Tennessee county profiles provide benchmark for child well-being in pandemic recovery

Jan 12, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has released its County Profiles of Child Well-Being in Tennessee. At 8th, Rutherford County ranks among the top Tennessee.... Read More

UPDATE: Subject Found Guilty for the Rape of a Child in Murfreesboro

Dec 14, 2020 at 11:22 am by WGNS

UPDATE: 27-Year-old Allan Ashley of Murfreesboro was found guilty for the rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery. Ashely, who last lived at Alder Terrace Apartments on.... Read More

Subject in Murfreesboro Child Rape Case Could Receive Prison Sentence of 288-Years

Dec 14, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

A Jackson, Tennessee man who was already listed as being a sex offender for a crime that took place in 1999 is now looking at spending the remainder of his life behind bars. &.... Read More

Special Victim Unit Crimes, Arrests and Court Cases

Dec 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm by WGNS

In special victims crimes, a suspect named David Rowland will face rape charges in 2021, as explained by Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones... Christopher.... Read More

Rutherford Co. Suspect accused of possessing 100 or more Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Images

Dec 08, 2020 at 12:12 pm by WGNS

A suspect by the name of Chad David Braley has been arrested in Rutherford County for crimes that targeted children.According to court documents, Braley is accused of possessi.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape of a Child under the age of 13

Dec 08, 2020 at 11:24 am by WGNS

WGNS has an update on a news story involving a man charged with raping a child that was under the age of 13.27-Year-old Allan Ashley, who last lived at Alder Terrace Apartment.... Read More

Child Abandonment and Neglect in Rutherford County are Real Issues

Dec 01, 2020 at 11:06 am by WGNS

Abandonment and neglect are forms of child abuse, but the lack of reporting such issues are also a problem. Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport pleade.... Read More

Suspect Pleads Guilty in Murfreesboro Sexual Battery Case - Victim Alleged to be 10-Years of Age

Dec 01, 2020 at 09:44 am by WGNS

A subject by the name of Ovi Lee Perez has been convicted in a Murfreesboro rape case. The case recently went before the Rutherford County Circuit Court under the Honorable Da.... Read More

Man Convicted on 9 Counts of Rape of a Child in Rutherford County Appeals

Dec 01, 2020 at 06:15 am by WGNS

A man convicted of raping a child in Rutherford County has petitioned the courts for post-conviction relief.Christopher N. Hernandez challenged the courts suggesting that he n.... Read More

Subject Facing 26 Sexual Abuse Related Charges Against a Minor in Rutherford County

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:02 am by WGNS

WGNS NEWS - A five-day trial has been scheduled in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom for a man by the name of Juan Florentino.The 58-year old suspect is facing a long list.... Read More

Father Charged with Vehicular Homicide and Felony Child Abuse for Crash that Killed His 4-Month-Old Son

Nov 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Malcolm Hensley, 21, is now jailed on charges of vehicular homicide and felony aggravated child abuse in connection with this morning’s single-car crash on Bell Road nea.... Read More

Man Jailed On 4-Decade Old Child Abuse Charge

Nov 15, 2020 at 03:20 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: (LEBANON, TN)  In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arre.... Read More

Missing 6-Year-Old in Murfreesboro Reported Missing - FOUND SAFE about an Hour Later

Nov 13, 2020 at 06:00 am by WGNS

A “Be On the Lookout (BOLO)” was issued Thursday evening for a MISSING JUVENILE in Murfreesboro, but later cancelled.Evidently, a 6-year-old boy was reported as mi.... Read More

West Tennessee registered sex offender found guilty of raping young Murfreesboro girl

Oct 23, 2020 at 05:14 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Jackson man, already on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted by a Rutherford County jury for raping a.... Read More

Child Health Month this October

Oct 23, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Health invites all Tennesseans to celebrate Child Health Month this October! This annual event focuses on positively impacting the lives of childre.... Read More

Convicted Rutherford County Sex Offender Denied Post Conviction Relief

Oct 14, 2020 at 07:42 am by WGNS

A 2018 guilty plea filed in a Rutherford County Courtroom went before the Criminal Court of Appeals court in Nashville. Kyle Richard Freemon, who plead guilty to sexual batter.... Read More

This Week is Child Passenger Safety Week

Sep 23, 2020 at 09:00 am by WGNS

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13 in America. The Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) strives to reduce serious injuries and fata.... Read More

Conference in Murfreesboro to help those who have lost a loved one

Sep 21, 2020 at 01:24 pm by WGNS

REMINDER: A free grief conference will take place in Murfreesboro on September 25th and 26th at Calvary Baptist Church. The event is open to anyone who has lost a loved one&he.... Read More

UPDATE: No Charges in "Misunderstanding" of Reported Attempted Abduction of 2 Year Old

Aug 17, 2020 at 10:21 am by WGNS

UPDATE: Nashville Metro Police now say it was all a misunderstanding, in referring to a situation where at first authorities thought more was going on when a man allegedly app.... Read More

Child killed in LaVergne Accident on Sunday

Aug 10, 2020 at 07:49 am by WGNS

In La Vergne,  a child was killed in an auto accident on Sunday just before noon. Reports indicate the child was one year old. La Vergne Police indicate that an uncle ra.... Read More