a Pursuit Tuesday Morning

Shawl was booked into the county jail just before 4 AM on Tuesday. He was charged with Evading Arrest...

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Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman
Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman

Middle Tennessee residents are being asked by the police department in Nashville to be on the lookout for a subject who sexually assaulted a female on March 14, 2016.

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Man accused of firing rifle inside LaVergne home
Man accused of firing rifle inside LaVergne home

On Thursday, suspect Robert Binkley was accused of firing a rifle inside a home that he shares with a roommate. The incident unfolded at a home on Hidden Forest Lane in LaVergne.

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UPDATE: LaVergne Police Capture Wanted Sex Offender
UPDATE: LaVergne Police Capture Wanted Sex Offender

A wanted sex offender from La Vergne has been arrested. John Fesmire with La Vergne Police told NewsRadio WGNS Michael Cavallo has been arrested for failing to properly notify police of his release from the Rutherford County jail in 2015.

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The Veterans Memorial Wall in LaVergne
The Veterans Memorial Wall in LaVergne

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron told WGNS that bricks are still available for their Veterans Memorial Wall...

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Painter Dies in La Vergne Home
Painter Dies in La Vergne Home

Around 10:15 Thursday morning, La Vergne Police dispatchers received a call regarding a deceased male being found at 1106 Harmony Lane.

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La Vergne Rite Aid Robbed Tuesday Night
La Vergne Rite Aid Robbed Tuesday Night

On Tuesday night (1/19/16) just before 7:30, the Rite Aid located at 5192 Murfreesboro Road in LaVergne was robbed.

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Tuesday Kidney Transplant went well for Two LaVergne Police Officers
Tuesday Kidney Transplant went well for Two LaVergne Police Officers

A kidney transplant involving two members of the La Vergne Police Department went well on Tuesday.

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Barricaded suspect in La Vergne wanted on charge involving sexual incident with a child has been arrested
Barricaded suspect in La Vergne wanted on charge involving sexual incident with a child has been arrested

The original charges for the man who allegedly barricaded himself in a La Vergne home stemmed from an investigation in Shawnee County, Kansas. The crime was of a sexual nature involving at least one minor 14 years of age or younger.

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Lot's of really gross grub and more in LaVergne on Oct. 29th for Halloween
Lot's of really gross grub and more in LaVergne on Oct. 29th for Halloween

Staff members are creating ghoulish grub and gross looking goodies that will make patrons squirm and their tummies growl with excitement.

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Armed Robbery Reported at a LaVergne Motel
Armed Robbery Reported at a LaVergne Motel

In LaVergne, police are on the look for an armed robber who allegedly robbed the Comfort Inn on Enterprise Boulevard.

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Case involving LaVergne Police making arrest outside of jurisdiction upheld in court, Suspect stays in jail
Case involving LaVergne Police making arrest outside of jurisdiction upheld in court, Suspect stays in jail

The case revolved around LaVergne Police making a drug arrest outside their jurisdiction, according to court documents.

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So... Who has the BEST DOG in Rutherford County?
So... Who has the BEST DOG in Rutherford County?

"Many people see their dogs as their pride and joy," said Mayor Dennis Waldron. "The city wants to give people a chance to show off their favorite dogs and to help out a good cause."

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Phone used by LaVergne Mayor reportedly has phone numbers to Escort Service lines
Phone used by LaVergne Mayor reportedly has phone numbers to Escort Service lines

Several phone numbers on the LaVergne Mayor's city issued phone are the same numbers advertised by online escort services.

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Free Concert in LaVergne Friday Night
Free Concert in LaVergne Friday Night

Music will fill the fall night air this Friday, September 25 at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne.

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La Vergne Fire Department will hold its first Citizens Fire Academy
La Vergne Fire Department will hold its first Citizens Fire Academy

The La Vergne Fire Department will hold its first Citizens Fire Academy from October 8 - December 10. All classes are scheduled from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Fire Station 3 located at 301 Bill Stewart Blvd.

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Wednesday Job Fair in LaVergne
Wednesday Job Fair in LaVergne

Eight companies will be on hand from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building in the City Hall complex, located at 5093 Murfreesboro Rd.

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The Father's House Church in LaVergne

The Father's House Church, located on Waldron Road in La Vergne, is embarking on community-wide projects to raise funds for land and to pay for a new building that will be delivered in just few short months.

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City of La Vergne is hosting a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony
City of La Vergne is hosting a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

The City of La Vergne is hosting a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 11. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. at the gazebo by City Hall, 5093 Murfreesboro Road.

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Self Defense Class for women on Sept. 12th
Self Defense Class for women on Sept. 12th

The La Vergne Police Department will be hosting a self-defense class for women on Saturday, September 12 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. in the Board Room at City Hall.

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LaVergne auctioning off BIG items, like vehicles
LaVergne auctioning off BIG items, like vehicles

Several big ticket items are now being auctioned on GovDeals by the city of La Vergne.

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Miss La Vergne Crowned
Miss La Vergne Crowned

A new Miss La Vergne and her royal court were crowned on Saturday, August 22 at La Vergne High School during the fifth annual Miss La Vergne Pageants.

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Old Timers Festival in La Vergne is September 19 at Veterans Memorial Park
Old Timers Festival in La Vergne is September 19 at Veterans Memorial Park

The Old Timers Festival in La Vergne is open to all ages, but will feature some new activities for children on September 19 at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Old Timers Festival rescheduled for TLC clan
Old Timers Festival rescheduled for TLC clan

La Vergne has talent - or they will on September 19 when the former stars of "America's Got Talent" take the stage during the 2015 Old Timers Festival.

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Case of man allegedly dragging dog behind car goes to Grand Jury
Case of man allegedly dragging dog behind car goes to Grand Jury

A man who was accused of dragging his dog behind his car in LaVergne has decided to waive his case, which means the case will go before the Grand Jury of Rutherford County.

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LaVergne woman pleads GUILTY to felony charge in Federal Court
LaVergne woman pleads GUILTY to felony charge in Federal Court

Christine Smith, 49, of La Vergne, Tennessee, pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of possessing counterfeit securities, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

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Breakfast for our Veterans in Rutherford County
Breakfast for our Veterans in Rutherford County

A free breakfast will be served to active members and veterans of military service in La Vergne this weekend. On Saturday...

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VOLUNTEER: Help clean the Percy Priest Lake shoreline
VOLUNTEER: Help clean the Percy Priest Lake shoreline

On Saturday, April 25 starting at 9:00 a.m., volunteers will gather at the Hurricane Creek Recreation Area next to Stones River Road clean along the lakeside. With tons of trash expected to be picked up, Stormwater Project Manager Katherine Green expects several tons of trash to be collected.

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LaVergne woman faces up to three years in prison for false tax returns
LaVergne woman faces up to three years in prison for false tax returns

Michelle Theus, 40, of LaVergne, Tenn. was indicted by a federal grand jury in Nashville on charges related to preparing and filing false federal income tax returns, announced David Rivera, U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee and Larry J. Wszalek...

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Endangered MISSING TEEN in LaVergne, Tennessee

According to Police Chief Mike Walker, 16-year old Leticia Diaz is considered endangered because of the existing and incoming weather.

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Will you be a part of the local father / daughter dance?
Will you be a part of the local father / daughter dance?

Tomboys and princesses alike will have one thing in common when they gather together on February 7.

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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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City providing temporary Park & Ride for RTA after lease lost
City providing temporary Park & Ride for RTA after lease lost

According to the RTA, time points for riders on RTA Route 86X Smyrna/La Vergne Express and Route 96X Nashville/ Murfreesboro Relax & Ride will change only by a few minutes from the previous stop located in the Kroger parking lot.

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Gas station near I-24 robbed again in LaVergne
Gas station near I-24 robbed again in LaVergne

A gas station in La Vergne was robbed a second time in two months and police need your help...

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La Vergne named as the best place for young families in Rutherford County
La Vergne named as the best place for young families in Rutherford County

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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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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LaVegne Police receive DUI related award
LaVegne Police receive DUI related award

The Governor's Highway Safety Office, along with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, recognized nearly two hundred officers...

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LaVergne Police Dept. sends out Christmas warning

The La Vergne Police Department is warning residents to take extra safety precautions during the holiday season to protect yourself, your family and your property.

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LaVergne Police nab suspect in only six minutes
LaVergne Police nab suspect in only six minutes

It took police six minutes to apprehend a suspect Friday morning who had stolen a truck in front of the vehicle owner and his daughter.

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MORE Sobriety Checkpoints nearing for Rutherford County
MORE Sobriety Checkpoints nearing for Rutherford County

The La Vergne Police Department will be looking for drunk drivers in the city on Saturday, November 29, 2014 through alcohol saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

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If you live in the northern portion of Rutherford County, did you get a letter about the water in the mail?
If you live in the northern portion of Rutherford County, did you get a letter about the water in the mail?

There have been a lot of questions about the letter water customers in La Vergne have been receiving this week in the mail...

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Citizens Police Academy in LaVergne - Sign Up
Citizens Police Academy in LaVergne - Sign Up

Applications are currently being accepted for the La Vergne Citizens Police Academy, scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

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Five year
Five year "forgivable" loan available to repair your home if you live in LaVergne

If your home is repaired, the City would assist you with a five-year forgivable loan.

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WARNING: Gross story about gross food
WARNING: Gross story about gross food

The La Vergne Public Library is tricking and treating patrons with creepy creations at the annual Gross Grub event.

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POLITICS: La Vergne Alderman Candidate announces endorsements
POLITICS: La Vergne Alderman Candidate announces endorsements

City of La Vergne Alderman Candidate Jason Cole announced that he has received the endorsement of County Commissioner Brad Turner, Rutherford County School Board member Aaron Holladay and State Senator Jim Tracy.

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UPDATE on Monday fatal accident on I-24 in LaVergne

The name of the woman killed in a Monday afternoon accident on I-24 in LaVergne has been released.

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The thrill of going to a drive-in movie is coming to La Vergne this month!
The thrill of going to a drive-in movie is coming to La Vergne this month!

Admission is free at Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive. The audio for the movie will be through the a.m. radio of your vehicle.

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LaVergne Police Officer let go after alleged conduct issue

A LaVergne Police Officer is off the job now due to a situation that reportedly occurred this past July.

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Another armed robbery in Rutherford County - Do you recognize this subject?
Another armed robbery in Rutherford County - Do you recognize this subject?

For the second time in two weeks, LaVergne Police are seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery.

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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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Serious accident in LaVergne on I-24 Wednesday night
Serious accident in LaVergne on I-24 Wednesday night

Reports indicate a serious auto accident occurred on I-24 in the LaVergne area Wednesday night around 9.

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Local man wanted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Rape added to TBI Most Wanted List
Local man wanted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Rape added to TBI Most Wanted List

When he failed to show up for court, a capias was issued for his arrest.

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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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UPDATE: National Night Out in LaVergne and Murfreesboro TONIGHT
UPDATE: National Night Out in LaVergne and Murfreesboro TONIGHT

National Night Out Against Crime is being held in La Vergne this year on Tuesday, August 5 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Fall Ball Registration for City of La Vergne Youth Baseball & Softball
Fall Ball Registration for City of La Vergne Youth Baseball & Softball

The City of La Vergne Youth Baseball & Softball League is having fall ball registration now until Thursday, August 14. Sign-ups will take place at the Parks and Recreation Department...

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City of LaVergne to Honor Martin and Mary Blair for their service to others
City of LaVergne to Honor Martin and Mary Blair for their service to others

Martin and Mary Blair have dedicated a significant part of their lives in the service of other people.

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Good news for the children in LaVergne!
Good news for the children in LaVergne!

In keeping a decades old promise, Mayor Senna Mosley also announced the official ribbon-cutting will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.

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Rutherford County Republican Party to Honor Pres. Ronald Reagan at Black Tie Gala
Rutherford County Republican Party to Honor Pres. Ronald Reagan at Black Tie Gala

The Rutherford County Republican Party has announced plans for their black tie “Reagan Day Dinner, Gala.”

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Teen accused of setting off explosive in LaVergne to appear in court July 23, 2014
Teen accused of setting off explosive in LaVergne to appear in court July 23, 2014

The teenager arrested in LaVergne for allegedly setting off an explosive device this past February will file a plea in a Rutherford County Courtroom on July 23, 2014.

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Hit by hard times and need help?

The "Keep My Tennessee Home Program" has provided mortgage assistance to unemployed or substantially underemployed homeowners, divorcees, eligible men and women of the military, individuals who have suffered a medical hardship...

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Name of drowning victim at Percy Priest Lake released
Name of drowning victim at Percy Priest Lake released

A man died after drowning in Percy Priest Lake on Sunday. The victim has been identified as 28-year old David...

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$210,000 in funding approved for La Vergne resident to rehabilitate their homes
$210,000 in funding approved for La Vergne resident to rehabilitate their homes

Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) is allocating $210,000 in HOME funding to the city of La Vergne for homeowner rehabilitation projects.

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Suspect accused of setting home on fire with mother and two children inside remains behind bars
Suspect accused of setting home on fire with mother and two children inside remains behind bars

Eric Sharpe has not been able to come up with the funds to bond out of jail at this point. The bond is $38,000.

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LaVergne Police announce arrest of local business person
LaVergne Police announce arrest of local business person

Members of the La Vergne Police Department’s (LPD) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) arrested local businessman David M. Driggers Tuesday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Bank robbery in LaVergne on Thursday

The woman who allegedly robbed the bank went in with a note that demanded cash. She then fled the scene.

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LaVergne gains special Drug Recognition Expert
LaVergne gains special Drug Recognition Expert

La Vergne Police Officer John Fesmire has joined the elite number of law enforcement officials recognized as a “Drug Recognition Expert.”  

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UPDATE: Police not calling the shooting in LaVergne a Robbery at this point

UPDATE: LaVergne Police continue to investigate the shooting which occurred in the area of Veterans Memorial Park.

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Group of military personnel to be honored as they walk through La Vergne
Group of military personnel to be honored as they walk through La Vergne

La Vergne will once again provide a patriotic welcome to “Carry the Load” as they pass through the city on May 16 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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Technology: LaVergne adds TWO virtual tours on Google Maps
Technology: LaVergne adds TWO virtual tours on Google Maps

Acknowledging the cultural centerpiece of the city and a state-of-the-art emergency facility, the city of La Vergne is featuring the La Vergne Public Library and Fire Station 3 in new 360° virtual tours on Google maps.

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So, how does Tennessee look when it comes to wind and hail claims for insurance?
So, how does Tennessee look when it comes to wind and hail claims for insurance?

Just because it is interesting: See how your state compares to others when it comes to wind and hail claims.

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LaVergne ranked as one of the TOP places in the nation for home ownership
LaVergne ranked as one of the TOP places in the nation for home ownership

La Vergne has been named one of the top places for home ownership in Tennessee by NerdWallet, a consumer-advocacy website.

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Top Ten Wanted Suspect Arrested - Faces charges in Rutherford and Davidson Counties
Top Ten Wanted Suspect Arrested - Faces charges in Rutherford and Davidson Counties

 Tyler Raybon-Tate of Nashville was indicted on charges of attempted murder and evading arrest.

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Two NEW supersized Walmart stores being built in Murfreesboro and now ONE is being built in LaVergne

“We got it!” exclaimed Mayor Senna Mosley in announcing today that a major shopping development is coming to La Vergne.  

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LaVergne Police need help identifying murder victim and locating a suspect
LaVergne Police need help identifying murder victim and locating a suspect

Authorities in LaVergne are continuing their investigation into a case that has turned cold involving the murder of a woman who was found in 2007.

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LaVergne High School Assistant Principal receives top honors

Congratulations to Tori Ruis, assistant principal at LaVergne High School in the Rutherford County school system. 

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LaVergne Residents: Baseball and Softball Signups Friday and Saturday
LaVergne Residents: Baseball and Softball Signups Friday and Saturday

Baseball, softball, and t-ball signups are underway in La Vergne for the spring season. Parents and guardians can register children ages three to 18 for a cost of $65 for t-ball and $85 for baseball or softball. 

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Girls Scout Cookie Sale Nearing an End

Have you bought Girl Scout Cookies yet from a Rutherford County area Girl Scout? If the answer is "NO," you better act fast.

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LaVergne Teen Arrested After Allegedly Setting Off Explosive Device He Learned About on YouTube
LaVergne Teen Arrested After Allegedly Setting Off Explosive Device He Learned About on YouTube

In LaVergne, authorities have arrested an 18-year old by the name of Jonathan Wooten after he allegedly set off an explosive device in the Lake Forest Subdivision Wednesday night. Kathy Tyson, spokesperson for the City of LaVergne, confirmed the suspects identity on Thursday morning with WGNS.

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LaVergne Bank Robbery - With Photos
LaVergne Bank Robbery - With Photos

A suspect escaped with an undisclosed amount of money following an armed robbery of the Southeast Financial Credit Union, located at 325 Waldron Rd. in La Vergne Thursday. 

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ATTENTION DAD: Father Daughter Dance This Saturday
ATTENTION DAD: Father Daughter Dance This Saturday

You don't have to be a LaVergne resident to participate in the father / daughter dance and regardless of where you live, your daughter would love you for taking her... The City of La Vergne’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its second annual Daddy and Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 8...

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DUI Checkpoints in Rutherford County, Two Planned for Super Bowl Weekend
DUI Checkpoints in Rutherford County, Two Planned for Super Bowl Weekend

Sobriety Checkpoints are being planned for Super Bowl Weekend in Rutherford County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will have one set up on Saturday, February 1st in Murfreesboro…

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Two New Assistant Fire Chief's Hired in LaVergne
Two New Assistant Fire Chief's Hired in LaVergne

Two highly experienced emergency services professionals, Christopher C. Clark and Mike Culberson, have been selected as the new assistant fire chiefs of La Vergne.

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Big news out of LaVergne - New Assistant Police Chief Named
Big news out of LaVergne - New Assistant Police Chief Named

Keith Lowery, a 27-year law enforcement officer in Rutherford County, has been selected as the new assistant chief of police of the La Vergne Police Department.

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Threat Goes Up in Cold Weather

To keep warm air in and cold air out in winter months, most of us strive to keep every door and window tightly closed. While that may help reduce heating bills, it may also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Man Allegedly Kidnapped in LaVergne After Agreeing to Give Couple a Ride from the Driftwood Inn

In LaVergne, man who allegedly went to the Driftwood Inn to help a couple out and simply give them a ride, ended up being abducted?

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Man Jogging in LaVergne Intervenes When He Sees Four Men Harassing Young Girl, Gets JUMPED
Man Jogging in LaVergne Intervenes When He Sees Four Men Harassing Young Girl, Gets JUMPED

UPDATE WITH INTERVIEW: A man who went for a jog in LaVergne on Wednesday ended the run with a trip to the hospital. Kevin Bell tells WGNS (audio)...

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Previous Cold Weather Causes Water Woes for LaVergne

The arctic-like temperatures of the last week have caused a huge jump in water consumption in La Vergne, putting an enormous demand on the water supply.

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

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

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Tuesday Night Shooting is Under Investigation in the City of LaVergne at This Time
Kathy Tyson, Spokesperson for the City of LaVergne has confirmed that an active investigation is underway for a subject accused of shooting a victim Tuesday night. 
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Positive News: Santa to Visit LaVergne Library on Saturday
Positive News: Santa to Visit LaVergne Library on Saturday
Good Times: Christmas is a magical time of year at the La Vergne Public Library where the annual “Magic of Santa!” program is being held this Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m.
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LaVergne Rescue Squad to Host Crafts Fair on Saturday
LaVergne Rescue Squad to Host Crafts Fair on Saturday
The indoor craft and gift fair will feature 25 crafters from the Middle Tennessee area.
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UPDATE: 19-Year Old Murder Suspect to Appear in Court on Dec. 6th
UPDATE: 19-Year Old Murder Suspect to Appear in Court on Dec. 6th
A LaVergne man charged with the murder of 22-year-old Murad Abulola will be in a Rutherford County Courtroom on December the 6th for what is called a discovery date. 
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LaVergne, Tennessee the MOST Affordable? Check This Out...
LaVergne, Tennessee the MOST Affordable? Check This Out...
La Vergne made it to the top of the list as a Tennessee suburb you can move to without breaking the bank, and was selected as the 21st most affordable suburb nationwide.
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WHAT? The Two Mike's at the LaVergne Police Department?
WHAT? The Two Mike's at the LaVergne Police Department?
Though years and experience separate two Mikes serving the La Vergne Police Department, they are possibly the two toughest cops in the city. Chief Mike Walker swore in a new police officer named Mike...
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So Who Won the Beauty Contest in LaVergne? Let's Take a Look...
So Who Won the Beauty Contest in LaVergne? Let's Take a Look...
The City of La Vergne is proud to announce that Anna Grace Smith was crowned Miss La Vergne 2013 on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Maddie Smith was crowned Junior Miss La Vergne, Sarah Beshara  was crowned Young Miss La Vergne, and  Lyndi Ann Hampton was crowned Little Miss La Vergne.
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Firework Show in LaVergne on Sunday? Yup, It's On GO!
Firework Show in LaVergne on Sunday? Yup, It's On GO!
Although this August is heating up, the City of La Vergne is hosting an “End of Summer Bash” on Sunday, September 1, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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No Strike in Store for Bridgestone Workers in La Vergne
The United Steelworkers union said it has reached new contract agreements with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire.
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TBI Investigating Police Pursuit that Started After LaVergne Home Robbery

There was a home robbery in LaVergne on Friday and authorities are now investigating. After the robbery, there was a police chase, and shots were fired by LaVergne officers.

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Man Shot and Killed in LaVergne Home Thursday Night - Under Investigation Now

In LaVergne, a 22-year old man was shot and killed on Thursday night. 

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Body of Man who Drowned on Percy Priest Lake May 11th Recovered
Raissian was 55-years of age when he drowned in the lake while boating with friends. 
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What? Middle Tennessee Golden Glove Champ Lives in LaVergne...
His Mom just wanted to get him out of the house that summer for some exercise.  But Ryan Waldrop – who was 13 years old in 2009 – discovered his love for boxing through Club Knockout.
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Dominos Pizza Delivery Man Shot, Hospitalized
A Dominos Pizza Driver is listed in as being in intensive care after being shot during a robbery.

 
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La Vergne Public Library has New Leadership
The La Vergne Public Library has 68,604 catalogue items and more than 34,000 patrons. In addition to the opportunity to check-out items, patrons can also participate in approximately 50 different programs each month.

 
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Man and woman in LaVergne charged with trying to bribe an officer of the law
If the police call you, it is not a good idea to ask them how much it would cost to “not turn in an accident report.”

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WHAT? A chance that city softball and baseball teams WON'T BE ABLE TO PLAY this season?
The city recently entered into a new agreement with the LBSA, but the LBSA was unable to provide the city with necessary documentation of corporate and non-profit status, so the city is exploring other opportunities to provide baseball and softball leagues to its residents.
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UPDATE: School Crossing Guard struck by motorist, driver cited for careless driving
A Rutherford County School Crossing Guard was struck by a motorist Monday morning in front of LaVergne Primary School.
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City of LaVergne selling 19-used government vehicles
City of LaVergne selling 19-used government vehicles
Buyers can bid on surplus city assets in which they are interested after registering and logging in. Like other online auction sites, the items are available for a specific period of time.
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City of LaVergne has a new city administrator
City of LaVergne has a new city administrator
The La Vergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday night to officially name Bruce Richardson as the city administrator. Richardson is city administrator of La Vergne, effective immediately
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Teen arrested in LaVergne after brief pursuit on Friday
Teen arrested in LaVergne after brief pursuit on Friday
Police issued a “be on the lookout” alert and authorities in LaVergne spotted the car.
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UPDATE: Stranded boaters rescued on Percy Priest Lake Tuesday
UPDATE: Stranded boaters rescued on Percy Priest Lake Tuesday
The 25-year old tried swimming to the boat in the frigid waters in hopes of pulling it back to the island. He got tired and was unable to complete the swim and returned to the shore.
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LaVergne Police want help in recognizing a suspect accused of credit card fraud
LaVergne Police want help in recognizing a suspect accused of credit card fraud

LaVergne need your help in identifying a man who fraudulently used a credit card.  

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LaVergne in the search for new HR director after their's steps down
LaVergne in the search for new HR director after their's steps down
As human resources director, Gaston took a proactive, hands-on approach to end employment practices that previously caused the city to lose multiple lawsuits for discrimination and workplace harassment.
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One person dead after fire Monday morning in LaVergne

The home that caught fire was a mobile home on the Old Nashville Highway.  The name of the deceased victim has not been released. The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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