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24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case
24 Year old Murfreesboro man to Face 1st Degree Murder Charge from 2011 Case

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).

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Not That Bill Jones!
Not That Bill Jones!

Former Murfreesboro Police Commissioner Bill Jones IS NOT the same Bill Jones running for Murfreesboro City Council.

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Watch Out for Fly By Night Roofers after Hail Storm
Watch Out for Fly By Night Roofers after Hail Storm

The Better Business Bureau is warning Rutherford Countians of "storm chasers" in the area after recent hail storms.

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August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote
August 7th: Election Day - Make sure you vote

The polls in Rutherford County will be open from 7AM to 7PM, Thursday August 7th. Do you know where your polling precinct is located?

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Attempted murder suspect to soon appear in court
Attempted murder suspect to soon appear in court

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.

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Subject claiming to be an officer of the law fires a gun at an apartment door
Subject claiming to be an officer of the law fires a gun at an apartment door

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." 

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MORE Shingles have been STOLEN in the 'Boro
MORE Shingles have been STOLEN in the 'Boro

Murfreesboro Police have another case of stolen shingles on their hands. This is shingle theft number six. 

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Technology: LaVergne adds TWO virtual tours on Google Maps
Technology: LaVergne adds TWO virtual tours on Google Maps

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.

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Fake CASH in the 'Boro, again

More counterfeit money is turning up in Murfreesboro. This time, fake cash was used at On the Run gas station on Mercury Boulevard. 

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Man allegedly breaks into church several hours before Sunday services in Murfreesboro
Man allegedly breaks into church several hours before Sunday services in Murfreesboro

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.

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Another motorcycle theft reported in Murfreesboro

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.

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Smyrna Man Arrested for Aggravated Robbery in Murfreesboro

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...

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WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)
WGNS AM and FM Radio Turns 67 Today (Great Audio Clip and Photos)

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. 

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Shop with a Cop in Murfreesboro Went Well!
Several Murfreesboro Police Department Officers spent Saturday morning shopping with some very special young people. 
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Parents Receive Warning to Pass Along to Children About Social Media Threats in Rutherford County Schools...
Parents Receive Warning to Pass Along to Children About Social Media Threats in Rutherford County Schools...
"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..."
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VIDEO: What We Do and Don't Do at WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN - Funny
VIDEO: What We Do and Don't Do at WGNS in Murfreesboro, TN - Funny
This is a funny little video about what we do and don't do at WGNS radio. 
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City Hall Art Exhibit Revolves Around Local Wetlands - Also, See Video from the Top of the WGNS Radio Tower

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. 

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Marijuana, an ax and text messages - - How do these things go hand in hand?
A field sobriety test was conducted and Walton passed the tasks without a problem. Here is where the actual problem comes in for Walton...

 
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Woman charged with DUI after wreck, says she smoked cracked 1 to 3 days prior to accident
The official arrest report shows that Brinkley admitted to the accident and told officers she had smoked crack one to three days prior.

 
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Guest Jeff Jordan and also Charlie Pitts with his new Truman Show song!
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New information from the Sheriff's Office indicates a thief is on the loose
Thieves are stealing utility trailers and heating and air units from foreclosed and occupied homes in Rutherford County , detectives said.
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Our favorite section - the history of the WGNS studios (in pictorial form)
Our favorite section - the history of the WGNS studios (in pictorial form)
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. . 
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Community events involving WGNS - Lots of photos from the 90's and 80's
Community events involving WGNS - Lots of photos from the 90's and 80's
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.
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Ex-husband allegedly attacks ex-wife after using sledge hammer to break into Murfreesboro apartment
Ex-husband allegedly attacks ex-wife after using sledge hammer to break into Murfreesboro apartment
UPDATE: An ex-husband allegedly attacked his ex-wife in her apartment at 2315 Mercury Boulevard early Monday morning in Murfreesboro.
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Murfreesboro woman victim to CraigsList job scam
Another Murfreesboro resident has fallen for the “we send you a check and you deposit it” scam.
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Monday afternoon fire on January Street
Monday afternoon fire on January Street
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. 
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Nashville Police identify suspect in Smyrna and Davidson County robberies
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.
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Statewide Amber Alert issued for baby CANCELLED - Baby Found
Statewide Amber Alert issued for baby CANCELLED - Baby Found
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.
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Pictures: "Wear Red Day" marks women’s fight against heart disease
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. 
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2 Men accused of promoting prostitution arrested in Murfreesboro
2 Men accused of promoting prostitution arrested in Murfreesboro
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.
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Culprits tried to fraudulantly use 14 credit cards before 2 went through
Culprits tried to fraudulantly use 14 credit cards before 2 went through
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.
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Armed robbery reported on Huntington Drive in the 'Boro
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.
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Tornado Strikes Eagleville
National Weather Service has been out for the last couple of days across Middle Tennessee surveying storm damage. 
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Treat Intersections With "OUT" Traffic Signals As 4-WAY STOP!
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.
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Burglars on 4-wheelers in Rutherford County
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.
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Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Texas murder suspect had been living in Rutherford County for past 12 years
Marraquin was living at 826 LaVergne Lane for approximately 12 years under the assumed name of Cesar Cruz.
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Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
Volunteer to help local residents learn to read
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.
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Teen accused of fleeing from police and hitting up to 80 m.p.h. on Memorial Blvd.
Officer T. Ledford who filed the report stated, “I initiated blue lights and my siren and the vehicle (motorcycle) refused to stop.”
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MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
MTSU Blue Raiders announce football dates
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.
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Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
Eagleville gets $1.6 Million in Grants and Loans to Build Sewer System
After over 5 years of deliberations, federal grants will finally be applied to construct a sewer system for the City of Eagleville...
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Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
Robber sucker punches food delivery man in Murfreesboro
The victim had just made a delivery of food when he was robbed as he was walking back to his vehicle.
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Did You See This
Did You See This "Phony Money Man" In Smyrna?
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.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Thanks to tips to police department, two arrests were made
Detectives at the Smyrna Police Department received tips from the general public as to the identity of these individuals.
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Lewis Brothers Bakery employee seriously injured in accident
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.
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Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
Tennessee Lawmakers will be limited on the number of bills they can file
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…
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Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
Man pays .57-cents for $400 nail gun - theft charges likely
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.
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Woman deposits nearly $2,000 for selling her dog, check turns out to be a FAKE
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.
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Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
Suspect forges MRI results to get prescribed narcotics
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.
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Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
Group with what looks to be official document misleading Tennesseans into paying fees
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.
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Meetings of Interest This Week
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.
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Educators to Meet with State Lawmakers
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. 
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Big Sports Week Coming Up
Big Sports Week Coming Up
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. 
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Darius Thompson Commits
One of Rutherford County's best boys basketball players has decided to stay close to home to play college ball. 
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VITA Sites Up and Running
The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties formed a partnership with Greenhouse Ministries to provide VITA sites. 
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"Blue Book" Goes Digital
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.
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Child Safety Seat Inspections
Child Safety Seat Inspections
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.
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Old Man Winter Returns
Old Man Winter Returns
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.
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A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
A look into the past:The Rutherford County Courthouse between 1880 and 1950
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. 
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Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
Christiana man charged with 8th DUI on Friday, released from jail on Saturday
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).”
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