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Buyer Beware...More FAKE MONEY!
Buyer Beware...More FAKE MONEY!

More funny money continues to steal goods and services from local residents.

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ATM Theft in Smyrna
ATM Theft in Smyrna

Smyrna Police are looking for two suspects who entered a Hazelwood Drive business and took and ATM machine and cash.

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Smyrna Police hope to nab tool thief
Smyrna Police hope to nab tool thief

A tool thief is evidently roaming the streets of Smyrna, TN. Police have released photos of the subject in hopes of someone having more details on the mans identity.

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Smyrna Police need your help in identifying a theft suspect
Smyrna Police need your help in identifying a theft suspect

On December 4, 2016 at Walmart in Smyrna,TN, a black male (pictured) pushed a cart containing two TVs and a hover board out of the store without paying for them.

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Hidden Camera in Bathroom of Smyrna Business
Hidden Camera in Bathroom of Smyrna Business

A Smyrna business owner has been arrested and charged with photographing in violation of privacy and observation without consent.

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Rutherford County Man Arrested on Charge of
Rutherford County Man Arrested on Charge of "Sexual Solicitation of a Minor"

55 Year old Phillip Dugger was arrested in Smyrna on charges of Public Intoxication and "Sexual Solicitation of a minor."

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Home Invasion Suspects Caught after High Speed Chase
Home Invasion Suspects Caught after High Speed Chase

Suspects who were wanted for a violent home invasion in La Vergne have been taken into custody after a chase.

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81 To file plea in Rutherford County for Sexual Battery of a Child Charges This Month
81 To file plea in Rutherford County for Sexual Battery of a Child Charges This Month

An 81 year old man who was charged with the sexual battery of a child under the age of 13 will appear in court to file a plea on July 28, 2016. ..

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Smyrna Police Arrest Homicide Suspect
Smyrna Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

Smyrna Police have made an arrest in a weekend fatal shooting. It happened on St. Francis Street Saturday after what police say was an argument between the suspect and victim.

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Smyrna Man to file plea in Civil rights intimidation Case
Smyrna Man to file plea in Civil rights intimidation Case

The suspect was charged with Civil rights intimidation after allegedly waiting outside of an apartment for hours and once the resident exited the apartment, the victim was assaulted.

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Can you help Smyrna Police with a robbery case?
Can you help Smyrna Police with a robbery case?

Sergeant Bobby Gibson told WGNS that a 56 year old woman was walking through a breezeway at the Verandas apartment complex when a black male between the ages of 18 and 25, wearing dark baggy blue jeans and a white sweatshirt knocked her to the ground.

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

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

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Smyrna Police Ask For Patience in Bathroom Videos
Smyrna Police Ask For Patience in Bathroom Videos

The story about the surveillance photos of a slender white male vandalizing and attempting to burglarize two Smyrna businesses has created much discussion as well as an arrest.

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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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Smyrna Police Asking for Public Assistance in Counterfeit Case
Smyrna Police Asking for Public Assistance in Counterfeit Case

Smyrna Police are looking for two suspects who passed counterfeit $50 dollar bills at Walmart this past January.

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Smyrna Armed Robbery Suspect Sought
Smyrna Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

Smyrna Police are looking for a man who robbed the Shell station on Almaville Road. The Valentine's Day robbery happened just before 11am when the suspect displayed a black handgun to the teller as well as customers in the store.

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Names Released in Fatal Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Accident in Smyrna
Names Released in Fatal Pedestrian Vs. Vehicle Accident in Smyrna

Smyrna Police confirmed the accident took place on Sam Ridley Pkwy at Old Nashville Highway at around 7:30 Tuesday evening.

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Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Smyrna Police Dept. offer Citizens Police Academies
Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office and Smyrna Police Dept. offer Citizens Police Academies

Sign up now for the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy and the Smyrna Police Academy.

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One Suspect Turns Himself In to SPD
One Suspect Turns Himself In to SPD

Glenn Roby, one of the suspects in the Saturday night shooting and robbery in Smyrna, turned himself in to authorities around noon on Sunday (1/3/2016).

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

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

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IRS Scam Suspects Sought by Smyrna Police
IRS Scam Suspects Sought by Smyrna Police

Smyrna Police are asking for your help in finding two suspects, who are alleged to be running an IRS scam.

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Child abuse cases in Smyrna highlighted in the 19 Days of Activism
Child abuse cases in Smyrna highlighted in the 19 Days of Activism

Since January 1, 2015 the Smyrna Police Department has been dispatched to 178 calls where there was an allegation of child abuse. Of those 178 dispatched calls, 32 were confirmed cases of child abuse within the confines of the Town of Smyrna.

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

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

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Credit Card Skimmers in Smyrna, TN
Credit Card Skimmers in Smyrna, TN

The Smyrna Police Department warns local residents in Rutherford County about credit card skimmers.

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

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

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Vehicle occupants said to be shooting at each other in Smyrna
Vehicle occupants said to be shooting at each other in Smyrna

The occupants of the vehicles were said to be shooting at each other (reasons unknown at this time). Smyrna patrol officers did intercept one of the vehicles and both occupants are currently in custody.

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Man to face multiple charges in court this month after Smyrna Police arrest
Man to face multiple charges in court this month after Smyrna Police arrest

A man who was pursued by Smyrna Police this past April will soon be in court to face a myriad of charges.

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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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Smyrna Police Seek Attempted Robbery Suspect

Smyrna Police are on the lookout for a suspect who attempted to rob a West Sam Ridley Parkway pharmacy. Detective Allan Nabours tells NewsRadio WGNS Wednesday around 1:49pm.

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A car crashed into a home early Thursday morning
A car crashed into a home early Thursday morning

A car ran into a home in Smyrna, TN early Thursday morning. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the story...

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10-Year Old Joseph Earls killed Tuesday night in a Smyrna crash
10-Year Old Joseph Earls killed Tuesday night in a Smyrna crash

There was a fatal crash in Smyrna around 6:15 Tuesday night and 10-year old Joseph Earls died after being ejected from one of the vehicles.

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Smyrna continues to grow - police are busy
Smyrna continues to grow - police are busy

In March, Smyrna Dispatch received over 5,200 calls. Some of the more serious calls that came in dealt with one rape, one robbery and thirty six burglary calls.

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Fleeing suspect wrecks after pursuit in Smyrna, TN
Fleeing suspect wrecks after pursuit in Smyrna, TN

"After making contact with the driver, Ricky A. Bigsby, the officer determined Bigsby did not have a license and prepared to place Bigsby in custody. Bigsby jerked away from the officer, re-entered his vehicle and sped away on Lee Victory Pkwy, toward I-24..."

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Smyrna Police taking part in
Smyrna Police taking part in "Pinwheels for Prevention" campaign to fight child abuse

The Smyrna Police Dept. is taking part in the Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee's (PCAT's) Pinwheels for Prevention® campaign by planting a pinwheel garden in honor of the happy, healthy childhood all children deserve.

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Man who faced nearly 24 sex related charges in Rutherford County finally caught by authorities
Man who faced nearly 24 sex related charges in Rutherford County finally caught by authorities

Edward William Tarras, Jr., was placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list on August 19, 2014. He was wanted by the Smyrna Police Department and the TBI after failing to appear in court, where he faced almost two dozen sex-related charges.

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Shooting suspect in Smyrna caught with guns, meth and marijuana
Shooting suspect in Smyrna caught with guns, meth and marijuana

At the time of his arrest, Hicks was in possession of a .22 caliber revolver, 2 - 9 mm pistols, an AR-15 rifle, marijuana for resale and meth for resale.

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Deadly Crash in Smyrna
Deadly Crash in Smyrna

A deadly crash in Smyrna takes the life of a 29-year old Mt. Juliet woman and injures others. Smyrna Police spokesman Sergeant Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS Emily Wilkerson was having trouble with her Chevy Impala.

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Smyrna Police Looking for Burglary Suspect
Smyrna Police Looking for Burglary Suspect

Smyrna Police are looking for a man thought to be involved in several burglaries in the Smyrna area. Police spokesman Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS last Tuesday, the suspects stole credit cards and attempted to fraudulently use the cards in Columbia and Shelbyville.

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Do you recognize this burglary suspect?
Do you recognize this burglary suspect?

On March 3rd (2015), several burglaries occurred in the Smyrna area and police need your help in solving the crimes in question. One of the suspects stole credit cards and attempted to fraudulently use the cards in Columbia and Shelbyville, Tennessee.

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$60K Jewelry Burglary at Smyrna K-Mart
$60K Jewelry Burglary at Smyrna K-Mart

Smyrna Police are looking for a burglary suspect. Spokesman Bobby Gibson tells NewsRadio WGNS they're looking for a suspect who stole about 60-thousand dollars in jewelry from Kmart in Smyrna.

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$6,000 Reward being offered in Smyrna Murder
$6,000 Reward being offered in Smyrna Murder

On Thursday morning, the Smyrna Police Department announced that there is a $6,000 reward available for information on the August 7th, 2014 murder of Danny Wright.

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Press conference to be held Thursday for August Smyrna Murder Case
Press conference to be held Thursday for August Smyrna Murder Case

The suspect who shot Wright was described as a tall, slender black male wearing dark colored clothing and driving a late model tan or white sedan.

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Smyrna Police Help Child Advocacy Center

In conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, the Smyrna Police Department joins other law enforcement agencies and social organizations in participating in "19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Abuse and Violence Against Children and Youth" from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoons through November 19th.

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198 Dispatched calls to locations in Smyrna involving child abuse / neglect in 2013
198 Dispatched calls to locations in Smyrna involving child abuse / neglect in 2013

In 2013 there were 198 dispatched calls from dispatchers to Smyrna Police Officers involving suspected child abuse or neglect.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smyrna Police asking for public's help in locating runaway teenager
Smyrna Police asking for public's help in locating runaway teenager

Smyrna Police are working with other law enforcement agencies in Rutherford County in hopes of locating a runaway teen. 

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Smyrna Police Lieutenant saves woman from burning apartment - Victim in Critical Condition Now
Smyrna Police Lieutenant saves woman from burning apartment - Victim in Critical Condition Now

Smyrna Lieutenant Bart Myers made entry into the apartment and began crawling on his stomach and located Ms. Starnes approximately 10 feet into the apartment. 

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Smyrna Police say man stole large diamond ring in con while handing woman envelope of paper
Smyrna Police say man stole large diamond ring in con while handing woman envelope of paper

During the course of the transaction she handed the ring to “Cason” in exchange for an envelope she believed contained $2000.

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One of two suspects turns himself in to Smyrna Police on Wednesday
One of two suspects turns himself in to Smyrna Police on Wednesday

According to Smyrna Chief of Police Kevin Arnold, the victim was dragged by the suspect car after they had stolen her purse.

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17-Year Old Smyrna Runaway FOUND!
17-Year Old Smyrna Runaway FOUND!

Earlier Smyrna Police sought your help in locating a missing 17-year old. Chief Kevin Arnold says "THANK YOU--the youth was found".

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Multiple cars broken into - Thousands of dollars withdrawn from bank accounts in Rutherford County
Multiple cars broken into - Thousands of dollars withdrawn from bank accounts in Rutherford County

The female suspect (pictured) allegedly used the victim’s ID and bank cards to identify herself as the victim in each case and withdrew thousands of dollars from bank accounts.

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Man WANTED in Smyrna Home Invasion Case ARRESTED in Murfreesboro
Man WANTED in Smyrna Home Invasion Case ARRESTED in Murfreesboro

On Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies arrested a man in front of Southereastern Tire who was wanted in connection with a home invasion that occurred in April. 

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Women's Self-Defense Class Offered by Smyrna Police

The Smyrna Police Department will be hosting a women’s self–defense class in July.  This class is for women only and it is based on the RAD-SYSTEM of self-defense. 

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Smyrna Police announce the closure of Sam Ridley Parkway for the Air Show - FAA Requirement
Smyrna Police announce the closure of Sam Ridley Parkway for the Air Show - FAA Requirement

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold informed WGNS that Sam Ridley Parkway will be temporarily shut down during certain hours of the day Thursday through Sunday.

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Suspects in a Smyrna Home Invasion on April 3rd have yet to be caught
Suspects in a Smyrna Home Invasion on April 3rd have yet to be caught

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told us in an email, "The suspects held the resident at gunpoint while they assaulted and robbed two visitors at this location. 

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Do you recognize the man in this Smyrna area security video? What about his truck?
Do you recognize the man in this Smyrna area security video? What about his truck?

Smyrna Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who can be seen on video at WGNSradio.com, breaking into the Kwik Sack Tobacco and Beer store at 543 Almaville Rd. In the video, the suspect appears to be in a red Chevrolet pick-up truck with a custom hood.

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Three Suspects Wanted by Smyrna Police - Do You Recognize Them?
Three Suspects Wanted by Smyrna Police - Do You Recognize Them?

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS that the Smyrna Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Corvell Markey Conley Jr. age 19 of Antioch, TN, Navontae Terrell Barbour age 18 of Antioch, TN and Kelvin LaGeorge Featherston age 19 of Antioch, TN.

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Take a Class that Teaches Smyrna Residents What it is Like to be a Cop!
Have you ever wondered why police officers do so much paperwork? Have you ever wondered how much training a police officer or a dispatcher go through?
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UPDATE: Person Who Murdered 2-Year Old Analyce Guerra in Rutherford County Yet to be Apprehended
UPDATE: Person Who Murdered 2-Year Old Analyce Guerra in Rutherford County Yet to be Apprehended
2-Year old Analyce Guerra was taken from her Smyrna home as she slept and murdered in 2006 and now 8-years later, the person who murdered the toddler has yet to be arrested.
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UPDATE: Smyrna Authorities FOUND and ARRESTED Two Wanted Suspects
UPDATE: Smyrna Authorities FOUND and ARRESTED Two Wanted Suspects
The two were arrested by LaVergne Police at the Blues Weekly Rentals Motel in LaVergne. 
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Secret Service to Teach Class in Smyrna on Wednesday
The Smyrna Police Department told WGNS they will host a Merchant Protection Seminar Presented by the United States Secret Service, Nashville Field Office.
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Merchant Protection Seminar in Smyrna
With the holiday season upon us, the Smyrna Police Department would like to remind merchants that unfortunately there are individuals that seek to take from us what is rightfully ours. The Smyrna Police Department is proud to host a Merchant Protection Seminar.
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Man With Rifle Barricades Himself Inside Smyrna Home
Around 8:00 o'clock Monday night, Smyrna Police answered what is described as a "domestic call" at a home in the 1900 block of Almaville Road.
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Smyrna Police Department Invites YOU to Learn More?
Smyrna Police Department Invites YOU to Learn More?
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to ride in the front seat of a patrol car? 
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Smyrna Police Visit All Sex Offenders Living in their Town Limits, According to the Chief
So where do Sex Offenders live in Smyrna and are they living under the proper sex offender guidelines? Fair question…
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State of Tennessee Approves Additional Funding for LOCAL Law Enforcement - See the Breakdown
State of Tennessee Approves Additional Funding for LOCAL Law Enforcement - See the Breakdown
In Murfreesboro and Eagleville, the money will help fund more high visibility enforcement at a cost of $10,000.
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Smyrna Burglary Arrest Made - Man Allegedly Stole Underwear
Smyrna Burglary Arrest Made - Man Allegedly Stole Underwear
The Smyrna Police Department has made an arrest in the home burglary of a resident on Burntwood Drive. Thirty-four year old Michael Lloyd Ballinger has been charged with aggravated burglary and theft under five-hundred dollars.
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Smyrna Police Looking for Burglary Suspect
The Smyrna Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a subject that broke into a home. On September 14, 2013 at approximately 10:45 PM a white male broke into a residence on Burntwood Drive in Smyrna. 
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Smyrna Police Help Nab Bedford County Woman on Suspected TennCare Fraud
Smyrna Police Help Nab Bedford County Woman on Suspected TennCare Fraud
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of officers from the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department and Smyrna Police on Monday announced the arrest of Heather Dawn Deskins, 29, of Shelbyville.
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UPDATE: Smyrna Police ARREST Rape Suspect
UPDATE: Smyrna Police ARREST Rape Suspect
The Smyrna Police Department made an arres in an alleged rape case shortly after WGNS posted a picture of the suspect on WGNSradio.com.
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Have You Seen This Man Before? Take a Look at This Picture...
Have You Seen This Man Before? Take a Look at This Picture...
The Smyrna Police Department is requesting the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect.
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Smyrna SWAT Team Called in To Home in Smyrna, TN - Read the Latest
Chief Arnold stated, “Our officers arrived and attempted to make contact with Mr. Ashley and Ms. Joyce. Both refused and at which point it was decided that the best option would be the SWAT team.”
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Smyrna Police Need Help Identifying Photo - SEE PICTURE HERE
The police department said the subject can be seen on video surveillance, picking up the wallet. Within the hour, the victim’s debit card was used fraudulently on two occasions at nearby businesses.
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Smyrna PD has identified two suspects in K-mart assault and attempted theft
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS in an email, "We have identified the subjects."

 
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UPDATE: Smyrna Police advise they are looking for three suspects in theft case (see pictures)
UPDATE: Smyrna Police advise they are looking for three suspects in theft case (see pictures)
Be on the lookout for these suspects in the Smyrna and Murfreesboro area, according to Smyrna Police.
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Smyrna Game Stop Robbery
Just after noon Wednesday (2-20-13), Smyrna Police report three black males entered the Game Stop Located at 801 Industrial Drive and left without paying for items.
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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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Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Detectives at the Smyrna Police Department received tips from the general public as to the identity of these individuals.
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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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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
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.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
Woman supposedly holds up K-mart in Smyrna at gunpoint
In Smyrna on Wednesday evening a woman armed with a gun entered K-mart demanding cash. The female got all the money she could and fled the store in a red Oldsmobile Alero that was waiting outside for her.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
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.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
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.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
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.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

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.

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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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Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Smyrna Business Owner Arrested for Allegedly Selling Marijuana at Business
Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. Receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
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