Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport to Retire in September of 2022

Jan 18, 2022 at 05:28 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Judge Donna Scott Davenport will not seek re-election for Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge and will retire at the end of he.... Read More

Murfreesboro Sexual Battery Case Leads to Judicial Diversion in Local Court

Dec 21, 2021 at 09:52 pm by WGNS

A man by the name of “Nam H. Dinh” was in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom this month, after being arrested in 2020 under a charge of “Sexual Battery..... Read More

Public Defender Announces Candidacy for Re-Election

Dec 09, 2021 at 12:54 pm by WGNS

Gerald L. Melton, Public Defender for the 16th Judicial District, has officially announced his candidacy for re-election.The 16th Judicial District is comprised of Rutherfor.... 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

Tennessee Supreme Court Vacancy

Nov 09, 2021 at 05:32 pm by WGNS

The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Cornelia A. Clark on Septe.... Read More

Judge Ben Hall McFarlin Resides Over His Final Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Aug 13, 2021 at 09:57 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Judge Ben Hall McFarlin presided over his final Veterans Court Graduation Wednesday (08/11/21) afternoon at Rutherford County Recovery Court.Judge.... Read More

Full 6th Circuit upholds Tennessee’s 48-hour waiting period before an abortion

Aug 05, 2021 at 03:45 pm by WGNS

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit on Thursday upheld a 2015 Tennessee law requiring a 48-hour waiting period before abortions so that women have time to recei.... Read More

26-Miles Worth of Court Related Documents laid side-by-side - Enough Paperwork for Lawyers on Old Cases to Pave a Road of Paper between Murfreesboro and Nashville

Jul 22, 2021 at 09:35 am by WGNS

Lawyers in Middle Tennessee now have access to a huge collection of past court cases that may not be posted online or available in downloadable PDF files. That collection of p.... Read More

63-Year-Old Lascassas Man Convicted of Rape Denied Appeal

Jul 20, 2021 at 11:30 pm by WGNS

Filed on July 13, 2021: A man convicted of rape in Rutherford County has asked for an appeal in his case, suggesting that his guilty plea was made unknowingly or involuntarily.... Read More

UPDATE: The Courts in Tennessee Saw Little In-Person Human Interaction Throughout the Pandemic

Jun 18, 2021 at 12:04 pm by WGNS

Rutherford County area Judges recently attended the annual State Judicial Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. This was the first in person hearing since March of last year for j.... Read More

New Court Program in Rutherford County Aims to Help Families Stay Together / Reduce Trauma

Jun 07, 2021 at 07:37 am by WGNS

Sarah Murfree with the Prevention Coalition for Success said that illegal drug use is a large problem in Rutherford County, but another problem involves the stigma that c.... Read More

UPDATE: 40+ Year-Old Case of Alleged Sexual Penetration of a Child Under Age of 13 Scheduled for Court This Month

Jun 01, 2021 at 10:55 am by WGNS

UPDATED: Sharon Reddick, a Rutherford County Assistant District Attorney, will head to nearby Wilson County to represent the state in a sexual assault case that is more than 4.... Read More

Pretrial incarceration up 163% in 53 Tennessee rural counties

Apr 16, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

By Nadia Ramligan, TN Public News ServiceFor rural Tennesseans, the cash-bail system has accelerated an endless cycle of arrests, excessively high bonds and incarceration, in.... Read More

Convicted Rutherford County Sex Offender Appeals his 10-Year Prison Sentence - Courts Denied Appeal

Apr 12, 2021 at 07:29 am by WGNS

There has been an appeal filed with the courts in a local rape case… a rape that took place five years ago.In 2016, a Lascassas man was indicted on three counts of aggr.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions to Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 24, 2021 at 11:56 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families.Unlike other programs which connect with ju.... Read More

Family Preservation Initiative Promises New Solutions To Help Vulnerable Children and Families

Mar 10, 2021 at 09:43 am by WGNS

A new, cutting-edge court program in Tennessee is changing the way the judiciary interacts with at-risk children and their families. This new program is right here in Rutherfo.... Read More

Waiting Period Law that States an Abortion Cannot Take Place Before a 48-Hour “Waiting Period” on Hold in Tennessee

Feb 22, 2021 at 07:35 am by WGNS

On Friday, February 19, 2021, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a divided 2-1 decision, ruled to deny the State of Tennessee's petition to stay the injunction applie.... Read More

Wanted fugitive arrested after skipping court, accused of firing at a police officer last year

Jan 20, 2021 at 02:34 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Members of the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Directed Patrol Unit arrest a wanted fugitive – the same man accused of shooting in.... Read More

Judges Discuss Pros and Cons of Virtual Litigation IN Tennessee

Jan 20, 2021 at 12:48 pm by WGNS

While Tennessee courts have remained open and operational over the entire course of the COVID-19 pandemic, their working methods have in many instances changed to account for.... Read More

Judge David Bragg Nears Retirement After 12 Years on the Bench

Dec 29, 2020 at 06:15 pm by WGNS

After more than a decade of public service, 16th Judicial District Circuit Judge David Bragg will retire effective Jan. 1st, 2021. A lifelong Murfreesboro resid.... Read More