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Nashville Christmas Tree from Murfreesboro
Nashville Christmas Tree from Murfreesboro

The Christmas tree for the city of Nashville is from Murfreesboro. The tree was delivered Tuesday after being donated from the Hutchison family.

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UPDATE: 'Boro Woman Charged in Fatal I-24 Hit & Run, Local Victim Identified
UPDATE: 'Boro Woman Charged in Fatal I-24 Hit & Run, Local Victim Identified

Police in Nashville have charged a Murfreesboro woman with a fatal hit and run accident on I-24 which took the life of an 18-year old Murfreesboro man.

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Burnette Chapel Minister Reacts to Waffle House Shooting
Burnette Chapel Minister Reacts to Waffle House Shooting

The Waffle House in Antioch where a gunman opened fire, killing four people, is just two-miles from Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. That's where just seven months ago, Emanuel Samson of Murfreesboro, allegedly opened fire, killing Melanie Smith of Smyrna.

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Frivolous Lawsuit Law in Tennessee Under Fire
Frivolous Lawsuit Law in Tennessee Under Fire

A Nashville Democratic state lawmaker is leading a charge to repeal legislation passed last year, which was meant to shield some people from frivolous lawsuits.

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UPDATE: Vote on Oaklands Park Area Rezoning Deferred
UPDATE: Vote on Oaklands Park Area Rezoning Deferred

A resolution to consider rezoning nearly 12-acres along North Highland Avenue and East Clark Boulevard from general office to planned residential was deferred by the Murfreesboro City Council.

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Mother of Murdered Teen Speaks Out
Mother of Murdered Teen Speaks Out

The mother of an 18-year old teen shot and killed at the Gateway Apartments on Lascassas Pike says the arrest of her son's alleged killers has been bittersweet.

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Shot Fired into University Ridge Apartment
Shot Fired into University Ridge Apartment

More gunfire at a Murfreesboro apartment complex. This time, Lucas McKinney says someone fired a bullet through his roommate's window at University Ridge Apartments.

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Missouri Family Reunited with Service Dog in Murfreesboro
Missouri Family Reunited with Service Dog in Murfreesboro

A wonderful ending to a story of a boy and his service dog, Ziggy - now reunited after over a month apart.

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Sheriff's Name Used in Threatening Message
Sheriff's Name Used in Threatening Message

Someone using Sheriff Robert Arnold's name has reportedly contacted at least one former deputy, trying to extort money to help pay for legal fees.

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MPD Chief Critical of Police Pursuit
MPD Chief Critical of Police Pursuit

The chief of the Murfreesboro Police Department calls into question the actions that led to the pursuit and subsequent fatal crash that took the life of a 28-year old woman on South Church Street.

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UPDATE: Two Semi Trucks Collide on I-24 Wednesday Morning
UPDATE: Two Semi Trucks Collide on I-24 Wednesday Morning

UPDATE: WGNS has more news on two semi-trucks that were involved in a Wednesday morning accident on I-24 in Rutherford County.

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Elderly Woman Alleges Mistreatment by Healthcare Company
Elderly Woman Alleges Mistreatment by Healthcare Company

An elderly Murfreesboro woman is allegedly robbed, neglected and mistreated by a local home health care company.

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Gun Among Items Taken in County Burglary
Gun Among Items Taken in County Burglary

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department is investigating a home burglary that occurred over the weekend.

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Shots Fired After Football Game Near Oaklands Historic House Museum
Shots Fired After Football Game Near Oaklands Historic House Museum

An argument during a pick-up football game led to gunshots being fired in a quiet Murfreesboro neighborhood.

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Salvation Army Family Store Re-Opens
Salvation Army Family Store Re-Opens

The Salvation Army Family Store will begin taking donations today (Monday) after being closed for months due to damage from a severe thunderstorm.

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Man Shot During Road Rage Incident
Man Shot During Road Rage Incident

A man has been shot in a road rage incident here in Murfreesboro. It happened at 11:49 Wednesday morning near the intersection of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Southeast Broad Street.

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FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made
FOLLOW UP: Gun Drawn at Wal-Mart on Old Fort Parkway; Arrest Made

We have a follow up to the story of a Lascassas woman, who was arrested for pulling a gun in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Old Fort Parkway.

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Fisherman Shot at During Benefit for Gregg Hawkins
Fisherman Shot at During Benefit for Gregg Hawkins

A man was shot at during a fishing tournament to benefit the reward fund for fellow outdoorsman Gregg Hawkins, who was killed at the Mona Boat Ramp last month.

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La Vergne Mayor Takes Heat at Meeting After Allegations of Using Cellphone to Call Escort Services
La Vergne Mayor Takes Heat at Meeting After Allegations of Using Cellphone to Call Escort Services

La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron fielded several heated comments at the city's meeting of the mayor and aldermen. This after allegations he used his city-issued cell phone to call escort service numbers...

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MTSU Police Add Sexual Assault Services Position
MTSU Police Add Sexual Assault Services Position

The MTSU Police Department is increasing efforts to reduce and prevent sexual assaults on campus.

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Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties
Sheriff Answers Questions about E-Cig Company with Family Ties

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is answering questions about a business agreement with an electronic cigarette company. NewsChannel 5 reports critics claim the company is not only operated by his family, it's a source of income for him.

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U.S. Marshals & MPD Search for Accused Rapist
U.S. Marshals & MPD Search for Accused Rapist

The U.S. Marshals Service and Murfreesboro Police are looking for a dangerous suspect who is accused of attacking two women.

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MTSU Student Recovering After Deer Crashes into His Windshield
MTSU Student Recovering After Deer Crashes into His Windshield

It's been a long three week for Michael Pethke (PET-key). He's the MTSU student who was critially hurt when a deer crashed through the windshield of his truck in Bell Buckle.

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UPDATE: County Commissioner and Two Others Arrested and Later Released on Bond After Alleged  Business Deal Involving Concert Tickets Goes Haywire
UPDATE: County Commissioner and Two Others Arrested and Later Released on Bond After Alleged Business Deal Involving Concert Tickets Goes Haywire
Three men, including a Rutherford County Commissioner, have been arrested. This in after being indicted for the alleged torture of a business associate. 
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