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MFRD and LVFRD Personnel Complete Second In-House Motlow State EMT Class
MFRD and LVFRD Personnel Complete Second In-House Motlow State EMT Class

Last week wrapped up an intense accelerated Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) class provided by Motlow State Community College (MSCC) for personnel from Murfreesboro and La Vergne Fire Rescue Departments.

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La Vergne Alderman Cole Elected Mayor, Leaves Open Seat
La Vergne Alderman Cole Elected Mayor, Leaves Open Seat

Tuesday's election of La Vergne Alderman Jason Cole as mayor over incumbent Dennis Waldron means a vacancy on the board.

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Flash Flood Watch through Monday Night
Flash Flood Watch through Monday Night

Autumn is off to a soggy start. A rainy weekend has soaked Rutherford County and most of Middle Tennessee, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch until Monday night.

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Mosquito-borne Illness Circulating throughout Tennessee
Mosquito-borne Illness Circulating throughout Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health urges Tennesseans to take preventive steps to avoid mosquito-borne diseases.

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La Vergne Fish Fry Raises Money for Late Fire Chief
La Vergne Fish Fry Raises Money for Late Fire Chief

La Vergne residents came out in droves to support the family of the late fire chief, Rick McCormick.

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La Vergne Fire Chief Passes Away
La Vergne Fire Chief Passes Away

Rick McCormick, the La Vergne Fire Chief, passed away. He was 49-years old. Details surrounding his sudden passing have not been released.

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Pedestrian Hurt in Hit & Run in La Vergne
Pedestrian Hurt in Hit & Run in La Vergne

A pedestrian was hurt after a hit and run crash in La Vergne.

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TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 2AM SATURDAY
TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 2AM SATURDAY

A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for Rutherford County until 2am. High winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible all across Middle Tennessee.

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Lighting Deaths Up in Tennessee
Lighting Deaths Up in Tennessee

Lightning deaths are at a 10-year high in Tennessee and make up for 25 percent of deadly lightning strikes nationwide.

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Small Business Endorses Rep. Sparks
Small Business Endorses Rep. Sparks

The NFIB Tennessee Political Action Committee has endorsed State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) in the 49th House District race. The PAC is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

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Vote Centers A Hit After First Election Under New Format
Vote Centers A Hit After First Election Under New Format

Voters who work in Nashville, are traveling or had to travel past precincts to vote at theirs are all happy with the new vote center format for elections. Rutherford County Election Administrator Alan Farley took listener comments on the new vote centers.

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UPDATE: La Vergne Teen Killed Trying to Buy iPhone
UPDATE: La Vergne Teen Killed Trying to Buy iPhone

The La Vergne community continues to deal with the tragic death of 17-year old Yudjy (YOU-gee) Cherubin. He was shot and killed outside a condo in the 2000 block of George Buchanan Drive this week.

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Overnight La Vergne Police Chase & Arrest
Overnight La Vergne Police Chase & Arrest

La Vergne Police are investigating a police chase and arrest. It happened Tuesday (May 1st) around 11:45pm.

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Cinco de Mayo Field Sobriety Checkpoints in La Vergne
Cinco de Mayo Field Sobriety Checkpoints in La Vergne

Think twice before drinking and driving this Cinco de Mayo. La Vergne officers will be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.

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Mason Road Closure in La Vergne
Mason Road Closure in La Vergne

A major road closure to be aware of in La Vergne. Mason Road will be closed starting May 7th.

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La Vergne Police Promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
La Vergne Police Promotes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The La Vergne Police Department will be partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to promote motorcycle safety during the month of May, which is nationally recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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UPDATED: Waffle House Shooting Suspect IN CUSTODY
UPDATED: Waffle House Shooting Suspect IN CUSTODY

Areas very close to Rutherford County are in the zone where dozens of police officers are searching for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House mass shooting.

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Waffle House Shooting Suspect Had Local Job for One Day
Waffle House Shooting Suspect Had Local Job for One Day

The man in custody, suspected in the mass shooting at Waffle House in Antioch, spent all of one day on the job for a La Vergne employer.

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Murfreesboro Event for Crime Victims' Rights Week Honors Victims and Advocates
Murfreesboro Event for Crime Victims' Rights Week Honors Victims and Advocates

The Board of Parole (BOP), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Department of Correction (TDOC) and the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction (TRICOR) are marking 10 years of ceremonies honoring crime victims and victim advocates statewide. All events this year take place April 9-13, which coincides with the observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

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Storms Cause Damage
Storms Cause Damage

Severe thunderstorms leave behind some cleanup. La Vergne was particularly hard hit by the Tuesday night storms.

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Texas Fugitive Arrested in La Vergne
Texas Fugitive Arrested in La Vergne

A fugitive out of Harris County, Texas was arrested Friday night in La Vergne.

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Search Warrant Ends in Drug Arrest in La Vergne
Search Warrant Ends in Drug Arrest in La Vergne

One man was arrested after La Vergne Narcotics and Detectives executed a search warrant along with the La Vergne Swat team at a home on Sunrise Avenue Friday night.

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Rutherford Co. Property Reappraisal Information
Rutherford Co. Property Reappraisal Information

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell gives information on this year's reappraisals.

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Two La Vergne Officers Injured During Arrest, Foot Pursuit
Two La Vergne Officers Injured During Arrest, Foot Pursuit

A man was arrested after leading officers on a foot pursuit Monday afternoon. Anne Smith, spokesperson for the City of La Vergne, says two officers approached suspect Majibu Kisesa while he was sitting in his car on Centrepoint Way in La Vergne around 3:30 p.m. Monday (March 19).

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Region Basketball Semifinals Ahead for 10 Rutherford County Prep Teams
Region Basketball Semifinals Ahead for 10 Rutherford County Prep Teams

Ten of Rutherford County's 11 region prep basketball teams survived elimination over the weekend to advance to this week's semifinals, a win away from the state's Sweet 16, a region championship game and a sectional berth.

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La Vergne Carjackers / Kidnappers ARRESTED
La Vergne Carjackers / Kidnappers ARRESTED

The Saturday night carjackers and kidnappers from an incident in La Vergne have all been arrested. They are locked in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center thanks to help from the public who heard about the incident.

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2018 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards
2018 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the 2018 Governor's Environmental Stewardship Awards.

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Number of students in Rutherford County applying for help with higher education expenses
Number of students in Rutherford County applying for help with higher education expenses

In Rutherford County, Central Magnet School has the largest percentage of students who have applied for help with higher education expenses.

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United Way Letter of Intent Application Now Available
United Way Letter of Intent Application Now Available

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties' Letter of Intent application is now available for the 2018 funding cycle.

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Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms
Tennessee Promise Deadline Looms

Two important Tennessee Promise deadlines occur on Dec. 1st. All current students who receive the Tennessee Promise scholarship have until Dec. 1 to complete eight hours of community service. It's also the same deadline for those who would like to become a mentor.

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Tornado Touched Down in Rutherford Co. Saturday
Tornado Touched Down in Rutherford Co. Saturday

A tornado traveled ten-miles through three counties over the weekend.

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La Vergne Authorities Looking for Theft Suspects
La Vergne Authorities Looking for Theft Suspects

La Vergne Police are looking for a black male and female, wanted for questioning in a theft investigation.

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Rutherford Co. EMS' SORT Busy with Flooding Response
Rutherford Co. EMS' SORT Busy with Flooding Response

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service's SORT (Special Operations Response Team) team, which trains for high water rescues, has been busy responding to overnight flooding. Adam Rose with RCEMS SORT lists some of their overnight work, through 11:30am Tuesday.

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Man Barricades Himself in La Vergne Business
Man Barricades Himself in La Vergne Business

A man is behind bars after an hours long barricade situation in La Vergne.

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La Vergne Honors Antioch Church Usher
La Vergne Honors Antioch Church Usher

The City of La Vergne honors the man many are hailing a hero after the shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.

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Hunters Beware of Purple Paint Law in Tennessee
Hunters Beware of Purple Paint Law in Tennessee

Tennessee is now part of a growing number of states with what's called the "Purple Paint Law."

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Church Shooting Suspect in Court
Church Shooting Suspect in Court

The Murfreesboro man who is charged in Sunday's fatal church shooting will be in court today (Wednesday).

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Burnette Church of Christ Minister Speaks
Burnette Church of Christ Minister Speaks

The minister of Burnette Church of Christ, who was among the wounded when a gunman entered this past Sunday, speaks for the first time since the ordeal.

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GoFundMe for Smyrna Woman Fatally Shot at Church
GoFundMe for Smyrna Woman Fatally Shot at Church

The Rutherford County community of friends of Melanie Crow Smith are coming together through GoFundMe to help raise final expenses.

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Funeral Set for Church Shooting Victim
Funeral Set for Church Shooting Victim

The funeral for the woman who was fatally shot outside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ has been set.

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Better Business Bureau Celebrates 20-years in Rutherford County
Better Business Bureau Celebrates 20-years in Rutherford County

The Better Business Bureau celebrated 20-years in Rutherford County with a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting. It took place at their 530 Uptown Square branch office Thursday.

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Irma's Impact on Rutherford Co.
Irma's Impact on Rutherford Co.

Hurricane Irma has bashed areas of Florida and her impacts will be felt here in Rutherford County.

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NWS: Wind Advisory, Gusts Up to 50 MPH
NWS: Wind Advisory, Gusts Up to 50 MPH

The National Weather Service believes the remnants of Irma could bring winds strong enough to take down a few tree limbs and power lines.

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Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee
Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 19 human cases of West Nile Virus infection and 11 cases of La Crosse Virus infection in the state so far in 2017.

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Volunteer State Sends Irma Help to Florida
Volunteer State Sends Irma Help to Florida

Over 150 medical, search and rescue and first responders are in Florida, helping in the aftermath of Irma's landfall.

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Tennessee Now Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants
Tennessee Now Accepting Applications for Broadband Grants

Tennessee officials are now accepting applications for $10 million worth of broadband grants.

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Childhood Obesity: Serious Issue for Tennessee
Childhood Obesity: Serious Issue for Tennessee

Many Tennessee children are overweight, with approximately one out of every five classified as obese, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Farmer's Almanac Predicts
Farmer's Almanac Predicts "Cold, Snowy" Winter in Tennessee

Cooler weather in September have ushered in an early fall pattern. That's leaving many wondering how does this winter look?

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La Vergne Woman Turns 102!
La Vergne Woman Turns 102!

The year 1915 saw World War I ramping up and the first use of poison gas by the Germans, Ford Motor Company manufactured it's one-millionth Model T and La Vergne's Jane Vails was born.

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Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank to Merge with Nourish Food Bank
Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank to Merge with Nourish Food Bank

For more than 30 years, Rutherford County has been served by the food banks at the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank, serving Murfreesboro, and Nourish Food Bank, serving Smyrna, La Vergne, and the surrounding communities.

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Cities Prepare for National Night Out
Cities Prepare for National Night Out

Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne will be out in the community Tuesday (August 1st) for National Night Out.

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LaVergne to receive $500,000 home repair grant
LaVergne to receive $500,000 home repair grant

This Thursday, the Tennessee Housing Development Agency will present a $500,000 HOME grant to LaVergne Mayor Dennis Waldron.

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State of the City of La Vergne
State of the City of La Vergne

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron addresses growth and more in a "state of the city" open letter.

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La Vergne Crime Rate Drops
La Vergne Crime Rate Drops

La Vergne Police Chief Mike Walker says, "When we look at our reported crimes for the first six months of the calendar year (Jan-Jun 2016 vs 2017), crimes are down 38.9%! This is a decrease of 992 reported crimes."

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 4th of July Celebration in La Vergne
4th of July Celebration in La Vergne

The City of La Vergne will celebrate Independence Day at Veterans Memorial Park.

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La Vergne Library Re-opens
La Vergne Library Re-opens

Back in February, the La Vergne Public Library was forced to close due to water damage from a burst pipe. It's now re-opened!

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La Vergne Police Need Help Identifying ID/Fraud Suspect
La Vergne Police Need Help Identifying ID/Fraud Suspect

La Vergne Police are asking for your help in identifying a woman who is accused of identity theft and fraud.

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Former High School Teacher; La Vergne Resident Indicted for Sexual Battery
Former High School Teacher; La Vergne Resident Indicted for Sexual Battery

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested former Antioch High School teacher Jerome Dooley, 40, at his La Vergne residence.

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How Rutherford County Cities Fair in
How Rutherford County Cities Fair in "Safe Cities Report"

The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks the top 50 safest cities across Tennessee. How did Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne fair?

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La Vergne Police Search for Armed Man
La Vergne Police Search for Armed Man

La Vergne Police were called to the area of Plantation Drive and Hurricane Circle after reports of an armed man running through neighborhoods.

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CONFIRMED: Tornado Hits Rutherford County
CONFIRMED: Tornado Hits Rutherford County

The National Weather Service has determined Rutherford County was indeed struck by a tornado Wednesday morning.

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Armed Robbery in La Vergne During Storm; Police Cruiser Damaged
Armed Robbery in La Vergne During Storm; Police Cruiser Damaged

During the height of the storm, an armed robbery was taking place in La Vergne. P

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UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide
UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide

55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.

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UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24
UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24

Westbound lanes of I-24 in La Vergne are shut down as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and La Vergne Police investigate a suicide. A woman jumped from the Waldron Road bridge onto I-24, and was hit by several vehicles.

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Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court
Local woman who accidently suffocated newborn denied new trial by the TN Supreme Court

A LaVergne woman who was sentenced in a Rutherford County Courtroom to spend ten years of her life in prison asked the courts for a second chance at trial. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court said NO.

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Local Fire Crews Help Battle Smokies Wildfire
Local Fire Crews Help Battle Smokies Wildfire

More now on Rutherford County's help to battle wildfires in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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A Full Helping of Community; La Vergne Middle Thanksgiving Meal
A Full Helping of Community; La Vergne Middle Thanksgiving Meal

LaVergne Middle School's annual free Thanksgiving meal set for Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 3:45-6 p.m.

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Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School
Teen Hit Monday Morning While Walking To School

A La Vergne teen is in the hospital after being hit by a car while walking to school. City spokeswoman Rachel Heggen tells NewsRadio WGNS a 14-year old boy suffered head and facial injuries when he was hit around 6:30 this (Monday) morning.

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Stolen Vehicle in La Vergne
Stolen Vehicle in La Vergne

A vehicle owner in La Vergne is learning a hard lesson. Their vehicle was stolen just before 7 this (Monday) morning at 122 Berele Shepsele Lane.

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High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters
High Voter Turnout, Many New Registered Voters

Interest in the November 8th presidential election is very high and the numbers show it. A 74-percent voter turnout is expected in Rutherford County.

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UPDATE: La Vergne Shooting on Murfreesboro Road at Stones River Road
UPDATE: La Vergne Shooting on Murfreesboro Road at Stones River Road

UPDATE: The juvenile who was arrested after a shooting took place in LaVergne on Monday night was in court on Wednesday (9/14/16).

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20
Smyrna Beats La Vergne 38-20

Make it 29 of the last 30-years for Smyrna defeating La Vergne. The Bulldogs won by a 38-to-20 final.

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La Vergne Woman Celebrates 101st Birthday
La Vergne Woman Celebrates 101st Birthday

A well known La Vergne woman celebrated her 101st birthday. Jane Vailes celebrated with a huge turnout at the La Vergne Senior Center Monday.

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Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge
Eischeid Beats Crowded Field to Become the Newest Judge

Lisa Eischeid beats eight other opponents to become the new General Sessions Judge, Part Four.

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Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race
Sparks Easily Wins GOP Nomination in State House District 49 Race

State Representative Mike Sparks easily won the Republican nomination in the state House District 49 race. This despite what he calls negative print media coverage.

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Interviews from Election Night Coverage
Interviews from Election Night Coverage

We have 11 election night interviews you can listen back to from the coverage on NewsRadio WGNS.

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Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election
Voter Turnout Under 6% for August 4th Election

Voter turnout for the August 4th state and federal primary and city/county general election was a dismal 5.86%.

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PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage
PHOTOS: August 4th Election Coverage

We caught up with many folks during our election coverage. Check out the photos here.

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DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District
DesJarlais Wins GOP Nomination in 4th U.S. Congressional District

Republican U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais has won re-nomination to another two year term.

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Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race
Rudd GOP Nominee in 34th State House Race

Tim Rudd won the approval of Republicans in State House District 34 in a race to determine who replaces Representative Rick Womick.

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Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes
Road Board Race Comes Down to 39 Votes

It was a race to the wire for a Rutherford County Road Board seat. Doug Bodary defeated incumbent Randal "Bubba" Jones by just 39 votes.

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Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board
Jordan Re-Elected to Co. School Board

Incumbent Jeff Jordan has won election to the Rutherford County School Board, after being appointed to the position two years ago.

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Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council
Uncontested Race Brings News Face to City Council

Despite an uncontested race for Murfreesboro City Council, there will be a new face on the governing body.

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Four Elected to City School Board
Four Elected to City School Board

Five candidates ran for four seats on the Murfreesboro City School Board. Incumbent chairman of the board Butch Campbell was the top vote getter.

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Local Big Money Powerball Winners
Local Big Money Powerball Winners

It wasn't the jackpot or even the one-million dollar winner, but two Rutherford County residents did win big money playing Powerball.

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Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County
Pokémon Go Players Everywhere in Rutherford County

You may have seen them around the downtown Murfreesboro square, at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne and at various other public locations around Rutherford County. We're talking about Pokémon Go players.

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Home Invasion Suspects Caught after High Speed Chase
Home Invasion Suspects Caught after High Speed Chase

Suspects who were wanted for a violent home invasion in La Vergne have been taken into custody after a chase.

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La Vergne Gears Up for Independence Day
La Vergne Gears Up for Independence Day

Mayor Dennis Waldron encourages La Vergne residents to enjoy Independence Day and asks everyone to celebrate responsibly. "We are proud to be Americans every day, not just on the 4th of July.

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Rep. Sparks Hosts Job Fair Thursday
Rep. Sparks Hosts Job Fair Thursday

State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) along with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will host a job fair this Thursday. It will be held from 10am until 2pm at Grace Church in La Vergne (108 Stones River Road).

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La Vergne Police End Search for Child Rape Suspect with ARREST
La Vergne Police End Search for Child Rape Suspect with ARREST

John E. Lamb III was caught in the act with the young child by a relative. When that relative called 911, Lamb left the scene on foot.

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Undercover TBI agent robbed in Rutherford County - Arrests Made
Undercover TBI agent robbed in Rutherford County - Arrests Made

During an undercover operation Thursday night to attempt to purchase fake Percocet pills from two individuals, one of the agents was robbed by the two men at a parking lot in La Vergne.

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Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne
Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center Coming to La Vergne

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Advance Auto Parts, Inc. announced Wednesday plans to locate a new Advance Auto Parts distribution center in La Vergne to support the company's continued growth.

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North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away
North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away

North Rutherford County businessman Tim Tomlin has passed away after battling cancer.

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Howl at the Moon 5K Run coming in October
Howl at the Moon 5K Run coming in October

Runners will compete under the light of the full moon during the annual Howl at the Moon 5K Run in La Vergne.

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La Vergne Mayor Takes Heat at Meeting After Allegations of Using Cellphone to Call Escort Services
La Vergne Mayor Takes Heat at Meeting After Allegations of Using Cellphone to Call Escort Services

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron fielded several heated comments at the city's meeting of the mayor and aldermen. This after allegations he used his city-issued cell phone to call escort service numbers...

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La Vergne Veterans Memorial Bricks now available online
La Vergne Veterans Memorial Bricks now available online

Veterans and current military personnel are being honored in the city of La Vergne. The city has been accepting payments for 4x8 bricks to honor past and present military personnel, but now they can also be ordered online.

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UPDATE: La Vergne Teen Bullied; Commits Suicide
UPDATE: La Vergne Teen Bullied; Commits Suicide

We've learned more on the death of a La Vergne 14-year old who committed suicide. Sherokee Harriman was a freshman at La Vergne High School, which was painted pink in her memory and to bring attention to bullying.

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Night Out Against Crime Another Success
Night Out Against Crime Another Success

Night Out Against Crime was another huge success in Rutherford County. Events were held last (Tuesday) night in Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne. We caught up with folks having fun at Sports*Com on Memorial.

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Two Arrested in La Vergne on Prostitution & Drug Charges
Two Arrested in La Vergne on Prostitution & Drug Charges

Two women were arrested after a La Vergne police officer recognized one one of the women as someone who had recently advertised her prostitution services online.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ceremony planned honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in La Vergne
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Ceremony planned honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in La Vergne

A remembrance ceremony will be held in the city of La Vergne to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the Multipurpose Building behind City Hall.

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La Vergne woman indicted for murder of newborn
La Vergne woman indicted for murder of newborn

Charges of murder, child abuse and child neglect were filed against a La Verge mother on Monday by the Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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La Vergne Church to Open After Codes Issues

The Word of Life Family Worship Center in La Vergne is finally able to occupy their facility. Pastor Wellington Johnson, Sr., tells NewsRadio WGNS they'll hold a ribbon cutting and worship service this Sunday.

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Frigid Temperatures Put La Vergne on Alert
Frigid Temperatures Put La Vergne on Alert

With single digit temperatures expected this week, La Vergne officials are alerting residents to check on neighbors, the elderly, and others who may be in need of extra attention.

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La Vergne Store Robber Wears Pink Sneakers
La Vergne Store Robber Wears Pink Sneakers

At 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Kangaroo Market at 5022 Murfreesboro Road was held up by a male using a black handgun. The suspect was wearing pink sneakers, possibly NIKE foamposites.

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La Vergne Officials
La Vergne Officials "Jailed," Raise Over $11,000

The La Vergne mayor, fire chief, police chief and others were locked up in jail. "Jingle Bail" raised over 11-thousand dollars to purchase food, clothing and toys for children, families and senior citizens in La Vergne for the holidays.

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LaVergne Middle hosting annual 'Project Feed' on Nov. 25
LaVergne Middle hosting annual 'Project Feed' on Nov. 25

LaVergne Middle School will once again host a free community meal Tuesday for its annual "Project Feed" event.

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Weekend Fire at La Vergne Hotel
Weekend Fire at La Vergne Hotel

There were no injuries after a fire inside a La Vergne hotel. The incident happened Saturday around 11am at the Oasis Motel on Charter Place.

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CityTV Wins National Awards from NATOA
CityTV Wins National Awards from NATOA

Murfreesboro Communications Department's CityTV continues to be recognized nationally for quality government television programming.

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La Vergne Armed Robbery & Arrest
La Vergne Armed Robbery & Arrest

La Vergne Police make a quick arrest in an armed robbery on Riverwood Drive. Officer Eric Staats arrived Monday on scene where the victims told him two suspects in a silver Pontiac Grand AM pointed a handgun at them and took a backpack, with 80-dollars inside.

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La Vergne Police Sergeant Graduates from FBI National Academy
La Vergne Police Sergeant Graduates from FBI National Academy

Sgt. John Eubank of the La Vergne Police Department completed one of the most prestigious law enforcement training programs in the nation this month, graduating from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

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League of Women Voters to host La Vergne Candidate Forum

The people wishing to serve as aldermen for La Vergne will have the opportunity to share their vision for the city in an upcoming candidate forum. The League of Women Voters is hosting the forum on October 8 in the Board Room at City Hall.

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Fire hydrant flushing is underway in La Vergne

The La Vergne Fire Department is testing fire hydrants throughout the city to ensure proper water supply, water flow, and water pressure.

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La Vergne Police Looking for Two Females Who Stole Pre-Paid Credit Cards
La Vergne Police Looking for Two Females Who Stole Pre-Paid Credit Cards

Police in La Vergne are looking for suspects in at least three convenience store thefts. Over the weekend on Saturday, La Vergne Police report two black females entered three convenience stores and stole money from each business by way of prepaid credit card fraud.

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Sobriety Checkpoint in La Vergne Saturday
Sobriety Checkpoint in La Vergne Saturday

Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints Saturday. Officers will be working overtime on mobile Alcohol Saturation Patrols

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La Vergne plans free fireworks show
La Vergne plans free fireworks show

La Vergne plans to celebrate big this year during its fourth annual 4th of July party. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., listen to live music and stay for the spectacular fireworks show at dark.

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La Vergne Police Storm Clearlake Drive Home

Neighbors in the 600 block of Clearlake Drive in La Vergne were awakened by a loud bang and police activity around 6 Wednesday morning.

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Playground build coming to Lake Forest Park
Playground build coming to Lake Forest Park

LA VERGNE - Lake Forest Park is an empty field on top of a quiet hill in the middle of the biggest subdivision in the state. This will change after the first week of June as the city of La Vergne keeps a promise made decades ago to local residents to build a playground.

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UPDATE: Mumps NOT Confirmed at La Vergne Primary
UPDATE: Mumps NOT Confirmed at La Vergne Primary

MURFREESBORO - Parents at La Vergne Primary School received a notification from Rutherford County Schools that a student there had mumps. Since then, WGNS has learned from Rutherford County Schools spokesman James Evans the state Department of Health has NOT confirmed a student with mumps.

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Southern Ladies Show and Auction Friday

LA VERGNE - The La Vergne Southern Ladies Show and Auction is being held on Friday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building behind City Hall. The event is hosted by Box 100, the rehab group that supports fire and police at the scene of emergencies.

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La Vergne Accepting Applications for Volunteer Firefighters
La Vergne Accepting Applications for Volunteer Firefighters

The La Vergne Fire Department is opening a volunteer division and is now accepting applications. Some duties will include fire suppression and fire prevention to protect life and property; emergency rescue and basic medical treatment as required; and utilizing various tools and power equipment in rescue operations.

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Christy-Houston Foundation Donates Funding for La Vergne Playground
Christy-Houston Foundation Donates Funding for La Vergne Playground

The long-awaited playground at Lake Forest Park in La Vergne is being built this year, thanks to a generous donation from the Christy-Houston Foundation.

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RuCo Residents Targeted in Scam

Several law enforcement jurisdictions from across Rutherford County have received reports of a telephone scam where people are impersonating police officers by telephone.

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Spring Craft Fair scheduled by La Vergne Rescue

The La Vergne Rescue Squad is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, April 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 141 Gambill Lane. 

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Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne
Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne

Chris Chambers has stepped down as the head coach of the La Vergne boys basketball team. The announcement from the school's sports information director said the coach has stepped down to pursue other opportunities at La Vergne High School. 

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Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne
Chambers Steps Down at La Vergne

Chris Chambers has stepped down as the head coach of the La Vergne boys basketball team. The announcement from the school's sports information director said the coach has stepped down to pursue other opportunities at La Vergne High School. 

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Drones make their way to La Vergne neighborhoods

The La Vergne Police Department is receiving reports of remote-controlled aerial equipment (drones) operating in city neighborhoods, causing concern for residents.

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La Vergne Receives Playground Grant for Lake Forest
La Vergne Receives Playground Grant for Lake Forest

A park in the middle of the biggest subdivision in the state has sat empty for more than 20 years, except for one lonely pavilion next to an old family cemetery. However La Vergne Mayor Senna Mosley hopes that within the next several months, the park will be filled with the sounds of children laughing, families talking, and children of all abilities playing.

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Two Arrested for Kidnapping and Assault in La Vergne

A man and a woman are facing serious charges following their arrests Friday by the Criminal Investigation Division of the La Vergne Police Department.  

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La Vergne Police Fundraiser a Slam Dunk

Former Tennessee Titans football legends will soon have the opportunity to show their skills on the basketball court. On Saturday, January 25, Titans alumni will face off against La Vergne police officers in a benefit basketball game.

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La Vergne Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints
La Vergne Police to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints
Members of the LaVergne Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints this Friday and Saturday. 
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La Vergne Residents Get Incorrect Property Tax Bills
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says he learned some of the Lavergne tax statements contained an error. He says they're consulting with Rutherford County Office of Information Technology to determine the source of the issue. 
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La Vergne Host Affordable Care Act Seminars
The City of La Vergne is hosting a seminar designed to educate the uninsured and underinsured population about the Affordable Care Act and to provide enrollment assistance. On Thursday, October 10 two sessions will be offered in the Board Room at City Hall,5093 Murfreesboro Rd.  The free sessions are scheduled at 12:00 noon and at 6:00 p.m.
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No Strike in Store for Bridgestone Workers in La Vergne
The United Steelworkers union said it has reached new contract agreements with Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire.
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La Vergne Crime Rate at Lowest Level in Decade
The official release of the “Crime in Tennessee 2012” Report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed what Police Chief Mike Walker suspected.  The city of La Vergne in 2012 experienced its lowest crime rate in at least a decade. 
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La Vergne Public Library has New Leadership
The La Vergne Public Library has 68,604 catalogue items and more than 34,000 patrons. In addition to the opportunity to check-out items, patrons can also participate in approximately 50 different programs each month.

 
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La Vergne Home Fire

A La Vergne family is unharmed, but picking up the pieces after an overnight fire. It happened just before four this (Monday) morning on Fergus Road. 
 

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UPDATE: Stranded boaters rescued on Percy Priest Lake Tuesday
UPDATE: Stranded boaters rescued on Percy Priest Lake Tuesday
The 25-year old tried swimming to the boat in the frigid waters in hopes of pulling it back to the island. He got tired and was unable to complete the swim and returned to the shore.
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