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CRIME: Residents In University Area Concerned
CRIME: Residents In University Area Concerned

Residents living in the area near MTSU continue to be concerned about the continued increase of crime and fatal shootings.

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Prayer Vigil For Terrell Ray 5PM This Sunday
Prayer Vigil For Terrell Ray 5PM This Sunday

There will be a prayer vigil for Terrell Ray in Oaklands Park, across from Murfreesboro Police headquarters, at 5:00 o'clock this coming Sunday afternoon. Ray was shot and killed early August 2, 2019 at the Villager Condominiums on Middle Tennessee Boulevard.

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TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University
TUESDAY: Another Murder Near University

Still another fatal shooting in a Murfreesboro apartment complex for students. Around 1:26 Tuesday afternoon, police answered a call to the Campus Villa Apartments at 902 Greenland Avenue.

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Have You Seen This Truck?
Have You Seen This Truck?

Sometimes surveillance cameras lack considerably in quality, but Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help in locating the driver of this truck. It appears to be a midsized, green, GMC pickup.

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Sunday AM's Shot and Deceased Male Identified
Sunday AM's Shot and Deceased Male Identified

Not much news on the Sunday morning shooting that left one man dead on Halls Hill Pike. Police have identified the deceased male as 21-year old Marquis Turner. He was visiting from Illinois.

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Early Sunday AM Shooting On Halls Hill Pike
Early Sunday AM Shooting On Halls Hill Pike

A man is dead, and police are looking for the suspect, after responding to shooting near the city-county line early Sunday morning.

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Car Crashes Into Miranda Dr. Home Wednesday
Car Crashes Into Miranda Dr. Home Wednesday

Shortly before 1:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a driver crashed her car into a home on Miranda Drive.

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Labor Day Deceased Shooting Victim Identified
Labor Day Deceased Shooting Victim Identified

The person who died of gunshot wounds on Labor Day is 18-year old Kendrick Maurice Moore, who just graduated from Stewarts Creek High School. Another shooting victim survived. That 17-year old juvenile was treated and released from the hospital.

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Help MPD Identify This Man
Help MPD Identify This Man

Never leave valuables in sight, even if you lock your car. Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a man who used a stolen debit card for purchases at the Kroger Store on Lascassas Pike.

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UPDATE: Labor Day Homicide + 4 Car Crash
UPDATE: Labor Day Homicide + 4 Car Crash

Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead, and another one injured. So far there have been two arrests, as well as several interviews with witnesses.

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Knowles Arrested...Crawford Still On-The-Run
Knowles Arrested...Crawford Still On-The-Run

A suspect in a Murfreesboro homicide has been arrested in Shelbyville. 22-year old Quandre Knowles was taken into custody after being on-the-run for about a month.

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MPD Needs Help In Identifying These Suspects
MPD Needs Help In Identifying These Suspects

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department need your help identifying another group of individuals who have stolen thousands of dollars in tool sets from Home Depots across Middle Tennessee.

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UPDATE: Thursday PM Semi vs SUV Crash
UPDATE: Thursday PM Semi vs SUV Crash

Here's an update on the Thursday night crash between a Chevy Suburbabn and a semi on Memorial at Medical Center Parkway between a semi and SUV. The driver of the 2001 Suburban.

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MPD Needs Your Helping In Identifying These People
MPD Needs Your Helping In Identifying These People

Murfreesboro Police need the public's help in identifying persons of interest involved in three recent cases.

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Do You Recognize This Man?
Do You Recognize This Man?

Do you recognize this suspect? On Sunday, August 11, 2019, Murfreesboro Police say that surveillance cameras show this man breaking into a car in the Old Time Pottery parking lot on River Rock Boulevard.

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Counterfeit Bills On The Increase In Murfreesboro
Counterfeit Bills On The Increase In Murfreesboro

The number of counterfeit bills that are being accepted by local retailers is on the increase.

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Wednesday Night: 7 Auto Break-Ins, 2 Vehicles Stolen
Wednesday Night: 7 Auto Break-Ins, 2 Vehicles Stolen

Auto break-ins are dramatically increasing locally. Always remember to lock your car doors.

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Overnight Shooting In Front of Greenland Drive Apartment
Overnight Shooting In Front of Greenland Drive Apartment

There was an shooting in front of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. Murfreesboro police were called to the 800 block of Greenland Drive where a man was down on the sidewalk.

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Customer Crashes Into Hair Productions
Customer Crashes Into Hair Productions

Around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon a car crashed into Hair Productions at 1833 Memorial Boulevard. A customer inside was injured and taken to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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"National Night Out" Is TONIGHT!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, an opportunity for neighbors and law enforcement to get to know each other and work to reduce crime is from 5:00 to 8:00PM tonight (8/6/2019) on the downtown square, SportsCom and Patterson Community Center.

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Car Collides With Headstone On Broad Street
Car Collides With Headstone On Broad Street

Police have not determined why a grave marker was on Broad Street, where a motorist hit the headstone. However, the marker was taken to the Stones River National Battlefield for identification.

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MPD Releases Name of Man Shot and Killed Friday Morning
MPD Releases Name of Man Shot and Killed Friday Morning

Murfreesboro Police have identified the man who was fatally shot early Friday morning at the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard as 30 year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.

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UPDATE:  Fatal Friday Morning Shooting In 'Boro
UPDATE: Fatal Friday Morning Shooting In 'Boro

Here's an update on early Friday morning fatal shooting of a man outside the Villager Condominiums at 2850 Middle Tennessee Boulevard. The deceased male has been identified as 30-year old Terrell Edward Ray of Antioch.

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Armed Robbery Saturday Night At Dollar General
Armed Robbery Saturday Night At Dollar General

There was an armed robbery shortly before 8:00 o'clock Saturday night at the Dollar General Store at 2984 South Church Street. If you saw or heard anything, phone the Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311.

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Suspect In Counterfeit Money Purchase
Suspect In Counterfeit Money Purchase

Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a suspect who allegedly used $4,000 of counterfeit money to purchase a 2006 Audi Quattro.

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Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help
Murfreesboro Police Need Your Help

Do you recognize this person? He was wearing a shirt with OBEY written on the back. Call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-1311 or Detective Shan Harris at (629) 201-5536.

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MPD Needs Help: ID shoplifter at Dollar General, Manson Pk.
MPD Needs Help: ID shoplifter at Dollar General, Manson Pk.

Murfreesboro Police need your help in identifying a shoplifter photographed by surveillance video at the Dollar General Store, 4125 Manson Pike. The crime occurred around 10:15 Wednesday morning, July 12, 2019.

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UPDATE: FATAL Motorcycle vs Pickup Crash Saturday Night
UPDATE: FATAL Motorcycle vs Pickup Crash Saturday Night

NAMES RELEASED: The victim in the fatal motorcycle vs pickup crash has been identified as William Quinn, 26, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Camden, Tennesse

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Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.
Man Shot Early Thursday Morning On Minor St.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are investivating an early Thursday morning shooting on Minor Street.

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UPDATE: Darnell Mayer in
UPDATE: Darnell Mayer in "Stable" Condition

Here's an update on the Thursday morning shooting that occurred around 12:51AM in the 700 block of Minor Street. 49-year old Darnell Mayer was treated on the scene by personnel from Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services, who then transported him by ambulance to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Big Rig Overturns On Swamp Leanna Road
Big Rig Overturns On Swamp Leanna Road

A tractor trailer overturned on Swamp Leanna Road Wednesday morning, there were no injuries, but diesel fuel began leaking into a nearyby creek. A team response involving most Rutherford County emergency agencies saved the day!

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Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws
Murfreesboro Fireworks Safety and City Laws

The Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching, and Murfreesboro's Fire Rescue and Police departments are coordinating safety measures for those in the community who will be celebrating.

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BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!
BEWARE: Identity Theft Is Lurking!

A Murfreesboro resident tells police that she may be a victim of identity theft.

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Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom
Man Found Dead In Service Station Restroom

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the death of a 34-year old male found in a bathroom stall in a Rutherford Boulevard gas station.

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Counterfeit $100 Bills Again Being Circulated
Counterfeit $100 Bills Again Being Circulated

More counterfeit hundred-dollar bills are being circulated in Murfreesboro. Officers responded to Walmart at 2012 Memorial Boulevard where the loss prevention representative said that two black females paid for merchandise with couterfeit $100 bills.

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POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls
POLICE BEAT: Storms Don't Slow Number of Calls

The mix of storms did not slow down crime calls to the Murfreesboro Police Department. Here's the POLICE BEAT for the community.

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MPD Officers Get Advanced Training
MPD Officers Get Advanced Training

Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen continues to encourage his staff to expand their education on a regular basis. Several local officers attended FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Associaton (LEEDA) classes in Humble, Texas and Springfield, Missouri.

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Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries
Police Need Public's Help In Resolving Cigarette Burglaries

Phone tips to CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867) and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. NO ONE, not even the police, will know your identity.

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Eagle Street Fatal Shooting Victim Identified
Eagle Street Fatal Shooting Victim Identified

Murfreesboro Police have identified the Eagle Street fatal shooting victim as 25-year old Daicori Saunders of Murfreesboro.

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Do You Recognize This Man?  Contact MPD.
Do You Recognize This Man? Contact MPD.

Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department are asking the public's help in identifying a vehicle burglary suspect at Carriage Park Townehouses on E. Northfield Boulevard.

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UPDATE: Box at local GOP office
UPDATE: Box at local GOP office

A package found outside the the Rutherford County Republican Party office on Friday. An employee took it inside, opened the package and saw what appeared to be a possible explosive device.

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Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau
Elderly Woman Crashes Into Farm Bureau

The Farm Bureau Insurance office in a strip center at 2864 South Church Street had an older customer accidentally hit the accelerator, jump the curb, and slam through the building a little before 8:00AM Wednesday morning.

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Tuesday Morning Shooting In Murfreesboro
Tuesday Morning Shooting In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Sawyer Drive around 8:20 Tuesday morning. Jose Francisco Giron Amaya charged with attempted homicide.

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John Goad Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Friday Morning
John Goad Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash Friday Morning

There was a fatal one-vehicle crash around 7:23 Friday morning on Kings Ridge Drive, near the new Aldi grocery store and Memorial Boulevard.

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Family Dollar Store Robbed Wednesday
Family Dollar Store Robbed Wednesday

Family Dollar Store at 1664 Memorial Boulevard was robbed around 1:30PM Wednesday afternoon. Police believe it was the same man who robbed another Family Dollar Store 13-days earlier across town on Lascassas Pike.

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MPD Needs Your Help
MPD Needs Your Help

Murfreesboro Police are seeking the public's help in locating a suspect who is believed to have been involved in taking a guitar and then pawning the instrument.

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Military Training In Murfreesboro
Military Training In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police report that military training activities took place Saturday night (5/11/2019) at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Boulevard. These exercises will continue the following weekend.

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Michigan Man Shot Early Monday at Sam's in Mall
Michigan Man Shot Early Monday at Sam's in Mall

At 12:43AM early Monday, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a shooting call outside Sam's Sports Grill, where they found 34-year old Daniel Lee McCracken of Battle Creek, Michigan. He had been shot inside his vehicle.

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Two Monday AM Shootings: Darnell Lamar Mayer in Critical Condition
Two Monday AM Shootings: Darnell Lamar Mayer in Critical Condition

Darnell Lamar Mayer is in critical condition after being shot at the corner of Hancock and Minor Street around 1:08AM Monday morning. This was Murfreesboro's second shooting of the morning.

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Police Need Your Help In Identifying PAINT VANDALS
Police Need Your Help In Identifying PAINT VANDALS

Police are asking for help in identifying two persons who were photographed by surveillance video vandalising the walls of a downtown law office at 106 East College Street. This occurred on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

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City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award
City recognizes MPD officer Matthew Rice with STARS Award

"On two separate days, Matthew Rice did an excellent job in apprehending or assisting with the apprehension of Felony suspects involved in repeated incidents of violent offenses and the suspect in numerous home and auto burglaries..."

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UPDATE:  Deputy Hit By Motorist
UPDATE: Deputy Hit By Motorist

The Rutherford County Sheriffs deputy who was hit by a motorist while directing traffic at a crash scene on Friday night is now at home recovering.

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Monday Afternoon Crash On Broad Created Jam
Monday Afternoon Crash On Broad Created Jam

Around 5:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on NW Broad Street and Northfield, in front of Krogers, brought westbound traffic to a crawl.

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UPDATE:
UPDATE: "Armed & Dangerous" Teen Still At-Large

The 16-year old teen from Clarksville who escaped from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Thursday afternoon is still at large.

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Thursday Night Chase Ends In Fiery Crash In Smyrna
Thursday Night Chase Ends In Fiery Crash In Smyrna

Here's an update on Thursday night's high speed chase in Smyrna that ended with a fiery crash on the Sam Ridley Parkway.

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Sunset Ave. Woman Dead...Husband Charged
Sunset Ave. Woman Dead...Husband Charged

Murfreesboro police answered a domestic call on Sunset Avenue at 2:55 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a man and a deceased woman.

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Teen Enters Olympia Place Home Sunday Afternoon And Fires Shots!
Teen Enters Olympia Place Home Sunday Afternoon And Fires Shots!

A Murfreesboro resident was awaken from a nap Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise inside his Olympia Place home. He spotted a teen standing in the hallway brandishing a pistol. The teen fired three shots and fled. Police later apprehend the suspect on a bike.

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Law Enforcement Grads Fill Local Positions Quickly
Law Enforcement Grads Fill Local Positions Quickly

On Thursday afternoon the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy graduated more than 100 certified officers. Several of the graduates will be coming here.

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MPD Cutting Edge--Cybercrime and Digtal Forensics
MPD Cutting Edge--Cybercrime and Digtal Forensics

Murfreesboro Police are on the cutting edge when it comes to investigations. Congratulations are in order for Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Detective Tyler Smith who received the United States Attorney Awards For Excellence in Law Enforcement.

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Help MPD Find The CROWBAR BURGLARS
Help MPD Find The CROWBAR BURGLARS

Over the past month and a half, a group of burglars have been using crowbars to gain entrance into at least eight Murfreesboro businesses stealing cash, lottery tickets and cigarettes.

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Mercados Marias Grocery--$4,000 Reported Stolen
Mercados Marias Grocery--$4,000 Reported Stolen

Murfreesboro Police answered a burglary call to Mercados Marias Grocery at 264 Heritage Park Drive. Surveillance video showed an unknown subject using a crowbar to break open the side door.

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Same Scam--Another Victim. If It's Too Good . . .
Same Scam--Another Victim. If It's Too Good . . .

According to Murfreesboro Police an Old Castle Drive woman has fallen victim to a scam.

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Woman Claims To Have Been Stabbed...Dumped Near MTSU
Woman Claims To Have Been Stabbed...Dumped Near MTSU

Murfreesboro Police Detective Gorham went to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital on Monday to talk with a stabbing victim.

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Senior With Dementia FOUND---THANK YOU
Senior With Dementia FOUND---THANK YOU

The woman reported missing with a SILVER ALERT has been found. 66-year old Annie Hickerson was found and is safe.

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Suspect Runs UP Credit Card Bill In 'Boro!
Suspect Runs UP Credit Card Bill In 'Boro!

One man appears to have gone on a shopping binge in the 'Boro, but Murfreesboro Police say the culprit was using someone else's credit card. If you know this suspect, call Murfreesboro police at 615-893-2717.

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Police Release Name Of Woman Killed Wednesday
Police Release Name Of Woman Killed Wednesday

Police have identified 18-year old Carmen E. Simmons of Christiana as the woman shot in the face and killed last Wednesday night on Forrest Street.

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Woman Dies...Shot In Face On Forrest Street
Woman Dies...Shot In Face On Forrest Street

Murfreesboro Police were called to a home on Forrest Street Wednesday night where they found a woman who had been shot in the face. She was rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, where the victim was pronounced deceased.

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Confederate Soldier Statue On Square Defaced
Confederate Soldier Statue On Square Defaced

The statue commemorating Confederate soldiers who fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro was defaced with pink paint. The crime was discovered Wednesday morning (3/13/2019). It is located on the northeast side of the Murfreesboro square.

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Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More
Tree Limbs Down, Possible Lightning Strikes and More

Much of Rutherford County felt the blunt of heavy storms Saturday afternoon and evening. Possible lightning strikes at two homes, straight-line winds--utility poles were downed.

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Serious Domestic Incident On Crystal Bear Trail
Serious Domestic Incident On Crystal Bear Trail

Around 11:30 Thursday night, Murfreesboro police responded to a report of a domestic shooting and stabbing on Crystal Bear Trail.

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UPDATE On Thursday's Crystal Bear Trail Domestic
UPDATE On Thursday's Crystal Bear Trail Domestic

Here is an update with Thursday night's domestic related shooting-stabbing incident on Crystal Bear Trail. Shooting victim Cory Thompson remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt. The female who was stabbed, Chelley Olson, was treated and released a few hours after the incident.

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5 Outstanding Warrants + Evading Arrest
5 Outstanding Warrants + Evading Arrest

Murfreesboro Police went to 338 Southeast Broad Street around 6:15 last Friday night in regards to a personwho was trying to pawn goods that were possibly stolen. As the officer entered Murfreesboro Pawn at 338 Southeast Broad Street, the suspect was leaving.

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Murfreesboro Police Beat
Murfreesboro Police Beat

With the torrential rain over the past weekend, you would have thought illegal activities would have been down. Wrong! Driving on revoked, DUI, using marijuana while driving--no the rain didn't slow these actions.

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Woman Dies In Crash After Calling Police For Help
Woman Dies In Crash After Calling Police For Help

Crimes of passion are the most dangerous and unpredictable. This was tragically proven again on Saturday when Murfreesboro police received a call from a victim who was being assaulted in a moving car, and her attacker would not stop the vehicle.

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Car Burglar Runs From MPD Into River--Rescued by MFRD
Car Burglar Runs From MPD Into River--Rescued by MFRD

At approximately 11:26 Monday morning, Murfreesboro police received a call about an unidentified male attempting to break into vehicles at a business on Medical Center Parkway.

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Rising Water Update For MURFREESBORO
Rising Water Update For MURFREESBORO

The continued rain is causing Murfreesboro officials to close several roads within the city limits. In addition, cabins along the Stones River and much of the Old Fort Park Golf Course are covered with water. This information is UPDATED regularly.

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DANGER: High Water in Rutherford County
DANGER: High Water in Rutherford County

The City of Murfreesboro's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at the Murfreesboro Police Department Headquarters has been activated since 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon.

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1PM Fender-Bender Off Medical Center Parkway Monday
1PM Fender-Bender Off Medical Center Parkway Monday

A two-car fender-bender, thought to have included a medical emergency, occurred around 1:00 o'clock Monday afternoon off the Medical Center Parkway.

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4 MPD Officers Are Promoted To Sergeants
4 MPD Officers Are Promoted To Sergeants

Congratulations to Sergeant Chris Phillips, Sergeant Cameron Adam, Sergeant Bryant Mitchell and Sergeant Robert Palmer.

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MPD Officer Brown and K-9 Juice Retired Jan. 31
MPD Officer Brown and K-9 Juice Retired Jan. 31

Officer Gregg Brown retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) on January 31, 2019, after dedicating nearly 17 years of service to the department. His K-9 partner, Juice, also retired after 8-years of service.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash Saturday Night: Siegel Elementary
Multi-Vehicle Crash Saturday Night: Siegel Elementary

There was a multi-vehicle crash on Thompson Lane around 6:00 o'clock Saturday night in front of Siegel Elementary School.

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Domestic Violence Thursday Afternoon On Arnold Lane
Domestic Violence Thursday Afternoon On Arnold Lane

At 3:45 Thursday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police received word of a domestic situation in the 100 block of Arnold Lane near Rutherford Boulevard. 29-year old Andrew Tennyson was arrested.

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Thursday PM Adult Woman Found Dead Near Salem Road
Thursday PM Adult Woman Found Dead Near Salem Road

Around 6:00 o'clock Thursday night, Murfreesboro City Police responded to a wooded area behind Mayday Brewery where they found the body of a deceased female.

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Larry Flowers Named PIO for MPD
Larry Flowers Named PIO for MPD

Well known television news reporter Larry Flowers has agreed to serve as public information officer (PIO) for the Murfreesboro Police Department. In addition, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue's PIO Ashley McDonald has been promoted to assistant public information officer serving in the City Manager's office.

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5PM Monday Evening 2-Car Crash At Stones River Mall
5PM Monday Evening 2-Car Crash At Stones River Mall

In the thick of bumper to bumper evening traffic, a two vehicle crash occured in the outbound lane of the Old Fort Parkway around 5:00 o'clock Monday evening. This was in front of Stones River Mall.

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Friday Evening Crash On S. Rutherford Blvd.
Friday Evening Crash On S. Rutherford Blvd.

Murfreesboro Police rushed to South Rutherford Boulevard around 5:30 Friday afternoon in response to a serious crash The accident was about halfway between South Church and the Manchester Pike.

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On Friday A 2nd Gunshot Victim In Murfreesboro
On Friday A 2nd Gunshot Victim In Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a second shooting in one day. On Friday evening, police rushed to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where a man was being treated for a gunshop wound.

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UPDATE: Barber Shop Shooting In Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Barber Shop Shooting In Murfreesboro

Here's an update on the shooting that occurred just before 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Eclipse Barber Shop in the Jackson Heights Shopping Center at 810 NW Broad Street.

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Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline
Single Engine Plane Stalls On Take-Off, Falls Into Treeline

Airplane stalls while taking off from the Murfreesboro Airport and falls into treeline at Northfield Apartments.

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Fire Hits Azteca Mexican Grill On Sunday
Fire Hits Azteca Mexican Grill On Sunday

Around the lunch hour Sunday, the Azteca Mexican Grill at 301 Northwest Broad Street had a fire in their kitchen's hood system.

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Will Murfreesboro Police have another Motorcycle Patrol Unit?
Will Murfreesboro Police have another Motorcycle Patrol Unit?

The Murfreesboro Police Department is still researching what to do with another motorcycle patrol. You may recall former Chief Karl Durr ended the program in August of 2017 after an accident occurred on Broad Street involving two Murfreesboro patrol officers.

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MPD Arrested A
MPD Arrested A "Top 10 Most Wanted" Saturday Night

On Saturday evening, Murfreesboro Police arrested 32-year old Jesse Ray Laurin who was wanted for second degree murder in neighboring Shelbyville. He was on the TBI's "Top 10 Most Wanted" list.

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Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator
Janie Lawrence: Boro's 1st Career Telecommunicator

Dispatcher Janie Lawrence is officially the first career telecommunicator to retire from the City of Murfreesboro. Lawrence retired in July, just two months shy of 31 years of service.

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When Scammed--Act Quickly!
When Scammed--Act Quickly!

Even the smartest run businesses are subject to scams. A well know local firm entered into a contract to purchase new telephones for their multi-story office building, and made a down payment of $17,000.

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MPD Released Statement On Old Fort Park Stabbing
MPD Released Statement On Old Fort Park Stabbing

(MURFREESBORO) Murfreesboro Police have issued a statement about the Saturday evening stabbing at the Old Fort Park.

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UPDATE: Saturday Night Old Fort Park Stabbing
UPDATE: Saturday Night Old Fort Park Stabbing

More on the Saturday night stabbing in Old Fort Park. A 61-year old man is in critical condition at the Vanderbilt Trauma Center after suffering multiple stab wounds to his head.

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Saturday Evening Stabbing in Old Fort Park
Saturday Evening Stabbing in Old Fort Park

Around 7:30 Saturday night more than a dozen units from the Murfreesboro Police have rushed to the Old Fort Park where a fight and stabbing is being investigated. The injured male was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt.

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70-year old Samuel Ledbetter Died In Bicycle Crash
70-year old Samuel Ledbetter Died In Bicycle Crash

Around 3:00 o'clock this past Saturday afternoon, Murfreesboro Police responded to a car vs bicycle crash on the New Salem Highway at Pusher Place. The bicyclist later died at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update
Old Lascassas Pike Murder-Shooting Update

UPDATE: Arrest Made - Murfreesboro Police are holding three persons without bond in connection with last Wednesday's murder and shooting on the Old Lascassas Pike. Lesean Janell Savage, Chasitie Smith and Kyle Fugett are charged with 1st degree murder.

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Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man
Motorcycle Crash Friday Night Kills Clarksville Man

Around 7:15 this past Friday evening, Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on W. Northfield Blvd near Tudor Place involving a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle. 33-year old Derossi Leon White of Clarksville died of those injuries at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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UPDATE: Wednesday Shootings In 'Boro
UPDATE: Wednesday Shootings In 'Boro

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

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3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night
3-Vehicle Crash Near MTSU Monday Night

Murfreesboro Police responded to a three vehicle crash shortly after 6:00 o'clock Monday evening at the intersection of East Clark and North Tennessee Boulevards.

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UPDATE: Arrest in Blair Alexander Homicide
UPDATE: Arrest in Blair Alexander Homicide

The man Murfreesboro Police believe is responsible for the death of 23-year old woman back in February has been arrested. Daniel Michael Conklin, age 38, has been arrested.

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524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!
524 N. Maple Fire Victim Died...Now It's MURDER!

The man who received extensive burns over much of his body in a house fire at 524 N. Maple Street about a week and a half ago has died at the Vanderbilt Burns Clinic in Nashville.

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"Battle of Badges" Blood Drive (Feb. 21-26, 2018)

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition...a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive February 21 through February 26.

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Never Try To
Never Try To "Flee On Foot"

Around 11:00 o'clock Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol attempted to stop a suspect who was allegedly attempting to steal a vehicle. Deciding to flee on foot was a bad idea.

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Deceased Male Has Been Identified: Kenneth Smotherman
Deceased Male Has Been Identified: Kenneth Smotherman

The deceased man found on Tuesday in the basement at 1302 Memorial Boulevard has been identified as Kenneth Smotherman.

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MPD Helps Homeless Male With New Chance
MPD Helps Homeless Male With New Chance

Murfreesboro Police met a homeless male in front of Franklin Road Baptist Church around 7:45 Thursday night. When Officer Hall got out of the squad car, the subject dropped his backpack and ran. Since this was a consensual meeting, laws kept police from pursuing.

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Sunday Night Shooting Is Now A Murder
Sunday Night Shooting Is Now A Murder

Late Sunday evening, Murfreesboro Police rushed to the 400 block of Castleview Drive in response to a "shots fired" call. A 20-year old died as a result of that shooting.

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Multi-Vehicle Crash at Hospital 11:00AM Monday
Multi-Vehicle Crash at Hospital 11:00AM Monday

Murfreesboro Police are working a serious multi-vehicle crash in front of the hospital on Medical Center Parkway at Joe Knight Drive.

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"Simple Assault" Reported At University Ridge

Early Thursday morning Murfreesboro Police answered a simple assault call on Rutherford Boulevard.

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Vandalisms
Vandalisms "Small" In Value, "Big" In Problems

On Wednesday, Murfreesboro Police investigated three vandalisms under $1,000.

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Remember: LOCK YOUR CAR!
Remember: LOCK YOUR CAR!

Tis the season to keep gifts and belongings out of sight and to get in the habit of locking your cars, trucks and vans.

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Murfreesboro Has LEASH LAWS--Dogs Can't Roam
Murfreesboro Has LEASH LAWS--Dogs Can't Roam

Remember, Murfreesboro has strong leash laws and dogs are prohibited from roaming.

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4 Arrested In The Murder of Donte Johnson In 2016
4 Arrested In The Murder of Donte Johnson In 2016

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the March 18, 2016 homicide of Donte Johnson.

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UPDATE: Police car accident Wednesday night - Situation under investigation
UPDATE: Police car accident Wednesday night - Situation under investigation

UPDATE: A Murfreesboro Police vehicle was involved in a crash in the area of Warrior Drive Wednesday night (12/6/17)...

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Marijuana arrest after subject allegedly caught speeding
Marijuana arrest after subject allegedly caught speeding

A Christiana, TN man was charged with the manufacturing or the delivery / sale of a schedule six drug after being pulled over by Murfreesboro Police

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FirstBank New Salem Highway Robbed Monday
FirstBank New Salem Highway Robbed Monday

Shortly before lunchtime Monday morning, a white male entered FirstBank on the New Salem Highway and demanded money.

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MPD Rush To Gunnerson Avenue
MPD Rush To Gunnerson Avenue

Around 9:05 Friday (9/15/2017) morning, officers responded to 1014 Gunnerson Avenue to investigate a call of a suspicious person armed with a gun.

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4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon
4-Vehicle Crash Slows Broad at Vine On Wednesday Afternoon

A four vehicle crash at the intersection of Broad and Vine in downtown Murfreesboro around 4:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon created a gridlock traffic situation.

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UPDATE: Friday Night Shooting On Wenlon Dr.
UPDATE: Friday Night Shooting On Wenlon Dr.

As Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a double shooting on Wenlon Drive, we now know the identities of those involved.

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UPDATE: Benjamin Brenton-Munoz Killed In Crash
UPDATE: Benjamin Brenton-Munoz Killed In Crash

37-year old Benjamin Brenton-Munoz of 1130 Stratus Drive here in Murfreesboro was pronounced deceased at the scene of a single-vehicle crash early last Saturday morning on Southeast Broad Street.

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Police Investigate
Police Investigate "Street Vandalism" on Meigs Drive

On Saturday morning Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism to city streets call on Meigs Drive.

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MPD Promotes 6 Officers
MPD Promotes 6 Officers

On Friday the Murfreesboro Police Department held a special ceremony during which four sergeants and two lieutenants received promotions.

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Silver Alert CANCELLED--Woman Located!
Silver Alert CANCELLED--Woman Located!

Murfreesboro Police have cancelled the SILVER ALERT for 65 year old Doris Bean from Alabama. She was quickly located.

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UPDATE on a Murfreesboro Murder
UPDATE on a Murfreesboro Murder

We have more news on the murder of Jaylin Pritchard at 2707 S. Rutherford Boulevard, who was shot multiple times at that location.

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16-Year Old Matthew Stafford Is Missing
16-Year Old Matthew Stafford Is Missing

Murfreesboro Police have issued a MISSING-RUNAWAY JUVENILE ALERT for a 16-year old white male.

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Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15
Guns n' Hoses: MFRD Won 16-15

Guns and Hoses filled the Old Fort Park on Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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WANTED for 1st Degree Murder
WANTED for 1st Degree Murder

Oran Puckett and Tyronzel Boyd are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone knowing their current whereabouts or having contact with them is encouraged not to approach and immediately call Murfreesboro Police at 615-893-1311 or their local police.

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Name Of Tuesday's Murder Victim Released
Name Of Tuesday's Murder Victim Released

Murfreesboro police say the 20-year old man shot to death on Tuesday (5/23/2017) has been identified as Jaylin Juan Pritchard from Memphis.

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88-Year Old Man FOUND!
88-Year Old Man FOUND!

Murfreesboro Police issued a SILVER ALERT on 88-year old Robert Keeler Sisco. GOOD NEWS: He was located in Warren County around 10PM Wednesday night and has been reunited with his family.

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Another Apartment Shooting--1841 New Lascassas Pike
Another Apartment Shooting--1841 New Lascassas Pike

Another shooting in the 'Boro, and this one was at the Gateway Apartments near MTSU.

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Female Fight and Shots Fired Wednesday Evening
Female Fight and Shots Fired Wednesday Evening

Shortly after 6:00 o'clock Wednesday evening (4/19/2017), Murfreesboro Police rushed to the intersection of North Highland and Forrest Street on a call about a fight and shots being fired.

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2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night
2-Car Crash On E. Clark Blvd. Monday Night

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday night (3/13/2017) there was a two-vehicle crash with injuries on East Clark Boulevard between North Highland Avenue and Dudley Street.

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UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide
UPDATE: Fatal Sunday Night I-24 Crash Believed Suicide

"At this point in the investigation, her death appears to be the result of suicide, however, the investigation is still open and ongoing".

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Car Snaps Pole Monday Morning
Car Snaps Pole Monday Morning

Around 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Broad Street, near Maney Avenue.

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New
New "Red Light Cameras" MUCH CLEARER"!

When the City of Murfreesboro changed the vendor who provided the "Red Light Cameras", they zoomed into a new high tech era of clarity.

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SILVER ALERT, 73-Year Old Man Found Safe
SILVER ALERT, 73-Year Old Man Found Safe

Murfreesboro Police lifted the Silver Alert that was issued around 2:00 o'clock Sunday morning (10/2/2016) on 73 year old Clark Dale Sheppard. He was found "safe" about 10-hours later in the day.

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Drive Alert...Don't
Drive Alert...Don't "Fall" for the beautiful "Fall Weather"

We're beginning to enjoy a "hint of fall" in the air. Keep alert, and don't be distracted by the beauty of the season.

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Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square
Friday Morning Traffic Challenges On 'Boro Square

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of road closures this Friday around the construction site of the Rutherford County Judicial Center. In addition, at that same time, the Murfreesboro Police along with Fire and Rescue are sponsoring a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9:00AM at the courthouse.

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Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's
Tuesday Night Crash On Memorial Near Hasting's

Emergency responders arrived quickly at a two-vehicle crash shortly before 7:30 on Tuesday evening (9/6/2016) near Hasting's Bookstore.

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Johnny L. Williams Arrested Distributing Percocet
Johnny L. Williams Arrested Distributing Percocet

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies into the distribution of fake Percocet pills has resulted in the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.

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UPDATE: Names in Friday Serious Crash on Broad at Florance
UPDATE: Names in Friday Serious Crash on Broad at Florance

We have new information on the investigation in to a serious crash on Northwest Broad, near Florence Road. The single vehicle crash happened Friday night around 7:30.

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National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Celebrated Locally
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week Celebrated Locally

The Murfreesboro Police Department, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department, and the City of Murfreesboro will honor local public safety Telecommunicators, the "first" first responders, this week in honor of National Telecommunicators Week.

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Murfreesboro Police Investigating A Variety of Calls
Murfreesboro Police Investigating A Variety of Calls

Murfreesboro Police have been busy answering numerous calls.

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MPD Officer Terry Spence looks back at a past sexual assault and highlights defense classes for women
MPD Officer Terry Spence looks back at a past sexual assault and highlights defense classes for women

Murfreesboro Police Officer Terry Spence told WGNS that self-defense classes for women are important in this day and time.

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22 Drug Indictments in Mid-State Operation with TBI, RCSO, MPD; 11 from RuCo
22 Drug Indictments in Mid-State Operation with TBI, RCSO, MPD; 11 from RuCo

Investigators from The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, and the Murfreesboro Police Department have obtained indictments for 22 individuals accused of being involved in a large-scale drug operation.

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A great Murfreesboro Police Officer is retiring after 27-years of service...
A great Murfreesboro Police Officer is retiring after 27-years of service...

Murfreesboro Police Officer Eddie Burgess has retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department.

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Murfreesboro Police recently hosted International Police Mountain Bike Association Police Cyclist Course
Murfreesboro Police recently hosted International Police Mountain Bike Association Police Cyclist Course

Last year, the MPD Training Section conducted over 29,834 hours of on-site training and each police officer averaged 112 hours of career training and professional development.

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Murfreesboro Police Luncheon was a Welcome Gift to the Community
Murfreesboro Police Luncheon was a Welcome Gift to the Community
The annual Murfreesboro Police Department luncheon was held on Thursday. Judges, police officers, elected officials all attended the event. It was a real success.
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Man Dials 911 Six Times in Past Week - ARRESTED
Man Dials 911 Six Times in Past Week - ARRESTED
A 57-year old man who allegedly dialed 9-1-1 a total of six times in the past week has been arrested. 
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"Former" Tennessee Titans to Play Football in Murfreesboro on Saturday? What For?
Former Tennessee Titans players like Chris Sanders will be in Murfreesboro on Saturday to play football and help raise money for the Shop with a Cop program.
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Murfreesboro Police Get Really Cool New SUV...
Murfreesboro Police Get Really Cool New SUV...
The recently acquired vehicle by the Murfreesboro Police Department could easily be described as every boy’s dream vehicle.

 

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Highway Patrol and Murfreesboro Police On Search for Drunk Drivers
Highway Patrol and Murfreesboro Police On Search for Drunk Drivers
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “By joining this national effort we will make Murfreesboro roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period."
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WITH VIDEO: Murfreesboro Police Take Down the School Shooter in this Training Exercise
WITH VIDEO: Murfreesboro Police Take Down the School Shooter in this Training Exercise

You can see a video with this news story of police taking down the shooter during their exercise on Wednesday afternoon.

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Head out on the highway, looking for adventure: New Harley Davidson Motorcycles for Murfreesboro Police
Head out on the highway, looking for adventure: New Harley Davidson Motorcycles for Murfreesboro Police
The motorcycles were equipped and assigned to individual officers of the Motorcycle Unit.

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Graduates from the Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy
The SECLA curriculum was developed by a team of national experts in the field of policing and is delivered by these same experts to ensure integrity of delivery.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
Citizens who own outbuildings should keep the units locked and move expensive equipment inside a home or garage, the detective recommended. People who have alarms should set the device since an alarm deters burglars.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Read To Succeed will be hosting a volunteer tutor training on February 5 and 26th from 6-8 pm at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church. Dinner will be provided.
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
An in-state battle with Memphis on September 14 will see the Blue Raiders back at Floyd Stadium. MT has won four of the last five against the Tigers, including five straight in Murfreesboro.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
Smyrna Police need the public's help in apprehending a man who passed several counterfeit fifty dollar
bills. The crimes occurred on Sunday, January 20th, at the Game Stop.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
About 4,600 bills are presented every two years in the Tennessee General Assembly. Local State Senator Bill Ketron told us that lawmakers will be limited on what they can file during this session…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
At the Murfreesboro store, the individual left the store with a $400 nail gun that he ended up paying $.57-cents for. It is suspected that the same man has pulled a similar scam at other Home Depot stores.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
The dog was advertised by the victim on CraigsLists.org for $650. The culprit who was purchasing the animal told the victim to take $650 out of the check to cover the cost of the dog and mail the rest back. She did. The bank later told the woman that the check was no good and that she was responsible for the money deposited.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
The clinic in Nashville that was one of the two victims in this case will have to report the suspect to the Metro Police Department, which means charges, may be filed in both jurisdictions. A copy of the forged MRI, which likely belongs to another patient, has been seized by police in Murfreesboro as evidence.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
It appears that these notices began arriving in mailboxes around January 22, 2013. Corporate Records Service is not registered, affiliated, or associated with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
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Wednesday morning fire at Regal Inn on South Church St. being investigated
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
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UPDATE: Message left on mirror in hotel room where fire took place on Wednesday morning
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
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Tennessee Unemployment is Down
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
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Unemployment 5.3% In Rutherford County
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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Murfreesboro Man Charged with 5th Driving on a Revoked License Charge
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
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Anonymous Tip Leads to Three Arrest
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
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UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
UPDATE: Suspect in counterfeit money case identified
On January 11th  at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
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Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Man accused of using counterfeit money identified, questioned by police
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
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LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
LaVergne Police seize 7-pounds of marijuana
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
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Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance
Tennessee Department of Health warns of antibiotic resistance

The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.

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Meetings of Interest This Week
There will be several county committee meetings this week of local interest. The commission's Property Management Committee will tackle the loss of the Lascassas convenience center and a proposed judicial building at their Thursday meeting.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
Local educators will be meeting with state lawmakers this week. Both the Rutherford Education Association and the Murfreesboro Education Association will meet with with the policy makers this Thursday afternoon at Cason Lane Academy. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
A big week of sports coverage on WGNS begins tonight (Monday). The Rick Insell and Kermit Davis Coaches Shows will be broadcast beginning at 6 this (Monday) evening. Tuesday night, it's the much anticipated matchup Blackman at Siegel. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
You may remember the Tennessee Blue Book, which was a directory of the General Assembly, their contact information and more. That concept has now hit the digital world.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue and Safe Kids will conduct a child safety seat inspection Thursday. It will be held at Fire Station number 2, which is on Runnymeade Drive, from 4-6pm.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
Baby, it's COLD outside. An arctic front has arrived, putting the brakes on the mild weekend weather. In fact, the colder air may be around for awhile, with several fronts ushering in reinforcing cold air over the coming days and a chance of snow towards the end of the week.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
WGNS had an overwhelming response of positive feedback on past post we created that take a look back into Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. Most of these pictures are from Shacklett's Photography. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
This most recent arrest of Richard Bobbitt occurred on Friday, January 18th in Rutherford County. A booking document from the Sheriff’s Office shows that Bobbitt was released 9-hours later after posting bond on Saturday, January 19th. The outline of Bobbitt’s charges state, “Driving on revoked first offense and greater” and “DUI 4th or greater (Felony).”
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"Shake and Bake" Meth Lab Found in Parking Lot of Murfreesboro Shopping Center
What has been called a “Shake and Bake” meth lab turned up in the parking lot of a local shopping center on Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro.
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