Murfreesboro Police met a homeless male in front of Franklin Road Baptist Church around 7:45 Thursday night. When Officer Hall got out of the squad car, the subject dropped his backpack and ran. Since this was a consensual meeting, laws kept police from pursuing.
Late Sunday evening, Murfreesboro Police rushed to the 400 block of Castleview Drive in response to a "shots fired" call. A 20-year old died as a result of that shooting.
Murfreesboro Police are working a serious multi-vehicle crash in front of the hospital on Medical Center Parkway at Joe Knight Drive.
Early Thursday morning Murfreesboro Police answered a simple assault call on Rutherford Boulevard.
On Wednesday, Murfreesboro Police investigated three vandalisms under $1,000.
Tis the season to keep gifts and belongings out of sight and to get in the habit of locking your cars, trucks and vans.
Remember, Murfreesboro has strong leash laws and dogs are prohibited from roaming.
Four persons have been arrested in connection with the March 18, 2016 homicide of Donte Johnson.
UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...
A Christiana, TN man was charged with the manufacturing or the delivery / sale of a schedule six drug after being pulled over by Murfreesboro Police
Shortly before lunchtime Monday morning, a white male entered FirstBank on the New Salem Highway and demanded money.
Around 9:05 Friday (9/15/2017) morning, officers responded to 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to investigate a call of a suspicious person armed with a gun.
A four vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad and Vine in downtown Murfreesboro around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon created a gridlock traffic situation.
As Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a double shooting on Wenlon Drive, we now know the identities of those involved.
37-year old Benjamin Brenton-Munoz of 1130 Stratus Drive here in Murfreesboro was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle crash early last Saturday morning on Southeast Broad Street.
On Saturday morning Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism to city streets call on Meigs Drive.
On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.
Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 65 year old Doris Bean from Alabama. She was quickly located.
We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.
Murfreesboro Police have issued a MISSING-RUNAWAY JUVENILE ALERT for a 16-year old white male.
Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Oran Puckett and Tyronzel Boyd are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing their current whereabouts or having contact with them is encouraged not to approach and immediately call Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311 or their local police.
Murfreesboro police say the 20-year old man shot to death on Tuesday (5/23/2017) has been identified as Jaylin Juan Pritchard from Memphis.
Murfreesboro Police issued a SILVER ALERT on 88-year old Robert Keeler Sisco. GOOD NEWS: He was located in Warren County around 10PM Wednesday night and has been reunited with his family.
Another shooting in the 'Boro, and this one was at the Gateway Apartments near MTSU.
Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening (4/19/2017), Murfreesboro Police rushed to the intersection of North Highland and Forrest Street on a call about a fight and shots being fired.
Around 7:00 o'clock Monday night (3/13/2017) there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries on East Clark Boulevard between North Highland Avenue and Dudley Street.
"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".
Around 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Broad Street, near Maney Avenue.
When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.
Murfreesboro Police lifted the Silver Alert that was issued around 2:00 o'clock Sunday morning (10/2/2016) on 73 year old Clark Dale Sheppard. He was found "safe" about 10-hours later in the day.
We're beginning to enjoy a "hint of fall" in the air. Keep alert, and don't be distracted by the beauty of the season.
Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of road closures this Friday around the construction site of the Rutherford County Judicial Center. In addition, at that same time, the Murfreesboro Police along with Fire and Rescue are sponsoring a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9:00AM at the courthouse.
Emergency responders arrived quickly at a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7:30 on Tuesday evening (9/6/2016) near Hasting's Bookstore.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies into the distribution of fake Percocet pills has resulted in the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.
We have new information on the investigation in to a serious crash on Northwest Broad, near Florence Road. The single vehicle crash happened Friday night around 7:30.
The Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and the City of Murfreesboro will honor local public safety Telecommunicators, the "first" first responders, this week in honor of National Telecommunicators Week.
Murfreesboro Police have been busy answering numerous calls.
Murfreesboro Police Officer Terry Spence told WGNS that self-defense classes for women are important in this day and time.
Investigators from The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, and the Murfreesboro Police Department have obtained indictments for 22 individuals accused of being involved in a large-scale drug operation.
Murfreesboro Police Officer Eddie Burgess has retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department.
Last year, the MPD Training Section conducted over 29,834 hours of on-site training and each police officer averaged 112 hours of career training and professional development.
The annual Murfreesboro Police Department luncheon was held on Thursday. Judges, police officers, elected officials all attended the event. It was a real success.
A 57-year old man who allegedly dialed 9-1-1 a total of six times in the past week has been arrested.
Former Tennessee Titans players like Chris Sanders will be in Murfreesboro on Saturday to play football and help raise money for the Shop with a Cop program.
The recently acquired vehicle by the Murfreesboro Police Department could easily be described as every boy’s dream vehicle.
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “By joining this national effort we will make Murfreesboro roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period."
You can see a video with this news story of police taking down the shooter during their exercise on Wednesday afternoon.
The motorcycles were equipped and assigned to individual officers of the Motorcycle Unit.
The SECLA curriculum was developed by a team of national experts in the field of policing and is delivered by these same experts to ensure integrity of delivery.
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.
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.
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.
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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.
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
On January 11th at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.
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.
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.
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.
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).”
What has been called a “Shake and Bake” meth lab turned up in the parking lot of a local shopping center on Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro.