Denied Appeal Follows Rutherford County Jury Conviction in Cocaine Case

Dec 05, 2023 at 08:26 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TENN - In a recent development, Murfreesboro resident Webster Malone who was convicted by a Rutherford County jury on two counts of selling less than 0.5 grams.... Read More

Appeal Denied for Man Seeking Re-Sentencing in Rutherford County Under "Drug-Free Zone Act" Amendments

Dec 01, 2023 at 10:00 am by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - In a recent legal development, the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee addressed an appeal filed by 36-year-old Stephen Novatne, who had previousl.... Read More

Almost 375 Pounds of Drugs Collected During Drug Take Back day

Nov 01, 2023 at 05:26 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY,  TN - Almost 375 pounds of opioids, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications were collected Friday and Saturday during the fall Drug Take Ba.... Read More

Drug Take Back Events in Rutherford County this Month

Oct 20, 2023 at 10:00 am by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - Drug Take Back events are taking place later this month in Murfreesboro and Smyrna. Middle Point Landfill General Manager *Mike Classen told WG.... Read More

Over 15-Pounds of Methamphetamine Seized, Suspect Flees Area During Trial

Oct 09, 2023 at 09:52 am by WGNS News

  RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENN – A man who was pulled over with a little more than 15-pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine has been convicted in a Rutherford County Sherif.... Read More

Caitlyn Miller Charged With DUI and Drugs in School Zone

Aug 27, 2023 at 05:27 pm by WGNS

(CHRISTIANA, TN) A Rutherford County woman who crashed in the Christiana Elementary and Christiana Middle Schools’ zone Thursday (8/24/2023) was charged with DUI an.... Read More

In the Nashville Metro Area, Over 50% of DUI Arrests Involve 20 to 34-Year-Old's

Aug 03, 2023 at 03:47 pm by WGNS News

In the Nashville Metro Statistical Area, which includes Rutherford County, the age range of DUI offenders may surprise you. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety a.... Read More

Routine Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Drug Possession and DUI

May 23, 2023 at 10:12 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN – An Officer with the Murfreesboro Police Department made a routine traffic stop that lead to the arrest of a man for drug possession and driving under.... Read More

Several Children at Christiana Middle School Transported to Hospital after Ingesting Alleged Magic Mushroom Candy

May 20, 2023 at 06:46 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - A student is accused of bringing chocolate candy to school that allegedly contained what drug users call Magic Mushrooms... WGNS is not releasing the n.... Read More

Drug Take Back Day is on April 21st and April 22nd in Rutherford County

Apr 19, 2023 at 10:34 pm by WGNS News

  Murfreesboro, TN - Friday - The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for National Drug Take Back Day, so now's the time to clean out your medicine cab.... Read More

Offensive Musical Lyrics About Death, Sex, Drugsā€¦Is Anyone Listening? Commentary by Dr. Burriss with MTSU

Mar 18, 2023 at 02:20 pm by WGNS News

In music, we often hear things that bother us in some way or another. But, does anyone truly pay attention to song lyrics? With today media commentary, here is MTSU Professor.... Read More

Rutherford County Committee Prepares to Distribute Opioid Settlement Funds

Feb 24, 2023 at 05:55 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County - TN - The Rutherford Opioid Board (ROB) is ready to distribute funds to local Community Partners including nonprofit charitable organizations, any chamber o.... Read More

Prayers from a Father and a Son who Achieves Sobriety

Feb 24, 2023 at 05:28 pm by WGNS News

Rutherford County, TN - Parent Joe Kincaid vividly remembers crying and praying for his son, Sam, who used drugs and dealt illegal drugs to support his habit in December 2018..... Read More

TBI: Multi-Agency Drug Investigation Ends with Over 1-Dozen Arrests

Jan 20, 2023 at 08:30 am by WGNS News

A multi-agency investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and agents with the 23rd Judicial District D.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputies Earn TN Highway Safety Awards

Dec 13, 2022 at 06:53 pm by WGNS Radio News

(Rutherford County, TN) Five Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies enforcing traffic safety laws earned awards Tuesday from the Tennessee Highway Safety Off.... Read More

419 Pounds of Prescriptions and Medications Discarded During Local Drug Take Back Day

Nov 01, 2022 at 09:58 pm by WGNS Radio News

Area residents disposed of 419 pounds of prescriptions and medicines during the annual DEA National Drug Take Back Day last weekend. About 332 pounds of the drugs were colle.... Read More

Drug Take Back Day is This Saturday

Oct 25, 2022 at 01:36 pm by WGNS News

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) Sheriff’s deputies are teaming up with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and community groups to dispose of unused and expired presc.... Read More

Police arrest three people on auto burglary, weapon, and drug charges

Oct 13, 2022 at 01:13 pm by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department officers arrest three men who were reportedly breaking into cars in the Rocky Lane area Sunday, Oct. 9. Two of the m.... Read More
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Speaker Cameron Sexton Speaks at 16th Judicial District Recovery Court Graduation

Sep 19, 2022 at 09:25 pm by WGNS News

On Friday, September 16, 2022, the Recovery Court for Rutherford and Cannon Counties held a graduation at the Judicial Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. C.... Read More

State Rep. Bryan Terry and State Rep. Mike Sparks raise awareness during National Recovery Month

Sep 07, 2022 at 11:06 am by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - State Rep. Bryan Terry, MD, R-Murfreesboro, and State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, seek to raise awareness of addiction, mental health and treatmen.... Read More