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More Human Trafficking in Tennessee - Arrests made
More Human Trafficking in Tennessee - Arrests made

Human trafficking arrests have been made just a two hour drive from Rutherford County by the TBI. The investigation by Special Agents with the Human Trafficking Unit...

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Stolen Truck in Murfreesboro Recovered by THP
Stolen Truck in Murfreesboro Recovered by THP

A vehicle that was stolen in Murfreesboro was recovered the following morning, thanks to the fast work of law enforcement.

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New Tennessee Law Creates Program to Identify Causes of Suicides and Work to Prevent Suicide
New Tennessee Law Creates Program to Identify Causes of Suicides and Work to Prevent Suicide

As 2019 begins, a new Tennessee law will create a statewide program to identify causes of suicides and work to prevent suicide deaths.

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Judge Hearing Class-Action Lawsuit Against the State concerning TennCare
Judge Hearing Class-Action Lawsuit Against the State concerning TennCare

A federal judge is hearing arguments in a class-action lawsuit that claims delays in processing TennCare applications have left thousands of low-income Tennesseans without timely access to medical care.

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Stolen Sedan Recovered by Murfreesboro Police - Arrest Made
Stolen Sedan Recovered by Murfreesboro Police - Arrest Made

A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with theft after police pulled over the vehicle he was operating that returned as stolen.

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12 Year old charged with armed attempted carjacking in Nashville
12 Year old charged with armed attempted carjacking in Nashville

In nearby Nashville, detectives Monday night charged a 12-year-old with the armed attempted carjacking of a woman near the intersection of 20th Avenue North and Church Street.

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Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area
Commuter rail lines likely to hit Nashville before Murfreesboro area

Long term, there is a possibility of a light rail commuter line between Rutherford and Davidson Counties.

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Supreme Court Does Not Extend Home Inspector Liability to Third Parties
Supreme Court Does Not Extend Home Inspector Liability to Third Parties

Home inspections are a standard part of the buying process throughout the state, and, in a recent case, the Tennessee Supreme Court determined whether a home inspector's liability extends to a social guest of the homeowner who was injured when a railing collapsed shortly after purchase.

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Multiple shotguns, rifles and more stolen from Smyrna gun store Thursday
Multiple shotguns, rifles and more stolen from Smyrna gun store Thursday

Early Thursday morning (11/16/17), at approximately 1:00 am, Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway was burglarized. Multiple shotguns and semi-automatic rifles, along with ammunition were stolen.

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Duo accused of stealing a $287,000 RV from Christiana, a Jeep in Murfreesboro and more
Duo accused of stealing a $287,000 RV from Christiana, a Jeep in Murfreesboro and more

A couple has been accused of stealing everything from a 2015 Jeep Wrangler to a $287,000 motor home.

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Man wanted for allegedly kidnapping TSU student in Nashville arrested in Murfreesboro
Man wanted for allegedly kidnapping TSU student in Nashville arrested in Murfreesboro

A man wanted on a kidnapping charge in Nashville was apprehended in Murfreesboro at Hawthorne South Apartments on Indian Park Drive.

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Nashville woman charged with Driving on a Revoked License for the 5th time in Murfreesboro
Nashville woman charged with Driving on a Revoked License for the 5th time in Murfreesboro

A 29 year old Nashville woman was arrested in Murfreesboro for riving on a revoked license for the 5th time, according to Murfreesboro Police.

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Intervenes in Suicide Attempt
Murfreesboro Police Officer Intervenes in Suicide Attempt

Murfreesboro Police were able to help a 55 year old homeless man prior to him passing out. The man apparently took 10 Seroquel pills and stated that he was trying to kill himself.

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Nearby Nashville Police Dept. Experimenting with Officer Body Cameras
Nearby Nashville Police Dept. Experimenting with Officer Body Cameras

As part of the research and development phase of designing an integrated body worn camera system specifically for the Nashville Police Department, 20 volunteer officers...

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Middle TN's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk THIS Saturday
Middle TN's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk THIS Saturday

Middle Tennessee's 16th American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at Nissan Stadium.

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Have you seen this man?
Have you seen this man?

Nashville Metro Police are asking for the public's help throughout Middle Tennessee in locating a domestic violence suspect.

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Food, Alcohol and Drug Addiction leads to dreams and goals for one woman
Food, Alcohol and Drug Addiction leads to dreams and goals for one woman

Ericia Baggett was bullied throughout her school years due to her weight. "People would mistreat me," she said. Nevertheless, she found an escape in artwork. During middle school and high school she won numerous awards...

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Teen suicide numbers are UP
Teen suicide numbers are UP

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control found that teenage suicides rose nationwide in 2015, and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 hit a 40-year high.

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UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee
UPDATE: Human Trafficking Continues in Tennessee

A youth leader, a coach, and a volunteer firefighter are among nearly a dozen men facing felony charges as part of a four-day human trafficking operation in Kingsport.

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UPDATE: Suicide in Barfield Park on Saturday evening
UPDATE: Suicide in Barfield Park on Saturday evening

UPDATE: Apparently, someone called the authorities just before it occurred asking officers to check on the 46 year old man at his Cloister subdivision home

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College Grove man accidentally strikes pedestrian in Nashville this past Friday
College Grove man accidentally strikes pedestrian in Nashville this past Friday

There was no indication of impairment on the part of a College Grove man after a pedestrian in Nashville was struck and killed...

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell not running for Governor
Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell not running for Governor

Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell, who was considering a run at the Governor of Tennessee seat, has decided not to move forward with such an endeavor.

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Missing man in Middle Tennessee
Missing man in Middle Tennessee

Authorities in Middle Tennessee are on the lookout for a missing man.

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Rutherford County man shoots himself in parking lot of Murfreesboro hospital
Rutherford County man shoots himself in parking lot of Murfreesboro hospital

A man evidently shot himself in the parking lot of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro on Tuesday morning.

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 MTSU survey shows Predators fever heating up among Midstate sports fans
MTSU survey shows Predators fever heating up among Midstate sports fans

A recent statewide survey of Tennessee consumers by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research shows that the Nashville Predators have made gains in fan support after their run to the Stanley Cup Finals in June.

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VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System to Host 5th Annual Mental Health, Homeless Summit in Smyrna, TN

For the 5th year in a row, The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System will host a Mental Health / Homeless Summit that is attended by Veterans, Family Members and Community Partners.

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28 Pounds of Weed Seized in Nashville Traffic Stop
28 Pounds of Weed Seized in Nashville Traffic Stop

In nearby Nashville, 28 pounds of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop.

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Racketeering Acts Include Multiple Murders and Drug Trafficking in Clarksville and Murfreesboro
Racketeering Acts Include Multiple Murders and Drug Trafficking in Clarksville and Murfreesboro

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., returned a 40-count indictment yesterday, charging 11 members of the Gangster Disciples with conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, including the murder of a witness...

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Artist should submit work by July 15th for the annual Craft Fair
Artist should submit work by July 15th for the annual Craft Fair

Artists across the United States are invited to submit their artwork for 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair by July 15, 2017.

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Bridgestone Honored with Subaru Supplier Award
Bridgestone Honored with Subaru Supplier Award

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the company is the recipient of a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award.

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MTSU summer camp provides fascinating forensic experience for high schoolers
MTSU summer camp provides fascinating forensic experience for high schoolers

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.

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TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights
TN Senator Tracy announces signing of the Teacher Bill of Rights

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.

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Op ed: Warning to seniors who might be at risk of losing their Medicare assistance
Op ed: Warning to seniors who might be at risk of losing their Medicare assistance

"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..."

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Tennessee Right to Life Commends Governor Haslam for Support and Signing of Post-Viability Abortion Ban
Tennessee Right to Life Commends Governor Haslam for Support and Signing of Post-Viability Abortion Ban

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.

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Senator Jim Tracy Against Sanctuary Cities in Tennessee
Senator Jim Tracy Against Sanctuary Cities in Tennessee

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.

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Murfreesboro woman saves the life of a suicidal roommate
Murfreesboro woman saves the life of a suicidal roommate

An attempted suicide was stopped, thanks to the watchful eye of a roommate in Murfreesboro.

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Nashville man seriously injured at electric substation - Murfreesboro says DO NOT ENTER
Nashville man seriously injured at electric substation - Murfreesboro says DO NOT ENTER

In Murfreesboro, thefts have been reported in the past that involved subjects breaking into substations to steal copper wires.

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Suicide numbers up in Tennessee
Suicide numbers up in Tennessee

In any given day, three people in Tennessee die by suicide. As of 2015, suicide is the third-leading cause of death...

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11-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace
11-Year Anniversary in the Murder of 2 Year Old Analyce Grace

April 24th the 11th year anniversary since the disappearance of 2 year old Analyce Guerra from Smyrna. Her body was later found in Murfreesboro in 2008.

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MTSU biologists share medicinal plant research at Nashville exhibition
MTSU biologists share medicinal plant research at Nashville exhibition

As part of the Adventure Science Center's "Wicked Plants" exhibition continuing through May 29 in Nashville, MTSU students and faculty in the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research presented a series of events featuring medicinal plants.

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Meth ring shut down in Middle Tennessee
Meth ring shut down in Middle Tennessee

A fairly large scale crystal meth distribution ring has been shut down in Middle Tennessee.

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More drugs and guns off the street
More drugs and guns off the street

More drugs are off the street and again, while in Nashville reports indicate a portion of drug sales could have been headed to Rutherford County.

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22 Pounds of Cocaine, $111,000 Cash Seized from Donelson Area Home
22 Pounds of Cocaine, $111,000 Cash Seized from Donelson Area Home

While the recent arrest was in Nashville, it may curb some cocaine trafficking into Rutherford County.

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MTSU crews help craft new NPT series, 'The Songwriters,' premiering this Saturday
MTSU crews help craft new NPT series, 'The Songwriters,' premiering this Saturday

MTSU's College of Media and Entertainment is pulling all hands into a new project with Nashville Public Television and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, bringing faculty, students and the college's dean together to create a weekly TV show that premieres Saturday, Jan. 28.

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Suspected Serial Motel Robber Robin Wallace Phillips Arrested
Suspected Serial Motel Robber Robin Wallace Phillips Arrested

Detectives on Wednesday (1/25/17) arrested Robin Wallace Phillips, a 41-year-old parolee who is suspected of committing a series of motel robberies in Davidson, Wilson and Rutherford Counties over the past few days.

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Murfreesboro woman charged in Nashville attempted murder case of a Police Officer
Murfreesboro woman charged in Nashville attempted murder case of a Police Officer

Kathleen Daly of Murfreesboro surrendered to the Metro Nashville Police on outstanding warrants charging her with attempted murder and other crimes in connection with last week's shooting of East Precinct Police Officer Terrance McBride at the Cumberland Inn on W. Trinity Lane.

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Three Graduate from Human Trafficking Intervention Court
Three Graduate from Human Trafficking Intervention Court

The Nashville Courts have confirmed that three women have recently graduated from the new Human Trafficking Intervention Court.

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Did you have real or fake tickets for the Country Music Awards Show?
Did you have real or fake tickets for the Country Music Awards Show?

Fraud detectives this afternoon charged a New York man with felony criminal simulation and misdemeanor theft for peddling counterfeit tickets to Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards show.

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Murfreesboro woman busted with 13 pounds of Meth
Murfreesboro woman busted with 13 pounds of Meth

This past Wednesday afternoon's stop of a Cadillac CTS on Briley Parkway for having an inoperative brake light led to the seizure of six bags of crystal methamphetamine that weighed just more than 13 pounds.

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Murfreesboro victim left car running - Car stolen and later recovered
Murfreesboro victim left car running - Car stolen and later recovered

Quick work by police landed one person in jail and the recovery of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that was stolen from a home on Maymont Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Search Expands for Missing Army Soldier in Tennessee
Search Expands for Missing Army Soldier in Tennessee

Shadow Branice McClaine was reported missing by her family and to date, they have not heard from her.

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LaVergne, Tennessee man Killed in Nashville Accident
LaVergne, Tennessee man Killed in Nashville Accident

Prior to the fatal crash, Kostyk was driving his 2007 Hyundai Elantra south on I-65 when he struck the center concrete barrier at the I-40 overpass.

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Do you remember the Greer Stadium? Former home to the Nashville Sounds...
Do you remember the Greer Stadium? Former home to the Nashville Sounds...

Many who grew up in and around Middle Tennessee have fond memories of games at the Nashville stadium.

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2016 Old Timers Festival
2016 Old Timers Festival "Hometown Heroes"

The city of La Vergne is excited to announce the 2016 Old Timers Festival, to be held on Saturday September 17, with theme of "Celebrating Our Hometown Heroes."

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Man revisits area of where he lost his leg while jumping onto a train 42 years later
Man revisits area of where he lost his leg while jumping onto a train 42 years later

Imagine losing your right leg at age 15 by way of a train car cutting it off. Marshall, who is 57 years old today, recalls the night that he lost his leg.

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Education Department Releases America's College Promise Playbook
Education Department Releases America's College Promise Playbook

At the state level, the playbook showcases the Tennessee Promise program. The program serves over 16,000 students and is contributing to a 10 percent increase in public higher education enrollment and a 25 percent increase at community colleges throughout Tennessee.

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New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee
New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee

This new law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense naloxone to a person at risk of opioid overdose or to a family member, friend or other person to assist someone at risk of an opiate-related overdose.

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New Audi and Meth seized at a Murfreesboro area Motel
New Audi and Meth seized at a Murfreesboro area Motel

A 28 year Murfreesboro woman has been arrested at an Old Fort Parkway motel after police noticed a new Audi with Rutherford County tags parked outside the room that showed one of the owners had an active warrant.

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Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Event, Thursday, Sept. 22, Rutherford County Courthouse
Murfreesboro Community Rhythm Event, Thursday, Sept. 22, Rutherford County Courthouse

Anyone who would like to participate in a group drumming session can come to the brick area at the east side of the Rutherford County Courthouse right in the center of the city, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, the autumnal equinox.

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38th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair
38th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

Attracting 50,000 visitors each fair, Tennessee Craft Fairs are top tier shows that bring together more than 200 craft artists with national and regional reputations to share their best work.

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Smyrna Man Shot on 2nd Avenue in Nashville
Smyrna Man Shot on 2nd Avenue in Nashville

Kyle Freeman of Smyrna was walking west on Broadway at 10 p.m. when he felt pain in his left upper back.

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Major Increases in Obama Care Insurance Rates in Tennessee
Major Increases in Obama Care Insurance Rates in Tennessee

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on the premium increases ranging from 44% to 62% made final Tuesday for all three plans on Tennessee's Obamacare exchange...

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Are you an alcoholic? Answer these questions to see...
Are you an alcoholic? Answer these questions to see...

Many Rutherford County residents enjoy an adult beverage from time to time as a way to unwind and relax. But when that occasional drink or substance use becomes more and more frequent, it can be cause for concern.

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Investigation Continuing into August 4th Rape of Woman at Hamilton Creek Recreation Center
Investigation Continuing into August 4th Rape of Woman at Hamilton Creek Recreation Center

Nashville Metro Police have yet to make an arrest in a rape case that unfolded near Percy Priest Lake at the Hamilton Creek Recreation Center, so WGNS thought that we would further circulate the information in case our listeners have any details for detectives.

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Man on Death Row in Nashville Explains his 4 Killings, but has yet to be Executed
Man on Death Row in Nashville Explains his 4 Killings, but has yet to be Executed

A man who killed four people, including his own mother is sitting on death row in Nashville. Stephen Lynn Hugueley said that he is ready to be executed, but the state and federal government won't allow it to happen.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder Case in Court This Week
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Murder Case in Court This Week

A 23-year old Nashville man who reportedly took the life of a Murfreesboro resident will appear in court this week.

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Pastor and Associate Arrested by TBI for Fake Addiction Treatment Program
Pastor and Associate Arrested by TBI for Fake Addiction Treatment Program

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Nashville area pastor and his associate, accused of securing state grant money for an addiction treatment program that did not exist.

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Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee
Group Looking into Better Health Care in Tennessee

A new proposal from the 3-Star Healthy Task Force is looking at ways to help people's health care in Tennessee.

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Democrats in Tennessee Vocal on Background Checks
Democrats in Tennessee Vocal on Background Checks

"The bottom line is that universal background checks are the responsible thing to do. They will save lives and make our communities safer places to live and work."

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Paintball Splashes Smyrna
Paintball Splashes Smyrna

2,000 paintball players and enthusiasts from around the world are traveling to Smyrna this June to compete in one of the world's largest paintball events!

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New Teeth for a former Heroin Addict, Dreams Come True
New Teeth for a former Heroin Addict, Dreams Come True

She was a mixture of smiles and tears as she left the dentist today. Stacy has been working with Dr. Jess Sinquefield, DDS in Murfreesboro for several weeks now on a dream that many of us take for granted... our teeth.

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Murfreesboro Trucking Company Sold to Bedford County Trucking Company
Murfreesboro Trucking Company Sold to Bedford County Trucking Company

Big G Express has announced the acquisition of Ike Transportation, a regional flatbed carrier headquartered in Murfreesboro. Ike Transportation will be a subsidiary of Big G Express.

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Murfreesboro Native Chris Young Kicked Off the CMA Festival Wednesday
Murfreesboro Native Chris Young Kicked Off the CMA Festival Wednesday

Murfreesboro native Chris Young kicked off the 2016 CMA Music Festival in Nashville Wednesday. Young headlined at the Ascend Amphitheater.

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Stones River Mall and Hot Topic present Anime & Cosplay Party: Round Two
Stones River Mall and Hot Topic present Anime & Cosplay Party: Round Two

Shoppers are encouraged to wear their favorite Cosplay costumes, which will be judged during a Cosplay Contest at the end of the event. Pre-registration will take place from 1-2 p.m., and prizes will be awarded in both children and adult categories.

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Smyrna resident arrested for Nashville Murder
Smyrna resident arrested for Nashville Murder

Shatara Evette Jones, 25, of Rock Springs Road in Smyrna, accused of shooting and killing a 14 year old in Nashville.

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Accused Murderer Karlus Branch Arrested at a Murfreesboro Motel
Accused Murderer Karlus Branch Arrested at a Murfreesboro Motel

The Metro Nashville Police Special Response Team with the assistance of Murfreesboro Police and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, arrested accused murderer Karlus Branch inside a room at the Knights Inn on S. Church Street in Murfreesboro.

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Mother who was charged with Truancy after taking her special needs son out of school is now looking forward to next year
Mother who was charged with Truancy after taking her special needs son out of school is now looking forward to next year

You may recall the story that WGNS brought you a couple of weeks ago involving the mother of an autistic teenager who took her son out of school due to problems he was having in the classroom. Wendy Walton was later charged with truancy due to her keeping her son Spencer at home.

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Man Allegedly Tried to Hire Someone to Kill His Wife
Man Allegedly Tried to Hire Someone to Kill His Wife

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Davidson County man, who is charged with trying to get someone to kill his wife.

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The Music City Open Paintball Tournament will return to Smyrna
The Music City Open Paintball Tournament will return to Smyrna

There will be more than 100 teams traveling from all over the country as far away as Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and Illinois to play in this division paintball tournament.

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Recount of Votes on Abortion Restriction Issue
Recount of Votes on Abortion Restriction Issue

A federal judge has ordered a recount of votes on a 2014 amendment to the Tennessee Constitution that made it easier to put restrictions on abortion.

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Tennessee Accomplishing Goals in Prescription Drug Addiction
Tennessee Accomplishing Goals in Prescription Drug Addiction

Reduced patient doctor shopping for pain meds by 50%, Increased funding to counties with high overdose deaths and NAS births, Increased funding to community anti-drug coalitions...

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MTSU Professor of Music Business talks about the Legacy of Artist Prince
MTSU Professor of Music Business talks about the Legacy of Artist Prince

MTSU's Stacy Merida, an assistant professor of music business in the Department of Recording Industry, shared her thoughts about the legacy of music icon Prince...

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Measles in Shelby County, but TN Health Department Warning Other Counties
Measles in Shelby County, but TN Health Department Warning Other Counties

While the investigation is currently centered in Shelby County, all Tennesseans should have heightened awareness about measles and its symptoms.

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Line Up Announced for Air Show in Smyrna
Line Up Announced for Air Show in Smyrna

The Great Tennessee Air Show announced its complete lineup for the 2016 show happening Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport.

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Veteran Nashville photojournalist Larry Flowers to give keynote speech at Journeys' Annual Celebration
Veteran Nashville photojournalist Larry Flowers to give keynote speech at Journeys' Annual Celebration

Veteran Nashville television reporter Larry Flowers will be the keynote speaker at an April 28 event in Murfreesboro aimed at raising money for a local nonprofit that supports people with disabilities.

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New Tennessee Bill Bans the Sale of Fetal Remains
New Tennessee Bill Bans the Sale of Fetal Remains

Legislation banning the sale of fetal remains by abortion providers in Tennessee passed the state House overwhelmingly by a vote of 79-9.

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TBI Has Four Polygraph Examiners
TBI Has Four Polygraph Examiners

Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced its Polygraph Unit has been awarded accreditation through a national board, Polygraph Law Enforcement Accreditation (PLEA).

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Tennessee Attorney General has declared that fantasy sports
Tennessee Attorney General has declared that fantasy sports

In Opinion 16-23, Tennessee AG Herbert H. Slatery III stated that gambling is illegal in the state, despite the state-sponsored lottery which is currently in operation.

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New law to end  hiring illegal aliens goes to the governor for signature
New law to end hiring illegal aliens goes to the governor for signature

Legislation which puts more teeth in Tennessee's E-Verify law to ensure that new hires are in the state legally is now on its way to the governor after unanimous approval in the House of Representatives Thursday.

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Will the Bible be the official Book of Tennessee?
Will the Bible be the official Book of Tennessee?

Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers voted Monday to make the Holy Bible the state's official book.

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Less Time Testing for School Students in TN
Less Time Testing for School Students in TN

Tennessee's top education official has announced that students will be spending less time taking standardized tests next year.

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Abortion Rights in Tennessee Called into Questioning
Abortion Rights in Tennessee Called into Questioning

Abortion rights supporters want a federal judge to toss out a 2014 constitutional amendment that made it easier to restrict abortion in Tennessee.

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Grocery Stores may soon be able to Serve Wine for In Store Consumption in TN
Grocery Stores may soon be able to Serve Wine for In Store Consumption in TN

Another bill is starting to make headlines that will allow grocery stores to pour and serve wine in the store. Of course, grocery stores will already be able to sell wine by the bottle starting July 1, 2016.

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Veteran-turned-writer separates fact from fiction in April 14 address
Veteran-turned-writer separates fact from fiction in April 14 address

A retired U.S. Marine who turned his military career into critically acclaimed literature will share his experiences at MTSU.

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Special Murder Mystery and Dinner at the Smyrna Train Depot
Special Murder Mystery and Dinner at the Smyrna Train Depot

Local resident Danny Wells told WGNS that another play is coming to the historic train depot on Front Street in Smyrna.

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24 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Donating Kidney to Younger Sister
24 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Donating Kidney to Younger Sister

24 year old Benito Cabrera, who is a graduate of Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, will be donating one of his kidney's to his younger sister Jasmine Goolesby, 23. Cabrera told WGNS...

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State of Tennessee Says Don't Drink Raw Milk
State of Tennessee Says Don't Drink Raw Milk

Milk, whether it comes from seemingly healthy cows, goats or any other animal, can cause serious health problems, including death, if it has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria.

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Solar Energy from Middle TN Electric is Planned for the Future in Murfreesboro
Solar Energy from Middle TN Electric is Planned for the Future in Murfreesboro

Middle Tennessee Electric plans to install solar panels on the site of their soon to be built campus located on Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro. President of Middle Tennessee Electric Chris Jones told WGNS...

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Nashville man taken to Murfreesboro and allegedly sexually assaulted by another man
Nashville man taken to Murfreesboro and allegedly sexually assaulted by another man

The 24 year old victim from Nashville told police that an unknown man approached him in Davidson County and offered him food. After eating, the male victim told officers he did not remember anything until he woke up in the suspects hotel room located in Murfreesboro.

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State Warns that Rabies Vaccinations are Needed
State Warns that Rabies Vaccinations are Needed

In the first three months of this year, the Tennessee Department of Health State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed rabies in three wild animals and five pet dogs and cats.

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Two Women Facing Multiple Criminal Charges Resulting from Shoplifting Case
Two Women Facing Multiple Criminal Charges Resulting from Shoplifting Case

While no arrests have been made in recent shoplifting incidents in Murfreesboro at Victoria's Secret, two arrests have been made in Nashville at a shopping mall.

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Steel Technologies will invest $18 million in Smyrna, TN
Steel Technologies will invest $18 million in Smyrna, TN

Steel Technologies will invest $18 million to build the Smyrna manufacturing facility, the company's second location in Rutherford County, and create 50 new jobs.

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State Leaders want to change Texting and Driving from Non-moving to Moving Violation
State Leaders want to change Texting and Driving from Non-moving to Moving Violation

The state House has narrowly passed a bill to increase penalties for texting while driving in Tennessee.

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Organization Focusing on Abortion Stigma in Middle Tennessee
Organization Focusing on Abortion Stigma in Middle Tennessee

The Senior Field Coordinator for Planned Parenthood in Middle Tennessee stated, "The Tennessee Stories Project rejects the premise that abortion is morally wrong or socially unacceptable and is working to promote a culture of compassion in Tennessee."

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New Rules from the Department of Labor for Business Owners / Managers
New Rules from the Department of Labor for Business Owners / Managers

Senator Alexander: "Now the administration, which just sped up the election process for employers and employees with the ambush election rule, has made a new rule to discourage employers from seeking the legal advice they need to fulfill their obligations..."

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Government assistance to Tennessee families may be on the decrease
Government assistance to Tennessee families may be on the decrease

More than 19 percent of Tennesseans receive government food assistance, but a report released by the United States Department of Agriculture looked at national data and found there was a slight decrease in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment.

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Oral and Patch Contraceptives Could Soon be Obtained Without Doctor Visit
Oral and Patch Contraceptives Could Soon be Obtained Without Doctor Visit

House Bill 1823 is currently being discussed in Tennessee. The bill would allow over-the-counter provisions of contraception by a pharmacist.

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Bill requiring transgender school students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth has failed
Bill requiring transgender school students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth has failed

A bill in Tennessee that would require transgender students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth has failed.

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Senator Bill Ketron Thinking About Running for Senate Speaker
Senator Bill Ketron Thinking About Running for Senate Speaker

In the wake of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's decision to leave office next year, state Sen.Bill Ketron is eyeing a run for the Senate speaker post.

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Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman
Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman

Middle Tennessee residents are being asked by the police department in Nashville to be on the lookout for a subject who sexually assaulted a female on March 14, 2016.

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Fetal Assault Law in TN will officially die in July (2016)
Fetal Assault Law in TN will officially die in July (2016)

The bill was killed on Tuesday which means after July 1 of this year, mothers will not be charged with Fetal Assault or Assault.

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Construction Accident in Nashville Claims the Life of a Smyrna Man
Construction Accident in Nashville Claims the Life of a Smyrna Man

A Smyrna man died after a construction related accident in Nashville on Wednesday morning.

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Arrest Made in Eagle Street Murder that took place in February in Murfreesboro
Arrest Made in Eagle Street Murder that took place in February in Murfreesboro

Warrants for his arrest were obtained under charges of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

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Man accused of using online advertisements to solicit underage minors
Man accused of using online advertisements to solicit underage minors

While the arrest was made in Nashville, WGNS is releasing this story due to police stating that an arranged meeting with the suspect and the child whom he thought was 13 took place close to Rutherford County.

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Barricaded suspect in La Vergne wanted on charge involving sexual incident with a child has been arrested
Barricaded suspect in La Vergne wanted on charge involving sexual incident with a child has been arrested

The original charges for the man who allegedly barricaded himself in a La Vergne home stemmed from an investigation in Shawnee County, Kansas. The crime was of a sexual nature involving at least one minor 14 years of age or younger.

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Murfreesboro man charged with 5 counts of
Murfreesboro man charged with 5 counts of "Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor"

Information led officers to 29-year old Michael L. Marshall who goes by the nickname of Mike

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Recovery Courts in Tennessee Leading to Lifetime Transformations
Recovery Courts in Tennessee Leading to Lifetime Transformations

Recovery Courts in Tennessee have been putting people who struggle with mental health and substance use issues on the path to a more successful and rewarding future since 2003.

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WGNS' Bart Walker to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame
WGNS' Bart Walker to be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

On Wednesday's morning's radio broadcast, Doug Combs and Skip Woolwine surprised Bart Walker with news that he would be inducted into the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame at their annual awards ceremony in May.

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Alexander Votes to Stop Burdensome Carbon Regulations for States
Alexander Votes to Stop Burdensome Carbon Regulations for States

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) voted today to stop carbon regulations for states in President Obama's so-called Clean Power Plan, saying the plan incentivizes states to invest in wind power production, instead of more reliable nuclear facilities.

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World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro presenting the Give Thanks event in Nashville
World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro presenting the Give Thanks event in Nashville

Murfreesboro Pastor Allen Jackson at the World Outreach Church says several special guests will be in Nashville on Sunday at the Bridgestone Arena.

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Murfreesboro man arrested on a theft charge after allegedly attempting to buy a gun
Murfreesboro man arrested on a theft charge after allegedly attempting to buy a gun

Murfreesboro Police responded to Murfreesboro Pawn and Gun when a 47-year old man allegedly tried to purchase a gun who evidently had a warrant for his arrest.

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Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication for Death of Unborn Child
Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication for Death of Unborn Child

Jose Marquez Lopez, 21, was arrested Wednesday (10/28/15) on a multi-count grand jury indictment charging him with killing an unborn baby in a two-vehicle collision in the 3900 block of Apache Trail on Christmas day 2014.

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LoJack security device leads police directly to the stolen vehicle
LoJack security device leads police directly to the stolen vehicle

A 2008 Ford F-150 was recovered by police thanks to a LoJack tracking device.

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Tennessee stands to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees
Tennessee stands to receive 10,000 Syrian refugees

Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months.

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Artist from Murfreesboro and Beyond Participate in the Crafts Fair
Artist from Murfreesboro and Beyond Participate in the Crafts Fair

Over 200 of the finest craft artists from across the country will converge on the lawn of Nashville's Centennial Park September 25-27 for the 37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, attracting 40-50,000 new and long-time citizens plus tourists from Boston to Houston and beyond.

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Babysitter remains in custody
Babysitter remains in custody

In nearby Nashville, a woman remains jailed in lieu of $250,000 bond following her arrest Sunday on a grand jury indictment charging her with nine counts of attempted aggravated child abuse and two counts of aggravated child neglect...

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Greater incentive for area police officers to obtain degree from MTSU
Greater incentive for area police officers to obtain degree from MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University and the Metropolitan Police Department Training Division have reached an agreement that gives officers greater incentive to get their college degrees.

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Nashville man allegedly takes sexually explicit photos with his 3-month old daughter
Nashville man allegedly takes sexually explicit photos with his 3-month old daughter

In nearby Nashville, the Metro Police investigation into a domestic violence case has led to charges that a 37-year-old Nashville father has been sexually exploiting his three-month-old daughter.

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Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:
Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:

Metro Sex Crimes detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who digitally raped a female resident of Brentridge Apartments in South Nashville after entering her apartment through an unlocked door late Sunday night.

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Dead body found in Rockvale is that of a Nashville man
Dead body found in Rockvale is that of a Nashville man

A body of a murder victim found shot to death Wednesday morning off of Ditch Road in Rockvale (Rutherford County) is believed to be that of Nashvillian Luis Alberto Diaz, 23...

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Tax Free Weekend nearing in Tennessee for back to school shoppers
Tax Free Weekend nearing in Tennessee for back to school shoppers

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

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UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars
UPDATE: Legal Action taken against Nashville Motor Cars

While criminal charges have not been filed, some legal action is moving forward. WGNS' Ron Jordan explains...

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TN Retreat for Arthritic Children: Camp AcheAway
TN Retreat for Arthritic Children: Camp AcheAway

Among those attending is the daughter of Trish Bryant of Murfreesboro, who says the camp provides a safe place for children with juvenile arthritis to be themselves and have fun.

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To execute by lethal injection or not to execute?
To execute by lethal injection or not to execute?

Attorneys for the state have argued much of the testimony is irrelevant. They say inmates are not guaranteed a painless death.

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Comcast says they will increase Internet Speeds in Murfreesboro and Nashville
Comcast says they will increase Internet Speeds in Murfreesboro and Nashville

The new speeds and tiers will be available immediately to the vast majority of new and existing customers in Nashville and in Murfreesboro...

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Thousands of dollars in stolen STUFF recovered
Thousands of dollars in stolen STUFF recovered

If you had something stolen in recent months and you live in Davidson or Rutherford Counties, you may want to check out these photos on WGNSradio.com to see if you see your missing items.

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With the help of Google, Metro Police track down man who allegedly downloaded child porn
With the help of Google, Metro Police track down man who allegedly downloaded child porn

A registered sex offender in Nashville has been arrested after allegedly downloading sexually explicit photos of children on his mobile device.

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Governor Haslam signs informed consent bill in regards to abortion
Governor Haslam signs informed consent bill in regards to abortion

Responding to Monday's signing by Governor Bill Haslam of legislation requiring informed consent and waiting period provisions, the state's oldest and largest pro-life organization expressed appreciation to the state's voters and elected officials.

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Smyrna Home Invasion Suspect claiming to be a cop on the run
Smyrna Home Invasion Suspect claiming to be a cop on the run

In July of 2014, two white males armed with handguns forced entry into a Smyrna residence. Once inside, the two men claimed to be undercover police officers.

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Governor Declares May
Governor Declares May "Putting Investors First" month

Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed May 2015 "Putting Investors First" Month as a way to recognize the importance the investment profession as foundation of a strong and growing state economy.

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May is officially Motorcycle Awareness Month
May is officially Motorcycle Awareness Month

The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol have joined to share a unified message: Share the Road.

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STILL MISSING: Tabitha Tuders
STILL MISSING: Tabitha Tuders

The 12th anniversary for a child in Middle Tennessee to remain missing is nearing. Tabitha Tuders was only 13-years old...

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Shots fired at a Nashville Synagogue on Monday
Shots fired at a Nashville Synagogue on Monday

Shots rang out on Monday morning at a Nashville area Synagogue around 10:15. The incident is under investigation by the Nashville Metro Police Department.

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First Degree Murder suspect added to the TBI most wanted list - Have you seen him?
First Degree Murder suspect added to the TBI most wanted list - Have you seen him?

On March 15, 2014, Justin Roake was killed when shots were fired from an SUV, into the vehicle he was driving.

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Rape suspect arrested after being placed on TBI most wanted list
Rape suspect arrested after being placed on TBI most wanted list

The Ashland City man was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office on charges of Rape and Violation of the Sex Offender Registry.

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Dead body found in Percy Priest Lake
Dead body found in Percy Priest Lake

The deceased was found in the Nashville portion of the lake in the area of Hobson Pike.

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Buying real estate in Nashville? Buyer beware... of the seller
Buying real estate in Nashville? Buyer beware... of the seller

The suspect went to a Davidson County business and tried to submit his fingerprints as those of someone else, so that other individual could obtain a real estate license.

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Accused murder suspect we were told to
Accused murder suspect we were told to "Be on the lookout" for has been captured

Accused murderer Jordan Goodlett surrendered at the Nashville police headquarters Monday evening and is now being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond on charges of criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.

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TBI Most Wanted man caught by authorities
TBI Most Wanted man caught by authorities

Taylor, 29, was captured by FBI agents after a brief chase, as he was leaving a motel near Atlanta. He was placed on the Most Wanted list on February 6th.

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Sex trafficking case unfolds in Nashville - Men who utilized service possibly from all over Middle Tennessee
Sex trafficking case unfolds in Nashville - Men who utilized service possibly from all over Middle Tennessee

The reported victim in this case told detectives that the suspect arranged for her to be flown from New York to Nashville earlier in the week, and that she was directed to perform sex acts on multiple men over the past few days.

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The Human Rights Campaign to hold press conference on marriage equality in Middle Tennessee
The Human Rights Campaign to hold press conference on marriage equality in Middle Tennessee

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. On Thursday, February 19th, the Human Rights Campaign Vice President Fred Sainz...

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Does this suspect live in Murfreesboro or Nashville? Can you identify?
Does this suspect live in Murfreesboro or Nashville? Can you identify?

East Precinct detectives are working to identify the woman who used stolen credit cards taken during three separate vehicle break-ins on October 13th at the Shelby Bottoms Greenway parking lot, 1900 Davidson Street.

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Two semi truck drivers die in fiery I-24 accident
Two semi truck drivers die in fiery I-24 accident

Interstate 24 had to be shut down after a Tuesday evening accident in Davidson County.

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Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer
Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute named Top Performer

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville has been named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations in the United States.

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While this is a Nashville story, it may have an impact on Rutherford County too
While this is a Nashville story, it may have an impact on Rutherford County too

A search of the 2012 Dodge Ram, which had 234,000 miles on the odometer, revealed 425 pounds of high-grade marijuana valued at $1.7 million, $354,944 in cash, 17 "burner" cell phones with various states...

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Ebola in America discussion to take place at Vanderbilt Medical Center
Ebola in America discussion to take place at Vanderbilt Medical Center

The United States is engaged in a two front war against Ebola - at home, and abroad in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Smyrna man allegedly viewed child porn on school computer for years
Smyrna man allegedly viewed child porn on school computer for years

Former elementary school teacher Douglas Jett is jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond following his arrest on a grand jury indictment charging him with 25 counts of sexual exploitation of minors for downloading thousands of images of child pornography.

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Missing 11-year old from Middle Tennessee found  safe in Atlanta, GA
Missing 11-year old from Middle Tennessee found safe in Atlanta, GA

11-year-old Nathan Long, who has been missing from his North Nashville home since Monday night, has been located safe in Atlanta.

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MTSU Scores Awesome New Partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville
MTSU Scores Awesome New Partnership with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville

A new partnership between Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville and MTSU's Department of Recording Industry will allow students to submit two of their songs directly to Sony/ATV's creative team.

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Annual Crafts Fair in Nashville nearing
Annual Crafts Fair in Nashville nearing

The 36th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair (formerly TACA Craft Fair) is expected to draw a crowd of around 50,000 people.

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Two agencies in Murfreesboro to receive grant money from smokeless tobacco company in Nashville

Two Murfreesboro agencies, Domestic Violence Program Inc. and Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency, are receiving grants from the employees of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company...

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Local GROWTH: Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete announcing the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix
Local GROWTH: Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete announcing the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix

Smyrna Ready Mix Concrete, LLC., a concrete manufacturer, announced today the acquisition of Metro Ready Mix, a Nashville (Tennessee) based concrete manufacturer...

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Positive: Local band with ties to the Sheriff's Office to play benefit concert in the 'Boro
Positive: Local band with ties to the Sheriff's Office to play benefit concert in the 'Boro

"We're commanded to look after the less fortunate, especially the widows and children," Blue Davis said.

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Have you seen this man? He is missing...
Have you seen this man? He is missing...

Missing person detectives are working to locate 81-year-old Andrew Jackson Harris who suffers from dementia.

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Nationwide be on the lookout issued for a Nashville man after mom was murdered
Nationwide be on the lookout issued for a Nashville man after mom was murdered

A nationwide "Be on the Lookout" has been issued for a Nashville man who allegedly had something to do with the murder of his mother.

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Female teen reported missing last week in Middle Tennessee area found
Female teen reported missing last week in Middle Tennessee area found

A 16-year old girl who was reported missing in the Middle Tennessee area this past week has been found. 

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Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO
Should the Tennessee Supreme Court Justice answer to a political party? Justice Clark says NO

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning. 

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UPDATE: 2014 Blackman High School Graduate killed in Nashville Shooting - Do you recognize the suspect SUV?
UPDATE: 2014 Blackman High School Graduate killed in Nashville Shooting - Do you recognize the suspect SUV?

A recent graduate of Blackman High School in Murfreesboro is dead following a shooting in Nashville... Here is a photo of the SUV that the alleged shooter may have been operating...

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Uh-Oh: Lost Funding Could Shutter 80 TN Community Health Clinics
Uh-Oh: Lost Funding Could Shutter 80 TN Community Health Clinics

Dozens of health clinics focused on serving those people across Tennessee most in need may have to close their doors with a major source of federal funding set to expire in 2015.

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Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly touching girl at Nashville Shores
Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly touching girl at Nashville Shores

A Murfreesboro man is in jail after allegedly touching a minor at a Nashville water park.

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Senator Ketron gets high marks from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
Senator Ketron gets high marks from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has received the highest possible ranking from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.  

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Half pound of weed recovered - smell and traffic are what originated arrest
Half pound of weed recovered - smell and traffic are what originated arrest

A half-pound of Mary Jane was then recovered from a closet in the apartment along with $3,000 in cash. 

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Darryl Worley to host Songwriters Event in Murfreesboro July 15th
Darryl Worley to host Songwriters Event in Murfreesboro July 15th

Country music star and songwriter Darryl Worley will host hit songwriters Wynn Varble, David Lee and Brett Jones on Tuesday, July 15, for the Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro. 

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Family of Deceased Woman say Former Caregiver is Stealing Money

The family of a deceased Murfreesboro woman is upset that a former caregiver has rung up over $6,000 in forged checks and credit card bills.

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Beware: Tennessee apparently a dangerous state for walkers
Beware: Tennessee apparently a dangerous state for walkers

Overall, Tennessee ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths in the decade from 2003 to 2012.

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Murfreesboro man arrested in connection with Nashville pedestrian being STRUCK and killed
Murfreesboro man arrested in connection with Nashville pedestrian being STRUCK and killed

The driver who struck a pedestrian on Harding Place at the Interstate 24 East entrance ramp Wednesday night is charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and an implied consent violation.

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Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina
Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina

Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...

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UPDATE: Man Who Was Found Dead in Nashville Home has been Identified as a Rutherford County Resident

The man who died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning inside a Tulip Blossom Drive house in Nashville is actually identified as a Smyrna resident. 

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UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed in Nashville Identified as 72-Year Old Rutherford County Resident

A man from LaVergne was hit by a car and killed in Nashville on Wednesday night. WGNS was able to confirm the identity of the victim Friday evening.

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Men Allegedly Accused of Selling and Buying Heroin, One of Three from Rutherford County
Rodriguez Rafael Lopez and Antwan Gomez-Flores are allegedly with a large scale heroin outfit.
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Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Have you seen these two men? They are wanted by the law.
Metro Police in Nashville are asking for the public's assistance in locating two men who are wanted on assault charges. Both men listed their most recent address as being in Murfreesboro, TN. 
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