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THP Receives $100K Safety Grant
THP Receives $100K Safety Grant

Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will benefit from the large federal safety grant received by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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State Troopers Hit Highways for Thanksgiving Travel
State Troopers Hit Highways for Thanksgiving Travel

Over the next few days, drivers should expect to see an increased Tennessee Highway Patrol presence across the state.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Participates in Statewide
Tennessee Highway Patrol Participates in Statewide "Safe on Seventy" Traffic Enforcement Campaign

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and local law enforcement agencies across Tennessee in an effort to keep one of the state's busiest roads safe.

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Murfreesboro Teen Airlifted After Smithville Motorcycle Crash
Murfreesboro Teen Airlifted After Smithville Motorcycle Crash

A 16 year old Murfreesboro boy was airlifted after a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon on Dale Ridge Road in Smithville.

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Pedestrian Killed On I-24 In Smyrna
Pedestrian Killed On I-24 In Smyrna

A pedestrian has been killed on I-24 in Smyrna.

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Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana
Fatal Saturday Night Crash In Christiana

A woman was killed and a child was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Christiana.

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I-24 at Epps Mill Road Crash Claims Life
I-24 at Epps Mill Road Crash Claims Life

A crash involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on I-24 westbound at Epps Mill Road claims a life.

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Authorities Targeting Those Texting and Driving
Authorities Targeting Those Texting and Driving

Drivers will notice more officers than usual patrolling on Interstate 24 and U.S. Highway 41/70 South throughout Rutherford County.

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VIDEO & PHOTOS: Crash on I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway
VIDEO & PHOTOS: Crash on I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway

A crash involving a tractor trailer and a black Corvette blocked the westbound lanes of I-24 at Joe B. Jackson Parkway for nearly five-hours.

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Extra Patrols for Drunk & Drugged Drivers
Extra Patrols for Drunk & Drugged Drivers

The Tennessee Highway Patrol along with state and local law enforcement agencies are increasing enforcement of drunk driving and drugged driving laws.

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UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive
UPDATE: Two Killed on Highway 231 at Oak Meadows Drive

The victim's in a fiery crash on Highway 231 South (Shelbyville Highway) have been identified. Sgt. Charlie Caplinger with the Tennessee Highway Patrol tells NewsRadio WGNS 39-year old Carey Coleman of Bell Buckle and 56-year old Robin Ross of Murfreesboro passed away as a result of injuries.

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THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th
THP Keeping Tennessee Roads Safe July 4th

If you drive on Tennessee's roads and highways while under the influence, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be looking for you during the Fourth of July holiday.

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Fatal Accident on Highway 231
Fatal Accident on Highway 231

A Memorial Day weekend crash in Rutherford County claims the life of one and injures four others on Highway 231 South.

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Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment
Mortar Shells Found at 'Boro Apartment

A backpack with at least five mortar shells and a training grenade were found dumped at Ashwood Cove Apartments.

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UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide
UPDATE: Monday suicide on I-24 tied to a homicide

55 Year old Lisa Heslep is the mother of the deceased man and she is also the suspect in her sons murder.

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Pedestrian Killed On I-24 East In Rutherford County
Pedestrian Killed On I-24 East In Rutherford County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle on I-24 East just past Epps Mill Road.

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UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24
UPDATE: Woman Jumps To Death On I-24

Westbound lanes of I-24 in La Vergne are shut down as the Tennessee Highway Patrol and La Vergne Police investigate a suicide. A woman jumped from the Waldron Road bridge onto I-24, and was hit by several vehicles.

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THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns
THP Major Stacy Williams Resigns

Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams chose to resign, in lieu of termination, after an investigation.

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1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road
1-24 Crash Near Epps Mill Road

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that occurred early Monday morning on I-24 at mile marker 90.

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Area State Trooper accused of pointing THP issued gun at wife
Area State Trooper accused of pointing THP issued gun at wife

Agents developed information that Roberts pointed a THP-issued firearm at his wife during a dispute at their Lebanon home on Monday.

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UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne
UPDATE: Weekend Crash In La Vergne

A 36-year old La Vergne woman has passed away from injuries from a crash.

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Wrong Suspect Initially Identified in Fatal S. Church Crash
Wrong Suspect Initially Identified in Fatal S. Church Crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol initially named Demario Watkins as the man who caused a fatal crash on South Church Street after a multi-county chase. But that information was later corrected to Garieon Simmons.

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UPDATE: Pursuit & Fatal Crash on S. Church Street
UPDATE: Pursuit & Fatal Crash on S. Church Street

A multi-county police pursuit of a stolen vehicle ended in Rutherford County with fatal results.

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South Church the Scene of Several Pursuits & Crashes
South Church the Scene of Several Pursuits & Crashes

South Church Street has been the scene of several serious crashes after police pursuits in recent months.

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Fatal Crash on W. Jefferson Pike
Fatal Crash on W. Jefferson Pike

A single vehicle crash on West Jefferson Pike (State Route 266) between Smyrna and Walter Hill claims the life of a Hermitage woman.

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The TN Highway Patrol will use vinyl to wrap patrols cars in the future
The TN Highway Patrol will use vinyl to wrap patrols cars in the future

Adhesive vinyl has for years been used to place advertisements and logos on motor vehicles. More recently, advances in technology have allowed whole-car wraps to begin replace painting for entire cars.

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Brief Chase on I-24 Ends in Warrior Drive Crash
Brief Chase on I-24 Ends in Warrior Drive Crash

A crash after a brief police chase ends with the suspect being hospitalized. Lt. Bill Miller with the Tennessee Highway Patrol says a trooper attempted to stop the suspect's vehicle on I-24. The pursuit ended with the suspect crashing.

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AAA Offers a Free Tow to Go Program in Tennessee on St. Patrick's Day
AAA Offers a Free Tow to Go Program in Tennessee on St. Patrick's Day

Whether you host a St. Patrick's Day Party or attend one, AAA wants everyone to get home safe and sound. That means having a Designated Driver, calling a cab or staying where you are celebrating.

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Wreck Closes I-24 at Buchanan Exit

An accident on I-24 at mile marker 89 or the Buchanan Road exit has the eastbound lanes shut down.

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Blackman Road Dump Truck Crash

One lane of Blackman Road has been re-opened after a dump truck roll over around 1:30 Monday afternoon closed both lanes.

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Sobriety Checkpoint on Broad Street at State Route 840 Friday night
Sobriety Checkpoint on Broad Street at State Route 840 Friday night

There are currently over 198,000 licensed drivers in Rutherford County and some of those drivers drink and drive when they should be seeking a ride from a friend or a Taxi.

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High Speed Chase on I-24
High Speed Chase on I-24

The search is on for a suspect who led the Tennessee Highway Patrol on a high speed chase overnight through Coffee County into Rutherford County.

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Fatal Accident on Hwy 99; Child Killed

A two car accident on Highway 99 in Rockvale takes the life of a child and injures four others. It happened Friday just after 11am.

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Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement
Nearly 70 Arrested Statewide THP DUI Enforcement

Rutherford County was one of eight across the state targeted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol for no refusal D-U-I enforcement during the recent New Year's holiday. The T-H-P reports 68 arrests for D-U-I and 306 seat belt violations in all eight counties during the New Year's holiday period, which was 102 hours this year.

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UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint planned for New Year's Eve on NW Broad Street
UPDATE: Sobriety checkpoint planned for New Year's Eve on NW Broad Street

Make sure you are armed with a driver's license, registration and insurance New Year's Eve. It would also be a good idea to avoid alcohol...

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Authorities Nab Homeless Check Cashing Crew
Authorities Nab Homeless Check Cashing Crew

Murfreesboro Police along with United States Postal investigators, Metro Nashville Police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol have arrested three suspects in an alleged homeless check cashing scheme.

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Four Vehicles, Including THP Car, Involved in I-24 Crash
Four Vehicles, Including THP Car, Involved in I-24 Crash

Four vehicles were involved in a crash on eastbound I-24 at mile marker 86, which is near Joe B. Jackson Parkway. The crash occurred around 7 Friday night.

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday
Drivers License Checkpoint planned this Friday

A drivers license checkpoint will take place next Friday (9/12/14) in Rockvale...

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UPDATE: Lascassas Pike Wreck Claims A Life - Names Released - Drug test ordered and charges pending
UPDATE: Lascassas Pike Wreck Claims A Life - Names Released - Drug test ordered and charges pending

A head-on crash on Lascassas Pike, Highway 96, at the Shady Lane intersection leaves one person dead. 

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New State Troopers on the Road
New State Troopers on the Road

Four new Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers from the most recent cadet class graduated and are patrolling the streets of Rutherford County. 

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New State Troopers on the Road
New State Troopers on the Road

Four new Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers from the most recent cadet class graduated and are patrolling the streets of Rutherford County. 

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Report From Bonnaroo
Tennessee Highway Patrol Report From Bonnaroo

The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Chattanooga District has announced preliminary statistics from the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Coffee County, Wednesday, June 11 through Monday, June 16.

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No Refusal Part of Summer THP Enforcement

(NASHVILLE) - Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott announce plans to help reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes during Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer months. 

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Drivers License Checkpoint planned for Friday - Seat belt check planned for May 24th
Drivers License Checkpoint planned for Friday - Seat belt check planned for May 24th

Another drivers license checkpoint is this Friday. We are told that a seat belt checkpoint will take place next Saturday as well.

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Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County
Another Sobriety Checkpoint Announced in Rutherford County

Another sobriety checkpoint is being planned by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Rutherford County. The next checkpoint date and location have been set…

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High-Tech Transponder Recovers $100K In Heavy Equipment
Using a theft recovery transponder  that was activated by Murfreesboro Police, Highway Patrol helicopters recovered over $100,000 in stolen heavy equipment. 
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THP Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer
THP Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer
Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott says three people were killed in crashes involving deer in 2012.
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Labor Day Message: Sobriety Checkpoint on
Labor Day Message: Sobriety Checkpoint on "GO" and Road Construction to be PAUSED...
Sobriety checkpoint is coming up for Rutherford County motorist. Also - Road construction will be paused this weekend...
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UPDATE: Head-On Saturday Crash On Lascassas Pike
More on that Saturday afternoon head-on crash. As reported earlier on WGNS, the call came in to 911 shortly before 3:00 o'clock.
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Serious Crash in Rockvale; Several Injured
Four people were injured, including a five-year old girl, in a serious crash in Rockvale Friday morning. The crash occurred around 10 at the intersection of Windrow Road and Walter Leathers Drive. 
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Traffic Crashes Down

Some encouraging news from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Traffic fatalities on state roadways are down nearly 14-percent for the first six months of the year. 

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Don't let the green beer lead to a DUI this weekend
A lot of cities are stepping up police enforcement this weekend to combat DUI offenders. Of course, it is St. Patrick’s weekend and a lot of people seem to overindulge when the green beer is served.
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State Troopers remind local drivers not to text and drive
State Troopers remind local drivers not to text and drive
Highway Patrol sends out warning to Rutherford County drivers about texting... 
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Drivers license checkpoint later this week in Rutherford County
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to conduct a drivers license checkpoint later this week.
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