TBI Arrests 49-Year Old for Internet Crimes Against Children

Apr 28, 2024 at 10:26 am by WGNS

Paris, TN - Special agents assigned to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force have arrested and charged a 49-yea.... Read More

Child Sex Abuse Cases in Rutherford County Increases Exponentially

Apr 23, 2024 at 09:51 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - As the population of Rutherford County continues to grow, the number of criminal cases is also increasing. One particularly disturbing trend is the r.... Read More

Largest Class To Date Graduates From 16th Judicial District Recovery Court

Dec 01, 2023 at 05:01 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - A packed courtroom witnessed nine graduates this week of the arduous 18-month Recovery Court program which assists individuals with intervention, treat.... Read More

Evangelist / Guest Pastor at a Variety of Churches Arrested on Multiple Rape of a Child Charges in Murfreesboro

Sep 20, 2023 at 02:02 am by WGNS News

  MURFREESBORO, TN - An evangelist who calls the Blackman area home is facing a slew of charges that revolve around the rape of a child. Benjamin Garlick was taken into.... Read More

Parents Convicted of Aggravated Child Abuse in Rutherford County Case Whitnee Peters

Jul 19, 2023 at 11:48 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn – Parents of an infant who suffered severe burns on Christmas Eve 2021 entered pleas to aggravated child abuse, neglect and endangerment last mon.... Read More

6 Hometown Heroes Presented Awards 8th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children!

May 02, 2023 at 08:56 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO — District Attorney General Jennings Jones and Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon DeBoer presented the 2023 Hometown Heroes Awards at the.... Read More

New Online Resource Connects Tennesseans In Substance-Use Crisis To local Treatment Services

Mar 07, 2023 at 06:00 am by WGNS News

A new substance abuse treatment locator website from the Tennessee Department of Health is available today at FindHelpNowTN.org. This site links individuals directly to care a.... Read More

Tennesseans Encouraged to Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

Jun 15, 2022 at 04:29 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) and Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) are recognizing June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) by.... Read More

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program Protects Victims of Sexual Assault

Apr 01, 2022 at 07:14 am by WGNS

At the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of State Tre Hargett encourages anyone who has experienced sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking or domesti.... Read More

Hometown Heroes Walk for Children in Murfreesboro

Feb 17, 2022 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO – “Lace up your favorite walking shoes and join us for the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” announced Child Advocac.... Read More

Fewer Reports of Child Abuse During Peak of COVID Pandemic, but Reports are Now Increasing

Feb 08, 2022 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Dealing with mental illness is tough, especially when it hits close to home and involves a loved one. It becomes even harder to navigate when you watch your child struggle wit.... Read More

MTSU's Center for Health and Human Services, DrugFree Wilco facilitate police education on opioid use disorder

Jan 27, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with DrugFree Wilco, is helping train more than.... Read More

A Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition - The Turkey Tee-Off

Nov 09, 2021 at 08:35 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, TN – "The golfers that played in the Turkey Tee Off said this is one of their favorite Thanksgiving traditions,” said Child Advocacy Center Deve.... Read More

The Lights are on for Light Up the Night!

Aug 30, 2021 at 01:55 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) – “Light Up the Night is an outdoor event at the beautiful Oaklands Mansion,” said Child Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Kat.... Read More

Carrie Norvell Joins the Child Advocacy Center Team

Jun 15, 2021 at 09:10 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro — The Child Advocacy Center is excited to announce a new addition to its staff. Carrie Norvell has joined the CAC as the new Community Education Coordi.... Read More

SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Man Charged with Rape, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and More in Rutherford County

May 10, 2021 at 07:48 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Fifty-three charges of sexual crimes involving girls between the ages of 11 and 14 were filed against a Murfreesboro man this past Friday (5/7/2021)..... Read More

Child Abuse Cases Increase as COVID Dies Down in Rutherford County

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:49 pm by WGNS

Now that most children are back in school, Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport said that there has been an increase in child sexual abuse reports....D.... Read More

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Apr 05, 2021 at 07:24 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro - “Experts estimate that 1 out of 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education.... Read More

Promoter of Laser Tag League in Nashville Arrested on Sex Crimes Indictment

Mar 24, 2021 at 02:30 pm by WGNS

Detectives in Nashville this week arrested the promoter of a laser tag league on a grand jury indictment charging him with displaying sex acts to a minor and inducing a m.... Read More

Little Black Dress Initiative to focus on the Child Advocacy Center and Educating Community about the Prevalence of Child Abuse

Mar 24, 2021 at 10:56 am by WGNS

Every year, the Junior League of Murfreesboro highlights a different issue that impacts the community through their Little Black Dress Initiative, which is a week-long campaig.... Read More