UPDATE: As heard last week on WGNS, there will no longer be a statute of limitations in felony child sex abuse cases if the crime took place when the victim was less than 13 years of age. The new bill on the statute will go into effect this coming July (2019).
This week the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 'Crime in Tennessee' report, which details the volume and nature of criminal across the state.
A wide assortment of super cars will stop by the Porsche dealer in the Cool Springs area this Saturday morning at 8 (May 11, 2019). The reason for the meet is to raise both awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Middle Tennessee.
You can submit your photos between now and May 3rd at the Murfreesboro City Hall inside the rotunda at the entrance.
The Nashville/ Murfreesboro/ Franklin area is ranked number 1 in the nation for metro locations. Metropolitan areas have 50,000 or more residents.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.
Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's Higher Education Reform Proposal:
At the J. Percy Priest lake that is fueled by the Stones River out of Murfreesboro and into Smyrna and Nashville, the Dam is discharging water at a rate of 11,140 cubic feet per second. At such a release rate, the lake flowing through the dam could fill an Olympic size swimming pool every 7 seconds.
A bill banning most abortions once a heartbeat is detected has cleared a key hurdle in the Tennessee Legislature.
Pregnant women whose babies are born addicted to drugs could face charges if a bill filed by two Tennessee lawmakers is passed.
Gov. Bill Lee says he supports banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy.
At the stroke of noon Saturday, Bill Lee became Tennessee's 50th governor during a ceremony inside the War Memorial Auditorium.
A GrayLine bus carrying State of Tennessee workers to Nashville from Clarksville caught fire early Thursday (01/03/19) morning.
A shooting in Murfreesboro is being investigated by detectives. Reports indicate the incident unfolded in the area of Greystone Apartments on West Lokey Avenue Saturday night.
The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) will remain open December 5, 2018, the national day of mourning for former President George H. W. Bush.
A Houston man who flew into BNA this week, took a cab to a Nashville bus station and retrieved two suitcases containing nearly 20 pounds of bricked cocaine, according to Nashville Metro Police.
Michael Wayne Cook, 42, is jailed on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and vehicle theft after he jumped into a 2005 Dodge Stratus that was left unlocked with the motor running just before 7 a.m. Sunday (10/28/18) at the gas pumps of a gas station on Murfreesboro Pike...
Wednesday's death of Daniel Jones, 26, in a construction area at Centennial Medical Center on Patterson Street appears to be accidental.
In nearby Antioch, a man was murdered early Friday morning (10/19/18). The man shot and killed at 3 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Target Drive and Cane Ridge Road is identified as Kevin L. Stewart, 32, of Desplane Drive.
One million doses of fentanyl are off the streets, thanks to a past arrest at the Nashville International Airport.
A four-month investigation into the distribution of opioids culminated in today's execution of search warrants at three Nashville locations and the seizure of 7 pounds of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 1 pistol and $4,025 cash.
Patrick's message was simple... If he can do this thing we call life, than anyone can.
To mark this anniversary, a community art project titled, "HeArt of Tennessee/Murfreesboro Loves," will debut twenty-four, large aluminum hearts, painted by area artists, around the courthouse square.
The man killed Tuesday night when he lost control of his motorcycle on I-24 East near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit is identified as...
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System's (TVHS) Nashville facility and Alvin C. York facility in Murfreesboro were both among the facilities that made positive strides in the benchmarks and is striving to continue progress.
Detectives are working to identify three young men who on Sunday robbed a 10-year-old boy at gunpoint in an apartment complex parking lot in the 5500 block of Scruggs Lane.
Murfreesboro Police Officer Jacob Lamb is participating in the Nashville Walk To End Pancreatic Cancer this Saturday (9/29/18).
"The running community is a powerful force for change and good, particularly when united together for a cause," says Joey Pointer, CEO and President of Fleet Feet.
Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate has been named the recipient of End Slavery Tennessee's 2018 Human Trafficking Impact Award.
Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities.
According to the complaint, in January 2018, Big Machine Label Group ("BMLG") in Nashville, began receiving letters from Eric Swarbrick expressing his desire for BMLG CEO Scott Borchetta to introduce him to BMLG client Taylor Swift.
Nashville Detectives from the Homicide-Cold Case Unit charged Michael Goff III, age 15, with criminal homicide for the May murder of his father whose bones were found September 2nd in a small duffel bag at the shoreline of Percy Priest Lake behind Lincoya Bay Apartments.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers of a life insurance claims return tool that has found $6,808,924 in life insurance benefits for Tennesseans since January.
Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. The car did sustain damage.
CAPTURED: Nashville North Precinct Flex officers a short time ago arrested accused kidnappers/armed robbers Orlando Harris Jr. and Deion Glover from the Green Hills case. They were taken into custody without incident after being spotted at 17th Avenue North & Wheless Street by Officers Garren Hoskins, Khalid Abbady and Daniel Garrett.
The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
Wilson Bank & Trust has been named one of the top banks in the nation. With more on this story, here's WGNS' Scott Walker...
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Tuesday (8/14/18) announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs.
With under 90 days to go until the general election, Tennessee Democrats are excited to come together as a united party and win more seats up and down the ballot.
Operation Song in Murfreesboro is a non-profit group that pairs professional songwriters with Veterans and their families to help them tell their stories through song. To date, Operation Song has produced more than 600 songs with Veterans of WWII to those currently serving
A federal grand jury sitting in Nashville, Tennessee returned a five-count indictment, charging two members of the MS-13 gang with murder in aid of racketeering...
In nearby Antioch, Nashville Metro Police detectives are working to identify the gunman who on July 17th robbed the KFC at 5321 Hickory Hollow Lane.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of a new distribution center in Smyrna.
The official report obtained by WGNS showed, "Mr. Wiley had sent out several photos of himself covered in blood and was bragging about beating up a gay man for grabbing his penis."
Tennessee's first execution in almost a decade is now scheduled for next month.
Thousands of Tennessee residents with HIV may have had their medical information compromised. Evidently, the medical records were on a public server for about 9 months before being discovered.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is currently working on removing the last of the X-Lite guardrails in Tennessee.
Over 100 juvenile and adult sex trafficking cases were reported in Rutherford, Coffee and Davidson Counties in 2011 alone. That would be over 100 in each county, according to one study year.
Today, Mariah Phillips, a public school teacher and candidate for Congress in Tennessee's 4th District, received the endorsement of former Middle Tennessee Congressman Bob Clement.
A Murfreesboro woman was shot in Nashville on the 4th of July, but didn't realize she had been hit by a bullet until the following day.
More than 20 young people died as a result of violence in Nashville in 2017, and the issue of youth violence is being addressed by a new community group - Gideon's Army.
Middle Tennessee State University officials said Thursday, July 5, that they stand ready to assist Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville students affected by the institution's decision to suspend enrollment.
A 23 year old Cannon County father was arrested after his 11-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital over the weekend with head trauma.
The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded 347 Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Grants Awards totaling $4,226,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists in Tennessee.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division reminds the public, whether attending community fireworks displays or celebrating with backyard fireworks, to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks.
The 2018 Uncle Dave Macon Days is proud to announce as a part of the 2018 Festival the Annual Trail Blazer Award Winner--Rhonda Vincent.
UPDATE: At 4:08 a.m. Monday, June 2nd a LaVergne Police officer attempted to pull over a driver on Sue Ellen Drive after noticing the vehicle did not have any working brake lights.
The suspects entered the business at 10:30 a.m. and ordered two employees to the ground. They took at least ten guns including handguns and three rifles. They fled in a newer model white U-Haul GMC 15-passenger van.
Tennessee consumers' outlook on the economy has leveled off a tad but remains strong, according to the most recent statewide survey by MTSU's Office of Consumer Research.
Three years of investigation conducted by a Middle Tennessee State University chemistry researcher, two of his graduate students and three researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has led to a unique design for monitoring acetaminophen (a common ingredient in pain medications) to prevent overdose, resulting in liver damage.
Grab your banjos and shine you dancin' shoes--the 41st annual Uncle Dave Macon Days is set to kick-off at Cannonsburgh Village, Friday afternoon 1pm, July 13th and Saturday morning 9am, July 14th in historic Murfreeesboro, Tennessee...
First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro will host a special event this Friday night called, "Living a better story." Funds raised this Friday at 6:30pm will go to the "Mahima Ministries" program.
Freshwater snails are the source of the bacteria that causes Potomac horse fever. Horses may be exposed when drinking from creeks or rivers...
In Nashville, the masked armed robber killed late Monday night inside the Burger King restaurant...
It was quite the scare for tourist and residents in downtown Nashville this past Thursday night.
WGNS' Scott Walker recently spoke to Paul Hatton Sr. with Hatton Automotive in Murfreesboro...
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
Motorists will not be delayed by road construction as they travel Tennessee's highways this Memorial Day weekend.
Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...
A meeting will be held to discuss a popular swimming and fishing destination for many Rutherford County residents. That destination... Center Hill Lake and the modification of the Center Hill Dam.
There are 4 dead, 2 critically wounded and 2 with minor injuries after a Sunday morning shooting at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike (highway 41-70) in neighboring Davidson County's Antioch community, not far from the Rutherford County line.
Central Precinct Sergeant Jason Wilkerson has been decommissioned and assigned to desk duty as the result of his arrest on Sunday by the La Vergne Police Department on a charge of aggravated assault.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a partnership with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation to launch a $1 million competitive grant opportunity focused on expanding students' access to high-quality music and arts education.
Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"
The former pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church who served for more than two decades has just been returned to Nashville by Metro Nashville Police officers from Pittsburgh to be booked on a Davidson County Grand Jury...
In nearby Nashville, detectives Monday night charged a 12-year-old with the armed attempted carjacking of a woman near the intersection of 20th Avenue North and Church Street.
In September of 2017 she learned that she has cervical cancer. Doctors told her that she needed to be on medication and have surgery. To date, neither of the two have occurred. Kimberly explained, "It's so expensive to get help, so I'm not dealing with it."
Debuting their signature blend of quality and convenience in the Murfreesboro market, Nashville-based convenience store brand Twice Daily and White Bison Coffee opened their first joint store at 110-A John Rice Blvd. on Jan. 15.
A woman from Smyrna, TN accidentally struck and killed a man on Interstate 24 this past weekend. Evidently, the man who was hit by the motorist pulled his car to the shoulder of the road, got out and allegedly sat down...
This woman, who is 53 today, talked about her ex and the violence and torment he caused in a way that would make one vomit. At one point, he broke her ankle so that she could not run from him. When her left ankle finally healed, he broke her right ankle.
The concern stems from a decision made by the Memphis, Tennessee City Council to remove statues in Memphis parks honoring Jefferson Davis and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Two men and one woman were arrested this past weekend after an alert citizen observed 2 suspects steal a package off a neighbor's front porch.
Three weapons stolen from a Rutherford County gun store have been recovered in Nashville after a teen accidentally shot himself.
The motorcyclist fatally injured Tuesday at 7:20 a.m. in the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Burning Tree Drive in Nashville has been identified as Dustin Yates, 24, of Rockvale, Tennessee.
Long term, there is a possibility of a light rail commuter line between Rutherford and Davidson Counties.
Gasoline and motor fuel revenues increased by 36.82% and they were $7.9 million more than the budgeted estimate of $90.3 million....
Nearly all Tennessee counties continued to have unemployment rates below 5.0 percent in October 2017, following a record-breaking September when, for the first time ever, each of the state's 95 counties experienced a rate below 5.0 percent.
Early Thursday morning (11/16/17), at approximately 1:00 am, Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway was burglarized. Multiple shotguns and semi-automatic rifles, along with ammunition were stolen.
Greenhouse Ministries accepted a grant for $20,000 from Publix Super Market Charities.
The couple, a 30-year-old white woman and a 37-year-old African American man, was sitting at a table when a group of 20-30 white men and women entered the restaurant.
As part of the research and development phase of designing an integrated body worn camera system specifically for the Nashville Police Department, 20 volunteer officers...
Randl Arthur Roth, 49, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the former owner of Murfreesboro-based Nashville Motor Cars Premier car dealership, was sentenced Tuesday (10/24/17) by Chief U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., to 24 months...
Middle Tennessee's 16th American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at Nissan Stadium.
Nashville Metro Police are asking for the public's help throughout Middle Tennessee in locating a domestic violence suspect.
According to their rating system, Murfreesboro received a score of 12, which is extremely low on their list. Nashville had the highest score...
At the recent African American Heritage Society black tie affair, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland made a statement about the proposed upcoming that has been labeled as a White Lives Matter event.
The laboratory analysis of the brown solid material shows it to be not heroin, but the opioid Fentanyl.
As Saturday's MTSU season-opening football matchup with Vanderbilt nears, Middle Tennessee is making fans aware of some fan experience changes in store for this season...
Once on the scene officers discovered a 27-year-old man who was passed out next to building number 30. The subject had a bite mark on his arm...
A swimmer in Percy Priest Lake reported that he was walking in the water when he stepped on the body.
Authorities in Middle Tennessee are on the lookout for a missing man.
A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., returned a 40-count indictment yesterday, charging 11 members of the Gangster Disciples with conspiring to participate in a racketeering enterprise that included multiple murders, including the murder of a witness...
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) today announced the company is the recipient of a Subaru Quality-Delivery-Partnership Award.
Grab your banjos and shine your dancin' shoes-- the 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days old-time music and dance festival is set to kick off July 7th and 8th, in Cannonsburgh Village...
While attendance has been on the decline with a sharp drop in 2016, the crowds seemed to be up this year.
According to the charging document and plea agreement, beginning in May 2014, Roth and two co-conspirators, who were employed at Nashville Motor Cars, devised a scheme to defraud their customers, the banks that financed their customers' car purchases...
As part of the Adventure Science Center's "Wicked Plants" exhibition continuing through May 29 in Nashville, MTSU students and faculty in the Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research presented a series of events featuring medicinal plants.
A teenager reported as missing in Rutherford County two months ago has yet to be located.
The shooting occurred at 4:50 Sunday morning and the two men who died were identified as 23 year old...
An airplane had to make an emergency landing at the Murfreesboro Airport on Friday morning (2/24/17). Airport manager Chad Gehrke explains (33 Sec)...
On Wednesday, officials announced a new luxury indoor/outdoor water park will be built at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.
Fraud detectives this afternoon charged a New York man with felony criminal simulation and misdemeanor theft for peddling counterfeit tickets to Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards show.
The investigation shows that Ms. Pillow, who had just gotten off the bus, stepped into its path as she attempted to cross 5th Avenue from east to west.
This past Wednesday afternoon's stop of a Cadillac CTS on Briley Parkway for having an inoperative brake light led to the seizure of six bags of crystal methamphetamine that weighed just more than 13 pounds.
The Siegel High School Band has won the 38th Annual Music City Invitational (MCI) marching band competition at McGavock High School in Nashville, TN on October 15th.
The largest planning event in the ten-county area is is from 10:00 o'clock Wednesday morning, November 9th, until 3:30 that afternoon in Nashville's Music City Center. Rutherford County is well represented on the board.
PHOTOS: As Lions International prepares for its 100th anniversary next summer, the international board of directors was called to order in Nashville Thursday (10/13/2016) by Murfreesboro's Bob Corlew.
Prior to the fatal crash, Kostyk was driving his 2007 Hyundai Elantra south on I-65 when he struck the center concrete barrier at the I-40 overpass.
Many who grew up in and around Middle Tennessee have fond memories of games at the Nashville stadium.
The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) does so many things to bring our community together and support not only those born with Down syndrome but the families that love them.
Imagine losing your right leg at age 15 by way of a train car cutting it off. Marshall, who is 57 years old today, recalls the night that he lost his leg.
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.
A man who killed four people, including his own mother is sitting on death row in Nashville. Stephen Lynn Hugueley said that he is ready to be executed, but the state and federal government won't allow it to happen.
Artist from Rutherford County and far beyond are participating in the 45th annual annual Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville on Mothers Day Weekend (May 5-8th).
The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, in association with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the Office of Diversion Control is encouraging all Tennesseans to do their part to reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse.
"The country has stereotyped the South as hillbilly, religious fanatic and racist, and there is evidence in support of those claims," said Reynolds, a graduate of MTSU...
Likely no one in Rutherford County knew the late U.S. Senator Fred Thompson better than Alan Farley, the Administrator of Elections here.
Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson died Sunday at age 73, following a recurrence of lymphoma.
Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees that President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months.
Over 200 of the finest craft artists from across the country will converge on the lawn of Nashville's Centennial Park September 25-27 for the 37th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, attracting 40-50,000 new and long-time citizens plus tourists from Boston to Houston and beyond.
Murfreesboro Police release police reports outlining some of the past run-ins with the law that Montano had in Middle Tennessee...
Metro Nashville Police identified the suspect killed outside the Carmike 8 theater in neighboring Antioch as 29-year old Vincente David Montano. Records indicate he had a history of psychiatric problems.
Police reports continue to be filed against Nashville Motor Cars, a dealer with two locations on Broad Street that shut down several weeks ago.
In nearby Nashville, the Metro Police investigation into a domestic violence case has led to charges that a 37-year-old Nashville father has been sexually exploiting his three-month-old daughter.
Metro Sex Crimes detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who digitally raped a female resident of Brentridge Apartments in South Nashville after entering her apartment through an unlocked door late Sunday night.
While criminal charges have not been filed, some legal action is moving forward. WGNS' Ron Jordan explains...
The police reports continue to funnel in for cars with missing titles or missing cars all together from Nashville Motor Cars, a dealer that recently closed in Murfreesboro (July 2, 2015).
This month, one of the men entered multiple businesses in the downtown/West End area and took company checks.
The 12th anniversary for a child in Middle Tennessee to remain missing is nearing. Tabitha Tuders was only 13-years old...
The Ashland City man was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office on charges of Rape and Violation of the Sex Offender Registry.
The suspect went to a Davidson County business and tried to submit his fingerprints as those of someone else, so that other individual could obtain a real estate license.
In the fall of 2013 at Murfreesboro's Bradley Academy, Macon Music Education offered a unique experience to touch the lives of children in the classroom with the "Music Through the Decades" pilot program.
Nashville Metro Police say "Goodlett is believed to have fled the Nashville area." Goodlett was in Nashville as a college student. He withdrew earlier this month.
East Precinct detectives are working to identify the woman who used stolen credit cards taken during three separate vehicle break-ins on October 13th at the Shelby Bottoms Greenway parking lot, 1900 Davidson Street.
Interstate 24 had to be shut down after a Tuesday evening accident in Davidson County.
The 36th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair (formerly TACA Craft Fair) is expected to draw a crowd of around 50,000 people.
"We're commanded to look after the less fortunate, especially the widows and children," Blue Davis said.
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was in Murfreesboro on Wednesday morning.
A Murfreesboro man is in jail after allegedly touching a minor at a Nashville water park.
Country music star and songwriter Darryl Worley will host hit songwriters Wynn Varble, David Lee and Brett Jones on Tuesday, July 15, for the Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro.
Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now called the United Kingdom).
Overall, Tennessee ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for pedestrians, with 800 deaths in the decade from 2003 to 2012.
Many of the homeless persons living in Tennessee have mental illness problems, so the question we have is… how do homeless get help for mental illness?
Anxiety is a huge obstacle to overcome in life and is often triggered by major events like the death of a loved on. She also stated that her childhood...
MTSU Todd Art Gallery mixes in a little of the Music City for the latest Art Gallery display...
A man from LaVergne was hit by a car and killed in Nashville on Wednesday night. WGNS was able to confirm the identity of the victim Friday evening.
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.
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