Courts Held Special "Evictions Summit" to Educate Landlords and Others about Rental Assistance Programs and More

Sep 11, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts, Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, the Tennessee Department of Human Services, and the Tenn.... Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Deny Appeal filed by Convicted Rapist in Rutherford County

Aug 10, 2021 at 07:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by a convicted rapist in Rutherford County. The denial was officially filed this past week, after the case in question.... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Courts, State Agencies Join Together to Host Innovative Eviction Summit

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:27 am by WGNS

Since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, the laws and regulations surrounding residential evictions have been changing quickly, leaving judicial staff, policymakers.... Read More

Tennessee Chamber Reacts to Passage of Civil Liability Protection Legislation

Aug 12, 2020 at 07:55 pm by WGNS

Wednesday (8/12/2020), the Tennessee State House and Senate both passed the Tennessee COVID-19 Recovery Act (SB 8002/HB 8001) which protects businesses from unfounded legal cl.... Read More

ACLU: Tennessee Supreme Court Allows Mail Ballots for All Voters With Underlying Health Conditions and Their Caretakers

Aug 06, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Under a Tennessee Supreme Court decision issued today, the state must permit every eligible voter with an underlying health condition that makes them especially vulnerable to.... Read More

Appeal filed in Rutherford County Rape Case where Victim was Murdered 1 Week After her Testimony

Jul 15, 2020 at 09:15 am by scott

The Tennessee Appeals Court in Nashville will hear a Rutherford County case over a live internet stream this week.The case deals with an appeal that focuses on the admissibili.... Read More

AS OF MONDAY (7/13/2020): Facial Coverings Required in the Rutherford County Judicial Building

Jul 13, 2020 at 06:15 am by WGNS

A new rule now requires anyone entering the Rutherford County Judicial building to wear a face covering. This new rule is for everyone, regardless of if they have a court ap.... Read More