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MFRD: Tuesday Cooking Fire at 315-A Bell St.
MFRD: Tuesday Cooking Fire at 315-A Bell St.

One adult and four children were displaced from 315-A Bell Street on Tuesday afternoon, after a cooking fire spread into a small portion of the attic area.

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HOT Red Cross Helped During Flood Conditions
HOT Red Cross Helped During Flood Conditions

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross has been busy helping persons with high water problems. The local chapter has operated three shelters.

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Red Cross Issues EMERGENCY APPEAL For Blood
Red Cross Issues EMERGENCY APPEAL For Blood

The Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal for blood, especially type O.

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Red Cross says
Red Cross says "Urgent Need" is better description!

The Red Cross is definitely in need of blood, but External Communications Manager for Blood Tiffany Taylor told WGNS that a general e-mail describing an "emergency alert" for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region should be changed to "urgent need".

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Early Saturday Morning Fire On Janell Court
Early Saturday Morning Fire On Janell Court

NewsRadio WGNS has learned that Murfreesboro Fire Rescue responded to a home fire at 2448 Janell Court just before 6:00 Saturday morning.

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MTSU: Donate blood Oct. 29-31 to save lives and Bleed Blue, Beat WKU
MTSU: Donate blood Oct. 29-31 to save lives and Bleed Blue, Beat WKU

Want to help make a True Blue difference in the MTSU community? Make an appointment today to donate blood Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31, to save our neighbors' lives -- and continue our winning streak in the eighth annual blood drive competition with Conference USA rival Western Kentucky University.

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Fewer blood and platelet donors due to flu
Fewer blood and platelet donors due to flu

As influenza activity picks up, the American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients in need.

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Chalet Apartment's Building
Chalet Apartment's Building "C" In Smyrna Burns

16-units at the Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive in Smyrna burned Monday night. The local Red Cross is helping those displaced families. They also have an ERV enroute to the Hurricane Michael area.

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Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas
Rutherford County Continues To Help Carolinas

Emergency responders from Rutherford County continue to help Hurricane Florence ravaged areas of the Carolinas. Line crews with Murfreesboro Electric are in North Carolina, while swift water rescue units from both Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue are helping in South Carolina, while local Red Cross volunteers continue to help in the storm ravaged area.

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Show your true colors by donating at MTSU 'branch battle' blood drive Sept. 11
Show your true colors by donating at MTSU 'branch battle' blood drive Sept. 11

You can help community neighbors across Middle Tennessee and add some red to the white and blue of your favorite U.S. military branch this Tuesday, Sept. 11, by giving lifesaving support at MTSU's annual "Battle of the Branches" blood drive.

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Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE
Red Cross Has EMERGENCY BLOOD SHORTAGE

The local Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. They particularly need donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

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Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments
Monday Morning Blaze At Ashwood Cove Apartments

When firefighters arrived at the Ashwood Cove Apartment complex at 1606 North Tennessee Boulevard heavy smoke and flames were coming out of the roofline.

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"Battle of Badges" Blood Drive (Feb. 21-26, 2018)

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue and Murfreesboro Police Department are partnering with the American Red Cross for a friendly competition...a "Battle of the Badges" blood drive February 21 through February 26.

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Red Cross Heroes Breakfast
Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross breakfast honors Dr. Sidney McPhee on Wednesday morning, February 21st.

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Give hope and lift this Christmas. Give BLOOD!
Give hope and lift this Christmas. Give BLOOD!

The best gifts can't be bought in a store. Give the gift of life to the Red Cross this Christmas.

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MTSU grads urge community to donate blood, save lives Nov. 13-15 in 'Bleed Blue, Beat WKU' drive
MTSU grads urge community to donate blood, save lives Nov. 13-15 in 'Bleed Blue, Beat WKU' drive

Get a free MTSU Bleed Blue T-Shirt when you give blood. Another reason to give the gift of life... MTSU alumni Shane Blissard and Danielle Boyd-Garrett will answer that question in a flash: to save lives.

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BLOOD DRIVE: Bleed Blue Beat WKU
BLOOD DRIVE: Bleed Blue Beat WKU

The Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders face off against Western Kentucky's Hilltoppers for the seventh annual BLEED BLUE, BEAT WKU blood drive.

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Smyrna Apartment Fire on Thursday afternoon
Smyrna Apartment Fire on Thursday afternoon

A fire broke out in Smyrna on Thursday afternoon. The fire occurred at Chalet Apartments on Joyner Drive.

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All blood types needed now - Upcoming blood drives in Murfreesboro and Smyrna
All blood types needed now - Upcoming blood drives in Murfreesboro and Smyrna

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need.

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Hurricane Relief Donations being collected in Murfreesboro
Hurricane Relief Donations being collected in Murfreesboro

Dana Milby with Keller Williams Realty in Murfreesboro told WGNS they are doing a hurricane relief drive with the American Red Cross at The Grove located at 3250 Wilkinson Pike.

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Volunteer to install fire alarms in Murfreesboro homes
Volunteer to install fire alarms in Murfreesboro homes

Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans in Murfreesboro.

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Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out
Harvey's Horrific Flooding Pummels Houston; Locals Reach Out

The winds and rain from what was Hurricane Harvey continue to pummel southeastern Texas. Local agencies are deployed to assist victims.

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Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro
Volunteer on the Red Cross Disaster Team or Give the Gift of Life in Murfreesboro

The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

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Red Cross in Dire Need of Blood
Red Cross in Dire Need of Blood

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains...

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Fireworks rules and safety in Murfreesboro for the 4th of July
Fireworks rules and safety in Murfreesboro for the 4th of July

In the city limits of Murfreesboro, it is only permissible to use fireworks on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:00 pm.

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Give the Gift of Life in April
Give the Gift of Life in April

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients.

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Give the Gift of Life this month in Murfreesboro
Give the Gift of Life this month in Murfreesboro

Blood donor Timothy Sheely knows the need firsthand. His wife required 12 units of blood during emergency surgery following the birth of their son.

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Red Cross encourages adding 'give blood' to holiday checklist
Red Cross encourages adding 'give blood' to holiday checklist

As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter.

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Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus
Red Cross Disaster Relief Trailer Stolen from MTSU Campus

The trailer was taken from an MTSU parking lot this past September and police only know that the culprit drove away in a Dodge Truck.

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Murfreesboro Area Red Cross needs volunteers for Hurricane Matthew
Murfreesboro Area Red Cross needs volunteers for Hurricane Matthew

The American Red Cross Heart of Tennessee Chapter is recruiting volunteers from the general public who are willing deploy to assist with relief efforts in response to Hurricane Matthew...

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Murfreesboro Fire, Red Cross, and Experience Community Partner for Smoke Alarm Canvass
Murfreesboro Fire, Red Cross, and Experience Community Partner for Smoke Alarm Canvass

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department, local volunteers from the American Red Cross, and teens from the High School Summer Service Camp at Experience Community Church are partnering next week to provide and install free smoke alarms in Murfreesboro.

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Good Neighbor Blood Drive Next Tuesday (June 14th)
Good Neighbor Blood Drive Next Tuesday (June 14th)

It's your chance to give the "gift of life" next Tuesday. The third annual Good Neighbor Blood Drive is coming up next Tuesday (June 14th) at Patterson Park Community Center from 8am - 1pm.

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The Annual Red Cross Honoree is...
The Annual Red Cross Honoree is...

Executive Director of the Red Cross Mike Cowels told WGNS who the honoree will be at the annual event...

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Good Neighbor Blood Drive A Success
Good Neighbor Blood Drive A Success

The Good Neighbor Blood Drive, sponsored by NewsRadio WGNS was a big success.

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Can you give blood on Tuesday in Murfreesboro?
Can you give blood on Tuesday in Murfreesboro?

The annual Good Neighbor Blood Drive sponsored by WGNS will be held on Tuesday (6/230/15) at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro. Regina Conway with the Red Cross told us...

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Give the Gift of Life in Rutherford County
Give the Gift of Life in Rutherford County

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.

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Get a scholarship thanks to the Red Cross
Get a scholarship thanks to the Red Cross

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2015.

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Can you give the gift of LIFE?
Can you give the gift of LIFE?

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood.

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Fire in DeKalb County leaves a family homeless
Fire in DeKalb County leaves a family homeless

They were unable to save the structure and all the family's belongings were lost.

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Red Cross is extremely short on blood donations
Red Cross is extremely short on blood donations

Over the past 11 weeks, donations through the Red Cross were down approximately 8 percent, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations...

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Fireworks in Murfreesboro Friday - Will you watch them?
Fireworks in Murfreesboro Friday - Will you watch them?

This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, firing up the backyard grill or enjoying fireworks, and the American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

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Reasons to Give Blood Tuesday
Reasons to Give Blood Tuesday

It’s always a challenge to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients, but the summer months can be especially difficult. This year is no exception. That's why WGNS is teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Good Neighbor Blood Drive.

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Reasons to Give Blood TODAY 8AM to 2PM
Reasons to Give Blood TODAY 8AM to 2PM

It’s always a challenge to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients, but the summer months can be especially difficult. This year is no exception. That's why WGNS is teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Good Neighbor Blood Drive.

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Give The Gift of Life at the Good Neighbor Blood Drive July 1st
Give The Gift of Life at the Good Neighbor Blood Drive July 1st

Have you ever asked the question, “Who benefits when you donate blood at a blood drive?” Local residents like Bud Mitchell benefit from the blood you donate.

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St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Delivers New Signs To Red Cross
St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Delivers New Signs To Red Cross

St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital has placed new signage in the Red Cross' training room. It reflects the name change at the local hospital.

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Red Cross Luncheon Held on Wednesday an Awesome Success
Red Cross Luncheon Held on Wednesday an Awesome Success

The 2nd Annual Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross “Heroes Luncheon” was held on Wednesday. Honored at the luncheon this year was Andy Womack. 

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By The Numbers: What the Red Cross Did in Tennessee During the 2013 Year
By The Numbers: What the Red Cross Did in Tennessee During the 2013 Year
Tennessee Volunteer Region Red Cross Responds to 932 Disasters in 2013 -- Effort part of overall Red Cross response to 146 large disasters nationwide..
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FREE Life Saving Clinic with the Red Cross
FREE Life Saving Clinic with the Red Cross
The Tennessee Volunteer Region will be hosting an upcoming Save-A-Life Saturday event on Saturday, December 7th thanks to a generous $25,000 grant given by the First Tennessee Foundation. 
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Different Idea: “Muslims for Life” Blood Drive in Murfreesboro
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA is holding “Muslims for Life” blood drives nationwide and one of those blood drives will be in Murfreesboro, according to Saima Sheikh who is a Media Associate with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. 
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BREAKING NEWS: 8-Killed In East Tennessee Crash On I-40
Eight persons are reported dead at this time as a result of an afternoon crash of a church bus,18-wheeler and SUV.
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Are You Prepared for a Local Emergency? We Talked to the Red Cross About being Prepared...
Are You Prepared for a Local Emergency? We Talked to the Red Cross About being Prepared...
We asked Beth what items would come in handy in case Rutherford County was hit with a natural disaster…
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What Group Donates the Most Blood to the Red Cross in Rutherford County?

Patti Wright, donor recruitment representative with the American Red Cross tells us what group of people go above and beyond in donating the gift of life...

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FUN: Tickets Available for Red Cross MASH BASH NOW! This Saturday...
Tickets are still on sale for the 4th Annual Red Cross Mash Bash event which is being held at the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN on Saturday, May 18th from 6-10 p.m.
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UPDATE: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), a Leading Cause of Death that Strikes 300,000+ Annually
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), one of the leading causes of death in the United States, strikes over 300,000 victims each year, of which about five percent survive. Be prepared!

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FUN TIMES: Fundraiser for the Red Cross at the Jack Daniels Distillery
The event is a casual affair with country flair, where locals can come to kick-back and enjoy live music performed by Southern Moss, barbeque, beverages and a relaxed atmosphere while supporting a worthy cause.

 
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Local HOT Red Cross Even MORE Able to Serve!
The Heart of Tennessee (HOT) Chapter of the American Red Cross raised over $117-thousand with its Inaugural Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday (2/6/2013) at Murfreesboro's DoubleTree by Hilton.
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Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday
Red Cross and other Middle Tennessee Agencies to participate in Thursday "Earthquake" preparedness event
The Great Central U.S. Shakeout is a coordinated drill that will take place February 7 at 10:15 a.m. local time.
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