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Bond Hearing for Manchester, TN Murder Case
Bond Hearing for Manchester, TN Murder Case

Looking back to the alleged crime in nearby Manchester, Tennessee... On September 9, 2018, 46-year-old Lisa McCoy of Manchester was found deceased by Manchester Police.

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UPDATE: Man Accused of Killing Murfreesboro Woman While Running From Police in 2016 Headed to Trial
UPDATE: Man Accused of Killing Murfreesboro Woman While Running From Police in 2016 Headed to Trial

UPDATE: Garieon Simmons, accused of stealing a Cadillac Escalade from a funeral home in Manchester, TN and then fleeing from police in Murfreesboro, will head to trial September 16, 2019.

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UPDATE: Former Manchester Teacher Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery against 12-year-old
UPDATE: Former Manchester Teacher Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery against 12-year-old

UPDATE: The court date for a man accused of aggravated sexual battery against a 12-year-old was delayed last week.

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Batesville Casket manufacturing plant catches fire in nearby Manchester
Batesville Casket manufacturing plant catches fire in nearby Manchester

Thursday afternoon just after 5pm Manchester Fire & Rescue were notified of a fire at Batesville Casket manufacturing plant at 175 Monogard Drive in Manchester.

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Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake
Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake

A jet skiing accident results in a fatality on Tims Ford Lake Saturday evening.

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Just plead Guilty to 2017 Bonnaroo Drug Related Crime
Just plead Guilty to 2017 Bonnaroo Drug Related Crime

A subject by the name of Molly Poppins has pleaded guilty to drug charges in federal court as a result of an arrest at last years Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (2017).

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Rousing start propels MTSU's expanded  True Blue Tour recruiting efforts
Rousing start propels MTSU's expanded True Blue Tour recruiting efforts

Middle Tennessee State University kicked off its 2018 True Blue Tour with a rousing start for the first time on its Murfreesboro campus and prospective students already are enthused about the opportunities should they choose to attend MTSU.

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Police Chase on I-24 in nearby Coffee County
Police Chase on I-24 in nearby Coffee County

On Monday afternoon at approximately 12:15 pm on I-24 in Coffee County, Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark received a "Be on the Lookout" for a stolen vehicle traveling westbound on the interstate.

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Bonnaroo Death Update: Autopsy Results Released
Bonnaroo Death Update: Autopsy Results Released

Autopsy results show a man who died while attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee accidentally overdosed on drugs.

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Murfreesboro man reported to be passed out in Manchester restaurant arrested
Murfreesboro man reported to be passed out in Manchester restaurant arrested

On Thursday (May 10th, 2018) Manchester Police responded to Yamoto restaurant for a welfare check on a subject who appeared to be passed out. The incident ended with the arrest of a Murfreesboro man.

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Bonnaroo tickets available this Friday
Bonnaroo tickets available this Friday

This year at the concert Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Muse and even the Grand Ole Opry.

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2 Unknown victims die in fiery I-24 crash Tuesday
2 Unknown victims die in fiery I-24 crash Tuesday

According to the trooper's report, the vehicle that was struck was damaged so badly that the markings on the vehicle were impossible to make out to identify what type of car it was. Also, it was not possible to identify the two people killed in the crash.

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Missing Person Case Ends in Arrest
Missing Person Case Ends in Arrest

The case of a missing 30-year old woman has been cleared, along with a vehicle theft in Murfreesboro after her arrest.

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Man Arrested in Coffee Co. had 10 Prior Driving on Revoked Driver's License Convictions
Man Arrested in Coffee Co. had 10 Prior Driving on Revoked Driver's License Convictions

The driver drove to the nearby Circle K store. While speaking to the deputy, the man allegedly admitted to drinking one beer and allegedly using Cocaine.

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Shooting In Coffee County
Shooting In Coffee County

Our news partner in neighboring Manchester (WMSR) reports there was a Monday afternoon shooting at the courthouse. Two deputies were shot, and an inmate ran, later shooting and killing himself.

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Bonnaroo Was Great For MTSU Multi-Media Students
Bonnaroo Was Great For MTSU Multi-Media Students

Year four of MTSU's partnership with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival closed Sunday, and multimedia students left with many hands-on experiences.

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Bonnaroo - A success this year with U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bonnaroo - A success this year with U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

While attendance has been on the decline with a sharp drop in 2016, the crowds seemed to be up this year.

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Bonnaroo Begins Thursday
Bonnaroo Begins Thursday

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is preparing for tens of thousands of music fans to descend on Tennessee in neighboring Manchester.

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Her son has been missing since November
Her son has been missing since November

Charlene Toro reported to Manchester, TN Police that her son went missing this past November. Justin Edward Zeigler is 27 years old and authorities in Coffee County told Mrs. Toro that there has been no activity...

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Manchester Man Charged with Rape
Manchester Man Charged with Rape

Daniel Austin Freeze of Manchester was arrested recently on indictments for rape.

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Bonnaroo Interviews and Bonaroo Facts
Bonnaroo Interviews and Bonaroo Facts

WGNS' Scott Walker hit the Bonnaroo farm this past weekend in Manchester to speak with a few of the music lovers...

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MTSU, Bonnaroo pact provides 'remarkable learning opportunity' for students
MTSU, Bonnaroo pact provides 'remarkable learning opportunity' for students

Year three of Middle Tennessee State University's partnership with Bonnaroo is again providing students with a uniquely immersive experience that can't be found in any on-campus classroom.

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Marijuana Sent to Partner Radio Station WMSR
Marijuana Sent to Partner Radio Station WMSR

On Monday, partner radio station WMSR received mail that turned out to be something that no one at the station asked for, marijuana.

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Golf will once again be a part of Old Stone Fort Park in Manchester
Golf will once again be a part of Old Stone Fort Park in Manchester

It's official: Golf will be played once again at Old Stone Fort Park in nearby Manchester, TN. Driver Properties LLC purchased 140 acres of land from the state of Tennessee for $561,000.

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Smyrna man arrested after allegedly leading authorities on chase between Manchester and Murfreesboro
Smyrna man arrested after allegedly leading authorities on chase between Manchester and Murfreesboro

he warrant says that not only did he endanger the life of himself, his passenger and two dogs, but he endangered the safety of pursuing officers and unsuspecting motorists by changing lanes abruptly and improperly at a high rate of speed...

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$30,000 in Heroin Seized in nearby Manchester, TN
$30,000 in Heroin Seized in nearby Manchester, TN

he value of the drugs is over $30,000. More arrests are possible and Investigator Jonathan Anthony says...

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Coffee County woman charged in death of her newborn
Coffee County woman charged in death of her newborn

A Coffee County woman has been charged in the death of her newborn. WGNS' Ron Jordan has the details...

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Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Coming Tuesday
Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Coming Tuesday

Tune in to TBS TV for the CONAN show on January 19 for the big news of the Bonnaroo 2016 lineup and other fun surprises.

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Murder Suspects Arrested in Manchester
Murder Suspects Arrested in Manchester

According to Manchester Assistant Police Chief Adam Floied, two people wanted in connection with a Covington, Georgia homicide/robbery were arrested in Manchester.

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Pedestrian killed in Manchester
Pedestrian killed in Manchester

An accident on Friday night in Manchester took the life of a local female.

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Bonnaroo site could be a future country music venue and more
Bonnaroo site could be a future country music venue and more

The owners of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have discussed with Nashville's top tourism executive the possibility of bringing a country music and camping festival to the event site in Manchester.

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Manchester military recruiting station lined with sandbags for safety
Manchester military recruiting station lined with sandbags for safety

Manchester Police Department and city personnel volunteered to line the interior of their Army recruiting center in the city with dozens of sandbags on Wednesday.

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Bonnaroo is Back
Bonnaroo is Back

They're back! Thousands of music lovers are on "The Farm" for fun-filled days of music, food, art and much more known as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in neighboring Manchester.

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Meet Queen Andrea, currently helping to paint Bonnaroo
Meet Queen Andrea, currently helping to paint Bonnaroo

While touring the Bonnaroo grounds on Thursday to see how the set-up process is turning out, News Radio WGNS met Queen Andrea. You are probably scratching your head thinking, "She is not really a queen is she?"

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Crystal Meth found in Coffee County during I-24 stop
Crystal Meth found in Coffee County during I-24 stop

Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol's (THP) West Bureau Interdiction Plus team discovered approximately one and a half pounds of crystal methamphetamine on a routine traffic stop last week in Coffee County.

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Man allegedly photographed unknowing women in bathroom
Man allegedly photographed unknowing women in bathroom

The allegations against Rogers are sexual exploitation of a minor and unlawful photographing.

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Shooting in nearby Coffee County domestic violence related
Shooting in nearby Coffee County domestic violence related

A shooting occurred on Thursday afternoon in nearby Coffee County at Henley and Son TV, 2202 Woodbury Hwy.

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Death on I-24 this past Thursday
Death on I-24 this past Thursday

An accident occurred on Interstate 24 eastbound near mile-marker 121 on Thursday morning just before 10am. According to emergency workers...

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Bond will not be lowered for murder suspect in neighboring county
Bond will not be lowered for murder suspect in neighboring county

It's been over 2 years since we reported the murder of Thomas Colucci, at his residence on Maple Springs Road near Manchester on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Nearby Manchester, TN aims to encourage more folks to buckle up

Manchester Police Department is participating in the 2nd annual Governor's Highway Safety Office, "Seatbelts Are For Everyone" (SAFE) campaign.

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Do you recognize this woman?
Do you recognize this woman?

The female in the picture is wanted for questioning concerning an on-going theft case.

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Manchester man died in an accident on the Old Woodbury Highway
Manchester man died in an accident on the Old Woodbury Highway

Lambert died as a result of the injuries he received in the accident.

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Coffee County Man Who Allegedly Cannibalized a Woman's Body Was In Court Tuesday
Coffee County Man Who Allegedly Cannibalized a Woman's Body Was In Court Tuesday

On Tuesday, Gregory Scott Hale the man accused of murdering a woman and beheading her was in court.

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Beechgrove man accused of statutory rape
Beechgrove man accused of statutory rape

A 25-year-old Beechgrove man was arrested on Sunday (Oct. 26) on charges of statutory rape following an incident at a Manchester motel.

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Nearby schools in Manchester outsourcing K9 searches at schools
Nearby schools in Manchester outsourcing K9 searches at schools

Funding will be used to randomly search the three Manchester city schools for $300 a month for a total of $2,100 for the remainder of the school year.

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Man who allegedly claimed to be part of the Isis terrorist group arrested in Coffee County
Man who allegedly claimed to be part of the Isis terrorist group arrested in Coffee County

He reportedly was terrorizing residents by telling them that he is a member of Isis and that he was going to "cut their heads off."

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Woman who went missing in Murfreesboro found safe
Woman who went missing in Murfreesboro found safe

The week long search for a Manchester woman came to a happy ending on Sunday. Elizabeth Brook Roberts was located and is safe in Colorado, according to Roberts’ mother.

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PETA suggests the man who allegedly ate a portion of his victim in Manchester should be given vegetarian diet in jail
PETA suggests the man who allegedly ate a portion of his victim in Manchester should be given vegetarian diet in jail

The animal-rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has sent a letter to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves regarding 37 year-old Gregory Scott Hale.

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Murfreesboro resident falls victim to scam after buying Bonnaroo tickets, but receiving an empty envelope
Murfreesboro resident falls victim to scam after buying Bonnaroo tickets, but receiving an empty envelope

Bonnaroo is now taking place in Manchester and from what concert goers have said to WGNS at this point, via emails and text messages…

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Bonnaroo gates are now OPEN!!! WGNS spoke to a large number of Bonnaroo goers...
Bonnaroo gates are now OPEN!!! WGNS spoke to a large number of Bonnaroo goers...

WGNS asked several concert goers if they planned to partake in drug use... Hear what they said. 

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Bonnaroo music festival returns to Tennessee with eclectic line-up
Bonnaroo music festival returns to Tennessee with eclectic line-up

The Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival is just around the corner, only a few days to be exact, and with it brings a slew of choices.

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Two escapees from area jail CAUGHT
Two escapees from area jail CAUGHT

Dustin Byers and Nathan Childers, two Grundy County Jail inmates who escaped on June 2, have been apprehended.

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More news on a bank robbery in nearby Coffee County involving 73-year old suspect
More news on a bank robbery in nearby Coffee County involving 73-year old suspect

In an interview on partner station WMSR, Ferrell stated that he robbed the bank because he was “down on his luck and depressed.” He said that he owed rent, electric bill, water bill, car payment and some other bills including loans and two bad checks.

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Alleged Bank Robber in his 70's Arrested for
Alleged Bank Robber in his 70's Arrested for "Recent" Robbery in Coffee County, TN

According to investigators, the senior citizen entered the bank wearing a mask, gloves and a cap and was armed with a firearm. 

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UPDATE: Manchester Square Shooting;  Suspect Briefly in Court
UPDATE: Manchester Square Shooting; Suspect Briefly in Court

We have an update for you in regards to the shooting that took place on the Coffee County Square during the first week of December involving a woman and her husband.

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Fires, Fires and More Fires?
Fires, Fires and More Fires?

Murfreesboro is not the only area that has seen its fair share of fires in recent days. A well known business in nearby Manchester caught fire on Thursday afternoon and was deemed a total loss.

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New Cheese Plant to Locate Off I-24 in Nearby Manchester, TN
New Cheese Plant to Locate Off I-24 in Nearby Manchester, TN
This of course could represent new jobs for not only Coffee County residents, but perhaps those living in Rutherford County as well. 
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Prayers Needed: Manchester Teen Dies in Wreck on Saturday
Prayers Needed: Manchester Teen Dies in Wreck on Saturday
A 1998 Ford pickup driven by Jacob A Franklin age 18 of Manchester, TN was traveling southbound on Hwy 53 at the intersection of Houston Bell Rd in Coffee County near Alfords Trucking on Sunday morning at 8:30AM. 
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UPDATE: Man in Beechgrove Who Allegedly Targeted Confidential Informants, Had Pipe Bombs
UPDATE: Man in Beechgrove Who Allegedly Targeted Confidential Informants, Had Pipe Bombs
Garrison allegedly targeted two confidential informants who were planning to testify against him in a separate case where he is charged with delivery of a schedule II substance.
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Bonnarro Releases Schedule
Bonnaroo has released its tenative schedule for events in nearby Manchester, slated for next month. The schedule is posted on their website.
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Bonnaroo is now prepared for any emergancy situation after training event
Included in the exercise were officials with Bonnaroo, the area hospitals, ambulance service, fire and rescue personnel, as well as law enforcement.
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Bonnaroo Lineup Announced Tuesday
Bonnaroo is coming back to Manchester and the official artist lineup will be unveiled at noon on Tuesday. 
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Monday wreck in Manchester involved Murfreesboro woman
Monday wreck in Manchester involved Murfreesboro woman
A one-vehicle crash occurred near Manchester on Monday afternoon. The female driver is from Murfreesboro and appeared to be unhurt. The accident took place around 3pm on Fredonia Road near DeBerry Curve.
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