Vanderbilt Child Health Poll analysis explores COVID-19 prevention in Tennessee schools

Jan 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Most Tennessee parents polled late in 2021 by researchers with the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy say they send their children to school with masks, but they also h.... Read More

UPDATE: Haynes Drive Woman Pleads Guilty to Att. Aggravated Child Abuse Charge after 2016 Death of Stepson

Jan 10, 2022 at 02:16 pm by WGNS

    A woman who was arrested after the May 2016 death of her stepson, appeared before Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge Barry Tidwell on Monday (Jan. 10, 2022).... Read More

The Child Advocacy Center joins WGNS on the airwaves to talk about the signs to lookout for when it comes to child abuse

Dec 27, 2021 at 11:05 am by Producer

Carrie Norvell and Katie Enzor were in the WGNS Studio on Monday from the Child Advocacy Center to talk about the signs to lookout for - when it comes to child abuse and child.... Read More

Child Safety Seat Inspection Saturday at Law Offices of John Day

Dec 16, 2021 at 05:36 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Whether you're a parent or grandparent, installing a child's safety seat in your car can become a challenge. This Saturday morning between 10:00 and 11:00.... Read More

Tennessee data show families with children need expanded support

Dec 14, 2021 at 09:43 am by WGNS

Tennessee’s children and their caregivers have struggled through the last two years but expanded supports make recovery possible, according to The State of the Chil.... Read More

Pastor on Trial for Rape Thursday Found Dead in Murfreesboro Parking Garage as Jury was Deliberating

Dec 02, 2021 at 04:39 pm by WGNS

UPDATED: A Florida pastor who was accused of raping two young girls while visiting Murfreesboro in 2014 went before the Rutherford County Courts on Thursday (12/02/2021) for t.... Read More

DCS Boosts the Number of Children Adopted from State Care

Nov 11, 2021 at 01:43 pm by WGNS

The Department of Children’s Services today announced that for the fourth consecutive federal fiscal year, the number of Tennessee children in foster care reaching perma.... Read More

UPDATE: Mother Charged after her Running Car was Stolen and her Child Abducted

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:22 pm by WGNS

WGNS has an update to a story out of Davidson County that led authorities to issue a statewide Amber Alert on Tuesday (10/19/21).According to authorities, a 22-year-old woma.... Read More

UPDATE: Florida Pastor Facing Rape Charges in Murfreesboro BACK Behind Bars

Sep 09, 2021 at 11:46 am by WGNS

The pastor from Florida who is facing multiple rape charges in Murfreesboro was re-arrested, as he awaits an upcoming trial. David Alan Rowan was taken into custody and booked.... Read More

78-Year-Old Lebanon, TN Man Pleads Guilty in 40+ Year Old Rape Case

Aug 19, 2021 at 05:51 pm by WGNS

(UPDATE: LEBANON, TN) We have a powerful update to a story about a rape that happened more than 40-years ago in nearby Wilson County. WGNS brought you the first details of t.... Read More

Former Teacher Arrested in Nearby Sumner County, TN

Aug 12, 2021 at 04:09 pm by WGNS

A former Sumner County teacher is in trouble with the long arm of the law. With more, here is WGNS' Ron Jordan... 42-Year-old Carrie Elizabeth Norman was taken to the S.... Read More

UPDATE: Child that was "Missing and Endangered" was located by K9 "Fred"

Jul 23, 2021 at 01:58 pm by WGNS

This past May, a 6-year-old child was reported as missing and endangered.That was Rutherford County K9 Deputy Richard Tidwell who headed to DeKalb County on his day off, to.... Read More

18-Men Arrested in TBI Human Trafficking Operation

Jul 12, 2021 at 07:38 am by WGNS

A two-day undercover operation by special agents with the TBI Human Trafficking Unit and several other law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eighteen men accu.... Read More

12-Year-Old Reported as Missing in Coffee County, TN

Jul 12, 2021 at 06:15 am by WGNS

A 12-year-old who was reported as “MISSING” in nearby Coffee County, TN has yet to be located. According to the TBI, Lucian Gavin was last seen on June 29th a.... Read More

Missing Rutherford County girl found in North Carolina

Jul 11, 2021 at 09:39 am by WGNS

A 15-year-old Rutherford County girl who was reported missing Thursday was located early Saturday in North Carolina after an investigation by sheriff’s detectives and Ho.... Read More

Williamson County Man Arrested on Child Sex Crime Charges - Children Rescued

Jul 08, 2021 at 04:51 pm by WGNS

A 71-year-old Spring Hill man is behind bars after he was indicted for multiple child sex crimes. Authorities with the Williamson County Internet Crimes Against Children Tas.... Read More

30-Year-Old Man Accused of RAPE in Murfreesboro

Jun 08, 2021 at 01:06 pm by WGNS

UPDATED: A 30-year-old in Murfreesboro has been arrested after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a teenager. Murfreesboro Detectives investigated the accusations.... Read More

Nearby Antioch Man Arrested - Accused of Having Childlike Sex Dolls

Jun 05, 2021 at 07:03 am by WGNS

Special agents assigned to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit have arrested and charged an Antioch man accused of posse.... Read More

Appeal Filed by Registered Sex Offender in Rockvale, TN Case will Not Move Forward

May 26, 2021 at 08:15 am by WGNS

A man who received an eight year sentence after being convicted of aggravated sexual battery and sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means in a Rutherford County Co.... Read More

UPDATE: Haynes Drive Step Mother Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse after Death of 13-Year-Old to Face Trial

May 24, 2021 at 11:17 am by WGNS

A woman arrested in Murfreesboro two years after the death of her step-child will appear in court for trial early next year.Emily M. Hart was arrested after a lengthy inv.... Read More