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A Fathers Role... 59 Year Old Father Talks Life about his 2 Year Old Son
A Fathers Role... 59 Year Old Father Talks Life about his 2 Year Old Son

Two years ago WGNS' Scott Walker visited with a 57 year old man by the name of Dwight Teagarden. At the time, his younger wife had just given birth.

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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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Rutherford County Court Held in a Murfreesboro Homeless Camp on Friday (05/03/2019)
Rutherford County Court Held in a Murfreesboro Homeless Camp on Friday (05/03/2019)

A Rutherford County Judge did something a little different on Friday afternoon...

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Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story
Heart Transplant at age 36... Listen to his story

Travis Ghee, who lives in Rutherford County, was only 36 years old when he had to have a heart transplant...

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5th Death Under or Next to The South Church Street Bridge in Murfreesboro
5th Death Under or Next to The South Church Street Bridge in Murfreesboro

This marks the 3rd person to be hit by a train at that location and the 5th death under or next to the bridge.

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Photography of Jerusalem by Scott Walker
Photography of Jerusalem by Scott Walker

I captured these photos directly next to a historic site that is visited by millions of people from all over the world. Local residents and tourist alike find the clutter distracting and the trash undermining of the finely kept museum pieces next door.

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INSPIRE: Murfreesboro man diagnosed at 32 with Parkinson's Disease
INSPIRE: Murfreesboro man diagnosed at 32 with Parkinson's Disease

Jason Neely grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was into sports, adventure and fun just like any teen. But, things slowed drastically by age 32. He even contemplated suicide.

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Helping Kimberly
Helping Kimberly

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."

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A pre-arranged marriage and the life that could have been... Interview with JoAnne Skidmore
A pre-arranged marriage and the life that could have been... Interview with JoAnne Skidmore

JoAnne Skidmore lives in Murfreesboro, but that could have changed when she was only 9 years old.

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She hides her scars beneath her clothing
She hides her scars beneath her clothing

Surrounded by trees adorned with thorns in Murfreesboro, Tennessee stands 19 year old Crystal Chaney. The Alabama native is maybe 100 pounds on a day she has eaten a full meal. Crystal and her boyfriend David are homeless.

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2nd Annual Boro Pride Festival Packed Saturday Evening
2nd Annual Boro Pride Festival Packed Saturday Evening

The second annual Boro Pride celebration of the LGBT community took place on the historic Rutherford County Square Saturday evening in Murfreesboro.

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Homeless in Murfreessboro
Homeless in Murfreessboro

As for fear, she worries about her safety the most. She worries about being killed more than being dirty.

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Fathers, they are important even if your life is lived deep in the woods of Tennessee
Fathers, they are important even if your life is lived deep in the woods of Tennessee

Not everyone lives to the beat of the same drum. Of course, that is what makes life interesting for me to sometimes view from the outside looking in.

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Pancreatitis, heart attack and coma = New outlook on life
Pancreatitis, heart attack and coma = New outlook on life

After being rushed to the hospital he had a heart attack. A coma followed the next 28 days and some family members thought that he wouldn't survive.

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The past is now in the past
The past is now in the past

Lee, who is homeless, once had a large tattoo on his forearm that read, "Member - KKK." However, that is now covered by a cross...

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Bonnaroo - A success this year with U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bonnaroo - A success this year with U2 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

While attendance has been on the decline with a sharp drop in 2016, the crowds seemed to be up this year.

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Do you know Lou from Vietnam?
Do you know Lou from Vietnam?

Have you met 58 year old Liu Khai Trac, who is known around here as Lou?

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The man you don't really know...
The man you don't really know...

A number of years ago, a security guard working at a property in Middle Tennessee, killed another man. We promised the former security guard that we would not release his name, only this audio segment and a picture of him today, years after that life altering incident. WGNS is passing along this story to you, because it serves as a reminder that we never truly know what someone is going through, nor where they have been.

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I will never use the word prostitute again... by Scott Walker
I will never use the word prostitute again... by Scott Walker

In between cups of coffee being poured and new customers walking into the restaurant, Jennifer gave us insight into her forbidden past...

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Tennessee Dept. of Health says you need to speak to your kiddos about SEX
Tennessee Dept. of Health says you need to speak to your kiddos about SEX

In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Health recorded 31,013 new cases of chlamydia, 8,711 of gonorrhea, 923 of HIV and 261 of syphilis.

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Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

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Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?
Part II: Why do some people live in a dirty, dark, dangerous Motel in Rutherford County?

Behind the Motel Door: Some who live in Motels are disabled, but they say they don’t have the means for better living arraignments...

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Salvation Army in Murfreesboro Celebrates 20th Anniversary for their Shelter as Homeless Population Grows
Salvation Army in Murfreesboro Celebrates 20th Anniversary for their Shelter as Homeless Population Grows

WGNS asked Lt. Monica Seiler how bad of a problem homelessness really is in Rutherford County. 

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MTCS to Host Holocaust Survivor Albert Garih - Hear our past interview with Holocaust Survivor Agi Geva

Middle Tennessee Christian School has scheduled its 8th annual Living Legacy Day for March 27, 2014 to be held in the MTCS Varsity Gymnasium.  The event was established to honor the men and women who serve in the armed forces. You can HEAR last year's interview with Holocaust Survivor Agi Geva here...

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WGNS visited the poorest county in the United States, this is what we learned
WGNS visited the poorest county in the United States, this is what we learned

She once used the backpacks supplied by the children, but had to stop when she got sick from meth contamination. She said that some students live in homes where meth is produced. She now sends food home in plastic bags.

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At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or
At age 90, no one would dare tell you to quit smoking or drinking, but how do you feel about the moon or "Colored Only" restrooms?

You will love this story and the soundbytes that go with it. The woman in these clips is so full of life, despite her age. Imagine all that you would see in 90-years. Imagine the stories you would have to tell.

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Special Conference will Give You the Tools to HELP

A “Faith and Finance” Conference will take place in Murfreesboro on March 6th at the Lane Agri Park on John R. Rice Blvd. 

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Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina
Many residents in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas like Nashville still call Tennessee home after Hurricane Katrina

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...

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Smyrna Man Among Several Arrested in Nashville Drug Investigation
Smyrna Man Among Several Arrested in Nashville Drug Investigation

A Smyrna man has landed behind bars as a result of a 10-month investigation in Nashville. The Smyrna man was however arrested by chance, he was the passenger in a car that reportedly left the scene.... Of course the car he was in had three pounds of marijuana in it. 

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A Short Documentary on Two Local Photographers (Video, 7-Min.)
A Short Documentary on Two Local Photographers (Video, 7-Min.)

WGNS’ Scott Walker and Bob Parks Real Estate Agent Justin Holder are avid photographers who have taken on new photographic projects outside of their daily career.

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Local Real Estate Agent Justin Holder Talks About his "Advice for My Boys" Project
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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU
UPDATE: Arrest Made in Area Robberies near or at MTSU

POLICE: “The above listed subject was developed as a suspect in a recent series of armed and strong armed robberies in and around MTSU Campus. Washington was found with stolen property connected to one of the robberies.”

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Behind the Motel Door - An Inside Look at the Life of Those Who Live in Local Motels
Behind the Motel Door - An Inside Look at the Life of Those Who Live in Local Motels

How many times have you driven past a motel and asked the question, “I wonder what goes on in there day to day?” In this story you will hear what the residents who live in some of the dirtiest motels have to say. You will also see the pictures that depicts their day to day life "inside the room." 

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Pictures of People...
Pictures of People...
We just added a new photo album to our FaceBook page we think you may enjoy. It is an albulm of people that Scott Walker has come in contact with in the past 3-months. He snapped the pictures in Murfreesboro, Nashville and Knoxville. The pictures are simply of life. 
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