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Sheriff Suspended With No Pay
Sheriff Suspended With No Pay

Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young has suspended Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold - without pay - pending the outcome of his February 2017 federal JailCigs trial.

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Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date
Rutherford County Sheriff JAILED up until his 2017 Federal Court Date

UPDATE: The Sheriff of Rutherford will be jailed until the date of his trial on February 7, 2017 after a domestic violence incident was reported to have occurred on Labor Day.

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Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?
Who's Leading the RuCo Sheriff's Office?

With Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold behind bars after having his bond revoked by a federal magistrate, who's in charge?

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Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is
Commissioner Says Arnold Situation is "Embarrassment to my County"

In light of the on-going legal issues surrounding Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold, the vice-chair of the County Commission's Public Safety Committee says it's an embarrassment.

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Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation
Sheriff Arnold in Kentucky Jail; Considering Resignation

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is in a Kentucky jail, being detained by the federal government after his bond was revoked. NewsChannel 5 is reporting the sheriff may be "strongly considering" resigning from office, if it would mean his release from jail before his federal trial next year.

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WGNS Asked County Mayor Burgess about Complications with Sheriff Arnold
WGNS Asked County Mayor Burgess about Complications with Sheriff Arnold

With a February 2017 trial date set for Sheriff Arnold, WGNS asked Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess if the complications cause friction for the Rutherford County Government...

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County Waits On Approving More Deputies
County Waits On Approving More Deputies

On Tuesday night, the Rutherford County Commission decided to hold off on approving addition deputies at the sheriffs office, until the legal turmoil surrounding Sheriff Robert Arnold has been resolved.

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Virgil Gammon is suing Rutherford County, the sheriff's office and Sheriff Robert Arnold, claiming he was fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal activity.

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Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success
Annual Shop with the Sheriff Program a Success

"I don't need many presents," Ivo said as he shopped with School Resource Officer Jeff DeGennaro and Cathy Barrett of the Sheriff's Citizens Academy's Alumni Association.

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Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court
Murfreesboro Murder Convict Sentenced in Court

One of Murfreesboro's most wanted who was captured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom.

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Former Rutherford County Jailer Suing Sheriff Arnold
Former Rutherford County Jailer Suing Sheriff Arnold

A former Rutherford County jailer is suing the county and Sheriff Robert Arnold claiming he violated her constitutional rights by firing her in 2014 - calling her a "cancer" - after she supported a different candidate for sheriff.

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Volunteer:  Senior citizens network needs volunteers
Volunteer: Senior citizens network needs volunteers

Retired farm worker Alton Batey watches the world pass by from the front porch of the Lee Road home near Smyrna where he's lived all 88 years of his life.

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Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirms local jails are now the home to mental illness

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed that in this day and age, local jails are becoming the mental institutions for those without help...

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Legislation Giving Sheriff Workhouse Oversight Likely Dead
Legislation Giving Sheriff Workhouse Oversight Likely Dead

Legislation allowing Rutherford County's sheriff to take over the Correctional Work Center appears to be dead. Sam Stockard reports in the Murfreesboro Post State Sen. Bill Ketron is not planning to advance a bill initiated by Rep. Rick Womick.

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Deputies awarded in recent swift water rescue incident
Deputies awarded in recent swift water rescue incident

"The medal is awarded to a member who in the line of duty distinguished himself/herself by the performance of an act of gallantry or valor at imminent personal hazard to live with knowledge of the risk, above and beyond the call of duty," Maj. Grissom said.

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Tractor Trailer Truck caused 15 car pile up in Rutherford County

One of the many crashes investigated this past Friday afternoon (2/20/2015) included a tractor-trailer that jack-knifed and blocked part of Interstate 24 at the state Route 840 interchange westbound in Rutherford County.

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Not Good - Another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office vehicle damaged

Vandals spray painted curse words on another Rutherford County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle overnight Monday off DeJarnette Lane, deputies said.

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Crash reports for accidents worked by the Sheriff's Office now online
Crash reports for accidents worked by the Sheriff's Office now online

Drivers who need a crash report from a wreck investigated by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office can get a copy of their crash report online, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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Increased patrol on horseback in Murfreesboro
Increased patrol on horseback in Murfreesboro

Horses will once again be patrolling local shopping areas in Murfreesboro during the Christmas shopping season.

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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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30 NEW Sheriff's meet with Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and staff
30 NEW Sheriff's meet with Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and staff

About 30 newly-elected Tennessee sheriffs and their jail administrators heard presentations about medical care, food service and operations of the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center during a tour Tuesday.

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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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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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Deposition outlining Detective Jim Tramel leaving the Sheriff's Office and what Sheriff Arnold stated released

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says he didn't fire former Detective Jim Tramel, now a sheriff's candidate, for political reasons in June 2013.

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Suspects fled from Authorities in Rutherford County
Suspects fled from Authorities in Rutherford County

Two suspects were pursued after they fled from a traffic stop about 10 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s supervisor said.

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Sheriff Robert Arnold appointed to a committee to study criminal justice reform
Sheriff Robert Arnold appointed to a committee to study criminal justice reform

Sheriff Robert Arnold has been appointed to a Tennessee Senate committee to study criminal justice reform in the state.

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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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Political forum to be held in Murfreesboro on July 11th
Political forum to be held in Murfreesboro on July 11th

An election forum that will allow you to hear the thoughts of the Rutherford County Mayoral candidates and the candidates for Sheriff will be held on July 11th in Murfreesboro. 

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Who is stealing Bill Kennedy for Sheriff signs in Murfreesboro?
Who is stealing Bill Kennedy for Sheriff signs in Murfreesboro?

For the second time since April, Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Bill Kennedy has reported campaign signs stolen.

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Buy a Green Dot Card and help out a local con-artist today in Rutherford County
Buy a Green Dot Card and help out a local con-artist today in Rutherford County

More and more “Green Dot Card Scams” have been reported in Rutherford County.

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Federal warrant leads to a hot pursuit on foot for Murfreesboro Police at Rutherford County Deputies
Federal warrant leads to a hot pursuit on foot for Murfreesboro Police at Rutherford County Deputies

29-Year old Anthony Henry Jackson was not exactly willing to surrender.

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Someone is buying up political candidate's
Someone is buying up political candidate's "For Sheriff" domain names in Rutherford County

On Wednesday afternoon, WGNS’ Scott Walker called the phone number listed on the purchase of the domain names…

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Construction Thefts Reported Tuesday Night in Rutherford County
Construction Thefts Reported Tuesday Night in Rutherford County

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold elaborated on construction thefts. Evidently, several thefts occurred Tuesday night…

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UPDATE: TBI Releases the name of the suspect in the Rutherford County Deputy Involved Shooting
UPDATE: TBI Releases the name of the suspect in the Rutherford County Deputy Involved Shooting

We have more news on the deputy involved shooting that occurred in Rutherford County on West Jefferson Pike May 6th.

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Judicial Races
Judicial Races

Some of the closest races in the GOP primary were in judicial races. Kevin Hodges edged Aaron Conklin for General Sessions Judge Part 1, by 203 votes. 

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County Mayor & Sheriff Win GOP Primary
County Mayor & Sheriff Win GOP Primary

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess and Sheriff Robert Arnold both defeated GOP challengers Tuesday in the county primary. Burgess defeated challenger Jimmy Evans by 2,302 votes while Arnold defeated challenger Bob Asbury by 2,849 votes.

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County Commission Races
County Commission Races

Two sitting county commissioners lost in Tuesday's GOP primary. District 2 Commissioner Jack Black was defeated by Stephen Pearcy by 276 votes. In District 16, Phillip Dodd defeated incumbent Matthew Young by 109 votes.

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Harrell Defeats Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk
Harrell Defeats Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk

Local bail bondsman Melissa Harrell defeated incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling for the Republican nomination. It was Harrell's first race for public office.

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Jennings Jones Wins GOP Nomination for DA
Jennings Jones Wins GOP Nomination for DA

Jennings Jones defeated Chuck Ward in the Republican primary District Attorney General race. Jones received 62% of the vote to Ward's 37.7%, a difference of 3,090 votes.

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Melton Overcomes Challenger in Public Defender Race
Melton Overcomes Challenger in Public Defender Race

Longtime Public Defender Gerald Melton held off a challenge from Andy Brunelle for the GOP nomination. Melton received 51.5% of the vote to Brunelle's 48.4%, a difference of 367 votes in the countywide election. 

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Dawbarn Defeats Challengers for Register of Deeds
Dawbarn Defeats Challengers for Register of Deeds

Incumbent Heather Dawbarn defeated two challengers for the GOP nomination for Register of Deeds. She received 45.2% of the vote to Steve Sandlin's 35%. Rusty Dallas came in third with 19.5% of the vote.

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Harley and BMW among the many items seized by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Harley and BMW among the many items seized by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

A 2010 Harley Davidson, customized Street Glide motorcycle and a BMW are two of the vehicles being auctioned off at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office...

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Sheriff's Deputies Shave Heads for Cancer
Sheriff's Deputies Shave Heads for Cancer

“We’ve raised almost $4,000,” Brumfield said, adding the donations honored Leah, “our honorary childhood hero.”

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Unknown caller told victim he was Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and that he owed money to the IRS?
Unknown caller told victim he was Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold and that he owed money to the IRS?

One of those calls came from a man claiming to be Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. 

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$160,000 Worth of counterfeit merchandise seized in Rutherford County

Merchandise was seized from Crazy C’s Liquidation on West College Street after a search warrant was served at the store, said sheriff’s Detective Steve Brown. 

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More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County
More Political News in the race for Sheriff of Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour.  Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...

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Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)
Crime Statistics RELEASED by Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (2012 - 2013)

From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

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The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County
The Race for Sheriff just got even more interesting in Rutherford County

Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.

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Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office
Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Officially Announces Run for Office

Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Department Detective Jim Tramel has officially announced his candidacy for Sheriff. You may recall in July of 2013, Tramel told WGNS News that he was called into Sheriff Arnold's office on June 6th and asked if he planned on running against him in 2014? 

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Rutherford County Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday - Results Released
Rutherford County Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday - Results Released

Sheriff’s Deputy Matt King charged suspect Danny Collier, 26, of Johnson Street in Smyrna with DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana and felony theft of the vehicle.

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TBI Special Agent Announces Candidacy for Rutherford County Sheriff
TBI Special Agent Announces Candidacy for Rutherford County Sheriff

Law enforcement officer Dale Armour announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Rutherford County. Armour, who is running as an Independent candidate, enters the crowded field of candidates seeking the office.

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County Commission Candidate Phil Griffin tells WGNS he has been Endorsed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold

Phil Griffin, who is running for Rutherford County Commission in the 7th District, told WGNS that he was endorsed by Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold. Griffin tells us why he was endorsed by the Sheriff...

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UPDATE: Investigative Summary from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office on Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik Released and Posted Below

The file “summary” from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office outlining the investigation into Detective Ralph Mayercik, who is running for Sheriff, was released this past Friday and WGNS has posted the file on our website, below.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Detective Who is Running for Sheriff Position on Administrative Leave, But Why?
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Detective Who is Running for Sheriff Position on Administrative Leave, But Why?

A local detective who happens to be running against Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is currently being investigated. The question we had for the Sheriff’s Office, what is Detective Ralph Mayercik being investigated for?

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Neighborhood Watch Programs are not for the City Only - They are Also Active in the County
Neighborhood Watch Programs are not for the City Only - They are Also Active in the County

Sgt. Jimmy Cassidy of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Community Services Unit said the Big Springs Community is probably the most active Neighborhood Watch group in Rutherford County. 

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UPDATE: ARREST MADE in Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Pursuit - Name Released
UPDATE: ARREST MADE in Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Pursuit - Name Released

UPDATE: ARutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold confirmed on Wednesday morning that 36-year old...

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Children who Visited Parents Incarcerated at Rutherford County Jail Get Special Christmas
Children who Visited Parents Incarcerated at Rutherford County Jail Get Special Christmas
Jalyn was one of 38 children who visit their parents in jail and received Christmas presents and a meal Saturday, thanks to New Vision Baptist Church and the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
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Two Campers Worth $34,000 STOLEN in Rutherford County
Two Campers Worth $34,000 STOLEN in Rutherford County
Two campers worth $34,000 with attached toy haulers for loading equipment were stolen within the past two months from owners in Rutherford County, a Sheriff’s Office detective said.
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SRO Helps Out Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro
SRO Helps Out Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro
Sharp said Riverdale High School students also collected more than 15,000 food items during Greenhouse Ministries’ Fall Food Drive.
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Sheriff Arnold Mentioned by Man on Phone in What Could be Threatening Manner
Sheriff Arnold Mentioned by Man on Phone in What Could be Threatening Manner
UPDATE: Sheriff Robert Arnold was mentioned on the phone by a man who is accused of randomly calling Murfreesboro Police Dispatch. Now, the man accused has been arrested.
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Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy Saves a Life, Mother Thankful at Thanksgiving
Rutherford County Sheriff Deputy Saves a Life, Mother Thankful at Thanksgiving
Daughter Ann Bratton feared she wouldn’t spend another Thanksgiving with her mother, Lavenia “Sissy” Woodall, who suffered a heart attack in July.
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Pictures: Local Residents (Incumbents and New Fades) Sign Up to Run for Local Offices
Pictures: Local Residents (Incumbents and New Fades) Sign Up to Run for Local Offices
A lot of action at the Rutherford County Election Commission in recent days. Local residents are signing petitions to qualify for their run at locally elected seats. 
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Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Announces Run for Sheriff
Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. Detective Announces Run for Sheriff
Another name is in the hat to run for the position of Sheriff in Rutherford County. WGNS confirmed on Thursday that Detective Ralph Mayercik with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office...
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Asbury Announces Candidacy for Sheriff
Asbury Announces Candidacy for Sheriff

Bob Asbury has announced that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County Sheriff in the upcoming May, 2014 Primary Election. Asbury, 55, of Murfreesboro, is a retired Deputy Chief (third-in-command) of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and touts his 35-year record of law enforcement and executive experience.

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Online Survey Ranks Rutherford County Elected Positions
Rob Mitchell, the Rutherford County Assessor of Property, told WGNS that a recent survey was conducted online with the help of the Rutherford Reader to determine if residents were satisfied with local elected offices. 
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McFadden School Students Raised Money to Buy a K-9 Cooling Vest for Sheriff's Department Dog
McFadden School Students Raised Money to Buy a K-9 Cooling Vest for Sheriff's Department Dog
On Monday morning after Fall Break, McFadden school students will present money to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for a K-9 cooling vest.
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WARNING: New
WARNING: New "It's The Law" Stickers to Warn Underage Persons Not to Attempt to Buy Alcohol
Some listeners have asked WGNS about new stickers on the doors of local gas stations in Rutherford County with a picture of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold on them.
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FREE 9/11 Event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is on Wednesday
FREE 9/11 Event at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is on Wednesday
Two children of fallen soldiers will celebrate birthdays during the annual 9-11 Remembrance event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro .
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Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Local Resident Says He is Now Running for Sheriff of Rutherford County
Fitzhugh noted in his announcement, “A new leader is needed for Sheriff. A Sheriff who will introduce measures to stop the wasteful spending of our citizens’ hard earned tax dollars. A Sheriff who will restore leadership, and work within approved budgetary levels.”
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Sept. 11 Event at Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Memorializing the victims and military who lost their lives because of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks will be the theme of the annual 9-11 Remembrance event Sept. 11 at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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Annual 9/11 Event at Sheriff's Office Nearing
Plans for the annual 9-11 event at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office are wrapping up as we near the date. 
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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Concentrating on School Safety During 40-Hour School Resource Officer Course
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Concentrating on School Safety During 40-Hour School Resource Officer Course
“Having an SRO in every school is very important to the community for the safety of our children of Rutherford County ,” Sheriff Arnold said.
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LOOK: Do You Recognize These Subjects?
LOOK: Do You Recognize These Subjects?
WGNS was told the subjects allegedly used the victim’s stolen credit card at stores in Smyrna and Antioch.
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Tennessee Technology Center teaching classes at local jail for inmates
Teacher David Lewis guides Crawford through a hands-on experience so he will learn the skills to support himself and his family once he’s released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center .
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22-Year old Murfreesboro murder suspect is still on the run
Detectives developed 22-year old Domynik Jaleel Green (pictured), also known as “City”, as the main suspect. Warrants for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder were issued for Green. WGNS followed up on this investigation on Friday (1/18/13) and Rutherford County Sheriff Department records show that Green is still on the run and the warrant has not been served.
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UPDATE: Gresham Lane Area Standoff - No Charges to be Filed in Rutherford County
Sheriff’s negotiators contacted a barricaded, suicidal man who surrendered without incident after a two-hour stand-off Thursday morning near Gresham Lane
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