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Terry Barber Found Dead; Homicide Investigation
Terry Barber Found Dead; Homicide Investigation

Information is needed about the homicide of Terry Wayne Barber, 68, whose body was found Wednesday night at his Walnut Grove Road home, said Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Lt. Todd Sparks.

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Identity of Man who Died at Bonnaroo Released
Identity of Man who Died at Bonnaroo Released

We now know the identity of the 27 year-old man that died Saturday morning inside the campground area of Bonnaroo in Manchester.

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Michael Cummins Arrested in Murder of 7 People
Michael Cummins Arrested in Murder of 7 People

A multi agency investigation has resulted in the arrest of a man charged in connection to the murder of seven people and critical injuries to an eighth victim at two different locations in Sumner County last month.

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Jack E. Forrest Died Monday Night In House Fire
Jack E. Forrest Died Monday Night In House Fire

The man who died Monday night in the fire that destroyed his Kirkwood Drive home was 81-year old Jack E. Forrest.

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Death at Bedford County Jail being Investigated
Death at Bedford County Jail being Investigated

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the death of a Bedford County inmate that occurred on New Year's Eve.

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Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One - Murfreesboro Help
Surviving the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One - Murfreesboro Help

The Kingwood Surviving the Holidays seminar is for people who are grieving a loved one's death. The local church will...

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Sen. Corker Comments On Death Of Saudi Jornalist
Sen. Corker Comments On Death Of Saudi Jornalist

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in response to Saudi Arabia's claims regarding the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post.

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Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Current Lethal Injection Protocol As Constitutional
Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds Current Lethal Injection Protocol As Constitutional

A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment under the United States Constitution and the Tennessee Constitution.

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UPDATE: Riverdale Threat, Arrest & Security
UPDATE: Riverdale Threat, Arrest & Security

No weapons have been found at Riverdale High School and the school was not on lockdown Friday. County schools spokesman James Evans said, "Unfortunately..."

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Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake
Christiana man dies in accident on Tims Ford Lake

A jet skiing accident results in a fatality on Tims Ford Lake Saturday evening.

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Coffee County Teenager Dies from Gunshot Wound
Coffee County Teenager Dies from Gunshot Wound

A terrible tragedy struck Coffee County on Friday afternoon as a Coffee County High School Senior died from a gunshot wound.

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Bonnaroo Death Update: Autopsy Results Released
Bonnaroo Death Update: Autopsy Results Released

Autopsy results show a man who died while attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee accidentally overdosed on drugs.

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Death on Center Hill Lake
Death on Center Hill Lake

A man died at a popular lake destination in the nearby DeKalb County area.

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Foul Play not suspected in Cannon County Shooting Death
Foul Play not suspected in Cannon County Shooting Death

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is the lead agency in a death that occurred outside the O. K. Shooting Range in Cannon County.

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Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made
Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made

A woman by the name of Emily M. Hart has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started in 2016 at 1730 Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Art Bell Dies on Friday the 13th at Age 72
Art Bell Dies on Friday the 13th at Age 72

A voice heard regularly on WGNS since the 1990's has died. Several publications report Art Bell died at his Las Vegas home on Friday, April 13th.

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BULLETIN: Death in Las Vegas at Concert
BULLETIN: Death in Las Vegas at Concert

Las Vegas Police have closed a section of the strip as an early morning shooter takes shots from a "high point". CBS reports 50 killed and over 400 wounded / injured as shooter unloads on a music festival.

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Dead body located in Kroger parking lot in Murfreesboro - Death not suspicious
Dead body located in Kroger parking lot in Murfreesboro - Death not suspicious

Police located the deceased person inside a parked vehicle.Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS, "The death is not believed to be suspicious.

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Tennessee man dies after a wrestling move
Tennessee man dies after a wrestling move

A Woodbury, Tennessee man has died in Louisiana after police say two friends performed wrestling moves on him.

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Family and Friends to remember Oakland High School Freshman this week
Family and Friends to remember Oakland High School Freshman this week

A young man who had the nickname of "Gentle Giant" will be laid to rest on Thursday as his family celebrates his life.

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About 50% do not support the death penalty
About 50% do not support the death penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear two death-penalty cases this term, and while the court will primarily consider constitutional law in reaching their decisions, research shows that half of the country does not support capital punishment.

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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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Tears on Rocky Top as Pat Summitt Passes Away
Tears on Rocky Top as Pat Summitt Passes Away

Pat Summitt, the iconic University of Tennessee women's basketball coach who became the winningest coach in college basketball history, has died at the age of 64.

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High Winds Leave Damage & Attributed to Death in Ruth. Co.
High Winds Leave Damage & Attributed to Death in Ruth. Co.

High winds that accompanied storms here in Rutherford County left some structural damage and is even the suspected cause of death of a Milton man.

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Death of 20 Month Old Child Under Investigation
Death of 20 Month Old Child Under Investigation

The death of a 20 month old boy in the nearby Smithville area is under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the District Attorney General's Office.

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32-Year old found dead at Murfreesboro Motel
32-Year old found dead at Murfreesboro Motel

A 32-year old man was found deceased in the Murfreesboro Motel on Monday.

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Construction Worker Dies after Fall
Construction Worker Dies after Fall

A 40-year old South Cannon Avenue man died from injuries after falling about 30-feet through a roof panel.

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North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away
North Rutherford County Businessman Tim Tomlin Passes Away

North Rutherford County businessman Tim Tomlin has passed away after battling cancer.

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Two month old dies and mother transported to hospital in Murfreesboro
Two month old dies and mother transported to hospital in Murfreesboro

Officer Travis Henderson arrived at Altitude Apartments to assist emergency service workers, and once on the scene noted that CPR was being administered on both a child and the mother identified. The complex is at 1306 Bradyville Pike.

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Will Tennessee be able to electrocute inmates on death row?
Will Tennessee be able to electrocute inmates on death row?

The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge over a law allowing the state to electrocute death row prisoners if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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Murfreesboro Man Found Dead in St. John, Virgin Islands
Murfreesboro Man Found Dead in St. John, Virgin Islands

An insurance company owner and Murfreesboro native was found dead with a head wound Tuesday morning in St. John, Virgin Islands. Edward H. Netherland was found in his isolated rental home at the farthest reach of an undeveloped luxury subdivision at Privateer Bay.

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UPDATE: Name of man killed on train tracks in Murfreesboro released
UPDATE: Name of man killed on train tracks in Murfreesboro released

After a preliminary investigation, detectives believe that 43-year old...

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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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Man in Coffee County Allegedly Ate a Portion of Possible Murder Victim
Man in Coffee County Allegedly Ate a Portion of Possible Murder Victim

UPDATE: The name of the victim has been released

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Two People Found Dead In Northfield Commons Apartments

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the unattended death of two individuals at 2325 Willowbrook Dr. (Northfield Commons). Officers responded to the scene around 9 Tuesday morning to building F.

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Deadly House Fire at 705 Minor Street
Deadly House Fire at 705 Minor Street

Name of victim killed in Tuesday fire in Murfreesboro released by the fire department. 

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Deadly House Fire at 705 Minor Street
Deadly House Fire at 705 Minor Street

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department’s Engines 1 and 3 and Rescue 8 responded to a deadly house fire at 705 Minor Street just before 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. 

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MTSU Student Death Being Investigated
MTSU Student Death Being Investigated

Murfreesboro Police are currently investigating the weekend death of an MTSU student. The body of Jeffery Revels was found at Raider's Ridge Apartments, on Wenlon Drive off New Lascassas Highway. 

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UPDATE: Death of Homeless Man Days Before Christmas - Mother Says She Needs Help with Memorial Service
Pijan told us her son will be cremated. She will then place the urn containing his ashes next to the urns containing her other two children who died at age 8 after being hit by a car and at age 37 while swimming in the Cumberland River. 
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UPDATE: Shooting Death being Investigated on Interstate 24 in Smyrna Area
Leads from callers about the fatal shooting of a Smyrna man Sunday are being followed by Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives.
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Question: Why Don't More Death Penalty Sentences Occur in Rutherford County and Elsewhere in our State?
With more and more murder trials being heard in Rutherford County in 2014, some residents have spoken out suggesting more convictions should equal more death sentences.
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The Lethal Injection and How it is Administered Recently Saw Changes in Tennessee, According to Chief Justice Gary Wade
The Lethal Injection and How it is Administered Recently Saw Changes in Tennessee, According to Chief Justice Gary Wade
Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Gary Wade visited Murfreesboro on Thursday. He told WGNS one of the recent issues within our state justice system dealt with lethal injection...
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Parents of Local Football Player Suing TSU over Son's Death
The parents of the late former Smyrna High School and Tennessee State football player Wayne Jones are suing the Nashville university for five-million dollars. 
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Routine Investigation Into Death of Home Health Care Nurse at Clients Home in Murfreesboro
Detectives are investigating the death of a 29-year old Nashville woman who passed away at a home in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.
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