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.
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.
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."
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.
Upon arrival, the crews discovered heavy smoke coming from Room 410. The fire was extinguished quickly. Assistant Fire Marshal Carl Peas was called to the scene to conduct an investigation. So far, the cause of the fire has not been released.
A message on a mirror in the hotel room stated, “What comes around goes around. I have always been faithful unlike you.”
The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.
Reports from the state show Rutherford County's unemployment rate dropped to only 5.3 per cent of the workforce without a job.
MPD Officer Primas wrote in an arrest report, “Upon my approach of the vehicle, I detected the smell of burnt marijuana along with a smell of unburned marijuana.” A very small amount of marijuana was discovered on Irish and he was charged with possession of a schedule six drug..
After Murfreesboro Police received an anonymous tip of a suspicious vehicle this past weekend, they arrested two men and a woman on drug and unlawful possession of a weapon charges.
On January 11th at approximately 2:50 PM an Asian or light skinned black male entered the GNC store located at 801 Industrial Blvd in Smyrna and allegedly made an eight dollar purchase that he paid for with a counterfeit $50.00 bill. He left the store and returned within a couple of minutes and got change for another $50.00 bill which was also counterfeit.
Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold told WGNS the suspect went into the Game Stop and Dress Barn in the same shopping center and attempted to get change but, was unsuccessful at those locations.
With a search warrant in hand, the Narcotics/Vice Unit and SWAT Team of the La Vergne Police Department confirmed a grow operation on January 18 at 334 Sarna Drive. Police entered the home and seized seven pounds of marijuana and 15 harvested plants.
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people due to antibiotic resistance, a condition that can be created when antibiotics are overprescribed or misused.
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).”
Eight pounds of marijuana valued at $24,000 were confiscated from a grandfather’s vehicle while he traveled with his wife and 3-year-old grandchild Saturday on Interstate 24, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office supervisor said.
According to a report filed by the individual, the attackers said the word “country” as they approached him. The attackers hit the victim multiple times. One of the two men threw a beer bottle at the victims head and the second stated that he was armed with a gun.
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received commendations letters from Chief Cumbey Gaines today for their “life saving efforts."
This is not the first time that Stoker has had a negative run in with the law. In 2008 Stoker was charged with second degree assault and robbery in Somerset, Kentucky. She was also arrested in 2009 on unspecified drug charges. In September of 2012, she was charged with drug possession. That arrest was made in Rockcastle, Kentucky.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey L. Davidson has been appointed as deputy to the mayor for Rutherford County. Davidson was the Inspector General for the Tennessee National Guard. His first day on the job will be April 29.
Nissan has again supported local education by giving $50,000 to be used in the Business Education Partnership (BEP) mini-grant program.
It looks as if the Sheriff’s Department will likely receive the needed funding to hire additional officers to patrol county schools, but the money for the added manpower won’t arrive until this fall.
It was an unusual evening for police Thursday night… there were two accidents reported involving pedestrians versus cars. In one of the two incidents, an intoxicated man walked out in front of a passing motorist on Sherrill Boulevard. The driver of the car told officers it appeared as if the man deliberately stepped in front of her car.
What has been called a “Shake and Bake” meth lab turned up in the parking lot of a local shopping center on Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro.
We have more information on a New Year's Day fire that occured in a home at 2527 English Hill Drive off Dejarnette Lane in Murfreesboro. The Fire Marshal's Office says the blaze appeared to have originated in the fuse box and was unintentional. The house was destroyed.
Reports indicate on Friday that no gun was found at Blackman High School after a rumored threat was made. The threat was unfounded.
An online WGNS listener in Egypt says he has an idea of how to prevent stolen manhole covers in Murfreesboro. Aly Dawoud told us he manufactures a composite material manhole cover that thieves don’t want. The manhole covers stolen in Rutherford County are being stolen...
The annual NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast is nearing. The annual breakfast entitled “Unity that Binds a Community,” will be held on Saturday, January 19th. The keynote speaker is Bishop Christopher A. Johnson St. from Zion Christian Ministries.
Interstate Crime Enforcement deputies arrested a fugitive wanted for robbing a resident of more than $1 million in jewelry in December at a California home, an ICE supervisor said Wednesday.
At 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning (1/5/2013) around 400 braved the 38-degree temps and were a part of Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department's 10th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at SportsCom.