UPDATE: Murfreesboro Stepmother in Child Abuse Case Sentenced to 6-Years

May 10, 2022 at 11:09 am by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) The woman who was arrested after the 2016 death of her stepson was sentenced to prison on May 6, 2022. The sentencing was before the Honorable Judge Barry T.... Read More

Rutherford County Ranked at #4 out of 95 Counties for Child Well-Being in Tennessee

Mar 22, 2022 at 02:15 pm by WGNS

  The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth released their annual Child Well-Being report. The analysis shows Rutherford County is in the top percentile for positiv.... Read More

UPDATE: Man Sentenced 30-years for 2016 Sex-Trafficking of 12-year-old who was Rescued in Franklin, TN

Mar 07, 2022 at 02:10 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: A man who was arrested at a Franklin, Tennessee hotel with a 12-year-old girl he was reportedly trafficking for sex in 2016, has finally been sentenced. 42-Year-old Ta.... Read More

Rutherford County Teenager Remains Missing Since Last Tuesday (02/15/2022)

Feb 21, 2022 at 07:36 am by WGNS

A teen that was reported missing this past week is still missing.16-Year-old Cameron Chase Allen was last seen on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. The Rutherford County teenager wa.... Read More

Nearly half of Tennessee kids spend more than 2 hours per day on noneducational screen time

Feb 16, 2022 at 01:20 pm by WGNS

Nearly 50% of Tennessee parents said their children spend 2 hours or more on noneducational screen time each day, despite over two-thirds of parents reporting that they place.... 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

TN Right to Life Applauds 6th Circuit Ruling regarding different bans on abortion

Feb 03, 2022 at 08:59 am by WGNS

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Tennessee’s ban on abortions for reasons such as race, gender, or genetic abnormality. Tenn.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll of Tennessee parents: 40% of kids missed at least one week of school; 70% favor remote learning availability

Jan 26, 2022 at 04:34 pm by WGNS

STUDY: The latest analysis of the Vanderbilt Child Health Poll has found that nearly 40% of Tennessee parents said their children missed at least one week of school during the.... Read More

Vanderbilt Child Health Poll analysis explores COVID-19 prevention in Tennessee schools

Jan 19, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Most Tennessee parents polled late in 2021 by researchers with the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy say they send their children to school with masks, but they also h.... Read More

UPDATE: Haynes Drive Woman Pleads Guilty to Att. Aggravated Child Abuse Charge after 2016 Death of Stepson

Jan 10, 2022 at 02:16 pm by WGNS

    A woman who was arrested after the May 2016 death of her stepson, appeared before Rutherford County Circuit Court Judge Barry Tidwell on Monday (Jan. 10, 2022).... Read More

The Child Advocacy Center joins WGNS on the airwaves to talk about the signs to lookout for when it comes to child abuse

Dec 27, 2021 at 11:05 am by Producer

Carrie Norvell and Katie Enzor were in the WGNS Studio on Monday from the Child Advocacy Center to talk about the signs to lookout for - when it comes to child abuse and child.... Read More

Child Safety Seat Inspection Saturday at Law Offices of John Day

Dec 16, 2021 at 05:36 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Whether you're a parent or grandparent, installing a child's safety seat in your car can become a challenge. This Saturday morning between 10:00 and 11:00.... Read More

Tennessee data show families with children need expanded support

Dec 14, 2021 at 09:43 am by WGNS

Tennessee’s children and their caregivers have struggled through the last two years but expanded supports make recovery possible, according to The State of the Chil.... Read More

Pastor on Trial for Rape Thursday Found Dead in Murfreesboro Parking Garage as Jury was Deliberating

Dec 02, 2021 at 04:39 pm by WGNS

UPDATED: A Florida pastor who was accused of raping two young girls while visiting Murfreesboro in 2014 went before the Rutherford County Courts on Thursday (12/02/2021) for t.... Read More

DCS Boosts the Number of Children Adopted from State Care

Nov 11, 2021 at 01:43 pm by WGNS

The Department of Children’s Services today announced that for the fourth consecutive federal fiscal year, the number of Tennessee children in foster care reaching perma.... Read More

UPDATE: Mother Charged after her Running Car was Stolen and her Child Abducted

Oct 20, 2021 at 05:22 pm by WGNS

WGNS has an update to a story out of Davidson County that led authorities to issue a statewide Amber Alert on Tuesday (10/19/21).According to authorities, a 22-year-old woma.... Read More

UPDATE: Florida Pastor Facing Rape Charges in Murfreesboro BACK Behind Bars

Sep 09, 2021 at 11:46 am by WGNS

The pastor from Florida who is facing multiple rape charges in Murfreesboro was re-arrested, as he awaits an upcoming trial. David Alan Rowan was taken into custody and booked.... Read More

78-Year-Old Lebanon, TN Man Pleads Guilty in 40+ Year Old Rape Case

Aug 19, 2021 at 05:51 pm by WGNS

(UPDATE: LEBANON, TN) We have a powerful update to a story about a rape that happened more than 40-years ago in nearby Wilson County. WGNS brought you the first details of t.... Read More

Former Teacher Arrested in Nearby Sumner County, TN

Aug 12, 2021 at 04:09 pm by WGNS

A former Sumner County teacher is in trouble with the long arm of the law. With more, here is WGNS' Ron Jordan... 42-Year-old Carrie Elizabeth Norman was taken to the S.... Read More

UPDATE: Child that was "Missing and Endangered" was located by K9 "Fred"

Jul 23, 2021 at 01:58 pm by WGNS

This past May, a 6-year-old child was reported as missing and endangered.That was Rutherford County K9 Deputy Richard Tidwell who headed to DeKalb County on his day off, to.... Read More