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Announcing Tip Your Waiter, a 15th annual luncheon event
Announcing Tip Your Waiter, a 15th annual luncheon event

don't want to miss the anticipated 15th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.

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Safe at Home Program Launches in TN on Friday, helping victims of Domestic Violence and More
Safe at Home Program Launches in TN on Friday, helping victims of Domestic Violence and More

Secretary Hargett said the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program that was sponsored by Sen. Kelsey and Rep. Farmer last year, made this program possible.

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TENNESSEE: Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
TENNESSEE: Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

In Tennessee, 77,355 people were identified as victims of intimate partner violence or IPV, in 2017 according to data collected by the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System...

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Domestic Shooting Sunday Morning On E. Vine St.
Domestic Shooting Sunday Morning On E. Vine St.

Murfreesboro Police were called to a second shooting, about 3-hours after investigating a fatality and only a few blocks from the earlier call. At 1:49 Sunday morning a call of a shooting at 618 East Vine Street was received.

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Move planned for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center
Move planned for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center is excited to announce the proud ownership of a new, updated and larger office space. The public office for the center, currently located on East Main Street, will move to the new building located at 1423 Kensington Square Place in Murfreesboro late September.

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Murfreesboro Suspect to face Felony Child Abuse Charges
Murfreesboro Suspect to face Felony Child Abuse Charges

A man wanted by police on felony child abuse charges has been apprehended in Murfreesboro. Officers say when they arrived at the apartment to locate Tamontez Grandberry, he was found hiding in a closet.

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MTSU's Schrader lands top state honor for alcohol, drug, violence prevention
MTSU's Schrader lands top state honor for alcohol, drug, violence prevention

MTSU's Lisa Schrader, director of Health Promotion, has been presented a statewide award by the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities.

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New Laws in TN will Help Domestic Violence Victims
New Laws in TN will Help Domestic Violence Victims

New laws in Tennessee will give judges more tools to help domestic violence victims. WGNS' Scott Walker has the story...

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Two Die In Wednesday Night Domestic Shooting
Two Die In Wednesday Night Domestic Shooting

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told WGNS that two people died in a shooting late Wednesday at their home on Annadel Court. A husband and wife were found deceased, and their 2-year old was in the home.

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Domestic Violence Leads to One in Six Murders in Tennessee
Domestic Violence Leads to One in Six Murders in Tennessee

According to new data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, about one in six murders in the state in 2017 stemmed from domestic violence.

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Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame
Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame

Too often, sexual assault victims fail to come forward due to self-blame. Shelly Wright, Sexual Assault Therapist with the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office in Murfreesboro stated...

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Announcing: Tip Your Waiter Luncheon, Celebrity Host Edition!
Announcing: Tip Your Waiter Luncheon, Celebrity Host Edition!

Get your tickets now! You don't want to miss the anticipated 14th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event.

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Planning underway now for annual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office
Planning underway now for annual Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office

The 14th annual Tip Your Waiter luncheon, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center's signature annual fundraising event, will be held on Wednesday, April 4th...

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Domestic Violence and Rape: Dark Photograph of the Past
Domestic Violence and Rape: Dark Photograph of the Past

"He was a body builder," she told me in describing her college sweetheart. Little did she know there was a monster behind his eyes.

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Domestic Violence Hands Project: Hands of the Violent Man
Domestic Violence Hands Project: Hands of the Violent Man

This woman, who is 53 today, talked about her ex and the violence and torment he caused in a way that would make one vomit. At one point, he broke her ankle so that she could not run from him. When her left ankle finally healed, he broke her right ankle.

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DomesticViolence Call: Gunnerson Avenue
DomesticViolence Call: Gunnerson Avenue

Murfreesboro Police rushed to multiple living units at 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to answer a domestic violence call.

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Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

Nashville Metro Police are asking for the public's help throughout Middle Tennessee in locating a domestic violence suspect.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of stabbing wife 20+ times
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of stabbing wife 20+ times

UPDATE: Jeremy Kelly, who was scheduled to be in court earlier this month (9/11/17), will now see his case go before a November Rutherford County Grand Jury where charges on top of attempted murder could be handed down.

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Arts Grant for
Arts Grant for "These Hands - Hope and Healing Project to Showcase Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors"

Rutherford County, Tenn. Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center was awarded a $2,000 grant from Tennessee Arts Commission and Arts Build Communities (ABC) for "These Hands - Hope and Healing," a photographic journal project that showcases domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

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Domestic Violenc, Sexual Abuse and in our third segment today - From a Third World Country to Murfreesboro, TN
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Local doctor to swim 10 miles to help raise funds for the Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Service office
Local doctor to swim 10 miles to help raise funds for the Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Service office

Dr. Elizabeth LaRoche told WGNS News that she will be swimming 10 miles in Chattanooga to help raise money for the local Domestic Violence Program...

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Domestic Violence: Fighting with the barrel of a shotgun in TN
Domestic Violence: Fighting with the barrel of a shotgun in TN

WGNS' Scott Walker and Karen Lampler with the Domestic Violence Program in Murfreesboro visited with a domestic violence survivor who was almost killed when her husband beat her.

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POSITIVE: Domestic Violence Program in Rutherford County receives grant
POSITIVE: Domestic Violence Program in Rutherford County receives grant

Rutherford County, Tenn. Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services was awarded a grant from The Healing Trust, whose purpose is to facilitate access to compassionate healthcare services for the most vulnerable people in Middle Tennessee.

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Domestic Violence and Crime on School Campuses in TN
Domestic Violence and Crime on School Campuses in TN

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two studies today, detailing the volume and nature of crime on school campuses and crimes identified as being domestic violence in nature.

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Domestic Violence in Rutherford County is very real - 911 Call
Domestic Violence in Rutherford County is very real - 911 Call

Looking Back at a past court case highlighting the dangers of domestic violence in Rutherford County: A La Vergne man convicted for killing the friend of his ex-wife in 2011 will not see his conviction of first degree murder reduced to a lesser conviction of second degree murder.

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Wear Denim Wednesday and Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Wear Denim Wednesday and Support Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Wednesday is Denim Day. Kim Reynolds with Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Services, tells NewsRadio WGNS, Denim Day is set aside to bring awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Beechgrove Man Arrested for Allegedly Dislocating his Mother's Arm
Beechgrove Man Arrested for Allegedly Dislocating his Mother's Arm

Just outside of Murfreesboro in nearby Beechgrove, a man was arrested March 18th after he allegedly dislocated his 91-year-old mother's arm.

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Arrangements announced for Deborah Johnson, former head of the domestic violence program
Arrangements announced for Deborah Johnson, former head of the domestic violence program

Deborah Johnson who recently stepped down as executive director of the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services office in Murfreesboro after 30-years of service, has passed away.

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Murfreesboro man allegedly threatens to dismember woman
Murfreesboro man allegedly threatens to dismember woman

A 35 year old Riviera Drive man in Murfreesboro allegedly threatened to dismember a 34 year old woman during a domestic violence situation.

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Murfreesboro woman allegedly stabs ex-boyfriend to break up a fight
Murfreesboro woman allegedly stabs ex-boyfriend to break up a fight

As luck would have it, the new boyfriend showed up in the same parking lot and the two men allegedly got into a physical altercation.

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Leadership Change at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Leadership Change at Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

For the first time since being founded in 1986, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services will be under new leadership.

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Tennessee Receives $250K for Violence Prevention
Tennessee Receives $250K for Violence Prevention

Tennessee programs will receive a $250,000 to support injury and violence prevention programs. The grant is part of $30 million distributed nationwide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Domestic Violence and instances of law enforcement officers attacked
Domestic Violence and instances of law enforcement officers attacked

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released two studies, detailing the nature and extent of domestic violence and instances of law enforcement officers attacked while on duty.

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Local Two Men and a Truck to help mothers in Domestic Violence Shelters
Local Two Men and a Truck to help mothers in Domestic Violence Shelters

Though Mother's Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness.

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Man arrested in Murfreesboro after alleged domestic violence incident with gun
Man arrested in Murfreesboro after alleged domestic violence incident with gun

Murfreesboro Police recovered a 9mm handgun that was reported as stolen in Smyrna. The recovery of the gun took place on Sunday morning after an alleged domestic violence situation unfolded in nearby Coffee County.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in Domestic Violence Situation
Murfreesboro man charged with Aggravated Kidnapping in Domestic Violence Situation

Thanks to a text from a daughter to a mother, Murfreesboro police located the victim in a small shed behind the Murfreesboro Little Theater...

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Aggravated Robbery

A 33-year old Country Almond Way man has been charged with aggravated burglary and violation of a bond condition. Hunter Lawrence Womack was taken in by MPD officers after a relative reported his home was broken into Wednesday.

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Cannon Co. SAVEFest is Saturday
Cannon Co. SAVEFest is Saturday

Cannon County Service and Violence Education or Cannon County SAVE is having SAVEFEST this Saturday. It will take place from noon until 6pm Saturday at the Woodbury Fairgrounds in the Pemberton Covered Arena.

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Local organizations receive funding
Local organizations receive funding

In Murfreesboro, the Domestic Violence Center received money along with the neighboring Cannon County Rescue Squad.

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You Are Not Alone workshop in Readyville, TN
You Are Not Alone workshop in Readyville, TN

The purpose of this workshop will be to educate the community on the warnings and signs of abuse and where to get help when needed.

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Man accused of fleeing from police after
Man accused of fleeing from police after "Domestic" call phoned in to Murfreesboro dispatch

39-Year old Groves will appear in court on September 29, 2015 to face "Evading" charges and charges for "Driving on a Revoked License."

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Tennessee study on Domestic Violence
Tennessee study on Domestic Violence

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its latest study into the scope and nature of domestic violence offenses, as reported by Tennessee's law enforcement agencies.

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TBI Releases Domestic Violence Study
TBI Releases Domestic Violence Study

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its latest study into the scope and nature of domestic violence offenses, as reported by Tennessee's law enforcement agencies.

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Possible change in Domestic Violence LAWS in Tennessee

A bill filed in the Tennessee Legislature last week would do away with a loophole in the current domestic violence law.

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Cannon County Saves, a domestic violence program
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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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Man stabbed to death in Murfreesboro Tuesday morning
Man stabbed to death in Murfreesboro Tuesday morning

According to a Domestic Violence Report, the stabbing was witnessed by an 11-year old child who was in the home. 

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UPDATE: TBI Releases name of Deputy involved in shooting with a domestic violence suspect

The TBI has only released the name of the deputy involved in the Rutherford County shooting case involving a Deputy who had to use deadly force in a domestic violence call on Tuesday night.

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Man allegedly shatters window with fist and child injured by glass fragments

The argument was apparently over Howard not providing the ex with enough money to properly care for their child.

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72% of Domestic Violence Related Crimes are against a FEMALE
72% of Domestic Violence Related Crimes are against a FEMALE

A count of domestic violence victims reported from 2010 to 2012 in the state of Tennessee where the gender of the victim was known totaled 252,288.

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VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro
VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro

In this most recent video, the woman we spoke to told WGNS that she is homeless because she has been on the run from a domestic violence situation. 

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TN Bureau of Investigation Releases "Family Violence Study"
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a report focused on domestic violence that occurs between family members in Tennessee. The study is entitled “Family Violence Study 2012.” 
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Arah Johnson, Social Work Intern with Domestic Violence Program
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Brutal domestic violence attack in Murfreesboro on Monday morning
The incident was reported at Tennessee Park Apartments. The brutal attack took place despite an order of protection barring the suspect from having contact with the victim.
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