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).
Former Murfreesboro Police Commissioner Bill Jones IS NOT the same Bill Jones running for Murfreesboro City Council.
The Better Business Bureau is warning Rutherford Countians of "storm chasers" in the area after recent hail storms.
The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?
MURFREESBORO - The attempted murder suspect who was arrested in Murfreesboro on May 5th, will appear before a judge in just a few days on June 4th.
Unknown subject yells, "Rutherford County Police" before shooting a hole in an apartment door at University Gables in Murfreesboro. Of course, there is no police force called "Rutherford County Police."
Murfreesboro Police have another case of stolen shingles on their hands. This is shingle theft number six.
Acknowledging the cultural centerpiece of the city and a state-of-the-art emergency facility, the city of La Vergne is featuring the La Vergne Public Library and Fire Station 3 in new 360° virtual tours on Google maps.
More counterfeit money is turning up in Murfreesboro. This time, fake cash was used at On the Run gas station on Mercury Boulevard.
Upon searching the culprit, officers found he was in possession of a morphine pill and several anti-depressants. He also had cuts on his face and hands.
It appears as if another motorcycle has been stolen in the Rutherford County area. This time, thieves stole a 2008 Yamaha R-6 sport bike.
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...
A lot has changed over the years, but one thing in our community has remained constant. While Jan. 1st rang in a new year, it also rang in the 67th anniversary for WGNS.
Several Murfreesboro Police Department Officers spent Saturday morning shopping with some very special young people.
"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..."
This is a funny little video about what we do and don't do at WGNS radio.
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee's latest exhibit is entitled "Wetlands" and features the photographic work of Bob Timmerman, Dan Whittle, Terry Spence, and Harry Polny. Some of the pictures were taken at the base of the 328-foot tall WGNS radio tower.
A field sobriety test was conducted and Walton passed the tasks without a problem. Here is where the actual problem comes in for Walton...
The official arrest report shows that Brinkley admitted to the accident and told officers she had smoked crack one to three days prior.
Thieves are stealing utility trailers and heating and air units from foreclosed and occupied homes in Rutherford County , detectives said.
These are some neat pictures. The below photos are from the WGNS studios over the years. These are pictures from the 1940’s to today. You will love viewing the changes in technology. These are very interesting pictures. .
The 1980's and 1990's were a fun time for WGNS. It was a time of CONSTANT growth in Rutherford County. With growth came radio remote after radio remote. These are a few of the pictures we gathered over the years.
UPDATE: An ex-husband allegedly attacked his ex-wife in her apartment at 2315 Mercury Boulevard early Monday morning in Murfreesboro.
Another Murfreesboro resident has fallen for the “we send you a check and you deposit it” scam.
Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. “The blaze was rolling, but crews got in there and extinguished the fire quickly,” said Shift Commander Daryl Alexander.
Detectives in Nashville investigating a three-month series of business robberies in Nashville and other areas like Rutherford County scored a major break with the identification of one of the armed suspects. The suspect in question is also wanted in Smyrna for the robbery of K-mart.
The T.B.I. says that Adrian Delk Sr. assaulted the child's mother stabbing her multiple times in Shelby County. Delk Sr. transported the mother by private vehicle to a hospital in Memphis then fled with the baby.
As a sign of support, many General Assembly members and staff wore an element of red to mark the occasion. See all the photos below.
Police responded to the hotel in reference to a call about the possibility of prostitution. Once on the scene, officers made contact with two men and a woman suspected of being involved in prostitution.
In one case, the culprits tried using 14 Different credit cards with one cashier. The manager at the Mercury Boulevard store told police that the cashier who ran the cards was new to the job and she attempted to run 14 cards before 2 of them went through.
Two of the three were armed with a handgun and stated, “give me everything.” Another robber then went through his pockets and took whatever money he could find.
National Weather Service has been out for the last couple of days across Middle Tennessee surveying storm damage.
The storm has created scattered power outages, and some traffic signals are not operating. If you come upon such a signal, TREAT IT AS A 4-WAY STOP.
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.
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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.
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.
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).”