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Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year
Construction of a new Murfreesboro Police Department to be complete in about one year

Currently, Murfreesboro Police operate out of three buildings on South Church Street and one building on North Rutherford Boulevard. The new headquarter office will allow police to all be under the same roof.

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Ground Broken For  DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER
Ground Broken For DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER

At 11:00 o'clock Tuesday morning (11/8/2016), city officials, family and friends of Vice Mayor Doug Young participated in the ground breaking of the DOUG YOUNG PUBLIC TRAINING CENTER.

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Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Honors Fire and Police
Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Honors Fire and Police

Two firefighters and two law enforcement officers were named Firefighters of the Year and Officers of the Year on Thursday (10/27/2016) at the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club's Annual Crime and Fire Prevention Awards Luncheon at Five Senses restaurant.

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Two Seat Belt Check Points this Friday and Saturday Night
Two Seat Belt Check Points this Friday and Saturday Night

This Friday and Saturday night (10/21/16 and 10/22/16), the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting two seat belt checkpoints in the Murfreesboro area.

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MPD Announces the graduation of two supervisors from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command
MPD Announces the graduation of two supervisors from Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command

The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of Sergeant Bryan Anderson and Sergeant Melonie Roche from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

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New Police Cars in La Vergne
New Police Cars in La Vergne

If you happen to be commuting in La Vergne, you'd better be on your best behavior. The La Vergne Police Department has added 5 new police cars to their fleet.

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Organization Called Cop Stop Aims to Start in Murfreesboro
Organization Called Cop Stop Aims to Start in Murfreesboro

An organization called "Cop Stop" that started in the Memphis, Tennessee area will likely begin a new chapter in Murfreesboro.

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Murfreesboro man arrested for 27 vehicle break-ins in Williamson Co.
Murfreesboro man arrested for 27 vehicle break-ins in Williamson Co.

A Murfreesboro man was arrested in Williamson County and accused of seven home burglaries and 27 vehicle break-ins...

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La Vergne Police Department Part of the Yellow Dot Program
La Vergne Police Department Part of the Yellow Dot Program

The Tennessee Yellow DOT program is designed to provide first responders with an individual's medical information in the event of an emergency on Tennessee's roadways.

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Construction on a new Murfreesboro Police Headquarter Office could begin in January
Construction on a new Murfreesboro Police Headquarter Office could begin in January

The new police headquarters will be on North Highland Avenue in the former location of the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.

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Murfreesboro Police Reports continue to be filed against Nashville Motor Cars
Murfreesboro Police Reports continue to be filed against Nashville Motor Cars

Some reports show that Nashville Motor Cars failed to pay off vehicles that were traded in. The quagmire has left some car owners with two and even three car payments after thinking they bought only one car.

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Murfreesboro Police Chief talks about the idea of police body cameras
Murfreesboro Police Chief talks about the idea of police body cameras

The idea of mandatory body cameras for police officers could be something police precincts have to deal with in the very near future. A bill in Tennessee failed this year, but will likely return in 2016.

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Free Swim Lessons for Police and Firefighter Kids
Free Swim Lessons for Police and Firefighter Kids

On Monday morning, June 1, the inaugural group of preschool kids of Murfreesboro police officers and Murfreesboro firefighters will begin receiving free swim lessons courtesy of Howard's Hope.

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Legislation to Require Body Cameras for Police Being Considered
Legislation to Require Body Cameras for Police Being Considered

All Tennessee law enforcement officers will have to wear wide angle body cameras if a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly passes.

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Stay buckled in and don't drink and drive Friday the 13th
Stay buckled in and don't drink and drive Friday the 13th

A seat belt check point will take place on Broad Street Friday the 13th in Murfreesboro...

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Nearby Manchester, TN aims to encourage more folks to buckle up

Manchester Police Department is participating in the 2nd annual Governor's Highway Safety Office, "Seatbelts Are For Everyone" (SAFE) campaign.

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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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33-Year-old Shelbyville man charged with 47 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
33-Year-old Shelbyville man charged with 47 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a nearby Bedford County man accused of possessing child pornography.

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McFarland Appointed To Succeed Gilley on Power Board

Mayor Shane McFarland has been appointed to replace recently departed council member Toby Gilley on the Power Board, as Gilley takes a judge's seat...

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What is happening on the street? Man claims drug dealer gave him cocaine to sell, but he smoked it...
What is happening on the street? Man claims drug dealer gave him cocaine to sell, but he smoked it...

A man with an admitted drug addiction to cocaine told police that he was assaulted by a subject who allegedly gave him a "dub" of cocaine to sell. Instead of selling the cocaine...

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No Refusal DUI enforcement campaign in Rutherford County and beyond this weekend
No Refusal DUI enforcement campaign in Rutherford County and beyond this weekend

The THP calls their current campaign a 'no refusal" weekend. The "no refusal" campaign means that if a driver is pulled over for suspected drinking and driving they cannot refuse to take a blood test.

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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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FUN: National Night Out is a fun community event that is on Tuesday
FUN: National Night Out is a fun community event that is on Tuesday

Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman told WGNS News during the last National Night Out...

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MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation
MTSU’s 2014 Death Scene Investigation

Interesting: The Death Scene Investigation Workshop aims to help the people who work with death sites get ready to secure, investigate and prosecute deadly crimes.

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Murfreesboro Police cancel Silver Alert for 61-year old woman -- Found
Murfreesboro Police cancel Silver Alert for 61-year old woman -- Found

The Murfreesboro Police Department has cancelled a Silver Alert for 61-year old Carol Benson. Authorities say that Benson went missing from her home on Thursday night. Authorities notified WGNS on Saturday that she has been found.

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NUMBERS: Reports indicate this years past 4th of July period saw a low number of DEATHS on TN roadways
NUMBERS: Reports indicate this years past 4th of July period saw a low number of DEATHS on TN roadways

State troopers arrested 119 individuals on suspicion of DUI and issued 1,414 seat belt citations during this year’s holiday period.

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Domestic assault call in LaVergne leads to four agency pursuit and felony charges!
Domestic assault call in LaVergne leads to four agency pursuit and felony charges!

A domestic assault call on Sunday, July 6 in La Vergne resulted in a four-agency pursuit and multiple felony charges. 

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MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Middle Tennessee
MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.

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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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Scam caller claims to be the Murfreesboro Chief of Police
Scam caller claims to be the Murfreesboro Chief of Police

In another phone scam, someone claimed to be the Murfreesboro Chief of Police when they called a retired resident who lives in the Garrison Cove subdivision.

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65-Year old out of state man allegedly molested Murfreesboro 7-year old on Christmas Holiday
65-Year old out of state man allegedly molested Murfreesboro 7-year old on Christmas Holiday

A 65-year old Wisconsin man has been arrested in Murfreesboro on a very serious charge that may keep him in Rutherford County until his court date in July.

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Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday
Sobriety checkpoint in LaVergne and Seat Belt checkpoint in Murfreesboro on Saturday

A sobriety checkpoint will take place in LaVergne this Saturday and a seat belt checkpoint will occur in Murfreesboro on Saturday as well.

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How did the
How did the "Gun Buy Back" / "Drug Take Back" go in Murfreesboro?

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 the Murfreesboro Police Department had what they called a very successful combined “Drug Take Back” and “Gun Buy Back” special event. 

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Murfreesboro Police recently hosted International Police Mountain Bike Association Police Cyclist Course
Murfreesboro Police recently hosted International Police Mountain Bike Association Police Cyclist Course

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.

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Man Allegedly Threatens Kroger Employees Over Money Order

The report states that the unknown man said, “I’m going to get my money back, If I have to I will tie all you up and put you in the back till’ I get my money.” 

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City of Murfreesboro looking at design plans for new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters
City of Murfreesboro looking at design plans for new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters

The old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic on North Highland Avenue will be transformed into a new Murfreesboro Police Headquarters over an 18-month to two year period. 

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POSITIVE: Murfreesboro Officer helps out disabled senior citizen
POSITIVE: Murfreesboro Officer helps out disabled senior citizen

A Murfreesboro Police Officer went above and beyond the call of duty in helping a disabled citizen out in recent days. 

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UPDATE: Former Murfreesboro Band Teacher to face 45-charges dealing with sexual exploitation of a minor NEXT WEEK
UPDATE: Former Murfreesboro Band Teacher to face 45-charges dealing with sexual exploitation of a minor NEXT WEEK

A former band teacher for the City of Murfreesboro School System will face 45-charges dealing with the sexual exploitation of a minor next week in court on Tuesday (3/25/14).

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Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County
Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County

Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…

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Suspect arrested AGAIN on drugs charges, Suspect AGAIN
Suspect arrested AGAIN on drugs charges, Suspect AGAIN "allegedly" had COCAINE

27-Year old Allen Carney, who goes by the nickname of SAP, reportedly told police he gave his drugs to his passenger who put the drugs in her bra.

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Smyrna Man Among Several Arrested in Nashville Drug Investigation
Smyrna Man Among Several Arrested in Nashville Drug Investigation

A Smyrna man has landed behind bars as a result of a 10-month investigation in Nashville. The Smyrna man was however arrested by chance, he was the passenger in a car that reportedly left the scene.... Of course the car he was in had three pounds of marijuana in it. 

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Alleged Hold Up Outside of Gas Station Being Investigated

A robbery unfolded next to the Kroger Gas Station on Lascassas Highway, but it was not the gas station that was robbed, it was a female in the parking lot. 

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Serious Auto Accident Reported Monday Night in Murfreesboro on Memorial Blvd.

Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS in an email that a serious auto accident occurred on Memorial Blvd. at Heritage Park Drive around 6 p.m., Monday night...

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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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Retired Murfreesboro Police Officer Donates to Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue
Retired Murfreesboro Police Officer Donates to Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department recently received a donation from Retired Murfreesboro Police Officer Joanna Medlen that will assist Firefighters with the rescue of pets at a house fire or on other emergency incidents
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Law Enforcement and Fire Protection Top Priority in Murfreesboro for 2014 and Beyond
Law enforcement and fire protections are top priorities in 2014 and beyond in Murfreesboro. Mayor Tommy Bragg commented…
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Additional Traffic Stops in Murfreesboro During the Holidays and Beyond? Likely...
Additional Traffic Stops in Murfreesboro During the Holidays and Beyond? Likely...
You may have seen more police officers making traffic stops in recent days throughout Murfreesboro… There is a reason for that. 
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New Police Headquarters Building Gets the Go-Ahead in Marathon Council Meeting
The findings from several studies conducted on the old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic office on North Highland Avenue and it's feasibility of use as the city's new police headquarters boasted enough positive results to prompt the council to vote for approval of the building's purchase...
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UPDATE: No Shave November Within the Murfreesboro Police Department is DONE
UPDATE: No Shave November Within the Murfreesboro Police Department is DONE
In support of this effort, participating officers and detectives donated money to the American Cancer Society in order for the Chief of Police to waive the department’s policy regarding shaving during the month of November.
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Will Murfreesboro Police Utilize the Old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic? It Looks Like it May Happen...
Will Murfreesboro Police Utilize the Old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic? It Looks Like it May Happen...
The City of Murfreesboro has completed an in depth study on the building that once housed the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and the next step is purchasing the building. Murfreesboro Police Chief Glen Chrisman commented…
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Murfreesboro Police Adding New Measures for Motorist
Murfreesboro Police Adding New Measures for Motorist
In response to the national statistics, as well as local traffic concerns, the Murfreesboro Police Department is adding to its comprehensive approach to creating safer roadways for motorists and pedestrians with the launch a new program aimed to reduce incidents of aggressive driving, road rage, traffic crashes, as well as serious injury and fatal crashes.   
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Suspect Allegedly Flees from an Officer and Wrecks on Diana Street in Murfreesboro
Suspect Allegedly Flees from an Officer and Wrecks on Diana Street in Murfreesboro
On Thursday afternoon, WGNS told you about a possible police pursuit in the area of Diana Street. A witness told WGNS...
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"Former" Tennessee Titans to Play Football in Murfreesboro on Saturday? What For?
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.
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MORE Information on the Red Light Camera's - Some are DEAD Against the Idea - Hear More
MORE Information on the Red Light Camera's - Some are DEAD Against the Idea - Hear More
Of course, not everyone is FOR the traffic camera's. Murfreesboro C.A.P.E. member Axl David told WGNS that his group is against the cameras. Hear why?
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Murfreesboro Police Set Sights on Old Medical Clinic Building for New Headquarters
Murfreesboro Police Set Sights on Old Medical Clinic Building for New Headquarters

The Murfreesboro Police Department outlined some forthcoming upgrades at September’s last meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council, which include additional investigation into the feasibility of re-purposing the old Murfreesboro Medical Clinic building as a new police headquarters...

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Other Murfreesboro City Council Actions: re-zoning and annexation requests, police, fire and airport proposals
Although much of Thursday night's (7/25/2013) Murfreesboro City Council agenda included major expansions and renovations for the parks, there were re-zoning and annexation requests, police, fire and airport proposals.
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Rover Stops, Police Building to Receive Upgrades
Improvements to the Rover system could be coming soon; the Assistant Transportation Director took bids for the purchase and installation of passenger waiting shelters along various routes, while the 3rd floor of the Main Police Building is set to become an enhanced interrogation facility...
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Sobriety Checkpoint Set For Friday Night Along Lebanon Highway
Law enforcement officers will check motorists for drinking and driving during a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013 on U.S. Highway 231 North (Lebanon Highway).
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Chief Chrisman Says Red Light Cameras Are All About Safety, Not About Revenue
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman lept to the defense of red light enforcement systems at Thursday's city council meeting, after the cameras have come under recent heavy scrutiny...
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Smyrna Looking At Police / Fire Services
The Smyrna Town Council will hold a couple of workshops this week to discuss an analysis of staffing and services provided by the city's police and fire departments. 
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Smyrna Police Checkpoint
The Smyrna Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Thursday night. This is part of the continuing enforcement effort of Smyrna Police Department...
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UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
UPDATE: Number of R'ford Co. School Resource Officers now Vs. number of officers in the near future
If the Public Safety Committee gives the green light, the new officers will probably not be hired until June of 2013. The measure will also have to be approved by the budget and finance committee and then the full commission.
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Murfreesboro Police Recover Stolen Police Handgun on Wednesday
Murfreesboro Police Recover Stolen Police Handgun on Wednesday
Police did an inventory of the car after the area around it was secured. Inside the vehicle they found a.45 caliber  Glock handgun that had been stolen from a LaVergne Police Cruiser. Officers also recovered a .45-caliber magazine for the gun and ammunition.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say that 19 Guns were turned in on Thursday at Guns for Gift Cards Event
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say that 19 Guns were turned in on Thursday at Guns for Gift Cards Event
Chief Glenn Chrisman stated “Due to the success of our first event, we are tentatively planning on having another one in the spring. We want to make our community as safe an environment as possible.” 
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UPDATE: Guns for Gift Cards Program in Murfreesboro TODAY (1/17/13)
UPDATE: Guns for Gift Cards Program in Murfreesboro TODAY (1/17/13)
Anyone who brings a gun in will receive a gift card to Kroger. The Gift Cards for Guns initiative will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Thursday – 1/17/13) in the parking lot of the Central Christian Church at 404 East Main Street. No questions will be asked, but gun serial numbers will be investigated after the guns are turned in.
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Mother Arrested and Charged with Felony Child Neglect - Not Her First Run in with the Law
Mother Arrested and Charged with Felony Child Neglect - Not Her First Run in with the Law
This is not the first time that Stoker has had a negative run in with the law. In 2008 Stoker was charged with second degree assault and robbery in Somerset, Kentucky. She was also arrested in 2009 on unspecified drug charges. In September of 2012, she was charged with drug possession. That arrest was made in Rockcastle, Kentucky.
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More Murfreesboro Police in Murfreesboro City Schools
Murfreesboro Police are increasing their presence at Murfreesboro City Schools after the shooting incident in Connecticut.
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28-Year Old Faces 5th DUI Charge in Murfreesboro
A 28-year old man who lives in Murfreesboro and works as a bartender has been arrested for the fifth time on a DUI charge.
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UPDATE: Police Stand-off Thursday Morning - Man Allegedly Tried to Remove Tattoo from His Arm
UPDATE: There was a brief police standoff on Thursday morning in Murfreesboro. The incident occurred on Gresham Lane. The incident was over a domestic violence situation that apparently got out of hand.
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UPDATE: Attempted Abduction Reported in Murfreesboro - Case Under Investigation
(See Police Report Below) A 16-year old girl was the victim of an attempted abduction in Murfreesboro. The incident occurred outside of the Cheddar’s Restaurant on Old Fort Parkway.
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