If you get a phone call asking for money to help Murfreesboro Police Officers or Firefighters, think twice before saying yes.
Have you received a phone call where the caller asks for a donation that will be utilized by local police? If you did, it is a scam.
The BBB survey says 69 percent of victims are under 45, and 78 percent hold college or graduate degrees.
County Mayor Ernest Burgess told WGNS that a contractor is studying the buildings and departments to help decide what departments should move and what buildings need to be refurbished or possibly torn down...
Stepfather convicted for his role in murdering his 7-year-old son in Christiana, TN in 2004 will be before a parole board in October of this year. The man will be asking for release.
Celebration Under the Stars in Murfreesboro was both musical and enjoyable for local residents. The event was held at Sports*Com and the Mcknight baseball fields on the 4th of July.
Greg Lawson will conduct the Murfreesboro Symphony performance during the fireworks display. The fireworks display by Pyro Shows will light up the sky at 9 p.m.
Talks have already taken place that involved the idea of tearing down the Goldsteins building that currently houses the county codes department, engineering, planning and the county election offices.
HYLA will locate its new operations in a 100,000-square-foot facility in Rutherford County. Mobile device reverse logistics technology company to create 225 new jobs...
State Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he and State Representative Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will be hosting the Fourth Annual Empowering Women Event at 5:30pm on July 10th in the Sports*Com Meeting Room.
The Rutherford County School budget for the 2017-2018 year has been approved by the Rutherford County Commission. With that comes the needed funding for a new high school.
When police spoke to the suspect, it was revealed that he had a large bag of "Narcotics" in the rear of his pants. The police report stated, "A large bag wedged between his buttocks."
Middle Tennessee State University has been home base to Civil Air Patrol cadets from across the country attending classes and participating in aerospace and engineering activities tied to the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, or FIRE, just wrapped up the 2017 CSI:MTSU summer camp in which high schoolers get an exciting, hands-on experience in forensic science.
Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) announced the ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 14 which creates a list of rights and protections afforded to Tennessee educators.
"For the first time in several years, TennCare has begun to review whether a senior is still eligible for these programs. TennCare sends seniors a renewal packet, which has 17 pages of instructions and questions. If seniors do not complete the packet and send it back with any documents needed, they can lose their MSP assistance..."
Five Central Magnet School students and graduates will be among 150 contestants in the Great Race stopping in Murfreesboro Monday...
Stones River Mall and Hot Topic invite fans of all ages to Anime & Cosplay Party, Vol. 3, held from Noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in Center Court.
VIDEO: The debut of the MTSU Creamery where milk will be bottled took place on Wednesday in Murfreesboro.
On May 10th the Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented Read To Succeed a $15,000 grant for Adult Literacy programs and a $15,000 grant for Family Literacy.
The state's leading pro-life organization celebrated passage of its priority legislation during a ceremonial bill signing by Governor Bill Haslam today at Legislative Plaza.
Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville), who passed a law in 2009 preventing any city in Tennessee from becoming a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens, said any action taken by Metro Government of Nashville to try to skirt it will draw a strong legislative response.
As long as he can remember, teenager Preston Davis has always dreamt about flying an aircraft.
The annual music festival known as Uncle Dave Macon Days is just around the corner. It will again be held at the Cannonsburgh Village...
An 18 year old in Murfreesboro got quite the surprise after accidentally firing a .380 pistol... into his foot.
A Smith & Wesson handgun was found in the yard of a home on NYU Place in Murfreesboro.
Kayla Sides Watson, a 2012 graduate of Blackman High School and a 2016 graduate of East Tennessee State University, was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant by Lt. Col. Clark Harrell
Scammers who use a fake caller ID now face harsher punishment thanks to a new Tennessee law.
The free public discussion of "Tattooing in Antiquity" will begin at noon June 24 at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro, located just off the Public Square at 225 W. College St.
More counterfeit cash in Murfreesboro... This time, police responded to Mapco gas station on South Church Street near the I-24 interchange...
According to the Population Reference Bureau, by year 2029 twenty percent of the U.S. population will be aged 65 or older.
For the nineteenth consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Murfreesboro with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting...
The state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in Tennessee.
The State of Tennessee is increasing vehicle registration fees, as confirmed by Rutherford County Clerk Lisa Duke Crowell.
Blackman High School chemistry teacher Kimberly Baumann has been selected as a state-level finalist for the 2016-17 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Baker-Templeton succeeds former principal Julie Benson, who has been promoted to the instructional technology coordinator for the school district.
NewsRadio WGNS has leearned that a murder case will hit the local courts this month. Facing charges is 22-year old Brandon D. Buchanan (pictured).
We have another update on a new parking garage and a new Rutherford County Judicial Building near the Murfreesboro square.
This is a great Mother's Day for Meghan Smith. This is an amazing story of recovery. A story that has a positive ending. A story about a family that is closer today then ever imagined before. This is a story about the healing of childhood cancer. This is the story of Sadie Smith in Murfreesboro.
The TSSAA Spring Fling will soon take place in Murfreesboro. The Olympic style event will once again feature the state's top high school athletes. It will take place in Murfreesboro May 19-23.
MTSU's Forensic Institute for Research and Education, known as FIRE, worked with seasoned investigators across the country to find a system to guide first-responding law enforcement officers through an often chaotic and confusing situation.
A former band teacher for the City of Murfreesboro School System will face 45-charges dealing with the sexual exploitation of a minor next week in court on Tuesday (3/25/14).
One of two suspects charged with fatally shooting a man in July of 2011 outside of his Burks Hollow Road home will appear in court in August (2014). Rutherford County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Robin Gentry told WGNS...
“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...”
A mock traffic accident will occur at Siegel High School on March 21st. Terry Cunningham with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services told WGNS the accident will show what could occur if a teen wrecks their car while texting.
The event raises money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation to fund childhood cancer research. Marshall Campbell helped to organize the event…
“In the face of such a tremendous loss, the Henson family has shown remarkable grace, dignity, and compassion for others. I cannot imagine the depth of their loss, but I cannot overlook the impact The First Noelle has had on our community,” Rep. White said.
The Adventures in Agriculture event is set for April 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro
The 3rd Annual Special Kids Race announced Friday that spots are still available for the 15K, 5K, and 1 Mile event next Saturday, March 22, at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic.
The Murfreesboro Firefighters Association (I.A.F.F. Local # 3035) has announced who they are supporting with their latest press release outlining political endorsements for the April 15th Murfreesboro city election.
We have an update on the bridge over Broad Street. Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews plan to start shifting traffic on Memorial Boulevard in Murfreesboro tonight (Thursday, March 13th) and it could take several days to completely shift traffic.
More underwear has been stolen from the Victoria’s Secret store in the Avenue. A manager at the store called police when unknown persons stole $1,000 worth of panties and $1,200 worth of bras.
Young is on the Sex Offender Registry in Florida after being convicted in year 2000 for committing a sexual act on a child. Young was arrested Tuesday morning at 1 and released just before 6am on Tuesday (3/11/14).
The victim was told to purchase a MoneyPak Green Dot Card and put the money on the card and then give him the card account number.
Russell will have to explain the pills to a judge. He was taken to jail and charged with public intoxication, simple possession of a schedule III drug, manufacturing / delivering or sale of a schedule IV drug and a schedule II drug.
When Looper was caught by police driving down Northfield and then Battleground Drive, he was currently on bond for driving on a suspended license.
A knock at the hotel door turned out to be a rapist who forced his way in attacking the female victim.
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 9 and Engine 1 responded to a house fire at 2809 Holsted Drive just after 12:15 Thursday afternoon.
Youth may learn and practice the skills of teamwork, discipline and leadership through the Rutherford County Young Marines, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer said.
The Rutherford County Assessor of Property's Office is please to assist the Murfreesboro Noon, MTSU and Murfreesboro Barrister's Lion Clubs with their collecting of food and other household items during the month of March...
Here is an odd situation. Imagine lying in your bedroom and then all of a sudden someone comes crashing through your ceiling. Well, it happened.
What we did not report, was that Sibert's small dog named “Maggie” was found sitting by his side when authorities arrived. Sibert's sister Susan Hughes lives in Missouri, but was told that the small dog sat by her brothers' side for an estimated 6-hours before a passerby noticed that Sibert was actually under the vehicle.
There are 68,000 pork producers in the United States. The industry generates more than a half million jobs and produces more than $21 billion in personal income each year.
What we did not report, was that Sibert's small dog named “Maggie” was found sitting by his side when authorities arrived. Sibert's sister Susan Hughes lives in Missouri, but was told that the small dog sat by her brothers' side for an estimated 6-hours before a passerby noticed that Sibert was actually under the vehicle.
This is an amazing story of recovery. A story that has a positive ending. A story about a family that is closer today then ever imagined before. This is a story about the healing of childhood cancer. This is the story of Sadie Smith in Murfreesboro.
The Rutherford County Soil Conservation District will be giving away bare-root tree seedlings to Rutherford County landowners at the Lane Agri-Park Complex, located at 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Suite 150, on Wednesday, March 5th at 9a.m.
"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..."
A previously arrested suspect who allegedly ran from Murfreesboro Detectives during a traffic stop now faces an additional charge after a nearby witness saw him drop a handgun while fleeing.
Two men and a woman were arrested at Motel 6 on Chaffin Place in Murfreesboro after officers responded to check on a woman who had warrants for her arrest. DCS had to be called because the woman had three young children with her.
Many residents are arguing that four Walmart stores will make it hard on locally owned retailers in Murfreesboro while others say they are thankful for the jobs.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik announced his endorsement of TBI Agent and Independent Sheriff Candidate Dale Armour. Mayercik added, "I can't begin to fully...
From the Sheriff's Office: Crime dramatically dropped by 20 percent in Rutherford County from 2012-2013 while Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives cleared 43 percent of all reported crimes, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
"I have a grandson in the city school system in Murfreesboro. They have fully implemented Common Core. He is in Discovery School. They have to test to get in. He was reading fourth grade level in the first grade. He loves learning but he hates school this year because he said all they do is test all day..."
here’s a new push for stiffer penalties for people caught texting while driving. A House subcommittee wants to increase the fine for a second offense to up to $1,000.
Community volunteers are needed Saturday, March 1, for a tree planting event along Garrison Creek in east Murfreesboro aimed at protecting the local water supply.
Murfreesboro ad agency Barker & Christol was in the spotlight at the 2014 American Advertising Awards (The Addys). On Saturday, February 15, the agency walked into War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville as the Addy’s Creative...
Some $40,000 worth of jewelry was reported as stolen by a homeowner in Murfreesboro. The problem is, the owner of the jewelry doesn’t know exactly where the jewelry was taken.
Former Rutherford County Sheriff Candidate Ralph Mayercik criticized the decision by Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney to exclude him from running in the May 6 GOP Primary.
Free food (groceries) will be distributed this Friday to those in need in Rutherford County. The food will be handed out at Greenhouse Ministries...
A man was knocked off of his bicycle as he was riding in the area of Northfield Boulevard and Chariot Drive. The victim told police that a man physically knocked him off of his bike and stole his Samsung Tablet...
Defendant James M. Smith was arrested after an accident in 2011. Smith rear-ended another car near Florence Road. He was later indicted on a charge of DUI number 9 in Rutherford County.
WGNS had a chance to speak with Phillips and asked him, “What would you tell someone thinking about opening a business on the local square today?”
MTSU’s Quest for Student Success efforts were recognized Tuesday by state Rep. Dawn White during a hearing of the House Education Committee at the Capitol.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 responded to a unique rescue call just before 3:30 Monday afternoon at a home located at 5206 St. Ives Drive in Berkshire subdivision.
A “Faith and Finance” Conference will take place in Murfreesboro on March 6th at the Lane Agri Park on John R. Rice Blvd.
So what’s up with cell phones? A local professor by the name of Larry Burriss at MTSU chimes in on the rise of cell phone use. He stated, “How did we get into such a state that we became so dependent on these machines?”
The ceremony will take place on the northwest side of the public square at the site of the Fallen Firefighters Memorial. MFRD’s national award-winning Honor Guard will perform...
A 21-year old Murfreesboro resident has been charged with three counts of felony drug possession. Police went to a home on Shelly Street where they were granted permission to go inside and search the residence.
186 Credit cards were discovered in a Select Inn motel room on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro after officers followed their nose to the scent of marijuana.
The woman was charged with theft and was taken to the local jail. Her 2-month old was turned over to the custody of...
Phase III of the Street Tree Replacement Project to replace street trees in the downtown historic business district will begin late February or early March, weather permitting.
POLICE: “The above listed subject was developed as a suspect in a recent series of armed and strong armed robberies in and around MTSU Campus. Washington was found with stolen property connected to one of the robberies.”
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns.
WGNS continues to follow stories about persons receiving multiple DUI charges over the years, “Driving on a Suspended” and “Driving on a Revoked” license charges as well. This story highlights yet another situation involving a motorist who was caught for driving on a suspended license for the 8th time…
The search for a man who has been missing since September in the Murfreesboro is now over. Human remains found off of Big Springs Road on February 3rd have been identified as that of Mr. Dale Gaines, age 58.
A 10-year-old boy reported a man tried to grab him after feeding his dogs about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday in the Southridge subdivision off Veterans Parkway, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy said.
A Murfreesboro woman is accused of stealing nearly $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Walmart store on Old Fort Parkway.
Another Murfreesboro business was broken into. This time, the Food Mart across from Bell Jewelers was hit by an unknown culprit who may have been caught on tape, according to a recently filed report.
A new education initiative proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam will make it tough for graduating high school seniors in Tennessee to find an excuse not to further their education.
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...
Mayor Burgess confirmed a new school is needed as our student population has grown to about 40,000 students.
Steve Spence of the Midland community is seeking the Eighth District seat on the Rutherford County Commission. The seat is currently held by Tiffany Phillips of Bell Buckle...
“The 4th quarter fundraising numbers clearly show Jim Tracy’s momentum in the 4th District,” said Tracy for Congress Finance Chairman Shane Reeves.
Two women who had just wrapped up an evening meal at a Mexican Restaurant in the area of Cason Lane, called the police to report their waiter sexually assaulted them. Both women told police they were shocked by their experience.
A 34-year old Murfreesboro woman has been arrested on attempted robbery charges after she allegedly demanded money from a clerk at a local market.
A convicted felon was arrested in Murfreesboro when police found two guns that appeared to be hidden in a laundry basket wrapped in clothing in his home.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8 and Engine 1 responded to a vehicle fire at 1617 Huntington Drive just before 3:00 Wednesday afternoon.
A commitment to nonviolence is one of four core values expressed in the True Blue Pledge, which is recited each year at MTSU’s Convocation Ceremony. A task force of faculty, staff and students developed the pledge in 2011 following the death of Lady Raider basketball player Tina Stewart.
There were four (4) homicides reported in 2012 and three (3) reported in 2013, a decrease of 25%....
The once commonly held belief that smoking tobacco was harmless, and perhaps even good for some, was shattered Jan. 11, 1964.
Previously, game wardens might physically move elk or turkeys to a certain part of the state to beef-up numbers.
In any given year, over 900 people in Tennessee die by suicide. This includes an estimated 100 young people between the ages of 10 to 24 (about one every four days) and about 135 people over the age of 65—about one every three days.
Included on the April 15 city election ballot for Mayor, City Council and City School Board, voters will also have the opportunity to vote whether or not they would prefer future city elections be moved to coincide with county, state, and federal office elections in August.
A 26-year old Smyrna resident is facing aggravated robbery charges in Murfreesboro. Zebulun W. Byrd, who goes by the nickname of “Zeb,” allegedly robbed...
Positive news stories are so fun to report... The parent of a student at the Homer Pittard Campus School should get the good mom award, if only one existed.
City Manager Rob Lyons told WGNS they are in the process of putting together a new Comprehensive Plan.
We have more news on the future bridge over NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro. As reported earlier, the $17-million bridge will connect Old Fort Parkway to...
The Girl Scout Cookie Program launched in 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where the Mistletoe Troop baked and sold cookies in its high school cafeteria as a service project.
In Rutherford County, child abuse is a very real concern and many times, these concerns are known too late and the situation is not fully realized until it hits the courts.
Due to the cold, cold weather, more than just schools are closed. For the first time that we have ever reported, the Goodwill trailers are all closed in Middle Tennessee because...
Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous call about possible drug activity at a home on Palmer Drive in Murfreesboro and went to investigate on Sunday.
Talk about uncomfortable… A fight between three men resulted in one biting the other in the lip.
The Daily News Journal has decided to sell their downtown Murfreesboro building. The DNJ has been a part of Rutherford County for 164-years.
In Smyrna, Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies arrested a suspect who allegedly stole a car. Brandon Basham was pulled over on the Old Nashville Highway... He will now face the courts on FRIDAY.
It was 5:50 a.m. on a cold and blustery day when around 20 riders gathered at North Boulevard Church of Christ to board one of the region’s most convenient bus services to Nashville’s downtown Metropolitan Transit Authority hub known as the Music City Central.
If there’s any question about the safety of a food item before, during or after cooking, remember this rule: “If in doubt, throw it out.”
WGNS has confirmed that the CSX railroad crossing on Middle Tennessee Boulevard near the South Church Street intersection will be closed on Wednesday.
Detectives responded to the scene and took photographs and seized all stolen property, including the large quantity of pills found in the suspects vehicle.
The department reports that the new design of the 2013 Report Card offers users the ability to create personalized comparisons between state, school, and districts...
The victim told police she found the house on Nashville CraigsList. After agreeing to rent the property, she sent them man a deposit and money for the first month’s rent.
We have learned that more drops in funding may be nearing in the SNAP food program and some of those decreases could come in the form of drug test for the poor.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Ladder 9 responded to a grass fire at the dead end of Scottish Drive just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATE: We did have a lawn mower fire, but I doubt that had anything to do with the excessive amount of smoke.
With the increased aircraft traffic in Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department is taking proactive measures to prepare personnel for responding to aircraft and airfield emergencies.
45-Minutes after school was over on Monday, a Murfreesboro woman was charged with DUI in a county school parking lot.
The man accused of murdering his wife on Valentine’s Day in the Blackman Community earlier this year will head to court for trial in March of 2014.
No suspects have been named in the stolen machinery case, but the Caterpillar has been listed in the National Crime Information Center database.
The NEW First Bank office that is in front of the Publix Shopping Center on Highway 99 had their first full day on Monday. FirstBank Murfreesboro President Ben Weatherford told us they are literally the first bank in that area…
On the most recent visit with Murphy police wrote in a report, “Upon arrival I knocked on the door and she immediately began screaming and cursing for me to leave.”
A local MTSU student tells WGNS that she was prematurely kicked out of her apartment because of a domestic violence situation with her roommate.
The most recent case of theft occurred on Bell Street. The bike that was taken was a Honda CBR 1000 “RR.”
Spooky ghosts, creepy ghouls and scary goblins will descend upon Dance Murfreesboro's studio off Middle Tennessee Boulevard Oct. 25 thanks to community support of a local nonprofit that aids adults with intellectual disabilities.
The bedroom received significant fire damage. The rest of the apartment received heavy smoke and heat damage, but only minor water damage.
“We can’t get over how much bigger Molly is in just five weeks,” said Firefighter Spivey. “This was such a unique experience for us and something we will never forget.”
Griffin’s team is comprised of Commissioner Jack Black (Chairman), Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling, Rutherford County Register of Deeds Heather Dawbarn, Gabriel Fancher, Brittany Gammon, Daniel Gammon, Katherine Hudgins and JoAnne Skidmore.
Little does one know that court appointed attorneys have a positive impact on the lives of children on a daily basis in Rutherford County.
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced he has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor to host a job fair for the people of Rutherford County and surrounding areas.
Talk about a bad day… A man who left his pants in an “unlocked” YMCA locker in the men’s locker room while working out told police when he returned to change clothes, his keys were missing.
The theft report was filed on Tuesday. What is interesting about this case is that the theft suspect may have sent whatever goods they purchased to his or her home address which is an apartment complex in Maynard, Massachusetts. No arrests have been made at this point.
WGNS was proud to receive the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award on Thursday morning.
UPDATE: The grandmother told WGNS that despite the schools questioning her story about her grandson being beat up, it really did happen.
Amazon just announced it will add more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs at its fulfillment centers, including 8,000 jobs here in Middle Tennessee.
The cabin was unoccupied at the time and according to an eyewitness, someone may have thrown something thru the front window to start the fire.
The counterfeit bills are getting smaller and smaller. Police were most recently dispatched to Thorton’s Gas Station on Medical Center Parkway for a counterfeit five dollar bill.
Some listeners have asked WGNS about new stickers on the doors of local gas stations in Rutherford County with a picture of Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold on them.
Monday, a group known as "BEAT LAMAR" made an announcement about the Joe Carr campaign.
Volunteer Rutherford has compiled a list of opportunities for teenagers to volunteer during the week of October 7-11 in Murfreesboro.
Being robbed in your own front yard does not make you feel welcome on your own property.
So when is the last time you struck a deer on a Tennessee roadway? Chances are good, you have never struck a deer.
At 10:15 a.m., the state Supreme Court will hear Garcia v. Tennessee, which involves the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. Juan Alberto Blanco Garcia was an unauthorized alien illegally in the United States in 2008 when he was accused of multiple offenses in Warren County.
The state of Tennessee plans to personally welcome all 79,000 newborns in the state each year. While this may sound a bit extreme, First Lady Crissy Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Health will begin greeting each new arrival...
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell notified WGNS that according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Rutherford County Tennessee has the 6th largest increase...
The Murfreesboro Police Vice Unit and the Gang Unit showed up at a home on North Highland Avenue this past week to serve a search warrant. Once at the home 37-year old...
WGNS has reported numerous stories involving local residents caught driving on a revoked license. Many of the arrests we report involve cases where drivers have been busted five times or more for driving on a revoked or suspended license.
JoAnne Skidmore officially announced Monday evening at the Rutherford County Republican Party Headquarters that she will be a candidate in the Republican primary for the Rutherford County Commission in the 15th District.
Police turned their questioning to the female passenger who allegedly produced a bag of crack that was said to be hidden in the area of her groin.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department has been awarded $28,000.00 in grant funds from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program. See the pictures of the trailer here.
An upcoming meeting will discuss the creation of Rutherford County promotional artwork. The meeting will be on Wednesday in the Historic Rutherford County Courthouse.
Another fraud report has been filed in Murfreesboro after a local resident stated she received a call from someone who told her she had won $250,000.
Deputy Chief Roger Toombs announced this week the addition of three members to Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s award-winning Honor Guard.
Murfreesboro Police were not able to make an arrest, but they did record names of those involved in a bizarre incident at a local fast food eatery.
A woman almost had her purse snatched in Murfreesboro on Thursday afternoon. The incident sparked a call to the Murfreesboro Police K-9 unit in an effort to track down the culprit (or possibly two culprits) in this case.
Three females and one male worked together to shoplift from Kohl’s Department Store earlier this week in Murfreesboro. Reports indicate two females filled a bag full of merchandise and then handed it off to the third shoplifting suspect and she calmly walked out of the store.
A local doctor’s office notified police after a Valley View Road woman allegedly filled prescriptions their office never approved.
Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday. When the Tennessee Department of Health was first established, 80 out of every 1,000 babies died before age 1...
Frozen properties pay the frozen amount or the actual tax whichever is lower. Taxes may decrease, but the qualifying homeowner will not pay more than the frozen amount.
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.
A man who reportedly called 9-1-1 from inside of Walmart on Old Fort Parkway asking for a ride to Ethiopia has been arrested. The incident was reported early Wednesday morning.
The 4th Annual 30 Days Of Hope Outdoor Concert, which will be held at Dan McGuinness Irish Pub in Nashville Tonight (Sept. 24, 2013) from 5 to 10.
It was a record performance that drew record crowds to campus, as MTSU’s theatrical rendition of the award-winning “Les Misérables” sold out four consecutive shows inside Tucker Theatre.
“While talking to Mrs. Schott-Morton, she stated that at approximately 6am, prior to leaving MTMC where she worked, she had taken both a Lyrica and a Lortab.”
The first of these performances will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday at Bradley Academy. The Slim Chance Band will be presenting music of the 1920s. Each month following, a new band will showcase the style of music popular in the next decade.
Craft artists from across the United States will travel to Nashville’s Centennial Park September 27-30 for the 35th Annual TACA Fall Craft Fair presented by the Nissan LEAF that is built locally in Smyrna, Tennessee.
One person was arrested on four counts of "Promoting Prostitution" and two people were charged with "Impersonating a Licensed Professional" at the "Health Massage". Investigators began looking into these businesses after complaints of illegal sexual activity and impersonation of licensed professionals at these locations.
Counterfeit bills have reared their worthless head in Rutherford County again. This time, the fake cash has struck another CraigsList shopper.
Midstate consumers continue to gain a more positive outlook on the economy continues, albeit slowly, according to the latest three-county survey by MTSU.
Dr. Chayla Chasten is a native of Anchorage, Alaska. She attended Clark Atlanta University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Chasten was accepted in to the 2010 class in the School of Medicine at Meharry Medical College.
Upon the officer walking to the car after making the stop, Pitts allegedly smelled like alcohol, according to Officer Higgins who initiated the traffic stop.
Several Rutherford County Commissioners were recently recognized for their years of service on the county commission. One has even been on the commission for the past 36-years.
About nine years ago today, 7-year old James Lee Harper III was killed by his mother Rachel Cline Summers in Christiana, Tennessee. Listen to the interview...
Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Greenway Art Festival at Old Fort Park along the Stones River Greenway in Murfreesboro this Saturday (September 21, 2013) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ford Motor Company has celebrated a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since Ford launched EcoBoost in 2009.
On Friday, Read To Succeed celebrated their 10th annual “Reading in the Schools Day” throughout Rutherford County.
"I have always wanted to do things that they say a girl can't do," said Blythe. "And I always feel good when I tell people yes I can and then show them I can."
Police on the MTSU campus have arrested 2 suspect's after an alleged armed robbery that occured ealry Thursday morning.
There is still time to register for the 8th Annual MTAR Charity Golf Scramble! The event is Thursday, September 26th at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester. Lunch will be served at 11:30am with a 1:00pm shotgun start.
More political news for the Rutherford County area… We have confirmed that another local resident has announced his intention to run for the Circuit Court Clerk seat currently held by Laura Bohling.
Have your kids always told you that they wanted to take horse riding lessons? Perhaps they suggested they want their own horse, but there is no way on God's green earth that you would ever say YES to buying a horse, especially if you live in a subdivision.
A free dinner, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, soft drinks and chocolate milk, will be served at 6 p.m. om Thursday night.
The Common Core Standards within local public schools continue to raise eyebrows while at the same time encouraging others. Some are for the new standards and some are dead against them. A hearing will discuss what is currently at hand in our state.
Porter and his twin brother broke into a woman’s’ home in 2006 while the victim’s husband was gone for the evening. The victim was home alone with her two year old daughter.
Rutherford County Circuit Court Clerk Laura Bohling will officially announce her re-‐election intentions at a campaign kick off event this Thursday, September 19th, at 10 A.M.
You may have seen the Oscar-winning film or perhaps a touring company's production of the Tony-winning musical, but wait until you see the passion, sacrifice and redemption in the MTSU Arts full-length performance of "Les Misérables" in Tucker Theatre!
Running your van into a judge’s car and then fleeing the scene of the accident is not a good thing to do. That is exactly what was reported in Murfreesboro this past week.
The so called “false company,” according to the report we gathered from the police department, showed that they registered with the Secretary of State in 2012.
The Primary Care & Hope Clinic in Murfreesboro now has a brand new piece of equipment that normally costs about $75,000, but thanks to Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, the new X-Ray device did not cost them a penny.
African-American students have increased to 5,014, an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012. Freshmen African-American is up 881 vs. 853 (3.3 percent increase). African-American enrollment (5,014) represents 21 percent of total enrollment, and increased 1.6 percent over 2012. African-American first-time freshmen (881) represent 27.71 percent of total first-time freshmen (3,179).
Each year college and university students living both on and off campus are involved in devastating fires.
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department Responded to Hazardous Materials Incident on I-24 Tuesday afternoon.
The fair, which will include approximately 50 local employers looking to hire, is scheduled for September 18th at the Parkway Baptist Church in Smyrna from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15-21, 2013 and Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department and Safe Kids Worldwide are urging parents and caregivers to make sure their car and booster seats are properly installed.
A Murfreesboro couple that recently took a trip to Kroger on Middle Tennessee Boulevard found out the hard way that the money they received as change was fake cash.
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department honored employees at the Third Annual Years of Service Awards Presentation September 9 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Inside the purse was over $100 in cash and a driver’s license, which was how police were able to track down the name of the rightful owner.
More than one thousand walkers came together on a picture-perfect day Saturday morning for the 2013 Rutherford Heart Walk, at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
An arrest has yet to be made in a reported home invasion that took place on Thursday of last week (9/12/13) at Raiders Crossing Apartments.
“Not only is the DREAM Act a national topic, but a topic that is very important to Tennessee,” Richey said of the debate topic choice. “We live in a state with a large immigrant population. One only need to look around the campus of MTSU to see this.”
A 74-year old man had to be admitted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after he was allegedly beat by his grandson.
Volunteer firefighters from Rutherford County Fire and Rescue earned a state award for the completion of the most training hours by a volunteer fire department in Tennessee , said Mayor Ernest Burgess.
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…”
When police in the ‘Boro caught up with Fitrakis they found him living in a home that was divided into apartments at 618 East Main Street acorss the street from Central Magnet School.
A Murfreesboro man says he was ripped off when he tried to buy a wrecked Toyota Camry from a salvage company in Florida.
Wash Me Pink, the funnest color run to hit the market, will debut in Murfreesboro on September 22, 2013.
Phil Griffin has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th District Commissioner position on the Rutherford County Commission.
Thanks to Charlie Patel, owner of Stones River Total Beverages, the wine lineup for the second annual Wine Around the Square (WATS) promises to exceed the wonderful wine offerings sampled at last year’s event.
Officials say 50 percent more women ages 21 to 45 have their handgun permits.
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?
Buddy, a dog waiting to be adopted, is a hero after he donated blood and probably saved the life of Ely, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9, said veterinarian Dr. Sara Covert of Williams Animal Hospital.
WKRN News 2 personalities Bob Mueller, Samantha Fisher, and John Dwyer will emcee THIS Saturday’s Rutherford Heart Walk at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.
MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee on Tuesday was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Murfreesboro Rotary Club in recognition of his international outreach on behalf of the university.
Outside of the home located at 1103 Jetton Drive, authorities found a gallon of muriatic acid (also called hydrochloric acid).
18-Year old suspect Dallas Marshall Brinkley told police that he thought he was on the MTSU Campus at a friends dorm in Corlew Hall, according to the MPD report.
She intends to spend her time on campus creating a commemorative work to country singer George Jones a.k.a. "Possum," who died earlier this year.
Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address on Syria:
Murfreesboro Detectives have been notified about a possible road rage incident that occurred in the area of I-24 and Medical Center Parkway Tuesday morning.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is partnering with Middle Tennessee State University and other local businesses to promote healthy habits in youth in Rutherford and Cannon Counties on September 13, 2013.
The charge of DUI number five has been levied against a local resident by the name of Burnice Beach.
More and more alleged drug dealers are being arrested because of text messages indicating drug sales on their cell phones.
Murfreesboro Businessman Daniel Gammon will officially announce on Wednesday his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 17th District Rutherford County Commission race.
The victim told police that he was next to his vehicle when two men assaulted him, grabbed his iPhone and ran.
Counterfeit money continues to be a problem for area businesses. Zaxby’s on Rutherford Boulevard was the most recent victim.
An M-P-D incident report that WGNS obtained on Tuesday (9/10/13) states, “She allowed a woman she didn’t know to stay in her room at the Murfreesboro Motel, because the woman had no place to stay.”
Murfreesboro Police and deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office chased the vehicle all the way to Cannon County. The chase ended when Marable crashed.
On Friday, September 20, over 25,000 students in Rutherford County will have volunteer readers visiting their classroom for the 10th anniversary of “Reading in the Schools Day”.
An internationally renowned battlefield archaeologist from the University of Glasgow will bring the story of the final bloody fight for the British monarchy to MTSU on Wednesday, Sept. 11...
Second suspect was arrested on Monday morning, according to Sheriff Robert Arnold.
It was not a “Stairway to heaven” as noted by the Led Zeppelin band, but it probably felt like it for Murfreesboro firefighters.
Local non-profit Journeys in Community Living and other area health and social services entities across the state will be busily celebrating Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week this week.
Fitzhugh noted in his announcement, “A new leader is needed for Sheriff. A Sheriff who will introduce measures to stop the wasteful spending of our citizens’ hard earned tax dollars. A Sheriff who will restore leadership, and work within approved budgetary levels.”
K-9 Ely was undergoing additional treatment at a veterinarian’s office Monday, after collapsing in 90-plus degree heat while tracking a shooting suspect Sunday, said Rutherford County Sheriff’s K-9 Sgt. Lee Young.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett joins the Rutherford County Election Commission in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.
The City of Murfreesboro is undertaking the construction of one of the largest bridges in Rutherford County that is not part of an interstate interchange right now.
The four new radio towers will be built towards the end of the year and operational during the first half of 2014.
The suspect has reportedly been going to multiple Walmart locations throughout Tennessee and breaking into cash registers late at night when the staff is scarce.
An SUV that was allegedly involved in a fatal hit and run accident that left a motorcycle rider dead in Shelbyville this past Saturday was recovered in Murfreesboro.
The Christy Houston foundation’s grant will provide funding for the building project on 2 acres of property located on the corner of East Main Street and Arnette Street in Murfreesboro.
A woman who is accused of spending more than $10,000 with a stolen credit card is wanted for questioning in Murfreesboro.
Donors in Rutherford County will now have a new place to drop off their gently used items. Goodwill will open a new storefront Donation Express Center on Friday, September 6 on Highway 96 at Rucker Lane.
Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell tells WGNS that 2014 property reappraisals are being conducted at this time.
A California-based researcher will discuss the physical and emotional impact of stress on women’s brain function at a free public lecture this month at MTSU.
A 75-year old woman pushing her shopping cart through a grocery store parking lot was the victim of theft.
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey announced that a rise in the state’s unemployment trust fund has triggered a considerable tax cut for employers across Tennessee.
We have a follow up on an accident that occurred this past Wednesday on Highway 231 South in Rutherford County, just outside the city limits of Murfreesboro.
Police Report: “It was believed that Mr. Womack was involved in a shooting on East Main Street on August 30, 2013.”
For now, the 25-year old has a bed to lay his head at night in the county jail. He will remain in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center until his first scheduled court appearance on September 12th.
Unknown persons have been using stolen checks that belong to an elderly woman in Murfreesboro in recent days. The checks total over $10,000 so far.
In fear, the victim told police he signed the paper. As the man was leaving the victim stated, “You strong armed me into signing the paper.”
The man was seen leaving the store in the most recent perfume heist on a bicycle.
Republican 4th district candidate Jim Tracy stated Wednesday that President Obama’s lack of a strategic plan for military force in Syria should result in a no vote.
The Blue Hydrangea Tea Party is an event where communities across the nation come together to raise money and awareness for Ovarian Cancer while celebrating the courage of the survivors and their families and remembering those who never gave up the fight.
The man asked the victim what her name was and grabbed her buttocks.
Dr. Suze Gilbert, professor of elementary and special education at MTSU, will provide tips and guidelines on how to make reading aloud to children as effective as possible.
The statewide tour, organized by the university’s Admissions Office, will include student receptions in Chattanooga on Sept. 17; Johnson City on Sept. 23; Knoxville on Sept. 24; Nashville on Oct. 8; Memphis on Oct. 21; and Jackson on Oct. 22.
Jim Rogers from the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association told WGNS what they will be doing…
A 22-year old Murfreesboro man will face possession of a schedule six drug charges and manufacturing charges as well in court this December after being arrested over the extended Labor Day weekend.
We asked the mayor what would happen to the old judicial building that is currently in use for the courts on the local square…
Police wrote in the report, “Ms. Faulkner stated she had purchased the cocaine for fifty dollars and was going to sell it for sixty dollars.”
The wreck occurred between a Nissan Xterra and a Toyota Sienna on Highway 96 in front of the entrance to the Kingdom Ridge subdivision.
MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry is handing out a sweet new award — and rewards — this academic year to faculty and staff who help inspire students and colleagues.
In May of this year, the TN Suicide Prevention Network reported that the rate of suicide in Tennessee is 14.4 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average of 10.8 per 100,000 individuals, which places Tennessee’s suicide rate 13th in the nation.
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.
When police arrived at the store they found the 52-year old female lying down exactly where the caller told dispatch… in expectant mother parking.
"Any student who transmits by an electronic device any communication containing a credible threat to cause bodily injury or death to another student or school employee..."
According to the report that WGNS obtained on Friday, the subject was walking into his apartment at Raiders Ridge when a man armed with a handgun approached him and stated, “Give me everything you got.”
Ford of Murfreesboro, Oakland High School and members of the local community raised $1480 for Oakland High School’s Endzone Club at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program.
Rumors of steroid use increasing in Murfreesboro may not be that far from the truth.
Are you an artist? You should really consider having your works displayed on the Greenway at the annual arts festival...
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway this upcoming weekend.
The 2013 Murfreesboro Football League season will get underway this upcoming weekend.
On Wednesday, a Honda Accord parked outside of a local business was stolen. The subject was previously arrested in March...
Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced the leadership team (see below) for his campaign to become the next state representative from the 48th district.
Winning properties of the Community Landscape Awards are selected during the summer months and now WGNS has a list of those winners...
Chief Arnold said, “Unfortunately one of our senior residents fell for this scam and has spent thousands of dollars in the hopes of getting his “winnings.”
"It takes a strong person to accept the challenge of elected office but it also takes a strong person to know when it is time to give it up."
Sandwiched between tomato plants Officer Gibbs followed his nose to a 3-foot tall marijuana plant.
Police pulled over a pizza delivery man on Wednesday morning in Murfreesboro for having expired tags and came to the conclusion that the 24-year old may be delivering more than pizza.
The armed bandit brought a book bag into the business and allegedly demanded the employees fill the bag with money.
The Smyrna Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance for a second time in the past week in a case that is quite similar to one that was reported on July 29th (previous case below).
Murfreesboro Police have released pictures of suspects in one of the most recent cases reported on August 19th.
Police spotted the car with one subject hanging off the driver side door, according to a report.
The 747,497-square-foot shopping center was sold by Faison & Associates and Cousin Properties, Inc.
You may know someone who has recently fallen ill with a stomach bug.
At this point it would appear that 49-year old suspect in this case may possibly be a beer drinker.
The two supects were caught by security and later arrested by Murfreesboro’s finest.
Last week on WGNS you heard about a scam targeting Hispanic residents in our community. Amy Byers with Murfreesboro Electric gave us a follow up on the story.
Blind since birth, John Harris attended MTSU in the late 1970s and later returned to become the university’s first Disabled Student Services director in 1985.
Some Project Help kids are enjoying new digs today. Finishing touches after a major renovations to the Baird Lane facility were completed over the weekend.
Watch our tour and interview at Project Help. The children will back at their Baird Lane location on Monday.
If you parked in front of a local apartment complex on July 20th, police can go back and see that information in their computer if the ALPR scanned your license plate.
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.
Police have the name of a suspect who happens to have an immigration related background herself.
A metal pipe, a gun and a baseball bat were recovered from the scene of a fight that was captured on video.
Murfreesboro Police have confirmed that the next of kin have been notified in the case of a fatal accident on Riverview Drive. WGNS regretfully releases the identity of the deceased as a 24-year old Knoxville resident...
UPDATE: Man hit over the head with a golf club during home invasion incident in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
Marraquin was living at 826 LaVergne Lane for approximately 12 years under the assumed name of Cesar Cruz.
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.
Officer T. Ledford who filed the report stated, “I initiated blue lights and my siren and the vehicle (motorcycle) refused to stop.”
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.
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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.
Crawford has family in Madison and in Tullahoma and has recently lived in Smyrna and Lebanon, according to police. He is approximately six feet, three inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
The location of the pond was once a landfill. When Medical Center Parkway was built and the Gateway zone officially opened, the city turned that property into a functional park.
Detectives at the Smyrna Police Department received tips from the general public as to the identity of these individuals.
There was a serious accident involving a worker at Lewis Brothers Bakery on Monday. A line technician got his head stuck under a rolling conveyor line.
The cost of mailing a letter has gone up again, after less than a year at 45 cents it will now be 46 cents. As of Sunday, the U.S. Postal Service’s latest rate hike on first class postage stamps went into effect.
Middle Tennessee Electric’s Board of Directors has named Chris Jones as the cooperative’s new president. Jones, MTEMC’s Vice President of Communications and Member Services, will succeed Frank Jennings, who has served as president for 11 years and has been with MTEMC for more than 42 years. Chris will be on the WGNS Action Line this Friday at 8:10 A.M.
Chief of Police Glenn Chrisman stated: “One of the top priorities of the Mayor, Council, City Management and the Police Department is to create safe and livable neighborhoods throughout our city. In 2012, officers and detectives focused on reducing residential burglaries through the use of traditional and innovative strategies."
Several individuals, including Lewis Elrod of the Mid Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society have offered to donate or loan their large collections to the museum. Also Mr. Jerry Jacene of Prehistoric Exhibits has agreed to loan multiple casts of dinosaur skeletons to the museum. MTSU has agreed to put the MTSU Mineral Gem and Fossil museum collection on loan to the new Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History.
School safety is a priority in the construction of new schools and current schools in Rutherford County. The layout and floor plans for each school in the county system is now in an online database for emergency personnel. County School's Maintenance and Construction Superintendent Gary Clardy told WGNS…
Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from a roof vent and flames shooting from the right roof vent. Crews entered the house and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was contained to the kitchen area and attic area above the kitchen.
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.
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.”
Sheriff Robert Arnold stated, “Approving these positions will not in anyway shield us from ever being subjected to the tragedies that have occurred across our nation over the past few years. This will be a positive step in the right direction to help detour tragedies in our own schools. We cannot prevent someone from committing such unthinkable acts, however we can do what is within our power to do and that is provide a visible deterrent in the form of a SRO.”
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s District 8, Engines 1 and 4, Ladder 6, and Rescue 7 responded to an apartment fire at 1710 E Northfield Boulevard just after 9:30 Sunday morning.
There appears to be a building boom in Rutherford County. WGNS’ Ron Jordon reports…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor Bill Haslam says he’ll propose a budget for next year without deciding whether to accept hundreds of millions of federal healthcare dollars.
According to The Tennessean, lottery ticket sales produced $1.3 billion in sales in the latest fiscal year and scratch-offs accounted for more than 80% of total sales. It was the eighth consecutive year of lottery sales growth in Tennessee.
In Murfreesboro, a ministry known as Cornerstone Riders meet and go on a chapter ride the third Saturday of each month.
The airplane is housed at Corporate Flight Management’s hangar at the Smyrna Airport. Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China also is interested in purchasing maintenance services here.
Murfreesboro police were surprised when a child porn suspect turned himself in on Thursday (1/24/2013).
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.
In one store, two males and a female stole over $500 in perfume. In a second case, a suspect stole groceries. To be precise, the man is accused of stealing $505.80 worth of groceries.
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
The man called the police on Tuesday to report that his money was stolen. According to the victim, he left the money in a brief case that was in his vehicle overnight.
In Smyrna on Wednesday evening a woman armed with a gun entered K-mart demanding cash. The female got all the money she could and fled the store in a red Oldsmobile Alero that was waiting outside for her.
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball.
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).”
Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
Marijuana and guns were recovered during a drug investigation at a business called Smyrna Video and Tanning. Receiving a tip from the public over a year ago that there was the possibility of illegal drugs being sold there, Narcotics Detectives from the Smyrna Police Department launched an investigation into the proprietors of Smyrna Video. The store is located at 1208 Hazelwood Drive.
The Business Education Partnership Foundation is accepting art entries now through February 15th from kindergarten through twelfth grade students.
On Saturday (12/22/2012) State Senator Jim Tracy invited everyone to his Community Christmas Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. All three ballrooms were packed with folks enjoying a full meal and renewing friendships
Christmas is a time for bringing families and friends together. It is a time for helping others, but all of this should be held together by the "Reason for the Season".
MTSU - WINS! On Friday night the Blue Raiders BEAT Vanderbilt at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. MTSU was playing as the home team. The final score was 56 to 52. Chip Walters stated, "and another SEC school goes down!"
Nissan North America Inc. announced Tuesday it has donated two Nissan LEAF cars and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.
Updated Monday - Friday at 6:40 A.M.
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Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home
820 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Woodfin Funeral Chapels
1488 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Also on, 203 N. Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
Murfreesboro Funeral Home
145 Innsbrooke Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Rucker Memorial Chapel
1505 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Scales and Sons Funeral Home
318 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hellum Funeral Home
611 S HIGHLAND AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130-4268
Smith Funeral Home
303 Murfreesboro Road
Phone: (615) 563-3237
Woodbury Funeral Home
Address: 504 W. Main Street; Woodbury, TN
Phone: (615) 563-2311
Obituary line (615) 563-2344
Fax: (615) 563-2316
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel
2022 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-8356
850 Union Street; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: ( 931) 684-1372
Hillcrest Funeral Home
1802 Madison St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-2256
Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home
739 N Main St.; Shelbyville, TN
Phone: (931) 684-5011
Welton & Son Funeral Chapel
1101 N Main St.; Shelbyville TN
Phone: (931) 684-1445
Coffee County Funeral Chapel Inc
Address: 786 McMinnville Hwy, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 723-3330
Fax: (615) 723-3329
Daves & Culbertson Funeral Home
Address: 401 North Jackson Street, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-3481
Gilmore Funeral Home
Address: 1600 Mc Arthur Drive, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-2936
Fax: (615) 728-2963
J Welton Funeral Home
Address: 715 S Jackson St, Tullahoma TN, 37388-3463
Phone: (615) 455-2723
Manchester Funeral Home
Address: 214 E Main St, Manchester, TN
Phone: (615) 728-3505
Tullahoma Funeral Home, Inc
Address: 401 Westside Dr, Tullahoma, TN
Phone: (615) 455-4567
Fax: (615) 393-2486
Walker Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 301 West Main St., Smithville, TN 37166
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home
Address: 100 East Church St., Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-5275
Avant Funeral Home
Address: 109 High St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2323
Anderson Funeral Home
Address: 302 West Main St., Alexandria, TN 37012
Phone: (615) 529-2173
Lawrence Funeral Home and Crematory
203 South Horton Parkway; Chapel Hill, TN
Phone: (931) 364-2233
High Funeral Home, Inc.
Address: 101 N College St. McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-2137
Fax: (931) 473-7343
Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home
Address: 415 North Chancery, McMinnville, TN 37110
Phone: (931) 473-4444
Fax: (931) 473-8428
McMinnville Funeral Home
Address: US Bypass 70S, McMinnville,, TN 37012
Phone: (931) 473-6606
Fax: (931) 473-7663
Hunter Funeral Home
Address: 208 W Main St, Watertown TN
Phone: (615) 237-9318
Ligon-Bobo Funeral Home Inc
Address: 241 W Main St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-2142
Mount Juliet Funeral Home
Address: 705 Hillview Dr, Mount Juliet, TN
Phone: (615) 758-5459
Partlow Funeral Chapel INC.
Address: 602 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN
Phone: (615) 444-7007
Fax: (615) 444-0618