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REMINDER: TSSAA Spring Fling Next Week in Rutherford County
REMINDER: TSSAA Spring Fling Next Week in Rutherford County

REMINDER: TSSAA Spring Fling, an Olympic-style event featuring the state's top athletes, will take place in Rutherford County next week.

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Attempted murder suspect to soon appear in court
Attempted murder suspect to soon appear in court

MURFREESBORO - The attempted murder suspect who was arrested in Murfreesboro on May 5th, will appear before a judge in just a few days on June 4th.

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Surgical laser stolen in Murfreesboro - Where is it?
Surgical laser stolen in Murfreesboro - Where is it?

Here’s a strange theft that WGNS has never reported in our 66-years of broadcasting… 

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Murfreesboro man allegedly threatens to kill local police officer
Murfreesboro man allegedly threatens to kill local police officer

“Mr. Bryant then stated I haven’t seen anything yet and when he gets out of jail he is going to kill me,” referring to Officer Johnson.

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Got old shoes? Recycle them for those in need!

“Murfreesboro is supporting Soles4Souls because it is the definition of a social enterprise where solid business practices are used to create positive change in people’s lives...” 

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Murfreesboro man originally convicted of robbery headed back to confinement

"The evidence shows that the Defendant failed to report to his Community Corrections officer, failed to inform his officer that he was not living at the address he had previously provided, failed to complete any of his community service..."

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Same Sex Marraige, Marijuana and Guns! What More Can You Ask in the Polls?

Additionally, the poll measured attitudes toward abortion, further restricting access to pseudoephedrine, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, and repealing the new federal healthcare law.

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Man Allegedly Pulls Out Knife After Being Told to Move Truck in Front of Apartment
Man Allegedly Pulls Out Knife After Being Told to Move Truck in Front of Apartment

UPDATE with Interview: The fight was over a parking space at 1321 Dudley Street where a resident told officers he noticed someone had used the parking space in front of his unit. A witness told WGNS there is much more to this story...

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Murfreesboro Man Accused of Stealing Over $12,000 of Jewelry in DeKalb County
Murfreesboro Man Accused of Stealing Over $12,000 of Jewelry in DeKalb County

A Murfreesboro man will face the DeKalb County courts after being accused of stealing $12,000 worth of jewelry. 41 year old Randy Glenn Haslam of Murfreesboro is charged with...

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WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)
WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)

A lot has changed over the years, but one thing in our community has remained constant. While Jan. 1st rang in a new year, it also rang in the 67th anniversary for WGNS. 

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Computer, Netflix, XBox Live, iPhone Hacked in Murfreesboro
Computer, Netflix, XBox Live, iPhone Hacked in Murfreesboro
The suspect also left the victim a message stating, “What’s yours is mine, do something exciting in your life so I can share it with others via your computer.”
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Read To Succeed names New Family Literacy Coordinator
Read To Succeed names New Family Literacy Coordinator
As Family Literacy Coordinator, Swartz arranges RTS family events in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City elementary schools.
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MTSU Takes on Southern Mississippi Saturday, Hear What the Coach Says...
MTSU Takes on Southern Mississippi Saturday, Hear What the Coach Says...
MTSU is playing Southern Mississippi on Saturday in Football. Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill stated..
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WGNS Receives Seven Seals Award
WGNS Receives Seven Seals Award "LIVE" on the Air
WGNS was proud to receive the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award on Thursday morning.
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Murfreesboro Woman Falls for
Murfreesboro Woman Falls for "Home for Rent" Scheme on Nashville.CraigsList.org

The report shows that the female sent the money via Western Union to an address in California. When the keys failed to show up, she drove back by the house and saw a sign for a property management company.

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UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspects ARRESTED After Hold Up on the MTSU Campus Thursday
UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspects ARRESTED After Hold Up on the MTSU Campus Thursday
Police on the MTSU campus have arrested 2 suspect's after an alleged armed robbery that occured ealry Thursday morning.
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DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
DUI Number Three is What One Man Faces
The cup that the man threw to the floorboard reportedly contained beer. When asked to recite the alphabet starting with the letter “C,” the arrest report shows the man stated, “C-X-Y” instead of “C-D-E…”
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A local Man Allegedly Stole $1.53 Worth of Fishing Weights from a Murfreesboro Store, Could He Spend Close to a Year In Jail for the Alleged Theft?
A local Man Allegedly Stole $1.53 Worth of Fishing Weights from a Murfreesboro Store, Could He Spend Close to a Year In Jail for the Alleged Theft?
On Tuesday a man walked into Walmart on Old Fort Parkway and allegedly stole fishing weights. The weights were valued at under $2. The question, could the suspect go to jail for the theft? 
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Congressman Scott DesJarlais Comments on President Obama's Statement on Syria
Congressman Scott DesJarlais Comments on President Obama's Statement on Syria
Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address on Syria:
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More Alleged Drug Selling Interactions Caught on Text Messages in Murfreesboro
More Alleged Drug Selling Interactions Caught on Text Messages in Murfreesboro
More and more alleged drug dealers are being arrested because of text messages indicating drug sales on their cell phones.
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Meth Suspect Re-Arrested Second Time to Appear in Court This Month
Meth Suspect Re-Arrested Second Time to Appear in Court This Month
A man who was arrested for allegedly having a meth lab this past April and later re-arrested on similar charges in July will appear in court this month.
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Say Goodbye: Henry's Florist Closes After Being on Square for 31-Years
Say Goodbye: Henry's Florist Closes After Being on Square for 31-Years
A local florist with a long history for serving Rutherford County has closed. Henry’s Florist closed on Friday after being on the corner of East Main St. and North Church for the past 31-years. 
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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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Murfreesboro City Schools Report High Marks in Past TCAP Scores - What Will Happen This Upcoming School Year?
TCAP Achievement Level Results for Grades 3-8 show Murfreesboro City Schools teachers and students can celebrate their accomplishments for the 2012-13 school year.
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Woman Claims She Found Child Porn on Husbands Computer - Computers Taken In As Evidence
At this point no arrest has been made and names are not being released as the case appears to be under investigation.
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Remodel of McDonald's on Memorial Blvd. Reveals Retro McDonald's Underneath Facade in Murfreesboro (See Picture)
Remodel of McDonald's on Memorial Blvd. Reveals Retro McDonald's Underneath Facade in Murfreesboro (See Picture)
Do you remember the old McDonalds with the red roof? 
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37 Bottles of Perfume STOLEN from Local Store in the Avenue
37 Bottles of Perfume STOLEN from Local Store in the Avenue
At this point the shoplifters have not been caught and it is not known if the perfume heist is related to the underwear theft at the nearby Victoria Secret store. 
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VIDEO: What We Do and Don't Do at WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN - Funny
VIDEO: What We Do and Don't Do at WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN - Funny
This is a funny little video about what we do and don't do at WGNS radio. 
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38-Year WGNS Personality Jerry Brown Honored By County Schools
A WGNS' on-air personality for 38-years was honored at the last Rutherford County Schools board meeting. County Schools Director Don Odom presented Jerry D. Brown, Sr. with an honorary high school diploma.
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What is Local Radio?
The simple question was asked to Scott Walker this week by an out of town potential advertiser with a corporate store in Rutherford County… “I hear some stations highlight the fact that they are locally owned and not part of a corporate conglomerate, so what exactly is local radio?”
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MTSU Centennial Campaign Closer to Fundraising Goal of $80,000,000
Middle Tennessee State University is inching closer and closer to their goal of raising $80-million in their Centennial Campaign. 
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Construction to soon begin on extension of Joe B. Jackson Parkway between I-24 and S. Church St.
Murfreesboro City Manager Rob Lyons told WGNS that new projects are underway to make the city more user friendly. One of those project is the extension of the Joe B. Jackson Parkway between South Church Street and I-24.
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Unknown person breaks into video game store to steal Wii
Police made contact with a suspicious subject walking near the store minutes after the alarm went off on Saturday. An arrest has not been made, but the case is under investigation.  
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Some TN lawmakers concerned with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission spending
Some TN lawmakers concerned with the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission spending
According to the report, “The audit revealed information suggesting the former  executive director’s husband worked for, or was in appearance, professionally involved with, a law firm involved with at least three film projects that received a  Film  Commission incentive.”
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